Ashland has a large things-to-do list as well as being home to the award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival which produces plays in repertory each year written by William Shakespeare and other playwrights. The season begins mid-February and runs through the end of October.
Never been to Ashland? Not sure what to do or how to spend your time? Ashland, is perfectly situated in the heart of Southern Oregon and offers an abundance of year-round activities such as wine, cheese and chocolate tasting, white water rafting on the Rogue River, kayaking on Emigrant Lake, snow skiing at Mt. Ashland, bicycle the Bear Creek Greenway and take a day trip to Crater Lake National Park to name just a few. There are also nearby golf courses, horseback riding and guided fishing trips. The Hellgate Jet Boat experience is based in Grants Pass, just 45 minutes north of Ashland.
Downtown Ashland offers the finest in boutique and antique shopping, excellent casual and fine dining, art galleries, farmers’ markets, the Varsity Movie Theater, the Oregon Cabaret Dinner Theater and of course the theaters of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Don’t forget to take in the natural and peaceful beauty of Lithia Park, a 93-acre park right in the heart of Ashland.
Gallery of Activities
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