27 Best Things to do in Sisters, Oregon

27 Best Things to do in Sisters, Oregon

There are so many adventurous things to do in Sisters, Oregon. Having grown up in Oregon, we’ve made countless stops in Sisters over the years. And it makes for a great weekend trip from Portland.

One of the first things I do when I arrive in Sisters is step out of the car and take a deep breath. The air smells different this side of the mountains. The scent of pine trees invigorates you. And you know you’re not in the city anymore.

The countryside is wild here, and there are adventures to be had. All the shops in this charming little town display an 1880’s Western front, as if reminding you you’re in untamed land. Named for the Three Sisters Mountains you see off in the distance, this is the Gateway to the Cascades.

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Things to do in Sisters, Oregon

1. Black Butte Ranch

Black Butte Ranch is a residential resort covering 1,800 acres, just 10 minutes outside of Sisters, Oregon. With wide open meadows and a perfect view of the Three Sisters Mountains, Black Butte Ranch has so much to offer.

To list just a few of the various activities here, there’s endless bicycle paths amongst the trees, or you can go horseback riding. You can play a game of tennis or pickleball. Or go play golf on the ranch at Big Meadow or Glaze Meadow golf course, two of the best golf courses in the Northwest.

You can even rent just about any outdoor equipment you could imagine at Black Butte Ranch. In the summer, you can rent bikes, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and fly-fishing rods. And in the winter, they rent skis and snowshoes.

The ranch also offers several ways to relax. Visit the indoor pool or the hot tub and sauna, get a massage and facial at the spa. And later, have dinner at one of Black Butte’s three restaurants.

Things to do in Sisters Oregon

2. The Headwaters of the Metolius River

Just ten minutes outside of Sisters, near the base of the extinct volcano Black Butte, you’ll find the headwaters of the Metolius River. Metolius is a Warm Springs Native American word, meaning “white fish.”

A paved quarter-mile path leads to a viewing platform of the headwaters. And at the end of the trail to your left, you’ll see where the Metolius River originates from the Metolius Springs, flowing at 50,000 gallons per minute. It’s one of largest spring-fed rivers in the United States.

To your right, you may see Mount Jefferson above the river in the distance. The Metolius river runs through Camp Sherman, and eventually feeds into the Deschutes River through Lake Billy Chinook.

Benches line the path, and there’s a picnic area near the parking lot. There are also restrooms available at the parking lot. Dogs are allowed on this short and easy hike.

3. Visit the Sisters Historical Museum

The Sisters Historical Museum is housed in the city’s first library building. Its displays cover Native American history in this area, homesteading and the founding of Sisters, as well as the prohibition era.

The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm in September.

4. Spend an afternoon relaxing at Shibui Spa

At Shibui Spa, they pay attention to every little detail to create an atmosphere of relaxation and healing. This sense of calm was tangible from the second we walked through their doors.

Their services include massage, facials, body wraps, and ayurveda (an alternative medicine). Be sure to plan for extra time, either before or after your treatment, to enjoy their thermal soaking tub and Swedish dry sauna. Note that both are co-ed and you must wear a swim suit.

Shibui Spa is located on the grounds of FivePine Lodge. We were able to reserve a packaged deal through FivePine Lodge that included massages with our stay, and I would highly recommend doing the same!

5. Visit the Art Galleries

The town of Sisters has a strong love and support of the arts. The Sisters Artwalk is a free event that takes place every fourth Friday of the month. During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to watch art demonstrations and hear from some of the featured local artisans.

But if you’re not able to make it for the Artwalk, the galleries welcome visitors and are worth viewing any time of the month. Some excellent art galleries worth visiting in Sisters include Raven Makes Gallery, Hood Avenue Art Gallery, Clearwater Gallery, Toriizaka Art, and Canyon Creek Pottery.

6. Go Shopping in Downtown Sisters

There are so many great and unique shops in Sisters’ charming downtown district. And you’ll feel like you’re strolling right through an old western as you walk along the storefronts here. If you want to look and feel the part as well, stop by Dixie’s for a pair of cowboy boots or a Pendleton blanket.

If you love chocolate as much as I do, you’ll want to stop by the chocolatier, High Desert Chocolates. For the bicyclists out there, Blazin’ Saddles offers sales and repairs. And for the quilting enthusiasts, the Stitchin’ Post offers a beautiful selection of fabrics. Of course you’ll also find some fun souvenir shops along the main strip as well.

Things to do in Sisters Oregon

7. Go Golfing

For all the golf enthusiasts out there, Sisters is home to one of the best golf courses in Oregon. Aspen Lakes Golf Course is a stunning 18-hole public golf course.

The architect of this unique golf course worked with and around the natural elements of the land. And the sand bunkers are a striking red you won’t find anywhere else, created from red cinder naturally occurring in the area. Overall, this is an experience golf lovers will not want to miss!

8. Have a picnic at Creekside Park

We’ve stopped here while passing through town over the years. And it’s a great spot to eat lunch, stretch our legs, and watch the chipmunks skitter by.

Creekside Park is peaceful, with picnic tables and grassy areas beneath towering trees. It sits adjacent to the Creekside Campground, on the southeastern outskirts of Sisters.

9. Catch a Movie at the Sisters Movie House

Kick back for a movie after a long day of adventure in Sisters Country. The Sisters Movie House is a quaint four-screen theater that shows both feature films and indie. It’s located on the FivePine Lodge campus, towards the east end of town.

When you visit the movie theater here, be sure to bring an appetite! Because their in-house cafe serves more than just your normal theater snacks and such. They also serve small meals, beer and wine. It makes for a perfect evening of relaxation.

10. Peterson Ridge Trail

One of the best things to do in Sisters is explore the Peterson Ridge Trail (PRT). This fun trail is a popular destination for mountain bikers and hikers alike. The 16 mile loop begins conveniently right on the edge of town, just minutes from FivePine Lodge and Creekside Campground.

It’s considered a moderate to difficult trail, but even beginners love the route. The trail doesn’t get more difficult until the back part of the loop, and many beginners choose to make the ride shorter by just going out and back.

The full loop takes about 5-6 hours by bike, and on average 8-9 hours by foot. Just be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks, especially on hot days!

11. Whychus Creek Trail

Whychus Creek is a beautiful area that showcases a little bit of everything, from pine trees and lava rock, to mountain views, the creek itself, and wild flowers in the spring. There are two great trails here worth checking out, depending on your time and ability.

The Whychus Creek Overlook Trail is five miles south of Sisters, in the Deschutes National Forest. This easy one-mile trail offers an aerial view of the creek and good accessibility, great for wheelchairs or strollers.

The other hike is the Whychus Creek Trail, just four miles south of Sisters. This moderately difficult out-and-back trail is about 6.4 miles round trip and takes about 3 hours to hike.

Both trails allow dogs on a leash. And there’s no restrooms at the Whychus Creek Trailhead, but there are pit toilets just a mile away at the Whychus Creek Overlook Trailhead.

And if you keep your eyes peeled while hiking the area, you may spot golden eagles! The East Cascades Audubon Society manages the Whychus Creek Golden Eagle cam, where you can watch parents Petra and Rocky raise their little hatchlings.

12. McKenzie Pass – Santiam Pass Loop

The McKenzie Pass – Santiam Pass loop is the best way to take in all the beautiful scenery of the area. This stunning scenic drive covers 82 miles and takes about 3 to 5 hours to drive.

It takes you through a diverse landscape, over the Santiam and McKenzie Passes, through two national forests, over the Cascade Mountains and the Sisters wilderness, past ancient lava flows, waterfalls and rivers.

The route takes you past Suttle Lake and Clear Lake, Proxy Falls and Koosah and Sahalie Falls, and the Dee Wright Observatory. You’ll even cross over a point of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which stretches all the way from Canada down to Mexico.

It’s typically best to plan this drive between July and October. The main roads are usually open year round, however a section of the loop is seasonal. The McKenzie Highway, OR-242, closes each year with the snow, and reopens the following spring.

The Route: Start by heading west out of Sisters along US-20/OR-126, over the Santiam Pass. When the highway splits, keep left to stay on OR-126 as it heads south. Turn left just past Belknap Springs, onto OR-242, the McKenzie Highway. Follow this road until it returns you to Sisters.

13. Sisters Rodeo

One of the top things to do in Sisters, Oregon, is to attend the Sisters Rodeo. It takes place every second week of June, from Wednesday through Sunday.

Nicknamed the “Biggest Little Show in the World,” this volunteer-run rodeo began in the early 1940’s. It offers one of the largest prizes in the United States during the month of June, enticing some of the biggest names and competitors in rodeo.

Events include bull riding, barrel racing, team and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team, tie-down and breakaway roping, and bareback riding. Be sure to catch the parade on Saturday morning, and a cowboy church service Sunday morning.

14. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

For just one day each year, the city of Sisters becomes the back drop for the world’s largest outdoor quilt show. And this great American folk art is perfectly at home in this Old West style town.

Colorful quilts adorn shop fronts throughout the small town, and sway in the breeze, hanging between the pine trees of FivePine Lodge. Quilts are also displayed on Black Butte Ranch, with the Three Sisters Mountains in the background.

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is held every year on the second Saturday in July, and draws thousands of visitors from all over the United States and around the world. Began in 1975, it features quilters ranging from age 10 to 92, and from novices up to experts. Although the show itself only lasts one day, there’s a whole week and variety of activities that lead up to the event.

Admission is free. However, if you hope to attend, it’s best to start planning a year in advance, as this is when hotel accomodatins begin to fill.

15. Sisters Folk Festival

Every year during the Sisters Folk Festival, the small town transforms into a music stage. Seven different venues through out the town present live music from a wide range musicians, from the well known to the up-and-coming. Enjoy grass roots and folk music in intimate gatherings, from a tent to a church or a restaurant courtyard.

The event typically takes place over a weekend in September or October. Between the backdrop of this old western town and the mountains, and the mood of the music, it’s sure to be a great experience and a weekend you won’t soon forget.

Things to do Near Sisters, Oregon

16. Hike or go mountain climbing at Smith Rock State Park

One of my favorite things to do near Sisters, Oregon, is to visit Smith Rock State Park. This rugged state park is sometimes referred to as Oregon’s Yosemite. And it’s only about a half hour away from Sisters. A $5 parking fee is required, but you can pay by card.

There are various hiking trails for all levels of ability and endurance. Or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, Smith Rock is a good place for rock climbing. And if you’ve never been rock climbing before, try signing up for a beginners course. There’s also camping, bicycling, horseback riding, and fishing available at the state park.

Smith Rock is a great place to visit in the spring when all the desert wild flowers are in bloom. Plus, its often dry and sunny here when other parts of Oregon are gray and rainy.

However, it may get extremely hot during the summer months of July and August. So if you visit during these months, go early in the day. And whenever you go, be sure to bring plenty of water!

17. Hike to Koosah and Sahalie Falls

Sahlie and Koosah are the Chinook words for “heaven” and “sky.” These two stunning, 75-foot single-tiered waterfalls are located along the McKenzie River in the Willamette National Forest, about a 45 minute drive west of Sisters.

There are two hiking options to choose from to reach Sahalie and Koosah Falls. Both options are of moderate difficulty, and both allow dogs as long as they are on a leash.

The first option is a short hike, one-mile long out-and-back, and takes most hikers about a half hour. Both waterfalls have their own parking lot just feet from the waterfall itself. For this first option, park at either location, then hike the half mile to the other waterfall and back again, for a total of a mile long hike.

The second option is a 2.8 mile loop that will lead you to see both waterfalls, as well as along the McKenzie River and through the forest. This option typically takes most hikers about an hour and 15 minutes to cover.

Fees: A $5 day pass is required for visiting this national forest and can be purchased online here.

18. Hike or Mountain Bike to Tumalo Falls

This majestic 97-foot tall waterfall lies in the Deschuttes National Forest, about an hour’s drive south of Sisters. The day use area offers picnic tables and a restroom. However, keep in mind this is a very popular location and parking is limited.

TIP: Tumalo Falls is not located within Tumalo State Park.

There are several different trail options to choose from, depending on your ability, or how long you want to spend hiking this beautiful stretch of land. One of the best options though, is the Tumalo and Double Falls Trail. This easy out and back trail is 2 miles in total and takes about an hour to hike.

Note that Forest Service Road 4603 leading to the falls is reliably open June through October. However, you can still access the trail and falls during other months by foot or non motorized vehicle. This does add an additional 5 miles round trip.

Fees: A $5 day pass is required for visiting this national forest and can be purchased online here.

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19. Hike to Proxy Falls

Proxy Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Oregon. Located in the Willamette Forest about an hour and a half southwest of Sisters, this 1.5 mile loop trail will lead you to a stunning 226 foot tall waterfall.

This beautiful waterfall is one of the tallest in Oregon. It originates from a series of springs on the North Sister and splits into two separate cascading veils. And as the water plunges to the ground, it almost magically disappears as it seeps through the porous lava rock below.

The hike is easy, family friendly, and gives you both a lower and an upper view of the waterfall. A good time to visit Proxy Falls is between June and November, as the road there (Highway 242) usually closes each winter for snow.

Note: A $5/vehicle day-use fee is required when visiting Proxy Falls.

20. Go White Water Rafting along the Deschutes River

The Deschutes River crashes down from the Cascade Mountains to the Columbia River, with breathtaking views of basalt cliffs and a variety of wildlife along the way. It makes for a perfect place to go white water rafting.

There are a couple of different rafting companies that offer trips along the Deschutes (River Drifters, Deschutes River Adventures, and Ouzel Outfitters). All three leave from the town of Maupin, about 1 hour 45 minutes north of Sisters.

They all offer rafting trips for any skill level, from half day to multi-day experiences. However, be sure to read the details carefully when choosing which company to book with.

Each rafting company has its own minimum age. And some companies include the land use fees in their pricing, where as others do not.

21. Suttle Lake

Suttle Lake is just 15-20 minutes west of Sisters, and is a popular destination in the summer months. The wide-open waters here are perfect for all kinds of water sports—from swimming and fishing, to kayaking, and even water skiing. This is a great lake for boating, as it allows both motorized and non-motorized boats, and has five different boat launch sites.

During the winter months, it’s a great place to go snow shoeing or cross country skiing. There are also some great trails here to go snowmobiling.

This beautiful place offers two day use recreation sites and three over night campgrounds. Plus, Suttle Lodge is a privately owned accommodation offering cozy rooms and cabins.

22. Clear Lake

Nicknamed the “lake born of fire” for how it formed from lava flows, Clear Lake is one of the clearest and coldest lakes in the Cascades. What’s particularly unique about this lake though, is the 3,000 year old forest preserved at the bottom of the lake that can be seen with perfect clarity.

This stunning spot is perfect for canoeing, hiking, and fishing. The lake is stocked yearly with rainbow trout, and you’ll also find brook trout and cutthroat trout here naturally as well.

If you prefer hiking, the Clear Lake Loop Trail is fairly easy, but beautiful. This hiking trail traces along the lake’s western edge and turns into the McKenzie River Trail on the lake’s eastern edge. It takes on average of about 2 hour to cover the 4.8 mile loop.

Clear Lake is about a 45 minute drive west of Sisters, just off Highway 126. And if you plan to make a day of it, there’s also cabins, a grocery store and tackle shop, and a restaurant on the lake, open during the busy season.

23. Newberry National Volcanic Monument

The Newberry National Volcanic Monument is about a 40 minute drive south of Sisters. This otherworldly volcanic landscape includes three main sections, Lava Lands, Lava Cast Forest, and Newberry Caldera.

This national monument offers a wide variety of adventures, from hikes and mountain top views, to lakes and waterfalls. At Newberry Caldera you can visit Paulina Falls or Paulina Lake.

And at Lava Lands, you’ll find the Lava River Cave, a little over a 2 mile hike out and back. Or the Trail of the Molten Land is a fun and short 1-mile paved loop that gives you amazing panoramic views of this ancient lava flow.

You can easily fill an entire day here with outdoor fun. Or Newberry also makes for a great stop to stretch your legs as you’re passing through. (The Trail of Molten Land only takes about 30 minutes!)

Note: The visitors centers close during the winter months, but you can park and hike here year round. There is a $5 recreation fee/vehicle.

24. Dee Wright Observatory

Dee Wright Observatory is another stunning lava flow site, about 40 minutes west of Sisters on the McKenzie Highway (242). This unique mountaintop observatory is constructed of lava rock, built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). And it stands surrounded by 65 square miles of jagged, black lava rock, creating a surreal view.

While you’re there, immerse yourself in the landscape on the Lava River National Recreation Trail. This short half-mile hike is paved and accessible.

From this vantage point on a clear day, you can see the North, Middle and South Sister, Mt. Washington, and Mt. Jefferson. Note that you will likely have to plan a visit between the months of July and October, as Highway 242 closes each winter with the snow.

25. Hoodoo Ski Area

Sisters serves as a great home base for winter outdoor sports, as well. Hoodoo Ski area is an amazing place to go skiing, and is just a half hour west of Sisters, off US-20 on the Santiam Pass. This ski resort is great for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing .

Hoodoo offers a diverse terrain with 32 runs, the longest of which is three miles. And the terrain caters to a variety of skill levels, from beginner to expert. They also offer the fun and unique experience of night skiing.

26. Visit Timberline Lodge

The infamous Timberline Lodge is only a two hour drive north of Sisters, resting near the peak of Mt. Hood. This massive, rustic lodge served as the exterior for the hotel featured in the 1980 film, The Shining.

However, there’s a lot more to Timberline than creepy movies. Timberline was completed during the Great Depression in 1938, as part of the Works Progress Administration. And today, the lodge is a National Historic Landmark.

Timberline is another wonderful place to ski. It offers skiing nearly all year round, having one of the longest ski seasons in the US. Plus, it also makes for a great home base for scaling Mt. Hood in the summer.

It’s worth a visit even if you only have half a day, though. Admire the lodge’s views, the beautiful architecture, learn about its history, and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants, all in an afternoon.

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27. Take a day trip to Bend, Oregon

Bend is another popular Central Oregon destination, and is just a half hour drive from Sisters. Spend a day strolling through Bend’s downtown area or the Old Mill District.

Visit the High Desert Museum for a fusion of art, nature, and history. Or explore McMenamin’s historic Old St. Francis School—relax in the soaking pool, discover hidden rooms, and enjoy lunch at the restaurant on campus.

One thing Bend is well known for is its microbreweries and craft beers. The city claims over 20 craft breweries to choose from. A couple great options though, are Deschutes Brewery and 10 Barrel Brewing.

This high desert town is also home to the world’s last Blockbuster. Stop in, buy a nostalgic t-shirt, and rent a few movies. When we were there, we had so much fun browsing movies. They had a great selection of new releases and older classics. FYI, they also sell DVD players!

Where to Stay in Sisters

Where to stay in Sisters Oregon

Luxury Lodging: FivePine Lodge and Spa

My favorite place to stay in Sisters is at FivePine Lodge and Spa. We had a luxurious little cabin all to ourselves, with a private patio looking out into the pine trees. And we loved cozying up to one another by the fireplace in the evenings.

There were so many things that made me feel good about staying at Five Pine Lodge. They’re eco-friendly. They’re a big supporter of other local businesses in their community. Plus, they’re happy to welcome your furry, four-legged friends too!

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Budget Friendly Lodging: Sisters Inn and Suites

Sisters Inn and Suites is another excellent, more budget friendly option for lodging. It’s conveniently close to the downtown area and restaurants. Plus, it’s also a pet-friendly hotel!

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Vacation Rental at Black Butte Ranch

Another great place to stay in Sisters is on Black Butte Ranch. One year, we reserved a vacation home here through VRBO. Between the endless outdoor activities just sitting on your doorstep and the stunning views, it’s an amazing place to stay.

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Camping at Sisters Creekside Campground

Camping is another fun lodging option in Sisters, from April through October. The Sisters Creekside Campground is located on the edge of town on the Whychus Creek. Even so, it’s still conveniently within walking distance to Downtown Sisters.

The campground offers both tent sites and RV sites, with or without hook ups. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. Plus, the campground has showers ($1/minute).

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Where to Eat in Sisters

One thing we noticed while eating out in the Sisters area is how much the small businesses here love to support one another. We enjoyed our meals. But when we read on several menus that restaurants were sourcing local ingredients or serving local beverages, we felt good about where we were spending our money as well.

Sisters Coffee Co.

Start your morning off right with a cup of coffee and a pastry to go at Sisters Coffee Co. Or stay a little longer and enjoy the coffee shop’s cozy atmosphere over a hearty brunch. And before you leave, you can even grab a bag of coffee beans to take home and share.

Sno Cap Drive In

This fun, retro diner is the perfect spot for a quick lunch. Sno Cap’s menu features classic American fare, such as hamburgers and corn dogs.

They also serve a wide variety of flavors of delicious homemade ice cream. (And I highly recommend the milkshakes!) Plus, Sno Cap Drive In is very reasonably priced, with entrees ranging from $10-$15.

Note, there’s limited indoor seating. However, there is plenty of outdoor seating in the warmer months. And you can always grab it to go, too.

Where to eat in Sisters Oregon

Sisters Saloon

One of the best places to eat in Sisters is the Sisters Saloon. This restaurant occupies the historic Sisters Hotel, built in 1912. And when you step inside, you feel like you’re stepping into the middle of an old Western.

The restaurant serves hearty, classic Western meals, like steaks, ribs, and pulled pork sandwiches. My chicken pot pie came out hot, deliciously seasoned, and beautifully presented in a cast iron skillet.

Dishes range in price from $15-$40. Sisters Saloon offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and is conveniently located in Downtown Sisters.

Rancho Viejo

Rancho Viejo is an excellent Mexican restaurant, located on Sisters’ main strip. They serve all the staples, like burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. However, I highly recommend the chicken en mole—it had phenomenal flavor!

They also offer a variety of freshly squeezed margaritas. And they proudly serve Tres Arroyas, from Three Creeks Brewing. Plates range in price from about $20-$30.

Three Creeks Brewing Company

Three Creeks Brewing covers your basic pub fare, from pizzas to burgers and tacos. They offer several vegetarian and gluten-free options. Plus, they have 13 different ales on tap, including their Knotty Blonde Ale that’s on tap year-round. Dishes range in price from about $15-$35.

The restaurant is located on the FivePine Lodge campus, across from the Sisters Movie House. And I loved that it was walking distance from our cabin at FivePine. We grabbed our dinner here to go one night, and watched a movie as we ate dinner by the fire in our room.

Sisters History

I started looking into Sisters history because I was curious. Has the town always looked so quaint and charming? And the answer is probably not…

The earliest settlement in the area was a short-lived military camp on Whychus Creek in 1865, by the name of Camp Polk. A few years later came a homestead, in 1870, which was later shortened from Three Sisters to Sisters.

The town was officially established in 1901. And by the 1930’s, its economy relied heavily on its sawmills and lumber. When the economy of this small lumber town started to fail in the 1970s, city leaders came together to decide how to save their community.

Businesses were offered financial and construction assistance to redo the town in the 1880s Western style we’re familiar with today, and the economy shifted towards tourism.

When to visit Sisters

The best time to visit Sisters is going to depend on what you want to get out of your stay. The town is beautiful any time of the year. And surrounded by so many wilderness areas, it’s a great home base for a wide variety of outdoor adventures for every season.

For summer outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking and water sports, June through September are the best months to visit. And the best chance that all seasonal roads or trails will be open is in July and August.

For winter activities, like snowshoeing and skiing, the best chance of snow is January through March. However, you may see snow anywhere from November through April, depending on the year.

Sisters can be a great winter escape from the rainy Willamette Valley. The world is just a little bit brighter in Central Oregon. Sisters averages more sunny days per year than Portland. Plus, even on cloudy winter days, the Central Oregon snow is reflective and mood-elevating.

Note: If you do plan a winter getaway to Sisters, just be sure to check road conditions in advance to ensure it’s safe to travel. And bring chains!

The last thing to consider when planning a visit to Sisters is if you want to experience one of their annual festivals. Here are a few dates to consider.

The Sisters Rodeo is every second weekend in June, Wednesday through Sunday. The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is every second Saturday in July. And the Sisters Folk Festival is typically held over a weekend in September or October.

Weather in Sisters

Sisters has a unique climate. It’s a transition point between the forested Cascade Mountain range and the high desert of Central Oregon. It’s hot and dry in the summer and snows in the winter. The days are often bright and sunny, but the nights can get quite cold.

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Final thoughts on Sisters, Oregon

There are endless adventurous and fun things to do in Sisters, Oregon, for every season of the year. Due to its ideal location, you can experience the best of the Cascade mountains as well as the high desert of Central Oregon.

Plus, the town has a tight knit community full of heart and grit, with a great love of the arts and the outdoors. It’s truly an amazing and unique place to visit.

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