Ashland, Oregon

Ashland -Welcome2017: I’m finally updating more of my old html pages to the new WordPress format and am starting with my first visits to Oregon when I started RVing. I am planning a return visit this year, so I’m trying to get caught up.  🙂

2005: I decided to spend the winter of 2005 in the Ashland area for several reasons. I’d heard it described as a perfectly precious little town surrounded by the ancient Siskiyou and the volcanic Cascade Mountain Ranges. While they are adorned with snow in the winter, the town itself rarely is, and it sounded like the winter weather was less bleak than in Portland. Its surrounding parks and activities look plenty inviting being near Crater Lake as well as the redwoods. I was further convinced when absolutely every person who had been there got a bright look on their face as they told me how glorious it is.

Ashland - clouds across road

It was a beautiful day when I arrived, and I loved the way the soft clouds moving across the road welcomed me. Low hanging clouds on mountains have always entranced me, so it took it as a great sign.

Ashland-MapAshland lies nestled in the midst of the bountiful and beautiful Rogue River Valley. Only 15 miles north of the California border, it provides a proper welcome to the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

With spectacular recreational, cultural and scenic opportunities, this Oregon gem of a town is not to be missed as a stop most worthy of exploration.

I really enjoyed the time I spent here, and you can check out what I did in the Ashland Area by scolling down to that set of links in the table to the left.

Ashland-Plaza 1Ashland Plaza has charming shops and restaurants.

Ashland-Plaza 2

Looking the opposite direction toward Lithia Park, always one of my favorite places to hang out.

Links to More Info on Ashland:

Ashland Information: Area Attractions:
City of Ashland – This is a great resource site, with interesting, detailed info about all aspects of the city, historic to present day, including maps. Lithia Park (City of Ashland) – In the hub of downtown sits Lithia Park, Ashland’s crown jewel. Map
Stage Coach to Center Stage (a really nice NPS site)  Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Chamber of Commerce  Oregon Wine and Farm Tour
Oregon.com Ashland specific info Things to Do in Ashland Oregon (Insight to Ashland)
Ashland Weather 10 Cool Things to do in Ashland (besides watching Shakespeare)
Lithia Park (NPS.gov)

arrow-rightCheck out my Lithia Park page, the “Crown Jewel” of Ashland and one of my favorite places during my stay here.

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