Need some day trip ideas to pair with your visit to the lavender farm this summer?  We’ve got you!

There are so many fun things to do in the areas around our farm.  We’ve compiled a few of our favorites.  Combine any of the following activities with a morning or afternoon trip to Wayward Winds Lavender Farm.

Ewing Young Park– dog park, skate park, BMX track, hiking trail, fishing, disc golf


1201 S. Blaine St.

Newberg, OR 97132


Kristen’s Day Trip Suggestions: If you have active kids and/or a dog Ewing Young Park is a great place to go before heading to Wayward Winds. Scooters and skateboards are allowed at the skate park and the trail is a perfect place to take a walk. You might even find a trail offshoot that leads down to the stream and is perfect for dipping toes in on a hot day. After you get some energy out at Ewing Young Park, head up to Wayward Winds and have some lavender lemonade with the picnic lunch you packed for the day. Your pooch is welcome on a lead & kids are welcome off a lead! Then of course you have to do the maze and hunt for Mr. Twickel, our farm mascot, who hides around the grounds waiting to be found by little people. After that…head home for an afternoon nap or early bedtime! You’re welcome.


Harvey Creek Trail- hiking, wildlife

259 co road 76 

Dundee, OR 97115

 (beside Pioneer Cemetery)

Or NE Red Hills Rd Trailhead



Graham Oaks Nature Park– bike, hike, birding

Graham Oaks Nature Park

11825 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville



Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

500 NE Captain Michael

King Smith Way

McMinnville, OR 97128

(503) 434-4180


Wings & Waves Waterpark– indoor water park, swimming, wave pool, slides

460 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way

McMinnville, OR 97128






Roger’s Landing– kayaking, boating, fishing

Directions: From Hwy 99W in Newberg, turn south onto River Street. The park entrance is to the left at the intersection of River & 14th.



Willamette Mission State Park– hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, kayaking, birding, disc golf

Directions: 9.5 miles south of Dayton on Hwy 221, turn east onto Wheatland Ferry Road, and proceed 1.2 miles. The boat landing is to the north of the ferry.


Kristen’s Day Trip Suggestion:  The park has a lovely walking trail, and picnic areas, and is a great place to kayak. Not too far away and for a small cash-only fee you can ride the historic Wheatland Ferry, a fun adventure to have as not too many ferries still exist. On the other side of the ferry, the bank is a great place to look for agates. Some locals even like to play in the water on hot summer days (life vests are recommended as the river can be swift). After your fun at the river head on up to Wayward Winds Lavender for a wreath-making class (book online before you come to ensure your spot). 

Ellie’s Tip: If you bring horses, check the state park website ahead of time for information on trail closures and flooding. The horse trail runs right along the river and has beautiful views. Easy to moderate intensity ride, but be prepared to see water!


Miller Woods Conservation Area– hiking, picnic, wildlife

2200 SW 2nd Street

McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Phone: 503-472-6403



Hoover Minthorn Museum– boyhood home of Herbert Hoover

115 S River St. Newberg, OR 97132




Chehalem Ridge Nature Park-hiking, wildlife, picnic, biking, horseback riding, stunning views

38263 SW Dixon Mill Rd, Gaston



Ellie’s Tips: Horse trails are mostly gravel, great for safe all-season riding. Be prepared to see lots of bikes and hikers. Most side trails are closed to horseback riding, but there is a seasonal loop open for trail riders. Separate truck and trailer parking. Moderate intensity trail, simply due to steep inclines on some sections of trail. As this is a nature preserve, dogs are not allowed.


Dayton Landing on the Yamhill River– kayaking launch pad

Directions: In Dayton, drive northeast on Ferry Street and then turn southeast onto Water Street.



Kristen’s Day Trip Suggestion:  I love this little river for kayaking, it’s a gently meandering river with a gorgeous landscape. It’s not too quick and is easy to paddle. I will often take a group of girlfriends along and we pack a picnic lunch, everyone brings something to contribute, including a little wine. Then we stop for lunch and float on the river while eating. Make it a girls’ day out or a fun date with your lover, come to Wayward Winds and then head to the Yamhill River for a relaxing float and picnic on the river. On your way out of town stop and take the walking tour of historic downtown Dayton.  You are sure to catch some major nostalgic vibes. You can even grab dinner in Dayton at the Joel Palmer House, ranked as one of Oregon’s finest historic homes and is on both Oregon and National Historic Registers in downtown Dayton. Our cuisine revolves around wild mushrooms, truffles, and the local Oregon bounty of fresh produce and Pinot Noir.  It is a premier dinning experince so if your budget  needs something more affordable try one of our suggestions below.


Champoeg State Heritage Area-hiking, biking, camping, fishing, boating, frisbee golf, Champoeg visitors center & pioneer museum

Kristen’s Day Trip Suggestion:  This could be a spectacular full-day trip if you visit Wayward Winds Lavender Farm first right as we open at 10 am, then head to Champoeg State Park. Pack a good picnic lunch, some snacks, water, and bring your bikes along. Stop in at the “Champoeg Visitor Center: Exhibits tell the story of the people who have shaped this landscape, from the Kalapuya Indians to fur trappers to the settlers who built the town. Tour on your own or take a guided walk to learn what happened to the bustling town of Champoeg, and who were the early settlers.” Then head out back to the “Manson Barn and Farmstead: Behind the Visitor Center lies an 1860s-style garden and barn. Both depict what life would have been like for homesteaders Donald and Felicite Manson.” It’s one of my favorite gardens to visit. Sometimes the gift shop even sells heirloom seeds. Then head down to the park to bike or hike the trails. Or you might prefer to play a round of frisbee golf. If you choose to bike the trail, with a little finagling, the trail will ultimately lead you to the historic Butteville General Store where my family fuels up on ice cream for the ride back. You are guaranteed to be pooped out after this day’s adventure!


Perrydale Trails

15900 W. Perrydale Rd, Sheridan, Oregon 


Ellie’s Tips: Visit the website ahead of time to schedule your ride time or overnight horse camping trip. Perrydale Trails is open seasonally to horseback riders June-October (as weather permits). Enjoy beautiful views and wonderful, safe trail training with your horses at Perrydale Trails! If you need extra help, training and lessons are available on-site with the owners. Perrydale Trails also offers short informational obstacle training videos for you to view online as well. This is sure to be a memorable and relationship-building experience for you and your horse!


99W Drive-In Theater

3110 Portland Rd, Newberg OR

(503) 538-2738

Cameo Theatre- A historic theater

304 E 1st St

Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 538-4479

Kristen’s Day Trip Suggestion: Start your day off early at Wayward Winds Lavender Farm and then head to lunch at one of Newberg’s local establishments (take your pick depending on your group needs: Red Hills MarketNewbergundian BistroRosemarinoHoney Pie PizzaRuddik & WoodWolves & PeopleGolden Leaf Thai,  La Sierra). After you get a bite to eat do some wine tasting at any number of wineries in the area some of our staff favorites are listed below (some require appointments so plan ahead). Finish up in time to catch a movie at 99W Drive-In or the Cameo Theatre. My family loves the Cameo so much that it is pretty much the theater we go to. I highly recommend candied cigarettes from their snack shop, a personal favorite from my childhood. If you need to grab dinner before or after the movie try Burgerville for quick, delicious, & locally sourced burgers.


Lafayette Locks Historical Park

3986-3998 SE Locks Road, Dayton, OR 97114


River, canoeing, nature walk, picnicking, barbeque pits, playground

Ellie’s Tips: A 7.1 acre park tucked away in the country just outside of Lafayette, this historic park preserves the history of the old locks which used to allow boats to travel up the Yamhill River to McMinnville. This is a great place for the whole family to visit! Plan an afternoon to walk along the nature trail, view the historic locks, and then have a yummy barbeque dinner while the kids play in the playground. 


City of Carlton-Oregon’s Wine Country Capital!

“Carlton, only three short blocks in length, manages to pack in more gastronomy, wineology, and hospitality than most cities ten times its size. Organic cheeses, fresh meats, piquant preserves, creative desserts, and artisan chocolates are all available right on Main. Once a rough-and-tumble logging town, Carlton is now the small but significant epicenter of the North Willamette Valley’s farm and wine scene.”





Durant Winery at Redridge Farm & Nursery-rooted in the landscape of the West, wine, olives, nature trail, plants



Kristen’s Day Trip Suggestion:  Spend your morning at Wayward Winds picking lavender and drinking your choice of lavender iced tea or lemonade and then head over to Durant at Redridge Farm. What I love most about Durant is the lovely grounds. It looks like a Tuscan Villa. It is so beautiful! If you are a gardener this is a must-visit place. Penny Durant, the farm matriarch is a master gardener and her loving touch is what has made Redridge so gorgeous. (I have a serious girl crush on this gracious woman, before I worked for WWL I did a summer season at Durant. It was my post-pandemic recovery job and I loved it! It was such a huge blessing to work under Penny and her crew. I learned so much and got to spend 20 hrs a week on their magical grounds. It was very soul-healing.) I also love that there is something for everyone at Durant. Of course, they have wine tasting, but you must book an appointment, so be sure to plan ahead. If wine isn’t your thing you’ve got lots of other choices, like the olive mill tour and olive oil tastings (or book a more in-depth tasting and tour at their website, anything from an authentic blue glass oil tasting to a tractor tour of the farm while drinking wine and hearing about the history of RR). Maybe you’re the hiking type? No problem. The Durants have a bewitching walking trail that surrounds their property. It walks you through their vineyards, olive grove, and forest. You might even catch sight of Penny’s flock of sheep. The trail pops you out in front of their winery where on a clear day you can see Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. Be sure to meander through their stunning nursery and buy any number of gorgeous plants (and check out their discount bin, where I have found a lot of perfectly good plants for great prices). Finally, don’t miss out on their beautifully curated gift shop. If you want to finish your day with an exceptional place to eat I recommend the Bistro Maison, an authentic French restaurant on 3rd street in Mac. 



Bells Up Winery-private tasting apts only

27895 NE Bell Road

Newberg, Oregon 97132



Kristen’s Tip:  You won’t meet more enjoyable people. Booking a private tasting with Dave & Sara is worth your time and effort. They are located just down the hill from WWL and their view is stunning. Bring a charcuterie board while you taste and be sure to tell them that Kristen Sandoz sent you!  


Leah Jorgensen Cellars-apt only

Oregon’s Premier Cabernet Franc Producer

Website & to book a tasting

Kriten’s Tip: There’s a lot of pinot noir in the Willamette Valley, but it’s not for everyone. If you are craving something else give Leah Jorgensen Cellars a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed.


Argyle Winery

691 OR-99W 

Dundee OR

Ellie’s Tips: Known specifically for its sparkling wines, Argyle Winery is sure to have something that everyone will enjoy. Argyle has a beautiful modern tasting room with manicured landscaping right off of 99W in Dundee, and it is about 15 minutes away from Wayward Winds. Book ahead to secure your spot for their tasting experience, or drop in anytime Friday through Sunday to enjoy a glass of wine in the lounge. Seating is by availability! 



Killdeer Distillery

20000 NE Wind Ridge Rd

Newberg, OR 97132

Phone: 503-421-3881


Drop-in tastings Friday-Sunday 12-5 pm. 

Call for an appointment for an alternate day/time.

Kristen’s Tip:  Not a winery but a fun change for the taste buds. Kate and Colin are easygoing and know how to laugh. My son goes to school with their oldest daughter, so tell them “Manny’s Mom”, sent you!



Places to Eat


Jem 100 Ice Cream Saloon $

208 N Main St, Newberg OR

A 50’s style diner serving classic burgers and more, including over 30 flavors of ice cream.

(503) 538 6191


Burgerville $- locally sourced burgers

2514 Portland Rd

Newberg, OR 97132




Ruddick & Wood $$$- a tavern & restaurant in the heart of the Willamette Valley

720 East 1st St. 

Newberg, OR 

(503) 487-6133



Rosmarino Osteria Italiana $$$$-reservation only

714 E 1st St

Newberg, OR 97132




The Newbergundian Bistro $$

203 Villa Road

Newberg, OR 97132

(971) 832-8687



Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery $$

Springbrook Farm

30203 NE Benjamin Road

Newberg, OR 97132

(971) 832-8736 Tap Room

(971) 281-8497 Brewery Office



Red Hills Market $$-local goodness

155 SW 7th Street, Dundee OR



Honey Pie Pizza $$-down the alley

112 1/2 S College St

Newberg, OR 97132


A unique pizza experience in an old garage.  We recommend the “Honey Pie Pizza”.

Golden Leaf Thai $$

Golden Leaf Thai

505 E 1st St

Newberg, Oregon 97132

(503) 538-7515



The Historic Butteville Store $$-The Oldest Continuously Operating Retail Est. in Oregon

10767 Butte St NE, Aurora, OR 97002

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Ice Cream

See the website for seasonal hours

You can download their entire band schedule for 2023

Kristen’s Tip: Ride your bike or take a long hike from Champoeg State Park to Butteville General Store, grab lunch or ice cream before heading back.  Their ice cream is handmade in small batches and is just about divine.  Since you’re making a day of lavender adventures you must try their Lavender Blueberry & Lemon ice cream…so so so good!


The Joel Palmer House Restaurant $$$$-Oregon Food, Oregon Wine, and Oregon Excellence.

600 Ferry Street

Dayton, Oregon 97114




Art Galleries


Chehalem Cultural Center– Art Gallery

415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 487-6883



Art with Elegance– The Studio 306

Come Visit | 306 East Sherman Street, Newberg, Oregon 97132

Opening Hours: Friday and Saturday / 11 am – 4 pm

And graciously by appointment –Text 503.816.6447

*If the lights are on, an artist is there — you are welcome to stop in. Please knock loudly!




Wine Country Antiques

415 E Hancock Street, Newberg Oregon 97132

Open Monday-Saturday from 10-5; Sunday from 11-5


Cute antique mall tucked away in a quaint old house right next door to the Newberg Public Library and the Chehalem Cultural Center. There’s something here for everyone!


Lafayette Schoolhouse Antique Mall

748 3rd Street, Lafayette, Oregon 97127

Open Monday-Sunday from 10-5


Tucked away in the town of Lafayette, just west of Newberg, is the Lafayette Schoolhouse Antique Mall. This antique mall is found in a 3-story 1912 schoolhouse that boasts one of Oregon’s largest collections of antiques from over 100 different antique dealers. 

Ewing Young Park

1201 S. Blaine St.

Newberg, OR 97132


Kristen’s Day Trip Suggestions: If you have active kids and/or a dog Ewing Young Park is a great place to go before heading to Wayward Winds. Scooters and skateboards are allowed at the skate park and the trail is a perfect place to take a walk. You might even find a trail offshoot that leads down to the stream and is perfect for dipping toes in on a hot day. After you get some energy out at Ewing Young Park, head up to Wayward Winds and have some lavender lemonade with the picnic lunch you packed for the day. Your pooch is welcome on a lead & kids are welcome off a lead! Then of course you have to do the maze and hunt for Mr. Twickel, our farm mascot, who hides around the grounds waiting to be found by little people. After that…head home for an afternoon nap or early bedtime! You’re welcome.


Hopefully you’ve found something that calls to you in this long list of ideas.  All of us at the farm are looking forward to seeing guests on our beautiful grounds again.

See ya soon!

Kristen, Marilyn, Eillie, and the rest of the Purple Tie Dye Gang!