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6 Tips for Visiting the Olympic Peninsula in Early Spring

March 22, 2019
            

Visiting the Olympic Peninsula in early spring is a unique experience. Yes, it can get rainy, but good gear will negate any reasons to not get out there to enjoy the lush greens and fresh air. You can find exquisite glimpses of nature that only happen at this time of year. There is a quiet solitude on most trails and …

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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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Cape Flattery—A bird and wildlife wonderland

September 5, 2018

For a feast of feathered friends and other wildlife, head to the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula where the Strait of Juan de Fuca joins the Pacific Ocean. The Cape Flattery area on the Makah Reservation near Neah Bay offers …

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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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Relax and recharge this fall on the Olympic Peninsula

September 5, 2018

Take advantage of the lull between the hot and hectic summer months and the bustle of the holidays ahead. Fall is the perfect time to visit the Olympic Peninsula. The crowds have thinned, the air is crisp and fall colors …

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Railroad Bridge Park—A distinct destination and stellar stop along the trail

September 5, 2018

Delightful and a little unexpected, Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim follows an historic rail line that is now an iconic part of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The park’s centerpiece is a rare wooden-truss bridge that spans more than 730 feet across …

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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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Ediz Hook—Views that stretch from peaks to city to sea

September 5, 2018

A bike, hike or walk along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles will lead you to one of the best views in the region. Under clear or cloudy skies, you’ll see the Olympic Mountains jut sky-high above the city and pop against …

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Mount Walker—Short, steep and views galore

September 5, 2018

Take a short side trip off U.S. Highway 101 in North Hood Canal to Mount Walker, the only peak facing Puget Sound that has a road to its summit. Once you park the car, the steep, two-mile hike through dense, century-old …

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July Creek Picnic Area—Panoramic lake views that will astound

September 5, 2018

Take a scenic respite at July Creek Picnic Area. You’ll find one the best vantage points in the Quinault Valley, a natural wonderland and gateway to alpine meadows, turquoise waters and ice-carved peaks. Home to majestic Roosevelt elk, record-breaking trees, …

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The Tree of Life—A towering spruce suspended in space and rooted in mystery

September 5, 2018

A stroll along the sandy Kalaloch beaches offers stunning views, an abundance of wildlife and a true mystery of nature. The Tree of Life, also known as The Root Cave, “grows” along a coastal bluff near Kalaloch Campground. We use the …

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