Mount Vernon

If you like long scenic drives or bike rides, it’s likely you’ll find yourself in Eastern Oregon, and if you’re lucky, Mount Vernon.

This small community sits on the banks of the John Day River and is a stone’s throw from the famous John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. There is plenty to see and do in the area, with easy access to miles of backcountry trails and viewpoints. And, bonus, there’s also a local winery.