Oregon Coast Scenic Byway: All American Road – Highway 101

Oregon Coast Scenic Byway: All American Road - Highway 101

Oregon Coast Scenic Byway: All American Road – Highway 101 Details

The Oregon Coast Scenic Byway – All American Road is not meant to be traveled in a single day. It expects you to stop and savor its stunning viewpoints. Explore the secluded beaches and bountiful state parks and absorb the charming atmosphere and diverse activity of towns along the way. Your journey beings at the impressive Astoria-Megler Bridge. Don’t miss the 1883 Flavel House, the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens State Park, and the Fort Clatsop National Memorial, a life-size replica of Lewis and Clark’s 1805-06 winter outpost. Follow the Lewis and Clark trail south to the resort town of Seaside, famous for its two-mile beachfront promenade. Next stop is Cannon Beach, a popular artist community highlighted by massive shoreline monoliths known as Haystack Rock and the Needles. Continuing south, the Byway passes breathtaking Hug Point, Oswald West and Nehalem Bay State Parks before venturing inland to pastoral valleys of rich dairy land, where the city of Tillamook features the West’s largest cheese factory. Be sure to stop and savor the samples of delicious cheese or enjoy a hand-scooped ice cream cone at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Another stop to consider is the Tillamook Air Museum which is housed is the world’s largest wooden structure! From Tillamook take the Three Capes Scenic Loop, which is actually the old Highway 101, to Cape Mears State Park. Visit the shortest lighthouse on the Oregon coast and take an easy stroll along a groomed path to the Octopus Tree, a majestic, old-growth Sitka Spruce. Another great stop along the scenic loop is Pacific City, with its giant sea stack, also named Haystack Rock. Pacific City is home to the Pacific Dory Fleet. The scenic loop rejoins the Oregon Coast Scenic Byway ~ Highway 101 just a few miles south of Pacific City. Continuing south over Cascade Head will either enable you to extend your trip into Lincoln City and the central coast region or to turn east onto Highway 18 to venture back to the Willamette Valley.

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