Whether you’re in the mood for a short hike or a weekend camping trip, a boat ride or a picnic, Metro has a destination for you. You’ll share the landscape with salmon swimming in restored streams, birds streaking across the sky and giant old oak trees towering overhead. Thanks to voters, you can explore 17,000 acres of parks, trails and natural areas across the Portland metropolitan region.
To find a park with your favorite activities, visit the interactive park finder, where you can watch videos, see photos and dig into maps that make it easy to explore.
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