Best of Oregon’s North Coast
Columbia River Maritime Museum: One of Oregon’s top museums, it tells the story of seafaring on the Columbia River.
Fort Clatsop National Memorial: This replica of Lewis and Clark’s 1805–1806 winter camp offers a fascinating glimpse into frontier life.
Haystack Rock: The highlight of Cannon Beach, this soaring sea stack is home to thousands of seabirds.
Saddle Mountain State Park: This knobby mountain rises high above the northern coast, with a hiking trail leading through unusual plant life on the way to an eye- popping vista.
Cape Lookout Hikes: Go for the great views of rocks and surf, the chance of seeing a whale, or the sense of totally immersing yourself into a coastal atmosphere — an especially vibrant sensation on days when the fog swirls around the low-hanging cedar branches.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel