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Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest is a national forest occupying parts of the states of Oregon and California. Spanning across a vast area of 1,723,179 acres (697,346 hectares), most of the forest winds along the picturesque Rogue River. Due to its vast expanse, several recreation facilities like hiking, fishing, biking, scenic drives, wildlife viewing, climbing and winter sports, to name a few, are available in the forest. Spend a wonderful day in the lap of nature with your family as you explore its lush green environs, enjoy a leisurely picnic, or rent a cabin and spend the night under a scintillating sky above the forest greens.
Found at the height of 800 feet (243 meters), the Upper and Lower Table Rock are two old volcanic plateaus. A seven million-year-old andesitic lava flow is the reason behind their formation. The sites are historically significant because of the inhabitation of Native Americans approximately 15,000 years before the settlement of European-Americans. Home to nearly 340 species of flora, the dwarf woolly meadowfoam, a type of wildflower can be found near the rocks.
Established in March 2008, DANCIN Vineyards managed by Cindy and Dan Marca specializes in artisan wines. Surrounded by a lush green landscape and characterized by a grape field and a patio, this place has struck a chord with people through its Chardonnay, Port, Barbera and Syrah.
A former sewer treatment plant, the Medford Railroad Park is a popular tourist attraction managed by Medford Garden Railroaders, Morse Telegraph Club, Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club and Southern Oregon Live Steamers. Some of the popular attractions here are Medco's "Four Spot" Willamette Locomotive, a telegraph system which is working, hopper car, HO Scale Track/Trains, caboose and many more. The most notable feature here is that visitors can enjoy a Steam Train ride.
Not too far down from the Hillcrest Orchard is the RoxyAnn Winery, a privately owned winery by people with a love for wine. The climate in and around this area coupled with the favorable lime-stone soil makes it perfect for producing superior wine blends such as Malbec, Cabernet, Grenache amongst others. The winery is centered on the mission of producing quality wines with depth in color and flavor. You can experience tastings at the wine tasting room in comfort. The wineries are also made available for group events and rentals. Certainly, visiting the RoxyAnn Winery is a wonderful trip amidst rolling hills.
An expansive public park in Central Point, Don Jones Memorial Park is popular for its sports field, walking paths, playground, tennis and basketball courts. Besides the sporty areas, this place also has a water park open to the public between the Friday before Memorial Day and till the last Friday of September.
JCLS Medford Library is a well-stocked public library that offers books for people of all ages. They conduct several reading and storytime programs. A good place to take your kids to for getting them into the habit of reading.
Crater Rock Museum in Central Point renowned for being the home to the West Coast's finest rock collection. The museum displays several artifacts such as petrified wood, Native American objects, fossils, minerals and many more. Apart from the exhibit areas, the museum also houses a gift shop and provides facilities for events.
The Bear Creek Park is a 110 acres (44 hectares) expanse of beautiful vegetation. It features a dog area, amphitheater, a BMX track, barbecue spaces, picnic spots and tennis courts.