Ashland Oregon

Travel to Ashland Oregon

Ashland Oregon is a northwest cultural center surrounded by national forests, beautiful mountains, and rushing streams. The town is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Wineries, incredible whitewater rafting, and to Momentum River Expeditions.  It is also the jumping off point for many of our rafting trips.

Below is information on  some of our favorite things to do around Ashland. We can also email you information on places to stay, places to eat, and even more things to do. It is definitely a town that you can spend some time in we love it here!


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival:

Named “one of America’s top five regional theaters” by Time magazine, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival draws visitors from around the world. If there is a play that you are set on seeing, please plan ahead because many performances sell out. Even if you are not a big Shakespeare fan they have contemporary plays and the outdoor theatre is an amazing experience in itself.
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The Britt Festival

Operating for over 40 years, the Britt Festivals has become the Pacific Northwest’s premiere outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the historic 1850s gold-rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon, Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, dance, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop, and country music. Bring a picnic dinner and wine!


Southern Oregon Wineries

This area is becoming famous for its wines. Southern Oregon Wineries Association provides a comprehensive list with links to each one.


Trail Running and Hiking

Ashland has become a mecca for ultra-marathoners and now is home for some of the world’s best long distance runners (think “Born to Run”). There are miles of trails leaving right from town. For more information about trail running, visit Rogue Valley Runners in downtown. If you have more time, there are many options within a short drive’s distance. We recommend Grizzly Peak for wildflowers, Pilot Rock to escape the heat, or the section of the Pacific Crest Trail that passes through the area.


Mountain Biking

Ashland is famous for its mountain biking. There are miles of trails in the area, manyAshland is famous for its mountain biking. There are miles of trails in the area, many of which can be accessed right from town. If downhill is more your style, contact Ashland Mountain Adventures for a shuttle ride to Mount Ashland. For mountain bike rentals and trail maps contact Siskiyou Cyclery.