Summer Tours in Bend, Oregon | Helicopter Adventures
Summer Tours Take Your Pick in Bend
When you visit Bend you have Oregon’s wet coastal region to the west and its dry interior to the east with lakes and rivers in the hundreds. Bend tours offers gorgeous scenery and outdoor adventure tour options year round. Each season brings with it an abundance of outdoor activities — from mountain biking to skiing. Here are a few summer tours and things to do in Bend during the summer tour months!
Summer Tours Hiking, Biking, Craft Brews, and Outdoor Concerts
When the weather’s warm, Bend offers a plethora of things to do — from hiking to biking, helicopter tours, rock climbing, rafting, golfing, tent camper rentals, fishing, and kayaking. The list is nearly endless.
Summer is hands down the best time of year to make the most of this outdoor paradise. When the weather’s warm, Bend offers a plethora of things to do — from hiking to biking, rock climbing, rafting, golfing, fishing, and kayaking. The list is nearly endless.
#1 Outdoor concerts at the Old Mill District in Bend kick off the sunny season during Memorial Day Weekend. Central Oregon Beer Week also starts the last week of May, celebrating Bend’s title of Beertown USA and its booming craft beer scene.
#2 Bend has plenty of hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing options. Mt. Bachelor’s Bike Park converts ski pistes into high-speed downhill mountain bike trails. Alternatively, you can hike popular paths like the Upper Deschutes River Trail, Pilot Butte State Park, Canyon Creek Meadows, or Dry River Gorge.
#3 The Bend area also has several gorgeous waterfalls, a few of which — like Tumalo Falls, Sahalie, and Koosah Falls — are easily accessible for short hikes. Thirty minutes north of Bend, Smith Rock State Park offers incredible vistas and world-renowned rock climbing. Although temperatures can reach 100 in the high desert, summer mornings are a good time to visit.
#4 Helicopter tours of the snow-capped Cascades with Big Mountain Heli Tours. There’s no better way to explore Bend then by helicopter this summer. Offering exciting summer helicopter tours minutes from downtown Bend to some of the most scenic tour locations on the West. Fun for the whole family!
#5 Paddleboarding is another growing activity; beginners can sign up for lessons or simply rent stand-up paddleboards and cruise along. Lastly, the Deschutes River is home to trout, steelhead, salmon, and bass. Fly fishing is extremely popular in this area, and guides will show you the best spots to catch dinner.
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