Bandon Historical Hike--Sunday, August 11, 2019

Join archaeologist and historian, Reg Pullen for a  4 mile walking tour of Bandon.  Reg  will share all the local lore and colorful history of Bandon while touring various historical points of interest. Bandon Mayor Mary Schamehorn will join Reg for part of this hike.


The total hike is 4 miles, rated moderate, with some sand walking involved and should last 2.5 to 3 hours.


The first part of the walk will take place in “Old Town Bandon” and if you aren’t up for the longer beach walk you can end your walk there.


This year we will also offer a faster paced version of the hike that will take you out by the schools and the City Park before returning along the beach and Beach Loop Road. This will be led by Museum Board Vice-President, Jim Proehl. Jim's version will emphasize the walking, with talks along the way, while Reg and Mary will talk about the history and then walk through the areas of interest.


Dress appropriately for the weather.  A windbreaker with a hood is recommended for the beach section.  Walking sticks might be helpful for the beginning of the beach walk.  Bring water.  You might want to pack a lunch to eat on the Bandon Boardwalk, or you might want to plan to eat at one of Bandon's many fine lunch spots.


After the hike you may want to visit the Bandon Historical Society Museum. Because this is on a Sunday, admission will be FREE, thanks to the "Free Summer Sundays" program sponsored by First Interstate Bank and Best Western Inn at Face Rock. Note that the museum will open a little early on the day of the hike to provide access to the restrooms.


Location and Time


We will meet at 10:00 in Public Parking lot of the Bandon Historical Society Museum. If the lot is full you can find additional parking behind the Face Rock Creamery  Map Link to Museum and additional parking area.


Directions – The museum is on the corner of Highway 101 and Fillmore Ave.


Suggested Carpool sites and departure times—

  • Coos Bay Visitor Center  9:15,
  • Coquille Visitor Center 9:15,
  • Dune Information Center in Reedsport 8:50
  • Battle Rock Park Visitor Center in Port Orford  9:15.



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