The mid-Willamette Valley contains a little of everything that makes the region so special. Want to hike to (or behind) breathtaking waterfalls? Pick your own peaches and berries? Sample award-winning craft beers and spirits, right from the source? Paddle your way through cozy communities and pastoral farms? Pedal the area’s backroads and byways? Shop ’till you drop in bustling downtown districts? You can do it all in the mid-Willamette Valley—and so much more.

choose your adventure

kids playing on playground at Corvallis Waterfront
A group of cyclists riding on a road on a sunny day

outdoors & recreation

The heart of the Willamette Valley is also the heart of the region’s outdoor recreation. Here you’ll find waterfalls (10 of them, to be exact, at Silver Fall State Park’s Trail of Ten Falls), expansive mountain lakes (including Detroit Lake, where boaters and anglers spend their summers), and the bustling Willamette River (home of the 187-mile-long Willamette Water Trail).

The Heart of the Valley Outdoor Recreation Map

If you’ll be outside around Corvallis, Visit Corvallis and a handful of local organizations developed a map just for you!

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Couple dining at Sybaris Bistro in Albany

dine & drink

As the saying goes, “farm fresh is best,” and produce doesn’t get any fresher than in the Mid Valley. For those who delight in culinary adventure, taste, touch, smell and see where only the finest produce, locally raised meats, specially crafted spirits and award-winning varietals are grown. Dine along the Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail and pass through sustainable, bountiful land curated by trailblazing spirits on historic farms.

wine glasses at Bethel Heights Winery

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Albany historic carousel


Start planning your adventure to the Mid Valley using our handy itineraries and tools.

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