Archive for January, 2016

  1. Horse Creek North/Drift Creek North Hike

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Lance Beck / January 31, 2016

    Drift Creek Wilderness area is situated in the heart of the Siuslaw National Forest. The area features access for hiking, backpacking, fishing and camping. Three trails provide access to Drift Creek, a tributary of the Alsea River, which carves through the remote coastal canyon. All three trails are challenging and difficult to connect with each other, and each offers a slightly different experience.

  2. My Favorite Off-Season Oregon Coast Activities

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 20, 2016

    The warmer months are a wonderful time to visit the Oregon Coast, since they bring pleasant weather, festivals, and more travelers—but as a Central Coast native, I can tell you the off-season is my favorite time to enjoy the beach. Because the fall and winter bring colder temperatures and volatile but beautiful stormy conditions, a trip to the shore in the off-season is an experience…

  3. Antiquing, the North Coast Way

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 20, 2016

    By Kim Bergstrom Most visitors head to the coast for the spectacular views and the amazing array of outdoor activities. But I’ll let you in on an insider’s secret — the north coast is a great place to score the perfect antique or vintage collectable. We love to incorporate some of our local finds in the eclectic decor at our Manzanita vacation rentals, and guests…

  4. Heceta Head Trail

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Lance Beck / January 10, 2016

    The Heceta Head Trail is centrally located in the Siuslaw National Forest just north of Heceta Head and 10 miles south of Cape Perpetua. The route to the Heceta Head Lighthouse is actually a combination of two hiking trails. This hiking journey begins on the Valley Trail at Carl G. Washburne State Park and follows China Creek to a meadow. Stay right at a trail junction with China Creek Trail Loop and continue on the Valley Trail.

  5. 5 Easy Ways to Explore Seaside

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / January 4, 2016

    It took Lewis and Clark 18 months and 4,000 miles to reach Seaside, which marks the official end of their famous cross-continental expedition. And since then, this charming town on Oregon’s North Coast has become much easier to explore, but no less exciting to discover. Come and indulge in an expansive selection of dining and shopping, stroll the miles of beaches, and take in the…