Fall in Ashland: Great Outdoors and Tasty Pours

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Getaway to the newest wine country in Oregon–it’s the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon and your destination is Ashland. At the convergence of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges lies Ashland, a town with epic outdoors, award-winning wines and a welcoming vibe.

And this fall promises to be one of the most spectacular for foliage colors. Each season brings out Ashland’s best and none surpasses fall. Its crisp cool nights and warm sunny days promise a snowy winter to come. Add a glass of Tempranillo to that and it couldn’t get any better.

Amazing terrain with endless trails for hiking, mountain biking and exploring in the 15,000-acre Ashland Watershed and on Mt. Ashland at 7,600 feet await your adventurous soul. Take a day hike on the Pacific Crest Trail or on Grizzly Peak with views of Mt. Shasta, California and Pilot Rock. For the adventure cyclist, the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway offers 50 miles, climbing 5,000 feet in elevation beginning and ending in Ashland. After your ride check out one of the local micro-breweries to cool the pipes.

With ten lakes and five major rivers within an hour’s drive, Ashland is the ideal base camp for your fall adventures including fishing for Chinook Salmon or Steelhead on the Rogue and Klamath rivers.

Venturing to Crater lake, Oregon’s only National Park makes for a great day trip from Ashland. Or just relax and take in the amazing scenery with the rolling hills and 93-acre Lithia Park just off the Historic Downtown Plaza.

Plan your trip to take in Ashland’s culinary scene with more than 100 restaurants. Distinctive flavors and talent abound in Ashland. Locally sourced ingredients coupled with innovative menus and hand-crafted wines, beers and cocktails offer something that is gaining international attention.

Taste the compelling varietals of wine produced in the warmest, southernmost AVA in Oregon, the Rogue Valley. Ashland is home to five of the 100 amazing wineries to visit or make a day of it by exploring the Upper Rogue, Applegate or Bear Creek wine trails.

Explore Ashland, as YOU like it, this fall. Discover Ashland’s wineries at travelashland.com/page.asp?navid=922 and learn more at travelashland.com.

 

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