Comfort Inn & Suites
1775 Freeway Ct NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 588-0515
Fax: (503) 588-1426
Nestled to the south of Salem, Bush's Pasture Park offers a relaxing oasis from hectic urban life. Spread across 90.5 acres (36.62 hectares), this pasture functions as a botanical garden and a recreational park. The park is home to the Bush House Museum, that was once the abode of Asahel Bush, founder of a newspaper and a bank. The park features a rose bed, tulip garden and perennial flowering plants. Horse race tracks, jogging and hiking trails, bike paths, play areas and picnic tables make this park an ideal place to spend the day with family or friends.
Woodburn Dragstrip as it's name suggests is a quarter mile strip of road that was mainly used for drag races. With a great honor at a very early stage as the Business of the Year in 1989, the track was one of the first to receive this honor. Conducting several legal races on most of the weekends from March to October and on Fridays from May to September, this place attracts several visitors to watch the races and also to participate in them.
Silver Falls State Park is the largest of its kind in Oregon. Ideal for hiking trails and camping, this site is open throughout the year. The location has an abundance of scenic beauty and a great scope for photography. The place is spectacularly adorned with waterfalls. There are fishing options and other recreational activities also available in the park. A visit to the park will be thoroughly entertaining for every nature lover.
Fly over beautiful vineyards and luscious hillsides of the Tualatin River Valley. Your crew handles the balloon expertly and tells tales of ballooning and local history Gift certificates and packages are available. Vista Balloon Adventures is dedicated to customizing your experience, so go ahead and discuss your dreams with them. A tour includes brunch after the voyage. The flight is about an hour long, but the whole affair lasts about three and a half hours. The company offers a full refund if the experience doesn't meet your expectations.
This fun farm is only 25 minutes out of town and covers 75 acres. Kids of all ages can get a close view of chickens, rabbits, turkeys and goats. You can also pick flowers and vegetables when they are in season. An added bonus: Tillamook Ice Cream serves up frozen scoops. The Halloween Pumpkin Fest happens every weekend in October. Bring your flashlight for the nighttime hay and corn mazes or the haunted trail.
Learn more about precious forests at this center owned and run by the World Forestry Center. Located about a half-hour out of the city on wooded Parrett Mountain, the farm offers many forest-related activities. Hike on any of three trails (including a wheelchair-accessible paved path), view demonstrations of woodland management, or climb the 60-foot fire tower. A great place to picnic, the facility also rents cabins and hosts a camp for kids.