Black Butte Ranch is located on the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway. This idyllic ranch offers outstanding outdoor activities from golfing to fly fishing. You can take a trail ride, visit one of the horse camps, or bike along the 18 miles of paved trails (bike rentals are available). Play on one of the 23 tennis courts, go swimming in the indoor or outdoor pool or do some canoeing and kayaking on Phalarope Lake. Two beautiful golf courses are available for public play: the Glaze Meadow Golf Course and the Big Meadow Golf Course (recently renovated). For more information go to Black Butte Ranch
Belknap Springs located south of the campground on Highway 126 offers a restaurant, lodge, and hot springs. For more information go to Belknap Hot Springs.
Hoodoo Ski Area is a great, winter playground for winter sports like cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Hoodoo offers 5 ski lifts, an Autobahn Tube Park, 2-day lodges, equipment rentals, restaurants and a Nordic and Snowboard Center. Hoodoo is located on the summit of the Santiam Pass on Highway 20, just 20 miles northwest of Sisters, 40 miles northwest of Bend, 75 miles east of Albany, 85 miles southeast of Salem, and 75 miles northeast of Springfield/Eugene. For more information go to Hoodoo Ski Area
McKenzie River Trail This is a renowned 26-mile biking and hiking trail. The trail accesses numerous wonders, including waterfalls, water wonders, such as Blue Pool, and stunning forest. Visitors are able to access some of these areas from nearby parking areas, so those that are not able to travel on foot or by bicycle are still able to experience these wonders. For more information on the trail, visit the McKenzie River Trail website.
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway This 82-mile route through the Willamette and Deschutes National Forest lets you set your own pace.
You can take a two-hour drive along this scenic roadway, enjoying vistas of the snowcapped Cascade peaks and dramatic lava fields. Or spend a more leisurely five hours exploring the Byway with stops at robins-egg blue lakes, rushing waterfalls like Sahalie and Koosah Falls, and deep forests. You’ll see volcanoes that are covered in glaciers and snow, views of Broken Top Mountain and the Three Sisters, and hiking along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Stop at the Dee Wright Observatory for amazing views of the peaks.
Sisters, Oregon, where the outdoors take center stage, and for good reason. Surrounded by gleaming lakes, ponderosa pine forests, and the snowy Three Sisters Mountains, this is a phenomenal place to visit. In addition to its rivers and hiking trails, Sisters offers antique shops, art galleries, attractions, and excellent restaurants. You’ll also find a range of festivals including the Village Green Craft Shows, the Sisters Bead Stampede, Art Strolls, the Sisters Rodeo, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, the Antique Show, the Western and Native American Arts Festival, the Sisters Folk Festival, the Sisters Jazz Festival, and the Harvest Faire. For more information go to Sisters Chamber of Commerce