If you’re a Bend remote worker, the winter can sometimes feel isolating. It’s cold, icy, and snowy, and getting out and about can feel extra daunting. However, we Central Oregonians have the perk of living in a winter wonderland playground chock full of winter activities.
Remote working has transformed how we approach work-life balance, especially during the winter months. The Bend winter offers unique opportunities to rejuvenate and stay active. If you’re feeling the itch to break your work routine and have some fun, look no further. Here, we’ll explore five ways to recharge and refresh as Bend remote workers this winter.
Take a Snowy Stroll to the Old Mill District
Nothing beats the serene beauty of a snowy landscape. If you want to relax in a winter wonderland, it’s hard to top a leisurely walk through Bend’s Old Mill District, where snow blankets the scenic pathways. And, with its proximity to The Haven, can’t be beaten.
This area, especially around the Deschutes River, is a haven for bird enthusiasts. This peaceful activity not only provides a visual treat but also helps clear your mind, making it perfect for recharging from work. Stop for a cup of a coffee from local pioneers, Sisters Coffee Co., and cross the walking bridge while admiring the river’s frosty landscape.
Cross-Country Skiing at Skyliner Sno-Park
For those who enjoy a touch of adventure to break the work routine, Skyliner Sno-Park offers an exceptional cross-country skiing experience. It’s a fantastic way to engage in a full-body workout while enjoying the crisp winter air and stunning views. Plus, it’s located a short 15-minute drive from The Haven.
The park’s well-maintained trails cater to both beginners and experienced skiers. There are a range of routes to choose from, plus expert guidance and courses for beginners. And, if you have a little more flexibility in your day, opt for the half-day long trek up to see Tumalo Falls. It’s the perfect midweek opportunity for Bend remote workers!
Morning Ski Runs at Mt. Bachelor
Kick off your day with an energizing ski run at Mt. Bachelor. Known for its pristine slopes, Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort is ideal for remote workers who can enjoy the luxury of a late-morning ski session—or starting their day off later than usual.
Plus, freshening up after a few runs on the slopes is a breeze. Just a stone’s throw from the slopes, The Haven Coworking offers on-site showers, lockers, and space to get ready for the day. Our state-of-the-art coworking space offers multiple showers and amenities for our members’ convenience.
Snowshoeing Adventure at Shevlin Loop Trail
Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to explore Bend’s winter landscapes, and it fits perfectly into almost any remote work schedule. The Shevlin Loop Trail provides a picturesque route that is both invigorating and accessible.
Located at nearby Shevlin Park, it’s a great way to step away from your desk and immerse yourself in nature’s tranquility. Coming in at 4.6 miles, the loop takes under two hours to complete. And, you’ll pass several local eateries on your way back to our coworking space to fuel up for the rest of your day.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Outdoor winter activities aren’t for everyone. For those who prefer indoor fun, Bend boasts several rock gyms offering exhilarating climbing experiences. It’s an excellent way to challenge yourself physically and mentally, and are centrally located within town.
Places like Bend Rock Gym and The Circuit cater to all skill levels, ensuring a fun and safe environment. From beginners to to novice climbers, this activity will recharge any Bend remote worker craving a screen break.
Take a Break this Bend Winter Season
The winter season offers an array of activities for Bend remote workers looking to balance work with rejuvenation and adventure. From serene walks to thrilling slopes and peaceful trails, there’s something for everyone.
At The Haven, we understand the importance of a balanced lifestyle and support your journey toward wellness and productivity. If you’re seeking a community that values inclusivity and work-life balance, consider trying out coworking. Let’s embrace the winter season together within a space where you can work, play, and thrive. Check out our flexible memberships or try out coworking for a month for a discount!
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