GO HERE: Outdoor Rainy Day Activities
The Rogue Valley may feel it’s getting drenched with rain this year, but that isn’t any reason to huddle indoors like hibernating bears. The region has plenty of rainy-day diversions for anyone with a good water-resistant jacket and a thermos of hot coffee.
Rogue River Greenway: This forested, four-mile paved trail is perfect for sheltered winter walk. Park at the Valley of Rogue State Park and follow the scenic north bank of the Rogue all the way to the town of Rogue River
TouVelle State Park: A light rainy day is a great time to drop a line in the water. About ten minutes north of Medford on Table Rock Road, this State Recreation Area is a popular spot to fish steelhead and trout. Call ahead for conditions and don’t forget to pick up a fishing license online or from your local retailer.
Schroeder Park Off Leash Area: Why go to a park in the rain? Well, dogs get just a stir-crazy as their owners and they love a good, wet run. Located at the end of Willow Lane, Schroeder (Parking $4) is one of three dog parks in Grants Pass, any of which would be a great destination for you and the mutt.
Trinity Episcopal Church Labyrinth (pictured): For the introspective types, take a meditative moment in this Chartres-style labyrinth tucked into Trinity Garden, a pocket park at 44 N 2nd Street in downtown Ashland. Stay dry under the large covered trellis, then go find a warm bookshop.
Rogue Rowing: Rain or shine and year-round, Rogue Rowing heads out on Emigrant Lake for recreational and competitive rows in a friendly, fun, and supportive environment. Visit their webite for a full menu of clinics, camps, and private lessons.
Upper Klamath NWR: For hardier souls, there’s unparalleled birding to be had in the region. From Medford, drive one-hour east on Hwy 140 to Rocky Point Road, where a 9.5-mile canoe trail will take you past dozens of species on their spring migrations. Don’t forget your camera!