Jacksonville, Oregon

Yesterday we went for a hike in the hills above Jacksonville. First we stopped for breakfast at The Mustard Seed Cafe. It was a beautiful sunny day and we ate outside. Both our breakfasts were excellent. Service was good too. Laura said her hash-browns were the best ever, I tasted them and I agree. They always bring you cookies with the bill.

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Mustard Seed Cafe

Also wanted to mention that inside the floor is completely covered in pennies.

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Then we proceeded to go on our hike in the Jacksonville Woodlands Trails area, which has over 20 miles of trails. We like to do loops when we can. Out and back is less fun. There was a 5.3 mile loop mentioned, which we tried to find. After hiking at least 4 miles we found it but then it was too late. Time to start back. Will bring a better map next time.

Jacksonville was once the county seat of Jackson County, but it is no longer. However the old City Hall is still there and being used. It is the oldest City Hall in Oregon.

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Jville as the natives call it was once a gold mining town, and it has that old mid-19th century flair. In the 1960s it was declared a national historic landmark. It has been extremely well preserved, but it isn’t touristy. There are several wine-tasting rooms in town and many more in the surrounding area as this region of Oregon is known for some excellent wines.

 

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