Nestled in the scenic foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range, Banks offers small-town charm that’s a mere 30-plus miles from the bustling city of Portland. Visitors can choose from any number of cultural and recreational opportunities—playing golf, shopping at quaint antique stores, sampling award-winning wines at nearby vineyards, or celebrating the wonders of Mother Nature on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a rails-to-trails project that is open to hikers, bicyclists, walkers and equestrians.
a Grant’s GetawayRolling Through History: Banks-Vernonia State Trail
I’m a big believer in exploring Oregon’s back roads and learning something new about my home state at the same time. There are many ways to explore Oregon’s back roads and byways and a growing favorite way to see the sights and hear the sounds…Continue reading this story…