Port Orford beach

  Battle Rock The beach at Battle Rock is one of those spots on the Oregon Coast where it is just safer to stop; your driving will be much less distracted if you give in and satisfy your curiosity. This incredible stretch of Port Orford coast has plenty of sea stack formations that are similar […]

New River Trail

Geographically, the New River must be one of the oddest waterways on the Oregon Coast, steadfastly defying the eternal riparian imperative to merge with the closest downhill waterway until reaching the ocean. Jims Creek seems to follow the traditional course, meandering into the area from the west clearly looking for the Pacific. Willow Creek joins […]

swimming hole

The Old Swimmin’ Hole BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY Oh! the old swimmin’-hole! whare the crick so still and deep Looked like a baby-river that was laying half asleep, And the gurgle of the worter round the drift jest below Sounded like the laugh of something we onc’t ust to know Before we could remember anything but […]

on the trail with Radar

he’s got Radar Radar is our Australian Cattle dog that we raised from a pup, he is now 9 years old. 2 years ago he lost sight in one eye, from PLL Primary Lens Luxation (PLL). It is a well-recognised, painful and blinding inherited eye condition that affects many breeds of dog….then a few months later the […]

Nap time

Nap Time The Giant Spruce of Cape Perpetua is a truly amazing specimen of Sitka spruce. The 500 year-old tree is the return point for this 2-mile there-and-back hike along Cape Creek. It stands over 185 feet tall and has a circumference of over 40 feet. It was even taller until the Columbus Day storm of 1962, […]

Cape Arago paddleboarding

Located at the end of Cape Arago Highway, you’ll find Cape Arago Beach. Tucked away below the cliffs, a short walk along the steep trails will take you to a secluded cove where tide pooling and fossils can be found. Visitors can also enjoy whale…

Blacklock Point overlook Oregon

Blacklock Point overlook Oregon This undeveloped state park, just north of Port Orford on the south coast, has an inspiring view of Oregon’s oldest lighthouse from its rocky headland. But it’s the scene a short way to the north that is the real stunner: a long line of 80- to 100-foot sandstone cliffs that front […]

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