Astoria (and the nearby towns) put on a variety of
FESTIVALS throughout the year.
Check out some of them below!
THINGS TO DO
Heritage Museum -
Clatsop County Historical Society
is home to the Historical Society's Archive and local history museum.
Flavel House Museum
One of the best preserved examples of Queen Anne architecture in the NW.
An amazing piece of history and so beautifully decorated. Was home to city's most distinguished family.
Fort Clatsop: Lewis & Clark - National Historical Park
Replica, as the one built by the explorers, of the winter encampment for the Corps of Discovery from Dec. 1805 to March 1806.
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Discover the stories of the legendary Columbia River Bar, one of the most dangerous passages in the world.
Fort Stevens State Park- Shipwreck
Is the "Graveyard of the Pacific" & a wealth of natural beauty, accessible trails, and local history
(was primary military defense system on the Columbia from the Civil War thru World War II).
Crab & Clams
* Clamming Season begins in early fall and runs through early to midsummer. 95% of OR razor clam digging happens here.
* Crabbing go-time is December: the crabs have regrown their hard shells that they shed over the summer.
Standing at 600 feet above sea level (& the city), it unleashes an unrivaled view of the Coast Range, Young’s Bay, the Columbia River, & in the distance, the Pacific Ocean.
It features a hand-painted spiral frieze (stretching 500 feet if unwound).
Last restoration: 2015. 7 of the painters stayed
with us, at Franklin Vista Properties for half year.
May to October: Fishing for: salmon, bottom fish & crabbing (offshore); salmon and sturgeon (inshoreColumbia River) is absolutely phenomenal.
No boat? No problem! Just BOOK A CHARTER.
* Public land/& timber land around Astoria: 1 of the top 10 places in the nation (by DU) to hunt DUCKS. Also in Young's Bay, in town!
* Ruffed & blue grouse along the entire coastal range. Some mountain quail too.
Golfing on the Oregon Coast is just plain fun!
You can tee up at Seaside (wonderful public golf course for kids and new comers) or at more challenging Gearhart Club. Astoria Golf Club is one of the NW premier golf clubs.
Along the Columbia River South Bank, from May thru September.
It uses a 1913-built streetcar from San Antonio"Old 3oo". On
3 miles long railroad tracks thru downtown.
Explore the best rated trails in Astoria, OR. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Kestrel Dune Trail and Warrenton Waterfront Trail.
Ahh..muddy paths, occasional boulder scrambles, & some extra effort. But is there any other way to really appreciate the OR Coast's rugged terrain and natural beauty.?
Great Places to Dine In
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Summer & early fall is the best time to dive at the mouth of the Columbia River.
Get your gear at
Astoria Scuba & Kayak, on Pier 39
Astoria: a True Heaven for
Walking/Hiking/Kitting/ Biking/ Cayaking/Boating
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