From the very first moment I visited Oregon and drove by a few of its national forests, colorful hills and pristine lakes during my cross-country travels, this was one of the places I wanted to explore and experience more of, and all because of its natural beauty. Oregon is a great state for exploration and road tripping, remarkable for its nature’s wilderness beauty, with its million’s of acres of Pacific coastline, natural forests, pristine lakes, amazingly gorgeous nature and also Natural Wonders of Oregon.
Travel Oregon does a really great job at promoting its gorgeous and remarkable points of interest and natural wonders. Thanks to their amazing campaign Wonders of Oregon, I already had an approximate idea, and only had to decide what places exactly I wanted to explore and experience during my travels in Oregon.
Exploring Oregon’s Natural Wonders
Oregon has millions of acres of Pacific coastline, national forests, pristine lakes, amazingly gorgeous nature and also Natural Wonders of Oregon. From gorgeous Coastline with miles of secluded beaches, sand dunes and graceful lighthouses, Columbia River Gorge with its corridor of cascading waterfalls, alpine peaks of the Wallowas, volcanic beauty and cliffs of the Smith Rock, grandeur and majesty of glaciers and lakes at Mt.Hood, to Painted Hills with their bright and natural colors of the Earth. And then there is Crater Lake, the deepest lake in North America and one of the deepest in the Earth, with a mysterious and serene beauty like no other.
If you follow me on Instagram (@Globetrotting_Girl), travel and experience the world and places with me, you will know how amazed and in love I was with Oregon’s coastline and its nature. So here is a brief photo story from my exploration of Oregon’s coastline and a few of its natural wonders.
You might have never heard of Astoria, but just as St.Agustine in Florida, this is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies and important for its central role in the course of American expansion
Astoria Column is the testament and celebration of victories of the Pacific coast history and expansion
This is where Columbia River unites with Pacific Ocean, and a great place to start Oregon coastline exploration
Highway 101 goes along Pacific coast and has amazing coastline scenery
Oregon coast is so gorgeously diverse: from historic and resort towns, elegant lighthouses, state parks, sand dunes, lakes and undeniably beautiful nature
Manzanita coastline, Highway 101
One of many resort towns somewhere along the coastline
Columbia River Gorge
Columbia River Gorge is the closest to Portland and offers amazing views from Crown Point
Multnomah Falls is the tallest in Oregon
And then there is a cascade of smaller waterfalls
This is where millions of years and history are revealed through multiple colorful layers of the Earth
Beauty and layers of history, colors and tones
And then there is Crater Lake National Park… It might not be as known and popular as Acadia, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite or Zion, however, this is the deepest lake in the North America and one of the deepest in the world…
with a mysterious and serene beauty like no other
Although I visited it off-season, I can imagine how amazing and gorgeous it is in summer
And with views like these, there is no wonder why
Have you been to Oregon? Did you have a chance to go exploring Oregon Natural Wonders?
*Due to the season and weather during which I visited these places, my photography in no way reflects all of its beauty and colors, as they are definitely much better in person. For traveler related information and planning check out Official Travel Oregon web site.
All opinions and experiences are, as always, my own.
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