Dan Haag

September 24, 2020

Beach Wheelchairs Update

Two beach adaptive wheelchairs are now available for use in Manzanita, one for adults, one for children. Chairs are available to check out at Manzanita Visitors Center, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. To check one out or inquire about availability, call us at (503).812.5510 or email info@exploremanzanita.com. We highly […]
November 1, 2019

No RV? No Tent? No Problem!

Do you cringe at the thought of setting up a tent? Is your camping budget not large enough to invest in an RV? If so, meet the yurts at Nehalem Bay State Park, circular domed tenst with a plywood floor, sturdy walls, electricity, and a skylight. Yurts give campers a cozy place […]
July 30, 2018

See The Beach From Horseback

How Do You Explore the Beach? On a Horse, of Course! There are many relaxing ways to explore the beach at Manzanita. But if you are looking for a bit more wind in your hair when you hit the beach, try horseback riding. With experienced outfitters ready to show you the ropes, […]
July 5, 2018

Getting To Know You: SUP Manzanita

Try something new, SUP is for you! Stand Up Paddle Boarding aka SUP is one of the world’s fastest growing recreation water sports. There is good reason for that. It is so user friendly that anyone can learn it and enjoy the sport in less than 2 hours-essentially immediately and it is […]
April 22, 2018

Nehalem Bay Estuary: A Treasure To Behold

A place where the waters of the Pacific Ocean mix with the river waters of the Coast Range – an estuary. Tillamook County boasts five of them, and Manzanita is neighbor to the northern most estuary in the county, Nehalem Bay. The Nehalem River estuary is located on the Oregon coast at […]
March 31, 2018

The Neahkahnie Tavern: A Piece Of Manzanita History

In 1912, Samuel Reed named his new property development Neahkahnie. To attract visitors, Reed commissioned Portland architect Ellis Lawrence to design a hotel. Reed placed the building, called the Neahkahnie Travern, at the western end of Nehalem Road close to the beach with views of the mountain. This magnificent setting prompted Reed […]
March 29, 2018

Birding Hotspots Around Manzanita

Birdwatching is a wonderful pastime, experienced from the warmth of a building, car or during a wonderful walk out of doors. Birds are everywhere, especially in the Manzanita area. Don’t get me started on the variety, I could be calling off bird species for longer than you care to listen! Here are […]
March 20, 2018

SOLVE Spring Beach Clean-up

Make a Difference for the Oregon Coast!Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 10AM – 1PM Did you know that an estimated eight million tons of plastic enter the global ocean every year, impacting nearly 600 species of marine animals? Even the smallest bits of trash can be harmful. Cigarette butts, tiny pieces of […]
March 4, 2018
Beach Weddings

Planning The Perfect Beach Wedding

With this ring, I thee wed… Imagine reciting your wedding vows with the roar of the surf as the backdrop to one of the most unforgettable days of your life. Let beauty surround you in a setting that radiates the true essence of what a wedding should capture: romance, fantasy and memories. […]
January 1, 2018

Shipwrecks Of The North Oregon Coast

We remain fascinated by the stories behind local shipwrecks. They represent the best of people in the worst of circumstances. Nicknames aren’t easy to shake. While they may not always be a badge of honor, a nickname can serve as a useful cautionary tale. Such is the case with the waterways in […]