Once you have allowed yourself to become enchanted by the culture and wonderful landscapes of Medford, Oregon, you may not want to leave. You will find many natural wonders in this region that was formed by volcanic lava flows. There is something to do for everyone in your family. Reserve one of these hotels in Medford, OR for a trip you will not soon forget.
Once you are settled in Medford, begin your vacation by visiting these attractions:
Drive along the Rogue River and enjoy the splendid vistas along the route. You may boat, fish or swim in the river. Choose to sightsee along the upper Rogue or kayak in the middle. You may also embark on the Hellgate Jetboat Excursion in Grants Pass. Hiking trails are accessible along the river as well.
If you do choose to hike, your entire family will enjoy the Natural Bridge Loop; the geological formations are amazing! This two-mile trail will eventually navigate through a lava cave for approximately 200 feet.
Spend an afternoon at the Medford Railroad Park, where you can ride on a real built-to-scale steam train. You can also view full-size railroad cars and send messages in the park using a working telegraph system.
Partake in the cultural offerings of Medford, starting with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where you can witness spectacular performances of plays by Shakespeare as well as other playwrights.
Entertain your palate, as well, by touring the RoxyAnn Winery, where you can sample a number of Bordeaux-style varietals. This winery was founded at Hillcrest Orchard, an orchard that is now a part of the National Register of Historic Places. There are regular wine tastings here, as well as weekly musical events.
Should you decide to venture outside the Medford region, be sure to first visit iconic Crater Lake, just under two hours away. You can marvel at this lake created by the explosion of the Mount Mazama volcano more seven centuries ago. At 1,943 feet, it is the deepest lake in the United States.
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