Elkton’s Butterfly Playground

July, the heart of Oregon’s summer season, is a bit of a blissful time marked by long warm days that invite you to linger longer in the outdoors. In one small town, it’s also the busiest time of the year for the flying insects that some say, speak to our hearts: butterflies! In Elkton, the local residents are… More
: Elkton Butterfly Pavillion


Elkton is called the “Jewel of the Umpqua” for good reason.

The forested town features prized vineyards and countless outdoor adventures. Here in Elkton, anglers catch bass, salmon and steelhead in the lower Umpqua River; butterflies enchant visitors at the large botanical garden; history buffs flock to Fort Umpqua; and oenophiles can discover the Elkton AVA’s hidden-gem wineries.

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