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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. 


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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Potato Creek State Park

Potato Creek State Park is one of The Bend's crown jewels. With Worster Lake at its center and miles of trail, the park is an outdoor lover's dream.

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Howard Park

Howard Park offers something for every season, but there’s no doubt it shines brightest during winter with ice skating and its massive accessible playground.

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Potawatomi Zoo

Potawatomi Zoo is home to over 400 animals. Some favorites include the new giraffe exhibit, rhinos, red pandas and more.

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