Fall Colors in Portland: Hoyt Arboretum

I love going to see fall colors in Portland, and this week I took a group up to Hoyt Arboretum for a volunteer-led tour.

It’s always a nice time to visit the Arboretum, whether in spring for blooms, summer for cool shade, winter to get some exercise on their 12 miles of trails, or fall for all the amazing colors, seed pods, berries, birds, and smells.

It’s easy to set up a guided tour, as well, if there’s a group of you. They suggest a maximum of 15, and it’s $3 each, but having an expert show you around, point out interesting things you might miss, fill in some historical detail, talk about the medicinal uses of the trees, and tell some fun Native American stories makes it a really memorable experience.

Our tour was two hours, and we may have walked three miles in the park, or less. Afterwards you can get some free tea in the Visitors Center. All highly recommended!

Here are some photos from the day:

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Paul Gerald

I am the author of several books on hiking, camping, eating breakfast and chilling out. I am also a freelance travel writer, publisher, hiker, and inveterate traveler.

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