Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

Taylors Valley Travel Lake Oswego OR

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Taylors Valley Travel. You will find informative articles about Taylors Valley Travel, including "Damascus, Taylor’s Valley". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Lake Oswego, OR that can help answer your questions about Taylors Valley Travel.

Dick Ranian
(503) 684-5111
5285 Meadows Rd Ste 300
Lake Oswego, OR
Agency
Dick Ranian Travel Advisors, Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.ranianadvisors.travel

Data Provided by:
Carolyn Marineau
(503) 713-2021
12168 Sw Garden Pl
Tigard, OR
Agency
All About Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.allabouthawaii.com

Data Provided by:
Clint Schrader
(503) 292-0675
1750 Sw Skylline Blvd
Portland, OR
Agency
In Touch Travel NW, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Disney, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Music & Performing Arts, Nature, Rail, Reunions, Safari, Scuba Diving, Singles, Women's Travel
Website
www.worldaccents.com

Data Provided by:
George Laroche
(503) 223-1358
1291 Sw Davenport St
Portland, OR
Agency
Travel Peace Corps
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Barbara Kelley
(503) 223-2498
4515 Sw Corbett Ave
Portland, OR
Agency
Blue Skyz Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Sandra Hanna
(503) 636-5684
525 First St Ste D
Lake Oswego, OR
Agency
Julie's Travel Desk
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.juliestravel.com

Data Provided by:
Ronen Paldi
503-977-3758 x107
4711 Sw Huber St Ste 1
Portland, OR
Agency
Ya'lla Tours USA
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.yallatours.com

Data Provided by:
Judi Tichenor
(503) 653-3988
Po Box 82605
Portland, OR
Agency
Educational Travel Services
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Educational, Student / Youth, Art & Culture / Music
Website
www.etsi.ws

Data Provided by:
Rosie Duncan
(503) 239-0073
3836 Se Division St.
Portland, OR
Agency
Travel Felio
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Ann Humberston
(503) 291-9898
4929 Sw 76Th Ave
Portland, OR
Agency
Humberston's Cruise & Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.humberstonstravel.com

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Damascus, Taylor’s Valley

Provided By: 

Situated in the rugged, rustic region of southwest Virginia, Damascus offers an abundance of natural beauty and nature mixed in with plenty of activities and attractions for the entire family.

Scenic views of the mountains, a maturing forest and unspoiled natural streams all meld harmoniously with the environment to create a unique "sense of place" for residents and visitors alike.

Known as "Trail Town, USA," Damascus has been called the "friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail." The area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with five trails intersecting in the town's center. And while the town has plenty of other diverse interests, it is the natural world and legacy of the nature that has the most influence on visitors.

Nearly surrounded by the Jefferson and Cherokee National Forests, the community attracts thousands of mountain bikers, hikers, swimmers, hunters, anglers and anyone else who simply wants to return to a day when the small-town lifestyle thrived.

The area embodies the definition of "eco-tourism," a location that fosters environmental understanding, appreciation and conservation while simultaneously sustaining the culture and well-being of local residents. Many activities in the town are designed to promote environmental awareness and education.

Historically, Damascus was a huge lumber-producing area. With unlimited resources of virgin oak, chestnut, pine and poplar, the nearby mountains were stripped of their forest cover beginning in the late 1800s. The National Lumber Magazine reported in 1912 that Washington County produced more lumber than the entire state of Pennsylvania, mainly from the Damascus area.

This lumber boom lasted for more than 25 years. By that time the United States Forest Service was created in an effort to conserve and restore forest resources. As a result, most of the land around the Damascus area was acquired by the federal government.

One of the highlights of the Damascus and Taylor's Valley region is the Creeper Trail. It is a shared-use trail connecting Abingdon, Va., with the Virginia-North Carolina border 1.1 miles east of Whitetop Station, Va. The total length of the trail is 33.4 miles.

The Virginia Creeper can get pretty crowded during busy summer weekends and, while most visitors are just out to enjoy themselves, a few, much needed, simple rules have proven necessary to protect the environment and to make sure everybody has a safe and good time.

The most popular trip on the Creeper is the 17-mile downhill ride from Whitetop Station to downtown Damascus. Everyone from the grand kids to grandma can make this trip if they are comfortable riding a bike. Most kids are so proud of themselves for having pedaled 17-miles they can't wait to go again.

To begin this trip, visitors must first make reservations with one of the shuttle services in Damascus. These services ferry riders to Whitetop Station in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Reservations for riders are especially recommended d...

Copyright 2010 Affinity Group Inc.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Woodall's

/div>