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Experience Autumn by Bike

October is not a month to miss in Roseburg and the great Umpqua Valley. The mornings are crisp, the days are warm and bright, the leaves are vibrant in color, the farms are bustling, and the vineyards are ripe. One of the best ways to experience Roseburg’s noteworthy harvest season is to do it by…

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Local Farms & Markets

Where Growing is Great With a uniquely mild and forgiving climate and fairly isolated region, Douglas County is argued to be not only one of the best counties in Oregon to garden, but one of the top areas in the world. Over the last 10 to 15 years, Douglas County has seen a 210-day frost-free…

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Covered Bridges of Douglas County

A scenic drive through the great Umpqua Valley makes for a day well spent with plenty to see and taste. Stop by the local farms or markets for an abundance of fresh produce, pop into one of the many local wineries, tasting even more of what the county has to offer, and experience some of Douglas…

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Annual Summer Events Return

Summer in Douglas County will look a bit more normal this year as favorite annual events are making their comeback. Save these dates, book your trip to Roseburg and experience the region's most beloved season filled with smiles, sips, snacks and sunshine. Summer Arts Festival The 52nd Annual…

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Our Favorite Diamond Lake Winter Activities

Diamond Lake is nestled in Douglas County’s scenic backyard in the Umpqua National Forest. While it is a supreme summer hotspot, it also is known to be the perfect winter playground. 79-miles east of Roseburg on Highway 138, Diamond Lake offers cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing…

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Homegrown Haven

Passionate about their community and the bounty of high-quality food grown in Douglas County, Erin Saylor of Saylor Farms and Chad Northcraft of DC Modern Roots collaborated at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with the mission of supporting local, small-scale producers as well as getting…

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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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