Netarts, Oregon – Hike along Bay Ocean Spit road, learn about coastal bays & estuaries, and discover the history of a lost town. This guided hike is part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Hosted by a consortium of volunteer community and non-profit organizations, these meaningful nature-based experiences highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy.
This unique 4 mile journey is an easy to moderate walk that winds along and over dunes at the intersection of the ocean and Tillamook Bay. Expect to navigate through puddles and mud, scamper up sand banks, and navigate around storm washed trees. FREE and open to the public, the hike will be led by Chrissy Smith of Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS and Kristen Penner of Garibaldi Cultural Heritage Initiative.
Experience the unique story of our coastline, the story of a long lost town buried beneath the salal, and learn about new efforts to preserve Tillamook’s historical legacies. Join us in discovering the natural wonders and history of this special place!