The beginning of September means that summer is winding down, and fall is fast approaching. For many locals and visitors alike, this is a beloved season to spend time outdoors in Ashland, Oregon. While the air becomes cool and crisp and the leaves change their colors, the natural appeal of this small Southern-Oregon town is hard to miss.

A favorite fall destination to visit in the heart of Ashland is Lithia Park. Its groves of sycamore trees and their colorful leaves are nothing short of spectacular. The stunning park, which follows Ashland Creek, has something for everyone. Its features include hiking trails, two duck ponds, the Lithia Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, tennis and volley ball courts, an expansive children”™s playground, and seasonal ice-skating rink.

Exploring this beautiful park is something no visitor to Ashland will want to pass up. The entrance to the 93-acre woodland is located in the downtown plaza, seated next to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theaters. Information for an in-depth guide to explore the park”™s trees and plants can be found by visiting the Ashland Parks and Recreation Website. Whether you are looking for somewhere to go while waiting for your next play, or just want to see an aspect of Ashland”™s natural beauty, be sure to check out Lithia Park.