On Friday, June 8, 2018, put on your hiking shoes, pack some water and energy bars and get ready for a wonderful time exploring the Calloway Creek Loop Trail.
The Callow Creek Loop Trail is one of seventeen trails in the McDonald Forest. Difficulty is EASY, there is an elevation gain of 330 feet, the length of this hike is 4.2 miles, and this trail is open year-round.
The scenery is beyond fantastic! Walk along a bubbling creek, smell the honeysuckle, and explore the mossy woods. Enter an oak forest, passing a very mossy old tree designated the Honeybee Oak.
The loop trail will go by Cronemiller Lake. This lake was constructed in 1937 by CCC crews. At the time, a nursery at Peavy Arboretum was being developed to grow seedlings that would later be transplanted over the devastated expanse of the Tillamook Burn. Also, this lake is named after Lynn Cronemiller, a former state forester.
Lunch (on your own) will be at Elmer’s Restaurant in Corvallis. The cost for this trip is $10.00. The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will be leaving at 9:00 am and returning by 5:00 pm.
For more information, or to pay for your seat stop by our office located at 20 SE 2nd St, Newport, OR, or call 541-265-9617. For a full listing of trips, classes, events and presentations go to: www.newportoregon.gov/sc.
The one-mile Mike Miller Park Educational Trail circles a square of donated forest in Newport’s South Beach area. While the area has been logged in the past, some large old growth Sitka spruce still tower over a lush and mossy understory. There are usually interpretive brochures available at the trailhead.
The interpretive trail heads off into a rhododendron, evergreen huckleberry, salal and wax-myrtle thicket. At the junction for the loop, keep left and walk along an old railroad grade. This railroad was used during the First World War to carry spruce logs from Yachats to Yaquina Bay. Spruce was used in the construction of early-20th century aircraft. Look for migrating newts on the trail in the spring. The trail veers off this flat track and heads up and down to cross a footbridge. Enter shady Sitka spruce, Douglas-fir and western hemlock forest. Cross a footbridge over a pond. The rooty trail heads up in mature woods of Sitka spruce and hemlock. There are plenty of benches to sit on along the trail.
This 1.2-mile hike is rated easy.
Put on your hiking shoes, pack energy bars/snacks and plenty of water and join us on Monday, June 11, for this fabulous hike. We’ll leave the 60+ Activity Center at 10:00 a.m. and return around 11:30 a.m. Cost of the trip is $5.00. Seats are reserved when payment is made. The 60+ Activity Center is located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport, 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.
On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the Newport Adventure Van will be heading to Siletz Falls for a guided tour of the fish traps. (9:15am – 5:00pm). The guided tour starts at 10:30 am.
The Siletz River Basin is unique in the fact that it contains viable runs of seven species of migrating fish, spring and fall Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Chum salmon, summer and winter Steelhead, and sea-run cutthroat trout.
The Siletz Falls adult capture facility is located in the fish ladder at Siletz Falls and is operated year-round to control fish passage to the upper Siletz River Basin. It is also used for monitoring purposes and to collect winter and summer steelhead hatchery brood stock.
After the tour, a picnic lunch will be at Moonshine Park where you can roast some hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire!
This beautiful 18 acre park features fishing, swimming, camp sites, boat launch, restrooms, horse shoe pits and plenty of open space.
Cost of this trip is $16.00. For more information, or to pay for your seat, stop by the Newport 60+ Activity Center located at 20 SE 2nd St, or call 541-265-9617. For a full list of presentations, events and trips: www.newportoregon.gov/sc.
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