Byway News

Eastern Oregon Visitors Guide Available

HAINES, OR__The 2017 edition of the Eastern Oregon Visitors Guide, the official and most complete travel guide for all of Eastern Oregon, is now available in print or online. Pick up a copy of this beautiful full color, glossy magazine at your local chamber of commerce, visitor center or Oregon Welcome Center. Or, see the digital version here. Use this guide when planning your visit and have a copy on your lap as you travel the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and the highways in all eleven counties of Eastern Oregon.

Trail Center Has Free Concert July 28

Baker City, Ore. – Trail Tenders is sponsoring a special free evening concert by western singer and entertainer Mary Kaye on Friday July 28.  The concert starts at 6:30 in the outdoor amphitheater at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive … Continue reading

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7 steps to avoid starting a wildfire during your #Eclipse2017 travels

Arrive early, stay put, leave late; don’t let your vehicle start a wildfire. The August 21 Solar Eclipse is certain to be memorable. With this worldwide event heading to Oregon during the peak of fire season, ODOT and the Oregon … Continue reading

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It’s Easy to Find Food Right Off the Farm or Ranch!

Byway travelers hungry for fresh produce won’t have any trouble finding it as they travel the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, July through September. Weekly Farmers’ Markets can be found in La Grande, Wallowa, and Baker City, as well as some … Continue reading

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Another Weekend Full of Fun

As is typical in byway country during the heart of summer, there are lots of ways to spend the weekend, soaking up the sun or cooling off in a watery wonderland. In Baker City, it’s time for Minor’s Jubilee – … Continue reading

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A July full of programs at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

BAKER CITY, Oregon__The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting several special interpretive programs throughout July for visitors at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, providing lots of opportunities for visitors and families to enjoy the outdoors and learn … Continue reading

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Road Conditions Announcement – Forest Service Road 39 Is Open!

The Wallowa Whitman National Forest announces Forest Service Road 39, also known as the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road, is now open for the season and maintained. Routine maintenance will continue to be done on it throughout the travel season. This is the section of … Continue reading

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Watch for cyclists during the Baker City Cycling Classic, June 23-25

The Baker City Cycling Classic will take place June 23 through June 25, 2017. Motorists can expect delays on Friday morning on Hwy 30 in Baker City and toward Haines, also Hwy 203 and into Keating, Hwy 86 back to … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail Center Hosts Wild Horse Day on June 14

BAKER CITY, Oregon__On Wednesday, June 14, the Bureau of Land Management is holding a Wild Horse educational event at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bureau of Land Management invites families, youth … Continue reading

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Enjoy Free Camping and Day-use Parking for State Parks Day, June 3

News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. May 25, 2017 The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites people to stay and play for free to celebrate State Parks Day on Saturday, June 3. Camping will be free the … Continue reading

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Expect delays on US 30 near McAlister Lane intersection east of La Grande for safety improvement work

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Contractors working for the Oregon Department of Transportation will be working along U.S. Highway 30 at the McAlister Lane intersection, two miles east of La Grande. Crews will saw cut the pavement on Friday, and then … Continue reading

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