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Recreation

Hitting the links, fishing, playing in one of the several city parks, 10 waterfalls perfect for hiking and trails galore to bike are just some of the great outdoor recreation you will find in and around Silverton.

Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

Campgrounds in the area have trails available for bikes, horses and ATV's - Camp Dakota, Silver Falls State Park.

Fishing

Silverton Reservoir -  One mile south of town on South Water Street. Stocked several times a summer with trout. Fishing license required for 16 and older. Limited picnicking facility, boat dock, ramp, electric motors only. 503-873-5321

Golf

Evergreen Golf Course - Regulation length nine-hole, public par 36 course, one mile west of Mt. Angel with tree-lined fairways and views of Mt. Hood. Offers group and individual lessons, full-service pro shop with senior citizens discounts; restaurant and bar. 503-845-9911

Swimming

Silverton City Pool - Changing room, showers, snack bar, diving boards and slides, and lessons. Open year-round. 503-873-0205

City Parks

A number of city parks offer amenities for picnicking, playgrounds and pet friendly days out.

Dining

Our restaurants offer something for everyone's taste. Mexican, Italian, Thai, North West Cuisine and American are just a few of the specialties you'll find. From family fare to fine dining. Silverton has your hunger covered.

Lodging

Whether you are looking to stay in an intimate bed & breakfast, a quaint inn, fully appointed campgrounds, RV park or boutique resort, Silverton and its surrounding areas can accommodate each visitor's needs with a great range of lodging options. No matter the season, you'll find endless reasons to stay in Silverton.

Shopping

Looking to find a true treasure, you'll find it at one of Silverton's unique and eclectic shops. Boutique stores offer everything from fine antiques to the funky must haves. Woodburn Co store with more than 85 stores, is the largest outlet center in the Pacific Northwest. Big name brands, skylight-covered walkways, and beautiful Northwest architecture and landscaping make this a unique and fun shopping experience year round. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Silverton, makes it the perfect day trip.

Park Bench in front of pond
Shop Front

Attractions

Oregon Garden

Conceived as an idea by the Oregon Association of Nurserymen in the 1940s, The Oregon Garden has evolved into a world-class public display and botanical garden. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in 1997 and the Garden's grand opening season in 2001 welcomed 250,000 visitors. In March 2002 the Garden dedicated the Gordon House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house open to the public in the Pacific Northwest, available for tours on the Garden grounds. Concerts are held in the outdoor Teufel Amphitheater in the summer and the J. Frank Schmidt Pavilion hosts a variety of the events during the winter. For hours and the latest information visit www.oregongarden.org or call 503-874-8100

Oregon Gardens
Silver Falls State Park

Boasting ten waterfalls and an array of sights as varied as the seasons, Silver Falls State Park is truly the crown jewel of Oregon State Parks. Over seven miles of canyon trails wind past ten ( or more, in season) spectacular waterfalls; multiple loops and access points allow hikers to decide on short or longer hikes of varying challenge. An additional 25 miles of multi-use trails allow hikers, cyclists, and equestrians to explore the rest of the park's extensive wilderness. Silver Falls State Park has rental cabins, overnight camping, picnic shelters, and hand-crafted structures including a lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's. The lodge and other buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Silver Falls
Gordon House

The Gordon house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, widely heralded as the greatest architect of the 20th century. It is the only Wright-designed building in Oregon and the only one in the Pacific Northwest that is open to the public. 503-874-6006

gordon house
Wine Country

10 local wineries make up the East Valley Wine Group with special vintages and events. For more information log on to: www.eastvalleywine.com

Gallon House Bridge

Oregon's oldest covered bridge. It was named for the days when liquor was sold by gallon or quart in a nearby house. It was rebuilt in 1990. The bridge is just northwest of Silverton.

DIRECTIONS

  • Take highway 214 north about a half mile to Hobart Road
  • Turn to the west and after one mile turn right on Gallon House Road
  • It's about half a mile down the road
Gallon House bridge
Mt. Angel Abbey

Mt. Angel Abbey, set high above Mt. Angel on a 300 ft bluff, is a century old Benedictine monastic community built in 1883 by Swiss Benedictine monks. Walk the stations of cross, tour the lovely chapel and lobby gallery, or visit the rare book room. The beautiful library, designed by Alvar Aalto, stores a priceless collection of illuminated manuscripts, and features a display of rare, hand-printed books. 503-845-3045

Woodburn Company Stores

With more than 85 stores, Woodburn Company Stores are the largest outlet center is the largest outlet center in the Pacific Northwest. Big name brands, skylight-covered walkways, and beautiful Northwest architecture and landscaping makes this a unique and fun shopping experience year round. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Silverton, makes it the perfect day trip.

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