Monthly Archives: July 2015

“Interpretative ranger boosts Silver Falls’ vocabulary” [Statesman Journal]

3-16-15 Matt Palmquist

Once again the Statesman Journal and Zach Urness wrote an excellent article about Silver Falls.  Their recent article covers our very own Matt Palmquist, Friends of Silver Falls Park Interpreter.

To learn more about our newest full-time team member, check out the story here:

Talks & Hikes: July 26 – August 2

July 26-Aug 2, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE 1 July 26-Aug 2, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE 2

This Weekend: Bike Tours!

Bike Tour Cropped Pic

Grab your bike and join the Silver Falls Interpretive Team for some wheeled fun!

Saturday, July 25

Both Bike Tours Meet @ Campground Entrance

  • 11 am:  THE JR BEAVER BIKE CHALLENGE: Junior Ranger Bike Program, Bring your bike and join us for a short ride to our obstacle course in the South Falls Day-Use Area and learn all about bike safety. All kids 12 & under w/ chaperones.
  •  4 pm:  APPLES TO APPLES Guided Bike Tour, 90 min 2 mile one-way (families are free to explore 2 mile bike loop after program) Join us for a guided bike tour along the paved bike path and discover 2 of Silver Falls’ Historic Orchards and see if you could have made it as a homesteader! All kids 12 & under w/ chaperones.

Special Note:  Non-campers are welcome to join but please park in the South Falls Day-use Area and take the paved bike path on the far side of Silver Creek to the campground to begin the tours.


Talks & Hikes: July 19-26

July 19-26, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE 1 July 19-26, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE 2

Draft Horses Popular Yet Again

Horsing Around 2015 Mill Creek Carriages 2 Tim Bienlenberg Teaching Mill Creek Carriages 1 Tim Bielenberg and Draft Horse Pulling Draft Horse Demo Meadow

Historic Silver Falls Days Pictures

Roundhouse Band 2015Marge Gritton Spinner 2015First Wednesday Spin Group 2015Antique Cars 2015Even More Antique Cars 2015Bill Stoddard Native American Demos 2015 Johnnie Hughes Baskets 2015 Gordon Munro Storytelling 2015 Guy Faussett Daredevil Presentation History Displays in Lodge 2015Old Fashioned Games Eggs 2015 Old Fashioned Games 2015Mini Canoe Race AudienceMatt Palmquist Collecting the Mini CanoesMini Canoe Race WinnersKurt Fisk Farrier 1 Kurt Fisk Farrier 2

Antique Logging Demo Area a Big Hit!

Logging Demo Friday BeforeThe Calm Before the Fun!

Logging Demo Area 2015A Very Popular Area – Did YOU get your Tree Cookie?

Antique Logging Demo EntranceEntrance to Antique Logging Area

Chainsaw WonderlandChainsaw Wonderland

Couple on Crosscut Saw with Randy HildebrandtCouple Practicing Teamwork on the Crosscut Saw with Randy Hildebrandt

Chuck Kinkaid Drag Saw DemoNew Addition – Drag Saw with Chuck Kinkaid

Kurt Fisk Farrier 3New Addition – Kurt Fisk, farrier, making horseshoes

Heading Out from Logging DemoAll loaded up for another year!

6th Annual Historic Silver Falls Days Brings Out Families

Logging Demo Area 2015

Brandon Southward of the Statesman Journal wrote an excellent article about all the fun our visitors had this past weekend at Historic Silver Falls Days.  We hope you all can make it [again] next year!

History Comes Alive!

This weekend step back through time and explore the bygone days of Silver Falls at the 6th Annual Historic Silver Falls Days.

Sat/Sun July 11 – 12

10 am – 4 pm

South Falls Day-Use Area

New this year will be a farrier (horseshoe-maker) and a bluegrass band each day.  Mill Creek Carriages (pictured above) will be here again on Sunday with their draft horses.  Check out the video above from their traditional horse-logging this past February here at Silver Falls.

And of course your other favorite activities are here again on the Event Guide below.

2015 Historic Silver Falls Days Event Guide 1 Page

4th of July Parade Pictures

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