Spring activities in Corvallis

Emma Zomerman

The birds are chirping, the flowers blooming, spring is here and in Oregon that means we can finally spend time outside! Corvallis is a beautiful town with plenty of hidden gems for you to enjoy with your friends this season.


  1. Hiking Peavy Arboretum

Located on Arboretum Road, Peavy Arboretum is a lush hiking site managed by Oregon State University’s College of Forestry. The Arboretum is home to many Native American sites and the original Oregon State Forest Nursery. Oregon State University also provides a guide to lead you through the Arboretum. Take a few friends to go explore and learn about Oregon State’s and Corvallis’ natural history.

Here is the link to the guide



  1. A Picnic

What better way to spend a nice spring afternoon than with a picnic! Oregon State University has a variety of tree filled forests to provide sun and shade. So grab a few of your close friends, a blanket, and a basket full of goodies and enjoy the changing season!

Below are a few links to Beaver’s Digest recipes to make your picnic the most delicious!

Summer Inspired Pasta Salad Recipe: http://www.orangemedianetwork.com/beavers_digest/tasty-tuesday-summer-inspired-pasta-salad-recipe/article_70fd4448-707c-11e9-850d-c3d07e65a5da.html

Banana “Ice Cream”: http://www.orangemedianetwork.com/beavers_digest/tasty-tuesday-banana-ice-cream/article_b02db5ba-4437-11e9-9778-4f3a93047325.html

Spring Smoothie Recipes:



  1. Corvallis Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Corvallis on the riverfront, people from around the Corvallis area bring their produce, plants, and crafts made available for purchase for the community!

Walk around in our beautiful city in this warm spring weather while trying new and fresh items! The booths vary depending on the day you go, which is so much better because you get something new every time you go!

For more information on the market, check out https://locallygrown.org/home/


  1. Biking Adventures in Corvallis

Corvallis is a very bike friendly community and has many bike enthusiasts. With the warming sun shining on your face, the wind blowing through your helmet, try this fun way to get outside and get some exercise!

To find some awesome bike trails, see the different options this map has!



Although there are many ways to enjoy the sun, these five ways are great for getting out of the house and hanging out with friends. Have a magnificent spring!


Photo by Farsai Chaikulngam (via unsplash.com)

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