Kilchis Point Reserve, which is right down the street from The Nook, is a beautiful protected natural area with an easy walking flat trail. Enjoy the restored native forest with interpretive signage. Kilchis Point was the summer home to the Tillamook Indians and was the home of the first white explorer to the area. Bring your camera for great shots of the Bay. This is also a popular birdwatching location. Allow 60 minutes.
After a morning stretch and walk, get in the car and head north to the Parkside Restaurant in Garibaldi. Their Parkside Scramble or Pan-Fried Oysters are both terrific. They have a great menu throughout the day, but breakfast is always tops. Allow 1.5 hours with travel.
Located directly across the street from Parkside, the popular Garibaldi Maritime Museum host exhibits and events which highlight our fascinating maritime history. While you're there, ask them to share the history of the Garibaldi Smokestack, 1908 Barview Station and Bayocean - the town that fell into the sea. Allow 60 minutes.
If you’re feeling adventurous, we suggest a walk out on the Pier's End Dock which features the Historic Coast Guard Boathouse. Situated in the middle of Tillamook Bay, this decommissioned lifesaving station boathouse is now being lovingly preserved. Find out more at savegaribaldipier.org. Allow 60 minutes.
We suggest the Fish Peddler in Bay City. A short drive and located within the Pacific Oyster production facility, on the pier, off Hwy 101 in Bay City at the flashing yellow light (the only traffic light in BC). They have a great menu, local catch, and a full-service seafood market. Fresh from the Bay. Allow 90 minutes including drive.
Head to the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, founded in 1935 by Tillamook Oregon Pioneers, TCPM offers display areas that focus on the history of the North Oregon Coast. Allow 90 minutes including drive.
Time permitting, we highly recommend checking out the Tillamook Air Museum. Home of the famous WWII Blimp Hangar B, the museum features a variety of aircraft, exhibits, gift shop and diner. Fun for the whole family. Truly historic. Allow 1.5-2 hours including drive.
Head to The Schooner Restaurant in Netarts for dinner. With great views of beautiful Netarts Bay, the Schooner offers the best of the Pacific Northwest. Oysters and seafood are their specialty but they also do a great steak and pizza in the wood fired oven. Allow 2 hours including drive.
Parkside Restaurant & Lounge:
Garibaldi Maritime Museum:
Pier's End & Garibaldi Historic Boathouse:
Tillamook Pioneer Museum:
Tillamook Naval Air Museum:
The Schooner Restaurant & Lounge
Breakfast Dining Spots:
Downies Cafe (Bay City), Mana's Kitchen (Bay City), Five Rivers Cafe (Tillamook), Blue Agate (Oceanside), Yolk (Manzanita)
Latimer Quilt & Textile (Tillamook):
Exhibits, research library, tours, gift shop.
2105 Wilson River Loop Road
More places of note –
Nehalem Valley Historical Society (Manzanita)
Tillamook Quilt Trail:
International Police Museum:
Historic Train Rides (Garibaldi)
Ride behind a historic steam or vintage diesel locomotive.
Enjoy a 90 minute Round-Trip Garibaldi to Rockaway or other special season excursions.
Bayocean County Park:
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Local Dinner Spots:
Garibaldi Portside Bistro, Pirates Cove (Garibaldi), Offshore Grill (Manzanita), are a few. Call for opening hours. Most places don't take reservations.