While you are with us...
check out some of the exciting opportunities for entertainment this quiet corner of Oregon has to offer.
Note: The activities mentioned below are not conference-sponsored activities. Participation and transportation are up to you.
Arrive early and tee off
Looking to satisfy your golf cravings while visiting Eastern Oregon? Try the local John Day Golf Club, a semi
private nine-hole course located 2.4 miles from downtown John Day.The club fits right into John Day's deceptively challenging, yet warmly hospitable, personality. Built in 1953, the course is tougher than one might expect, but offers a good time nonetheless and cheery staff to boot.
During your visit for the Cooperative Association Conference, your best chance to play will be Thursday or Friday morning (Friday if you are not participating on an excursion), or after the conference closes each day. Saturday and Sunday, the Golf Club will host a tournament scramble that is open to the public.
Thursday: First-come, first serve
Friday: Call to set up a tee time
Saturday/Sunday: Tournament scramble
9 Holes for $12
18 Holes for $22
Clubs and Golf Carts Rentals Available
9 Holes for $10
18 Holes for $20
For more information, call the Club at 503-575-0170.
Pedal through time on Oregon's Historic Bikeway
"There’s a little-known secret about cycling in Oregon: Some of the best
riding in the state isn’t in Portland or even along the Pacific Coast.
You have to cross the Cascade Mountains and head into the open country
of Eastern Oregon, where cows in the road constitute a traffic jam, and
where the impressive scenery shifts between ponderosa pines and basalt
Oregon's Old West Scenic Bikeway offers a unique experience for visitors looking to get some exercise while exploring Eastern Oregon's places of interest and beauy
Hitch a ride on the Sumpter Valley Railroad
The Sumpter Valley Railroad has been chugging along since 1890, originally carrying the supplies and fortunes of the gold-mining settlers across Sumpter Valley. Now, this mostly volunteer-operated coach carries the stories of those settlersas well as the visitors interested in experiencing the rich history of Eastern Oregon.
For Schedule and Fare information, go here or call 866-894-2268.
Remember how we got here...
...with one of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center's many living history programs and exhibits.
Open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Daily
For information about Entrance Fees, Schedules and Events, visit the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center website, or call 541-523-1843.