The campus sits on a hill between Gaston, Oregon and Bald Peak road, amidst the beautiful Wilamette Valley. Nearby farms and communities offer the benefit of living in a semi-rural setting with close proximity to a major metropolitan area with shopping, theaters and entertainment. The setting lends itself to hiking, biking, and activities in nature.
The college is currently refurbishing a large gymnasium located on campus, running track, and tennis courts. The usual recreational sports are available for personal enjoyment. The college encourages creativity for all recreational activities–full moon hikes up through the valley to Bald Peak, group outings, inspired student-created music and entertainment and service opportunities that help the surrounding communities.
Portland International Test Rose Gardens
Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is about 50 minutes from Ananda College, is free and on a clear day features a captivating view of snowcapped Mt. Hood, overlooking the city.
Portland Japanese Gardens
Visit the world renowned Japanese Gardens while you’re near Portland. The stunning gardens are beautiful year round.
The Oregon Coastal beaches are 90 minutes away. Cannon Beach features 4 miles of flat, sandy walking beach, from downtown south to Arch Cape.
Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest is Saturday, June 15, 2013. It’s a fun day at the beach, free, and anyone can participate. Sculpting begins at 8:00 a.m. and judging begins at 1:00 p.m. Low tide is 11:30 and high tide is 6:30 p.m.
Portland’s Shops, Galleries & Restaurants
Portland has a vibrant downtown area. Take a walk on Portland’s 23rd avenue for fun shops and cafes, and include a visit to New Renaissance Bookshop for everything mystical, healing and spiritual.
The Mt. Hood ski area and renowned Timberline Lodge is approximately 2 1/2 hours from the campus.
Scenic Columbia River Gorge is less than two hours away.
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