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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 […]
August 19, 2015

Manzanita Remembers Kay Covert

How do you celebrate the life of someone truly special after they are gone? Do you hold a parade? Write a song? Build a statue? More importantly, how do you fill the void left by that person? These are the questions Manzanita is left to ponder after the passing of Kay Covert. […]
August 14, 2015

Caring For A Wonderful Destination

The north coast of Oregon isn’t the state’s best kept secret anymore. It’s well known far and wide what a magical place the Manzanita area is. Visitors are thrilled by the splendor it has to offer, whether it’s their first visit or they’ve been coming regularly for generations. But much of what […]
August 14, 2015

The Glenesslin – A Piece Of Manzanita History

On a calm day in October 1913 people on the beach watched the schooner Glenesslin emerge from haze over the ocean and sail into the end of Neahkahnie Mountain. The ship struck the cliff under almost full sail. Why did the huge vessel hit such an obvious pile of rocks? When lookouts […]
August 12, 2015

Exploring The Many Trails Near Manzanita

Rain or shine, exploring this awe-inspiring, forest-filled coast by foot is an absolute favorite among Manzanita locals and tourists alike. With so many gorgeous state parks nearby, you’ll have plenty of trails to choose from.  Set on the southern border of Manzanita is Nehalem Bay State Park. Head down to the beach […]
August 7, 2015

Nehalem Falls Campground – A Forested Gem

Located at Milepost 7, Foss Road, Nehalem Falls Campground is a quiet, shaded retreat nestled next to the beautiful Nehalem River and scenic Nehalem Falls. Large, old-growth Douglas-fir, cedar, spruce and hemlock grace the site. The site features 14 drive-in campsites, one group campsite, four walk-in tent campsites, vault toilets, drinking water […]
August 7, 2015

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 […]