Spring Activities Around Grants Pass Oregon
March 8th, 2018
Go for a hike, a mountain bike ride, or just take in the scenery.
Grants Pass has a lot to offer when it comes to hiking trails. The Cathedral Hills Trail system is located just outside the city and includes many loop trails and natural areas within its 400 acres of pine forest. This is a great place to bring your dog, or go mountain biking as well. The day use facility has parking at the trail heads and restrooms. For more information, check travelgrantspass.com/181/Cathedral-Hills
Another scenic part only 16 miles from Grants Pass is Indian Mary Park. Known as the centerpiece of the Josephine County Park System Indian Mary offers day use with a moderate hiking trail, picnic area, large playground, a Disc Golf course and river access. For more information, check www.co.josephine.or.us/indianmary
One more gem is the Rainie Falls trail which follows the south side of the Rogue River to his destination at the Rainie Falls. It’s another moderate trail at 3.6 miles in length. Dogs are also welcome on the trail and there are picnic area opportunities. For more information, check travelgrantspass.com/259/Rainie-Falls-Trail
Wine, Dinner, and a show on Friday Nights
Spring is a great time to visit the Schmidt Vineyards. Enjoy wood fired pizza, burgers and more along with wine and entertainment on Friday nights. Check out the line up here: sfvineyards.com/events/
Wild River Pub hosts comedy nights every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month. Enjoy a great brew and pizza. Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. Call 541-474-4456 for tickets.
After at great night’s sleep at the Redwood Hyperion, head into the heart of downtown (4th and F Street – after March 17th) for the Saturday Farmer’s market. You’ll find a nice selection of farm fresh foods, prepared and hot foods, and crafts. Visit the website http://www.growersmarket.org/ for more info.
When you’re done at the market, stay awhile in the historic district and discover unique shops, dining, and a historic walking tour. Learn more: https://www.travelgrantspass.com/150/Historic-District
Oregon Cheese Festival
March 17th and 18th the Oregon Cheese Festival returns to the delight of cheese lovers everywhere. Just a short drive from Grants Pass at the Rogue Creamery in Central Point, you’ll not only find cheese, but also wine, beer, cider, spirits, and a variety of food trucks. Check out the festival website for more info: https://www.oregoncheesefestival.com