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Exploring the Oregon Coast in the Fall

September 2, 2022

Find your next family-friendly vacation destination this fall on the Oregon Coast! Fall brings about an exciting season filled with fun for all ages, hike the many trails in surrounding parks, attend one of the many events that celebrate the season, or enjoy local attractions. There are plenty of ways to find family fun in Manzanita and the surrounding areas! One of the best ways to enjoy Manzanita is by relaxing in a luxury vacation home with a hot tub, ocean views, and even pet-friendly properties. Learn more about what makes Manzanita Beach a prime destination for your next family vacation!

Check Out Our Favorite Things to Do in the Fall on the Oregon Coast


Head down to Laneda Avenue and enjoy a fun afternoon of trick-or-treating with the family! Local businesses (including ours!) will be handing out candy from 3PM – 5PM on Halloween. Dress up as your favorite character and collect as much treats as you can at Hall-O-Nita!

Visit the Tillamook Creamery 

If there’s one thing that we recommend doing on your Manzanita vacation, it’s touring the Tillamook Creamery! Take a self-guided tour and head to the farm exhibit where you’ll learn how the cows are cared for and how the cows are milked. Then stop by the viewing gallery, where you can see the behind-the-scenes of the cheese factory. After you’ve worked up an appetitie exploring, finish off at the Dining Hall and Shop where you can try Tillamook classics like the Triple Cheese Mac and Fried Cheddar Cheese Curds. But leave some room for dessert! Pick up a scoop or two of a variety of ice cream choices like some yummy Caramel Butter Pecan or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.

Kilchis River Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

If you’re visiting in October, you’re in luck! The Kilchis River Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze is open for five weekends in October from 12pm-5pm. Make it a day and pick the perfect pumpkin to carve or decorate with, ride on the free hay rides, wander through the corn maze, and take as many photos with the photo backdrops! Pumpkin prices vary and are prized per size and the corn maze is $8/person. If you’re feeling spooky, attend the Maze of Murder, which will take place from Octover 28-29 from dusk-10pm ($12/person, ages 13+). The Hydrangea Ranch and Kilchis River Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze is located at 9455 Kilchis River Road, Tillamook OR 97141.

Visit the Blue Heron French Cheese Company in Tillamook

Cheese lovers and wine lovers unite! The Blue Heron French Cheese Company is another Oregon Coast staple. Visit Blue Heron and indulge in Blue Heron’s gourmet foods and Oregon’s finest wines. Kids will enjoy the petting farm which includes animals like goats and sheep. This is also the perfect place to grab items for a picnic on the beach! The Blue Heron Deli is filled with fresh baked bread, deli meat, cheese, and homemade soups and salads.

Explore at Ecola State Park

Head to Ecola State Park for magnificent views! Ecola State Park makes up 9 miles of coastline with so many stunning sights along the way. Hike the many trails, watch surfers tackle the waves, and take in the beauty of the Oregon Coast. This is the perfect way to spend time outdoors while on your Manzanita vacation!

Find Your Fall Getaway in a Manzanita Vacation Home

Ready to enjoy these fall activities that make Manzanita the perfect family vacation destination? Find your home-away-from-home in one of our stunning properties. Choose between a variety homes that feature amenities including pet-friendly, ocean view, and private hot tubs! Feel at home waking up with your family in a beautiful home, cooking in a gourmet kitchen, and embarking on a vacation that is sure to create lifelong memories!