Meandering through the countryside…a pictorial from Vernonia to Fishhawk Lake

By: Gayle Rich-Boxman, Broker with Vernonia Realty

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Your Gateway to the Lake!

I love to take photos, have since I got my first 35MM camera, a Canon AE-1 way back in the 70s. Most of the time, I like to take rather odd photos, and especially love old barns, landscape shots, sunsets…you get the idea. Here is a smattering of photos I’ve taken since we’ve owned property at Fishhawk Lake, starting about 2002 (unless otherwise noted).  Whether it’s spring, summer, winter or fall, it’s a lovely drive from Portland to Fishhawk Lake.

My lovely and historical landmark office: Vernonia Realty (photo courtesy of Helen Bateman)

Another landmark along Hwy. 47 through VernoniaThe Historical Museum:

(Photo courtesy of Helen Bateman)

Next stop on the drive: Vernonia Lake

(Photos courtesy of Helen Bateman)

Just outside of town, Farmwoman’s Nursery:

We head along the Nehalem River for several miles until we come upon this barn at sunset:

As you drive along Hwy. 47, it veers off through the little town of Mist and onto Clatskanie:

Historical home built in 1870 in Mist, OR. currently for sale: $325,000

We meet up with many misty areas along the Highway from 47 to Hwy. 202

A Barn and pastures at the entrance of Fishhawk Rd.


Then, we head down Fishhawk Rd. past another beautiful farm, the Berg homestead in the flush of autumn:

A big red barn in the mist along Fishhawk Rd. (no longer there after the winter storms of ’08):

Down the road apiece, horses graze under ominous skies: 

Another fall view as you enter Fishhawk Lake:

At the other end of the lake is one of the oldest houses built:

Welcome to the Lake!!

About fishhawklakerealtor

I've been the local realtor/neighbor for 14 years who lives full time in the Fishhawk Lake area, a private lake community in the middle of the coastal range in a very small town in Oregon . It's heaven out here and my husband and I have lived here full time for about 12 years and over 15 altogether as weekenders before that. This area is my niche, my specialty, my passion. Doing this is truly a dream come true. Let me help you make it yours. Call me, your local expert: 503-755-2905 REALTOR® John L Scott Market Center Also check out my blog on ActiveRain: Or to check out my listings go to my website:
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