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F E A T U R E D ARCH CAPE A T T R A C T I O N S • This rustic coastal site located at the south end of Cannon Beach on Highway 101 offers visitors horseback riding, clamming, whale watching, and much more. BALD PEAK STATE PARK Enjoy a stunning view of the Willamette Valley from Bald Peak State Park. While there walk the trail through the Douglas Fir trees and picnic on the grassy hillside. CAPE KIWANDA STATE NATURAL AREA Cape Kiwanda is the smallest of the Three Capes Scenic Route along Highway 101. Cape Kiwanda is an ideal location for hang gliding and kite flying. CAPE LOOKOUT STATE PARK Off Hwy 101 between Netarts Bay and the ocean is Cape Lookout, a great day-use park and campground. Part of the Three Capes Scenic route, beach combing, hang gliding, whale watching, and trail hikes are all popular activities for the area. Discover the wildlife that hides along the walking trails or search for glass floats on the beach. CAPE MEARES STATE SCENIC VIEWPOINT Part of the Three Capes Scenic Route along Highway 101, this viewpoint offers visitors the chance to explore Oregon’s shortest lighthouse, Cape Meares Lighthouse, from April to October. While there learn the history of the Octopus Tree and about the hidden ghost town of Bay Ocean. DEVIL’S LAKE Just outside Lincoln City, guests get their feet wet in this 678-acre lake. Boating, skiing, swimming, and fishing are popular activities at Devil’s Lake. Though only 10-feet deep, the lake is bursting with perch, rainbow trout, catfish, and other freshwater fish. END OF THE TRAIL MONUMENT This monument marks the official end of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Located in Seaside, it is commemorated with a turnaround that overlooks the ocean. In the center of the turnaround is a bronze statue of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Seaman facing the ocean. The Lewis and Clark journey took 18 months and spanned 4000 miles. ERRATIC ROCK STATE NATURAL SITE Carried in by an iceberg in prehistoric times, this 40-ton rock can be hiked to by way of trail from Highway 18 and Oldsville Road. FORT CLATSOP NATIONAL MEMORIAL Built in December 1805 and named after the friendly local Indian tribe, the Clatsops, this fort provided shelter for the Lewis and Clark expedition for four months, allowing time for leaders of the team to rework their journals and organize the scientific data they had gathered. WWW.OREGONTRAVELCOUNCIL.COM This memorial is located in the Lewis and Clark national Historic Park near Astoria. FORT STEVENS STATE PARK With 600 campsites, Fort Stevens is the largest campground in Oregon. Off Highway 101 in Astoria, visitors can enjoys miles of ocean beaches, hiking, horseback riding, and boating. At low tide, search for the “Peter Iredale”, a shipwreck near the mouth of the Columbia River. REGION 1: NORTHWEST COAST NORTHWEST COAST MOUNT ANGEL The largest folk festival in the Northwest, visitors can find great music, food, and dancing at the old world Mount Angel Oktoberfest in September. NESTUCCA BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Wildlife, woodlands, and wetlands all offer visitors the unique opportunity to get a closer view of the natural surroundings found on the Oregon Coast. Just off of Highway 101 near Pacific City, this refuge is a great place to walk the trails, bird watch, and photograph inspiring scenery. PORTLAND AERIAL TRAM Enjoy views of Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount St. Helens while riding the Portland Aerial Tram. The tram is closed on bank holidays and on November 29th for maintenance. Roundtrip fare is four dollars; children six and under ride free. ROAD'S END STATE RECREATION SITE Just north of Lincoln City, this quiet sheltered beach is ideal for romantic walks, exploring tidepools and islands and bird watching. SADDLE MOUNTAIN STATE NATURAL AREA It’s a steep climb to the top, but the two-and-a-half mile hike from parking lot to summit of Saddle Mountain off U.S. 26 is well worth it. Layer your clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and bring wa ter. Along the way enjoy the natural beauty of the forest, wildflowers, and rocky summit. SAND LAKE RECREATION AREA Just south of Tillamook along Highway 101 lies Sand Lake Recreation Area-1,076 Acres of open space-including Suislaw National Forest and an extensive dune system. TILLAMOOK HEAD This moderate, 3.6 mile hike is open year-round. It is located in Ecola State Park off Highway 101 near Cannon Beach. The trail offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Tillamook Rock. TWIN ROCK Named for the 100-foot high rocks that are along the ocean, this unincorporated area is off Highway 101 in Tillamook County. 31