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Dive into the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

June 26, 2024

You’re probably familiar with Olympic National Park, as well as Olympic National Forest, and the important role they play in protecting our wilderness areas. But did you know there is also a National Marine Sanctuary system, preserving and caring for a …

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Elwha River in fall on the Olympic Peninsula

5 Ways to Slow Down and Embrace Fall

October 4, 2023

Welcome to our slooow season! Fall is the perfect time for a stress relief visit to the Olympic Peninsula. The crowds are smaller, the days are short (but still long enough), the air is crisp, and the colors are vibrant. …

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The Olympic Discovery Trail—An Olympic Peninsula Gem

October 2, 2023

When you’re enjoying the great outdoors on one trail or another, did you ever think about what it takes for that trail to even be there? Or have you thought about what it takes to maintain it? I can tell …

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Taste the Olympic Culinary Loop

August 29, 2023

The Olympic Culinary Loop’s 350+ mile trek roughly follows US-Hwy 101 around the Olympic Peninsula for an inviting tour of locally produced food and artisan beverages. Taste the Olympic Culinary Loop by following a four-step recipe: “Eat. Do. Stay. Repeat.” …

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Child playing on beach at Salt Creek

A Family Road Trip to Olympic Peninsula’s Northwestern Edge

June 29, 2023

Pack the car, RV, tent, backpack or boat, your kids and the dog, and head out on a family road trip to Olympic Peninsula’s northwestern edge. In short, this is a perfect place for hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, beach walking …

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Bicyclists riding along Spruce Railroad Trail with mountains and water in background.

Top Accessible Attractions in Port Angeles

April 28, 2023

It’s time to surround yourself with waterfalls, wildlife, and sprawling sea. You don’t need a mountain bike or 4-wheel drive to immerse yourself in the natural beauty around Port Angeles either. Discover gentle paths and ADA-accessible activities to admire mountain …

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Spruce Railroad Trail family

COVID-19 Updates

April 3, 2023

Last updated April 3, 2023 Effective April 3, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will end the Secretary of Health Mask Order, which currently requires universal masking in healthcare, long-term care, and adult correctional facilities for people age 5 and …

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Hood Canal Bridge aerial view

Keeping the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge operational is vital for everyone

March 28, 2023

Originally written by Cara Mitchell for WSDOT Blog on March 16, 2023. All information and media courtesy of WSDOT. Original blog can be found HERE. Anyone who works or lives on the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas knows just how vital …

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You Can’t Get Any More Northwest!

September 19, 2022

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 14, 2022

This page has the latest information on major closures to recreational lands and roads on the Olympic Peninsula as well as required permit information. Regular seasonal closures as well as privately-owned campgrounds and RV parks will not be listed here …

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