Lincoln City sits right on the Oregon Coast. People come from all over to enjoy these famed coasts, Devil’s Lake, and the beautiful evergreen forests. Since the sea breeze creates perfect kite weather, this small town is also well known for its kite flying festivals. Although it’s on the smaller side, Lincoln City has three veterinary clinics to help the local canine population stay healthy and happy.
There are so many pet friendly places to stay in Lincoln, you’ll have a hard time choosing where to bunk for the night. When you check into the Looking Glass Inn, your pup will receive a pupperfic welcome basket. Full of dog bowls, towels, and treats, it has everything your pal needs. If you have a little pup, The Coho Oceanfront Lodge is a great option. Shearwater Inn also welcomes furry guests with open arms. Your pup can drift off to dreamland in cozy seaside room.
When you are not exploring the beaches, spend some time
in one of Lincoln City’s pawsome parks. Siletz Bay Park provides spectacular
views of Siletz Bay, as well as a grassy area to walk your four legged friend. Or
head over to the Josephine Young Memorial Park for a nice afternoon stroll.
Parks, beaches, hikes, and furrific hospitality make Lincoln City a doggy paradise!
Immerse yourself in blooms and buds with a trip to the Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. Your pup will enjoy the colors and fragrances as she strolls through this beautiful garden. Gravel and grassy paths weave through this horticultural haven and take you past a stream, rock walls, and over bridges. Garden enthusiasts come from all over to see these lovely grounds. Holmes Road Park is just down the street and is also a great place to walk your pooch. It sits right on the shore of Devil’s Lake, so you’ll get great waterfront views. On your way home, stop by Coldstone Creamery for a delicious frozen treat!
Leashed pups are welcome to explore Road’s End Recreation Site. Often overlooked by tourists, this area is quieter than the town beaches. Follow the short path down to the sand and take a walk along the beach. Your pooch can dip his paws into the ocean or dig in the sand. If you visit during low tide, check out the sea creatures in the tide pools. There is also a hidden cove with a beach that can be reached when the tide is out. Be sure to make it back before the tide comes in, or you and your furry BFF will be a couple of marooned castaways!
If your pooch is craving some time in nature, grab her leash and head over to Agnes Creek Open Space. Groves of Sitka spruce and hemlock create a thick forest. Your canine explorer can sniff her way through the area looking for sticks and little critters. Two trails loop through the property, clocking in at just under a mile. Continue your hike in the nearby Spyglass Ridge Open Space. Your pal will enjoy more mossy forests and even some wetlands. After your hike, stop by Nelscott Café to refuel. Nibble on some delicious food while hanging with your dog at one of the outdoor tables.
Pawsome shopping, restaurants, and a large park make this neighborhood a great place to spend some quality time with your pup. Take a walk with your pal in Taft Park. Not only will he get some much needed exercise, he’ll love being surrounded by groves of trees. When lunch time rolls around, order a juicy burger at HWY 101 Burger. Grab a seat on the patio so your pup can hang out by your side. If you’re in the mood to try something new, head over to Snug Harbor Bar and Grill and order the Cajun Mac and Cheese. Your four legged friend can join you on the rustic patio.
Looking for a pawsome place to walk your dog? The Cutler City Wetlands Trail will definitely make your pup’s tail wag. Clip on her leash and follow the trail through a lush forest of spruce, hemlock, salmonberry and huckleberry. This easy loop trail is just under a mile. You have the option to follow a spur path to a small pond where you can paws for a rest. There are also several other trails that wander throughout the Wetlands. Since this area is bird haven, you’ll see a variety of feathered friends. Be sure to bring water for your four legged walking buddy.