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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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Cross-country skier at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

A Guide to Winter Recreation at Olympic National Park

November 23, 2020

From snow-blanketed mountains to evergreen forests dripping with rain and ocean beaches pounded by winter storm waves, there are many ways to recreate in the winter at Olympic National Park. Although most of areas of the park are open, some …

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Rialto Beach

COVID-19 Updates

November 17, 2020

Your resource for the latest COVID-19 updates on the Olympic Peninsula. Read below for information on planning a trip to our region, how to recreate responsibly, and restaurant, event, transportation and outdoor recreation statuses. Last updated April 9, 2021 Healthy …

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Geocaching 101 – a guide to treasure hunting for beginners

July 27, 2020

Geocaching offers something for everyone If you’ve been longing for adventure, love technology and want to get outside for some exercise, we’ve got a solution for you. Take a road trip to the Olympic Peninsula for a treasure hunt and …

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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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group birding on the olympic peninsula

Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

May 5, 2020

Written by guest blogger Jenna Ziogas, Education Coordinator of the Dungeness River Audubon Center   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 …

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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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Here Comes the Sun: Celebrate in Sequim, WA

January 25, 2020

Winter will soon be over, and the beginning of March is the perfect time to shake off those winter blues and celebrate the sun at the Sequim Sunshine Festival. In a typically wet western Washington, Sequim, has an annual rainfall …

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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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