Salem Water Adventures’ professional tour guide, Thomas Beckler, takes land-locked humans on four-hour aquatic tours of Detroit Lake, located just more than an hour southeast of Salem. Activate aqueous adrenaline during boat-based activities such as water skiing, wakeboarding, and vitamin D exposure. Thomas takes each group of up to 10 people on a unique tour of one of Oregon’s most popular lakes for watersports, fishing, swimming, and snorkeling. After your sure-footed surface surfing has reduced the last wake to a whimpering, weeping splash, feel free to leisurely cruise around the lake and take in the emerald hues of towering firs and local fauna stretching along the 32 miles of shoreline. Water-skiing and wakeboarding equipment is provided.
Each noncompetitive Curves facility invites female fitness-seekers to move through a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Shunning cumbersome weight stacks, the hydraulic gadgets adapt to each exerciser's body weight and fitness level to complement her individual abilities, subsequently decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. And because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing unsuspecting grapefruit. Experienced trainers are always nearby to help clients manage their machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues to let women know when it's time to move on to the next station or break for an air viola solo.
Having traversed the Santiam River for more than 30 years, Bill Sanderson and his crew know every rock, every twist, and every rapid by heart. With 50 miles of navigable waters, explorers can choose their own adventure—whether it's a half-day jaunt through the rapids or a three-day camping trip—led by the knowledgeable guides of North Santiam River Trips. In warmer months, rafters can fish for steelhead, rainbow trout, and chinook salmon, or simply cruise along the river keeping an eye out for elk, otters, and beavers along the shore.
Sparkling cerulean waters and the clean smell of chlorine greet visitors at the Lebanon Community Pool. Day and night, its lanes are filled with athletic swimmers gliding through the water and families paddling in the shallow end. A slide invites big splashes, and a training pool provides ample space for enthusiastic new swimmers.