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Glorious hiking as close at Old Stone Fort Park
Old Fort State Park in Manchester is only about a 30-minute drive from downtown McMinnville. If youre in the mood for the harmonious balance created by cascading waterfalls, the state park makes a great, and affordable, day trip. Admission is free.
If you’re looking for a day trip that’s as close as nearby Manchester, look no further than picturesque Old Stone Fort State Park.The state park is like a peaceful dream for waterfall lovers who can frolic along a gentle walking trail while enjoying Duck River and all its scenic beauty. The waterfalls are aplenty and so are soaring cliff-top views that will have visitors creeping to the edge to catch all of nature’s splendor. The drops are more than 100 feet straight down so don’t get too close.The park’s namesake, Old Stone Fort, was built during the Middle Woodland Period, which is 1,500 to 2,000 years ago.