Discover Central Oregon
Welcome to Central Oregon! Talk about the spice of life. No other Northwest destination offers such vast array of sights, activities, and adventure.
In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to think of a pastime we don’t have a venue for. Mt. Bachelor for the skiing and snowboarding. Cultus Lake or Lake Billy Chinook for waterskiing and wakeboarding. Tetherow, Crosswater or Aspen Lakes for golfing. Phil’s trail for mountain biking. The Cascade Lakes Highway for road biking or sight-seeing. Smith Rock State Park for rock climbing. South Sister for hiking or mountain climbing. The Metolius, Deschutes or Fall River for fly fishing. The Les Schwab Amphitheater for big-time concerts. The list goes on and on.
Central Oregon is the Place for your Favorite Pursuit
Welcome to Central Oregon, home to the growing cities of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Prineville and Madras and the resort community of Sunriver. Here you will find some of the finest places for paddling, hiking, cycling, golfing and dining al fresco in the summer. In winter, areas of the High Desert turn into a snowy playground with skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating. It doesn't hurt that, whatever the season, Central Oregon is home to some of the country's top craft breweries, unique boutiques for tax-free shopping, world-class restaurants and accommodations to please every lifestyle and budget.
For more information about Central Oregon and all the activities, amenities and lodging opportunities the destination offers, check out VisitCentralOregon.com !
For more information about Bend and all the activities, amenities and lodging opportunities the destination offers, check out visitbend.com !
the unofficial beer capital of the USA
For a thousand good reasons Bend, Oregon is widely known as the premier outdoor playground of the United States. But a lesser-known element of the Bend Experience is the city’s extraordinary abundance of craft beer – incredibly delicious craft beer! In our little mountain town of 82,000 people, Bend and surrounding communities are home to nearly 30 craft breweries (and growing), many within walking distance of one another.
Visit beermebend.com for information about our local breweries!
The Bend Ale Trail - The Largest Beer Trail in the West!
The Bend Ale Trail gives visitors and locals alike a glimpse into the unique craft brewery culture of Central Oregon. Learn about the cutting-edge brewing techniques used by Bend’s brewers, meet the artisan brewers who have launched the Bend beer scene onto the World stage, and experience the diversity of styles, art and taste that differentiate each of our region’s breweries.
Use the Bend Ale Trail Atlas and Passport to discover Bend's breweries. Get your passport stamped at each brewery location and when you get all the stamps, stop by or send your completed passport to the Bend Visitor Center and receive a commemorative Bend Silipint!
Cycle Pub of Bend
You can pedal a bicycle made for 16 people on the Bend Ale Trail! The Cycle Pub of Bend incorporates two favorite Bend past times - bikes and beer! Appearing much like a trolley or San Francisco cable car, The Cycle Pub adds a new twist - riders actually provide the horsepower by pedaling this 16 passenger "bike", while enjoying the various sights and attractions of Bend along the way. They've recently added two more bar/bike hybrids to their fleet which require a few less feet to pedal.
Take a Snowshoe Tour off trail and away from other people into a snowy winter wonderland. Wanderlust Tours’ professional naturalist snowshoe guides bring the Mt. Bachelor area alive for you with vibrant interpretation along the way and snow play for all ages. Snowshoeing tours are customized for all adventure desires – stroll easily on flatter areas or leap off powder-covered lava flows and get “air” on snowshoes like you never imagined- all in the same trip! (Even your teens will love it!)
Snowshoeing tours take place in wild areas around Mt. Bachelor and the surrounding Deschutes National Forest of the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon.
New to off-trail snowshoeing? Let Wanderlust Tours do the driving and teach you fun snowshoeing techniques and tricks. All tours include instruction.
Snowshoes are included! Wanderlust Tours does not rent snowshoes. All tours are fully guided. Wear winter boots and powder/ski pants to keep your feet and legs dry while snowshoeing.
Snowshoe boot and pant rentals are available through Wanderlust Tours. Please reserve sizes when you make your reservation for your tour and boots/pants will be brought to the pick-up site for you.
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