Meet Grant McOmie. Grant lived in Oregon for a long time before he realized he hadn’t seen enough of it. So he asked his fellow Oregonians for recommendations on where to go and what to see. He liked where he went and what he saw so much he decided to share what he found. We liked how he shared what he saw, so we asked him if we could share what he found here.
Grant’s Latest Getaway Caring for Oregon’s Wildlife
It’s a good bet that you have walked a stretch of beach along Oregon’s gorgeous, nearly-400 mile-long coastline where chances are also good that you’ve crossed paths with wildlife that soar overhead or wing past you in a dizzying blur. From…
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I am a big believer that back-road adventures the ones that let you get a sneak peek at nature are the very best! I am particularly pleased when I have the chance to blend a bit of romance with my travels the sort of romance that many…
If you know where to look, there are some chapters of Oregon history that come to life in the great outdoors. In Tillamook County, you can discover much about Native American heritage along a trail built by a community that holds on to their history…
Just because the calendar has moved to winter doesn’t mean you have to give up outdoor adventure that pays off with supper from the sea! In fact, when the minus low tides shift to night time hours, I simply adjust my tactics and techniques with…
Oregon’s back roads are the best! They can lead you down trails to secret hideaways, like the one that is less than two hours from Portland: the Deschutes River Back Country Byway. It may feel a million miles away, but it’s where the action is…
It may feel like winter, but there’s no need to put the trout rod, reel and gear on the shelf because Oregon is home to trout fishing adventures 365 days of the year. Angling opportunities abound in lakes and ponds and rivers where the fishing can…
About Grant McOmie
Grant McOmie is a Pacific Northwest broadcast journalist, teacher and author who writes and produces stories and special programs about the people, places, outdoor activities and environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest. A fifth generation Oregon native, Grant’s roots run deepest in the central Oregon region near Prineville and Redmond where his family continues to live.
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Dig for fossils in the John Day Basin, fight a steelhead on the Deschutes River, or test your lava-tube spelunking skills at the Newberry Volcanic National Monument. These family friendly activities include hints on the best time of year to go and what to know before you head out.