8:30am Hotel Pickups begin:
9am Depart from Portland and head west on Hwy 26 through the north Willamette Valley. Then drive through the Tillamook State Forest ontheWilson River Highway with wonderful views of the Wilson River, which is a popular destination for Salmon fishing.
Tillamook Cheese Factory or Blue Heron French Cheese Company:
Enjoy a self guided tour of the TillamookCheese Factory! 171,000 pounds of cheese are made at this factory on a daily basis, that you will have the opportunity totry in their cheese sampling area. There will also be time for shopping in their gourmet shop for Northwest goodies like smoked salmon and marionberry jam! Dont forget to try some Tillamook ice cream and stop in at the gift store. Due to construction at the Tillamook Cheese Factory you may go to Blue Heron French Cheese Company instead.
Blue Heron French Cheese Company:AnOregon-based company celebrating over 37 years in business in the Pacific Northwest. There is something here for the entire family. Sample their famous Blue Heron Brie, try their gourmet foods, taste Oregon's finest wines or wander through our unique gift store. Theyalso have a wonderful petting farmto visit.
12pm 12:30pm Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad train ride.
Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast line by riding the rail behind a historic Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean. Great for all ages, this trip will give you a glimpse into history and a unique view of the Oregon Coast and the Nehalem River Canyon. You will start yourtrain ride in Garibaldi and met by your tour guide in Rockaway Beach to continue your northbound journey along the Oregon Coastline.
Lunch in Manzanita
You will take a short drive through Manzanita and stop for lunchinthis cozy little coastal community. Optional stop to take a quick stroll on the ocean and snap some photos of the great Mt. Neahkanie.
Coastal View Points
A great vantage point from Mt. Neahkanie, one of the highest viewpoints on the Coast range.Enjoy great views of wind-swept trees, dramatic cliffs, historic light-house, bird sanctuaries and of course the majestic Pacific Ocean on your way to Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach.
Haystack Rock Cannon Beach
En route to Cannon Beach, you will stop at the Haystack Rock, a large basalt monolift that is designated as a Marine Sanctuary.
You will go to Cannon Beach, a story book beach town with many scenic views including beautiful shorelines and Haystack Rock. Enjoy the many boutique shops and a stroll along the beach while you view Haystack from a different viewpoint.
You will return to Portland between 5:30-6:00 pm.