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 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!

Willamette Rier

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September 7, 2019

We will start the day at Tom McCall Waterfront Park where we will eat a picnic lunch. Then we will hop on the Portland Spirit to go on a two-hour sightseeing cruise. The captain will provide facts and answer questions throughout the tour. After the cruise, we will head to a portion of Springwater Corridor to hike and learn about the fish and wildlife in the area. We will wrap our day with a delicious dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory located right near the river. 

Download Explore Oregon Flyer and Registration Form Here