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Oregon Coast without Crowds?
Hiking in Paradise
Get the book and take fall trips! Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest.
A reader asks about visiting the Oregon Coast without the crowds. Head to laid-back Manzanita and it's miles of sandy beaches for scenery and solitude.
Explore the Paradise region of Mt. Rainier on one of these hikes that are bursting with wildflowers, plus where to stay if you make it a weekend.
Camp & Hike
Beverly Beach and Yaquina Head
At the Fair
Oregon County Fairs
Washington County Fairs
Camp at Beverly Beach State Park and hike to an historic lighthouse at nearby Yaquina Head on the central Oregon Coast.
Got a craving for cotton candy followed by a ride on the ferris wheel? Check out these four great county fairs in Oregon.
Why go to your local county fair? How about puffs of blue cotton candy, a plate of funnel cakes and lots of cute farm animals?
More Autumn Trips
Stay & Play
Salt Spring Island
Stay & Play
Cross the Sound for a respite alongside the deep, teal waters of Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park.
Visit sunny Salt Spring Island year-round for an immersion in Northwest nature and a gentle nudge to slow down to the pace of “island time.”
An ancient rain forest flanks this glacial lake in the Olympics.
Washington's Best Campgrounds
Oregon Coast Campgrounds
Camping gear you don’t need, but might want.
Ten great spots to pitch your tent.
Head to the beach to sleep under the stars.