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A Family Road Trip to Olympic Peninsula’s Northwestern Edge

June 29, 2023

Pack the car, RV, tent, backpack or boat, your kids and the dog, and head out on a family road trip to Olympic Peninsula’s northwestern edge. In short, this is a perfect place for hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, beach walking …

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Photo of aerial view of Hood Canal's bend.

Culinary Road Trips along Hood Canal and South Puget Sound

May 26, 2023

There’s nothing quite like indulging in the rich, salty flavor of oysters, especially when they come from the pristine waters of the Hood Canal and South Puget Sound. It’s the perfect place to head for a culinary road trip! Whether …

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Bicyclists riding along Spruce Railroad Trail with mountains and water in background.

Top Accessible Attractions in Port Angeles

April 28, 2023

It’s time to surround yourself with waterfalls, wildlife, and sprawling sea. You don’t need a mountain bike or 4-wheel drive to immerse yourself in the natural beauty around Port Angeles either. Discover gentle paths and ADA-accessible activities to admire mountain …

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Spruce Railroad Trail family

COVID-19 Updates

April 3, 2023

Last updated April 3, 2023 Effective April 3, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will end the Secretary of Health Mask Order, which currently requires universal masking in healthcare, long-term care, and adult correctional facilities for people age 5 and …

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Hood Canal Bridge aerial view

Keeping the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge operational is vital for everyone

March 28, 2023

Originally written by Cara Mitchell for WSDOT Blog on March 16, 2023. All information and media courtesy of WSDOT. Original blog can be found HERE. Anyone who works or lives on the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas knows just how vital …

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Family Fun at the Beach in Grays Harbor County

March 26, 2023

April is a great time to visit the north beach area of Grays Harbor County for some family fun. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are warming up and the sun gets a chance to peek out and warm …

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The front of the Dungeness River Nature Center with a bit of snow on the ground.

The Dungeness River Nature Center

February 27, 2023

A place to connect with the natural world The Dungeness River Nature Center sits in a beautiful, natural woodland of cottonwoods, big leaf maples, and conifers at the edge of the swift and cold Dungeness River in Sequim. It’s a …

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A wedding couple walks with umbrellas

Romancing the Rain in Forks

January 25, 2023

Have you dreamed of a romantic wedding in a beautiful setting, with the ocean or rainforest as your backdrop? Perhaps you’re planning an anniversary trip, or a getaway for you and someone special? Forks, on the West End of the …

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You Can’t Get Any More Northwest!

September 19, 2022

Let’s face it, Northwesterners are a bit quirky. We’re outdoorsy, adventurous and impervious to the rain. No umbrellas for us—it’s waterproof rain jackets with hoods all the way. Oh, and waterproof boots, too. We’re often dressed like we’re about to …

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Olympic Peninsula adventure collage

Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands

September 14, 2022

This page has the latest information on major closures to recreational lands and roads on the Olympic Peninsula as well as required permit information. Regular seasonal closures as well as privately-owned campgrounds and RV parks will not be listed here …

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