Since the sun is out and the temperature is rising, many Oregonians are ready to explore their surroundings and immerse themselves in Oregon's agriculture. One place to learn all about Oregon's majestic forests is Hopkins Demonstration Forest, a new stop on the Molalla Country Farm Loop.
Hopkins Demonstration Forest, located at 16750 S. Brockway Road in Oregon City, is a 140-acre, privately owned forest open to the public for self-guided exploration tours, workshops and educational programs. Their goal is to engage visitors in forestry experiences through practical and hands-on activities. Find out what insects thrive in these mature woodlands. Gain a better understanding of these groves and their impact on our lives today. Or, simply come out and hug a tree.
Hopkins Demonstration Forest can be reached by calling 503-632-2150.
Visit all 12 Molalla Country Farm Loop stops this year. Farms vary in their open seasons, depending on what they grow or raise. Some are open year-round. It's best to check their website, Facebook or call before you go. Find an interactive Molalla Country Farm Loop map and more at www.farmlandiafarmloop.com.
Find more fun happenings at www.facebook.com/OregonFarmLoop and follow the farm loops on Instagram @oregonfarmloop. Stay up to date and share photos from the loop by posting with hashtags of the loop you're on: #molallafl.
Molalla Country Farm Loop stops include: Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch, 503-407-3699, 35835 S. Hwy. 213, Molalla; Clarkes General Store and Eatery, 503-632-8337, 25760 S. Beavercreek Rd, Beavercreek; Forest Edge Vineyard, 503-632-9463, 15640 South Spangler Rd, Oregon City; Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 503-632-2150, 16750 S. Brockway Rd, Oregon City; K's Nursery, 503-824-3939, 30891 S. Oswalt Rd, Colton; Molalla Farmers Market. 503-310-5475, 523 E. Main St, Molalla; MoonRidge Farms, 503-632-0462, 25113 S. Ridge Rd, Beavercreek; Rosse Posse Acres Elk Ranch, 503-829-7107, 32690 S. Mathias Rd, Molalla; Stoller Farms, 503-516-9752, 14682 S. Herman Rd, Molalla; SuDan Farm, 971-219-3884, 32285 S. Kropf Road, Canby; Union Mills Feed, 503-829-2386, 14822 S. Union Mills Rd, Mulino and Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and Vineyard, 800-711-2006, 33814 S. Meridian Rd, Woodburn.
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