Silverton itself is a lovely little town with an interesting historic core with good restaurants, shopping, and a lot of cool old houses. The town is also home of the Oregon Garden, a superlative collection of plant life that’s worth a stop anytime you’re near. Plan to spend some time in Silver Falls State Park in the middle of the ride, whether just for a snack or lunch or to do some hiking.
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