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Spring Retreats in Wilsonville: The Six Best Ways to Take in the Color and Fresh Flowers that Spring brings to Oregon

In Wilsonville, Oregon, spring brings sunshine, new beginnings and the best of the Willamette Valley. Whether you’re visiting for flowers, farmers markets or springtime abundance, the Wilsonville area offers some of Oregon’s best and brightest opportunities to get fresh air. Here are six spring stops you need to add to your Wilsonville itinerary today:

1. Seeking color this spring? Visit the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival happening March 22 through May 5. You’ll find the season’s most beautiful palette and if you are lucky, you might see Mt. Hood in the backdrop! Tickets must be pre-purchased online (no ticket sales at the gate). Individual season passes can be purchased now starting at $55; these allow entry from 5 a.m. (for those seeking the ultimate springtime sunrise!) to an hour after sunset. Charge your camera and bundle up – it can still be chilly this time of year, especially for the early birds. Tip: Be sure to explore the website for farm notes and details specific to drone operators.

Tulips surrounding a red windmill

2. Admire the beauty of the Willamette Valley from above. From the ground, few things are more idyllic than a hot air balloon floating across the horizon. You should see what it looks like from the sky! Portland Rose Balloons is the only hot air balloon company in Oregon that offers flights seven days a week. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Wilsonville countryside, Mt. Hood and the gentle, rolling hills of Oregon Wine Country from the basket of your balloon. Pairs well with tulip season!

3. Celebrate new beginnings and springtime bounty at the Farmlandia Farm Loop. The Willamette Valley comes alive in the springtime with local favorites including Tollen Farm, Frog Pond Farm and Fir Point Farms. Another can’t-miss stop is TMK Creamery in Canby, an award-winning dairy farm with cow milking experiences, self-guided tours and vodka made from cow’s milk.

4. Get fit as you take in the spring scene with trails in and all around Wilsonville. There are options for every level of rider, including the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway which is made for skilled cyclists. There’s no better way to celebrate National Bike Month in May than pedaling your way through vineyards, hop fields and the Champoeg State Heritage Area. Spring will awaken all your senses as you ride along, from hearing the birds chirp to seeing and smelling the blossoms.

Woman riding her bike on a trail

5. Find plenty of homegrown goodness all spring in the heart of it all. Wilsonville offers an abundance of fresh produce and locally sourced sundries. Visit the Wilsonville Farmers Market on Thursday afternoons starting in mid-June and running through September. Featuring seasonal produce, local-grown flowers and handmade treasures from nearly 50 vendors, there’s simply no better way to spend a Thursday afternoon or evening in spring!

6. Retreat to connect this spring. In Oregon’s Wine Country, there’s nothing better than the sun at your back and your soulmate by your side. Let spring in Wilsonville mark a new season in your relationship with fresh colors and tastes to explore. The Kitchen at Middleground Farms is your destination for seasonal cooking classes, winemakers’ dinners and more. Hosted on a family hobby farm in Wilsonville, visit The Kitchen for a truly transformative experience.

Three people taking a cooking class with a chef at the Kitchen at Middleground Farms

As Wilsonville comes alive during the spring season, it is a popular time to visit Oregon. Make the most of your trip and stay the night – take advantage of the city’s many lodging options. Search for more spring events and itineraries to round out your trip!