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From Coast Explorer Spring 2016
Ask Oregon: Best Accessible Viewpoints and Whale Watching Areas
Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Question: I am planning to drive the length of the Oregon Coast during the spring whale migration with my mom who is confined to a wheel chair. Can you recommend the best accessible viewpoints and whale watching areas? Answer: There are......[read more]
 
    • A Holiday Lights Spectacular: From Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve, brilliant displays of holiday lights on Oregon's South Coast attract visitors to Shore Acres State Park. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • A Whale of a Journey: The longest migration of any creature on earth can be observed from the shores of the Oregon Coast, if you know when and where to watch. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • Arts and Music Storm Cannon Beach: Arts and music will take Cannon Beach, Oregon by storm during the Stormy Weather Arts Festival 30th anniversary celebration, November 3-5. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • Ask Oregon: Viewing Coastal Rock Formations: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • Looking Back: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse: On Oregon's Central Coast at the entrance to Yaquina Bay and the town of Newport stands Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, a small structure that was operational for only three years. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • New Cafe Opens in Coos Bay: Classy with a kick, Noster Kitchen opened in April, bringing the first gluten-free cafe to Coos Bay. This bright and... Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • See Seals For Meals: Feed the seals and feed the community with your food drive donation at the Seaside Aquarium. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • See Stars at Chinook Winds: When the sun sets in Lincoln City, Oregon the stars come out at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • The Most Valuable Lesson: Exploring the Oregon Coast in fall and winter has some remarkable rewards, especially for travelers prepared for whatever Mother Nature delivers. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • Ask Oregon: Quiet Coastal Destinations: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • Enjoy the Summer Crowds: For seabirds and visitors alike there's nothing like summer on the Oregon Coast where nesting colonies are very busy at nearly every rocky outcropping. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • Looking Back: The Oregon Beach Bill: What started as a transportation issue along the Oregon Coast set in motion the far-reaching idea about public beach access along Oregon's entire 362-mile coastline. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • Ask Oregon: Camping on the Coast Near Historic Towns: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answeres questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Big Picture: A Treasure & A Legacy: With its incredible beauty and diversity the Oregon Coast touches people deeply and this year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Looking Back: Tillie the Whale: For generations, marine mammals especially whales have intrigued visitors and locals along Oregon's Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Cannon Beach Announces Beach Wheelchair Availability: On the Oregon Coast a day at the beach will soon be fun for all in Cannon Beach. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • New Fisheries Exhibit Opens at Pacific Maritime Heritage Center: The past, present and future of Oregon's commercial fisheries comes to life with a new exhibit at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center in Newport. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • New Year and New Art in Seaside: Every month galleries and businesses open their doors as a way to promote the arts and connect with visitors and locals in Seaside, Oregon. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Spooky Legend and Lore in Lincoln City: Lincoln City's hilltop cemetery on the Oregon Coast returns to life this October with a special guided Tour to Die For. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • The Hunt is On in Lincoln City: Treasure hunters, beachcombers and visitors will scour the beach for beautiful, one-of-a-kind, glass floats during the 19th season of Finders Keepers in Lincoln City, Oregon. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Ask Oregon: Romantic Getaways: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Crustacean Jubilation: When crab season gets underway on the Oregon Coast, area seafood festivals will celebrate this local culinary stable with crab feeds, crab picking contests, crab cook offs, crab derbies and regional wines. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Looking Back: Coastal Native Americans: For generations groups of Northwest Coast Indians living near the ocean supplemented their diet with a variety of clams and oysters. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Unpredictably Amazing: Fall and winter on the Oregon Coast offer frequent rewards for travelers who aren't afraid of unpredictable weather. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Ask Oregon: Dog Friendly Beaches on the Oregon Coast: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
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