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Holiday Light Displays on the Olympic Peninsula

November 30, 2021

Ever wonder who puts up all the gorgeous holiday lights we see across the Olympic Peninsula? Are they all volunteers, lighting experts or a combination of both? Curious minds want to know, so let’s go behind the scenes to look …

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COVID-19 Updates

October 27, 2021

Your resource for the latest COVID-19 updates on the Olympic Peninsula. Read below for information on planning a trip to our region, how to recreate responsibly, and restaurant, event, transportation and outdoor recreation statuses. Visit our Open & Closure Status …

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You Can’t Get Any More Northwest!

October 26, 2021

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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Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands

September 24, 2021

Scroll down to see what is open on the Olympic Peninsula, including Olympic National Park & Forest, Washington State Parks, County Parks and Tribal Lands. View each recreation area categorized by land jurisdiction. Not all parks and trails are listed. …

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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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The Best Olympic Peninsula Books

May 19, 2021

We’re here to help you experience our cultural diversity, natural mysteries, culinary delights and kicked-back life with our recommendations for 21 of the best fiction and non-fiction books about the Olympic Peninsula. Scroll to view the entire list or click …

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Cycling Around Port Angeles

April 29, 2021

From paved pathways and gentle gravel grinds to extreme downhill dirt trails, there’s a place for everyone to enjoy cycling around Port Angeles. Cruise the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) This lengthy biking trail is the star of the Olympic Peninsula. …

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10 Uncrowded Beaches Around the Olympic Peninsula

April 1, 2021

From majestic sea stacks to clifftop vistas of the expansive Pacific Ocean to secluded beaches on quiet coves and bays, the Olympic Peninsula is a beach lover’s paradise. When you need a beach fix but want to be surrounded by …

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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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Cross-country skier at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

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 of areas of the park are open, some …

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