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Hike Oswald West State Park

June 15th, 2012 by Innkeeper

Ten miles south of Cannon Beach, you will find one of the best places to experience the beauty and variety of the Oregon coast: Oswald West State Park. Take a day hike Neahkahnie Mountain or simply stroll through the old-growth forest trail which leads straight to the beach.

Located just off Highway 101, choose from any of three parking lots which are only a quarter mile from the sandy shores of the Oregon coast. Grab a map before heading out as there are many paths through the forest (but don’t worry, the main paths are marked) and enjoy the diversity that this state park has to offer. From day hikes to short walks, the Oswald West State Park has something for every skill level.

If you’re looking for stunning ocean views and a have a few hours to spend, take the time to enjoy Neahkahnie Mountain trail hike. At 1,680 feet, this mountain offers full views of the ocean and beaches stretching on for miles. This hike is 7.6 miles round trip. For a hike with less elevation gain at only 300 feet and 5 miles round trip, you can enjoy the more leisurely pace of the Cape Falcon trail branching off to the north.

Are you a surfer? Beginners and advanced surfers alike enjoy the swells at Short Sand Beach.

Surrounded by mountains, the rigors of everyday life will be stripped away by the time your feet hit the sands of this unique beach, whether you are here to ride the waves or have a picnic.

Hike Ecola State Park

May 1st, 2012 by Rachel Covault

To truly appreciate the rugged majesty of the Oregon Coast, take a walk through the coastal forest. Immerse yourself in the cool forest air, rich with fresh oxygen and the scents of the nearby ocean. Feel dwarfed under the thick trunk and distant canopy of a Sitka spruce. Watch the ceaseless crash of the surf from atop dramatic bluffs. Discover things growing in surprising places: crowded colonies of mosses perch in the corrugated bark of Douglas-firs, and scraggly huckleberry shrubs reach up from ancient stumps. Even the ocean itself seems alive.

Find all of this on the Clatsop Trail, a 2 1/2 mile loop hike at at Ecola State Park. The trailhead is a scenic ten-mile drive up the coast from Arch Cape Inn and is just north of Cannon Beach, making it a perfect day-trip destination. Pack a lunch for a picnic on the beach, and plan for dinner in town.


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The North Coast Land Conservancy-Our Jewel-Come to See the Coast in a Different Way. There is More Than Just the Beach!

December 15th, 2010 by Innkeeper
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Gateway to Discovery

NCLC’s focus is on the land, and our primary tool is acquisition. But that’s not our only tool, and connecting with the land holds as much importance to us. To that end, we’ve developed the Gateway to Discovery, a “virtual” natural history center, where you can find resources to help you start exploring these connections.


kid with salamander

Programs

North Coast Land Conservancy’s Gateway to Discovery field programs, Listening to the Land indoor series, and 4th Saturday stewardship events provide an entry point to Oregon’s coastal riches — birding, geology, and a salmon rich watershed.

Hiking

hiking signThere is no better way to see the natural world than to go out for a hike, and the north Oregon coast boasts many hiking trails. So go out and discover your own adventures with the help of our handy North Oregon Coast Hiking Guide [pdf]

Birding

kingbird imageGoing birding? Don’t leave without our handy North Oregon Coast Birding Guide [pdf]

Tide Tables

The moon and the tides are essential to the amazing productivity of oceans, rivers, and estuaries. And of course to explore these riches, you will need a good tide calendar!

Tide Calendar Image October 2010-December 2011 tide calendar [1.2MB PDF]

North Coast Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 67 Seaside OR 97138, 503-738-9126
nclc@nclctrust.org

Tidepools

Arch Cape Inn and Retreat is in the process of changing its mission statement and daily living activities in order to become eligible for green certification. A particular emphasis for us focuses on protecting and preserving the water quality of our local area.
In an effort to keep our water clean, water that surrounds us everywhere, we are making  changes in our habits. One such change that is easy to do is to use ordinary vinegar in a spray bottle as a surface cleaning agent.
Click here for more information on water, climate and community on the North Oregon Coast.

Affiliations
Land Conserve

As a part of a retreat event, portions of the proceeds will be donated to the North Coast Land Conservancy. This commitment makes your travel dollar worth much more.


For an understanding of Sustainable Tourism concepts as you plan your travel, click on the Frog below for more reading.

Rainforest Alliance


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