Open daily year-round
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Labor Day through mid-June)
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Mid-June through Labor Day)
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
4175 Highway 101 North Google Mapsend curve
Tillamook, OR 97141
Blue Heron French Cheese Company –
For over 30 years, the Blue Heron Cheese Factory has been welcoming guests to its lush 40-acre farm. Vintage farm equipment and an impressive petting zoo, where guests can feed and pet docile farm animals, gives visitors of all ages an unforgettable experience. Inside, guests can enjoy the daily wine and cheese tastings, with pairings of famous Blue Heron cheese and fine Oregon wine. A remarkable selection of gourmet gifts can be found in the Blue Heron gift shop, as well as over 250 select Pacific Northwest wines and specialty cheeses. Hand-crafted gift baskets are also available for those looking to create a truly memorable gift. Before leaving, grab lunch at the Blue Heron Deli and enjoy their exceptionally delicious, home-made soups, salads, and sandwiches. The Blue Heron Cheese Factory is open year round, 7 days a week.
Tillamook Forest Center – Tillamook Oregon
Experience Oregon’s forests with hands-on activities and interpretive exhibits at the Tillamook Forest Center. This impressive and sustainably built center is the largest forest-based learning center in the region. Plus, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from Portland. Learn about sustainable forest management, the devastating Tillamook Burn and the reforestation efforts that have taken place since. Climb the Tillamook Forest Center’s 40-foot-tall replica of a forest fire watchtower, step out on the 250-foot-long pedestrian suspension bridge, or enjoy hiking the nearby forest and riverside trails. Bring along a picnic lunch and take advantage of the many picnic benches located all throughout the center, or simply take in the view of the northern Coast Range Mountains. The Tillamook Forest Center is sure to delight children and adults and is FREE for all to enjoy, though donations are appreciated. Daytime RV parking is available.
2nd Street Public Market – Tillamook Oregon
Since its inception in 2008, the Second Street Public Market has strived to become the ideal outlet for local merchants to share their creations and services with the public. The statuesque building, which houses the Second Street Public Market and once served as the Order of Odd Fellows building, can be found at the corner of 2nd and Main in downtown Tillamook. Located on the ground floor, the Second Street Public Market offers fresh, regional fare, handcrafted merchandise, unusual wares, and local services. The diverse selection of shops and restaurants found inside the Second Street Public Market are all individually owned and operated, providing a unique atmosphere for patrons and an endless variety of goods and services to choose from. Ample seating and convenient restaurant services makes the Second Street Public Market an ideal location for hosting small scale meetings and events, with catering services also available. Open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, and Summer Sundays from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.
Three Capes Scenic Loop – Tillamook Oregon
Beginning in downtown Tillamook, the Three Capes Scenic Loop offers some of the most beautiful views along the Oregon coast. The relatively short voyage gives tourists the ability to explore the coast while observing a variety of landscapes. Just short of 40 miles, the drive takes travelers west of Tillamook, along an easy to follow signed and paved route. Following signs from Tillamook to the Three Capes Scenic Loop, visitors are guided along Tillamook Bay and Bay Ocean Spit, which leads up to Cape Mears Loop Road and is followed by a gorgeous view of the forested landscape. The route continues to Oceanside, showcasing a spectacular ocean view like no other, and then curves through Netarts Bay to Cape Lookout. From Cape Lookout Road, travelers are taken through Sandlake’s dunes, displaying the cliff side scenery of Kiwanda State Park. From here, the route continues through Pacific City and is bordered by more ocean scenery. Clear weather provides the best views along the Three Capes Loop, but all seasons can be appreciated. To make the most of it, travelers should plan to spend the day exploring the Three Capes Loop, as there are a number of historical sites, as well as numerous state parks and recreational hot spots along the route.
Rumored to be directly above the location where Oregon’s first European settlers arrived, the Neahkahnie Mountain trail has historical significance and a beautiful ocean view to boot. This 3-mile trail leads hikers across the Neahkahnie Mountain and leads up to a gorgeous beach view in the Tillamook Bay region. The trail is located 28 miles north of Tillamook on the east side of Highway 101, and is open year round.
Cape Meares – Tillamook Oregon
Amidst the beauty that can be found at the Cape Mears Scenic Viewpoint, visitors will also find a tiny wonder known as the Cape Mears Lighthouse. This truly unique lighthouse was built in 1889 and proudly bears the title of the shortest lighthouse in Oregon. At only 38-feet-tall, the Cape Mears Lighthouse may not be colossal in size, but it is a delightful sight to see nonetheless. Visitors and especially lighthouse collectors will find it impossibly difficult to pass up the interpretive gift shop that accompanies the Cape Mears Lighthouse. Admission to the lighthouse is free and it is handicap accessible, although visitors should be advised that the trail up from the lighthouse is moderately steep.
With numerous trails throughout the park to explore, the Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint has much to offer. Hikers of all skill levels will enjoy the breathtaking views and multiple historical sites located within the park, such as the Cape Meares Lighthouse, the Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, and the Octopus Tree. The Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint can be found 10 miles west of Tillamook.
Before leaving the park, take the short trail that leads to the enormous Sitka spruce known as the Octopus Tree. The 50-foot base of this peculiar shaped tree branches upward and has taken on tentacle like qualities. Once serving as an Indian ceremonial tree, the giant Sitka spruce is believed to have been purposely shaped this way during its formative years. As one of the great wonders of the world, the Octopus Tree is a must-see historical site. The tree is located approximately 600 feet from the Cape Mears Scenic Viewpoint. The park is free and open daily from 7am-dusk.
Munson Creek Falls – Tillamook Oregon
Prepare yourself for a spectacular view while visiting Munson Creek Falls, located approximately 7 miles south of Tillamook at Munson Creek Falls State Park. Favored for its accessibility and height, Munson Creek Falls is an impressive waterfall with a stunning 266-foot drop, making it one of Oregon’s largest falls and certainly one of the most beautiful. The base of the waterfall can be approached by following the lower trail, which is a relatively simple half mile stroll. Gorgeous views can be found at the end of the lower trail, as well as a convenient picnic area. The more strenuous upper trail offers many picturesque sights along the way, leading up to a breathtaking view at the summit. While spring and fall are the more favored times to visit, all seasons present their own unique splendor. The Munson Creek Falls and the trails that accompany it are appropriate for children and adults of all ages.
The trails near Munson Creek Falls are a true hiker’s delight. Surrounded by western red cedar and Sitka spruce trees, the Munson Creek State Natural Site has two trails that lead to impressive views of Oregon’s largest waterfall, Munson Creek Falls. The relatively straightforward trail at the base of the falls is around ¼ mile and showcases the 266-foot waterfall, cascading over multiple rocky tiers. The more challenging upper trail provides a slightly better view and is around 3/8 of a mile, complete with wooden walkways and a viewing platform. Munson Creek Falls is located 7 miles south of Tillamook and is accessible year round. For more information, call (800) 551-6949
Bay Ocean Spit
Once the site of an exclusive coastal resort, the Bay Ocean Spit located on Tillamook Bay has changed significantly. Originally the little known town of Bayocean was the town of big dreams and development, built on the spit between the Pacific Ocean and Tillamook Bay, but the doomed town eventually succumbed to the ocean in the 1930s. Though the houses and buildings that once existed have washed away, outdoor enthusiasts still value the land found at the Bay Ocean spit. Hikers will enjoy the 9-mile round trip jaunt along Tillamook Bay, leading to the tip of the peninsula. To find the Bay Ocean spit, take State Route 131 (Third Street westbound) and turn right just west of the Tillamook River toward Cape Meares. Take the dike road to the parking lot.
Kings Mountain Trail
This popular trail is located on Highway 6, just east of Tillamook. Offering a challenging hike with a steep incline, the King Mountain Trail is around 3 miles to the summit and rewards hikers with both mountain and coastal views. Advanced hikers will enjoy the 2776 climb to the top but should remain cautious, as the trail can be dangerous in certain areas. Though the trail is accessible year round, spring, summer, and fall are ideal times to visit. Camping is also available nearby at the Elk Creek Campground. For mountain conditions, call (503) 357-2191
Tillamook Quilt Trail – Tillamook Oregon
Learn about Tillamook County’s remarkable heritage by following the Tillamook County Quilt Trail. The self-guided trail is fun for the whole family and begins at the Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce building, which displays a large wooden block painted in a quilt pattern. This unconventional type of trail highlights Tillamook County’s extraordinary heritage, while also drawing attention to the history of quilting in the Northwest. 16 barns and buildings of historical significance can be found along the trail, each marked by an identifying quilt block. The Tillamook County Quilt Trail makes for an enjoyable drive around the Tillamook area and an educational experience that is like no other in the Northwest. The quilt blocks can be found throughout central Tillamook County, off of Tillamook on Highway 101, Highway 6, Wilson River Loop and McCormick Loop.
Started in 2010, the ever expanding “Walk Our Block” quilt trail is an additional self-guided tour that includes 81 different buildings within downtown Tillamook. The “Walk Our Block” tour started as a trail of 30 quilt blocks but has quickly grown to meet the demands of local businesses wishing to be included in the trail. With an identifying quilt block on each building, the “Walk Our Block” tour gives visitors an opportunity to explore the remarkably unique downtown area of Tillamook, while also learning about the history of quilting. Plaques can also be found at each building along the trail, chronicling the building’s history and its significance to the growth of Tillamook. A fun stroll for everyone from history buffs to quilt enthusiasts.