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Jun 20
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The Best Summer Activities in Bend

Posted by Cascade Village

Embrace the great outdoors! Now that school is out and the nights are long, you and your family can enjoy all of the summer activities in Bend. This summer take your family on a camping trip, walk down by the river — or better yet, get in it by paddling down! Now, you’re probably thinking ‘Where can I get the gear?’ Don’t worry, Cascade Village Shopping Center has you covered.

Enjoy all of the Summer Activities in Bend

This summer, take your family outside. The sun is shining and the weather is perfect — it’s time to get out there and play. Oregon is the happening place this time of year. With countless summer activities in Bend, you’ll never worry about not having something to do.

Activities and Where to Get the Gear

Spending time outside is a fun way to let go of stress, get some vitamin D, and have fun with your family. Make sure you create a checklist before heading out into the great unknown. And for the items you don’t already have, head over to Dick’s Sporting Goods. They carry many of the things you are looking for!


Spend a night out! There are excellent places to camp in Oregon. You’re going to need some essentials before pitching a tent for a night of stargazing.

Your checklist should include:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags
  • Chairs or hammocks
  • Long johns – even though it’s summer, you’ll still need a pair of warm long underwear for those crisp, cool Oregon nights!
  • Cooler


Take a deep breath of fresh air. Hiking is an enjoyable way to be outside and appreciate each other’s company. Whether you are gearing up for a walk down the river trail or a hike up the Three Sisters, there are some items you don’t want to forget!

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Hiking boots – and a fresh pair of socks
  • Hat
  • Layers of clothing
  • Hydration pack
  • Trekking poles


Kayaking and suppin’ are what’s up in Bend! Explore the water with your family. You can rent the board, boat, and paddle but you might want to have your own safety gear!

Things you’ll need to stay afloat:

  • Life jacket
  • Dry bags
  • Boat safety horn
  • Sunscreen

Summer Clothes for Downtown Days

There are so many summer activities in Bend — especially downtown! Sometimes it is hard to pick which one to go to! At Cascade Village Shopping Center we have all of the stores you need to have the perfect outfit no matter what outing you choose! Check out JCPenny, Lane Bryant, and Ross for your summer wardrobe.

Stop by Cascade Village Shopping Center to get all of your needs in one stop. Tell us what summer activities in Bend you and your family are getting into by commenting below. Happy adventuring!

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