Road Trip: Lebanon

Oregon Trail pioneers who first arrived in Lebanon were drawn to the fertile farmlands here between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range. The historic Santiam Wagon Road operated from the 1860s until the 1930s — a historically important freight route between the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon. Now a town of nearly 16,000 people, this…

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Year-round, Lebanon attracts visitors with its small-town charm and access to the wooded Willamette National Forest and the scenic Santiam River, which flows right through town.

Get outdoors and ski, raft, canoe, fish or hunt. Pack your clubs for year-round golfing at Mallard Creek, a championship golf course. Lebanon is perhaps best known for its 100-year-old annual Strawberry Festival, home to the world’s largest strawberry shortcake.

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What is there to see and do in the city of Lebanon?

Lebanon is a great little town that has undergone some big changes in the last decade; it’s gone from being mostly dependent on the timber industry to being the home of a small medical school and regional health care facilities — the growth due to this new development has brought some great amenities to the town….

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