A New Year’s Eve Snowshoe

Each Central Oregon winter, the Virginia Meissner SnoPark becomes a popular destination for nordic skiers and snowshoers. The Meissner Nordic Club cares for the pristine park by grooming the trails four times a week and maintaining shelters throughout where visitors can warm up. While Virginia Meissner is gorgeous during the day—with fresh blankets of snow covering the towering Ponderosa and…

My Central Oregon Holiday Tradition

Each year, I look forward to chopping down my own Christmas tree. Without fail, I wake up in the morning with a gigantic grin on my face, throw off the covers and pronounce, “Let’s get ready to go Christmas tree cutting!” While my family is small—just my husband and myself—my enthusiasm isn’t. There are no children jumping up and down,…

Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway

Central Oregon has many attributes that make it a wonderful place to live as well as a world-class vacation destination. We enjoy mountain views, a river running through a beautiful Downtown Bend, and surrounding farms and ranches illustrating our heritage. For local and visiting cyclists, each of these features can be experienced in one day, on the Twin Bridges Scenic…