On the Water

Take advantage of Oregon’s beautiful summer months by getting onto the water and exploring the adventures of the Willamette. Rent a kayak or canoe and cruise down the river from one of the multiple drop-offs that are walking distance from The Independence Hotel. Want something more structured? Embark on the Willamette River trail using one of the four printed guides to spot local flora and fauna, track river features or learn the history of the area. For those with kids, or those recovering from a previous day of wine tasting, rent a tube and float the Willamette instead enjoying the slow and steady pace of the lazy river’s natural current.