Teresa Parmele

Winter Fun at Wanoga Sno-Park in Central Oregon

The possibilities for a fun-filled winter experience are endless at Wanoga Sno-Park. Located only a few miles outside of Bend on the way to Mt. Bachelor, this picture-perfect forest area on Cascade Lakes Highway gives visitors and residents of Central Oregon something to look forward to when temperatures drop. When you’re in Wanoga Sno-Park, you can’t help but love the wintry weather and idyllic conditions. Although parking can be very tight, it’s worth the trip. …

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A view of Crooked River slowing through Smith Rock

The Best Hiking Loops in Bend, Oregon

There are so many hiking options in and around Bend, you might not know where to begin, especially if you prefer to make a loop that will take you right back to your vehicle. We’ve compiled a list of the top hiking loops of different lengths and varying levels of difficulty. Each one gives you the opportunity to take in breathtaking vistas, ranging from soaring mountain peaks to dramatic waterfalls and mesmerizing canyons. Follow the …

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From Three Creeks looking up at Tam McArthur Rim

Be Prepared for 2021 Hiking Regulations in Effect

Fun, outdoor activities await everyone year-round in Sunriver and Bend, Oregon. Famous for its outdoor natural beauty, this scenic area seems made for exploration, but changes are coming in 2021. This is significant because it signals the last chance for many people to hike trails in Oregon’s central Cascades without a permit. In 2021, permits will be required on several trails so you’ll have less hassle in early fall before permits are required.  According to …

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