Things to Do in Deschutes River Woods, Oregon 

Things to Do in Deschutes River Woods, Oregon 

Things to Do in Deschutes River Woods, Oregon 

21 Sep 2022

Deschutes River Woods is a small community located inside the charming and picturesque city of Bend in Central Oregon. It is close to many popular outdoor attractions, making it well worth a visit.  

Here are some top attractions to enjoy: 

Hit the Links at Widgi Creek Golf Club 

Widgi Creek’s 18 golf holes rank consistently on the top of many “must play” lists. Golfers will find a challenging 6,900-yard Robert Muir Graves-designed course with narrow fairways, rolling greens and stunning scenery.  

Discover Tumalo Falls 

A hike to Tumalo Falls is a must do when visiting Central Oregon. The Falls are easy to reach from town, and reward hikers with stunning views of an 89-foot waterfall. This 6.8-mile out-and-back trail is rated moderate, and provides picturesque views at every turn. Leashed pups can join in on the fun, too! 

Tumalo Falls

Explore the High Desert Museum  

A trip to Central Oregon isn’t complete without a visit to the High Desert Museum. Kids of all ages can learn about the animals, geography, and culture of the high desert through interactive displays. Highlights include live animal exhibits, interacting with living history characters at the Miller Ranch, and visiting the 1904 sawmill to see how the early pioneers lived.   

View the Lava Lands and Newberry National Volcanic Monument  

A visit to Newberry National Volcanic National Monument offers visitors the unique chance to explore peaks, lakes, lava flows, waterfalls, and over 110 miles of trails. The scenery is truly unforgettable and will provide you with countless photo ops to capture the unique and majestic beauty of Central Oregon. 

Explore the Old Mill District on Wheels 

Located in the Old Mill District, Bend’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment destination, Wheel Fun Rentals has a wide selection of bike rentals and tours for discovering and seeing the local sights. Adventure seekers of all ages and sizes can rent a range of vehicles, from 8 passenger Surreys, to tandem bicycles, multi-speed bikes, baby joggers, electric bikes, baby joggers, and more!  

Take a Stroll Through Drake Park 

This popular downtown community gathering place includes nearly a half mile of riverfront, an expansive open lawn, bike/walking paths, an outdoor stage, restrooms and picnic tables. Enjoy an afternoon stroll through stately ponderosa pines and deciduous hardwoods, and if visiting during autumn, take a moment to admire the fall color show reflecting in Mirror Pond

Stay with Us! 

Ready to discover all the fun to be had in the Deschutes River Woods area? Book a stay with us. You can view our impressive collection of Bend, Oregon vacation rentals online, or call our friendly Reservations Team at 877.778.9055 to book your stay. We hope to see you soon!  

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