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Yes, the days are getting shorter and the appearance of rain is beginning to increase.  Yet, to many locals, autumn is the best time to be at the Oregon coast.  It might be the frequency of still-warm sunny days, the reduced tourist traffic or perhaps the approaching salmon runs. But for some of us, it’s the first of the four months ending with the letter “R.”  To those locals in the know, that means the welcome return of Dungeness crab - the really good ones.

               

Sure, recreational crabbing is possible year-round in Tillamook County.  However, during the summer, the male crabs are in the process of molting and their shells are not quite full-to-the-rim with meat.   Beginning in September, and continuing for the next 3 months ending in

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The tiny villages of Netarts and Oceanside have long been a draw for artists.
These artists can often be seen painting plein-air, sketching, and photographing the beauty that is spread out before them, while others might find their inspiration walking along the shore or up the surrounding hills.

In addition to serving as a muse, Netarts and Oceanside are host to local events that display and honor its cadre of creatives. The upcoming annual Labor Day weekend Art Show at the Oceanside Community Club (and its sister show during Memorial Day weekend), have been showcasing local artists for more than two decades.

These popular events become the focal point for visitors and residents alike - many taking home their favorite medium - be it a piece

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A great thing about living in Tillamook County is the hiking. It is truly amazing what is available nearly (or literally) at your doorstep. Those fortunate to live in the Netarts-Oceanside area are bookended by two state park properties. Cape Lookout State Park and Cape Meares Lighthouse Refuge, both offer miles and miles of beautiful hiking trails through the coastal temperate rainforest with spectacular views of the mighty Pacific Ocean.

Hikes can be as simple as strolls along the beach, to the more technical, longer distance treks, like to the end of the Cape Lookout headland. Additionally, there are numerous private logging roads in the area that are open for hikers and bicyclists to explore, just watch for the signs which designate the

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