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SUMMERTIME IN SOUTHERN OREGON
Travel Tips for Southern Oregon Visitors | Summer 2016
Now is the time for summer fun in southern Oregon. Outdoor adventure awaits in all directions and communities from Brookings to Ashland to Lakeview are gearing up for all kinds of special events, festivals, and family-friendly fun.
For theatre buffs, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival produces a variety of classics from throughout the ages at venues like the Allen Elizabethan Theatre. Shakespeare Under the Stars starts June 7th and continues all summer long, presenting two Shakespeare classics – Hamlet and Twelfth Night – at Angus Bowmer Theatre. Check the schedule for show times during your visit.
This season’s weather is perfect for a relaxing day on the green, and southern Oregon boasts a multitude of world-class courses from which to choose. The Shield Crest Golf Course in Klamath Falls serves as a prime example, hosting frequent tournaments and special events. Visit Thursday evenings as member and non-member teams alike tee off in scramble-format play.
For a newer take on the classic game, try your hand at disc golf at the 2016 Discraft Ace Race, August 23rd at Moore Park in Klamath Falls. The object of the sport is the same as golf – sink a shot in as few strokes as possible – except in this game, you toss a disc by hand instead of hitting a ball with a club. Check-in for the tournament is at 10 a.m.
It’s not too late for a day at the beach. The Brookings area is home to several stunning, one-of-kind beaches, including Harris Beach State Park, which features long and wide stretches of sand and spectacular monolith rocks reaching out of the water just off shore. Aside from being the ideal site for an unforgettable sunset, Harris Beach ups your chances of spotting a wide range of wildlife. The kids will get a kick out of seeing harbor seals, sea lions, snails, mussels, starfish, and if you're lucky, you might even get a glimpse at an octopus.
Brookings visitors looking for a watery adventure without getting wet will want to experience Fishing with Rye. A Coast Guard-certified Merchant Marine, Captain Rye will serve as your guide to a big catch of king salmon on the Chetco River during the short “bubble season,” October 1st through 13th. Book early – Rye’s great skill has made him very popular.
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