The Absolute Best Things to Do in Lane County


Lane County is the best destination for those who are in need of an exciting getaway! From covered bridge tours to visiting the iconic McKenzie River, there’s plenty to do in Lane County. We’ve put together a list of the absolute best things to do in Lane County:


  1. Covered Bridge Tour: Did you know that Cottage Grove, Oregon is known for its abundance of covered bridges? You may be asking yourself, “what’s so special about covered bridges?” This covered bridge tour includes Lane County’s oldest covered bridge and the only remaining covered railroad bridge west of the Mississippi! Not only are the bridges a perfect photo opportunity, but the history and appreciation of them also make for a fascinating experience. Check out Eugene Cascades & Coast’s Guide to Cottage Grove’s Covered Bridges to plan your tour. 


  1. McKenzie River: In Lane County, you’ll come across the McKenzie River. This cooler, crystal clear river is a perfect place to visit and explore nature. From kayaking down the rapids, fishing for steelhead in a riverboat or hiking along the riverbank, there’s plenty to do for a day on the river!


  1. Brewery Hopping & Wine Tasting: There’s nothing like sipping on award-winning craft brews! Lane County has many local breweries. Enjoy a pale, Belgian style ale from Covered Bridge Brewing Group in Cottage Grove or a smooth Super Special Supremium Lager from Hop Valley Brewing in Eugene. Do you consider yourself more of a wine lover? Lane County is located in the South Willamette Valley, packed with boutique wineries. We suggest wine tasting at  Saginaw Vineyards! This vineyard has well-balanced wines with wonderful aromas and flavors. You’ll want to take a bottle (or two!) of their top-shelf 2018 Syrah home with you. 

There’s plenty to do in Lane County, you’ll have your days filled with taking the Covered Bridge Tour, kayaking down the McKenzie River and tasting all the delicious craft brews and local wines. We hope you’ll plan for a stay at our hotel located in Cottage Grove, Oregon - The Village Green.