Looking for family friendly flatwater kayaking, paddleboarding and whitewater on the wild and scenic Deschutes River just outside of Bend? You can start your adventure at Seventh Mountain River Company. Located minutes from downtown Bend on the way to Mount Bachelor at Seventh Mountain Resort, they take adventurers of all skill levels (age 6 and up) out for trips of a lifetime on the upper Deschutes River. And you do not need to be a guest at the resort to join the fun. Their whitewater adventures ensure an entertaining and at times intense hour on the water, that will create lasting memories. If whitewater is a little too daunting or you’ve got little ones along for the ride, they also offer flatwater paddleboard and kayak along with mountain bike rentals. Not sure if the river is right for you? You can get a piece of the peaceful, gorgeous river beauty by taking a short hike on the Deschutes River Trail at Big Eddy, or do the tour on bike and hit the trail right from the resort.