The Oregon coast is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the USA.
For most people, the beach is the perfect place for relaxation. As such, it is no wonder that many people come to Florence to enjoy some lazy summer days on the beach. So, one might wonder how a coastline can be a suitable place for adventurers.
Well, as it turns out, the Oregon coast is full of surprise, and the best place to enjoy all these adventures is the small town of Florence.
Adventurous Activities in Florence, Oregon
Take a hike on a trail that will blow your mind
If you enjoy hiking, Florence will not disappoint as it features dozens of trails, with different difficulties. Since the weather can be quite temperamental on the coast, equip yourself with water, snacks and proper hiking gear before setting off on such an adventure. If you are travelling with kids, we advise you to choose the Taylor Dune/Carter lake trail. It is an easy trail, and it allows for frequent pit stops to relax or to play in the sand dunes. We also recommend Sweet Creek Falls, the Siltcoos Lake trail and the many trails across the Oregon Dunes.
Ride an ATV on the sand dunes
If you think that hiking on the dunes is fun, wait until you get the chance to ride them in an ATV. There are three dune areas across the Oregon coast, but the Florence dunes are by far the best ones, as they feature easy access to the beach and numerous underwater springs that beautify the scenery.
Breathe in some history
A good story will always set the tone for a fun adventure, and luckily for you Florence has a rich history that will surely inspire you. To get the full historic experience, we advise you to book a room at the Lighthouse Inn, a famous motel in Florence Oregon, that has been running continuously ever since 1938. The antique furniture and the old motel layout will surely send you back in time, and there are even rumors that the place is haunted.
Kayak on the Siltcoos or Siuslaw River Trails
Both trails are amazing for kayaking, each one with their unique features. If you don’t have the time to do both trails, opt for the Siltcoos river trail. The small stream is surrounded by some breathtaking sceneries, and it will take you from the largest lake on the Oregon Coast to the ocean itself.