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  1. Destination: The Charm of Old Town Florence

    Posted by The Oregon Coast

    A 1900s fishing village at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, Florence makes a great base for exploring the top sights on the Central Coast: the vast Oregon Dunes, the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse and the world-famous Sea Lion Caves, just to name a few. But with a picturesque and walkable riverfront, cozy cafes, galleries and shops, Old Town Florence is a destination unto itself.…

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  2. The Little-Known History of Oregon’s Coastal Bridges

    Posted by The Oregon Coast

    It’s impossible to drive along the Oregon Coast Highway without noticing the bridges. Their graceful arches and decorative flourishes are nearly as awe-inspiring as the natural scenery. But did you know they are mostly the work of one man? Conde B. McCullough was the state bridge engineer from 1919 to 1935, overseeing the construction of numerous spans, including many iconic bridges on the Coast. After…

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  3. Spring Break Adventures Around Coos Bay

    Posted by OCVA

    With a trio of playful towns, scenic state parks and an amazing network of trails, the Coos Bay area is an ideal destination for family spring break adventures. Here are just a few great ideas for exploring the towns of North Bend, Charleston and Coos Bay, which have been rightfully dubbed “Oregon’s Adventure Coast.” Hikes & Walks Explore one or all three state parks, which…

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