The town of Union was settled by orchardists who planted the first pear and apple trees here in the foothills of the Blue Mountains in the 1860s. Explore the charming downtown, a collection of Victorian homes and brick buildings that make up Union’s National Historic District. Nearby Catherine Creek State Park is just one entry point into the grand Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, with camping, hiking and fishing opportunities in a tranquil setting alongside Catherine Creek.
Union is located in Eastern Oregon, where miles of scenic byways, alpine wilderness, working cattle ranches and basalt canyons are still the place for explorers to make their mark.
This area includes the nearby subregion: The Wallowas.
an Oregon StoryRoad Trip: Union, Wallowa and Lostine
The Wallowa Mountains stand guard over the northeast corner of the state like sentinels to this rugged and beautiful country. Many travelers know this area as the gateway to Hells Canyon, Wallowa Lake and the bronze-capital town of Joseph. But there…Continue reading this story…