One of the many reasons I love living in SIlverton, is the easy access to just about everything. I enjoy walking and biking immensely. I think it’s a brilliant way to get to know your surroundings and see what’s happening. For a town of just over 10,000 people, Silverton has so many fun things to offer. For instance, debating between Thai food, or some darn good fried pickles at the Gallon House. The Oregon Garden, which is truly a gem, is a quick jaunt up the street, too. It was a no-brainer to become members of the Oregon Garden, because it’s acres of gardens that are usually fairly quiet. Sometimes, it’s just me and my husband walking about it together. Not to say that we also don’t enjoy the busy times, like for Christmas in the Garden.
Coolidge Park is a quick little walk. WIth the Silverton Arts Association right there along with wonderful festivals like the Strawberry Festival. I’m more of a road bike kind of person (no mountain biking for me please), but if you’re also into that, then there are many bike marathons that go on, too! Sometimes, while going to the Willamette Valley Pie Company, I’ll see people biking along the hazelnut lined roads. It’s a beautiful sight. Otherwise, just taking a spin to the farmers market is more my style.
If you like to bike, the SIlverton may be a great place to be.