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Bicyclists in a lavender field

Races & Tours on the Olympic Peninsula

January 3, 2020
          

Reset your pace. Walk, run, ride or race. Aiming for a more fit lifestyle in 2020?  There’s nothing more motivational than the goal of a race. Lace up your running shoes or pump up your tires, throw on your gear, …

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One Incredible Week on the Olympic Peninsula

September 5, 2018

Story and photos by guest-blogger/photographer, Elisabeth Brentano | ElisabethBrentano.com The Olympic Peninsula Welcomes Me Back I first visited the Olympic Peninsula in 2016, and I knew I had only scratched the surface of the stunning scenery and hiking trails in …

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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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Dungeness Spit

Hiking Dungeness Spit—A sandy stretch that keeps on growing

September 5, 2018

The Olympic Peninsula is home to the longest natural sand spit in North America. The Dungeness Spit just north of Sequim boasts breathtaking views, rich maritime history and an abundance of wildlife. It stretches nearly seven miles north into the …

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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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Cape Flattery where the Strait of Juan de Fuca joins the Pacific Ocean

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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