Activities at Brookside Inn | Willamette Valley Fishing, Bird Watching & Cycling
Spend the day at the Inn just relaxing…walking around the grounds, enjoying a picnic lunch on the lawn, reading a favorite book by the stone fireplace in the great room. At the end of your day, relax with a glass of pinot on the wrap-around deck as you watch the sun go down.
We have partnered with Oregon Fishing club (OFC.ORG) to provide a private venue for catch and release trout and bass fishing for our guests (no seasonal restrictions or license required):
“We (OFC) recently stocked a lot of big trout in the Brookside Inn Pond so the fishing is good right away. With the improvements we will be making to the riparian vegetation and shoreline access, the fishing will soon be “great”. The pond has a mature canopy of shade trees and enough water flow to maintain the pond level throughout the summer. In addition, the pond has an aggressive population of resident bass.”
— Bruce Harpole, Director
Oregon Fishing Club
Sit quietly on one of the decks and watch the numerous birds that have been sighted on the property. Osprey, hawks, finches, quail, grouse, ducks, geese, woodpeckers, and humming birds to name a few. The five-acre pond and its meandering creek are part of the natural flyway path of the Canada geese on both their fall and spring migration through the Willamette Valley.
We have binoculars available, but you may wish to bring your own if you are an avid bird watcher.