EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon adopted 3 new Scenic Byways last week, bringing to 29 the number of routes in the state recognized as the Beaver State's best roads to travel.
The McKenzie River Scenic Byway follows Highway 126 east from Eugene/Springfield along the river.
The Mary's Peak to Pacific Scenic Byway follows Highway 34 from Corvallis to Waldport on the Oregon Coast.
The Tillamook Trees to the Seas Scenic Byway follows Highway 6 from Banks through the Tillamook State Forest to the Cape Mears peninsula on the Oregon Coast.
“The Scenic Byway program thrives on and is the focal point for many communities across the state,” program director Matt Garrett told the Oregon Transportation Commission. “The program is a grassroots effort, with support from local residents and businesses interested in preserving and enhancing local scenic roads, diversifying the local economy and promoting tourism opportunities.”
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