Geotourism, defined as the geographic character of place - its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and people - Oakridge has much to offer. The forest is a bounty of wild flowers, berries and mushrooms. Trails wind through layers of moss to discover waterfalls. Birders will tell you that this area is unparalleled for sighting raptors of many varieties and other wildlife sightings such as elk and deer, are common. In a place steeped with a history of living in the forests that surround Oakridge, the community celebrates in it their festivals, art and everyday living.