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Sisters Country – Your Recreation Destination

Situated between the high desert and the spectacular Cascades mountain range, Sisters is a little town with oversized character. From Western charm to outdoor recreation, there’s always something to do.

Presented by May 26, 2016

Sisters Country – Your Recreation Destination

From Western charm to outdoor recreation, there’s always something to do in Sisters Country.

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Sisters is a modern western community in Central Oregon known for honoring and preserving its history with an authentic village atmosphere. Situated between the high desert and the spectacular Cascades mountain range, Sisters (pop. 2,224) is a little town with oversized character.

The surrounding natural environment provides a spectacular setting for outdoor recreation, or stroll through beautiful downtown Sisters and experience the many unique shops, galleries and restaurants.

Maybe best known for its Wild West ambiance, Sisters is also packed with culture and surrounded by boundless nature.  Stay at one of Sisters’ world-class lodging options. With the privacy of romantic, cozy cabins and all the amenities of a resort, FivePine Lodge is the ultimate romantic getaway. The charming and rustic accommodations at the Best Western Ponderosa Lodge are also well-suited for any sort of traveler.

From one of the best annual rodeos in June, to the world’s largest outdoor quilt show in July, the popular Folk Festival in September, and endless outdoor recreation opportunities, enjoy summer in Sisters Country!

Saddle up for the Sisters Rodeo

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“The Biggest Little Show in the World” has been running for 76 years - come experience the best in the sport compete in bull riding, bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel racing. World champions make the Sisters Rodeo (June 10-12, 2016) part of their annual schedule year after year. The rodeo grounds is located four miles Southeast of Sisters on Hwy. 20. The annual Rodeo Parade runs through downtown Sisters on Saturday, June 11 at 9:30 am.

See the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

In its 41st year, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is internationally recognized as the world’s largest outdoor quilt show and quilt sale displaying more than 1300 quilts representing fiber artists from around the world.  More than 10,000 visitors from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries flock to Sisters on the second Saturday in July (July 9, 2016). 

Jam at the Sisters Folk Fest

Celebrating the 21st anniversary of one of the most well-respected acoustic music events in the Pacific Northwest, the annual Sisters Folk Festival (September 9-11, 2016) welcomes festival patrons for three days of world-class performances by a lineup of well-respected artists, and also fresh bands and songwriters from throughout North America to round out the musical palette that makes up American Roots Music. Every September “All the Town’s a Stage” in beautiful Sisters, Oregon, as the town comes to life with ten stages for this weekend-long celebration.

Take in a Movie at the Sisters Movie House

The Sisters Movie House boasts four screens with seating for approximately 314, and features a café that serves light meals, beer and wine as well as traditional theatre concessions.

Experience Outdoor Adventure

Play a Round at Aspen Lakes Golf Course or Black Butte Ranch

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Both offer fine dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner and boast incredible mountain views, the Aspen Lakes Golf Course is open 6:30am-dusk. Black Butte Ranch boasts two golf courses, Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow golf courses are open daily, 7:30am-dusk. 

Hit the Mountain Bike Trail

Around Sisters you’ll find many trails winding through the woods, along streams and over rolling hills. The locals’ favorite to put wheel to track is Peterson Ridge Trail, located just south of town. Here, 25 miles of trail thrills the novice to advanced rider.

Fly Fish the Metolius

The Metolius River is loved, revered and feared for its challenging fly-fishing waters. This beautiful, sparkling river is cold water traveling through a thick forest, nurturing many bug hatches that keep rainbow trout happy. Much of the river is reserved for catch and release, barbless hook fly fishing only — making it tricky but rewarding to catch a gorgeous rainbow.

Visit Suttle Lake

Suttle Lake is fifteen miles west of Sisters and a great lake for all kinds of activities. Walk around it, motorboat it, kayak it, swim in it, relax on its beaches, or camp at its shores. Suttle is a particularly fun, challenging and rewarding place to stand-up paddle board, given its wide-open waters and terrific views of Mt. Washington. Wait for a sunny day and hit the water.