Kayaking: Nearby Yaquina Bay and Beaver Creek offer kayakers ample opportunity to experience the beauty of coastal wildlife from the water.
Bird Watching: The Mike Miller Educational Trail, in the heart of Wilder, and Yaquina Bay State Park are amongst many nearby natural areas for stellar bird watching.
Art: Newport is home to many handmade and fine art galleries for those who enjoy a little culture with their coastal experience. You can find a list of galleries on Discover Newport’s Website. Also enjoy the performing arts through theater, art and music at the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.
Beaches: Oregon beaches are some of the most scenic in the country, and Wilder is just a short hike, bike or car ride from some of the best beaches in the state.
Surfing: For those interested in venturing beyond the beach and into the water, Agate Beach and South Beach State Park are popular Newport-area surf spots.
Crabbing, Clamming, and Fishing: Newport offers plenty of opportunities for catching your own seafood. Charter a boat and equipment for fishing and crabbing or stick close to shore and dig up your dinner.
Golfing: Golfing in Newport is best at Agate Beach Golf Course, with its picturesque nine-hole public course.
Hiking: In addition to Miller Park Educational Trail At Mike Miller Park, which borders Wilder, there are an abundance of hiking trails in and around Newport.
Disc Golf: Wilder Disc Golf Course is the first professional course between Astoria and Coos Bay. With its wooded 18-hole course, there’s no better way to enjoy a day in a coastal forest.
Dog-friendly fun: While Wilder has its own dog park, complete with agility course, Newport has plenty of other opportunities to enjoy the coast with a canine companion.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium: The famous Oregon Coast Aqaurium is located near Wilder in South Beach. It’s a must-see destination for families traveling to the central Oregon Coast.