Gates is a great little town. It’s got that off-the-beaten track, locals-only, undiscovered territory kind of charm. And since it’s so hush-hush, we currently don’t have any stories or activities for this little gem. We can tell you about towns nearby, but as for Gates, we’re counting on you to go exploring and report back.

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Nearby Detroit

The Willamette Valley town of Detroit offers myriad ways for immersion in watery fun. Detroit Lake State Recreation Area offers boating, fishing, swimming, camping and hiking. North Santiam River provides white-knuckle white-water kayaking, while…

Nearby Molalla

Long known for its Buckeroo Rodeo Grounds, Molalla also boasts a wealth of family attractions, including tours at Rosse Posse Acres Elk Farm. Meet the animals and sample farm life for yourself. Ride the rails at the train park, watch parachutes…

Nearby Silverton

Fifteen miles from Salem along Hwy. 213, Silverton is Oregon's "Garden City." Stroll through The Oregon Garden, still growing at 80-plus acres. Then head to Silver Falls State Park, which has several miles of trails where you can see up to 10…

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