Not just a pretty place, the area surrounding Kimberly has an excellent micro-climate, rich soil and plentiful water from the John Day River, making this a prime area for growing fruit and vegetables, raising livestock, and recreating. The climate is dry and the smiles warm and genuine. Take time on the curves and watch the sides of the road - wildlife is common (especially mule deer) and cattle have the right-of-way in "free range" country.