Quests are fun, free-choice learning adventures that use clues and hints to encourage participants to discover the natural, cultural and historical "treasures" of place and community.
Suitable for all ages, self-guided Quests allow lifelong learners to explore parks, trails and other outdoor spaces in new ways and at their own pace. At the end of each interpretive Quest, participants find a hidden box containing a logbook to sign and a hand-carved stamp to mark their accomplishment. The true "treasure" is the fun of the walk and learning about special places in the community. Listen to this interview with Quest coordinator Cait Goodwin.
The maps and directions needed to go on a Quest are found in the Oregon Coast Quest guidebook, and the newest edition is now available at bookstores around the region. The new guidebook (2023-24) costs $12 and has directions for 30 clue-directed hunts in seven Oregon counties.
If you've successfully completed 10 or more Quests, you are eligible to receive an Oregon Coast Quests embroidered patch. The attractive patch is embroidered in shades of blue, green and grey, and it looks terrific on a backpack or jacket. Be the first in your neighborhood to get one! More information (pdf)