A small Western-themed town with a slow pace of life is overlaid with an ever-expanding creative culture and a long-standing outdoor recreation tradition.
In the shadow of the snowcapped Three Sisters mountains, Western-themed buildings are host to a blend of restaurants, more than fourteen galleries in the Hood Avenue Art District, a live music scene (Sisters Folk Festival) and crafters (Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show).
The result is a picturesque snapshot of small-town life in the West, past, and present. Nearby outdoor recreational opportunities are enhanced with the Peterson Ridge Trail System, which starts just blocks from the heart of downtown. Hike and backpack in the Three Sisters Wilderness, fish Whychus Creek and play golf at Aspen Lakes Golf Course and Black Butte Ranch Resort.
In addition, road cyclists can ride one of two Oregon Scenic Bikeways that start (or end) in this quaint little town. Dining options appeal to everyone—from foodies to steak-and-potatoes lovers—and include superb bakeries, casual fine dining, and a brewery.
YOUR BASECAMP: Nearby Black Butte Ranch Resort bustles with activity and is home to two nationally-ranked golf courses, Glaze Meadow and Big Meadow, plus all types of family fun—from horseback riding to swimming, hiking and mountain biking.
SEE where the virginal Metolius River springs from its headwaters. Bonus: great views of Mt. Jefferson.
ATTEND the annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July to see hundreds of colorful quilts on display.
GATHER at the Sisters Rodeo, known as “The Biggest Little Show in the World” and the town’s unofficial flagship event. This PRCA event is held every June.
A LITTLE FARTHER… Camp Sherman is a tranquil paradise on the banks of the crystal-clear waters of the Metolius River, bound by old-growth ponderosa pines. Today, Camp Sherman is sought by fly-fishermen, hikers and mountain bikers for its miles of streams for fishing and trails to ride and hike.