Wine + Adventure + Culture Bucket List

A quick guide to what’s widely considered not-to-be-missed.

Visit Wineries & Taste Everything

Many Rogue Valley wines are award-winning but hard to find outside the area due to their limited production. Now’s your chance to bring home something special. Visit as many Rogue Valley tasting rooms as you can and bring home some exclusive bottles to impress your friends.

Crater Lake National Park

Oregon’s #1 must-see wow.  See the deepest lake in North America with a color that defies description.  Hike one of many Crater Lake trails, enjoy a boat tour or take a sunset jump into the cold blue waters.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland, Oregon is a theater mecca and its driving force is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, mounting live shows from musicals to the avant garde, in 3 venues, 6 days a week, 8 months a year.  Shows are planned to re-launch in 2021.  

Britt Music & Arts Festival 

Jacksonville is the home to four glorious months of music.  An all-star ensemble comprised of musicians from some of the finest orchestras in the country, plus top country and indie acts play is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater.  Pick up local Rogue Valley wine and a picnic for the show. 

Oregon Wine Experience Event

The broader Oregon wine community plus guest chefs from all over descend on the Rogue Valley to show and tell and eat and drink for a long, delicious weekend every August.  

Raft, Hike or Fish the Rogue River

It wasn’t named the first wild and scenic river in the nation by Congress for nothing. Fans flock from all over the country to hike the Rogue River Trail, fish for steelhead and ride the rapids.  Grab a guide and get out on the water.

Mt. Ashland  

For summer hikes or winter sports: Mt. Ashland has 23 trails on 200 acres plus chute skiing in a glacial cirque called The Bowl. 

Lake of the Woods

One of those magical Southern Oregon lakes that seems to appear from thin air after a beautiful drive through ancient forests. Classic campground and boat rentals.

Ride the Rogue Valley

Cycle the Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway: An epic route to ride a little or a long way.   Or for more of a meander, roll past lush vineyards and lavender farms in the Applegate Valley cycling route.