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 18,000 acres of parks, trails and natural areas across the Portland metropolitan region.
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