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Stay Safe During Wildfire Season

During this unprecedented fire season, conditions can change for the better or worse within seconds. If staying home is an option, please do so. Staying home will not only be beneficial to your safety but will also keep roads clear of traffic and free up more resources for those who have to evacuate…

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A Weekend on The Great Umpqua Food Trail

The great thing about travel is getting the opportunity to try and discover new food, craft beverages or culinary experiences. The not so great thing about travel is attempting to find hidden gems and only being able to find chain eateries. The Great Umpqua Food Trail is your map to secret, culinary…

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Umpqua Valley Birding

It’s a romantic, summer-sunset sway and at the same time a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Roseburg’s Vaux swift migration is one of the most unique birding events in Western North America as anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000 small birds descend at dusk into an old chimney at the Umpqua Valley…

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Keep Crater Lake Blue

In these strange and uncertain times, outdoor adventures are more appealing and popular than ever. Being outdoors is a great way to get out of the house while being able to socially distance. Sometimes popular locations can be overwhelmed with visitors though. Crowds can overwhelm limited services…

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Best Hikes For Families

Whether you are out to trek some trails and see some sights with the kid carrier, dog leash or the whole clan – the North Umpqua Trail has 79-miles of the most scenic trails in Oregon. Along the “Highway of Waterfalls” – the National Scenic Byway of Highway 138 – visitors have plenty of hiking…

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Lavender Festival 2020

A drive through the Umpqua Valley is nothing short of a scenic paradise offering wide spaces, rolling vineyards, blankets of orchards and fields of gold. Adding a spray of captivating purples and blues to this colorful quilted landscape is a newcomer – lavender. Lavender farms throughout Roseburg…

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Strawberry Season in the Umpqua Valley

The Umpqua Valley is well known for its produce-packed region with a scenic landscape saturated in farms, ranches and vineyards. The climate and soils lend a uniqueness to the area, providing a variety of fruits and vegetables from spring well into fall, and attracting customers from all over the…

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Where to Buy Local Wine

Wine is the perfect souvenir — especially wine from the Umpqua Valley. Fret not if you don’t have time to make it out to a vineyard. Roseburg has plenty of conveniently-located shops with local wines. Bring the taste of the Umpqua Valley home with you. Umpqua Wine Cellar: Very large selection of…

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10 At Home Experiences

The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically pushed pause on day-to-day life, but spending time at home doesn’t have to be all couch and Netflix. As we encourage our community to stay home and stay safe, we also hope this time will provide you with the opportunity to tap into some experiences you wouldn’t…

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Where To Take Your Dog

Roseburg loves your furry friends as much as you do. Here are a few favorite spots that will get you and your dog outside, experiencing Roseburg together. Happy Tails Dog Park is located in the southeast section of downtown Roseburg right off the South Umpqua River. The park is one acre of…

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