Articles by Sarah Lemon

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What are the most beautiful sites in Southern Oregon? What is the best beach for RVs?

In the Southern Oregon Region, the most beautiful site arguably is Crater Lake, the centerpiece of the state’s only national park and a sacred site to native tribes long before settlers discovered it. The summertime and wintertime landscapes…

October 17th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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What are some of the best spots to view fall leaves between Crater Lake and Lakeview?

Greetings from Southern Oregon, West of Crater Lake in northern Jackson County, there are stands of maple that turn orange and crimson this time of year. East of Crater Lake, the fall color show is put on by native aspens. The main concentration is…

October 15th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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What is there to see and do in Grants Pass? Are the roads easily accessible?

Grants Pass is the gateway to the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River. As such, it is renowned for its whitewater rafting. For those who prefer to see the river from a motorized craft, there is Hellgate Jetboat Excursions. Grants Pass also is…

August 30th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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What are some good kid-friendly activities in Roseburg?

Whenever Ivacationed as a child in Roseburg, we always went to Wildlife Safari in nearbyWinston. This is the ultimate kid-friendly activity around Roseburg. Check out thisstory from the Mail Tribune newspaper’s Joy magazine about the…

August 19th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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My wife and I will be traveling four days from Bend to the Oregon Caves. What should we do in between?

If OregonCaves already is on your itinerary and you’re coming from Bend, youshouldn’t miss Oregon’s only national park, Crater Lake. Along withthe Caves, it’s this region’s premiere attraction, as noted in thisrecent story for the…

August 19th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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We live in Northern CA and are looking to go visit a town in Oregon that has nice scenery, shopping, quaint hotels, things to do but not too long of a driving distance since we are looking at a long weekend away – possibly over Thanksgiving. What do you recommend?

It sounds like the town of Ashland is right up your alley. Just off Interstate 5 and just north of the California border, this town is, arguably the region’s main tourist destination. It boasts a wide variety of restaurants and accommodations,…

July 26th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Where is there good berry picking in the Bandon area?

The South Coast is one of the best places to U-pick blueberries, with the prime location beingLanglois, just south of Bandon and north of Port Orford. There are a couple of family-run farms just off Highway 101 that mark their location with signs.…

July 26th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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I’m coming to Ashland to see the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. I want to check out some breweries, some wineries, some natural wonders…. I’d LOVE some ‘local’ (that is, somewhat off-the-obvious-path) suggestions of things to check out. -Kristin G.

You’re on the right track with plans to partake of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland’sclaim to fame. If you haven’t already, see the Mail Tribunenewspaper’s guide to the festival for news and reviews. If you want to take in the…

July 13th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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We are planning a business trip to Ashland in late July. Could you tell me of interesting sites in that area? Any ideas for day trips? Any wineries?

If you’re planning a trip to Ashland, don’t miss Oregon Shakespeare Festival,arguably the town’s claim to fame. See the Mail Tribune newspaper’sguide to the festival. A nice day trip from Ashland is Jacksonville, a nationalhistoric…

July 13th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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We’re touring by car from Vancouver, British Columbia and have 3-4 days available to see some of the highlights of Oregon. Are there any quaint and atmopheric towns in Oregon? We’d like to see mountains, lakes and the coast too. Can you suggest any must-see destinations?

I’m not sure how far into Oregon you were planning on driving, but if you’re looking for atmosphere in the southern part of the state, Ashland is the town for you. Surrounded by mountains (Cascades and Siskiyous), its vibe is about as European…

May 15th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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About Author Sarah Lemon

Sarah Lemon is a writer and editor for the Mail Tribune newspaper in Medford, Ore. The Tribune's food editor, Sarah covers Southern Oregon's unique, up-and-coming food scene in the weekly section, A la Carte, and on her blog, The Whole Dish. She also produces stories on a wide variety of topics from the outdoors, health and fitness to entertainment, the home and gardening for the Tribune and associated publications.

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