As much as you love your new home, it’s healthy to get outside and enjoy the fresh air! So give yourself a break from unpacking boxes and decorating your new digs. We know the landscape was a large part of why you chose to move to Oregon, and we’ve got a list of some amazing outdoor activities for you to check out!
Take a family and pet-friendly 1.6-mile hike at Susan Creek Falls. This manageable trek will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized, with a new appreciation for the beauty of Oregon. A wide trail winds up gradually from the restroom station through a forest of Douglas-fir, Oregon white oak, Pacific madrone, big-leaf maple, Western hemlock, and incense-cedar before dropping down into the lush land surrounding the creek. Special viewpoints await you at the falls – so grab your camera and toss a lucky stone before heading back out for a picnic.
Native Americans witnessed Crater Lake’s formation 7,700 years ago, when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a tall volcano peak. Scientists and visitors alike marvel at its purity: fed by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the USA, and one of the most pristine on earth. Artists, photographers, and sightseers love to come see the pure blue water and stunning setting atop the Cascade Mountain Range.
This short trail leads to the beautiful and renowned Toketee Falls. The North Umpqua River can be seen from several viewpoints, as it cascades gently through a narrow gorge and forming two-tiered falls. The top descent drops 40 feet, and the lower plunges another 80 feet over a sheer wall of volcanic basalt.
In the early 1970s, local trail advocates envisioned a trail that extended from Rock Creek to the Cascades. Completed in 1997 through the joint efforts of the Umpqua National Forest, Roseburg District Bureau of Land Management, Douglas County Parks Department and countless volunteers. The train has become one of the most sought out trails in Douglas County. With activities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, and sight-seeing, you are sure to find something you’ll enjoy.
Situated on the banks of the Twin River, this Vacation Park is an inexpensive, fun, clean, shaded, and peaceful property to spend some time outside. The park offers a variety of tents, paved roads, and RV sites, along with a charming country shop and a clubhouse. Enjoy fishing for salmon and bass in the summer months or reeling in steelhead in the winter. Swim in the river, send the kids to the playground, or check out other surrounding parks such as River Forks County Park.
Roseburg’s Mount Thielsen is one of the top attractions in town, and for good reason. Located within the southern region in Oregon’s Mount Thielsen Wilderness, the forest and surrounding areas offer many opportunities for mountain-related activities like hiking, fishing, and skiing. The Wilderness expands over more than 55,000 acres, and includes lakes, alpine parks, and an astounding 26 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (the top hiking trail in Oregon)!