Central Oregon's climate – lots of sun in the summer, lots of snow in the winter – is the reason it's known as
a sports paradise. Coveted fly-fishing rivers and world-famous golf courses are irresistible attractions along with popular
outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing and snow sports of all kinds.
Cowboy adventures, whitewater rafting, quiet mountain retreats – Central Oregon has it all.
The region's geological history, marked by explosive volcanic activity, is showcased at several parks,
and its rich cultural history is on display at the High Desert Museum in Bend.
An impressive collection of quality restaurants and lodging is spread throughout the region, with its quaint towns providing a vibrant nightlife and arts scene.
Trail at Coyote Creek wetlands, just west of Eugene, OR