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Ashland OR Outdoor Recreation

Ashland OR Outdoor Recreation

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir

When you arrive in Ashland OR, you are presented with copious amounts of outdoor activities at your fingertips. Based on its remote location hundreds of miles from major cities, and ideally situated between two mountain ranges and near to lakes, rivers, creeks, caves and just 2 hours to the Pacific ocean, visitors and locals alike are rewarded with nearly limitless natural beauty to enjoy and discover. Ashland’s idyllic climate ensures that the options for outdoor adventures are impressively abundant throughout all four seasons.

The first part of our Ashland OR outdoor recreation section includes the following activities: mountain biking, road biking, birding, camping, canoeing, climbing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, fishing, golf, hiking and horseback riding.

Our second portion of outdoor activities in and around Ashland OR include these activities: Lake Kayaking, River Kayaking, Motor Boating, Rafting, Road Running, Trail Running, Sailing, Snowshoeing, Surfing, Swimming, Walking, and Zip-lining.

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White Rabbit Trail

Ashland OR Outdoor Recreation Safety Note: Please remember that outdoor recreation activities can be dangerous. The single most important aspect of any outdoor adventure is to be safe and to be prepared. If you have questions regarding what you should bring for your particular outdoor adventure, please be sure to get them answered before your trip. Online searches, books, local outdoor stores, ranger stations and outdoor guides are good resources to consult in anticipation of your outdoor experience. Some ideas of what to bring, though not necessarily an exclusive list: proper footgear, rain gear, warm jacket, hat, gloves, layered clothing, ample water and/or water filter, food and emergency food rations, first aid kit, flashlight or headlamp, whistle and mirror to signal searchers, bear spray, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, emergency blanket or shelter, maps & compass or GPS and altitude reading device, waterproof matches or lighter, candle, knife, Leatherman and/or tool kit, and trash bag to carry out your trash.

Always check trail difficulty, tell others where you’re headed and when you’ll be back. Check weather and fire restrictions. If new to the area, do not go out alone. Do not rely on cell phones. Be ready to spend the night if needed. 


Ashland OR Outdoor Recreation

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