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Lithia Artisan Market

Lithia artisan marketWinding along Ashland Creek, Lithia Artisan Market features many wonderful artists and craftspeople from Southern Oregon and Northern California. A beloved summer event starting in April, it takes place every Saturday & Sunday. Put your walking shoes on and get ready to shop at one of the many wonderful & colourful stalls. It’s the perfect way to spend a day in downtown Ashland.

Dog Friendly Parks in Ashland

Rocky dog at the dog friendly Bayberry Inn in Ashland OregonAshland is a dog friendly town as is the Bayberry Inn Bed and Breakfast! Here is a list of dog parks where your canine visitor can have as much fun as you! Dogs must be leashed, especially in downtown Ashland, and you must have tags on your dogs showing up-to-date rabies vaccine. Unfortunately, you are no longer able to walk your dog in Lithia Park, but you can walk up Grant Street, which is adjacent to the Park and beautiful. Most hiking trails and dog parks in Ashland have poopy bags in case you forgot, which is an added bonus.

 

Clay Street Park

Dog Park

Garden Way Park

Garfield Park

Hunter Park

Railroad Park

Scenic Park

Sherwood Park

Triangle Park

 

Lithia Park

Fall Leaves at Japanese Garden Lithia Park downtown Ashland OregonThis gorgeous park spans over 2 miles of beautiful walking paths through a Japanese Garden, formal rose garden, two duck ponds a swimming hole and lots of pristine landscaping in the heart of downtown Ashland, Oregon. There are volleyball courts, tennis courts & a playground for children. If you happen to come during the summer, bring your bathing suite and hike up to Lithia Reservoir for a swim. It’s heavenly.

 

Ashland Growers Market

growers market tomatoesWe are fortunately to have two different Growers Markets in Ashland. One takes place at 1420 East Main Street at the Ashland Guard Armory and is very large and features many local artisans & craftsman as well as some incredibly delicious food carts & trucks serving the most interesting treats. You can spend a good part of your day browsing through the various stalls where you will see everything from tantalising baked goods to candlemakers wares, jewelry, hand crafted organic soaps & lotions to healing mushroom remedies. It’s all there and at every turn in the market, you’ll likely be greeted by local musicians playing a gig! While they do take credit cards, it’s wise to take your own shopping bags as Ashland is plastic bag free! Best to take a reusable bag.

garlic braids at ashland growers market

The second Growers Market is much smaller and takes place every Saturday in downtown Ashland. While they feature a few artisan stalls and you might be able to pick up a cinnamon bun or cookie, you won’t be able to find any real food as they’re not allowed to compete with local downtown restaurants, which is a pity because their food stalls are awesome! You will, however, be able to find some really great handicraft stalls selling jewelry, clothing & other things you might find at a farmers market.