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Through September 30
Journeying from Garibaldi to Batterson, the Oregon Coast Crawler continues its tradition of arranging scenic excursions using vintage trains on historic rail routes in the Pacific Northwest. Two dates are set for this special excursion: May 20th and September 30th, 2017. Traveling beside Tillamook and Nehalem Bays, passengers will be treated to stunning coastal and canyon scenery. Departing the picturesque fishing village of Garibaldi the train makes its way northward and inland on the Port of Tillamook Branch Line. In route, the train makes an extended stop in bayside in Wheeler for a local lunch supplied by Blue Heron Creamery. The afternoon journey follows the Nehalem River and the scenery will change dramatically through the remote Nehalem Canyon to Batterson. On the return trip, an extended stop in Rockaway Beach, offers a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean and some time to stroll the streets for locally made taffy or ice cream in this beach town. This special trip will use the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad's McCloud #25 locomotive, an engine featured in the movie Stand By Me and offers a rare chance to enjoy the spectacular Oregon coast and Nehalem River canyon at a slow pace. The trainset includes an open-air car with outdoor seating. Several stops will be made to enjoy the scenery and snap photos....[read more]
 
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
The Beach & Riverside Cleanup began in 1984 as "The Plague of Plastics" after Oregonians, Judie Hansen and Eleanor Dye, were inspired to rid the state's beaches of litter. Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon's beaches at this coastwide coordinated event. Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
September 30 Oregon Coast Crawler
Ride the rails with a vintage train on a historic route. The scenic rail excursion departs Garibaldi at 9:30am and returns 5:15pm. Cost is $135 per person, advance ticket purchase required (no walk-ups or children under 5 years) See website for more information. 800.717.0108 [more info]
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Wales on their migration south along the Oregon Coast with a trained volunteer. Visit the website to view a map with a list of 24 designated locations. Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304 [more info]
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