Put on your hiking shoes and join us on Thursday, September 27, for a fabulous hike around the Heceta Head lighthouse just south of Yachats.
It’s pronounced “Ha – SEE – Ta” by most, “HECK – ah – Ta” by others, but everyone agrees Heceta Head is one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. The Heceta Head Lighthouse and Light Keeper’s home were built in 1894. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The lighthouse is a working lighthouse. From a height of 205 feet above the ocean, its “first order” Fresnel lens, casts its beams some 21 miles out to sea. It is the brightest light on the Oregon coast. It is said to be the most photographed lighthouse in the United States.
The Heceta Lighthouse B&B, in the Light Keeper’s home, is perched on a cliff with a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and the beach below. Paths from the Light Keeper’s home lead both to the beach and to the lighthouse.
Following the hike, we will enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Surfside Restaurant and Lounge in Florence. Experience an all-new way to indulge at the Surfside Restaurant and Lounge while you dine overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean.
This is a moderate 2.6 mile hike that is out and back. We will leave the 60+ Activity Center at 9:00 a.m. and return around 3:00 p.m. Cost of the trip is $10.00. Seats are reserved when payment is made. Stop by the 60+ Activity Center, located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport, to sign up, or give us a call at 541-265-9617 for more information. To see a full listing of events, classes, and trips, visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc.