The town of Sisters in Oregon is just 20 miles from Bend, and was named for the Three Sisters Mountains, or the three peaks found together in the nearby Cascade Mountains. Sisters is a well known place to indulge in outdoor recreation, as well as a fantastic place to bring your pup! With three veterinarians and clinics in town, you'll adventure in ease knowing your pup is in good hands.
The Deep Canyon Preserve is a dogtastic walk in the desert where you'll be surrounded by unusual rock formations. Watch for wildlife as you hike on the rocky areas of this high desert location, or around your camp in the early morning. The camping area of the preserve is an old stretch of highway that provides a flat surface for camping with an RV. You’ll want to wear your hiking boots on this adventure, and don't forget to bring water!
The small downtown area of Sisters is alive with terrific dog-friendly restaurants, such as the Cottonwood Cafe, for breakfast or lunch, and the Sisters Saloon and Ranch Grill, featuring local ingredients cooked up in the spirit of the old west. Stop in at Takodas for breakfast, or order one of the 15 different pizzas for lunch or dinner. These three restaurants welcome you and your pup to their outdoor patios for a great meal.
Twenty minutes east of Sisters in Redmond is the pawsome Weigand Family Dog Park. This park has separate fenced areas for small and large pups to enjoy some off-leash play. Water, garbage cans, and portable toilets are available. Check out Kiwanis Field, a beautiful open green space where sports teams practice. Fido will love a leashed walk on the perimeter for some exercise. The nicely landscaped Stack Park is a scenic walk for you and your pup. Fall brings a medley of colors as the leaves turn on the large shade trees throughout the park. Bring your lunch and enjoy the benches before returning home.
Fido will love a leashed stroll around the Diamond Bar Ranch Park in nearby Redmond. This neighborhood park is a beautiful place for the kids as well as your pup. The playground is within a fenced park, and the kids are in sight as you and your pup enjoy a walk on the grassy lawn. Be aware that there are few trees in this park and little shade in the sizzling summer days. There's plenty of space for a round of Frisbee and a walking path best for the morning or evening times. Bring your picnic lunch and make a day of fun in this park before heading home.