# 1 Go Horseback Riding at the Coast

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May 242018

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Cannon Beach
Sea Ranch Resort has horses available to rent for weekend rides starting Memorial Day weekend through June 7th, with daily rides beginning June 10th and running thru Labor Day from 9:00am to 4:30pm. The stables are in the rear of Sea Ranch RV Park. All rides are guided by competent, experienced guides who strive to make each ride enjoyable and memorable.

Call (503) 436-2815 for more information. Located at 415 Fir Street, Cannon Beach.

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The Friendliest Folks Around! The owners and guides truly care about your experience with Green Acres and are quite proud of the reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp. Come by and meet the horses, help feed them carrots between rides. The younger kids can take a Pony Ride or just pet a horse for the first time. Folks are always welcome to come by for a free tour of the barn and meet the horses, or take a lesson year round. Safety is always paramount with Green Acres. All of the guides are FirstAid/CPR certified and experienced horseowners themselves, who actually care forthe horses year round. Only top quality saddles, tack and safety gear is used. Rides
with more than 2 people always have 2 or more guides. Enjoy the ride of a lifetime. Visit beach-rides.com or TripAdvisor for more information about Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides.

For more information, call 541-921-6289 or 541-603-1768

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Come experience the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area on horseback. The Pacific Ocean beach, sand dunes, coastal lakes and beautiful forest trails at C & M Stables offer one of the finest horse riding opportunities to be found anywhere in the world. For over 30 years, the wranglers at C & M have taken pride in matching riders at all levels of experience, from beginners to experts and from children to seasoned citizens, to the horse and
ride which will provide a safe, exhilarating, memorable adventure. All rides are guided and include suitable instruction. C & M offers a variety of riding experiences from 15 minute corral rides, to beach rides, trail rides, adventure rides, sunset rides, and even half-day combination beach and trail rides.

For more information, call (541) 997-7540 to reserve your ride.

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# 2 Two Players for the Price of One! **

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May 232018

Open to the Public, Forest Hills Golf Course, a member-owned, not-for-profit organization located in Reedsport, is the finest 9-hole course and the best golf value on the Oregon Coast! This beautiful green golf course, set amongst mature spruce and alders, is well wind protected (relative to other Oregon coast golf courses) and is an especially enjoyable course to play.
The course consists of 9 holes with four sets of tee boxes. The course is rated for several tee combinations for both men and women to meet the needs of all skill levels. Play 9, or play 9 more. This beautiful and affordable course with its excellent greens and friendly people make Forest Hills a great experience for all. A driving range and practice green are also available. For more information or to schedule your tee time, call 541-271-2626.

WHERE: 1 Country Club Drive – Reedsport

CALL:  541-271-2626


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# 3 Take a Taste of Oregon Wines

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May 222018

Vineyards and winemaking have been a part of Oregon’s history since the days of the early pioneers in the 1840s, when precious starts were carefully brought overland on the perilous journey to the “Oregon Country.” It was just over 50 years ago when Richard Sommer established HillCrest Vineyards near Roseburg that Oregon’s modern wine industry and commercial wine production got its start. Sommer, like most of Oregon’s modern era wine
producers and winemakers, was a transplant from the University of California at Davis, who defied conventional wisdom and planted Vitis vinifera grapes in cool viticulture sites. He and like-minded modern pioneers were convinced that Burgundian varieties could have greater success in Oregon than in California. In addition to traditional wines, western Oregon is home to Honeywood Winery, the oldest producing winery in Oregon.

Honeywood Winery, originally called Columbia Distilleries, had produced fruit brandies, cordials and liqueurs. Eventually they settled on making premium wines and decided a name change was in order. They also specialize in producing a wide range of fruit wines from berries, apricots, pineapple, and many other fruits.

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# 4 Blow Your Own Glass

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May 212018

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You are welcome to visit Lincoln City Glass Center anytime they are open. The studio is open for appointments and making your own glass Wednesday through Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday, the artists explore their ideas and make glass for the Galleries. You are welcome to watch at any time, but on Mondays and Tuesdays you will be watching only, which is very entertaining! For about two months, the artists forego creating on Mondays and Tuesdays to making your own glass during the ‘high season’ between July and September (Labor Day) and for the three weeks around spring break.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for Glass-Making, call 541-996-2569.

WHERE:  4821 SW Highway 101 – Lincoln City

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# 5 Drive the Highway of Waterfalls

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May 202018

State highway 138, the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, is commonly known as the “highway of waterfalls”, and for good reason. There are 15 waterfalls along this route, which winds its way alongside both the Umpqua and Rogue Rivers. The full scenic route covers 172 miles and takes about 5 to 7 hours, traveling from Roseburg to Diamond Lake and the north entrance to Crater lake, and then south to Gold Hill. Along the way, you’ll find well-marked trails leading to dramatic waterfalls and cliffs. Take a short hike to double-tiered Toketee Falls, which drops a total of 120 feet over columnar basalt and offers visitors an observation platform to take in the spectacular views. Or stop at Watson Falls, one of the highest in southwestern Oregon at a staggering 272 feet. Most hikes are easy to moderate and less than a mile, though there is typically some climbing involved to reach the best vantage point.

For more information, contact the BLM’s Roseburg District Office at 541-440-4930 or the Roseburg Visitor’s Bureau at 541-672-9731. Byway brochures, with detailed information on waterfalls and other features along the route, are available from the BLM and from area visitor bureaus, and can be downloaded online at:


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# 6 View Exquisite Glass Art Creations

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May 192018

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Bryce Dimitruk began creating art from hot and cold glass in 1998, while working at the internationally recognized studio Steven Lundberg Art Glass in Santa Cruz, California. During his five years there, Bryce had the opportunity to study under several masters with whom he worked on projects for many nationally renowned galleries throughout the United States, including the Corning Museum and Gump’s.

The dream of having his own studio came to fruition in the beautiful coastline town of Bandon, Oregon, and in 2004 Bryce and his wife Miyuki acquired Vines Art Glass. Together they are continuing the tradition of creating a high quality, innovative product line for which Vines Art Glass has been known and respected since 1982.

Bryce’s glass art produced at Vines Art Glass has been included in many collections, ranging from extremely delicate and personal work commissioned by private buyers to the exclusive 33 Club by Disney.

Bryce’s glass art is handcrafted, starting as a raw gathering of molten glass. This lava-like substance is carefully decorated with colored glass shards or chips, melted onto the surface and manipulated with a variety of hand tools to reflect unique artistic expression with texture and vibrancy. When cooled, every piece is carefully inspected and only the finest examples are signed.

Every piece sold by Vines Art Glass is a physical manifestation of the passion and heart Bryce has put into his business and a reflection of the devotion he puts in to each original piece of art.

Stop in and say “hello” and view the beautiful blown glass creations in person.

CALL:  541-347-2652

WHERE: 47074 Hwy 101 – Bandon

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# 7 Discover Covered Bridges

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May 182018

Nothing quite compares to the rustic charm of a covered bridge, and coming upon one of Oregon’s beautiful covered bridges is like walking into a bucolic watercolor painting. Beginning in the mid-1850s, close to 450 covered bridges were built in Oregon; today 51 of those remain, giving Oregon the most covered bridges west of the Mississippi River. Covered bridges can be found in abundance in Western Oregon, and in a variety of architectural structures, from converted railway cars to classic pioneer construction. Maps of covered bridge locations are often available from local chambers of commerce.  Covered bridge books, calendars and postcards are typically available in local bookstores.

The Oregon Covered Bridge Festival is the only event of its kind on the West Coast. It gives residents and visitors alike a chance to enjoy these beautiful bridges and learn about their heritage.

For more information on the festival or to chat with a covered bridge historian, call 503-399-0436.


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