We have visited Bend for the past two summers. We love just walking along the MANY river trails right in town. We also spent some time in the water this year and loved it! You can rent tubes and float peacefully down river or be adventurous and rent stand up paddle boards. We elected to float one day and book a whitewater rafting tour the next. We loved both activities! I might even learn how to fly fish as this river draws you to it!