Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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We are staying in Klamath Falls at the end of April. What are some fun day trips we can take from here?

Oh, wow, you are in for a treat! Klamath Falls is a beautiful area with lots to see. Bird watching and boating are popular on its many waterways. There is also a fantastic geological destination south at Lava Beds National Monument.Try fishing or…

March 3rd, 2014- Post Your Answer
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Family Road Trip: Black Butte Ranch

July 24th, 2013

There is no smile more satisfying than one on the face of your own child. I am looking at two of these gorgeous smile…

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Westfir Lodge

June 25th, 2013

Westfir is four miles north and west of Oakridge, and unless you are an avid mountain biker, fan of the Aufderheide…

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Where are some places to stay near Bend that offer horseback riding?

Hello! Lucky you, there are some beautiful places near Bend to ride horses! Here are my top faves: Black Butte Ranch …

February 19th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Where is a good lakeside cabin that is dog-friendly and has good fishing?

Elk Lake Resort (www.elklakeresort.net)might be a good destination for you. Cabins allow pets, though not sure…

January 7th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Cabin in the Woods: House on Metolius

October 24th, 2012

For years, visitors had access to the secreted-away and astoundingly beautiful House on Metolius 200-acre estate only…

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Guide to the 2012 BendFilm Festival

September 19th, 2012

The 2012BendFilm Festival will run October 11-14 and promises to be the fantastic, artistic, community-driven event…

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My husband and I are planning a trip to Bend in August. We have a 14 month-old and would like to hike somewhere that isn’t too difficult and has some safe swimming holes. Any suggestions?

A great hiking option, relatively flat, is the Deschutes River Trail, which runs right through Bend. The trail system…

July 26th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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About Author Kim Cooper Findling

Kim Cooper Findling grew up on the Oregon Coast but became a Central Oregon girl in the mid-90s, taking in the sunny skies and never looking back (expect a few wistful glances at the ocean). She is the editor of “Central Oregon Magazine” and the author of “Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler” and “Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.” Catch her around the state sampling microbrews, hiking river trails, taking silly pictures with her iPhone, and camping with her husband and two daughters in the family tent trailer, Brutus.

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