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Old 07-05-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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My wife and I are planning a trip up the Oregon coast. We like cool beaches, mountainbiking, backpacking, and camping. We'll be driving up in mid-July. Hope to hear some great ideas!
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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you oughta do the hike around Cape Perpetua, its pretty awesome...you can find some infor here
Siuslaw National Forest - Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

I like the hike around Shore Acres down here by Coos Bay too....
Im not a real fan of hiking/biking/camping though, so maybe Id best let others chime in more. lol (ya, and this from a born/raised 3rd generation Oregonian! My family thinks Im a freak! lol)
Tiffany
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:42 PM
 
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looks like a beauty, tiff. Thanks for the idea!
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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The Dunes. Take a stop and rent some dune buggies.

I would stop in Bandon, OR. Great small town, wonderful sea formations.

Ecola State park, Cannon Beach, Manzanita are also great.
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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There are allot of places to see on the Oregon coast, it think it is one of the most interesting coastlines in the country, do forget to check out the Oregon coast aquarium at Newport.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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would I miss a lot if I started at Florence and worked northward to Olympic National Park? Or should I start at brookings and go to Rockaway beach? I'm trying to plan for the most action-packed stretch. Something tells me that the northern chunk would be better. I'm from Idaho, so I don't know what I'm doing. But my wife and I love Oregon and Seattle, and we're trying to decide which state to live in.
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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You'd miss Bandon and the dunes, which are just south of Florence.
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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Make sure to take the hike up Cascade Head, north of Lincoln City:

Cascade Head information

If you start at Florence and go north, you'd miss almost all of the coastal dunes. If you are pressed for time, I'd recommend starting at Coos Bay, and heading north. The south coast has a lot of great scenery, though.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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You might google up Shore Acres State park, and also, Oregon Dunes and get an idea of what youd be missing if you start at Florence. You might find in looking online that this area is a not to miss, OR, you may also find that its something you think you can live w/o seeing. At least on this trip.
The internet is a wonderful tool.....take advantage.
Tiffany
ps You might try Youtube on those areas too.....
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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Don't miss Hug Point that's almost to Cannon Beach.
I'd skip Seaside, if I were you...UNLESS you stop just for the Aquarium.
At Ft. Stevens, it's nice to go see the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale, go to the viewing platform at the South Jetty, and spend a while in Astoria (MANY things to do there). If you're there on a weekend, the Second Saturday Art Walk is nice (second sat. of the month) and free...also Sunday Market is a great immersion in local artisans and products.
Ride the trolley on the riverfront.
Ft. Clatsop is another worthwhile stop and expenditure.
Just across the river go see Cape Disappointment/North Head lighthouses and the Lewis & Clark interpretive Center.
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