Astoria (Ft. Clatsop), Oregon
Dock in charming, Victorian downtown Astoria, then you're off to Ft. Clatsop, the winter fort of the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition. Check out the exhibits and follow trails to the replica fort or take a low-/no-elevation walk from the visitor center to view replica dugout canoes. for a longer but easy hike, a one-mail trail along the Lewis and Clark River leads to an outdoor viewing area highlighting the landscape and stories described in the journals of Lewis & Clark. Hard charges can take a 7-mile, one-way hike on the Fort to Sea Trail through forest, fields, and dunes. Which ever you opt for, everyone experiences Ft. Clatsop and beach walks. Back downtown, explore on your own, walk the waterfront trail, and/or visit the Astoria Column.