Fun Fall Activities in Central Oregon!

Fun Fall Activities in Central Oregon!

Fun Fall Activities in Central Oregon!

11 Oct 2023

Central Oregon’s stunning natural beauty and pleasant autumn weather offers a wide range of fall activities for visitors to enjoy. 

Here are some popular fall activities in the region: 

Fall Foliage 

Central Oregon is known for its vibrant fall foliage, and there are numerous places to enjoy the changing colors of the leaves. Check out places like Shevlin Park, Tumalo Falls, or the Metolius River for some beautiful leaf-peeping opportunities. 


Hiking and Trail Walking 

The fall weather is perfect for hiking and exploring the numerous trails in the area. Smith Rock State Park, Deschutes National Forest, and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument all offer fantastic hiking options. 


Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes 

Kids of all ages will love a visit to one of the local pumpkin patches or corn mazes for a fun autumn adventure. Make sure to stop by Smith Rock Pumpkin Patch or DD Ranch!  



Central Oregon has several golf courses, and the fall weather provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy a round of golf with gorgeous scenery and fewer crowds.  


Craft Breweries 

Central Oregon is known for its craft beer scene. Enjoy trying some seasonal craft beers in the many breweries and brewpubs in the area. The wine scene is growing as well. Explore the local wine culture at several wineries and tasting rooms and savor the flavors of the region. 


Horseback Riding 

Enjoy fall colors on horseback with guided trail rides through the region’s beautiful high desert landscapes. 


Fishing and Fly Fishing 

Fall is a great time for fishing in Central Oregon. Try your hand at fly fishing on the Deschutes River or visit one of the region’s many lakes and reservoirs for a more traditional fishing experience.  


Bird Watching 

Autumn is a prime time for birdwatching, with migratory birds passing through the region. Head to places like Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for exceptional birding opportunities.  


Scenic Drives 

The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway and the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway are both excellent choices to admire a kaleidoscope of fall colors amidst beautiful landscapes 



Central Oregon’s clear skies make it a great place for stargazing. Visit the Oregon Observatory or venture into the wilderness for some prime celestial viewing. 


Central Oregon offers a diverse range of fall activities. Whether you prefer outdoor exploration or more relaxed activities, you’re sure to find something to enjoy during the fall season in this beautiful and beloved region. Treat yourself to a fall getaway and book with us. We have an amazing collection of vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets. We can’t wait to host you!