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 Breitenbush Hot Springs adds a tranquil soaking option. Even the local bike route has a watery theme: Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway, a breathtaking, 70-mile route past rivers, waterfalls and lakes. Take the plunge in Detroit.