Santiam Loop

Sweet Home, Oregon

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A sixty-seven-mile arc on two lane paved highways through open farmland, thick forests, and historic communities. From Albany, the drive extends southeast through the farmlands of the Willamette Valley to Sweet Home. Foster Lake, the Santiam River, and the dense Willamette National Forest offer striking scenery as the route heads east into the Cascade foothills. Returning to Sweet Home, it concludes by traveling west to the Brownsville Historic District. Special attractions: Willamette National Forest, Foster and Green Peter lakes, covered bridges, fish hatchery, museums, Menagerie Wilderness, historic districts, Santiam Canyon, fishing, hiking, recreational gold panning, and rock hounding. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

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"A sixty-seven-mile arc on two lane paved highways through open farmland, thick forests, and historic communities. From Albany, the drive extends southeast through the farmlands of the Willamette Valley to Sweet Home. Foster Lake, the Santiam River, and the dense Willamette National Forest offer striking scenery as the route heads east into the Cascade foothills. Returning to Sweet Home, it concludes by traveling west to the Brownsville Historic District.

Special attractions: Willamette National Forest, Foster and Green Peter lakes, covered bridges, fish hatchery, museums, Menagerie Wilderness, historic districts, Santiam Canyon, fishing, hiking, recreational gold panning, and rock hounding. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Sweet Home
Distance: 67
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Willamette National Forest, Sweet Home Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Santiam Loop

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May 2018