Northeast Oregon is a recreational wonderland, no matter what season it is. Whether it’s skiing or snowmobiling in the winter or fishing and hiking in the spring, summer and fall, recreational opportunities abound.
IN SUMMER, enjoy hiking, biking, boating, camping, golf, swimming and fishing. The possibilities are endless, whether venturing into the Blue or Wallowa Mountains or staying close to town to enjoy a round of golf or a dip in La Grande's Veterans Memorial Pool or Cove's warm springs pool. The region is perfect for a bike ride -- on the
road or on trails. Mount Emily Recreation Area offers 3,700 acres of opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, off-road driving and horseback riding just minutes from La Grande.
WINTER doesn't skip a beat, either. Northeast Oregon is a mecca for snowmobile riding. If skiing or snowboarding are your passions, the region offers Anthony Lakes Ski Area in the Elkhorns and Spout Springs in the Blues. Cross country skiers can choose to make their own trails in the mountains or enjoy the groomed trails at Blue Mountain Crossing west of La Grande or the nordic areas at Anthony Lakes or Spout Springs.
FALL is a beautiful time of year in Northeast Oregon, and pleasant weather usually extends well into October so most summertime activities can still be pursued. Deer and elk seasons arrive and hunters take to the hills.
SPRING ushers in a new recreation season every year, and recreationists begin venturing into the mountains again
to begin taking up their favorites activities. Spring is also the time of year special events like the Ladd Marsh Birdathon take place.
Whatever recreation is your passion, you'll find ample opportunities in Northeast Oregon.