Put On Your Hiking Shoes!
Beaver Creek Natural Area, Seal Rock
Brian Booth State Park includes both Ona Beach – one of the Coast’s best picnic areas – and 374 acres of forest and marshes along Beaver Creek. The state bought the inland area in 2009 and has gradually been adding facilities. In June, we explored the Ona Beach area. On Tuesday, July 31, we will return to the area to explore the Beaver Creek area.
We’ll start at the Welcome Center, where you’ll find information on the 5-plus miles of trails in the Natural Area. Interpretive panels describe the area ecology and wildlife. For a quick sense of the place, take a short walk on the Overlook Trail. It starts at the center, heads west through mixed conifer forests, and makes an easy loop back. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the confluence of South Beaver Creek and North Beaver Creek and nearby hillsides.
The Beaver Creek Trail Loop is the backbone of a system of trails that skirt the fringes of the upland forests and meadows. Hike your way along Snaggy Point Trail to the highest point on the property and take in the epic view of the Pacific Ocean and lower reaches of the marsh.
Put on your hiking shoes, pack some energy bars, lots of water, and join us for another breath-taking hike.
The cost for this trip is $5.00. We will depart from the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. and will return around 1:00 p.m. For more info, or to reserve your spot, come by our office located at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR, or call 541-265-9617.
Your reservation will be secure upon payment. For a full listing of trips, classes, events and presentations go to: www.newportoregon.gov/sc. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter.
Boomers Hike Depoe Bay Nature Trail
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The Depoe Bay Nature Trail is a 2.5 mile loop hike that is rated as easy with an elevation gain of 200 feet. The trail winds from the harbor up into the forest that overlooks the town and the sea, with splendid views of the World’s Smallest Harbor, before winding back down to the City Park. In the City Park, there are gazebos for outdoor picnics and charming bridges over little streams.
Depoe Bay History: Before the arrival of early homesteaders, coastal Indian tribes speaking nearly 20 different languages, including Chinook, Salishan, Suislaw, and Alsea lived in the general area. The natural harbor in Depoe Bay was used for seal hunting and fishing. There were many streams in the area, which provided an abundance of fish. The rugged coastline had beautiful features such as Arch Rock, the spouting horns, sea cliffs and terraces, many caves and a subterranean fresh water lake. Also, Depoe Bay was named for Siletz Indian Charles “Charley” Depot. As the years passed, Charley became a leader in his community and was eventually called Chief.
Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Pack energy bars and plenty of water.
The cost for this hike is $5.00. We will be departing the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 10:00 am and will be returning around 1:00 pm.
Please stop by the Newport 60+ Activity Center, 20 SE 2nd St, Newport, OR, or give us a call at 541-265-9617 for more information. For a complete listing of the current activities, exercise classes, trips and events, please see our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc.