We loved our recent visit to Kilchis Point Reserve, just off Highway 101 north of Tillamook. The beautiful paths through the forest out to Tillamook Bay were filled with birds, other wildlife, and pristine streams. Bring your binoculars if you have them!
The flat hike with boardwalks and bridges is accessible to all ages and abilities. A wonderful addition to the roughly 2-mile round-trip walk out through the estuary is 17 interpretive signs about the history and nature of the area. They were very interesting and educated us along the way. Everything was well-maintained, too, and there were basic restroom facilities in the parking area.
After our walk we had a delicious lunch at the Fish Peddler just up the road in Bay City at 5150 Hayes Oyster Drive. It wasn't fancy, but it was interesting to look into the connected fish processing facility, and the food was SOO good!
Traveling North on Highway 101 from Tillamook:
- As you being to enter Bay City limits, turn LEFT on Warren Street (across from Habitat for Humanity Restore).
- Turn Left on Spruce Street.
Traveling South on Highway 101 from Bay City:
- Turn RIGHT on Warren Street (across from Habitat for Humanity Restore).
- Turn LEFT on Spruce Street.
Learn More on the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum website.
This short video will give you a good overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRf_LslvFzk