6 Things to do in Spring this Sisters, Oregon

Chris Smith | 02.25.21

If you want to give your year a different look, spend the season of change in Sisters. Spring is one of the best times of year to visit the area, as crowds are still low, the weather is warming, and the lush landscapes are coming alive with new growth. Whether you’re bringing the whole family or taking a solo spring spree, you’ll find an abundance of outdoor activities to make every member of your group bloom. 


Tee Off at Black Butte Ranch

Celebrate spring’s warmer weather and balmy breezes with a round of golf at Black Butte Ranch. Nestled among its 1,800 acres of protected Oregon wilderness are two 18-hole courses that offer sculpted fairways, unmatched mountain views, and challenging traps. Known as some of the best golfing in the country, your game will be anything but par for the course. 


Shop Historic Sisters

If you’re looking for a low-key way to enjoy the weather, stroll the charming streets of downtown Sisters on a spring shopping spree. They may look like something straight out of the Old West, but the shops and businesses in town aren’t even close to out of date. From antiques to art galleries and specialty stores to souvenir shops, there’s plenty to purchase (and remember – no sales tax in Oregon!)


Ski HooDoo

That’s right – you can still shred the slopes in spring! Head to HooDoo Ski Resort for some last-minute runs before they close for the season. They often offer exclusive seasonal deals in March and April, like free lessons, BOGO buddy passes, and free ski days! 


Visit Lost Lake

If you ever wanted to pull the drain on an 80-acre bathtub, Lost Lake is the trip for you. That’s because this shallow tree-lined lake fills to capacity each winter, then mysteriously disappears through a hole in the ground every spring. It spends the summer months as a quiet (and dry) meadow before starting the process over again. 


Scientists believe the phenomenon is thanks to two small lava tubes that act as perpetual drains, though they aren’t sure where the water goes. Whatever the reason, it’s a spring sight that can’t be missed. Just don’t try to plug the hole. 


Attend the High Desert Stampede

Get back to your western roots at the annual High Desert Stampede. This annual PRCA tradition kicks off the west coast professional rodeo season with a weekend full of bull-broncin’ fun. Watch the action in the arena, tap your toes to live tunes, and tip your hat at a parking lot tailgate party. This years’ event will be held March 26-27 and tickets are restricted due to COVID-19, so buy yours today!


Take a wildlife walk at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

Humans aren’t the only species that get spring fever! This spring, head to the Camp Polk Meadow Preserve to see their abundant wildlife residents on the move. The 151-acre preserve is home to deer, cougar, otters, elk, and many species of birds, so keep your eyes trained at all times. You can also brush up on your plant life, as the lower meadow comes alive during the spring with purple lupine and native iris. 


Spring into your Sisters Vacation!

While the Sisters wilderness is stunning in spring, you’ll want an indoor retreat to rest your head. We offer a variety of vacation rentals throughout the area to suit every season and style! To be surrounded by spring scenes, book a waterfront cabin on the Metolius River. It’s sure to put a smile on your face and a spring song in your heart! 

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