Cottage Grove, Covered Bridge

About Cottage Grove…

Cottage Grove is the third largest city in Lane County. The city was incorporated in 1887, but the people living on the east side rebelled in 1893 and founded East Cottage Grove


Arts and Culture of Cottage Grove

The largest festivals in Cottage Grove are Bohemia Mining Days, the Western Oregon Exposition/Cottage Grove Family Fair and the Covered Bridge Festival. In 2018 Cottage Grove tried to beat the world record for largest Toga Party, which was celebrated in the Bohemia Park.

Cottage Grove is known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon” with six covered bridges near the city. Five of the six bridges, Chambers Covered Bridge, Currin Bridge, Dorena Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge, and Stewart Bridge, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Centennial Covered Bridge is a replica bridge constructed from materials salvaged from dismantled bridges. The Swinging Bridge is a historic suspension footbridge.

Several films have been filmed in Cottage Grove. In 1926, Buster Keaton‘s The General was filmed in Cottage Grove and the surrounding countryside. The movie included a spectacular locomotive crash, and the wrecked train became a minor tourist attraction until it was dismantled for scrap during World War II The 1973 movie Emperor of the North Pole was filmed in and around Cottage Grove, as were parts of the 1978 movie Animal House The 25th anniversary of Animal House’s release was celebrated by the citizens with a toga party on August 30, 2003, on Main Street, which is where the climactic parade sequence from the movie was filmed. Portions of the movie Stand By Me were filmed along the railroad tracks east of Cottage Grove, which are now the Row River National Recreation Trail, a bicycle and walking trail.[19]Ricochet River, starring Kate Hudson, was filmed in Cottage Grove in 1997.

Cottage Grove Offers two Golf courses: Middlefield and Hidden Valley.

Local Favorite Restaurant’s:

Ax and Fiddle enjoy their garden fresh dishes.

If you are looking for more fine dining check out the Stacy’s Covered Bridge or the Seasons At The Village Greens.


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