June is Great Outdoors Month - a month to celebrate the outdoors and outdoor activities.   According to the Great Outdoors Month website, Great Outdoors Month started as Great Outdoors Week in 1998 under President Clinton.  Since then it has expanded through subsequent administrations (Bush, Obama, and Trump) to include the entire month of June.  (Great Outdoors, 2018). The purpose of Great Outdoors Month is to encourage people “to connect with and enjoy America’s great outdoors.” (Great Outdoors, 2018).

Great Outdoors Month includes a number of celebratory days focused on different aspects of outdoor life. Including National Trails Day, National Fishing & Boating Week, National Get Outdoors Day, National Marina Day,Great Outdoors Day of Service, and the Great American Camp Out.  

But don't just limit yourself to a month enjoying the great out doors, you've got the whole summer, and year ahead of you! Here are some websites with more information to help you figure out your next great outdoor adventure:


Don't forget, 1Search is available to help you with your information needs. Or ask a librarian!


Exhibit Titles:

Title Author Location Call Number
100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington Sullivan, William L. circulating/browsing GV199.42.O7 S85 2011
100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades Sullivan, William L. circulating/browsing GV199.42.O7 S72 2005
100 Hikes, Travel Guide Oregon Coast & Coast Range Sullivan, William L. circulating/browsing GV199.42.O7 S7344 2005
Aconcagua Logan, Joy circulating/browsing GV199.44.A72 A2647 2011
Atlas of Yellowstone Marcus, Meacham, Rodman, Steingisser, Allan & West oversize G1477.Y4 A8 2012
Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon Jones, Philip N. circulating/browsing GV776.O7 J66 2007
Central Oregon Cascades: 100 hikes Sullivan, William L. circulating/browsing GV199.42.O7 S72 2015
Crater Lake National Park: a history Harmon, R. circulating/browsing F882.C8 H37 2002
Exploring Oregon's Wild Areas Sullivan, William L. circulating/browsing GV191.42.O7 S85 2002
Hiking Oregon's History Sullivan, William L. circulating/browsing SF309.B17 2013
Horses, hitches, and rocky trails Back, Joe circulating/browsing SF309.B17 2013
Into Thin Air Krakauer, Jon circulating/browsing GV199.44.E85 K725 1998
Kayaking Dillon, Pamela S., Oyen, Jeremy circulating/browsing GV783.K39 2009
On Nature: great writers on the great outdoors Tarcher, Jeremy P. circulating/browsing QH81.O674 2002
Pacific Northwest Wildflowers Fagan, Damian circulating/browsing QK144.F34 2006
Paddling Oregon Keller, Robb circulating/browsing GV776.O7 K45 1998
Sharing nature with children Cornell, Joseph overflow circulation QH53.C77 1998
Soggy Sneakers: a paddler's guide to Oregon rivers Giordano, Peter circulating/browsing GV776.06 S63 2004
Sportsman's voice : hunting and fishing in America Duda, Jones & Criscione oversize SK41.D83 2010
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Bailey, Elisabeth T. circulating/browsing SF459.S48 B35 2010

Past Exhibits