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  1. Chasing Adventures in Astoria

    Posted by OCVA / May 8, 2017

    By Michael Kew You may not often hear the words “action sports” said in reference to Astoria and Warrenton, more famous for rich maritime lore and Victorian charm. But, set snugly at the mouth of the Columbia, these twin towns have wide waterways for paddling, crisp air for zip lining and plenty of rustic trails for trekking. That’s not all, of course. Oregon’s North Coast…

  2. Top Art Festivals in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / May 8, 2017

    By Michael Kew It’s quite logical for an Oregon Coast gem to host art-related events, and no season bests the lovely greeny-blues of Cannon Beach in late spring. Thanks to the Cannon Beach Gallery Group, May and June see two artsy affairs in town, which was named “One of the Top 100 Art Towns in America” by author John Villani, and “One of the World’s…

  3. The Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip – All the Best Stops

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2017

    By  Local Adventurer Last week, we did the ultimate road trip down the Oregon Coast with Travel Oregon – all 363 miles of it. It was epic! This year, the People’s Coast is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Oregon beach bill, which made all of the Oregon coast public. We always love a good road trip and were so happy to celebrate their anniversary by…

  4. 5 Secrets Spots on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 28, 2017

    What’s a trip to the Coast without an ice cream cone or little samples of squeaky cheese at the Tillamook Cheese Factory? Millions of  visitors flock to this palace of dairy worship while adventuring on the North Coast, but often overlook other sites just as engaging. Here’s your guide to five of those secret spots on the North Coast, all of which are less crowded…

  5. Best Hikes on the Northern Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / March 12, 2017

    Easily accessible from both Portland and Salem metro areas, the north coast of Oregon offers an abundance of adventure. When the Columbia Gorge crowds have you down and you need a saltier breeze, heading west to the ocean is an excellent choice. From mountain top views, windy beaches, and cool temperate forests, the trails gathered here offer a variety of ecosystems and challenges. Grab your daypack and get out there!

  6. A Guide to Camping on the Central Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / March 12, 2017

    The central Oregon coast is chock-full of camping opportunities for folks looking to escape to the wild beaches. From minimalist hiker/biker sites, to private walk-ins, full hookups and yurts, there’s something for all types of campers. With trails leading straight from a number of these different campgrounds and beaches to explore right from your campsite, you may not even need to leave your campground for a truly memorable Oregon coast experience!

  7. On the Water in Seaside

    Posted by OCVA / March 10, 2017

    Oregon’s classic beach resort, Seaside continues to delight locals and visitors alike with diverse natural beauty stitched into its dense urbanity. Aside from the usual amenities, this proximity is convenient and useful for fans of wildlife and water — a wide beach, two rivers running through town and a large estuary lend a load of leisure for those of all skill levels, whether you seek…

  8. Lagoon Campground

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Robyn Anderson / March 1, 2017

    Located within the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Lagoon Campground is a great a home base for exploring the diversity found along the Oregon coast. With hiking trails, beach access and other adventures close by, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

    The campground consists of 41 sites, nine of which are pull-through sites that can fit a variety of size vehicles (85 feet maximum). Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. Restroom facilities and potable water are located in the middle of the loop.

  9. Camping on the Southern Oregon Coast

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / February 27, 2017