What is Explore Oregon?

Explore Oregon is a program which offers day trips once a month from May through September, hosted by Ability Training Services. 

Not everyone can get to these unique destinations on their own, so ATS works to bridge the gap by providing experienced helpers, transportation services, communication supports and networking opportunities so that people of all abilities can Explore Oregon safely.

In 2019, we will explore:

  • The Gorge (event full- registration closed )
  • Mt. Hood
  • The Oregon Coast
  • The Valley
  • The Willamette River

You may sign up for as many or as few trips as you’d like! All trips are all inclusive (two meals, transportation, any admission or fees included in price).

You will need to fill out a registration form (below) for the day-trips you would like to attend. Then you will need to pay (below) in order to be fully signed up. 

NOTE: Due to PayPal limitations, ATS is only able to open up a certain amount of Explore Oregon Day-Trips for payment at one time. So, feel free to sign up for the ones listed below and check back later to see the new additions.



The Gorge


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May 4, 2019


We’ll begin the trip with a hike at Multnomah Falls! After the hike, we will go to the Multnomah Falls Lodge for lunch. Then we will go to Bonneville Dam for a tour that discusses the science and history of the dam. After the tour, we’ll head to Bonneville Fish Hatchery where we will continue learning about the fish and wildlife in the Columbia River. We’ll finish the day at Wahkeena Falls where we will eat a relaxing picnic dinner and view the waterfall. 

Mt. Hood


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June 15, 2019 


We will head to Mt. Hood for a day of fun at their Adventure Park. We will get all day adventure passes which allows us access to slides, go karts, pony rides, canoes, carousels, volleyball, badminton, trampolines, tight ropes, mini golf, mountain bikes, rock walls, batting cages, and more! We’ll spend the first half of the day on one side of the park, break for sack lunches, and tackle the other side of the park afterward. We will grab dinner at Calamity Jane’s on our way home.

Oregon Coast


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July 13, 2019 


We’ll begin the day by driving to Garibaldi and eating lunch by the marina. Then we will go on a 1 ½ hour excursion on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad! The ride includes time to hop off and enjoy the beaches. After the train ride, we’ll stop by the Garibaldi Museum to learn about boats, local history, the Coast Guard, and more. Afterward, we’ll eat dinner at the 50’s themed Dutch Mill Diner. We’ll end the day by going to tour Tillamook Cheese Factory. Included in this tour is a scoop of ice cream of your choice!

The Valley


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   August 17, 2019

We’ll begin the day learning to groom, saddle, and ride horses at Reber’s Ranch in Yamhill! Each person is free to participate up to their level of comfortability. Afterward, we’ll stop at Ed Grenfell for a picnic lunch. Then we’ll head to Yamhill Valley Heritage Center to see antique farm, logging, and other historical equipment used in the area. We’ll then go to Fernhill Wetlands for a tour of their beautiful wetlands, marshes, water garden, and more. We’ll end the day eating dinner at Bridgewater Brewing in Forest Grove!

Download Explore Oregon Flyer and Registration Form Here