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Kids 11 and under can learn to fish, 5/21.

Kids 11 and under can learn to fish, 5/21.

Kids Learn to Fish

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a day of fishing for kids who want to learn how to angle May 21 at Pine Nursery Pond. ODFW will loan out fishing rods, reels, tackle and some bait on a first-come, first-serve basis between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Kids 11 years of age and under can fish for free while those ages 12-17 will need a youth license. Pine Nursery Pond is located in northeast Bend between Purcell, Deschutes Market and Yeoman Road. Contact ODFW at 541-388-6366 for more information.

River Solitude

The Bend Park & Recreation District is offering adult kayak and canoe paddle tours that will traverse flat water and offer ample opportunities to view wildlife. A Wednesday or Saturday session is offered June 1 through Aug. 31. The in-district fee is $105. Out-of-district cost is $126. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration includes lunch. Call 541-389-7275 for more information, or register at


BPRD is also offering more ways to soak in the spring beauty of Central Oregon with a series of 7 to 10-mile hikes May 19 to June 2. These hikes move at a steady pace with moderate elevation gain and offer good exercise. The cost is $69 for in-district residents and $83 for out-of-district residents. Register at, or call 541-389-7275 for further information.

Three Sisters Wilderness Backpacking

The Three Sisters Wilderness continues to be one of Oregon's most popular hiking and backpacking destinations. REI is planning a free discussion to take the mystery out of backpacking the Three Sisters on May 31 at 5:30 pm. The discussion will include planning, preparation, and an overview of basic gear, along with reminders on choosing a pack, proper clothing, and footwear.

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