November Outdoor Family Adventure

Baby, it’s cold outside! But Central Oregonians don’t let the cold slow them down. While the dropping temps probably have you waiting on the edge of your seat for days spent skiing and snowboarding to arrive, there are so many wonderful opportunities for cool family adventures even in November. Time to think outside the box and try something new. Cozy your kiddos up and get them ready for an outing they won’t soon forget, because we’ve got the perfect pre-ski season day trip lined up for you. Read on to find out more.



Blustery November days can chase the kids inside, but rather than taking the action indoors, take it underground! Plan  a day-long adventure in one of Central Oregon’s unique geological features—the lava—a type of cave left behind by underground rivers of molten lava. These caves are perfect for kids to explore because the terrain is fairly level and it’s near impossible to get lost. The mystique of being underground is a thrill, but it isn’t so scary that your little adventurers won’t be able to enjoy it. Some caves are closed in winter months due to bat hibernation, but the Boyd Cave is open year-round. From Bend go south on 97, then east on China Hat Road. Take a left on Forest Service Road 18-242, and it’s just a short distance to the cave entrance. Bring head lamps and warm layers because cave temperatures stay close to fifty degrees year-round.

Find out more about Boyd Cave online HERE.

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