This isn’t your ordinary small town.

Brownsville is a pioneer community with big attractions — from the famous “Stand by Me” movie trail and the Willamette Country Music Festival to old-fashioned storefronts and parades. It’s home to the Linn County Museum, which tells the story of the Calapooia tribe and early settlers, and the Living Rock Museum, a building made with local agates, crystals and quartz. You might find yourself busy here. And you might make some new friends along the way.

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Where should we stop along the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway in October?

The Willamette Valley Scenic bikeway is beautiful and October would be a great time of year to ride it. Here are my thoughts on each of your questions. Quaint B&Bs Salem Century House of Salem is a historic home that’s just half a mile from the bikeway route and very bike-friendly. Albany Edelweiss Manor is another…

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