Walks: Roundups

A set of Oregon Coast walks that share a special feature

Oregon Coast Harbor Boardwalks

There are so many ways to enjoy the Oregon Coast. Lightly peopled beaches, enticing tide pools, expansive dunes, fish-filled rivers, and quaint coastal shopping and dining are all popular pursuits for both locals and visitors. But one of my favorite yet perhaps less recognized attractions… 

Old Town Florence

Lakes, beaches, the river, the dunes, and the friendly community are all reasons folks choose to live or vacation in Florence. The boardwalk and ferry landing overlook are at opposite ends of charming Old Town. Each allows easy walking in an enjoyable setting and seated views of the river…. 

Oregon Coast Haystack Rocks

Shortly before my husband and I were married, my soon-to-be in-laws gave us a National Parks Passport booklet. Much like when you travel to another country, its small spiral-bound blank pages collected unique ink stamps from each National Park. This marketing tool banked on the… 

Beach Roundup: From Florence to Yachats

Oregon Coast Highway 101 between Florence and Yachats is a lovely drive along the central Oregon coast. Motorcyclists love the twisty road, Pacific Coast Bike Route cyclists have gotten their stride at this point, visitors are dashing from one attraction to the next, and everyone… 

Muriel O. Ponsler: The Woman Behind the...

If you’ve driven between Florence and Yachats, you’ve passed the sign for Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial Wayside at the north end of coastal Lane County. When adding this beach to 100 Steps, I asked the natural question: Who was Muriel O. Ponsler? According to a… 

Roundup: Oregon Coast Lighthouses

Lighthouses bear an air of mystique. Tragedy, hauntings, beauty, calamities, restorations – whether presently active or decommissioned, each of Oregon’s coastal lighthouses has a colored past and a rich story to tell….