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December 18, 2015

It’s Polar Plunge Time Again

Hello Plungers and want to be plungers: Its that time of year again, anticipation is growing, but its best not think about it too much unless you are considering what they will wear to the Annual New Years Day Polar Plunge. Costumes are getting popular and very in. Here is the jist […]
December 17, 2015

First Day Hikes Return to Oregon State Parks

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring First Day Hikes in 28 Oregon State Parks on New Year’s Day, including Nehalem Bay State Park. Park rangers or volunteers will lead most of the hikes. Day-use parking fees are waived for all visitors at participating parks Jan. 1 […]
November 10, 2015

Three Village Affaire rings in holiday season in Manzanita

Spend your holidays at the Three Village Affaire and bring the family! This old-fashioned holiday celebration returns to Manzanita, Nehalem, & Wheeler for its fourth year. Get your holiday spirit flowing with a Turkey Trot, caroling on Laneda Avenue, and a market & trunk show. Top it off with a delicious pancake […]
November 8, 2015

Calling All Sleuths – Mystery Weekend Coming To Manzanita

The 1st Annual Manzanita Mystery Weekend arrives Friday, November 20 and runs through Sunday, November 22 with a full slate of fun, thrilling, and “mysterious” events: Mystery writing workshop A mystery book sale Clue board game tournament Recycling bingo Children’s mystery story hour Magic & mystery art show … and much more! […]
November 2, 2015

Your ‘passport’ to great local holiday shopping!

You need go no further than Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler to get your holiday shopping done. Your shopping passport is your chance to shop locally and find great gifts for everyone. It’s also your chance to win some big prizes, with six amazing prize packages! Prizes include 2 night stay at one […]
November 1, 2015

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 […]
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 […]