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EXPERIENCE SPRING AT HEADLANDS

PLAN YOUR OREGON COAST SPRING GETAWAY

February 2022

 

Our spectacular North Coast surroundings become even more magical when spring arrives. The meadows and forests bordering our nearby trails reawaken with astounding beauty, morning rains give way to breaks of afternoon sunshine interspersed with the occasional rainbow, and longer days invite further exploration of the Pacific beaches that extend endlessly north and south. Adventure awaits around every corner —spring sunsets and whale watching from the top of the Great Dune at Cape Kiwanda, local waterways waiting to be discovered by kayak, hidden pathways through old growth forests to nearby waterfalls, and trail hikes through wildflower meadows.

 

 

Your spring getaway: not-to-miss outdoor experiences—

Venture out for an excursion to view hidden waterfalls on the North Coast during the perfect time to catch the rain- and snow-gorged spillways. Munsen Creek Falls, the highest waterfall in the Coastal Range, makes for a perfect stop as you make your way from Portland to Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa—it’s located just south of Tillamook, 1-mile west of Highway 101. The easy .6-mile trail is dotted with blooming trillium, corydalis, and violets creating a colorful and vibrant hike during spring. Or stop by the Adventure Center for directions and a trail guide to the out-of-the-way Drift Creek Falls, famous for its waterfall, its lush Coastal Range old-growth forest, and its 24-foot-long suspension bridge.

Experience the excitement of whale watching on the Oregon coast. Join Headlands Adventure Coaches on a special outing that will include plenty of vantage points from which to catch a glimpse of the gray whales on their northerly migration. Or head out on your own excursion—stop by the Adventure Center to borrow binoculars and learn about our favorite spots to look for our magnificent visitors.

Grab fat tire bikes from Headlands Adventure Center and head out for a spin along our endless beaches.

 

 

In spring our nearby rivers become a kayaker’s paradise. Catch a glimpse of different side of Pacific City while you paddle along stunning, quiet water trails. With any luck you’ll spot local wildlife including bald eagle, heron, and an occasional leaping salmon.

Get lost in nature along stunning coastal trails, from easy morning strolls to invigorating excursions that can fill an entire afternoon. Explore the Two Rivers Trail, located just 10-minutes south of Headlands Lodge—you’ll find easy traveled trails that wind through dense, mossy-covered forest, a lovely overlook at the convergence of the Nestucca and Little Nestucca Rivers and an abundance of deciduous trees bursting with new life along the pathways.

Watch an epic spring sunset from atop the Great Dune at Cape Kiwanda or from the privacy of your oceanfront balcony.

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