One of the reasons that today’s edition of the Curry Coastal Pilot is so thick is the delivery of our semi-annual Wild Rivers Coast Vacation Guide. It’s full of ideas and information about the fall and winter vacation season.
That’s right: Our summer visitor season on the Wild Rivers Coast is not just from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This three-day weekend might bring the start of school for families with school-age children, limiting their travel options, but it also brings the best weather for enjoying the beauty of this special place.
It isn’t hard to figure out why, starting with that weather pattern. While the days might be a little bit shorter, these next six to eight weeks are when the temperatures are higher, the prevailing winds have died down, and the coastal fog is less likely.
This late summer/early fall season is also the peak harvest season for those who enjoy fishing and hunting, berry picking or – after the first rainfall – combing the forest for edible mushrooms.
Demographics and geography also play a role. The Baby Boomers don’t have school schedules to worry about, so they often choose this time of year to travel. In terms of geography, more than half our visitors come for day-trips to the coast from the Rogue Valley or Northern California; even with kids in school, the Wild Rivers Coast is a great place for a weekend getaway at this time of year.
Special events also help attract fall visitors, from this weekend’s Slam’n Salmon Derby through Nature’s Coastal Holiday in December.
Many years ago, based on surveys and the needs of our advertisers, we created a fall/winter edition of our popular Vacation Guide. Take a moment to pull it out, page through it and set it aside to share with the visitors you meet.