Lincoln City was formed in 1965 from the small communities of Taft, Nelscott, Cutler City, Delake, Oceanlake and Wecoma Beach. There are seven miles of beachfront in Lincoln City. You’ll usually find the beaches filled with colorful kites, taking advantage of the winds in this city on the 45th Parallel. Lincoln City was named Kite Capital of the World by “Kitelines” Magazine.
Drift Creek Covered Bridge
The oldest covered bridge in Oregon, built in 1914. The bridge has a Howe Truss and is 66 feet in length. After being destroyed by a flood it was rebuilt in 1933 by J.V. Curry of Toledo. By the time the bridge was doomed to demolition for safety reasons by the Lincoln County Commissioners in 1997, local, state and federal funds for renovation had virtually disappeared. Determined not to lose this piece of history, north Lincoln County residents Kerry and Laura Sweitz came forward and offered to move the bridge – board by board – to their Rose Lodge property eight miles away. There, the couple just happened to have a concrete span over Bear Creek whose dimensions exactly matched those of the covered. Bridge. It took four years, many major fundraisers, a host of volunteers, and several more events before Drift Creek covered bridge was completely reassembled and ready for re-dedication on July 14, 2001. The structure has become a popular place for reunions and weddings and even a little “hoedown” inside the bridge. The non-profit “Save the Covered Bridge” group established by Kerry and Laura Sweitz is still in existence today. HOW TO GET THERE: From Lincoln City, turn east onto Hwy 18. From the Williamette Valley, drive west on Hwy 18 towards the coast. At milepost 4.9, turn south onto Bear Creek Road. After approximately one mile you will see the bridge on the left-hand side. The bridge is on private property; visitors are asked to park along Bear Creek Road and walk the rest of the way to the bridge.
Kayak Tillamook County
Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook offers privately-scheduled kayak tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations along our 100 mile service area on Oregon's North Coast. Our seven estuary systems offer nearly 900 miles of flat-water paddling opportunities across six coastal bays, dozens of rivers, scores of intimate sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. We can satisfy practically any flat-water experience desired. Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome! From November to March individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider are served, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside.
Relax at a wonderful ocean view hotel in the heart of Lincoln City. Enjoy spacious rooms and suites, king beds, gas fireplaces, complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room, daily wine social, easy beach access, outdoor hot tub, and many dog friendly rooms.
Inn at Wecoma
Welcome to the Inn at Wecoma. It is our mission to create a unique lodging experience for our guests who seek more than just a 'place to sleep', and are looking to gain the 'insider experience' in Lincoln City. We are bringing back the nostalgia of the old times through pictures and videos of the past and present, while sharing our insider knowledge of the local area and the Oregon Coast with our guests.
Hands-on Canning & Pickling Class
Hands-on Canning & Pickling Class at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 1pm-4pm. Join the food preservation movement and gain the confidence to can at home. Home canning lets you enjoy food (at the height of flavor and ripeness) all year round. Price includes a jar or two of all the items we make.Cost: $55, jars of items canned included. FMI Chef Sharon Wiest at 541-557-1125, 800-452-215.
7th Annual Oregon Coast Pride Festival
This fun and fabulous weekend includes stand-up comedy, live bands, dancing, falmingo bingo, food and more! For more information, call 503-432-1406 or visit oregoncoastpride.com.