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Cascade Lake Kayak Tour

For explorers looking to rest their feet, taking to the water offers a unique way to discover Central Oregon's natural wonders. Paddle into the High Cascade Lakes for a spectacular and relaxing session of kayaking with Wanderlust Tours. A naturalist guide will give a crash course on paddling before leading kayakers into the heart of Cascade Lake. Kayakers will visit hidden spots, learn about the environment's geological history, snap beautiful photos and take a dip in the refreshing waters of Cascade Lake.

Tours run for two hours, and start at 9am and 1:30pm. Groups will meet at Wanderlust Tours office, where gear and transportation will be provided. Tours cost $75 for adults, $55 for children 11 and under. Register 48 hours in advance online at wanderlusttours.com, or call 541-389-8359.

Slide the City

What's the most exciting way to keep cool this summer? Sliding through the streets of Bend on a world record water slide, of course. Slide the City is a block party event featuring a 1,000-foot-long, inflated water slide. The slide starts at the corner of NW Saginaw Avenue and NW College Way, with rides running from 9am to 7pm on Saturday, June 25. Get soaked on the slide, or hang out in the sun at this family-friendly gathering, which will also feature music, food, drinks and general tomfoolery. Ride passes start at $20 for a single run. Riders must be at least 5 years old, 46 inches tall, and have an inflatable tube to ride. Tubes will be available for purchase at the event. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Bend Chive Chapter charity.

Lookout Mountain Hike

Since 1985, Central Oregon LandWatch has led the charge to protect the region's natural features and educate the public. As part of that effort, the organization is hosting a group hike to the top of Lookout Mountain. This 4.5 mile hike starts at 7:30am on Sunday, July 10. Hikers will trek the Ochoco Mountains, ascending almost 7,000 feet to the summit of Lookout Mountain. The hike will be guided by wildlife experts who will point out animals, habitat, and issues unique to the environment.

This moderate to strenuous hike is free, but hikers are expected to bring their own gear and snacks as well as pitch in for gas. Volunteer drivers are needed. For more info and to register visit centraloregonlandwatch.org or call 541-647-2930.

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