Astoria's River Walk is a regular route for walkers, bicyclists, skate boarders, and skaters. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the walk that stretches all along the Columbia River's south bank through the town of Astoria. You can walk from the Port of Astoria on the western most tip of West Marine Drive all the way along the southern bank of the Columbia past downtown, the Maritime Museum, Pier 39, across the trestle that separates the River from the Alderbrook Lagoon. The photographs taken for today's A Year of Places in Photography are of the Astoria River Trail trailhead at the eastern end of the lagoon. Plans are in the works to extend the walk to Tongue Point, but for now, this trail head marks the beginning or the end of the trail depending upon which direction your walk takes.
Put on your good walking shoes, a warm jacket, and head out on the Astoria River Walk for one of the most beautiful walks in Oregon.