Cities: Florence

Located on the central Oregon coast along U.S. Highway 101, Florence provides convenient access to countless outdoor recreational and activities. The town and its stunning surroundings are also accessible via Oregon Highway 126 from Eugene. This route runs through the Willamette Valley and then along the Siuslaw River, which flows through coastal mountains to Florence and the Pacific Ocean.

On a busy summer weekend, my husband and I launch our kayak down the Siltcoos River Canoe Trail, and in moments find ourselves in absolute quiet and solitude.

Region: Central Coast