Things to do at or near the Oregon Coast Retreat 2013

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

 

 

Published Tue, Oct 1 2013 10:28 AM by Donna B
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# re: Things to do at or near the Oregon Coast Retreat 2013@ Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4:41 PM

Sounds like those guys will be busy!  Randy sends thanks to Wayne for putting the list together and he looks forward to joining the guys in these expeditions.  We have really enjoy visiting the Oregon coast in the past, but it's been a few years now. Randy will probably hang back a couple of days since Darlene's Larry may not be up to taking all of this in.

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