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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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Visiting Hurricane Ridge in Winter

January 3, 2023

Olympic National Park is magical throughout the year, but especially in the winter. Visiting Hurricane Ridge in winter can be a unique and rewarding experience. The mountains are spectacular with their white blankets silhouetted against the sky. It’s a great …

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The lights of Blyn, WA with Sequim Bay in background

Holiday Festivities on the Olympic Peninsula

November 29, 2022

Celebrate the holidays with merriment and joy on the Olympic Peninsula. Bring your family and friends. Head out to experience the festive lights. Go ice skating. Take to the mountains for snow fun. Wander through a maze of trees brightly …

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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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Elwha River in fall on the Olympic Peninsula

5 Ways to Slow Down and Embrace Fall

September 13, 2022

Fall is the perfect time for a stress relief visit to the Olympic Peninsula. The crowds are smaller, the days are short (but still long enough), the air is crisp, and the colors are vibrant. Here are some tips to …

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Hoh Rain Forest Scene

Embrace the Rain in Forks

August 29, 2022

The town of Forks is known for many things—timber, sport fishing, hunting, beaches, Olympic National Park and Forest, and Twilight. What makes us unique are not those things listed above, but rather what comes from above—our rain! We get an …

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Bicycles line the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center as people look at the mountains.

Top 8 Places to Bike in Port Angeles

August 1, 2022

From exciting annual biking events and races to some of Washington state’s best mountain biking trails, Port Angeles’ year-round biking and cycling opportunities are plentiful. Check out the round-up of the top eight places to bike around Port Angeles and …

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Less-Crowded Alternatives on the Olympic Peninsula

June 27, 2022

Summer is the busiest season of the year on the Olympic Peninsula. With Olympic National Park as the centerpiece of the peninsula, there are many well-known places you might have your heart set on visiting, but may find very crowded …

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Lavender bushes in bloom

Visiting Sequim During Lavender Season

May 25, 2022

The Sweet Scent of Sequim Lavender The weather is warming up. And that means the lavender plants are preparing for their summer show of breathtaking color and alluring fragrance. Summer in Sequim has its own special perfume. You know it …

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