Loch Etive is famous for the narrowed outlet to the sea at the Connel Bridge known as 'The Falls of Lora'. At low and high tide the volume of water moving through the Falls causes some spectacular 'white water' and is popular with kayakers. CountryFile recently filmed a feature here when they followed the rescue services training at a high tide!
At the top end of Loch Etive Glen Etive extends all the way up to Glen Coe, and the famous Glen Etive Way is popular with walkers and cyclists.
Oban is a busy harbour town, and a ferry port. Known as the Gateway to the Isles, you can travel to many of the islands from there. There are many attractions to see in Oban from the Oban Whiskey Distillery, the Sealife Centre, good restaurants and a wide range of shops both for basic everyday goods to outdoor gear, gifts and art materials.