Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Astoria Riverwalk

  The riverwalk follows the old railroad tracks (now a tourist trolley line) for about five miles. The western end is a bit gritty industrial and at times you’ll have to use the road or sidewalk. The eastern end is much more natural with few buildings and a lot of greenery. The trail passes by the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Hanthorn Cannery Museum and hundreds of fun to watch but noisy and smelly sea lions at the 36th Street Pier.
The trail is flat and accessible with a few rough patches. Surfaces are asphalt, concrete, and boardwalk.
  There are many parking options. Safeway at 34th Street has long RV spaces. RV parking is also available at a pay lot at 37th Street. We parked for free on Abbey Lane off of 39th Street.  Riverwalk
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  1. I have been there many times, but never seen any Sea Lions....You hit the jackpot!

    1. They are a lot of fun to watch - barking, flopping around, slipping in for a swim and lounging on top of each other. News stories say that they come to Astoria in March and stay through May to take advantage of the smelt and salmon runs. Maybe you'll see some on your next visit!

  2. A Happy Belated Birthday to you too!