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From the forest to high desert canyons, driving a peaceful loop from John Day through Izee and along the South Fork John Day River provides an array of different scenery.

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Monument Rock Wilderness is the lesser known, little brother of the popular Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. The peaks are lower and less spectacular, but Monument Rock can claim quiet and solitude.

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Visitors to Eastern Oregon interested in fresh fruit or even picking their own will find Thomas Orchards in Kimberly the perfect destination.

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While visiting the state-of-the-art Thomas Condon Paleontology Center in the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds, be sure to take in one of the surrounding hikes.

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Hiking is a great way to get out and about to see the natural beauty of Grant County.

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If you are looking for a health spa with herbal wraps, cucumber water and Yerba mate lattes, then Ritter Hot Springs is not for you.

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Hiking is a great way to get out and about to see the natural beauty of Grant County.

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While visiting the state-of-the-art Thomas Condon Paleontology Center in the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds, be sure to take in one of the surrounding hikes.

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If you are looking for a health spa with herbal wraps, cucumber water and Yerba mate lattes, then Ritter Hot Springs is not for you.

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Despite the Canyon Creek Complex fire that burned through much of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness southeast of John Day in 2015, most of the roads in the area are open, and few of the campg…

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When it comes to sparkling outdoor gems in our area, few can compare to Bates State Park, nestled in the Blue Mountains of eastern Grant County.

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We all need to be challenged in order to grow. Whether it be a professional endeavor or a passion project, it is by challenging ourselves that we are truly able to test our mettle and become s…

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CANYON CITY – Tanni Wenger, her husband and their two daughters recently started the trending family-friendly activity of geocaching.

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When is the last time you stayed out at night and just gazed into the brilliant heavens? A starry night sky can stir any person with a mixture of wonder and questions, smattered with a tinctur…

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• From Highway 26, between Dayville and Mt. Vernon, turn south on Forest Road 21/Fields Creek Road, at about milepost 144.

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Whether you’re looking for staycation ideas this summer or just have a free afternoon, consider taking a local trip down history lane.

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MONUMENT – Next time you’re up Monument way, pack a lunch, a camera and some fishing gear, and check out the little oasis just outside town.

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SENECA – If a quiet fishing getaway is on your list, Poison Creek Reservoir located at the Silvies Valley may fit the bill.

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MITCHELL – The Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument gained some notoriety this year when it was named one of the “7 Wonders of Oregon” by Travel Oregon.

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Just an hour from John Day, the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument features exhibits at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center and at the Cant Ranch Museum.

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It's no secret that Grant County is a treasure trove of natural scenery.

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Anson Wright Pond – a small half acre pond located within Anson Wright County Park, 25 miles SW of Heppner on Hwy 207; stocked 2-3 times, March – May with catchable trout.

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A pleasant surprise awaits hikers on the Sumpter Valley Railway Interpretive Trail. The winding path through the lush Malheur Forest leads to a replica railroad with historical information pos…

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Did you know that the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness ranks in the top 10 most scenic places to hike, fish and trail-run in the nation?

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Directions from John Day: Go south on Highway 395 for 10 miles. At milepost 10 turn left on Canyon Creek Lane (County Road 65). Canyon Creek Lane becomes Forest Service Road 15. Proceed about …

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Visitors entering John Day from the west, east, or south may be aware of our own “golden arches,” especially if they are hungry. But for those who would like to see a different type of arch – …

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SENECA – With a quick hop off of Highway 395 between Seneca and John Day, visitors will find Swick Old Growth Interpretive Site.

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If you want to beat the heat of summer in Grant County, Magone Lake is just 26 miles north of John Day and is an attractive respite for young and old.