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7 Cedars Holiday Lights

Holiday Light Displays on the Olympic Peninsula

November 30, 2021

Ever wonder who puts up all the gorgeous holiday lights we see across the Olympic Peninsula? Are they all volunteers, lighting experts or a combination of both? Curious minds want to know, so let’s go behind the scenes to look …

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COVID-19 Updates

October 27, 2021

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. Visit our Open & Closure Status …

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You Can’t Get Any More Northwest!

October 26, 2021

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 24, 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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Apples on a tree

Celebrating Cideries on the Olympic Peninsula

September 14, 2021

As the world turns toward autumn across the Olympic Peninsula, the cideries are bringing in the apples!   While bins and boxes come in, we reflect on the harvest season here at Finnriver—how it’s a time to gather the fruits, …

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A geocache box on the beach

Geocaching 101 – a guide to treasure hunting for beginners

September 13, 2021

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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Visit Port Townsend this Fall

August 31, 2021

Port Townsend is a picturesque seaside town situated only 60 miles away from Seattle. Located between the waters of the Puget Sound and the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is one of three National Historic Seaports in …

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“Share” Buttons

August 5, 2021

Our “Wildlife Ambassadors” Share Positive Messages with Buttons! Have you seen a wildlife button on someone helping you that made you smile? You may have noticed in your travels and visits to various businesses across the Olympic Peninsula that some …

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Ruby Beach trees

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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Salt Creek tidepools on the Olympic Peninsula, WA

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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