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Put some Zip in your day!
Summer fun….Spend a lovely day at Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure in Central Point Oregon just a few miles from Ashland Oregon. Open 7 days a week all year round during daylight hours. Have an amazing time zipping through the trees in this adrenaline filled adventure guided by very friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you are looking for something to do that is unique and exhilarating this is the sport for you!
A shuttle bus will take you from Laurel Hill Golf Club in Central Point to the private property. You can enjoy a half day adventure or a full day Zip,Dip & Sip which is Zip lining, River Rafting and Wine Tasting! what could be better than that!
For info rvziline.com
Rogue River Rafting Trips.
Spend an idyllic day on the beautiful Rogue River with Noah’s Rafting and fishing trips. There are many types of half or full day trips, you can go kayaking or exhilarating and exciting whitewater rafting or maybe escape the hot weather with a leisurely trip floating along in a large and comfortable raft is for you, with guides who will tell you all about the flora and fauna including deer and birds that you will encounter along the Rogue River. There are also multi day wilderness trips that include all food and accommodation. If fishing is what you love there are fly fishing day trips or 3 to 4 day adventure trips where you could catch salmon, steelhead or sturgeon. Spend lovely days along the uncrowded Rogue River and nights in a cozy lodge. Whatever you chose you are guaranteed to have a lot of summer fun!
October 8th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland’s Lithia Park best Great Public Space in America
Ashland’s Crown Jewel “ Lithia Park ” is named one of the top 10 best Great Public Spaces in America by the American Planning Association.
The ceremony to honor Lithia Park took place on the lawn above the upper duck pond, a plaque was presented to the Ashland Parks and Recreation team on Wednesday October 1st. 2014.
Lithia Park is a 93 acre landmark named for the Lithium Oxide Spring Water that bubbles up into the fountain on the Plaza. The park that was designed by landscape architect John McLaren ( who also designed San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park ) it has an organic layout and follows the natural terrain along Ashland Creek. You will find while walking through the colorful Park… Duck Ponds, Emerald Lawns, a Japanese Garden, Tennis Courts, Children’s Playground, Picnicking Areas, a Rose Garden and wonderful trails through the natural environment and the lush canopy of sycamores, maples and oak trees.
Lithia Park was named in the list with other notable public spaces such as The Cliff Walk in Newport R.I, Lake Mirror Park in Lakeland Florida and Rainier Vista in Seattle Washington among others. So we are in good company, visitors and locals enjoy our beautiful year round paradise, wander along the sparkling Ashland Creek and take time to smell the flowers. Lithia Park is a great place for the whole family.
July 25th, 2014 by Julie
Every Wednesday,Friday and Saturdays during the summer months Ashland Park and Recreation offers free guided tours through beautiful Lithia Park,
Starting at 10am the walks last about an hour and a half. All ages are welcome to stroll through the park and learn about the flowers,trees,water,geology and history of this famous park.
No reservations are required, just meet everyone at the Ashland Plaza entrance of Lithia Park, and have an enjoyable morning learning about nature, in one of the most amazing parks you will ever visit.
See you in the park!
July 10th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Oregon has so much to offer visitors, it’s a small town bursting with sophistication but also wacky and wonderful too, it’s a friendly place, where everyone has time to chat!!
Ashland is home to the Tony Award Winning and world famous “Oregon Shakespeare Festival ” the jewel in the crown of our town. With it’s three iconic and beloved Theatres all in the center of downtown Ashland.
It’s not only a great Get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but as you arrive in Ashland you take a deep breath ready for renewal, restoration and the healing power of our glorious and famous small town.
There are so many things to do when you come to visit Ashland, it’s an art lovers dream, has lots of music events, fabulous dining, boutique wineries, river rafting, birding, hiking trails and Lithia Park which is on the list of “National Register of Historic Places”.
June 16th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Oregon has always been special, now it’s official according to Fodor’s annual list of the best of the best ” Best Ten Small Towns”.
CNN reports that some of the best towns in the US are the small towns. Arabella Bowen, executive editorial director of Fodor’s Travel reports “There has been a big uprise in traveling to smaller towns that have some quirky and regional appeal”
Ashland has much to offer visitors, it’s the home to the Tony Award Winning and world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival” with it’s three iconic and beloved Theatres all in the center of downtown Ashland. Coming to visit Ashland is an Event!!
There are many other things to do in and around Ashland… Oregon Cabaret Theatre , the Green Show, many boutique local wineries, art galleries, River rafting, birding, quaint and unique shops in downtown Ashland, fabulous world class restaurants, and the beautiful Lithia Park listed on ” The National Register of Historical Places” which has more than 90 acres of pristine trails for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.
Jean-Pierre and Julie at the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast a unique and historic beautifully restored farm house built in 1855. We at the Blue Moon endeavor to give our guests a very warm welcome, a concierge experience with a personal touch and a sumptuous three course gourmet breakfast every morning.
June 10th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland has 180 acres of parkland, also over 430 acres of undeveloped land, there are more than 20 miles of trails mostly centered around Lithia Park that visitors and locals can enjoy year round. Two favorites are the White Rabbit Trail and Looking Glass Loop Trail.
Maps can be purchased at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and also can be seen on the Trails website http://www.ashlandtrails.org/