It's time again for Brews and Views Hike to Leadbetter State Park. The hike is free however it is limited to 20 people and you must RSVP to get a spot! Contact the Tap Room at 360-642-4234 or email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will meet at North Jetty Brewing at 9:00 am then caravan for a 30 minute drive up the peninsula to the Leadbetter Point Unit of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Once there we will be hiking out to the ocean beach and then back along the Willapa Bay using portions of three trails (Weather Beach, Bearberry, and Bay Loop trails). Total hiking distance will be approximately 4 miles on relatively flat terrain (lasting about 3 hours). Enjoy winding through a shore pine forest before reaching grass covered dunes and protected Snowy Plover nesting areas. On the return trip, experience salt marsh meadows and the beach along the bay. Guides will be on hand to share information on the plants, animals, current habitat restoration efforts, and natural ingredients that can be used in cooking and brewing. Binoculars, suitable hiking footwear, insect repellent, and appropriate clothing for that days weather are encouraged.
If you are already in the Ocean Park/Surfside area and want to skip the drive to North Jetty Brewing and presentation you may meet us in the Leadbetter Point State Park parking lot at 10:00 am. You must be on our RSVP list to join the hike group. Parking in this lot requires a parking permit and there are NO DOGS ALLOWED in this state park.
This hike is free of charge however you will get to hear about the efforts of the Friends of Willapa group after the hike is over. At that time you may sign up if you would like or donate any dollar amount to help fund their efforts. Donations are not required but any donations of $5.00 or more will get you a $5.00 North Jetty Brewing gift certificate that will be good for one week after the hike. This hike is at your own risk and not in conjunction with the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. It is not suitable for very small children unless they can be carried. Sometimes the trails can be overgrown or muddy.