Everyone wants to come home from vacation with great photos, and Wilsonville has no shortage of stunning views. Here are some of the most picturesque locations in and around Wilsonville so you can get the ultimate spring break shot.
Champoeg State Park
On the National Register of Historic Places, Champoeg State Heritage Area is an Instagrammer’s paradise with a rare combination of history and nature. Immerse yourself in the place where Oregon’s first provisional government was formed. Today, walking, biking, fishing, kayaking and disc-golfing entertain park visitors, just 15 minutes from Wilsonville. Located along the scenic Wilamette River, from wetlands to forests, there’s no shortage of scenery. Stop next door at the Butteville Store, Oregon’s oldest retail operation, for locally made Half Pint Brothers ice cream.
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
From jaw-dropping flower fields to sweeping views of Mt. Hood, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is one of the most idyllic places to take portraits in Oregon. The Tulip Festival runs from mid-March to early May. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, include entry to the farm and access to daily activities. Pro tip: Purchase a sunrise pass for marvelous views of Mt. Hood and the Portland Rose Balloons (weather permitting). Drone passes are available for early risers. After your trip, don’t forget to enter the photo contest.
Not visiting in spring? Check out Wilsonville’s year-round flower festivals.
Graham Oaks Nature Park
This next spot is perhaps the most photographed in Wilsonville. Graham Oaks Nature Park features fields of wildflowers, mountainscapes, miles of trails, wetland viewpoints and restored Oak woodlands. Learn the history of the park as you stroll along with an audio tour. Make a pit stop at Elder Oak Plaza and say hello to the park’s most famous White Oak tree, estimated to be 150 to 200 years old.
Terra Vina Vineyard
It’s no secret that wineries tend to be beautiful. With rows and rows of grapevines, what’s not to love? Terra Vina takes beauty to another level. The hilltop estate overlooks the Willamette Valley and, on a clear day, Mt. Hood. Sip inside or out. Elevate your experience at a Dinner in the Field event and take in the vineyard views while foraging a 6- to 7-course farm-to-table meal. Don’t let the fun stop there. Download Mt. Hood Territory’s Wine Trail Passport.
Pro tip: Vineyards and tasting rooms book quickly; make reservations before you go.
Wilsonville Memorial Park
This 126-acre park features a plethora of sceneries and activities. Between Stein-Boozier Barn, ball fields, large- and small-dog walking areas, large grass fields, forest trails and over a half-mile of Willamette River frontage, the park is the perfect place to take family photos. It’s also a short drive, walk or bike ride to another charming Wilsonville park, Boones Ferry Park.
Whether you’re the one taking the picture or hiring a local photographer, these unique, photogenic spots will turn your trip into Instagram gold!