McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway - This 82-mile route through the Willamette and Deschutes National Forest lets you set your own pace. You can take a two-hour drive along this scenic roadway, enjoying vistas of the snowcapped High Cascade peaks and dramatic lava fields. Or spend a more leisurely five hours exploring the Byway with stops at robins-egg blue lakes, rushing waterfalls like Sahalie and Koosah Falls, and deep forests. You'll see volcanoes that are covered in glaciers and snow, views of Broken Top Mountain and the Three Sisters, and hiking along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Stop at the Dee Wright Observatory for amazing views of the peaks.
Sisters - The outdoors take center stage in the mountain town of Sisters, Oregon, and for good reason. With plenty of surrounding wilderness that's filled with gleaming lakes, ponderosa pine forests, and the snowy Three Sisters Mountains, this is a phenomenal place to play in the great outdoors. In addition to its rivers and hiking trails, Sisters offers antique shops, art galleries, attractions, and excellent restaurants. You'll also find a range of festivals like the Village Green Craft Shows, the Sisters Bead Stampede, Art Strolls, the Sisters Rodeo, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, the Antique Show, the Western and Native American Arts Festival, the Sisters Folk Festival, the Sisters Jazz Festival, and the Harvest Faire.