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HEAD OUT. STAY IN. The activities available on Oregon’s North Coast are nearly endless. Head out with an Adventure Coach on a daily outing to a nearby trail or let them take you on a private excursion. Join the team on one of our monthly beach clean-ups. Schedule a fat tire bike ride, yoga class, guided hike, Dory boat trip or clamming outing to a nearby pristine bay. Not sure how to fit it all in? Our Adventure Coaches are avid explorers of the coast and would be happy to help you design your perfect North Coast itinerary.

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    RESERVE YOUR ADVENTURE: Simply click “reserve your spot” beneath each activity or fill out the form below. Our Adventure Coaches will contact you to confirm, help build your itinerary, and add to your reservation.

    CREATE YOUR CUSTOM ITINERARY: Our Adventure Coaches were born to play and born to plan. Not sure of the right fit? Looking for a specific experience for your getaway? They can suggest, schedule, and deliver an Oregon Coast experience that meets all of your vacation cravings. Complete the form below to begin customizing your experience.

    THE BEST OF THE SEASON: Looking to skip the planning? Check out our Experiences that create the perfect itinerary to include all of the amenities, adventures, and local treasures of the season.

    BEACH WHEELCHAIRS: Visit Cape Kiwanda RV Park to reserve.
    ALL TERRAIN TRACK CHAIR:Visit David’s Chair > Pacific City to reserve.

    CONTACT: Reservations highly recommended to reserve your spot. Call 503.483.3000 or email Adventure@HeadlandsLodge.com.


HEAD OUT ADVENTURES


  1. Netarts Bay Clamming

    CLAMMING AT NETARTS BAY

    Nothing is more iconic of the Oregon Coast than a clamming trip – a bit of sand, salt, mud, and a great time spent with good friends. Head out at low tide with an Adventure Coach to one of our favorite spots for clamming along the pristine waters of Netarts Bay. Heron and other shore birds abound along this beautiful bay where we will rake for steamer clams, then return to the lodge for an afternoon clam bake with freshly baked bread and your choice of a beer, wine, or zero-proof refreshment.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $130 per person
    • 3 hours; inquire for available times

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  2. Plein Air Painting at Headlands

    PLEIN AIR PAINTING

    Discover your artistic flair amidst our inspiring coastal surroundings with our Adventure Coach and resident art enthusiast. Whether you are looking to delve into a new hobby or simply try something new, you’ll learn basic watercolor techniques and some of the finer points to capturing landscapes, while getting to know how to use plein air painting tools. Your adventure coach will drive you to a serene location to paint – from our coastal bays and rivers to our lush forests and estuaries. Or choose to enjoy a walk through the grassy dunes to experience painting at Cape Kiwanda – from the tidepools below to the view of Pacific City from the top of the dune. Weather permitting.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $95 per person
    • 2 hours; inquire for available times

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    SUNSET BONFIRE ON THE BEACH

    Head to the beach for a North Coast tradition, Headlands–style. Our Adventure Coaches will build a bonfire for you and set you up with chairs, s’mores makings for two from our friends at 1927 S’mores Company, and a bottle of Oregon pinot noir. The handsome Pendleton Motor Robe you wrap yourself up in is yours to keep for your next adventure. At the end of the evening, our team will return to clean up and extinguish the fire.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $275, up to four participants, $20 for each additional participant
    • Inquire for available times

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    NETARTS PADDLE

    The relatively small and shallow Netarts Bay, which means “near the water” in the language of the local Tillamook, provides spectacular and unique opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife closeup. Nestled between Cape Meares and Cape Lookout, the bay is the ideal spot to kayak along the shoreline to view crabs, seals, sea lions and our many coastal water birds.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $140 per person
    • 3 hours; inquire for available times
    • Weight Limit: 275lbs

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  5. Kayak Crabbing

    NETARTS KAYAK CRABBING

    Netarts Bay is home to the succulent Dungeness crab. Head out with an Adventure Coach on one of our 12-foot sit-on-top fishing kayaks loaded with two crab rings ready to drop in the pristine waters of this beautiful bay. As you wait for the crab to find the bait, enjoy a relaxing and fun paddle in search of seals, shorebirds, starfish, and more. When you return to Headlands, settle in and enjoy a crab boil with your catch. Enjoy a glass of beer, wine, or zero proof libation and charcuterie plate. If crabbing conditions aren’t favorable, we’ll enjoy a crab dish prepared by the Meridian culinary team.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $175 per person
    • 5 hours; inquire about available times
    • Weight Limit: 275lbs

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    NESTUCCA RIVER EXCURSION

    Join your adventure coach on a scenic 7-mile paddle down the Nestucca River. You’ll launch from Cloverdale and follow the river downstream to Pacific City, along the way there will be plenty of opportunities for bird and wildlife viewing—keep an eye out for bald eagles, harbor seals and salmon while you paddle. This outing offers an ideal way to explore the lesser-seen side of our surroundings while providing ample time to learn about the history of our region.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $175 per person
    • 4-5 hours; inquire about available times
    • Weight Limit: 275lbs

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    TWO-HOUR GUIDED HIKE

    Join your Adventure Coach for a leisurely guided stroll on a nearby coastal trail.

    Two Rivers Trail at Nestucca Bay Wildlife Refuge – Follow a 2.2-mile trail that winds through almost 200 acres of federally protected wildlife habitat. Wander through coastal prairie, mixed-alder forest, and wildflower meadows, stopping along the way to view the confluence of the Nestucca and Little Nestucca Rivers.

    Sitka Sedge Natural Area– Explore 3.5 miles of looping trails across one of Oregon’s last intact estuaries, home to the endangered snowy plovers. You’ll see tidal flats, saltwater marshes, forested wetlands, abundant marsh wildlife, beach views and the beautiful native grass-like plants that this beautiful spot is named after.

    Bay Trail to River Trail Loop at Bob Straub State Park – Explore this 4-mile equestrian trail on the Nestucca sand spit through a forest of juvenile spruce and shore pines, grassy dunes, scotch broom, and huckleberry. This looped trail will weave along a low-lying marsh environment, providing river views and birding opportunities.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $60, up to four participants
    • 2 hours; inquire about available times

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    FOUR-HOUR GUIDED HIKE

    Join your Adventure Coach for an epic North Coast hike. Choose from:

    Cape Trail – This challenging 4.7-mile trail meanders through a coastal old-growth forest with sweeping views of the seascape. At the tip of the cape, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view before the return home.

    South Trail – The less-traveled and moderate 3.6-mile trail descends through a forest of Sitka spruce, ferns, and salmon berries. At the base of the cape, the trail opens up to a secluded beach.

    God’s Thumb – The 4.8-mile trail meanders through Siuslaw National Forest, featuring beautiful wildflower meadows and stunning panoramic views. Southward, view the seven miles of beaches that make up Lincoln City and to the north, view hidden coves, offshore sea stacks, the Salmon River mouth, and Cascade Head.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    •  $110, up to four participants
    • 4 hours; inquire about available times

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    TIDE POOL EXPLORATION

    Join an Adventure Coach enthusiast for a private and in-depth tour of our beloved tide pools at the base of Cape Kiwanda. Meet scores of sea stars, tiny tunicates, and prehistoric sculpins while learning the geological history of how the pools were created, exactly how the moon influences tidal rhythms, and how the secretive and captivating inhabitants of the intertidal zone are used as an indicator of the health of our oceans.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $45, up to four participants
    • 1 hours; inquire about available times

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  10. Headlands Agate Expedition

    AGATE EXPEDITION

    The storms along the North Coast create ideal conditions for agate hunting by uncovering colorful gemstones. Join our Adventure Coach and head out on a private guided agate hunt to a nearby beach. No special equipment necessary—all you need is a fun spirit and warm water-resistant clothing. Lucky prospectors may find agates such as red carnelian, moonstone, and red, green, and yellow jasper.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $85, up to four participants
    • 3 hours; inquire about available times

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    MUSHROOM FORAGING – COMING THIS FALL

    In the fall, our surroundings are ripe with the fruit of fungi! Join your Adventure Coach for a fun and informative guided excursion at Camp Meriwether, a 720-acre Boy Scout summer camp. Founded in 1926, this large piece of property sits below the cliffs of Cape Lookout and is a prime location for fall foraging. Learn how to safely identify a harmful mushroom from a tasty delight, while understanding where each mushroom likes to grow. Return to the Lodge for an afternoon mushroom bake with freshly baked bread and your choice of a beer, wine, or zero-proof refreshment. If foraging conditions aren’t favorable, we’ll enjoy local mushrooms provided by the Meridian team.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $110 per person
    • 3 hours; inquire for available times (coming this fall)

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STAY IN ADVENTURES


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    BREATHWORK MEDITATION

    This meditation incorporates various breathing exercises accompanied with mudras, which are hand postures, to help improve quality of sleep, increase lung capacity, and reduce chronic stress and mood imbalances.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $50 for up to 2 people – additional $10 per additional person
    • 30 minutes

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    PRIVATE GUIDED YOGA

    Join our yoga instructor in the Wellness Studio for a 60 or 90-minute session customized to all levels – from beginners interested in learning yoga fundamentals, to those who wish to build on existing practice. Curate your private lesson by choosing from the following: Restorative, Slow Flow, Vinyasa & Yoga Nidra. All ages & ability levels are welcome. Props will be provided.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • 60 minutes: $100, up to two participants
    • 90 minutes: $150, up to two participants
    • Inquire about available times

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    SIGNATURE MIXOLOGY

    Discover your inner mixologist in a fun and informative private mixology class with one of our Adventure Coaches. Choose from a selection of our Headlands Signature cocktails to learn about local spirits and our mixology secrets. You’ll acquire helpful tips from the fundamentals of creating delicious, attractive sippers to the process of making a homemade simple syrup.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $65 per person
    • 1 hour; inquire about available times

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    CRAB SHAKING

    Learn how to shake a crab in this 60-minute lesson with one of our Adventure Coaches. You’ll learn how to shake a crab like a pro, no claw-cracker is needed. Enjoy the fresh crab you just shook with a charcuterie board and a glass of beer or wine.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $85 per person
    • 1 hour; inquire about available times

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    OYSTER SHUCKING

    Shuck a dozen oysters and refine your oyster-shucking skills while you learn the fascinating history of oysters in the Northwest in this hands-on class with one of our Adventure Coaches. Savor these fresh oysters with a charcuterie board and a glass of beer or wine.

    • Open to Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • $85 per person
    • 1 hour; inquire about available times

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INCLUDED OFFERINGS


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    FOREST BATHING

    From the Japanese term Shinrin-yoku— the healing technique of immersing yourself in the forest while engaging the five senses, enabling you to recharge and destress. Join our adventure team for a forest bathing experience—a slow paced and mindful walk along a secluded trail accompanied with a guided meditation. Blankets and complimentary tea will be provided.

    • Included for Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • June 5th at 9:00am
    • June 20th at 9:00am
    • July 18th at 9:00am
    • August 15th at 9:00am
    • September 19th at 9:00am

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    NEW MOON STARGAZING

    When the New Moon lets other celestial bodies shine, there is no better place to study constellations with your Adventure Coaches or have a few moments of quiet reflection than perched on the slopes of the Great Dune. Join us for a gentle hike to the north slope of the dune where we will throw out blankets, sip on house-made hot cocoa, and delight in a stadium of stars.

    • Included for Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • June 6th at 8:30pm
    • August 4th at 8:15pm
    • October 2nd at 7:15pm

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  3. Tidepools Exploration

    MINUS TIDE DISCOVERY

    Join our Adventure Coaches for a very special outing to explore the secretive world inhabited by legions of unusual residents at the base of Cape Kiwanda. Visible only when the tides retreat——we’ll look for the Purple Rock Crab, prehistoric Sculpin, Ochre Sea Stars, among many other unique creatures. Advance registration is required.

    • Included for Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • June 25th at 10:00am
    • July 25th at 10:15am
    • August 22nd at 9:00am

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    SUPERMOON BONFIRE

    Head out with us for a special evening combining two of our favorite summer traditions—hiking over the great dune at Cape Kiwanda, and bonfires on the beach! Just before sunset when the light is the most magical our Adventure Coaches will lead the hike up and over Oregon’s tallest dune. A roaring fire, complimentary beverages, and house-made marshmallows await our arrival at McPhillips beach. The evening ends with transportation back to the lodge. Advance registration is required.

    • Included for Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • August 19th at 7:30pm

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    SLOW FLOW

    Join your yoga instructor in our Wellness Studio for our complimentary 60-minute Slow Flow class. Ideal for all levels of experience and drawing on the fundamentals of yoga, this gentle flowing class is rooted in Hatha Yoga and focuses on alignment, deep stretching, balancing postures, and breathing techniques. Limited space, reservations recommended.

    • Included for Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • Saturdays at 8:30 am

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    MINDFUL MEDITATION

    Join your yoga instructor in our Wellness Studio for our complimentary 30-minute Mindful Meditation. Begin your day by entering a deep state of relaxation, incorporating breath awareness with visualization techniques to establish homeostasis within the body and mind. Limited space, reservations recommended.

    • Included for Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • Sundays at 8:00 am

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    PC PATHWAYS

    Join your Adventure Coach on this beautiful hike that heads out from our lobby and through town to a “secret” trailhead. The trail ascends gently up Nestucca Ridge and offers unique views of Pacific City and its coastline before sloping down through a quiet stand of pines. Leashed dogs are welcome.

    • Included for Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Note: Before you head out, pick up a Barrel Bag from the Adventure Center. Bring it back with trash you collect and earn a free beverage from Pelican Brewing Company!

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    CAPE KIWANDA DUNE

    Join your adventure coach for a hike up the tallest dune on the Oregon Coast. On a clear day the top of the dune offers views of Nestucca Bay to the south and Cape Lookout to the north—with expansive views along the way. Leashed dogs are welcome.

    • Included for Registered Guests of Headlands Lodge
    • Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Note: Before you Head Out, pick up a Barrel Bag from the Adventure Center. Bring it back with trash you collect and earn a free beverage from Pelican Brewing Company!

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    SUMMER BEACH CLEANUP

    Here at Headlands, we take stewardship of our natural areas seriously. Beach cleanups can reduce litter, protect our ocean, and raise awareness about litter and plastic pollution. Before you head out on your beach stroll, pick up a Barrel Bag from the Adventure Center. We offer a pint from Pelican Brewing for every Barrel Bag returned with collected trash. Help us keep our beaches healthy, protect marine life, and maintain the beauty of our coastline.

    • Included for all
    • July 7th at 10:00am

    NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY

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