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Medford is famous in the US for its succulent pears. Bosc, Comice,
d'Anjou, Bartlett, and Winter Nellis pears are all grown here.
Its economy is centered around agriculture and timber products,
and visitors will see miles and miles of fruit and timber trees
in the area. It is a popular place to live in Southern Oregon.
Its proximity to Ashland
draws many tourists who wish to take advantage of Medford's lower
room and restaurant rates while visiting those cities. Medford
is also in a central location for visitors who wish to access
recreational areas such as Oregon Caves National Monument, Crater
Lake, and the Rogue River Valley.
Harry and David's Country Store is an outlet store for the gift
and produce mail order company. Located about 1 mile south of
Medford, Harry and David's is one of the world's largest shippers
of fruit and food gifts. Many free samples are available, and
there is a gourmet pantry, and a produce stand area with fresh-from-the-farm
fruits and vegetables. Another favorite stop for visitors is to
see the roses at the 43,000 square foot Jackson and Perkins Test
& Display Gardens, half a mile south of Harry and David's.
Although most of the roses are grown in California, they are packed
and shipped from Medford.
Outdoor living and recreation is encouraged by the warm summers
and mild winters. Within an 80 mile radius of Medford, there are
153 stocked streams for fishing, 17 lakes, boating and fishing
on the Rogue River, and hunting and camping in 56 forest camps.
There are five covered bridges in the Medford area, including
the Eagle Point and Wimer bridges. The Wimer bridge is the only
covered bridge in Jackson county that is open to vehicles. The
85' span crosses Evans Creek, and is located in the center of
Wimer. Records show a bridge at that location as early as 1892
but the current bridge has been restored several times, the most
recent being in 1986. The unusual Wimer signs on the bridge are
said to have been recovered from an old gas station.
The Medford Railroad Park is a great place for train buffs to
visit. Located near Berrydale Ave. and Table Rock Road, the historic
park features a vintage Medford Corp. logging train and other
rolling stock. There are rides available on scale model trains,
from 11-3 p.m. (second or fourth Sundays of the month, April through