Hosmer Lake

Hosmer Lake

The lake is a hidden jewel of green and blue surrounded by dark green forest. Thickets of bulrush wands hide the most secretive wildlife and fish. At the north end, water drains into a porous rim of lava. The best way to experience this lake is by canoe, but a … Continue reading

How to chill out in Bend

How to chill out in Bend

It’s been a crazy, action-packed summer with loads of adventure had with the family. And the busy days haven’t stopped now that school is back in session with homework, carpools, and after-school activities. That being said, it’s time to relax. And what better way than to get away for a … Continue reading

Share Bend This Summer

Share Bend This Summer

It’s in our nature to share the things we love. Especially those memories we make while on family vacation. Every summer, families get together for a long holiday weekend or a week-long adventure to bond, experience new things, and create lasting memories together. In Bend, Oregon, summer is full of … Continue reading

Money-Saving Activities in Bend

Money-Saving Activities in Bend

Looking to experience some of our favorite activities in Bend on the cheap? You’re in luck. From dining out on the affordable end to experiencing one (or more) of Bend’s quintessential summer experiences, here’s a list of insider secrets for saving money and enjoying your visit to Bend to the … Continue reading

Ride the River Shuttle

Ride the River Shuttle

Ride the River is the popular shuttle that transports floaters to help decrease the dependence on parking along Drake Park. Floaters can ride the shuttle for $3.00, which provides unlimited rides all day. CET’s Ride the River shuttle service begins in mid-June and runs through Labor Day. On Fridays, Saturdays, … Continue reading

Steelhead Falls

Steelhead Falls

In steps, it is only about .5 miles from the trailhead to Steelhead Falls. In terms of geologic time, it is a few million years. Colorful grooves decorate cliffs and show the erosion of time. Wildflowers dot the slopes in the spring and golden eagles soar overhead. The trail to … Continue reading

Dillon Falls

Dillon Falls

Dillon Falls are rapids in the U.S. state of Oregon near Bend in the Deschutes National Forest. With a pitch of 76.5°, the falls are a significant obstacle to whitewater running and are rated Class 5. Unlike nearby Benham Falls, Dillon Falls are not widely documented because they are hard … Continue reading

Lava Island Falls

Lava Island Falls

Lava Island Falls are rapids on the Deschutes River. Rated a Class 5, they are difficult to navigate because of an island of lava from Lava Butte that blocked part of the river. The Lava Island Trailhead is located in the Lava Island day use area, which is accessed by … Continue reading

Bend Whitewater Park

Bend Whitewater Park

Welcome to the Bend Whitewater Park. Located in the Deschutes River near the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon, this in-water amenity offers a variety of river recreation opportunities including tubing, kayaking, and surfing. The park is made up of three distinctly different channels: Passageway Channel – The Passageway is the perfect … Continue reading