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Get to know Beaver, Hebo, & Cloverdale

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 In Cloverdale, get a taste of nostalgia at Katie’s Korner soda factory. After savoring the bubbles and fizz, visit the Rusty Cow just next door where you’ll find antiques, a massage room and a hair salon. Under the same roof is Thomas Goodwin’s Art Gallery. This area is really your one-stop-shop. BJ’s Fabrics is a mecca for quilters and textile fans. Stop for cheese and ice cream at the Nestucca Bay Creamery Store.

Outdoor Explorers

 Using old Native American paths, settlers in Tillamook County constructed a trail at Mt Hebo. An eight-mile section of the original pioneer trail remains and is great for both hiking and horseback riding. A nearby campground is great for tent camping, with a nearby lake stocked with rainbow trout and catfish. Rafters, canoers, kayakers and other paddlers are welcome on the lake.

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You can stay at a hotel, and so can your family’s horse! At Crazy A’s Horse Hotel in Cloverdale they’ll take great care of your hoofed friend. They’ll need the rest after riding around the 484 acres at Bob Straub State Park. But, maybe your family prefers something with a motor. Visitors come from miles around to enjoy Sand Lake Recreation Area, where you can enjoy driving an all-terrain vehicle.

Auto DraftRestful Retreater

There was a time when people didn’t camp in tents anymore. So instead, auto camps started popping up. These camps were little cabins where you could park your Model T outside. Travelers passing through Beaver can have that same nostalgic experience. Becker’s Cabins Auto Camp rentals feature vintage decor, including iron beds and bent willow furniture, and full kitchens.

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Chelsea Yarnell
Chelsea Yarnell is a freelance writer and editor living on the Oregon Coast. She studied journalism and writing at George Fox University, before becoming a sport editor and eventually editor of the Tillamook Headlight Herald. When she’s not writing, she enjoys substitute teaching, coaching cross country and track, and remodeling houses with her husband.
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