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Trek to Tillamook County

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Those visiting Portland looking for a quick beach getaway might want to take the quick 75 mile drive over to Tillamook County. This North Coast natural playground features a wide variety of activities and attractions ranging from winery tastings to guided kayak tours. Hence, one can plan a trip to this area that can be tailored to one's specific interests.

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Those new to the area will benefit by booking a half or full day group tour with Tillamook Eco Adventures. Rather than spending most of the day ambling along trying to find one's way, their local experienced guides can escort guests around the local dairy farms, hidden viewpoints, breweries and wineries, waterfalls, historical attractions and other area offerings. With a maximum seating capacity of 11, one can be guaranteed a personalized experience in lieu of the herd mentality found in larger and more impersonal tour companies. Full details about their tours including duration, tours of particular interest to children and price can be found on their website.

Explore the area's more than 800 miles of navigable tidal waters with Kayak Tillamook. Their BCU (British Canoe Union) certified guides are on hand to help even seasoned kayakers navigate the North Oregon Coat's myriad of sloughs, bays, rivers, and lakes. Log on to their website to see the full range of their tour offerings and select a trip geared for your skill level and areas of interest. Their scheduled tours operate year round and include a half-hour of instruction followed by a two hour guided tour. Kayaks and all necessary gear are provided.

In addition, for those seeking a full day of hiking and adventure kayaking, Tillamook Eco Adventures arranges group trips with Kayak Tillamook. Contact Tillamook Eco Adventures for additional information.

After a full day exploring the county, relax at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda situated in the oceanside town of Pacific City. All of their 35 guest rooms offer a private balcony where one can sit and take in the view of the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock. Among their amenities include air conditioning, gas fireplaces, flat-screen LCD TVs, DVD and CD players, free wi-fi, complimentary bottled water, and plush pillow-top beds with feather pillows. Enjoy complimentary Starbucks coffee in their lobby or have a snack in the on site Stimulus Espresso Cafe. Explore the town courtesy of their complimentary beach cruiser bikes. Conclude the day by enjoying an unobstructed view of the sunset while savoring dinner and a beer at the Pelican Pub and Brewery.

Log on to Go Tillamook for additional information about booking a trip to this region.

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