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The Best 25 Winter Destinations in Oregon

If you ask Oregonians how they spend their winter, you’re likely to elicit a range of reactions. Some consider beard-cicles while skiing in the backcountry the seasonal accessory of choice, while others head for fireplaces and hot toddies at the sight of the first snowflake.


How to Camp This Winter

Fewer crowds and bugs just might make winter camping in Oregon worth it.

Oregon Adventure: Paddling the Rocky Point Canoe Trail

Oregon adventure following the Rocky Point canoe trail written and photographed by Juliet Grable Oregon Adventure Rocky Point The sky seems twice as big in Rocky Point, especially from a kayak. Mirrored clouds framed by marsh grasses expand from the horizon in both directions, obliterating such petty human concerns as unanswered emails. A trip on the Rocky Point Canoe Trail is an adventure of the gentle variety, one that offers up its treasures to those willing to slow to a paddler’s pace. The canoe trail is a signed route through 9½ miles of creeks and sloughs buffering the west side of Upper Klamath Lake northwest of Klamath Falls. You can access the trail from either the Rocky Point or Malone Springs boat launch. If you’re into birds, bring binoculars. Before you even dip an oar into the water, you’re likely to hear the hard chatter of a kingfisher or the trill…

Tidbits and ToDos

Our picks for holiday merry-making around Oregon Holm Made Toffee Company Donna Holm has been perfecting her famous toffee recipe for the past twenty-five years. This Bend company is committed to using only the best ingredients, with hazelnuts sourced from right here in Oregon. With six available flavors, we think it’s the perfect thing to bring to your holiday party or share with family and friends. holmmadetoffee.com Jacksonville Victorian Christmas Plan a trip to historic Jacksonville and experience its charming Victorian Christmas. This event encompasses everything you could want in a holiday festival—carolers, trolley rides, hot cider, a parade and tree lighting ceremony. This adorable Southern Oregon town comes alive with history—celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way. jacksonvilleoregon.com/victorian-christmas Soft Star’s Fireside Sheepskin Slipper What better way to get through the winter season than with a pair of Soft Star’s feather-light, impossibly cozy slippers? These are fully lined, with plush sheepskin—…

Oregon Lodging: Loloma Lodge

Loloma Lodge is a pristine 11-acre retreat perched on the banks of the beautiful McKenzie River, an hour east of Eugene.

Oregon Winter Getaways

Oregon in winter is a thing of beauty. Explore our top 6 Oregon getaways this season.