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October 24, 2015

Coal Creek Trails: A hidden gem in the Nehalem Valley

Coal_Cr_Trail_Map Hiking is a popular pastime on the North Oregon Coast, with trails of just about every shape, size and degree of difficulty. If you are looking to ditch the usual trail crowds but not stray too far from civilization, the Coal Creek Trails system outside of Nehalem might be just what […]
October 16, 2015

“Hall-O-Nita” Returns to Manzanita

The second annual “Hall-O-Nita” event returns to Laneda Avenue on Saturday, October 31st from 3 pm to 5 pm. Merchants displaying special pumpkins will have treats on hand for trick-or-treaters of all ages! Get in your best scary costume, grab your favorite goodie bag, and head down Laneda for some Halloween fun. […]
October 11, 2015

Meet our volunteers!

Here at the Manzanita Visitors Center, we have a volunteer staff that loves to share their knowledge and insights about our area. Whether your are looking for place to grab a cup of chowder, answers on area history, or hoping to find a great hiking trail, they have all the answers to […]
October 7, 2015

Take Your Dog For A Hike

Oregon Coast dogs are the most spoiled in America. And why wouldn’t they be? Look at the variety of places they get to choose from on any given day, rain or shine. Dogs can be found at beaches, parks and riding in every kind of car. Judging by the wagging tails and […]
October 5, 2015
Hoffman Center

Lights, Camera, Action at Hoffman Center For The Arts

A part of the Hoffman Center’s Manzanita Film Series, “Friday Night Flicks” showcases films produced in the Pacific Northwest; Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. Selected with the help of The Northwest Film Center in Portland, each film is made by, or about, the people, values and environment of the region. It […]
September 25, 2015

North Fork 53 Prepares Grand Opening

North Fork 53 Grand Opening Event! When: Oct 10th: 4pm-9pm Where: North Fork 53, 77282 Hwy 53 Nehalem OR 97131 Who: Hosted by North Fork 53 & Nehalem River Ranch in conjunction with Community Supported Fisheries and Foster’s Craft Cooking How: Tickets are $80-$100 sliding scale and include two drink tickets, an […]
September 20, 2015

Enjoy The View From Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

All aboard for beautiful fall scenery! Join Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad for a scenic excursion along the Nehalem River to view the changing of the seasons first hand. The scenery is breathtaking as the leaves change color and fall to earth as your roll along behind one of our historic diesel locomotives […]
September 3, 2015

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 […]
August 21, 2015

So Many Reasons To Enjoy Manzanita Golf Course

In the 1960’s, Laneda Corporation sold a large tract of land south of Manzanita to Ted Erickson. Although not a golfer himself, Erickson began developing a 9-hole golf course on the land in the 1970’s. The course opened to the public in 1987. The original announcement for the opening proclaimed it “The […]
August 21, 2015

Campfire & Beach Fire Ban

Effective Aug. 19 at 10 a.m., a statewide ban is in place for all campfires and open flames in properties owned and managed by Oregon State Parks, as well as the ocean shores. Locally, this affects Nehalem Bay State Park and fires along the beach. This includes but is not limited to […]