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$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock

Maximize your beach time while at the Oregon Coast! Oregon’s coastline is graced with unforgettable vistas: dramatic cliffs, offshore rocks and sea lions, wide sandy beaches, majestic capes, historic lighthouses, enchanted forests and lovely small beach towns which artists and artisans make their home. Locations we may visit include: Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, Short Sand Beach at Oswald West State Park, Neahkahnie Point, and Manzanita while enjoying spectacular views of the dramatic Oregon Coastline.Neahkahnie Point: This peak is an inspiring place, where the Tillamook tribe believed their most powerful god resided. In fact, the name Neahkahnie comes from their words Ne ("place of") and Ekahnie ("supreme deity").  Manzanita: Manzanita is a beautiful oceanside city with seven miles of sandy beach and the third most photographed scenery in Oregon. While here you can enjoy a spectacular walk by the ocean or explore their lovely downtown.  Short Sand Beach/Oswald West State Park: Stretching along four miles of coastline in dense, temperate rainforest, Oswald West State Park has a beautifully secluded sandy beach and miles of trails leading to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.  This vast, scenic treasure is without a doubt one of the most spectacular parks in Oregon. Cannon Beach: This picturesque small-town village by the sea is easily walkable and you will be able to explore meandering pathways, enjoy public art and courtyards spilling over with flowers. Known as one of the Northwest’s top art towns, Cannon Beach is filled with art galleries, specialty shops, cafes and fine dining restaurants. While in Cannon Beach you will have time for lunch at one of their amazing restaurants.  Cannon Beach is also famous for its amazing beaches. Historic Haystack Rock: Haystack Rock is one of Oregon’s most recognizable landmarks, home to colorful tidepools and diverse bird life. It rises 235 feet from the edge of the shoreline. At low tide, you can walk right up to it and find colorful sea stars and other fascinating tidepool creatures in its intertidal area. Puffins can be observed on Haystack Rock from early spring to mid-summer, offering the most accessible viewing of Tufted Puffins in the Northwest. Ecola State Park:  No visit to Cannon Beach would be complete ­without visiting Ecola State Park, perched dramatically on the edge of Tillamook Head. Ecola Park Road winds through old growth rainforest before emerging at one of the Oregon Coast’s most famous views, overlooking numerous rock formations and the capes and headlands miles to the south. Return to Portland

$20 Tours & Sightseeing

Keep Manzanita Weird Scavenger Hunt

We will meet at the Winery located in the heart of Manzanita. Your group will be given a Scavenger Hunt list of items and places to find. We will go over the instructions and send the teams off and running!Most Scavenger Hunt items are located along the main strip of Manzanita (on Laneda Ave).  Each item is worth points and the team with the most points wins!  After the hunt we will return to the Winery for a round a drinks, compare notes and toast the winning team!  Bring your friends and family or come alone and meet new people.   Have a special request? Contact me if you'd like to bring a group of friends, family, or arrange a team building event on a particular date.

$20 Outdoor Activities

Pirate Treasure Hunt

We will meet on the boardwalk of Manzanita beach. You and your group will be given a treasure map and instructions on how to find the treasure.   From there we will walk the beach (approx. 1 mile) to the base of Neahkahnie Mountain.  Along the way you will search for  landmarks, discover clues, and solve puzzles. Once all the clues are collected you will have everything you need to find the Neahkahnie treasure! This Experience was designed with kids in mind. Parents bring your "inner child" with you!  You will be expected to participate!  (If you are looking for an adult activity please view my Manzanita Scavenger Hunt!) During the Fall and Winter months this Experience may be modified during inclement weather.