The owners of Heiser Farms, John and Kristi Heiser, moved to Grand Island in 1991 to realize their dream of living on a farm and raising their children in such a rural setting.
Personally, my favorite tourist attractions are ones where you can do a number of things at once.
The Bose Family farm has a massive corn maze that stretches out over ten whole acres.
Arlie Hills Farms is a large farm that has a massive pumpkin patch that is 'considered one of the premier pumpkin patches in Oregon'.
The Pumpkin Patch on the island of Sauvie in Portland, Oregon celebrated its 16th season in 2014.
The Bonneville Fish Hatchery is the “it” location, especially if you are a salmon.
The rose gardens are all outside, and this being Oregon, best to check the weather forecast before you spend the day. The trails are graveled, so while during the wet season boots might not hurt, they are optional. Bring your camera during bloom season to practice some macro-photography of roses, and wider landscape shots are also nice.
The chocolate store, located on Highway 99, or North Front Street in Central Point, opened its current location a few years ago to take advantage of what business owners in the area call an “artisan grouping.” Lillie Belle is located next to Rogue Creamery (who built the building for him) and it has big windows where you can watch Shepherd make his confections.