Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tillamook County Fair

Join the fun at the Tillamook County Fair, in Tillamook Oregon August 10-13, 2011!

Last year, the Tillamook County Fair was chosen by USA Today as one of the top ten Blue Ribbon Fairs in the nation.

For the past 86 years, Tillamook County Fair has hosted the world famous Pig-N-Ford races. If you have not seen these races, it's worth the trip and price of admission just to experience these races! PIG-N-FORD RACES have been featured on Good Morning America, KATU's "Spirit of the Northwest", National Geographic, the Internet and Comedy Central.
photo by Elaine Cummings

Bring the whole family and experience an old fashioned county fair that adults and children alike will remember for years.

Diane Emineth,
Sandlake Country Inn

Friday, June 24, 2011

Explore Tillamook County By Kayak - #26 of 101 Things To Do on the Oregon Coast

#26 of 101 Things To Do on the Oregon Coast
Kayak the waterways of Tillamook County

Kayak Tillamook  has everything you need to explore the county's bay, estuaries, lakes, rivers and sloughs. This very professional company has extremely experienced tour guides that know these waters and have been kayaking in Tillamook County for decades.

Kayak Tillamook offers group and private tours for all levels of experience and abilities.

Grant's Getaways - A Perfect Paddle on Netarts Bay from Travel Oregon on Vimeo.
If you choose to take one of their early morning tours while staying with us at Sandlake Country Inn, we'll be happy to provide you with a continental early breakfast or a bag breakfast you can take with you!
Be sure to check their schedule for future trips Here's a small sample of some of their tours:
Historic Netarts Bay
The Lake and the Lost City
Little Nestucca River
Pacific City Tour

Explore Tillamook's waterways and be awed by what beauty this county has to offer!

Diane Emineth,
Sandlake Country Inn
Oregon Coast Activity #26, From our blog series "101 Things To Do On The Oregon Coast".
Day trips from Sandlake Country Inn

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cape Lookout Trail

Only a 10 minute drive from Sandlake Country Inn, the Cape Lookout Trail is probably one of the most spectacular hikes on the beautiful Oregon Coast.

Located along the 3 Capes Scenic Route, there are actually 3 trails you can take from the trail head. The trail down to the beach is very steep, but it will lead you to the beach where in 1890, the clipper ship, The Struan shipwrecked.

The Oregon Coast trail will take you up to the state park.

By far, our favorite is the Cape Trail. You'll hike 2 1/2 miles to the tip of Cape Lookout and the trail crosses back and forth from the north side of the cape to the south side a few times and ends directly at the tip of the cape. It's a wonderful spot to look for whales also!