Top Ten Winter Activities in the Northwest

Have an outdoor adventure and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Northwest.

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Have an outdoor adventure.

The northwest is loaded with great places to get outside and explore. Check out state parks near you in, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, Keep in mind: In the winter months, it's important to dress properly for cold and snow before you head out!

Chill out at a hockey game.

College hockey is hot in the northwest! Here's a short list of teams in the region - find one near you and catch the action: University of Oregon, University of Washington, and Washington State University.

Explore Downtown Baker City

Baker City is the largest intact 19th-century street-scape in the American West. There are more than 100 buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places. Taking this tour is like visiting a museum of Victorian architecture and you can do it behind two Percheron horses.

Fly downhill.

Skiing and snowboarding aren't the only ways to get down a snowy hill! Even better, you don't have to take lessons or have special gear to go snow tubing. Here are just a few places to give it a try in Wyoming, IdahoOregon, and Washington.

Indulge in the beauty of Oregon's most scenic area.

Less than 30 minutes' drive from Portland, the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area stands as one of Oregon's most beautiful natural areas. Even in winter, the park maintains its allure. Just remember to prepare for the elements if you decide to venture out!

Visit the city where so many rock legends got their start.

Over the last sixty years, Seattle, Washington has been home to some of the world’s greatest musicians. Jimi Hendrix, Dave Matthews and Nirvana all called this city home. Catch a show at The Crocodile to see some of the city's top upcoming talent.

Celebrate America's most famous explorers in Oregon and Washington.

Visit the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, near Astoria, Oregon, and the gorgeous Columbia River. The park includes a fort and several sites where you can learn about these intrepid explorers, and their 1804-1806 expedition from Louisiana to the Pacific coast.

See a buffalo jump in Montana.

About 1.5 hours north of Helena, explore First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, where you can learn all about these mighty beasts and see a great cliff where Native Americans drove them across the open plains to their deaths. Check out the prairie dogs, too!

Celebrate the season with a special ballet.

The Oregon Ballet Theatre in Portland, Oregon has several upcoming performances for 2018 including Swan Lake and Terra. Check out show schedules and ticket availability before it’s too late.

Shop fresh and local.

Even when it's cold and snowy you can find the best fresh foods around at your local farmers market. Check out winter markets in Bozeman, Montana, Oregon City, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.

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