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About Bend and Central Oregon
Located along the Deschutes River, Bend, Oregon, is a charming city full of outdoor activities. With snow-capped mountains and clear sunny days, Bend is a great place to get outside and explore. Whether you want to kayak, mountain bike, hike, or visit a local museum, you will find plenty to do in Bend.
Bend’s pristine beauty and exuberant views make it a popular tourist destination. However, it’s also easy to explore on your own. Many attractions are easy to access, including several lava tubes. There’s also an active downtown with shops, restaurants, and microbrews.
For photographers, one of the more interesting photo ops in Bend is the Misery Ridge Trail, which offers a scenic view of the surrounding area. This trail climbs up a steep hill, leading to the top of Monkey Face Rock and a great view of the Crooked River.
During the winter, Bend is a great place to go skiing on Mt. Bachelor. Also, many events throughout the year, including Pole Pedal Paddle, a significant multi-sport event that benefits the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation.
Bend’s Lava River Cave is a popular destination. It’s part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. You can explore the cave on your own or join a guided tour. The cave is one mile long, and you’ll need to wear sturdy shoes. You’ll also need a flashlight and a jacket.
Tumalo State Park Campground is an excellent option for travelers who aren’t in a hurry. The campground features fifty full RV hookup sites. It’s also a quiet wilderness area. The campground also boasts several outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, and mountain biking.
There are also two dozen tent camping sites with restrooms and a shower.
Bend, Oregon, has many other attractions, such as the Cascade Range Byway. This scenic route features curved roads and views of the Cascade Mountains.
As you can see, Bend is a great place to visit, full of attractions. So make sure that you visit this unique Northwestern city.
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