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COOS BAY Rich in the industry of shipbuilding, Coos Bay celebrates the scenic beauty of its natural surroundings: forest, bay, and ocean. Area attractions include Sunset Bay State Park and Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area. Outdoor recreation includes crabbing, clamming, whale watching, and beachcombing. For more information, contact: Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 145 Central Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-266-0868 www.oregonsbayarea.org EAGLE POINT One of Oregon’s fastest growing communities, this little gem is snuggled in the Upper Rogue Valley off Highway 62. Small enough to still be friendly but large enough to offer all the amenities, Eagle Point is scenic and abundant with recreational activities. An 18-hole championship golf course, local wineries, city parks, and annual events offer year round fun and relaxation. For more information, contact: Eagle Point Chamber of Commerce 11136 Highway 62 Eagle Point, Oregon 97524 www.eaglepointupperroguechamber.org FAIRVIEW Tour the historic Heslin House featuring many artifacts from the Heslin Family and surrounding area. The Heslin family came to Fairview in the mid 1830’s and made many significant contributions to the improvement of the city. GALICE Serving those who travel to find adventure on the Rogue River, this small community has lodging, dining, and shopping options for large and small groups. Rafting, hiking, and fishing tours are available. GLIDE Just east of Roseburg, this area is home to several natural waterways and lakes. The North Umpqua River meets the rapids of the Little River and is part of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway. Hiking, biking, fishing, and camping can be found along the rivers as well as at nearby Diamond Lake and Crater Lake. GOLD BEACH This popular coastal town on Highway 101 has many outdoor activity offerings due to its proximity to both the Pacific Ocean WWW.OREGONTRAVELCOUNCIL.COM and the mouth of the Rogue River. Pristine beaches and scenic open spaces welcome visitors for relaxing walks and adventurous hikes. Whether fishing and jet skiing along the river or dining and shopping along the oceanfront, everyone will find something to enjoy in Gold Beach. GOLD HILL Famous for its gold mining past, this small town off of Interstate 5 is rich in history. Visitors will find amusement and wonder at such places as the Oregon Vortex, The House of Mystery, and the Gold Hill Historical Society Museum. For the more adventurous, Gold Hill Trails is ideal for biking and walking and area outdoor activities include fishing, hiking, and water sports along the Rogue River. GRANTS PASS Sitting upon the banks of the mighty Rogue River and surrounded by mountains and forest, Grants Pass is the gateway to adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Recreational opportunities include boating, hiking, golfing, and fly fishing. Annual events include Art Along the Rogue, Fabulous 50’s Celebration, and the Rogue Winterfest. REGION 3: SOUTHWEST COAST For more information, contact: Coquille Chamber of Commerce 119 N. Birch Coquille, OR 97423 541-396-3414 www.coquillechamber.net For more information, contact: Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber 1995 NW Vine St. Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 541-476-7717 www.grantspasschamber.org HARBOR Harbor is the companion city to the larger town of Brookings. It sits on Highway 101 at the mouth of the Chetco River and just a few miles from the state line. JACKSONVILLE Wooded trails, quaint historical homes, and fanciful wineries dot the landscape of this charming town located off Interstate 5 near the northern California border. Art, dining, boutique shopping, and historical tours are all wrapped in the rolling hillsides and scenic vistas of Jacksonville. The annual Britt Music Festival draws thousands of visitors every year to enjoy the classical sounds of jazz, country, folk, and more. For more information, contact: Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce 185 N. Oregon Street Jacksonville, Oregon 97530 (541) 899-8118 chamber@jacksonvilleoregon.org www.jacksonvilleoregon.org LANGLOIS Where can you find cheese, candy, wool, and antiques in one stop? The small and friendly town of Langlois. Just off Highway 101, you will find something delightful around every corner. 53