You can see wine country from the air on a hot-air balloon ride with Vista Balloon Adventures (tel. 800/622-2309 or 503/625-7385; www.vistaballoon.com), which charges $189 per person for a 1-hour flight (that includes brunch at the end of the flight). Alternatively, between March and early November, you can opt for a flight over the region in a glider. Contact Cascade Soaring, McMinnville Airport (tel. 503/472-8805 or 503/864-3735; www.cascadesoaring.com), which offers a variety of flights ranging in duration from 15 to 45 minutes and in price from $60 to $200. Gliders carrying one or two passengers are used.
Seven miles south of Newberg off Ore. 219, on the banks of the Willamette River, is Champoeg State Park (pronounced "sham-poo-ee"; tel. 503/678-1251; www.oregon.gov/oprd/parks). The park includes a campground, a bike path, disc-golf course, picnic area, historic home, log cabin, and a visitor center that traces Champoeg's history from its days as a Native American village up through its pioneer farming days. Park admission is $3.
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