Yes, we are in the middle of a pandemic and travel is restricted outside our community, but there are plenty of places to go close to home. Visit one or all of the following places for a nice change of view.
Hagg Lake is close and provides lots of opportunities to social distance while outside in the fresh air and scenery. Walk the 14 miles of trails, fish, boat or bird watch from one of the observation decks.
Hillsboro Parks and trails are all open for exercise and walking. So are tennis courts dog parks and skate parks. It will do you good to take the dog for a visit with his dog buds and let your teen blow off some steam skating. Your kids can't visit playgrounds, but a game of soccer in the park with mom and dad is lots of fun.
Bald Peak State Scenic viewpoint is open for day use. If you haven't been here, the view is amazing. There is a picnic area and there are trails to follow through Douglas firs. Just what you need to clear your head and everyone loves a picnic. It's easy to social distance here, there is lots of room.
Fern Hill Wetlands is 700 acres in Forest Grove has a nice path and lots of birds and wildlife to look at. You can't bring Fido and you must follow social distancing guidelines.
These suggestions are brought to you by Scotties Auto Body. Have fun and remember we are open and here to help you if you run into some bumps and bruises in your travels.
Scotties Auto Body
503 S.W. Baseline Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123