Loop south on Route 213 to visit the hamlet of Marquam and see newborn alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch, just north of town. Bill and Jennifer Cameron tend to over 80 of the South American ungulates on their 18-acre property, where the offspring, known as crias, begin showing up in June. An onsite store sells alpaca wool rugs and socks as well as high-dollar ponchos.
Once you have your cuteness fill, head three miles south to Scotts Mills County Park, where you can relax next to a 10-foot-high waterfall on Butte Creek or take in the sight of rushing water from a newly renovated trail.
Rolling north on country lanes through the wide-open Willamette Valley brings you to Canby, home to Starlight Flower Farm. Call first, then duck down a cul-de-sac to create your own bouquets of zinnias and dahlias. Visit the gift shop for locally made jewelry, wooden birdhouses, and soaps.
Take home poultry, eggs, and grass-fed lamb from SuDan Farm, or pick up sheep fleece. Just call ahead to make sure owners Susie and Dan Wilson will be there to greet you.