On Saturday, June 2, National Trails Day will kick off with the annual “Run to the Ruts” 5K and 10K fun run sponsored by Trail Tenders, Inc. Participants can register in person before 8:15AM on race day or online at: www.trailtenders.org
The Bureau of Land Management’s National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will be connecting kids and families to America’s natural and cultural heritage for National Trails Day.
Also, June 2, will be a “Fee Free Day” for all visitors to the center and its four-mile trail system in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. One mile of the original Oregon Trail, which is a designated National Historic Trail, can also be found at the site. Visitors can also explore the trail system and check out the 18 new interpretive panels featuring flora and fauna, history, and geology of the site. The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center has over 500 acres of Oregon Trail landscape. Indoor exhibits and an outdoor reproduction wagon encampment tell the story.
Take Exit 302 from Interstate 84 onto Oregon Highway 86 and proceed about 5 miles. The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is open from 9AM to 4PM daily. Admission for adults is $8.00; seniors $4.50; and children 15 and under are free. Federal passes are accepted.
For an update on programs or events call 541-523-1843. Additional information about the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is available online.