Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Trappist Abbey

I got a little behind in posting anything, but K and I have still been doing our weekly hikes in the area! We've been hiking with other people lately, which has been fun. I'd always heard about the trails at the Trappist Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and I've driven by there countless times, …

Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Vernonia Lake

We spent some time yesterday at Vernonia Lake, which isn't in the Chehalem Valley, but it's fairly accessible to those of us living in the Chehalem Valley. I've always passed signs to Vernonia when on the way out Highway 26 toward Tillamook, just as the road begins to enter the Coast Range, but I hadn't …

Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Bob & Crystal Rilee Park

For our Friday adventure this week, K and I visited Bob & Crystal Rilee Park & Equestrian Trails, which is just east of Newberg on Parrett Mountain. According to the Chehalem Park & Recreation District blog, this has only been officially zoned as a park for a few months, although the purchase of the property and …