• Post-Turkey Day Hike, Whychus Canyon Preserve

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    Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Why not get out with the Deschutes Land Trust for a hike of Whychus Canyon Preserve. This is a great way to learn more about the good work the Deschutes Land Trust is doing, be in nature and work off a few of those calories from Thanksgiving.

    This Friday Nov 29th From 10am-2pm.  Registration is required 

    Ready to hike off all that turkey and pie? Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mary Crow for a hike to explore Whychus Canyon Preserve. We’ll follow the trail through juniper forests, enjoying the crisp, cool temperatures of late fall. Look for wildlife tracks–including turkeys!, watch for birds, and learn more about how nature prepares…

  • Boots, Bikes and Boats (and Beer!) in Eastern Oregon

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    As Central Oregon’s trails become more and more popular, consider looking east for that next adventure and a sense of solitude. Learn about opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and John Day River region. Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will share ideas for your next hiking, biking or boating adventure for an immersive journey into these unique high desert landscapes. More event INFO HERE.

    Tuesday Nov 12th at the Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room

    This presentation is a collaboration between ONDA, Deschutes Brewery, and REI, and will feature inspiration and great beer to get you outside!

    Register for free here: https://www.rei.com/events/94265/boots-bikes-and-boats-in-eastern-oregon?distance=25&previousLocation=Bend,%20OR&page=2&course.session.anyLocation=25.000000~44.045800~-121.315400;geo_r

  • History Wander Hosted By The Deschutes Land Trust

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    This Thursday October 3rd Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall for a history wander around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County’s oldest structures) and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like for the Hindman family. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event. More INFO HERE.

    Hike Rating: This is an easy, less than 1-mile walk on a gravel trail. Portions will be off trail through a grassy meadow.

  • GiddyUP! Film Tour - Bend

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    Friday Sep 13th, join in on the Outdoor City USA fun at LOGE Bend for the next stop on the GiddyUP! Film Tour!

    GiddyUP! Film Tour brings bicycle lovers together for a unique social event featuring the best in cycling cinema.

    The GiddyUP! Film Tour unveils films from around the globe showcasing exactly why we all love to ride… A love of tight and twisty singletrack, finding that perfect gravel road for an adventure, grinding out a solid effort all the way to the top of a road climb or simply shedding all the stress from a long day.

    You don’t need to be a cyclist to love these films, you just have to like a…

  • Camping Banned At No Name Lake

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    The National Forest has banned camping within 1/4 mile of No Name Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness due to too much human impact, specifically, too much human waste (poop).  Unfortunately, some of our wild places are getting loved to death.  We previously produced a video with the Deschutes National Forest about the new permit system that will be implemented at some Central Oregon trailheads next year. You can find that on the video archives page.  A controversial issue, it begs the question on what to do with more use and more impact?

    In August the Deschutes National Forest office issued this new restriction because of the humans not properly practicing Leave No Trace principles while camping at the famous…

  • Outdoor City USA Coming To Mt. Bachelor Sep 13th-15th

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    This new event is a vision of something really awesome. It will bring together outdoor gear companies, retailers and consumers for an outdoor sports expo and events that everyone can participate in.  We’re excited to be partnering with Outdoor City USA for three days of outdoor fun. This family-friendly event is offering a lengthy list of activities from rides and runs to hikes and wall climbs, in addition to an outdoor industry expo.  Join us at Outdoor City USA in what Outside Magazine has called America’s Best Multi-Sport Town, and check out the link below to learn more.


  • Volcano Hike Hosted By The Deschutes Land Trust

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    Monday Aug 19th join the Deschutes Land Trust and Daniele McKay for a sunset hike to the top of a small volcano located in Skyline Forest. Three Creek Butte is one of many small volcanoes scattered throughout the Three Sisters region. From its peak, we’ll take in views of the larger volcanoes in the region and discuss the geologic history of the Cascades and the potential for future eruptions. More INFO HERE!

  • Fox Walk + Owl Eyes - Kids Nature Hike

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    We have some really awesome non-profits doing great things in Central Oregon. Things like; educating our kiddos how to respect, care for and interact with our natural places. We just posted a new “Featured Video” about loving Bend to death. The Deschutes Land Trust is actually doing something positive by providing educational events like this one. This event is for children to learn how to enter and interact with the natural places and we can’t think of a better way to positively affect the user impact issues in our wild and natural places than to educate the next generation.  More INFO HERE.

    When: Saturday August 10th 10am – 1230pm

    Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Susan Prince…

  • Outdoor City Is Coming To Mt. Bachelor Sep 13-15

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    Press Release July 31, 2019

    Justin Yax, DVA Advertising & PR, 541-389-2411, justin@dvaadv.com
    Beverly Lucas, OCUSA, 458-292-7550, beverly@outdoorcityusa.com 

    Event serves up a menu of cycling, running, climbing, and hiking, plus music, food, and fun for outdoors lovers of all ages and levels

    (BEND, Ore.) — While outdoor lovers might not need another reason to visit – or return – to Bend, Ore., Outdoor City USA is set to premiere its three-day, multi-sport outdoor festival September 13-15 in the heart of Central Oregon. The event will include…

  • Deschutes River Urban Corridor Hike

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    Hosted by the Coalition For The Deschutes, this 6-mile interpretive hike gives an overview of the many ways the Deschutes River is used, and how it has changed through the decades. We’ll make several stops along the way, including canal diversions and a hydro power station on the southern edge of town. More INFO HERE.

    When: Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Where: Deschutes River Trail. Meet near the canals on NE Division, approximately across the street from the old Riverbend Brewing Sports Pub location.