As we enter the new year and begin making plans, the greater-Roseburg area should not be overlooked. With an abundance of outdoor activities, unique culture and cuisine, off-the-grid secret spots, and space to roam – experiencing what Roseburg has to offer will be sure to exceed your expectations. 

Considering our highway can bring you from the mountains, through the valley, and then to the coastline in a day’s journey, picking out only 10 bucket-list items for your 2022 trip to Roseburg was tough. For more things to do, read the digital Visitors Guide here

  1. Umpqua Valley wine tasting: As the birthplace of Oregon’s pinot noir, the Umpqua Valley has not stopped being a game changer in the worldwide wine industry. With approximately 4,000 acres of vineyards and over 30 growers and wineries producing more than 40 different varieties, you won’t find anything less than unique, award-winning, high-quality wine here. It’s what we do. 

  2. Great Umpqua Food Trail: Highlighting a variety of different food and drink locations, each unique to Douglas County, visitors can embark on palette-pleasure cruise. Created to be a scenic drive done at your own pace, the handful of designed routes all take about a day's length and showcase everything from breweries to farms to scenic spots and vineyards. Find your favorite trail at www.experienceroseburg.com/great-umpqua-food-trail

  3. Hiking: The Umpqua National Forest has a seemingly endless network of hiking trails that showcase lush forests, stunning geological features and mountain spring-fed bodies of water. Having multiple hiking trails means there’s a wide variety in difficulty and terrain type. The North Umpqua Trail gives hikers the opportunity to hike 79 miles of the North Umpqua River. Plan your next hike here: https://www.experienceroseburg.com/outdoors/hiking-trails

  4. Cat Ski Mt. Bailey: Nestled in the Cascade Mountains and neighboring Diamond Lake, Mount Bailey is home to the country’s longest-running backcountry cat skiing operation. Winter adventure-seekers can hitch a ride on a snowcat and make fresh tracks on an average of 15,000 to 20,000 vertical feet spread across 6,000 acres. And if this experience wasn’t primitive enough, riders don’t have to deal with any crowds. Cat Ski Mt. Bailey is only open to 12 skiers or boarders per day and reservations are required. Call 1-800-733-7593 x222 or visit catskimtbailey.com for more information.

  5. Our lakes: Diamond Lake is referred to as the “Gem of the Cascades.” Summer fun at the lake includes fishing, swimming, boating and camping. Snowy winters offer up cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and an epic tubing hill. Diamond Lake is also stocked with trout and during the winter months is one of the few places in Oregon to go ice fishing. Roseburg is also your gateway to Oregon’s only National Park - Crater Lake. This must-visit sight has unbelievable views of the deepest lake in the United States. The park has plenty of hiking, biking and camping as well as winter activities. 

  6. Graffiti Weekend: Following July 4, Graffiti Weekend is a favorite annual event in Roseburg and the premier car show event in the Pacific Northwest bringing in more than 1,000 classic cars and trucks. Over a handful of days there are back-to-back cruises, competitions, shows and 50s-themed events for the whole family to enjoy. 

  7. Wildlife Safari: Sprawling out on 600 beautiful, hillside acres, Wildlife Safari gives visitors an up-close-and-personal drive-through experience with more than 500 free-roaming animals from around the world, including many endangered species, and includes a free walk-around zoo. 

  8. Music on the Half Shell: Bring a blanket and a bottle of wine as Roseburg invites you into the most epic and intimate of all backyard parties. The free concert series brings in quality music from around the world and is at Stewart Park every Tuesday from mid-June through August.

  9. Road cycling & mountain biking: Whichever one you prefer (and perhaps both), Roseburg offers some of the most unique, versatile and scenic riding in Oregon. The North Umpqua Trail (N.U.T.) is an IMBA Epic trail system that carves its way through the lush Umpqua National Forest for 79 miles and has been called “one of the most unchanged and beautifully rugged single-tracks in America.” Roseburg and the Umpqua Valley is a cyclist's dream with gorgeous rolling hills and straight farmland stretches. Check out cycleumpqua.com for suggested routes and https://www.experienceroseburg.com/events/ for local mountain biking and cycling events.  

  10. Fishing: The North Umpqua River features some of the greatest fly fishing possibly in the world. Just a few miles east of Roseburg the river is a 33.8 mile fly-fishing-only paradise with steelhead and cutthroat trout, coho and Chinook salmon. Within the warmer waters of the (main) Umpqua River you’ll find green and white sturgeon, smallmouth bass, striped bass, American shad, non-native bullhead catfish and green sunfish. If you’re more of the cast-and-wait type of angler, there’s plenty of mountain lakes and reservoirs that are regularly stocked with trout (usually of the rainbow variety).