Archive for June, 2015

  1. Newport’s 4th of July, Full Day of Events

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / June 26, 2015

    (Newport, Oregon) – One of the largest Fourth of July displays in Oregon happens on the central coast, in Newport, and includes not only a full day of events around town but some extra boom for your buck. The geographic layout of Yaquina Bay causes the fireworks explosions to bounce off the nearby hills, literally quadrupling the effect of the mortars. Those massive rounds of…

  2. Sea Lion Caves

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Tyson Gillard / June 22, 2015

    Noted as the largest sea cave in the United States, Sea Lion Caves on the Central Coast of Oregon is an impressive network of subterrainian caverns that are home to an enormous herd of some 200 to 300 Stellar sea lions.

    First discovered in 1880, the caves were first exploited for commercial purposes and made accessible to the public in 1932. A 1,500-foot trail meandered down Sea Lion Point to a 135-step wooden stair tower that connected to the cave’s northern entrance. Later, in 1961, an elevator was installed that involved boring 208 feet down through the basalt headland.

  3. Fort to Sea Trail

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Shaun Hunter / June 15, 2015

    The Fort to Sea Trail is a relatively recently-constructed trail that leads from the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park’s Fort Clatsop monument about 6.5 miles to Sunset Beach. Though there are several interpretive trails surrounding Fort Clatsop, the Fort to Sea Trail is much lighter on the history and much more of a hike over diverse terrain.

  4. Get Ready to Strut Your Mutt

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / June 10, 2015

    Lincoln City, OR – The annual Mutt Masters Dog Show and Olympics is back for another entertaining year!  Dogs will take center stage in this annual “for fun” dog show and competition held Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at the former Taft Elementary School site, 1545 SE 50th St in Lincoln City. Registration begins at noon with the contests and shows beginning at 1pm. The registration fee is…

  5. Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / June 4, 2015

    (Newport, Oregon) – Three days of immersing yourself in Celtic culture, athletic events, music, food and culture will happen June 12 – 14 in Newport with the Fifth Annual Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games. This year’s  Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games features a massive array of events, both cool and quirky. Some events take place in Newport’s historical Nye Beach district while most…

  6. Catch Your Dinner in Lincoln City

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / June 3, 2015

    Lincoln City, OR – Back by popular demand, the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau is hosting a series of free Crabbing and Clamming Clinics this summer. Led by local expert Bill Lackner, learn how to harvest fresh shellfish right off Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. Bill Lackner knows a thing or two about crabbing and clamming. Author of several books on the subjects, Lackner…

  7. Paddle & Pub Party; Kayak Tillamook County Celebrates 10 Years

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / June 3, 2015

    Join a celebratory paddle and afterward enjoy a birthday party with live music, a Pelican Pub beer garden, fantastic food, educational booths and interpretive displays of the Tillamook’s Historic Waterfront at Kayak Tillamook’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration. On Sunday, June 14th, 2015 Kayak Tillamook will be celebrating its status as the most extensive kayaking guide service on the entire Oregon Coast; and, the oldest too! Participants…

  8. Yaquina Head – Outstanding in Every Way!

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / June 1, 2015

    Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is one of Oregon’s most enduring attractions, and for good reason. The 100-acre park — just three miles north of Newport — features awesome natural beauty and fascinating history, as well as opportunities to observe the staggering diversity of wildlife on the Oregon Coast. The centerpiece of the park is Yaquina Head Lighthouse. When it opened in 1873, its 93-foot…