A relatively new luxury hotel which sits on the spot of a long forgotten fish cannery.
Jack's boat stands as a reminder of a time, not too long ago, when men fished the Columbia River in small wooden boats for the once abundant salmon. The Astoria-Megler Bridge looms in the background.
A ride takes you beneath the towering Astoria-Megler Bridge and it's massive support structures.
The Columbia River is definitely a highway to the world and large vessels from many nations pass by Astoria on their journey to upriver ports.
The trail passes by the Fisherman's Memorial Park; it's a great place to sit and watch activity on the river
The trolley may not move quickly but it's big and would likely cause you significant damage if you tangled with it.
When you hit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, you are about a quarter of the way through your round trip ride. The museum is the home of the Light Ship Columbia.
How many places in the United States can you go for a ride and see a real stern wheeler!
Pictured here is Pier 39, originally a cannery and for many years the home to Bumble Bee's cold storage facility. On any given day, there was literally tons of frozen tuna fish awaiting processing at the Elmore Cannery.
There might be a debate as to where the trail begins but the end is abrupt and obvious without being marked by a sign.
The city has plans to extend the trail east which could potentially add an additional two miles to the trip, but given the current financial situation, I won't be looking for the ribbon cutting any time soon.
If you are ever plan to be in town, bring your bike and I will show you the sights.