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Magness Memorial Tree Farm (Sherwood)
Summer is here and sometimes as a family all we need is just some time away from home but close by. My son and I love going to Magness Tree Farm, located in Sherwood, Oregon. We can choose between loads of trails to take depending on our fancy. Tae usually chooses the straight up the mountain path while I go for the lazy walk. We have had many “discussions” and he usually wins out since I can’t talk myself out of not getting healthy.
Paved trail heading to the small bridge. So beautiful even in the rain.
Magness Memorial Tree Farm (Silly Name IMO :). The name makes me envision farmers tending to their crops of trees and singing sweet nothings to their bark to make them grow big and tall.
This place is really nice. Many trails are handicapped accessible. There are cabins to rent if you want to camp and picnic areas you can rent for cover or head to the big lawn and suffer under the sky. This place is good for families with littles and want a nice day retreat close to home. Some trails are paved and others are bark chipped or plain path.
Cabins and covered picnic areas can be rented for overnights and parties.
There are no food facilities nearby but there are outhouses of the typical variety for use. It has a smallish parking area (I have never been there when there was more than 4 cars in the lot but I imagine on very warm days parking may be crowded) and lots of room to run around. Make sure you bring food and plenty of water when you visit. It is a twisty road to get there and it seems like it is far but with Magness being about 4 miles from Sherwood or 10-15 driving minutes (on back roads) from Wilsonville it is a perfect distance.
Kidlet would not drink out of the fountain no matter what I tried to bribe him with. Smart Kid! He is yelling NO at me. BAHAHA!
Magness is a nice, pretty, quiet, and calm place to go anytime of the year. Tae and I have been known to go during a rain storm and make appropriate use of our galoshes; PUDDLE STOMPING at its finest! So no matter what the weather (well maybe not in a wicked storm) head over there with the kids and spend an hour looking at the trees and finding cool bugs to snap pictures of.
Fun Stump to play on at the beginning of the trail system.
Beautifully maintained trail
Before you go check the website for current hours and detailed directions.
Guest post by Laura Bruck.
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