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Outdoors & Recreation

Eager to get outside and explore? The Bend is home to dozens of outdoor spaces for you to adventure through. If you’re looking for something a little more organized, many of our parks offer guided hikes and other types of events for visitors looking to spend time outside. 

Howard Park

Howard Park is instead a re-imagined destination for locals and visitors alike. It’s a gathering place and an area for outdoor exploration. It’s fun, family…

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Potato Creek State Park

Visiting The Bend doesn’t necessarily mean sticking to our cities. Our area can also be an escape. If you’re looking for a serene getaway, it awaits about 20 minutes…

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Playing golf in The Bend means choosing from championship-caliber options. Whatever kind of course you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Take a look at your…

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Few activities offer a better chance to explore nature than taking a hike. Around The Bend, trails are everywhere. Here are seven of our favorite places to explore. 

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