Fall Activities in Central Oregon

Watch the leaves change along the Deschutes River in Bend.

The leaves are changing and the air is crisp and cool around town. Fall has arrived at Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Many think of Bend as a place to spend the summer, but fall is a well-kept secret. Here are a few things to do to savor the fall season.

Local Libations

Local Libations

Let Wanderlust Tours take you behind the scenes with either the Bend Brew Bus or the Local Pour to witness Bend’s brewing and artisan distilling cultures. Your professional guide will provide insights into the processes of distillation, fermentation and the craft of making beer all while sampling the passions of the producer. When the snow melts, we are happy that it ends up in a glass. Cheers!

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Crisp Air & Stunning Colors

Crisp Air & Stunning Colors

Fall is short and sweet in central Oregon and Wanderlust Tours can offer some incredible opportunities for outdoor play! Kayak the Deschutes River alongside the tapestry of changing tree colors, head to the top of a Volcano to see the length of the Cascade Mountains stretched before you, or head down into a cave to explore the history and geology of a lava tube. Our knowledgeable naturalist guides have everything you need for the best fall adventures.

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Fall Hiking

Colorful leaves abound on the trails in Bend, Oregon. Take a hike, embrace the cool breeze and be dazzled by the yellow, orange and brown leaves along the Deschutes River Trail (especially along the Old Mill District and near the Riverhouse), Smith Rock, Shevlin Park and Bend's signature Drake Park.

pumpkin beer

Hitting the ale trail for a pumpkin beer

Fall and pumpkins simply go together. If you enjoy beer, don't miss stopping at a local brewery. Check out these pumpkin beers while visiting: Twisted Gourd Pumpkin Ale by Silver Moon and Big Ol' Pumpkin (aka Beer No. 4) from 10 Barrel. There is also Bend Fall Festival, Oktoberfest and Cyclecross to attend.

Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View

Join Riverhouse on the Deschutes and Big Mountain Heli Tours and tour the skies of Central Oregon. See everythign from remote lakes in the Cascade Mountains, vast endless terain of the Oregon Badlands and the Canyons of Crooked River.

pumpkin patch

Find the perfect gourd at a local pumpkin patch

Even though we have a short growing season in Central Oregon, squash, pumpkins and gourds are hearty and easy to grow. Grab the family and pick the perfect pumpkin in Terrebonne at DD Ranch or Central Oregon Pumpkin Company. Both pumpkin patches offer a variety of pumpkins, family games and fun and fall themed food items.

Things to do around Riverhouse on the Deschutes

There are plenty of things to do this fall around our Bend hotel. Even though, the weather is cooler, enjoy alfresco dining along the river while you still can (weather permitting). Dine along the Deschutes for breakfast, lunch and dinner at CURRENTS while sipping a seasonal, local craft brew.

A spectacular place to view the fall foliage in Bend, Oregon is the close by River's Edge Golf Course. Take in a round of golf during twilight. The best deal is to book a hotel package and enjoy golf.

We saved the best for last ... adore the Deschutes River with a view from one of our river view rooms. We suggest a you cozy up in room with a fireplace and enjoy the cool breeze and scenic sounds right from your private deck or patio.

Make our hotel in Bend, Oregon your home away from home on vacation in Central Oregon.