On the way to Mount Hood, check out Wildwood – a terrific Northwest #mypubliclandsroadtrip just an hour outside Portland, Oregon.
There are paved trails along the river, numerous picnic locations, forested trails connected to a marshland, and even a sunken viewing station built into the river so families can view the local fish habitat. If you’re lucky, you could even see a black-tailed deer or hear a downy woodpecker hard at work.
The site offers family picnic units, several group shelters, outdoor picnic kitchens, playing fields, volleyball and basketball courts, and fully accessible trails. So whether you are going up or coming down from Oregon’s tallest mountain, take a break at Wildwood Recreation Site on the Salmon River and enjoy the beautiful Mount Hood foothills for a little while longer!
Enjoy the site virtually through this awesome 360 degree video of Wildwood!
One of my favorite little hikes | #adirondacks #visitadks #nature #bpmag #easternmntn #rei1440project #landscape #scoutforth #bpmag #wildernessquest #ispyny #upperrightusa #neverstopexploring #ihikeny #getoutdoors #adventures #campvibes #liveauthentic #outdoorwomen #sheadventures #getoutside #getoutdoors #llbeanmoment (at Tupper Lake, New York)
#mypubliclandsroadtrip stops by Meadowood, Virginia, on the way to Washington, D.C.
The Mason Neck peninsula, approximately 18 miles south of Washington, D.C., is also the site of Gunston Hall - historic home of George Mason IV, author of the Virginia Bill of Rights. Additional public lands on Mason Neck include the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mason Neck State Park, and Pohick Bay Regional Park.
Also nearby, the BLM manages the 800-acre Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area for recreation, environmental education, and wild horse and burro interpretation. The Meadowood Trail System includes dynamic multiple use trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking–making it the perfect stop to recreate on your way to tour the Nation’s Capitol.
Habitat is provided for migratory and resident waterfowl, bald eagle, nesting, feeding, and roosting, and enhancement of species diversity for a variety of wildlife, including blue heron, wood ducks, wood ducks, screech owls, bluebirds, and tree frogs.
Once again, we celebrate May 4th or Star Wars Day with photos from Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area in California. For years, Star Wars enthusiasts have ventured to the BLM’s Imperial Sand Dunes to visit the filming location of the opening scenes of Return of the Jedi. The Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest dune mass in California. Formed by windblown sands of ancient Lake Cahuilla, the dunes create an out-of-this-world landscape ideal for Hollywood film backdrops and are known as an off-roading mecca.
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