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



Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

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



Oregon Coast Aquarium

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



Hatfield Marine Science Center (Oregon State U)

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



 Whale Watching and Fishing

     Charters at Depoe Bay - 10 miles



      Charters at Newport - 25 miles




      Umpqua River Chinook at Reedsport - 95 miles



Rogue Ales Microbrewery

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



Eleven Lighthouses on Oregon coast - closest are at Newport             

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

Yaquina Bay - 22 miles

Yaquina Head - 26 miles


Cape Perpetua - 44 miles

        Highest point on Oregon coast - drive to the top -

        tremendous views






     Drift Creek Falls - 12 miles

        3 mile round trip with about 500 feet elevation gain



     Cutler City Nature Trail - 4 miles

          About a miles worth of trails in a wetland  -  muddy



     Cascade Head Trails - 16 miles

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



     Cape Lookout - 41 miles

          5 mile round trip with 400 feet of elevation gain



     Cape Perpetua Trails - 44 miles

          25 miles of trails - some easy some hard 



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


        17 coastal state parks within an hour south of Lincoln City


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


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



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.




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