Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Champoeg Nature Play Area

This summer, I've invited others to join me on Friday "hikes" or nature excursions around our small region. Part of this has to do with my church's current emphasis on getting to know our watershed so that we can better take care of the space around us. We can only love places that we know, …

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Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Magness Tree Farm

Well, sometimes when you go hiking with kids, you have to admit your failures...at least if you're me! So, we went hiking with my friend Lotus and K's friend N to Magness Memorial Tree FarmĀ (which, by the way, is not a tree farm, but is a demonstration forest with hiking trails, a covered picnic area, …