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Dorris Ranch Living History Farm

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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  • Much of Dorris Ranch is a working filbert orchard.- Dorris Ranch Living History Farm
  • One of two private residences within the park.- Dorris Ranch Living History Farm
  • There are some interesting antique tractors and farm equipment at various locations in Dorris Ranch.- Dorris Ranch Living History Farm
  • The filbert orchard at Dorris Ranch.- Dorris Ranch Living History Farm
  • Filberts lie scattered on the ground in late summer.- Dorris Ranch Living History Farm
  • There is a large area of riparian forest along one edge of the park that borders on the Willamette River.- Dorris Ranch Living History Farm
  • A picnic area at Dorris Ranch Living History Farm.- Dorris Ranch Living History Farm
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Pros: 
Filbert orchard. Close to town.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Willamette Valley, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Dorris Ranch, on the western edge of Springfield, offers a unique chance to experience an historic filbert orchard and walk along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Dorris Ranch is recognized as the first commercial filbert orchard in the country, and it is still in operation to this day. It was started in 1892 by George and Lulu Dorris.

Besides strolling through the acres of filbert trees, visitors can walk through riparian forest along the Middle Fork of the Willamette, look at historic buildings and farm equipment, or participate in one of many community events put on by the City of Springfield. There are also facilities in the park that are available for rent by the public. A barn on the property is popular as a wedding venue.

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