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International Rose Test Garden
Just a quick walk up the hill and close to the NW neighborhood, the International Rose Test Garden is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. Located in Washington Park, this garden includes more than 10,000 plantings of over 500 varieties of roses and is the oldest public garden of its kind in the US.
Hiking Opal Creek (Oregon)
Last weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to hike in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.