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Copalis Ghost Forest

December 16, 2020

What was once a forest along the Copalis River less than a mile upstream from the town of Copalis is now a cluster of preserved tree trunks stripped of their branches. They stand as scientific proof of the great Japanese …

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Olympic Peninsula adventure collage

Recreate Responsibly

May 22, 2020

Washingtonians Want to Get Outside! We’re all eager to get back outdoors to visit our favorite trails and parks, but we want to do it right, and right now we need to continue to do it locally. Wherever your outdoor …

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Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

May 5, 2020

  The Perfect Time for Birding on the Olympic Peninsula There is a whole amazing world of wildlife out there, it’s happening right now, it’s happening all around you, and it’s worth tuning in. While our human world has slowed …

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Port Angeles cabin

Explore 10 Rural Museums on the Olympic Peninsula

February 26, 2020

So often when you think of a museum it’s located in an urban area, which might be large and daunting. But here on the Olympic Peninsula you can leave the big city behind and explore our collection of fascinating rural …

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Relax on the Olympic Peninsula

Four Ways to Relax & Recharge on the Olympic Peninsula

November 4, 2019

It’s a fact: time spent outdoors in nature benefits body, mind and soul.  Exposure to green spaces and the natural environment has shown a reduction in stress levels, increased social connectedness, and an overall improved well-being. Feel like you or …

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Hurricane Ridge telescope viewing

Wildlife Viewing on the Olympic Peninsula

September 25, 2019

The Olympic Peninsula is a mecca for wildlife viewing. The three distinct ecosystems—alpine, rain forest and coastal beach—of Olympic National Park are home to an amazing array of wildlife. Bring your binoculars and watch for: Birds Galore Around 300 species …

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Big Cedar Tree in Olympic National Park

The Big Cedar Tree—One of Olympic National Park’s hidden gems

June 23, 2019

Discover one of the impressive trees in the Pacific Northwest, a nearly 1000-year-old western red cedar. Located between Ruby Beach and Fourth Beach on US Hwy. 101 in Olympic National Park, you’ll find a sign for the Big Cedar Tree …

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B&B Lavender Farm in Sequim, WA

The Sweet Scent of Sequim Lavender

May 21, 2019

Story and photos by guest-blogger Barbara Hanna, City of Sequim | VisitSunnySequim.com Summer in Sequim, Washington has its own special fragrance. You know it as soon as you open your car door, go for a walk, or step onto a …

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dog on an Olympic Peninsula beach

Dog-Friendly Travel with Cinnamon the Coonhound (Part II)

May 3, 2019

This story was written by guest-blogger Cinnamon the Coonhound and her human, Elizabeth Rose. Follow Cinnamon’s adventures on Facebook and Twitter. Hi! Cinnamon the Coonhound again! If you read my last blog, you know my favorite thing to do is travel …

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Cape Flattery in Makah Tribe on the Olympic Peninsula, WA

And eagles soared above – Experiencing the ancestral land of the Makah Nation

May 2, 2019

Story and photos by guest-blogger Anne Norup A cluster of walking sticks leaned up against the trailhead sign at Cape Flattery. Some were adorned with feathers, bright cording and colorful beads. Others were left in their natural state with branches …

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