Scenic Viewpoint in Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
You barely need to leave the parking lot before you're treated with one of the most stunning views on the entire Refuge. Overlook Plaza, between the Visitor Center and the Administrative Buildling, offers a view of gorgeous wetlands that are filled with migrating waterfowl in the winter and aflutter with songbirds in the spring and summer. Look for the large tree snag (dead, leafless tree) a few hundred yards away. This is a favorite hang-out for bald eagles.