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Olympic National Park—A dynamic landscape like no other

September 5, 2018

From magical rain forests to majestic alpine peaks to wild coastline that stretches for miles, Olympic National Park offers a vast and diverse landscape that attracts visitors and adventurers from around the globe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve …

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Dungeness Spit

Hiking Dungeness Spit—A sandy stretch that keeps on growing

September 5, 2018

The Olympic Peninsula is home to the longest natural sand spit in North America. The Dungeness Spit just north of Sequim boasts breathtaking views, rich maritime history and an abundance of wildlife. It stretches nearly seven miles north into the …

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Hood Canal near Olympic Mountains

Hood Canal—Explore a wild and winding slice of the Olympic Peninsula

September 5, 2018

Tucked between Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, you’ll find a natural glacier-carved saltwater fjord spanning more than 60 miles long. Hood Canal is home to quaint towns, world-class recreation, wild-caught fare and lively events for all. And if that sounds …

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Skyline Drive-In—A blast from the past

September 5, 2018

The Olympic Peninsula is home to a huge slice of nostalgia and Americana that’s tough to find anywhere else. The iconic Skyline Drive-In in Shelton is one of only five remaining drive-in movie theaters in Washington state. Fewer than 300 remain …

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Relax and recharge this fall on the Olympic Peninsula

September 5, 2018

Take advantage of the lull between the hot and hectic summer months and the bustle of the holidays ahead. Fall is the perfect time to visit the Olympic Peninsula. The crowds have thinned, the air is crisp and fall colors …

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Railroad Bridge Park—A distinct destination and stellar stop along the trail

September 5, 2018

Delightful and a little unexpected, Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim follows an historic rail line that is now an iconic part of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The park’s centerpiece is a rare wooden-truss bridge that spans more than 730 feet across …

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Mount Walker—Short, steep and views galore

September 5, 2018

Take a short side trip off U.S. Highway 101 in North Hood Canal to Mount Walker, the only peak facing Puget Sound that has a road to its summit. Once you park the car, the steep, two-mile hike through dense, century-old …

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July Creek Picnic Area—Panoramic lake views that will astound

September 5, 2018

Take a scenic respite at July Creek Picnic Area. You’ll find one the best vantage points in the Quinault Valley, a natural wonderland and gateway to alpine meadows, turquoise waters and ice-carved peaks. Home to majestic Roosevelt elk, record-breaking trees, …

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The Tree of Life—A towering spruce suspended in space and rooted in mystery

September 5, 2018

A stroll along the sandy Kalaloch beaches offers stunning views, an abundance of wildlife and a true mystery of nature. The Tree of Life, also known as The Root Cave, “grows” along a coastal bluff near Kalaloch Campground. We use the …

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Exploring Third Beach

Third Beach—Relax, reflect and recharge

September 5, 2018

When visiting Forks and La Push, a trek to the Pacific coast is a must. Consider a beach less traveled especially from September through May. Third Beach will nourish your need for water, wildlife and eye-popping views, and provide some …

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