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5 Day Trips on the Olympic Peninsula’s West Side

July 28, 2021

With the town of Forks as your West Side basecamp, experience unique small towns and communities while learning about centuries-old Native American traditions and culture. Marvel at dramatic waterfalls and a glacier-fed lake or soak in soothing hot springs. Traverse …

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Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands

July 13, 2021

Scroll down to see what is open on the Olympic Peninsula, including Olympic National Park & Forest, Washington State Parks, County Parks and Tribal Lands. View each recreation area categorized by land jurisdiction. Not all parks and trails are listed. …

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Discover Tidepooling on the Olympic Peninsula

June 29, 2021

When thinking of visiting a beach, we often envision an endless strip of sand just waiting for our toes to snuggle into, but along the coast of the Olympic Peninsula and specifically along the boundary of NOAA’s Olympic Coast National …

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Top 10 Wild Side Adventures Around South Hood Canal

May 25, 2021

Situated between the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains is the only saltwater fjord in the lower 48 – Hood Canal. With an average depth of 177’ to a maximum of 600,’ this unique finger of Puget Sound is flanked by …

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The Best Olympic Peninsula Books

May 19, 2021

We’re here to help you experience our cultural diversity, natural mysteries, culinary delights and kicked-back life with our recommendations for 21 of the best fiction and non-fiction books about the Olympic Peninsula. Scroll to view the entire list or click …

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Cycling Around Port Angeles

April 29, 2021

From paved pathways and gentle gravel grinds to extreme downhill dirt trails, there’s a place for everyone to enjoy cycling around Port Angeles. Cruise the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) This lengthy biking trail is the star of the Olympic Peninsula. …

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10 Uncrowded Beaches Around the Olympic Peninsula

April 1, 2021

From majestic sea stacks to clifftop vistas of the expansive Pacific Ocean to secluded beaches on quiet coves and bays, the Olympic Peninsula is a beach lover’s paradise. When you need a beach fix but want to be surrounded by …

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How to Build a Sandcastle on a Grays Harbor Beach

March 31, 2021

Tips on Building a Great Sandcastle from a Grays Harbor Pro For many, their earliest memory from a day at the beach includes building a sandcastle, moat and all. Even as adults, the novelty of creating a magical castle out …

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Viewing Waterfalls in Olympic Peninsula Rain Forests

February 25, 2021

Do you feel it? There is a hint of spring in the air. The days are getting longer and the rain, well, it’s still here. But there is a beauty to all that rain, if you know where to look. …

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My first time as a lighthouse keeper at New Dungeness

January 29, 2021

It was a bucket-list dream come true. My Christmas present was an annual membership to the New Dungeness Light Station Association, and a reservation to spend the last week of 2020 in the lighthouse keeper’s house at New Dungeness Lighthouse …

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