October 2013 - Posts

DH did a great job of gathering information for everyone of recommended sites - especially for the spouses that will be accompanying the quilters to this Retreat.  But, some of these might be of interest to the quilters too!

(Note:  The distances shown are from the Beachcomber's Haven at Gleneden Beach.)

 

Things to do near Lincoln City:

 

Lincoln County guide

       http://coastvisitor.com/

 

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

     McMinnville - 55 miles from Beachcomber's Haven, but on Hwy 18 on the way to the Coast

       http://www.evergreenmuseum.org

 

Oregon Coast Aquarium

      South side of Yaquina Bay (at Newport) - 25 miles

       http://aquarium.org

 

Hatfield Marine Science Center (Oregon State U)

      South side of Yaquina Bay (at Newport) - 25 miles

       http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu

 

 Whale Watching and Fishing

     Charters at Depoe Bay - 10 miles

         http://www.tradewindscharters.com/

         http://docksidedepoebay.com/

      Charters at Newport - 25 miles

      http://www.newporttradewinds.com/

      http://www.yaquinabaycharters.com/

 

      Umpqua River Chinook at Reedsport - 95 miles

       http://www.umpquafishing.com/

 

Rogue Ales Microbrewery

      South side of Yaquina Bay (at Newport) - 25 miles

       http://rogue.com/about/about.php

 

Eleven Lighthouses on Oregon coast - closest are at Newport             

       http://www.nwcoast.com - then select lighthouses                           

Yaquina Bay - 22 miles

Yaquina Head - 26 miles

          http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/files/brochures/Yaquina%20Head.pdf

Cape Perpetua - 44 miles

        Highest point on Oregon coast - drive to the top -

        tremendous views

           http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recreation/recarea/?recid=42265 

 

 Hikes/Walks

   http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/siuslaw/recreation/hiking/?recid=42257&actid=50

    

     Drift Creek Falls - 12 miles

        3 mile round trip with about 500 feet elevation gain

                 http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Drift_Creek_Falls_Hike

 

     Cutler City Nature Trail - 4 miles

          About a miles worth of trails in a wetland  -  muddy

                 http://dvillabirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/cutler-city-wetlands-nature-trail.html

 

     Cascade Head Trails - 16 miles

          Several trails 1 to 6 miles with 1000 feet of elevation gain

             http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recreation/recarea/?recid=42717

 

     Cape Lookout - 41 miles

          5 mile round trip with 400 feet of elevation gain

              http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Cape_Lookout_Hike

 

     Cape Perpetua Trails - 44 miles

          25 miles of trails - some easy some hard 

               http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recreation/recarea/?recid=42279

    

Plus lots of beach walks

         Oregon beaches with very few exceptions are owned by the

         public – accessible to all.

           19 coastal state parks within an hour north of Lincoln City

                 http://www.oregonstateparks.org/searchpark.php?region=central_coast

        17 coastal state parks within an hour south of Lincoln City

                 http://www.oregonstateparks.org/searchpark.php?region=north_coast

         plus the Gleneden Beach state park and 2 more within Lincoln City

 

The Oregon Dunes are about 70 miles south, near Florence.

                 www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recreation/recarea/?recid=42465

 

Some of the state parks and the national forest areas charge a $5 per vehicle per day parking fee - or buy an Oregon Pacific Coast Passport - $10 for 5 days - good at any and all.

           http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev7_007119.pdf

 

 

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