Comfort Suites Linn County Fairground and Expo
100 Opal Court NE
Albany, OR 97322
Phone: (541) 928-2053
Fax: (541) 928-2592
All of Oregon's coastline is spectacular, from the rocky volcanic bluffs to the sand-swept dunes, but this destination tops the list of quality coastal attractions. Twenty-three miles of pathways through the untouched Suislaw Forest offer exceptional coastal views. Within the 2,700-acre scenic area you will also find the Spouting Horn, Devil's Churn and Cook's Chasm. A campground and visitors' center can also be found. Cape Perpetua Lookout is the Oregon Coast's highest point.
One of only two forests in the continental United States to border the Pacific Ocean, Siuslaw offers visitors the rare chance to witness the power of the sea and the tranquility of the mountains in the same context. Due to the nearness of the ocean, the weather in this 630,395-acre forest can change rapidly. Hiking, camping and other activities are available in the three wilderness areas within its borders: Rock Creek, Cummins Creek and Drift Creek. A Forest Service parking pass may be required.
Nestled to the south of Salem, Bush's Pasture Park offers a relaxing oasis from hectic urban life. Spread across 90.5 acres (36.62 hectares), this pasture functions as a botanical garden and a recreational park. The park is home to the Bush House Museum, that was once the abode of Asahel Bush, founder of a newspaper and a bank. The park features a rose bed, tulip garden and perennial flowering plants. Horse race tracks, jogging and hiking trails, bike paths, play areas and picnic tables make this park an ideal place to spend the day with family or friends.
Iron Mountain Trail is a 3.4-mile out-and-back trail that will take you to the botanical wonderland of Iron Mountain. Over 300 species of plants thrive in this area and there is a profusion of wild flowers blooming during the month of July. Be sure to bring your wildflower field book and a camera! To get there from Sweet Home, drive 35 miles east on U.S. Highway 20 to the junction with Forest Service Road 15. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 15 and you'll reach a parking lot on the right after 0.2 miles. You'll need a Northwest Forest Pass to park at this trailhead.