Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled, as he discovered only too late that it was a gully carved to redirect flowing lava. Stay on the right track with this Groupon.
$9 for a coastal railroad excursion (up to an $18 value)<p>
Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, September 7
- Sunday, September 8
- Saturday, September 21
- Sunday, September 22<p>
Choose from these departure times:
- 2 p.m.
- 4 p.m.<p>
On the 90-minute roundtrip Coastal Excursion, passengers ride in covered or open-air train cars as they take in the dramatic landscapes of the Oregon coast. Each trip includes a 30-minute layover in the town opposite from riders’ boarding location, where guests can explore the hamlet and its shops or make a short trek to the beach. Excursions depart from Garibaldi and travel to Rockaway Beach and back. Passengers should arrive in advance in order to board on time. <p>
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Plumes of steam puff from the locomotive as it travels along the Pacific coast. A mountainside blanketed in evergreens towers above the vessel as waves pound against the boulder-strewn shore below. The nonprofit Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad serves as both a living history museum and excursion operator for the state's forested coastline. Antique locomotives that hearken back to the region's logging origins take guests on waterside excursions as a crew feeds the engines recycled motor oil and coal-flavored candies. Seasonal events bring about the railroad’s dinner trains, which treat guests to four-course meals as they gaze at the sparkling water of Tillamook and Nehalem Bays.