If you weren’t able to visit the Oregon Coast in the winter, and it was absolutely beautiful here that time of season, you still have a chance to check out all the great places and things to do in this region in the spring before the summer crowds arrive. The spring flowers are blooming, the whitewater is rushing along rivers, and there are a range of outdoor activities and festivities to check out. Here are just a few to look for when you come to the coast this spring.
Along the Rogue River lies some epic whitewater rapids that can call to adventurers. You can go rafting, canoeing or kayaking along the river as you explore nature and learn the history of the region.
Move from the rivers along the Oregon Coast and into the open ocean where you can spot gray whales, humpbacks and maybe the rare blue whale. You may spot whales in the distance although on occasion they will come closer to shore. Whale watching trips are planned through the Depoe Bay Whale Watch Center that is operated by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.
You can go hiking practically anywhere along the Oregon Coast as there are coast hikes, high desert hikes, mountain hikes (although mountain roads may close if snowy weather returns in the spring) and gorge hikes. You may even go on city hikes to partake in wine walks, beer runs, and artisan treats at farmer’s markets.
Skiing can last all the way up to the month of May along the Oregon Coast region. You can ski at Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline Ski Area, Mt. Bachelor, and Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. So if you are still aching for some snow fun in the spring, check out these locations.