Archive for September, 2016

  1. Lone Ranch Beach + Picnic Area

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Patrick Mueller / September 28, 2016

    Lone Ranch Beach is a long and wide crescent-shaped beach dotted with sea stacks. It is also a perfect spot for a picnic or simply sitting and reading. Six picnic tables are found here, four of which are right alongside and overlooking this beautiful beach and two of which are tucked away in the shade. Accessible paved trails lead from the parking lot down to the picnic areas, and from here a few steps take you onto the soft sands. 

  2. Indian Sands

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Patrick Mueller / September 28, 2016

    Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor has a unique diversity of locations within the area such as hidden beaches, large natural rock arches, thundering coves, and incredible viewpoints. Perhaps one of the most unique places is Indian Sands, where several large patches of sand and dunes sit high on the coastal cliffs. Seemingly out of nowhere these sands appear between the forest and dramatic cliffs that fall into the ocean.

  3. Thunder Rock Cove

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Patrick Mueller / September 28, 2016

    The trail to Thunder Rock Cove in Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a short 0.8 miles with little elevation change, making it a great stroll along the Oregon coastal cliffs. From the trail there are great views to the north and south as well as down to Secret Beach, which is accessed via a spur from the trail to Thunder Rock Cove.

  4. Natural Bridges Viewpoint

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Patrick Mueller / September 28, 2016

    Natural Bridges Viewpoint is a necessary stop if you are traveling through Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor. Within 200 feet from Highway 101 visitors will be able to witness one of nature’s phenomena, natural sea arches. At this viewpoint there just happens to be two! Unfortunately, there is only one location with a good view of the small cove and natural bridges due to the steep cliffs and closures for nesting shorebirds.

  5. Arch Rock Viewpoint + Picnic Area

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Patrick Mueller / September 28, 2016

    Arch Rock is a massive natural rock arch standing alone in the Pacific Ocean. Many picnic tables shaded under the coastal forest sit nearby for anyone looking to enjoy a pleasant picnic along the southern Oregon coast. From the parking lot a small loop trail winds around the cliff edge, providing awesome views of the coast and of Arch Rock.

  6. Where to Find Great Beer on the Central Oregon Coast: Homegrown Brewpubs With a Beachy Vibe

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2016

    Just last year, Charlie Van Meter was brewing tiny 20-gallon batches of beer from his tap room in Yachats. Today, he’s producing about 200 gallons of experimental ales from the new seven-barrel custom brewhouse at Yachats Brewing + Farmstore, positioned midway between Newport and Florence on the Central Coast. “We’re busier than we thought we’d be,” says Van Meter, the brewmaster who came on board…

  7. Destination Rockaway Beach: Mini Golf, Pronto Pup, Cedars, Chowder and More

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2016

    As you stroll along Rockaway Beach’s laid-back main street — amidst the ice cream shop, candy shop, pizza shop and vintage treasure shops — don’t be startled when you stumble onto what looks like a circus. The bubble machine, sandbox, mini volcanoes and blaring punk music are part of the zany ambiance at the mini golf course designed in summer 2016 by the owners of…

  8. 5 Incredible Fall Hikes on Oregon’s South Coast: Find Riches on These These Trails Less Traveled

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2016

    There’s a whole lot of coastline out here, and it’s ripe for exploring on foot this fall — when the air is clean and crisp and the crowds of summer have gone. Specifically, there’s 101 miles of rugged coastline between Reedsport and Brookings on Oregon’s South Coast, dubbed the Wild Rivers Coast because of the pristine nature of the Umpqua, Coquille, Rogue and Chetco rivers…

  9. Crissey Field State Recreation Site Beach

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Patrick Mueller / September 27, 2016

    Crissey Field State Recreation Site Beach is the southernmost beach in Oregon, making it the first or last beach when entering or leaving the state. A large field of driftwood sits on the back edge of this beach, likely from trees carried down the Winchuck River and then washed back onto the beach. A land bridge exists in the summer and connects this beach to Winchuck Beach. This state recreation site also has a new building showcasing some of the best in green technology while acting as an Oregon Welcome Center.

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