Some of the things to do and see in the Land of Umpqua
The Umpqua Valley has over 30 tasting rooms and award winning wines with over 40 varietals. The wineries also host events throughout the year and are great places to picnic, shop, play trivia, or simply enjoy the views. Feel free to call/email us to inquire as to current events taking place at the wineries. www.umpquavalleywineries.org
Following a long tradition of hop growing in the Umpqua Valley, we have many local breweries to enjoy. Backside Brewing Company, Old 99 Brewing Company, Draper Draft House, and North Forty Beer Company, to name a few. www.brewburg.com
We have over 24 waterfalls in the Umpqua National Forest Roseburg District: Beautiful drives and (most often easy) gorgeous hikes that lead you to majestic falls. Waterfalls such as Susan Creek Falls, Toketee Falls, and Watson Falls will delight your senses, as will many more. http://www.oregon.com/attractions/falls-north-umpqua-river www.alltrails.com/parks/us/oregon/umpqua-national-forest/waterfall
Home to hundreds of animals that walk freely in a 600 acre park. Enjoy a drive through the park or an encounter with a resident bear, lion, elephant or giraffe, to name a few. www.wildlifesafari.net
Enjoy whitewater rafting, fly and spinning fishing, swimming holes, waterfalls, hiking and majestic views. www.southernoregon.org/places-to-go/umpqua-valley/north-umpqua-river
North Umpqua Trail:
Mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, and sightseeing on the famous 79-mile trail that runs along the picturesque Umpqua River. www.blm.gov/or/districts/roseburg/recreation/umpquatrails
Museums – Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History:
Oregon’s largest natural history collection tells the ancient and contemporary stories of the Umpqua River Valley, and the historical artifact collection is one of the most extensive in the state illustrating area history. In addition, the Museum holds Oregon’s second largest historic photograph collection with more than 24,000 images going back as early as the mid-19th century. Umpqua River Lighthouse –Tours of the lighthouse are given daily year-round, 10 am to 5 pm, and inside the museum you’ll find hundreds of documents, photographs, and artifacts that illustrate the story of the Umpqua River Lighthouse from its early existence as a Lifesaving Station to the U.S. Coast Guard station that sits on the same site today. www.umpquavalleymuseums.org
Winchester Dam Fish Ladder:
On the National Registry of Historical Places, you can be one with the fish – or at least feel like it by visiting. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife created viewing windows where visitors can observe species present at different times of the year including Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Trout, Lamprey, Northern Pike, minnow and suckers on the North Umpqua River.
Formed 7,700 years ago. Spend a day in America’s deepest lake and definitely one of the most picturesque. Lots of scenic views, hiking trails and a historic lodge. www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm
The Umpqua Valley Arts Center and Gallery:
Located in the restored Old Soldier’s Home, this elegant historical building houses six art gallery spaces, a workshop studio, a beautifully stocked gift gallery, a full-sized pottery studio, and an outdoor stage. Whether you just want to admire art, shop for the right piece, or take part in a number of festivals, classes or workshops, visit the Arts Center. www.uvarts.com
We have several golf courses in the area to enjoy, including Roseburg Country Club, Oak Hills Golf Club, Cougar Canyon Golf Course, and only an hour away, Bandon Dunes Golf.
Stewart Park, Whistler’s Park, and Millsite RV Park in Myrtle Creek. http://www.oregondiscgolf.com
Greatest of the Grape:
Oregon’s longest running fine wine event, held in the Spring – 2020 will be 50 years! Taste through a wonderful bounty of appetizers and wine pairings from Southern Oregon wineries and our area’s gourmet food artisans. Dance along to live music, place a bid to win luxurious prizes during our silent auction and vote for your favorite wine and food pairing. http://www.umpquavalleywineries.org/news-events/greatest-of-the-grape
Music on the Half Shell:
During the summer enjoy live music every Tuesday night at Stewart Park. The setting is amazing – sitting in the grass, under a canopy of trees with the Umpqua River running behind the stage. All you need is a picnic blanket and/or chairs. There are food truck vendors on site, and you’re welcome to bring a bottle of wine or beer with you to enjoy. www.halfshell.org
Umpqua Valley Arts Association – Summer Arts Festival:
For more than 50 years the UVAA has held their summer arts festival – third weekend in June. Situated in Roseburg’s beautiful Fir Grove Park, the festival celebrates the creative talent of over 100 local and regional artists offering hand-crafted works in all types of media, along with live music, dance, and other entertainment on two stages, a kid’s zone, and a food court featuring a wide variety of food choices as well as craft beer and local wine. www.uvarts.com/summer-arts-festival
In early July Roseburg comes alive with vintage cars. Graffiti week, which began in 1982, is the premier car show event in the Pacific Northwest. Events include Show & Shine, Car Auction, Fun Run, Graffiti night cruise, food, games, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. www.graffitiweekend.com
Festival of Lights:
For more than 25 years our local Rotary clubs have created a magical holiday tradition at River Forks Park. Enjoy a holiday favorite as you drive through the park and see over 500,000 holiday lights and 90 animated displays. Open third weekend in November to January 1st. www.facebook.com/UVFestivalofLights
Please feel free to contact us with any questions when planning your itinerary. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text us at 541-315-0048.
We hope you choose to stay with us to delight in Umpqua Valley’s offerings. However, wherever you end up, we hope you enjoy your adventure!