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Off the beaten path, this rugged and rural area is an excellent location for fishing, hunting, hiking, and taking in the great outdoors. Though small and somewhat remote, the area has vacation rentals, three lodges, a store, small library, and a museum. Agness is easily accessible by road, but more adventurous guests can also reach the quaint town by tour boat along the Rogue River. Ashland Located near Interstate 5 and the California state line, Ashland is home to just over 20,000 people. Perhaps best known for its internationally-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland is a regional repertory theater that puts on eleven plays during a season that lasts from February to October. The city hosts an annual film festival each April and has the world’s only crime lab dedicated to wildlife, The National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory. For more information, contact: Ashland Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1360 110 East Main Street Ashland, Oregon 97520 (541) 482-3486 www.ashlandchamber.com Bandon Scenic sandy beaches and a charming Old Town district welcomes visitors to this peaceful coastal community along Highway 101 at the mouth of the Coquille River. Shop for local artisan works and gifts or enjoy a bite to eat at one of many eateries in Old Town, then head for the pier for some fishing, crabbing, or boating. Bandon, the cranberry capital of the world, holds three annual festivals- the Cranberry Festival, the Festival of Lights, and the Seafood and Wine Festival. Bandon is also home to four world-class golf courses, a historical museum, and Sp Ʌ