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winter birding on the Olympic Peninsula

Winter Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

December 23, 2020

Winter is a very busy time for birds and birders in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley on the Olympic Peninsula. Many species gather here during their non-breeding time of year, from thousands of ducks in Dungeness Bay to scads of sparrows visiting …

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Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center in Winter

A Guide to Winter Recreation at Olympic National Park

November 23, 2020

From snow-blanketed mountains to evergreen forests dripping with rain and ocean beaches pounded by winter storm waves, there are many ways to recreate in the winter at Olympic National Park. Although most areas of the park are open, some facilities …

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Recreate Responsibly

May 22, 2020

Washingtonians Want to Get Outside! We’re all eager to get back outdoors to visit our favorite trails and parks, but we want to do it right, and right now we need to continue to do it locally. Wherever your outdoor …

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group birding on the olympic peninsula

Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

May 5, 2020

  The Perfect Time for Birding on the Olympic Peninsula There is a whole amazing world of wildlife out there, it’s happening right now, it’s happening all around you, and it’s worth tuning in. While our human world has slowed …

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Relax on the Olympic Peninsula

Four Ways to Relax & Recharge on the Olympic Peninsula

November 4, 2019

It’s a fact: time spent outdoors in nature benefits body, mind and soul.  Exposure to green spaces and the natural environment has shown a reduction in stress levels, increased social connectedness, and an overall improved well-being. Feel like you or …

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Hurricane Ridge telescope viewing

Wildlife Viewing on the Olympic Peninsula

September 25, 2019

The Olympic Peninsula is a mecca for wildlife viewing. The three distinct ecosystems—alpine, rain forest and coastal beach—of Olympic National Park are home to an amazing array of wildlife. Bring your binoculars and watch for: Birds Galore Around 300 species …

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Beaver Waterfall on the Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail

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 …

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Cinnamon the Coonhound running outside.

Dog-Friendly Travel with Cinnamon the Coonhound

March 8, 2019

This story was written by guest-blogger Cinnamon the Coonhound and her human, Elizabeth Rose. Follow Cinnamon’s adventures on Facebook and Twitter. Hi! I’m Cinnamon the Coonhound, and my favorite thing to do is travel to dog-friendly places where I can relax, …

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driving through Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park

The Perfect Fall Vacation on the Olympic Peninsula

November 20, 2018

This story was created in partnership with Visit USA Parks. Photos by Erika Land. Summer is undoubtedly a popular time to travel. However, when it comes to planning your trip to the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, it is time to change it …

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Hoh Rain Forest sign in Olympic National Park

Hoh Rain Forest—One Square Inch of Silence

September 5, 2018

Here on the Olympic Peninsula, we know how to do quiet. Rain and old-growth forest, alpine wilderness, and spans of pristine lake shores and ocean beaches provide a soundtrack that’s pure nature. So, it’s no surprise the peninsula is also …

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