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Equestrian Wine Tours offers a truly family-friendly option for vineyard visits - one of the most personalized and sincere family-run horseback riding experiences offered in any wine region in the country. And even though it may not be intuitive to bring children on a winery tour, ultimately it is a very exciting 'family factory' setting where the vistas and the fermentation tanks and barrel rooms leave a lasting and meaningful impression on children. Wine has been a part of human civilization for more than 5,000 years and a family-friendly wine region like Willamette Valley is an ideal place to share the wonder and art of wine making.
In the summertime, U-pick farms are bursting with berries ripe for picking, and access to hiking and biking trails in the Willamette Valley for a family adventure is endless. Families can also paddle the Willamette River in Dundee at Chehalem Paddle Launch by kayak, and glide past cottonwood and dogwood trees with the hopes of spotting a red tail hawk soaring through the sky. Speaking of soaring, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is a year-round destination for families. The glass-encased museum features hundreds of aircraft exhibits ranging from military planes to spacecraft and historical helicopters. The draw for many is a glimpse of the legendary Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose.