Favorite Places – Preserves, Parks, & Hikes

Dawson Creek Abstract

 

We’re blessed with abundant of beauty here in the Pacific NW.  What a better place to take you photographic ventures to than one of our beautiful natural places.  Below are some of the lesser know locations that are worth a visit.

 

 

 

Location: Cedar Creek Grist Mill Woodland, WA
Subject: Countryside, Old Structures.
Best Time: Any time of year, overcast conditions are best
Submitted By:
Gerry Mettler

Location: Moulton Falls Woodland, WA
Subject:
Waterfall, Old Brigde.
Best Time:
Any time of year.
Submitted By:
Gerry Mettler

Location: Katherine Creek about 5 miles east of Bingen, WA
Subject: Wildflowers.
Best Time: bloom anytime from February through May, depending on the weather.
Submitted By: Pat Reynolds

Location: Dawson Creek Hillsboro, OR
Subject: Reflections, Water Fowl, Fall colors.
Best Time: Anytime of the Year but my favorite is fall for the color.
Submitted By: Pat Reynolds & Don Holland

Location: Washington Park Portland, Oregon.
Subject: Rose Test Garden and Hoyt Arboretum.
Best Time: Any time of year but summer is best.
Submitted By: Pat Reynolds

Location: Oswald State Park Near Manzanita, OR
Subject: Waterfront, Beach, Rock Formations, Sunsets
Best Time:
Any time of year.
Submitted By:
Steve Sanders

Location: Fernhill Wetland Forest Grove, Oregon.
Subject: Ducks, geese, egrets, herons, other birds, general scenery, reflections, Mt. Hood view
Best Time: Any time of year, winter is nice.
Submitted By: Pat Reynolds

Location: Noble Woods Park Hillsboro, Oregon.
Subject: Trillium, trees, bushes, reflections
Best Time: Best time of year is early spring when many trillium are in bloom.
Submitted By: Pat Reynolds

Location: Bishop’s Close Lake Oswego, OR
Subject: Many trees and plants, landscapes, views of the Willamette
Best Time: Any time, spring and fall are especially nice times
Submitted By: Pat Reynolds

Location: Rood Bridge Park Hillsboro, OR
Subject: Ponds, Trees, Rhododendron Garden
Best Time: Spring and fall are especially nice times
Submitted By: Pat Reynolds

Location: Camassia Nature Preserve West Linn, OR
Subject: Wildflowers, Mt. Hood View, Trees, Birds
Best Time: Wildflowers, Mt. Hood View, Trees, Birds
Submitted By: Pat Reynolds

Location: McCord Creek Falls Columbia River Gorge, OR
Subject: Beautiful Creek, Elowah Falls, Upper McCord Creek Falls
Best Time: Year Round
Submitted By: Jack Maloney

Location: Memaloose Hills Columbia River Gorge (East), OR
Subject: Balsomroot and Lupin (Wildflowers), Oak Trees.
Best Time: May
Submitted By: Jack Maloney

Location: Oneonta Fallss Columbia River Gorge, OR
Subject: Oneonta Falls
Best Time: When water is low (the river is the trail so you’re going to get wet)
Submitted By: Jack Maloney

Location: Mirror Pond / Rooster Rock Corbett, OR
Subject: Oneonta Falls
Best Time: Any Time of the Year.
Submitted By: Jack Maloney

Location: Dog Mountain Columbia River Gorge, WA
Subject: Wildflowers (Note: This is a Difficult Hike).
Best Time: May & June
Submitted By: Jack Maloney

Location: Columbia Hills Columbia River Gorge, WA
Subject: Wildflowers
Best Time: April & May
Submitted By: Jack Maloney