Best December Adventures in Oregon

Best December Adventures in Oregon

In Article, Sober Living by Tree House Recovery

One of the best things about Oregon is the nature scene. No matter where you look, it seems like just about everywhere here provides some pretty cool opportunities for adventure.

As men in recovery, it’s vital that we stay engaged and active in our lives. Busying ourselves with interesting and stimulating activities is a great way to keep our minds occupied, to collaborate with others, and even to make new friends.

Even though it can get a little cold here in December, there’s no better way to take advantage of all the Beaver State has to offer than by throwing on an extra-warm coat and turning to the outdoors.

If you’re looking for an unusually cool way to see one of the region’s most renowned mountains, try a sleigh ride around iconic Mt. Bachelor. Hop on a sled pulled by a team of Siberian Huskies and enjoy an hour long ride through the lush forests surrounding the mountain. With your expert guide at your side, you’ll experience the rush of sledding like you probably never have before.

If you’d prefer to stay on your own two feet this winter, try getting in some exercise by jogging through the largest urban forest in the country– Portland’s very own Forest Park. With 5100 acres of beautiful nature to see, there’s always a jogging or hiking team somewhere nearby to run with, and finishing the special 6-mile run through a particular trail rewards you with stunning panoramic views of our skyline. You can’t go wrong when you combine nature and exercise.

Finally, don’t forget to hit the slopes of Mt. Bailey this winter. For skiing enthusiasts, Mt. Bailey’s 8,630-foot tall peak offers some of the best tracks in the state, and with experienced guides to pick out the best slopes and areas based on weather and your level of experience, you can’t go wrong. If you’re looking to make it a weekend affair, grab the family and book a room (or a cabin) at the Diamond Lake Resort, where you can get as rustic as you wish for just a hundred dollars or so at night. Even if you’re not into skiing, Mt. Bailey is an experience like no other, and you’ll be glad you went.

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