Category Archives: Travel Tips

Oregon Trail 175 Event: Labor Day Weekend Wagon Encampment at National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

BAKER CITY, OREGON__Join a living history encampment of re-enactors sharing the sights and sounds of an Oregon Trail Wagon Train, September 1st and 2nd at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City. The Wagon Encampment will be … Continue reading

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Weekend Ideas at National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

BAKER CITY, OREGON__With forecasts for smoky days and potential thundershowers, the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers some ideas for indoor things for residents and visitors to do at the Center. Take in a performance of “Dr. Balthasar” in … Continue reading

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Learn Pioneer Skills for Fun, Hobby or Otherwise

Flora, Oregon__At the north end of Wallowa County, in the tiny community of Flora, skills associated with pioneers and early settlers are valued and passed along. These skills are demonstrated each year during Flora School Days, while classes and activities … Continue reading

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Jet Boats and Rafting Trips

See the canyon from a raft or jet boat for a really refreshing and up-close view or the dramatic scenery. Hells Canyon Adventures operates on the Snake River, in the very heart of the canyon. Here is the schedule for … Continue reading

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Get to Know Us at a County Fair!

It’s County Fair time in Byway Country! Attend a quintessential county fair to see farm and ranch animals, 4H and FFA competitions, and to experience life in the close-knit communities of Northeast Oregon. Sample fair food and visit commercial and … Continue reading

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Flora School Days 2018 Adds Contests and More Demonstrations

Flora, Oregon—School Days, a celebration of old-time skills, food and music, now encompasses old-time contests and competitions. The annual celebration, held the first Saturday in June, starts at noon, Saturday, June 2, with music, demonstrations and a pie social. Lunch, … Continue reading

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Season of Adventure is Under Way

Information provided by Hells Canyon Adventures Oxbow, Oregon__Hells Canyon Adventures has launched their 2018 season and is offering rafting and jet boat tours on the Snake River in Hells Canyon. HCA is the only company that provides a variety of jet … Continue reading

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Biz Buzz Offers News of Interest to Wallowa County Visitors

When reading this week’s issue of the Wallowa County Chieftain, I felt Kathleen’s entire Biz Buzz column might be of interest to byway travelers. So, we thank the Chieftain for allowing us to post the column in Byway News. If all … Continue reading

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the Train!

ELGIN, OREGON__The Eagle Cap Excursion Train normally kicks off the new season with the popular Mother’s Day Brunch. In 2018, May 5th just happens to fall on a Saturday, so they are beginning the season early and offering the opportunity … Continue reading

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Baker City to Host From Maxville to Vanport: A Community-Guided Music and Video Project

RE:  From Maxville to Vanport: A Community-Guided Music and Video Project coming to Baker City in April of 2018 Supported by a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights program, the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble is producing a new … Continue reading

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