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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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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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Dog-Friendly Travel with Cinnamon the Coonhound

March 8, 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! I’m Cinnamon the Coonhound, and my favorite thing to do is travel to dog-friendly places where I can relax, …

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Cape Flattery Trail

5 Great Winter Hikes on the Olympic Peninsula

January 11, 2019

January 8, 2019 By: Tommy Farris | Owner & Founder, Olympic Hiking Co. Winter. I’ve been patiently waiting for this season on the Olympic Peninsula, as it is arguably my favorite to get out and explore. Stormy winter waves crash …

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Couple Barnes Creek Trail Olympic National Park

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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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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At the Drive-in Movie

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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Chetzemoka in Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula

Chetzemoka Park—Port Townsend’s crown jewel

September 5, 2018

Perched on a bluff overlooking stunning Admiralty Inlet, Chetzemoka Park is the pride of Port Townsend and rich with history. When settlers arrived in Port Townsend in the early 1850s, they were warmly welcomed by Chief Chetzemoka and his S’Klallam tribe. …

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