What does the high desert offer in the way of "play?" Plenty. Central Oregon uniquely embraces the rough and rugged nature that permeates nearly every avenue of the communities that call this home. It's this integration with Cascade mountain range, desert and nearby grand forests that make for some of the Northwest's most celebrated outdoor adventures.
Whether it's the world famous "Smith Rock" for shear mountain climbing challenges, hundreds of miles of paved and unpaved bike trails, countless horseback riding opportunities, or white water rafting rated from novice to class 5, the casual walker to the extreme athelete - each will find their haven here. When it comes to getting in touch with Mother Nature, there simply is no better place to camp, hike, fish or hunt... it's all right here, and just minutes away.
Arts and culture? We got that too. Culturally, central Oregon celebrates the "Old West" and many local artisans hand craft along this theme. Yet at the same time with the influx of affluent lifestyles, you'll find some of the most trend setting arts, entertainment and dining anywhere. You'll find it all very intimate and very personable.
From black-tie galas, to county ho-downs, to music, shows, skiing, and to summertime water parks, the Redmond Chamber can help you find the event, venue and most enjoyable methods to get a jump start on your fun in the sun here. Contact us »
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