In June 2013 the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will re-open, featuring a new way to experience the historic trek. Wagon-style buildings house interactive spaces and hand-on learning including making buttermilk and packing supplies, while video projection, iPad applications and kiosks will bring the past to life in a new modern way that will keep the kids’ attention.
Cyclists can go a step further with the Barlow Road Ride, a 100-mile out-and-back course running from the End of the Oregon Trail to Government Camp along the Barlow road route taken by pioneers to go around Mt. Hood to reach Oregon City. The second annual century ride is slated for August 17-18, 2013 and will again raise funds for the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum.