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3 Reasons Grays Harbor County is a Favorite Destination

March 25, 2022

Located in the southwest region of the Olympic Peninsula, you’ll find Grays Harbor County. In this special corner of the Pacific Northwest, you can stick your toe in the Pacific Ocean then after a 45-minute, scenic drive, take in the …

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Two nets laying on beach full of oysters.

Oysters, the Original Love Story

March 2, 2022

The interesting thing about oysters is that they are passionately regarded by many. Few “sort of like” or “kind of dislike” oysters. Instead, words like love and hate are thrown vehemently at these unassuming mollusks. Simple, yet complex, and having …

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Boats in Port Townend.

Port Townsend’s Boatbuilding Legacy

February 1, 2022

The first thing you see when entering Port Townsend is a horizon of boats—some new, some old, some in great shape, and some needing work. You don’t have to love boats, or be a boat builder, to enjoy all the …

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Building the Olympic Discovery Trail

December 30, 2021

If you are a walker, runner, cyclist or just a general outdoor enthusiast, you don’t want to miss the chance to explore the Olympic Discovery Trail, traversing the North Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean. For more …

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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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Port Townsend waterfront.

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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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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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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