Things To Do In Bend, OR

June 13, 2016

The Deschutes National Forest is one of the most popular attractions that finds itself close to our Shelter Cove Resort & Marina but Central Oregon is home to more than just the abundant natural wonders that await you in the forest.

The city of Bend, OR has a ton of exciting options for visitors to enjoy while staying in the area. Wanderlust Tours offers guided tours and trips that focus on the not so trodden paths of the area. Their Summer Tours include outdoor activities like cascade lakes canoeing and kayaking, lava tube cave tours, brews and views canoe tours, volcano tours, and moonlight canoe trips. Wanderlust Tours also provides packages that take you on a trip through the local craft beer and coffee offerings in the area. For more information on these tours and what they offer during the winter season, visit

Named the #1 thing to do in Bend on Trip Advisor, the High Desert Museum is situated on 135 acres of land with 100,000 square feet of exhibit space. Here you can learn more about the native wildlife by viewing them up close and personal, visit a sawmill from 1904, learn more about Native Americans, and engage in educational hands-on activities. For more information on current exhibits and upcoming events, visit

If you are looking for shopping and dining destinations or would like to visit an art gallery, then the Old Mill District might be the place for you! Here, you can also enjoy live entertainment in the amphitheater or go wine tasting! For more information, visit

Central Oregon has a little something for everybody! You can get lost in nature, take a guided tour, or enjoy the unique shops that call this region home.

We like to think our Shelter Cove Resort & Marina in nearby Crescent, OR has a little something for everybody as well. To learn more about our resort and its access to beautiful Odell Lake, visit

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