Enjoy wild river rafting trips, backpacking, mountain biking, road cycling, cross country skiing, snowboarding and skiing at Mt. Ashland ski resort, fishing, golf, boating or lazy days enjoying the famous Lithia Park in Ashland.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, offers world-class theatre, with world-class actors. The festival draws approximately 400,000 visitors a year. The Britt Festival in Jacksonville is an outdoor music venue that brings top acts from styles such as jazz, classical, pop, country, independent, folk & rock. Many nearby towns have their own local theatres offering plays and musical talent from all over the USA.
Education is extremely important, and we have it all. Southern Oregon University (SOU) is located near downtown Ashland. Rogue Community College has two campuses, with the main campus in Medford. There are numerous private schools, alternative schools, art & theater schooling, seminars and retreats in the surrounding area.