What to do in Central Oregon?
Activities abound in Central Oregon. You can enjoy activities such as hiking, camping, fly-fishing or bait fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, biking, golfing, boating, skiing, and snowmobiling, to name just a few. Sisters, aside from the stunning view of the snow-capped Three Sisters Mountains and the Cascade Mountain range, is surrounded by trails, rivers and streams, pristine lakes, wilderness areas, scenic drives and vistas, and towering forests of Ponderosa Pines.
You could go mountain biking on the Deschutes River Trail or the loop around Newberry Crater; camp at one of many Oregon State Parks; rock climb at Smith Rock State Park; fly-fish or bait-fish at one of the more than 150 high-mountain lakes or 500 miles of rivers and streams; play a round of golf at one of the public, semi-private, private, and resort courses in Central Oregon, including Bend, Sunriver, Black Butte Ranch, Aspen Lakes golf course in Sisters, and Redmond; hike the Pacific Crest Trail and hundreds of miles of the most varied scenery and terrain in the Northwest; go for a horseback ride at any one of the riding stables and resorts offering guided rides. Black Butte Ranch, Eagle Crest Resort, The Inn of the 7th Mountain, Long Hollow Ranch, Bitter Brush and Sunriver Resort; enjoy water sports such as swimming, waterskiing, kayaking/canoeing/boating; whitewater rafting with High Country Expeditions; experience the thrill of being pulled by a team of Alaskan Huskies or go alpine or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing at HooDoo Ski Bowl.
You can shop at antique stores, art galleries, crafts, clothing, and specialty shops in Sisters and a short drive takes you to Bend’s River District offering galleries and shops along the banks of the Deschutes River or seek out quaint antique shops in Redmond.
Dining options in Central Oregon range from drive-through fast foods and casual restaurants to some of the Northwest’s most elegant resort dining.
Art Galleries, libraries, museums, performing arts, concerts, theater, and events are scheduled throughout the Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, and Sisters areas.