Travel up the North Umpqua...
Favorite thing: Travel up the North Umpqua River highway. It is a senic drive. The town just east of Roseburg is Glide --- it is the only place in the World where 2 river meet head-on (Little River & North Umpqua). Also, there is plenty of hiking along the river and if you like waterfalls, well you will be in 7th heaven!
Fondest memory: The best thing to do in the summer is grab some innertubes (you can buy some at Lauren Young Tires) and float the North Umpqua. You will wade in just below the dam at Winchester (Amacher Park) and you can either float to Hestness Landings or go all the way to the 'Forks' (where the South & North Umpqua meet) If you go to the forks, be prepared to float through sunburn alley, and at the end is Burkhart's Rapids (not for the faint of heart). So, join all the locals on the weekend!
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Fondest memory: We decided to stop to take a short walk in the wood. What looked really funny was the way fallen trees are handled. With chainsaws they cut away only the part that is blocking the path, since fallen trees are part of nature they are disturbed as little as possible.
Roseburg is my home, an...
Favorite thing: Roseburg is my home, an absolute must is a scenic drive east of Roseburg, along SR 138 which follows the North Umpqua River to Diamond Lake and Crater Lake National Park. Along the way is some incredible scenery
Fondest memory: The best thing about Roseburg are the friendly people. According to local legend, Roseburg is where the mythical hero logger Paul Bunyan rested with his blue ox Babe.
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Fondest memory: It really is beautiful along the Umpqua River, where we saw anglers are standing in the middle of the river. It's so restful to watch them with all the greenery surrounding us.
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