The Bear Creek Greenway

A group of self described fitness nuts, our employees at frownedupon.com enjoy the 18 miles of paved trails that are the Bear Creek Greenway.

 

The Bear Creek Greenway connects the communities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford and Central Point with an 18-mile paved, multi-use trail. Bicyclists, skaters, runners and walkers use the trail for transportation and recreation.

 

Community parks along the Greenway offer restrooms, drinking water, playgrounds and picnicking opportunities. The Greenway provides easy access to many restaurants, coffee shops and bike shops in the communities it travels through.

 

A large number of our employees use the Greenway for their commute during the spring, summer and fall!

Mount Ashland

Of course, winter doesn't stop us either.

 

Mt. Ashland offers comprehensive winter recreation services and programs to residents of southern Oregon and northern California.

 

The mountain prides itself on being affordable and local with some of the lowest ticket and program fees in the west. Over 1,000 youth each season participate in after-school and winter science programs. Thousands of community partners utilize the ski area and/or actively participate in a wide range of instructional and educational programs offered to local schools, colleges, youth and church organizations.

 

Good thing we have "sick days". What's better for your mental health than a day in the brisk mountain air after a night of winters storms that have laid down a thick layer of luscious powder!

The Rogue River

Fishing. Rafting. Hiking.

 

The mighty Rogue flows through our valley and is a source of recreation, entertainment and great beauty.

 

The Rogue is a world class fishery for steelhead and salmon, has challenging whitewater rafting and offers extraordinary wildlife viewing opportunities. The Rogue is a national treasure, so much so that it was one of the original eight rivers included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.

 

Popular activities include: whitewater rafting, fishing, jet boat tours, scenic driving, hiking, picnicking and sunbathing.

 

With one of our facilities only two miles from some of the best fishing on the Rogue, it's easy to lose track of time on your lunch break!

The Table Rocks

Standing 800 feet above the surrounding Rogue Valley, the Table Rocks are a place with multiple well maintained trails that lead to the two prominent volcanic plateaus

 

The rocks are home to over 70 species of animals and 340 species of plants, which includes over 200 species of wildflowers. Vernal pools atop the plateaus fill during the rainy season in winter and spring. The pools are one of only a few places where the federally threatened species of fairy shrimp, Branchinecta lynchi, can be found.

 

To protect these and other threatened species, the Bureau of Land Management has listed the rocks as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern since 1984.

 

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