With their cattle drives down Main Street, the Timber Truckers Light Parade, and border collies and horse trailers, the small community of John Day wears its heart and heritage on its sleeve. Dramatic scenery, the beautiful, meandering John Day River and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument all testify to the area’s remarkable and often violent geologic past. Outdoor recreation is a huge draw for visitors, though historic sites are also popular. The Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum offers a fascinating look at the lives of Chinese residents here during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Oregon Rolls Out Five New Scenic Bikeways
Roadies rejoice! In September, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announcedfive new scenic bikeways. The 132-mileWillamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, which was the first in the state (and in the nation, no less) is now joined by five more:…
Riding the Old West Scenic Bikeway
There’s a little-known secret about cycling in Oregon: Some of the best riding in the state isn’t in Portland or even along the Pacific Coast. You have to cross the Cascade Mountains and head into the open country of Eastern Oregon, where cows…
Eastern Oregon Adventure Part #1: Blue Mountain Hideaway
One of Oregon’s biggest kept outdoor secrets is the Blue Mountains. Located in Central Eastern Oregon, the “Blues,” as locals affectionately refer to them, are not spectacular snow-capped mountains, but instead are much less…
Where is John Day, Oregon
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