Don’t pack away your flip flops just yet, it’s still summer in Brookings (well second summer, anyway.)

Folks in other areas may be pulling snow shovels out of their sheds, but here on the coast, where the smoke has cleared, October is the perfect time and weather to enjoy quiet walks on vast beaches, marvel at breathtaking ocean vistas, or splash in the still warm and inviting waters of the Chetco River.

Also known as the Wild Rivers Coast, adventure seekers continue to have plenty to choose from in Brookings including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, river fishing, and mushroom hunting.

All the favorite Brookings destinations such as Harris Beach State Park, Chetco Point, and Salmon Run Golf Course are open for business in October as well as year-round.

For something on the quieter side, Brookings offers a variety of boutique and antiques shopping, art galleries, or leisurely strolls on the boardwalk.

After a day of amusement, enjoy an array of eclectic and locally-sourced restaurants, breweries, and night-life venues.

Brookings invites you to trek on over to the coast where second summer is second nature.

For more information, call (541) 469-1103. Or check out the City’s Visitors page at