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Welcome to the North Olympic Peninsula Congratulations! You’ve reached one of the most enchanting and diverse regions on Earth! Whether you’re a first-time visitor, a returning visitor or a new resident of the North Olympic Peninsula, you’ll find our coastlines, our mountains, our towns, valleys and historical sites breathtaking and memory-making. This North Olympic Peninsula Guide is divided into sections designed to give you a flavor of each of our towns or regions: Port Angeles, Sequim and the Dungeness Valley, Port Townsend and Jefferson County, Forks and the West End, the North/West Coast and, just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Victoria. You’ll also find interesting information about the historic Elwha River dam removals, the Twilight and “Mick Dodge” phenomenon and, of course, Olympic National Park. Included in this guide is a wealth of information about the goods, services and activities available on the Peninsula. We combine all the adventures of wilderness recreation with the comforts of a premiere resort destination. While you’re here, we encourage you to read our three newspapers ­— Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. They contain updated information about community and entertainment events throughout the year. You can also keep in touch 24/7 by logging onto their websites with a smartphone or computer: www.peninsuladailynews.com, www.sequimgazette.com and www.forksforum.com. Welcome to the wonderland of the North Olympic Peninsula.

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CONTENTS

Need to Know

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Kid-friendly spots

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Jefferson County/ Port Townsend

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Sequim/Dungeness Valley

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Peninsula Lighthouses 

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Port Angeles 

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Directory for transportation, hospitals and other important places The best places on the Peninsula to take the whole family

Victorian buildings, shops, a taste of history and a lively art scene

Under the rain shadow of sunny Sequim rest farms, a popular festival and recreation Beacons of light tout years of history all across the Peninsula The Peninsula’s largest city is nestled between the mountains and the sea

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Across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, visitors find another world is just a ferry ride away What’s happening on the Peninsula

The North Olympic Peninsula Guide is a semiannual publication of the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. Copies are distributed at locations throughout the North Olympic Peninsula. All content © 2015, Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. The guide makes every attempt to be accurate at the time of its compilation. Report any errors to 360-417-3527 or via email to news@peninsuladailynews.com.

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HOW TO GET HERE

Most visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula cross the Hood Canal Bridge, the longest floating bridge over salt water in the world at 7,869 feet (6,521 feet of it floating). The bridge connects the Kitsap Peninsula to the Olympic Peninsula along state Highway 104. Note that the bridge opens for marine vessels that are too large or tall to pass underneath its trusses. It is not an uncommon sight to view a submarine surface to pass through the opened bridge thanks to Hood Canal’s proximity to Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. Vessel openings — which can take about 30 minutes to complete — are not announced in advance. Phone 5-1-1 for traffic information.

Hood Canal Bridge

Going the distance

Sequim to Sol Duc Hot Springs: 1 hour, 46 minutes, 58 miles

All driving times are approximate and depend on weather, traffic and road construction.

Port Angeles to Hurricane Ridge: 35 minutes, 19 miles

Seattle to Port Townsend: 2 hours, 15 minutes, 56 miles

Port Angeles to Clallam Bay/Sekiu: 1 hour, 20 minutes, 52 miles

Silverdale to Chimacum: 41 minutes, 33 miles

Sekiu to Neah Bay: 31 minutes, 19 miles

Edmonds/Kingston to Port Angeles: 2 hours, 16 minutes, 67 miles

Port Angeles to Lake Crescent: 30 minutes, 22 miles

Bainbridge Ferry to Sequim: 1 hour, 15 minutes, 56 miles

Port Angeles to LaPush: 1 hour, 25 minutes, 69 miles

Quilcene to Port Townsend: 35 minutes, 25 miles

Lake Crescent to Forks: 40 minutes, 35 miles

Port Townsend to Blyn: 35 minutes, 24.5 miles

Forks to Hoh Rain Forest: 58 minutes, 31 miles

Blyn to Sequim: 10 minutes, 7 miles

Forks to Kalaloch Campground: 40 minutes, 34 miles

Sequim to Port Angeles: 25 minutes, 17 miles

Forks to Aberdeen: 2 hours, 5 minutes, 108 miles

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

WEATHER: WHAT TO EXPECT The process generates more than 200 Did you know Port Angeles was the inches of rain per year, creating some of coolest town on the West Coast? the lushest rain forests on the continent. It’s not just figuratively, it’s literally! But on the other side, as that stormy air At 56.6 degrees, Port Angeles has the lowest annual average high temperature flow scales the peaks and sinks down among non-mountainous locations west the northeastern, leeward side of the mountains, the air dries out. of the Rocky Mountains — even cooler This process leaves a big gap — than the coast. But it’s not like it’s in the midst of the frozen tundra. usually stretching between Port Angeles The North Olympic Peninsula is one through Sequim and into Port Townsend of the most temperate spots you’ll find — where drenching rains are reduced to in the United States as the cool waters a fine drizzle, or even completely dry. of the Pacific Ocean to the west and the There are many days where much of Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north keep Western Washington will be socked in the heat waves away in the summer and the clouds and rain but the sun will be the extended freezing periods in winter.   out in Sequim. Average high temperatures are Overall, Sequim averages only about around 60 in the spring and upper 60s in 18 inches of rain per year — about on the summer with just a handful of 80-de- par with Flagstaff, Ariz. Port Angeles, gree days in the summer and 90-degree on the western edge of the shadow, days nearly unheard of.   gets about 27 inches of rain per year, In the winter, high temperatures typibut for every mile you drive west from cally reach the mid-40s with overnight there and away from the rain shadow, lows only dropping into the mid-30s you add about 1 inch of additional rain as the water acts a bit like a warming per year. blanket. Snow events are just a handful Once you reach Forks about 75 miles of times a year, and hard freezes are rare to the west, you’re in a town that averand typically short-lived. ages about 100 inches of rain per year. But before you think, “Well, it rains a  You can find more about the rain lot there, doesn’t it?” — not so fast! shadow by visiting www.komonews.com/ The northeastern side of the Olympic rainshadow. Peninsula is the driest part of Western Washington, thanks to the Olympic rain Story by Scott Sistek, a Port Angeles shadow. native and University of Washington Typical storms that blow in from the graduate who is a meteorologist at southwest will slam into the Olympic KOMO-TV in Seattle. Mountains, and as the air currents rise, You can read his weather blog at the storm’s moisture is wrung out on the www.komonews.com/weather/blogs/ mountains’ windward side. scott. 10 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2015

The best way to explore the North Olympic Peninsula is by getting out and exploring the local parks and forests. The key to being comfortable on the Peninsula is preparing for warm sunny days, cool and damp weather, wind and rain and that famous Northwest mist that isn’t really rain but slowly dampens everything around you. Though temperatures can get into the 70s and 80s, be sure to pack for cooler weather, especially if you’re out at night. Jeans, hiking boots, sweatshirts and hoodies, T-shirts and extra socks are a must. A pair of shorts and a few sleeveless shirts can be packed, but don’t get carried away. Bring some sandals/flip-flops, but if you’re planning on walking a lot, a pair of solid sneakers is a must. As the weather gets cooler into the fall season, long underwear isn’t overkill, especially if you have plans to hike around Hurricane Ridge or Lake Crescent. Bring sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen for those days when you’re out and about in a town or on a beach. A rain jacket is also a good investment for visiting the Peninsula. If you have plans to camp, fish or hunt, be sure to acquire the necessary licenses and passes from the state.


NEED TO KNOW Visitor Centers and Chambers of Commerce Clallam Bay/Sekiu Chamber 16795 Highway 112, Clallam Bay 360-963-2339 www.sekiu.com or www.clallambay.com Forks Chamber 1411 S. Forks Ave., Forks 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757 www.forkswa.com Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center Approximately 31 miles south of Forks and east of U.S. Highway 101. Take Highway 101 to Upper Hoh Road. 360-374-6925 Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center 17 miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Road. Neah Bay Chamber www.neahbaywa.com Olympic National Park Visitor Center 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles 360-565-3130 www.nps.gov/olym Olympic Peninsula Gateway State Highway 19 (Beaver Valley Road), near intersection with state Highway 104 360-437-0120 Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau 338 W. First St., Suite 104, Port Angeles 360-452-8552 or 800-942-4042 www.olympicpeninsula.org Port Angeles Regional Chamber and Visitor Center 121 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 360-452-2363 www.portangeles.org Jefferson County Chamber 440 12th St., Port Townsend 360-385-2722 or 888-365-6978 www.jeffcountychamber.org North Hood Canal Chamber 295142 Highway 101, Quilcene 360-765-4999 www.emeraldtowns.com Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim 360-683-6197 or 800-737-8462 www.sequimchamber.com

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Clallam Transit 360-452-4511 or 800-858-3747 www.clallamtransit.com Public transportation serving Clallam County; operates county’s public specialized paratransit service.

Black Ball Ferry/MV Coho 101 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 360-457-4491 www.cohoferry.com Year-round car and passenger walkon ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles with daily sailings.

Jefferson Transit 360-385-4777 or 800-371-0497 www.jeffersontransit.com Serves East Jefferson County; connects with Clallam, Kitsap and Island Transit. Olympic Bus Lines 111 E. Front St., Port Angeles 360-417-0700 or 800-457-4492 www.olympicbuslines.com Operates Dungeness Line; provides two trips daily among Port Angeles, Sequim, Discovery Bay and Kingston, to and from Edmonds, downtown Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; charter service. Rocket Transportation 360-683-8087 or 1-877-697-6258 www.gorocketman.com Door-to-door airport shuttle service to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for Clallam and East Jefferson counties.

Taxi Services Forks Forks Taxi — 360-640-4473

Washington State Ferries 800-843-3779 www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries State ferries depart from Port Townsend for Coupeville on Whidbey Island daily. Schedules are available at the ferry dock in downtown Port Townsend and many shops. This route can receive strong winds and rough tides, so cancellations and delays happen from time to time. Note: Arrive 20-30 minutes before ferry departure times.

Hospitals Forks Community Hospital 530 Bogachiel Way, Forks 360-374-6271 www.forkshospital.org Jefferson Healthcare 834 Sheridan Ave., Port Townsend 360-385-2200 www.jeffersonhealthcare.org Olympic Medical Center 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles 360-417-7000 www.olympicmedical.org

Port Angeles Green 8 Taxi — 360-460-0879 Port Townsend & East Jefferson County Peninsula Taxi — 360-385-1872 Sequim Sun Taxi — 360-681-4090

Airline Rite Bros. Aviation 1406 Fairchild Airport Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363 360-452-6226 or 800-430-7483 www.ritebros.com Charter flights, sightseeing, plane rentals, pilot training, plane repairs and inspections.

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TOP EXPERIENCES

You may not get to see all the North Olympic Peninsula has to offer in one visit, so here are 10 spots to get you started

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Plan a day filled with hiking to breathtaking waterfalls

2 Sekiu, page 150

Stop by to say hello to “Rosie� and try out some fishing

3 Hoh Rain Forest, page 144

Spot an elk herd and breathe in the fresh air of the forest

4 Hurricane Ridge, page 119 Drive or bike to the top, where hikes and views abound

5 Cape Flattery, page 157 A short walk leads to beautiful views of the Northwest

6 Dungeness Spit, page 65 Explore the beaches on the way out to the lighthouse


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Forks/West End beaches, wildlife and Twilight draw crowds

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Come for the marine science, history and recreation

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Visit the Makah Museum and take in scenic views

10 Lake Crescent, page 132 Plenty of photo opportunities around this giant lake

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Fun for the whole family Port Townsend Marine Science Center

532 Battery Way, 360-385-5582

Learn about the local sea life.

Chetzemoka Park Along Jackson Street This park offers kids a playground and scenic views for parents.

Sequim Dungeness Valley Creamery

1915 Towne Road, 360-683-0716

Check out the raw milk creamery. Dungeness River Audubon Center

2151 W. Hendrickson Road, 360-681-4076

Learn about the Peninsula’s birds. Port Williams Beach

Port Williams Road, 360-417-2291

Take in Sequim Bay and surroundings. Olympic Game Farm

1423 Ward Road, 360-683-4295

Get up close and personal with exotic creatures during a tour. Graysmarsh Berry Farm

6187 Woodcock Road, 360-683-5563

Dream Playground in Port Angeles

Marymere Falls

U.S. Highway 101 near Lake Crescent

Take a hike easy for all ages and take photos near the falls.

Hoh Rain Forest Visitors Center

End of Upper Hoh Road, 360-374-6925

Hike, camp and view wildlife.

Feiro Marine Life Center

Ruby Beach

Learn about local sea animals.

Take a coastal hike.

Directly off U.S. Highway 101 past Forks

315 N. Lincoln St., 360-417-6254

Neah Bay

Dream Playground

South Race Street, across from Civic Field

Play at the skate park or playground.

Makah Cultural and Research Center 1880 Bayview Ave., 360-645-2711

Learn the tribe’s history.

Forks

Cape Flattery Trail

Tillicum Park

Off U.S. Highway 101 entering Forks

Play and picnic near the skate park.

Follow signs through Neah Bay

An easy hike that leads to views of Tatoosh Island, sea lions and more.

Pick your own berries. Carrie Blake Park

202 N. Blake Ave., 360-683-4139

Have fun at the skate park, BMX track, dog park, playground and more.

Port Angeles Olympic National Park Visitor Center 3002 Mount Angeles Road 360-565-3130

Info center with “Discovery Room” before heading to Hurricane Ridge. 3506 Camp Hayden Road, 360-928-3441

Camp out and view tidepools.

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These are Falls View, Rocky Brook and Murhut. A fourth cascade, Dosewallips Falls, is accessible only by foot. On a day of enjoying the waterfalls, don’t forget to take a drive to the top of Mount Walker for incredible views of Seattle and the Puget Sound to the east or magnificent views of the mountains within Olympic National Park to the west. The road to the top of Mount Walker is open seasonally and may be closed due to weather. A year-round option is to park at the base for a two-mile hike. Learn about salmon at the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery, which is two miles south of Quilcene where the river crosses under U.S. Highway 101. Several other hiking and equestrian trails, from easy to challenging, allow the visitor to experience nature and serene vistas. Dosewallips Road is a popular eastern portal to Olympic National Park for hikers and equestrians. Stay over and camp out in a tent or a cabin at Dosewallips State Park off U.S. Highway 101 along the saltwater shoreline of the Hood Canal and the freshwater shoreline of the Dosewallips River. This park boasts fishing, clamming, crabbing, an amphitheater and more. In Quilcene, the small town has a number of galleries that feature quality artwork and crafts. Each autumn features the one-day Quilcene Fair, Parade and Classic Car show.

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This year, come Sept. 19 to the Quilcene School grounds, 294715 U.S. Highway 101, for the event. Take a side trip over to Coyle, where you can experience an all-ages Concert in the Woods at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road (www.coyleconcerts.com). There are no services like gas stations or markets out on the “Coyle Peninsula,” so come prepared. The visitor information center at the Forest Service Ranger Station, 295142 Highway 101, at the south end of Quilcene, is open daily. Additional details and information are available from the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce at www.emeraldtowns.com. pebbles and sand of the shore along day-use Wolfe Property State Park, about a half-mile north of the Hood Canal Bridge, are mussels, steamer clams, geoducks and rock clams. Most beaches will have rules and identification guides clearly posted along with emergency rule changes. For regulations, visit www.wdfw. wa.gov.

Some of the best oyster beaches are along Hood Canal. Quilcene Bay on Hood Canal is known for producing some of the Northwest’s most delicious oysters. To the south in Brinnon, oyster-gathering opportunities also are said to be excellent. Seafood fans know that beneath the 18 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE

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Memorial Day Weekend May 23-24 Come celebrate 22 years of ShrimpFest on the Hood Canal. The event is located between the Yelvik General Store and the Cove RV Park & Country Store, 303375 U.S. Highway 101, Brinnon. The festival features live music, local vendors, belt sander races, delicious food, great fun and Hood Canal spot shrimp. Admission is $4 or $6 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and younger and active military and veterans are free. For more information, phone 360-796-4456, email shrimpfest@hotmail.com or visit www. brinnonshrimpfest.org.


Olympic National Forest The Olympic Peninsula features more than 2,132,300 acres of federal lands to enjoy. Of these, more than 633,600 acres are managed by Olympic National Forest, which blankets the foothills of the Olympic Mountains and surrounds much of Olympic National Park. Most of the forest is within Clallam and Jefferson counties, with parts in Grays Harbor and Mason counties. Its diverse landscape includes temperate rain forest, mountain ranges, large lowland lakes, cascading rivers and saltwater beaches and tidelands. Olympic National Forest features 19 developed campgrounds, five boating sites, four nature trails and one viewpoint. Visitors should know which agency manages the site or lands they plan to visit because opportunities and regulations differ among agencies. Cabin rentals, campgrounds, wilderness areas and picnic sites can all be found within the forest. Picnic sites are located at developed recreation sites, including several campgrounds. All campgrounds within the forest are available on a firstcome, first-served basis. A recreation pass is needed for visiting Olympic National Forest. Recreation passes do not cover fees for cabin rentals, winter snow-parks, or climbing and wilderness permits. Passes also do not cover fees at developed campgrounds.

Olympic Music Festival A summer surprise south of Highway 104 between the Hood Canal Bridge and Discovery Bay is the Olympic Music Festival near Quilcene.

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A National Forest Recreation Day Pass costs $5 per day and is honored at all Forest Service entrances or day-use fee sites in Washington and Oregon. An annual Northwest Forest Pass is available for $30; an Interagency Annual Pass is available for $80. Fees are waived at National Forest Service-managed day use sites on the following days: National Get Outdoors Day (June 13), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 26) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11). To learn more about passes and permits, phone 800-2707504 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/olympic. For more information about Olympic National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/olympic.

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At the eastern end of the Peninsula, Port Townsend takes pride in being a cultural hub on the North Olympic Peninsula. It is the seat of Jefferson County. Artists of all disciplines gravitate to the town of 9,100 that relishes its eclectic personality. Established in 1851, Port Townsend’s character comes from its boom in the 1880s and 1890s as a major seaport, fishing and lumber area. The architecture of the Victorian era peppers the city and can be seen in many businesses and homes. Port Townsend’s heyday as a late-Victorian seaport brought wealth and style to the community as upwardly mobile captains and merchants built fine homes for themselves. A leisurely drive around the “uptown” area overlooking Admiralty Inlet reveals about 30 homes built between 1860 and 1900, restored to their late 19th century glory in a variety of styles, including classic Victorian and Victorian Gothic, Italianate, Italianate Villa and Italianate Renaissance, Queen Anne and Georgian. Most are private residences and not open to the public. Every March, Port Townsend pays homage to its background with the Victorian Heritage Festival, which includes several tours. For more information, visit www. victorianfestival.org. Several homes have been converted into bed and breakfasts, and one, the D.C.H. Rothschild house, built in 1868, is part of the state parks system and managed by the Jefferson County Historical Society. It is furnished in period pieces and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May through September. The house museum is at the corner of Jefferson and Taylor streets. Port Townsend shined in the 1880s and 1890s with the promise of a railroad. So many of the homes reflect the style of the waning Victorian Age with massive construction and elaborate ornamentation. Tasteful plaques and signs give a mini-history lesson with the original owners’ names and dates built. The state’s oldest Methodist church, from 1871, has a museum open to the public, and the Episcopal church, built in 1860, remains a place of worship today. But the most magnificent Port Townsend structure overseeing the entire city is the classically Victorian Jefferson County Courthouse, built in 1892 of red brick with its 124-foot clock tower. The county’s business still is

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Maritime Center Port Townsend celebrates its maritime past and future with the Northwest Maritime Center, located at the town’s northeast end, 431 Water St. The Northwest Maritime Center is a nonprofit organization backed by an impressive cross-section of citizens, nonprofit groups and government agencies. The complex, located in the core of Port Townsend’s National Landmark Historic District, includes the: •  Maritime Heritage and Resources Building — 15,840 square feet — with a boat livery, chandlery, information desk, exhibition space, resource library, meeting rooms and offices. •  Maritime Education Building — 9,520 square feet — with a craft demonstration area, wood shop, Learning Lab, classrooms and pilothouse tower. •  Outdoors public commons area — more than 40,000 square feet — with a beach board-

Aero Museum If antique airplane aficionados are anything like their car-worshiping counterparts, they’ll hit every museum within a hundred miles. One not to miss on the North Olympic Peninsula is the Port Townsend Aero Museum at Jefferson County International

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Airport, four miles south of the junction of state Highways 19 and 20. About 30 antique airplanes have been donated to the nonprofit and, after meticulous restoration, are displayed on three levels. At any given time, a half-dozen are being hand-restored by youth apprentices in the building’s shop, mentored by skilled volunteer craftsmen. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to

The Wooden Boat Foundation operates a hands-on learning laboratory for students with a wide array of courses and activities related to nautical science and maritime history. A mezzanine running the full length of the building provides a great vantage point to observe the Learning Lab activities. A hoist system anchored there raises small boats and materials to second-floor classrooms. The public commons area is a popular site for concerts and craft shows. A boardwalk links a city park, the center’s 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for youth 7-12. 2014 Award: Excellence in Integrative Medicine

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Integrative & Conventional Medicine spaces, the museum’s exhibits illustrate I.V. Vitamin C Support for Inflammation / Infection the lively history of communities born Chelation / Cardiovascular Disease / in waterfront forests more than 150 Toxic Element Burden years ago. In-Depth Medical Consultation Extra Comprehensive Lab Testing Museum hours are daily from 11 a.m. Vitamin / Mineral & Nutrient Injections to 4 p.m. Admission for adults is $4, Port Townsend & Kirkland Offices children 3-12 are $1. (360) 385-4555 A passport to the museum and the www.drjonathancollin.com www.townsendletter.com Rothschild House is $6. SPRING/SUMMER 2015 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 23

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walk, small-boat staging platform and handicapped-accessible hand-launch boat ramp. •  Deepwater pier — 289-foot-long — with floats and mooring buoys. Programs at the Maritime Education Building highlight maritime artisans and craft demonstrations featuring sail making, leather and rope work and hand-tooled, small-craft boat building and maintenance.


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Discover a trio of forts in Jefferson County To uncover the best places to romp with your dog on the beach, hike to your heart’s content, be lullabied by waves slapping on the shore and fling open your tent flap to the sun sparkling over the mountains, just ask some Olympic Peninsula residents for their favorite parks. More than likely, they’ll direct you to a trio of former forts, now state parks, that are destinations unto themselves. Fort Flagler State Park, Fort Townsend State Park and Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center all are within a short drive from the Hood Canal Bridge and Port Townsend on the eastern side of the North Olympic Peninsula. A Discover Pass is required to visit these sights.

acres on a high bluff with vistas of Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. It has 12.5 miles of roads, five miles of hiking/biking trails and more than 3.5 miles of generous sandy shoreline. For the intrepid, there’s swimming and waterskiing as well as saltwater fishing in the brisk water or from the shore. Fort Flagler was a working Army fort from 1897-1953 and became a state park in 1955. A number of its Victorian buildings remain and can be toured by phoning the park office at 360-385-3701. The park has 101 standard tent sites, 14 utility spaces, one dump station, four restrooms (one ADA) and eight showers (two ADA). Forty-seven standard tent sites are in the upper camping area. Fort Flagler State Park Since this area is on a bluff above Fort Flagler State Park on the tip the water and is canopied with trees, of Marrowstone Island is a bit out of it is not suitable for large RVs. the way, but definitely worth the There are two boat ramps and 256 scenic drive, as it is surrounded by feet of moorage. Puget Sound. To reserve a campsite, phone The state park has about 785 888-CAMPOUT or 888-226-7688. 26 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Visitors also can explore the military museum with its interactive, interpretative display. It’s open daily from June 1 through Sept. 1 and maintains weekend hours from October through May.

Fort Townsend State Park Although the Strait of Juan de Fuca and its inland bays had been explored and named by British Capt. George Vancouver in the late 1790s, the settlement of Port Townsend (originally Port Townshend) didn’t begin until about 1850. Old Fort Townsend was established in 1856 on Port Townsend Bay to protect these early settlers from surrounding Native American tribes. Over the next century, the fort was on furlough more than it was in service. In 1895, after Port Townsend’s heyday, the barracks burned and the fort, like its namesake, faded into Jefferson County history for decades. See FORTS, page 27


Marine Science Center Many residents and visitors, on their way to the Point Wilson Lighthouse or campgrounds in Fort Worden State Park, take little notice of two buildings that make up the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Those whose curiosity gets the better of them are rewarded with dynamic displays of intertidal plants and animals indigenous to Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca and an exhibit called “The Land Meets the Sea.” Built on a pier in the 1940s as an Army supply warehouse, the 50-foot marine science building now gives the illusion of being in an underwater world, thanks to a $1.1 million renovation. The center was founded in 1982 as an educational and scientific organization devoted to understanding and conserving the area’s marine and shoreline environment. Several closed tanks, touch pools and hands-on exhibits allow visitors to obFORTS, continued from page 26 Owned by the state since 1953, the site has about 370 heavily wooded acres and 3,960 feet of saltwater shoreline offering views of Admiralty Inlet, Port Townsend Bay and the Cascade Mountains. There are 6.5 miles of forested hiking trails, including a self-guided nature trail and one highlighting the park’s fort history. The amenities include 40 campsites, a dump station, two restrooms, a shower, 43 picnic tables and three picnic shelters, ball fields and a children’s play area. The nearest boat launch ramps are at Port Townsend, Fort Flagler and Port Hadlock. The park is open year-round for day use; camping is permitted from March 28 through Oct. 15 and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center draws visitors from across the nation in large part due to Centrum, the Washington state arts

serve, up close and personal, marine life in its live-seaweed habitat, which must be replaced every few weeks. Among the colorful sea creatures on exhibit are sea anemones, orangelipped scallops, burrowing cucumbers, sea squirts and sea urchins, serratededge rockfish, pinto abalone, rock scallops and decorator crabs. Every day that the buildings are

open, there are interpretive programs at 2:30 p.m. During the summer, marine science programs are Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays; natural history programs are Wednesdays and Sundays. Guided beach walks along Admiralty Inlet are offered Fridays at the same time. For dates and prices, visit www.ptmsc. org or phone the center at 360-385-5582.

Upon entering the park, visitors will be swept back a century by three dozen Victorian houses that were used as barracks in the fort’s early years. The houses, ranging from onebedroom to six-bedroom units with living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, may be reserved by calling 360-344-4434 or visiting www.parks. wa.gov/fortworden/accommodations. The park has 12 miles of hiking/ biking trails and five miles of trails that are handicapped-compliant. The park also features a baseball/ softball field, kayak, rowboat and bike rentals, tennis courts, two boat ramps and 235 feet of dock/moorage. Camp near the beach at one of 50 full-service sites with views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet and Mount Baker or go up the hill to 30 more private and primitive camping sites. Reservations are highly Fort Worden State Park recommended; phone 360-344-4431. Along the beach-side road are the organization, which presents workPort Townsend Marine Science Center, shops in the arts and seminars in the the Natural History Museum, a sciences on site. But it’s also a day trip concession stand with restrooms, the and camping destination with its two Point Wilson Lighthouse and the miles of sandy beaches. Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum. SPRING/SUMMER 2015 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 27


Kayaking For those kayakers — and stand-up paddleboard riders — visiting the east side of the Peninsula, there are several spots to glide through the chilly waters and spot multiple species of birds, plus sea lions, seals, otters and more. Cruise around Port Townsend Bay and drop anchor or row into one of two marinas — Point Hudson (360-3852828) or Boat Haven (360-385-2355 or 800-228-2803) — which are run by the Port of Port Townsend. A good starting point for visitors is Point Wilson in Fort Worden State Park. A Discover Pass is required to park there.

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Trinity United Methodist Church

Built in 1871 609 Taylor Street Port Townsend • (360) 385-0484 email: trinityumc@olympus.net Rev. Tony Brown

PORT TOWNSEND PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend

1111 Franklin Street • (360) 385-2525 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship & Youth Education www.fpcpt.org

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship Come hear our two pipe organs. We are a friendly, welcoming, caring congregation.

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San Juan Baptist

“The Church on Discovery”

(SBC)

1704 Discovery Road, PT b/n Sheridan & McPherson (360) 385-2545 www.sanjuanbaptist.com

WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Prayer Meeting

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DURING THE WEEK Home Bible studies, kids and youth activities. Call the church office for times & locations, and for special events Vacation Bible School July 13-17, 2015

First Baptist Church 1202 Lawrence St. (Uptown) Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-2752 Skip Cadorette, Pastor Loving God and Loving Port Townsend SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship Service A relaxed, blend of contemporary and traditional styles of music, prayer and honest Biblical teaching. Nursery provided. fbcofpt@gmail.com

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1120 Walker Street • (360) 385-1595 SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2333 San Juan Avenue Port Townsend (360) 379-0609 Minister Rev. Bruce Bode www.quuf.org quuf@olympus.net

SUMMER SERVICES: 10 a.m. Third Sunday in June through the first Sunday in September. Children’s program offered. REGULAR SERVICES September through mid-June (2nd Sunday): 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. each Sunday. Religious Education for children at 9:15 a.m. Childcare available at both services. A Welcoming Congregation Accessible Sanctuary Rental Space Available

WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Lessons of the week Bible study FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Bible and Breakfast for Men at the Seaport Landing 1201 Hancock Street, Port Townsend

Visit us on the World Wide Web: www.gracelutheran.us

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Mary Star of the Sea 1335 Blaine Street Port Townsend (360) 385-3700 Rev. Father John Topel, S.J.

MASS SCHEDULE SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. sabado misa en espa–ol 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. WEEKDAYS Mon., Thurs., Fri. 12:05 p.m. Wed. 6:30 p.m. COMMUNION SERVICES 12:05 Tuesday stmaryss@qwestoffice.net www.stmaryss.com

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UNITY Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center Spirituality with Open Hearts ...Open Minds Rev. Pamela Douglas-Smith 3918 San Juan Ave. Port Townsend (Near Blue Heron School) Mailing Adress: PO Box 1853 Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-6519 SUNDAYS 11 a.m. Inspirational Service & Children/Youth/Team Circles Check our website for classes, special events and meditation groups. Authentic Transformative Spiritual Community info@unitypt.org Visit our website at: www.unitypt.org

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Meeting at 121 Marine Drive, Port Ludlow, at the Bridge Deck (360) 215-4130 • (360) 471-3444

For current schedules, special activities and information, please call: 385-1595

*Nursery provided

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Sunday School

Member of the Diocese of Cascadia in Communion with the Anglican Church of North America

LUTHERAN Grace Lutheran Church

SUNDAY SERVICES 9 a.m. Sunday School* for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service*

275 Umatilla, near Discovery and San Juan Port Townsend • (360) 379-1139

A Christ Centered Bible Believing Orthodox Anglican Church

Child care available and handicap accessible.

Dr. Conrad B. Dodd, Pastor Proclaiming the Gospel in Port Townsend for over 45 years

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ Scientist Port Townsend

ANGLICAN St. Patrick By the Bay


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PORT HADLOCK

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Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

45 Redeemer Way, Chimacum (360) 385-6977 Don Pieper, Pastor

Port Ludlow Community Church

Connecting Christ and Community 9534 Oak Bay Road Port Ludlow, WA 98365 (360) 437-0145 Dennis LaMance, Pastor

A Come As You Are Family of Faith

PORT TOWNSEND EVANGELICAL Evangelical Bible Church 2135 San Juan Ave. Port Townsend (360) 385-2076

Family Friendly. Bible Believing. Pastor James Lyman (360) 385-4544 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Children’s Church MONDAY 10 a.m. Women’s Craft & Chat

SUNDAY 8 a.m. Traditional Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (Adults & Children) 10:30 a.m. Praise Worship 5:00 p.m. Sr High Youth MONDAY 6:00 pm Alpha Course For those seeking answers or connection. WEDNESDAY 9:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study 11 a.m. Prayer Group 1 p.m. Women’s Bible Study See us on the web at www.redeemerway.org

SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Adult Bible Class 10:30 a.m. Service of Worship 10:30 a.m. Sonlight Club (Toddlers & Preschoolers) email: plcc@olympus.net portludlowcommunitychurch.org

QUILCENE PRESBYTERIAN

Quilcene First Presbyterian Church

(PCUSA) “A Little Church With A Big Heart” Corner of Columbia and Hwy 101, Quilcene (360) 765-3930 Pastor Scott Schaefer

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EPISCOPAL

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church

SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 10 a.m. Summer Worship Service Vacation Bible School July 14-16, 2014 9 a.m. to noon

An open and inclusive faith community

1020 Jefferson Street (Corners of Jefferson & Tyler & Franklin) P.O. Box 753 Port Townsend • (360) 385-0770

Irondale Church A Place Of Promise To Grow And Belong

681 Irondale Rd., (360) 385-1720 Port Hadlock irondalechurch@gmail.com Pastor David Hodgin SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Study TUESDAY 4-6:30 p.m. Community Soup free meal - everyone welcome

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Community United Methodist Church “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”

130 Church Lane Port Hadlock • (360) 385-1579 website: HadlockChurch.com email: cumc@olympus.net Rev. Julia M. Price, Pastor SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Adult Small Group Study 10:00 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 11:15 a.m. Fellowship

Rev. Dianne P. Andrews, Rector

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Wheel-In Motor Movie Catch a double feature at this classic drive-in every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer season. The Wheel-In Motor Movie DriveIn (210 Theatre Road, 360-385-0859, www.ptwheelinmotormovie.com), is located south of Port Townsend off state Highway 19. It has operated since 1953 and is one of only six drive-in movie theaters left in the state. It operates May through September. Thanks to a 2014 online fundraising campaign, the theater was able to

convert to a digital format and remain open. It now boasts FM Dolby Stereo sound and speakers. With the help of the community, owner Rick Wiley ended up with $35,752 donated by 460 supporters. Come hungry and visit the snack bar, which offers fresh made-to-order items like pizza, hot dogs, nachos, hamburgers and more. The box office opens at 7:30 p.m., and show time is at dusk. General admission is $9; seniors (65 and older) and children (12 and younger) are $7; kids younger than 6 are free.

Upcoming Events WOODEN BOATS  The 39th Wooden Boat Festival (Sept. 11-13, www.nwmaritime.org) features more than 300 wooden vessels, dozens of presentations and demonstrations, a who’s who of wooden-boat experts and thousands of wooden-boat enthusiasts, plus live music, a food court and local beers and wines. FILM BUFFS  The Port Townsend Film Festival (Sept. 25-27, www. ptfilmfest.com) is a three-day event celebrating films and filmmakers with more than 80 films shown at eight venues, a special celebrity guest and informational talks and presentations. CRAZY RACE  Since 1983, the Kinetic Skulpture Race (Oct. 2-4, www.ptkineticrace.org) has challenged people to build a human-powered vehicle to maneuver a course that includes water, sand and a giant mud pit. It draws a creative assortment of vehicle contraptions and an audience decked out in crazy ensembles.

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Immerse yourself in the timeless charm and natural beauty of Fort Worden. Open year-round for day use and overnight stays; Fort Worden welcomes individual travelers and groups of all sizes to this 434-acre state park. Accommodations include cottages, historic homes, dormitories and camping with stunning views of the Salish Sea and Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Onsite, the Commons CafĂŠ serves organic produce and artisan products for breakfast and lunch daily, Taps at the Guardhouse features local microbrews, ciders and wines, and the Beachhouse Canteen offers picnic-inspired fare. Conferences, meetings, special events and wedding venues are available. Join us for innovative programming and extraordinary events!

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Once within the city limit of Port Townsend, you may have difficulty deciding what to do first. If you’re looking to shop, the downtown area has a plethora of businesses to fit any family members’ wants and needs. From high-class boutiques to sporting goods stores to consignment shops, spice shops to art galleries, the family could spend a whole day just in the downtown. Enjoy the waterfront views and the sounds of the seagulls as you take in the historical architecture on the main drag. Port Townsend boasts Victorian grandeur in its buildings and houses from the late 1800s. Manresa Castle was completed in 1892 as the home of Charles and Kate Eisenbeis. This then-30-room private residence went through several changes before becoming what it is today — a castle hotel that can accommodate anywhere from a couple to a wedding party. The Waterstreet Hotel is another one that offers old-world charm near the port. If you’re looking for a spot to sit down, relax and munch on a meal, Port Townsend has a wide array of restaurants and pubs that offer a range of culinary delights. From sushi to pizza, everyone’s taste buds can be satisfied. In the mood for something fancier? You’ll have no problem finding an upscale restaurant or two. If you happen to be in town on a Saturday, swing by the Port Townsend Farmers Market between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for an amazing selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, hand-crafted goods and more. More than 70 vendors come each week. There are about 40 farms, four artisan cheese makers and three cideries, plus bakers, espresso and coffee masters, soap and salve sellers and crafters post up for the day to sell their wares. Every week, a local band performs during the market, creating an eclectic, fun atmosphere while you shop.

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TRAVELING TO PORT TOWNSEND

Port Townsend is the first city visitors will encounter coming onto the Northwest Olympic Peninsula from the Seattle/Silverdale area. Jutting off U.S. Highway 101 in Discovery Bay, travelers will drive north on Highway 20, turning left at a traffic signal to stay on the road. Once within the city, many points of interest can be accessed via foot. Stop by the chef’s demonstration area for a weekly how-to with some of the best local chefs in the area. The farmers market is located in uptown on Tyler Street, between Lawrence and Clay streets. Since Port Townsend is out on a little peninsula of its own, visitors may want to stay a night or two or seven at local accommodations. Whether you’re into camping or RVing, long-term or short-term vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts or motels

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and hotels, families and friends have myriad choices on place to stay. For those looking to take in a movie, Port Townsend has a few options for film buffs. The Rose Theatre, located on Taylor Street, presents both well-known and classic films on a rotating basis. The theater opened as a vaudeville house in 1907. It has since experienced multiple transitions in order to get to where it is today. See EXPLORE, page 37


Larry Scott Memorial Trail The Larry Scott Memorial Trail is a hard-pack gravel trail that starts in Port Townsend and travels approximately six miles toward Four Corners. It is open for nonmotorized modes of transportation and recreational purposes, including walking, bicycling and horseback riding. Access is from the Port Townsend Boat Haven off Haines Place. It is a segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a trail that will ultimately traverse approximately 130 miles across the North Olympic Peninsula. The trail is a great place to see breathtaking views that are not accessible by car.

Chetzemoka Park Nearly two dozen parks dot the landscape of Port Townsend, but the showpiece is Chetzemoka Park, located at Jackson and Blaine streets. Named in honor of the Klallam chief Chetzemoka, friend of the pioneers, the 5.1-acre park overlooks Admiralty Inlet. The city-owned gem is located on the water and has a stunning view of the Cascade Mountains and Whidbey Island on clear days. The park features flower gardens, picnic areas, play equipment and a bandstand, plus easy access to the beach and tidelands.

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EXPLORE, continued from page 36 Grab some popcorn and a beer, and sit back and relax for a one-of-a-kind movie experience. The Uptown Theatre, on Lawrence Street, is celebrating 68 years of business this year. The one-screen theater often shows a current movie, and viewers can enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh baked cookies and, of course, popcorn from the Uptown Coffee Bar. Bring the whole family, or take in a date night with all the city has to offer. No matter your taste, Port Townsend is that town that has something for every personality.

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Ferry to Coupeville Port Townsend offers a Washington State Department of Transportation ferry from the city to Coupeville. This quiet waterfront farming community — known to many as the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island — still reflects the character of a frontier seaport when Puget Sound was being settled. It is home to Fort Casey State Park, beaches and 91 nationally registered historical structures. For more information on Port Townsend ferry departure/arrival times, delays and more, visit www.wsdot.com/ferries.

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A land unto itself, these communities are must-sees

PORT HADLOCK/TRI-AREA

Port Hadlock and the Tri-Area of Chimacum, Nordland and Irondale are at the crossroads of the most populated area in Jefferson County. This commercial hub is also the gateway to Marrowstone and Indian islands. Located at the northern tip of the island is Fort Flagler State Park. The historical turn-of-the-century Army base features barracks, officers’ quarters and a hospital that were used in World War I and World War II. Favorite features that can be toured include the nine former gun batteries atop the bluff.

Port Hadlock

Port Hadlock and the Tri-Area have a history of building business and community. In the 20th century, agriculture, smelting and lumber were the primary industries. Today, tourism, education, retail, restaurants and services are at the forefront, with agriculture and valueadded food services continuing to expand. The area has something for everyone — from shopping and restaurants, accommodations and cultural activities, to a wide range of outdoor options such as

H.J. Carroll Park

crabbing, fishing, kayaking and sailing.

Chimacum

Chimacum is known for its dairy farms spreading across Chimacum Valley. H.J. Carroll Park, off state Highway 19, is a county park that offers a playground, BMX track, disc golf course and other amenities. Some bookworm trivia: A road off state Highway 19 is named “Egg and I Road” after Betty MacDonald’s 1945

memoir, The Egg and I. The book told about her experiences living on a chicken farm in Chimacum and spawned a film of the same title and the Ma and Pa Kettle films. The farm that was the subject of her tales was located on that road. Stop by the Chimacum Corner Farmstand (9122 Rhody Drive, 360-732-0107, www.chimacumcorner.com), a small rural grocery store that features locally grown or produced food.

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DIRECTORY JEFFERSON COUNTY Jefferson County Fairgrounds

58 Full & Partial hook-ups 24+ Tenting sites Showers Close to Fort Worden

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RV Group Camping Available 4907 Landes Street Port Townsend 360-385-1013 e-mailjeffcofairgrounds@olypen.com www.jeffcofairgrounds.com

SEQUIM

“Newest” RV Park on the Peninsula

BLUE SKY RV

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MOBILE RV SERVICE

Service Parts Moving

360-452-1324 • 1-888-445-4251

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www.gilgaloasisrvpark.com

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Sequim, WA 98382 360-582-3006

(behind Econo Lodge, across from QFC)

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RV

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PORT ANGELES Tenting, Camping & RV Sites Seal Watching, Rock Hunting

Open During Summer

LARGE PARTS STORE WITH NEW INVENTORY! SINCE 1972

(360) 928-3006

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www.mobuiltrv.com

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2372 Highway 101 E. • Port Angeles

Harrison Beach Campground

299 Harrison Beach Rd. • Port Angeles, WA 98363 5 Miles West of Joyce - off W. Lyre River Rd.

Olympic Peninsula RV Parks

Elwha Dam RV Park Port Angeles, WA

On beautiful Scenic By-way Highway 112

www.ElwhaDamRVpark.com

9 Hole Golf Course Clubhouse Pull Thrus Propane Group Discounts

PROPANE

53802 Hwy. 112 West Port Angeles (360) 928-2488 www.olypen.com/scrv

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• Conveniently located for exploring the Olympic National Park • 10 minutes to quaint downtown shoppes • 10 minutes to Victoria ferry • Quiet wooded setting

Invite you to come for a visit and spend time among Tall Trees, Crashing Waves, Quiet Forests, Thundering Waterfalls, Awesome Glaciers and Wonderful Wildflowers. Memories made in a moment last a lifetime... Come and enjoy all that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer. Winery Tours, Divine Dining, Wild ONP Trails, Kayaking.

www.OlympicPeninsulaRVparks.com

WEST END PORT ANGELES

Campground & RV Park Shadow Mountain

Crescent Beach & R V Park EVERCHANGING SURF • AWESOME SUNSETS • SAND DOLLARS AGATES • EAGLES • SEASHELLS

Close to Olympic National Park 15 miles W. of P.A. on Hwy. 101 Across from Lake Sutherland

DAY • TENTS • RVS (w/e/s) LAUNDRY • HOT SHOWERS

(360) 928-3344

Full Hookups, Tent Spaces, Laundry, Store, Deli, Fuel

15 miles west of Port Angeles off Hwy 112

HALF MILE SAND BEACH

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Public Laundromat • Full Hookups Tent Sites • Showers/Bathrooms Long Term • Month to Month available

PORT ANGELES

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200.021 Hwy 101 N. Beaver (360) 327-0714

Clallam County Parks

Riverview RV Park

Dungeness & Salt Creek Recreation Areas

www.olympicanglers.com

33 Mora Road, Forks 640-4819 • 640-4820 • (360) 374-3398

OLSON’S RESORT MASON FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED

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BRANDON & DAWN MASON P.O. BOX 245, SEKIU, WA 98381 (360) 963-2311

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Motels & Cabin • RVs Laundry • Groceries Launching & Moorage Fishing Tackle • Gas www.olsons-resort.com

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Offering: Camping Year-Round Playgrounds Campsite Reservations Picnic Sites Full-Service Restrooms Beach Recreation Birding Opportunities Hiking Trails

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Port Ludlow Marina

Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow is a residential and recreational community built up around the shores of Ludlow Bay. The natural environment and developed facilities offer hikes on wooded trails and paths, digs for clams and oysters along the beach, drives through scenic countryside, bicycling and jogging. The Port Ludlow Golf Course, 751 Highland Drive, features two 9-hole courses for two different games. For water lovers, there is a marina as well as boat launches for sailing, power boating, fishing, windsurfing and kayaking. Don’t forget to stop and eat at one of the quaint restaurants available.

Northwest Smoked Salmon

Pepperoni

Sausage

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Kippered, Hard, Smoked, Jerky, Candy, Pepperoni Summer, Italian, Polish, Cajun, German, Brats

Summer, Salami, Lanjagger Teriyaki, Cajun, Black Pepper, Garlic

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MARROWSTONE ISLAND

Though not on everyone’s radar, Marrowstone Island is a quiet retreat

Located southeast of Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island is a narrow piece of land that houses the small community of Nordland along with Fort Flagler State Park. Despite its small stature, the island’s community has plenty to offer visitors. Marrowstone takes its name from Marrowstone Point, the northernmost point on the island. It was given this name in 1792 by British explorer George Vancouver. Those living in the Nordland Township are made up mostly of descendants of Mystery Bay Norwegian immigrants who, once it was platted in 1889, were attracted to the area for its abundance of fish and similarCedar ity of the land to Norwegian fjords. Chain Link DIRECTORY Fort Flagler, located on the north end, Vinyl was completed in 1907 as a United States Army coast artillery fort. It became a Custom state park in 1955 and features a muWrought seum on the history of the fort. Guided Iron tours can be arranged in advance. Gates & Those looking to camp or fly some Fencing kites can find the perfect spot at Fort CALL FOR A FREE Installation Flagler as well as Mystery Bay State Park, a 10-acre marine state park loESTIMATE! Automatic cated at 10541 Fort Flagler Road. Here Openers 360-460-9504 and at the fort, campers can partake in clamming, crabbing, freshwater fishing, Email: a2zfencing@hotmail.com diving and more. Website: www.a2zfencing.net A Discover Pass is required for both Licensed CONTR#A2ZFEF*870DM Bonded & Insured parks as well as corresponding licenses for recreational activities. Visitors looking for a place to eat, some live music or a few art galleries to visit will find enough to fill a day or two out on the island. Also stop in at the Nordland General Store (7180 Flagler Road), which has been part of the community since the early 1920s. Grab some supplies for a picnic and talk to the locals at this hub. Local seeds and Take the turnoff for Port Townsend See our website for open days plants, plus soil off U.S. Highway 101. Turn right onto and online shopping amendments Anderson Lake Road, left on Rhody Also open by appointment for the organic Drive and right onto Highway 116. Once 1818 Hastings gardener! there, take in the coastal surroundings Port Townsend and sites before setting up camp or 9122 Rhody Dr, Chimacum • Open Daily 9-7 www.farreachesfarm.com chimacumcorner.com • 360-732-0107 unpacking at a cabin. 44 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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Wineries of the North Olympic Peninsula The North Olympic Peninsula is home to several award-winning wineries and cideries. Explore hidden backroads and see spectacular countryside as you visit the different locations and taste wines and hard ciders as distinctive as their locations. Many of the wineries use grapes from Eastern Washington, although some grow their own cool-climate grapes or use berries and fruit from local farms. Often you’ll find the winemakers themselves pouring in the tasting rooms and greeting visitors. A handful of the wineries banded together to form the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association (800-785-5495, olympicpeninsulawineries.org). The website provides a suggested tour map and directions. Starting in Port Angeles, Harbinger Winery is located at 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101. Boasting multiple awards from over the years, Harbinger offers wine-lovers reds, roses, whites and seasonals in a converted ex-logging truck shop. Visit its tasting room between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. You also will find wine, chocolate, cheese and beer. Camaraderie Cellars, located at 334 Benson Road in Port Angeles, is surrounded by the forests of Olympic

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National Park. Visitors are greeted by sculpture art and gardens that are great for a picnic and boast an outdoor fire pit. The tasting room has several examples of Washington fine wines for aficionados to savor. The winery opens with regular weekend hours May 1. Come visit between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday though Saturday. Off U.S. Highway 101 up Black Diamond Road resides Black Diamond Winery. The vinters are taking a break from wine production in order to revitalize their vineyard and themselves. The winery will not be open for the 2015 season. Heading east out U.S. 101 toward Sequim, stop in at Olympic Cellars for a true wine treat. Surrounded by farmland, the winery

Legend 1. Harbinger Winery 2. Camaraderie Cellars 3. Black Diamond Winery 4. Olympic Cellars 5. Wind Rose Cellars 6. Eaglemount Wine & Cider 7. FairWinds Winery 8. Finn River Farm & Cidery 9. Marrowstone Vineyards is housed in an old barn with a handcrafted tasting bar just off the highway and at the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.

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WINERIES, continued from page 45 During the summer season, Olympic Cellars offers visitors serious wines, a Summer Concert Series, occasional skydiving parties and other celebrations. Now through October, visit the winery between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. In Sequim, Wind Rose Cellars is located at 143 W. Washington St. This award-winning winery offers wine and food pairings to customers. It also usually has live music Thursdays through Saturdays. It has a tasting room, functional during the day, and wine bar, which opens for the evening crowd. Make your way over to Port Townsend for a stop at Eaglemount

Wine & Cider at 2350 Eaglemount Road for a relaxing glass. If you use GPS, don’t rely solely on it when trying to find the winery; use your eyes and look for the sign. The vinters pride themselves on not only their wines, but also their hard ciders and meads. Eaglemount’s tasting room is open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday or by appointment. FairWinds Winery, located at 1984 W. Hastings Ave., Port Townsend, relies on growers in the Yakima Valley to produce small-batch wines. It averages about 1,000 cases a year. The tasting room is open through Labor Day from noon to 5 p.m. Head over to Chimacum’s Finn River Farm & Cidery, located at 142

Barn Swallow Road, for some popular local brews. The Finnriver crew farms and ferment on an 80-acre family farm and orchard. Using organic ingredients, it produces traditional and innovative hard ciders. It is open seven days a week from noon to 5 p.m. Marrowstone Vineyards, 423 Meade Road, Nordland, presents red, white and fruit wines within the vineyard with views beautiful enough for a wedding. Satisfy your taste with wine and an art gallery that features work by local artists. It is open between noon and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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Shops In Clallam County: •  Mister Buds, 536 Marine Drive , Port Angeles •  Sparket R&R, 1403 E. First St., Suite B, Port Angeles •  The Hidden Bush, 3230 E. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles In Jefferson County: •  Sea Change Cannabis, 282332 U.S. Highway 101, Discovery Bay •  Herbal Access Retail, 661 Ness’ Corner Road, Port Hadlock Where can I smoke? On private property out of view of

the general public. How much can I possess? For those 21 and older, 1 ounce of usable marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia, 16 ounces of solid marijuana-infused product or 72 ounces of liquid marijuanainfused product. What’s not allowed? Pot use and possession remain a criminal act on federal lands, which include Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. Do not take products to another state or country. Do not drive while under the influence.

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Taste the Elements of the Olympic Peninsula: Earth, Air, Water & Wine Marrowstone Vineyards Artisan Wine and Art in the Winery

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DISCOVERY BAY

Don’t just pass through this small community; stop for lunch, do some shopping and enjoy the views

Discovery Bay is an ideal place to take a rest from the road, stay overnight or just get away from the faster pace of living. It is located at U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 20. The Port of Port Townsend owns a public recreational boat launch off Gardiner Beach Road that provides access to the bay. While kayakers sometimes paddle along the shoreline, the bay is typically quiet. British explorer Capt. George Vancouver found Discovery Bay in 1792 and named the body of water after his flagship, HMS Discovery. After a sawmill was built in 1853, boats carried wood in and out of the bay. The old mill is no longer standing. In 2008, the North Olympic Salmon Coalition created and restored salt marsh habitat, known as the Salmon Creek Estuary.

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Pronounced “Skwim,” this town is a growing community of about 6,600 on the North Olympic Peninsula, noted for its sunshine and lavender

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In the rain shadow of the 8,000-foot Olympic Mountains, Sequim is one of the driest locales in Western Washington, receiving an average of 16 inches annually. Sequim, also known as the “Lavender Capital of North America,” draws thousands to its Lavender Weekend in July. Approximately two hours from Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley is home to some 27,000 residents, many of who retired to the area from across the country.

Downtown daytripping, bountiful goods

Downtown Sequim is a destination lates, fine wines and cheeses, new for tourists and locals to eat, shop, and used books and classic, vintage catch a little culture and enjoy and exotic clothing and linens. conversation over cups of coffee or Take a break at one of half-dozen glasses of wine. coffee houses/bistros downtown or The downtown is a walkable sample local wines. community of locally owned and Several stores carry Northwest operated specialty shops anchored by arts and crafts, and there’s an art Sequim Avenue and Washington gallery featuring local artists. Street. Downtown businesses and artists Within its six-square-block area, joined forces several years ago to there are nearly 60 small businesses make art available to all with the 5 that are conveniently located, offer p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art plenty of variety and take pride in Walk. personalized customer service. The free self-guided walking tour The atmosphere is friendly, begins with a 5:30 p.m. artists’ inviting and relaxing. Just park your reception, with snacks and wine, at car on any of the nonmetered streets the art cooperative and includes and stroll to one of downtown’s more than a dozen venues highlighting more area artists. dozen or so restaurants for homeMaps are available at participatstyle cooking to gourmet fare. ing businesses. It’s a great time to Once fortified, meander through mingle, nosh and appreciate all the downtown’s distinctive shops featuring surprising goods such as lavender art downtown Sequim has to offer. products, scrapbooking supplies, Another downtown draw is the scented candles, handcrafted chocoSequim Farmers Market, every 56 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Saturday from May to October. This pet-friendly market at Centennial Square is abuzz with vendors selling locally caught fish and homegrown meats, fruits, vegetables, honey and crafts as musicians play lively tunes.

Olympic Theatre Arts Sequim has a strong community theater in Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is the summer production, running July 10-26. For show and ticket information, visit www.olympictheatrearts.org or phone the box office at 360-6837326 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. First Friday Art Walk Takes place the first Friday of each month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


For Kids Noted as one of the best places in the nation to retire, Sequim also provides much for visitors with children: playgrounds, a skate park, animals, old bones, music and enough activities to settle even the most tireless in bed peacefully come nightfall. •  The Olympic Game Farm offers a chance to meet animals up close on drive-through or walking tours. Open nearly every day, fee for tours. 1423 Ward Road, 360-683-4295 or 8007784205, www.olygamefarm.com. •  Carrie Blake Park (on Blake Avenue near the QFC shopping center) has woodsy groves, trails, an off-leash dog park, duck ponds, playground equipment, a skate park and two ball fields offer space for a game. Just north of Carrie Blake Park, the Water Reuse Demonstration Park has walking and biking trails, exercise stations and a pond for radio-controlled boats where children younger than 14 also can fish. •  At the Museum & Arts Center are the bones of a mastodon found at the Manis site near Sequim in 1977. The bones are displayed in their proper

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make a perfect end to a meal. Local artisans display hand-crafted items such as soaps and lotions made with Sequim’s famous lavender; fiber arts including funky hats; jewelry crafted from sea glass found nearby; colorful pottery and paintings; intricate wood carvings; and sparkling gems and minerals. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., enjoy entertainment by local musicians. Polite pets are welcome to browse the market with their people.

• The Olympic Discovery Trail features hiking, jogging and bicycling through scenic areas. Bicycles are available for rental at All Around Bikes at 150 W. Sequim Bay Road, 360-681-3868. •  For a day-trip, take a kayak tour of the Dungeness Spit, with a stop at the New Dungeness Lighthouse. Tours and rentals can be booked through Dungeness Kayaking, 360-681-4190, or Adventures Through Kayaking, 360-417-3015. • Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center offers swimming (including a children’s pool, rope jump and a water slide), basketball, volleyball and racquetball. 610 N. Fifth Ave. , 360-683-3344, www. sarcfitness.com.

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From the beginning of May until the cold weather runs them off, about 75 local produce growers and vendors selling juried arts and crafts flock to the Sequim Farmers Market held on Cedar Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. It’s a great place to find freshly harvested fruits, vegetables, fish, meats and even natural honey. Take home some of Sequim’s homemade baked goods, barbecue sauce, salsa and guacamole, as well as other herbs and spices. Save your groceries for later and chow down at the market with barbecue, freshly roasted coffee, pizza, caramel corn and caramel apples. Handmade Belgian chocolate truffles

positions on a large artist’s rendering of the mastodon, with the tusks displayed separately. A short video covers the archaeological excavation of the site. Admission is by donation. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 175 W. Cedar St., 360-683-8110. •  The Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park offers indoor and outdoor adventure. Outdoors, there’s the old railroad bridge and the Dungeness River. Due to recent flood damage, the bridge is closed to thoroughfare. Indoors, the Dungeness River Audubon Center overflows with family friendly exhibits. Railroad Bridge Park is open daily during daylight hours. The Audubon Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. On Wednesdays, a free guided bird walk in the park starts at 8:30 a.m. 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, 360-681-4076, www. dungenessrivercenter.org. •  The 5.5 mile walk out Dungeness Spit to the lighthouse is a favorite. Rest, snack and take a volunteer-guided tour of the lighthouse before beginning the walk back. Best walking is at low tide. It’s wise to pack water, snacks and jackets and allow half a day for this 11-mile round-trip hike.


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July 17, 18 & 19, 2015 Jardin du Soleil*

Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm

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Washington Lavender Farm

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Tour de Lavender Pedal Power Weekend Sat. & Sun., Aug 1 & 2

939 Finn Hall Road 360-452-5207 www.walavender.com

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For all the information and details of this event, visit us at www.TourdeLavender.com

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Local growers celebrate lavender farms Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair The Sequim Lavender Festival celebrates its 19th year in the heart of Sequim and in the surrounding Dungeness Valley during the July 17-19 weekend. Solely produced and managed by the member-growers of the Sequim Lavender Growers Association, the free-admission festival will expand its production to include activities and regional attractions for the modern family and visitors of all ages. The street fair is located downtown on Fir Street bordered by Sequim Avenue and Third Avenue. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attractions this year include “Festival Fun for Kids,” local Boys & Girls Club-sponsored activities for tykes, toddlers and children 12 years and younger, plus marimba band entertainment and lavender-flavored margaritas, martinis and wine served at the Beer and Wine Garden. Join the locals for Lavenderstock, three days of live music from Northwest bands and ensembles with seating and tables provided on flat and tree-shaded lawns. New this year will be a free street dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18. See LAVENDER, page 63

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Local Lavender Farms Jardin du Soleil 3932 Sequim-Dungeness Way The Schiefen family is are excited to share the fourth season of its lavender adventure at Jardin du Soleil. From the first blooms of spring to the harvest and distillation of certified organic essential oil in late summer, this family farm is sure to offer a one-of-a-kind farm experience for everyone. Whether it’s for the annual Brunch in the Blooms, a stroll through the fields and garden maze on a warm sunny day or the festivities of Sequim Lavender Weekend, the Schiefen family looks forward to having you and yours take part in the lavender experience. Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm 1532 Marine Drive Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm grows many varieties of lavender over two locations encompassing 10 acres of USDA-certified organic lavender. The main farm and boutique are located five miles north of downtown Sequim and just seconds from the shores of Dungeness Bay in the heart of Dungeness. Come stroll through the oldest planted lavender fields in Sequim, shop in the boutique for handcrafted lavender products and check out the new additions coming to this farm in 2015 and beyond. As one of the first lavender farms that started the Sequim Lavender movement in 1995, the Hermosillo family invites you to learn about essential oil distillation, participate in farm demonstrations and discussions, make lavender wands and other lavender-themed crafts on Saturdays during the summer. Washington Lavender 939 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles Take a step back in time at Washington Lavender. Located at George Washington Inn & Estate with the B&B inn as a backdrop, the farm enjoys breathtaking panoramic views of both sea and mountains. Drive up the lavender-lined lane, stroll through the fields and discover the newly planted labyrinth. Wildflowers add a splash of color throughout the farm. In keeping with the culinary priorities at the B&B, the farm’s gift shop features a wide variety of culinary lavender products, including honey, jams, syrups, teas, spices and recipes in addition to traditional bath and body products. All products are handcrafted with essential oil and lavender bud. Washington Lavender is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tour de Lavender Experience a true cyclists’ weekend during Tour de Lavender in August. Bike the beautiful North Olympic Peninsula as a serious cyclist on the Metric Century Ride or as a more casual recreational cyclist on the Family Fun Ride. The Metric Century Ride on Saturday, Aug. 1, follows the rural roads and Olympic Discovery Trail of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley to the Port Angeles waterfront and the foothills of the Olympic Mountains while touring lavender farms en route. Consider combining this ride with Ride the Hurricane on Sunday, Aug. 2, for a “Pedal Power Weekend.” The Family Fun Ride on Saturday and/or Sunday, Aug. 1-2, covers up to 35 miles on the Olympic Discovery Trail and lavender farms but can be customized to match the ability and endurance level of the cyclists. For more bicycling information, see page 66. SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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LAVENDER, continued from page 60 Food and spirits will be available during this event. Growers association members will offer original and hand-created gifts and personal care items produced from their Sequim lavender harvest at their vendor booths all three days. From hydrating oils, lotions and soaps, relaxing eye pillows, culinary ingredients and pet apparel to the beautifully prepared lavender bouquets and lavender buds, there’s something for everybody. Hard-to-locate lavender plants will be available at the street fair and the farms. This event consists of a high-end juried street fair consisting of all forms of art techniques and media, photography, pottery, metalwork, leatherwork, carvings, jewelry, fibers and precious minerals and rocks from countrywide artisans. There will be nothing lacking for the discerning appetite, vegan or hot-dog lover, at the food court and beer and wine garden. Vendors will offer barbecue, at least six flavors of lavender ice cream, crab cakes and salmon, Greek and Thai food, coffee and freshly made crepes.

Farm Tour There are seven free farms open to the public and one commercial nursery, along with the Street Fair: Blackberry Forest, Fat Cat Garden & Gifts, Graysmarsh Farm, Nelson’s Duck Pond & Lavender Farm, Martha Lane Lavender, Oliver’s Farm, The Lavender Connection and Peninsula Nurseries. The farms will be open all three festival days from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pick up a Sequim Lavender Weekend map at any farm or the street fair for the locations of these farms. Don’t miss Tilly’s Lavender Lemonade stand at Nelson’s Duckpond and Lavender Farm, where all proceeds from this event go back to her local elementary school for support of programs such as music and art. Free parking and free shuttle service for the street fair will be available at QFC, 990 E. Washington St., and J.C. Penney Co., 651 W. Washington St. Additional festival information is available at www.lavenderfestival.com and www.sequimlavenderweekend. com.

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Take me outside Parks Carrie Blake Park, at 202 N. Blake Ave., is a Sequim gem for all ages that’s used year-round, no matter what the weather. You’ll find walkers and joggers on the blacktopped trail looping through the north side of the park, many with their canine pals who are welcome to romp in the fenced offleash dog park — it’s set up with small and large dog areas. Have a family reunion or get-together with friends under the large shelter and fire up the grills nearby. There are two playground areas with swings and climbing things. Older youths will enjoy the adjacent BMX track and skateboard park. The softball fields are first-come, first-served. At 3 p.m. on the third Sundays from May-September, the Sequim City Band plays in free outdoor concerts at the James Center for the Performing Arts, also on the north side of the park. For parking, enter from Rhodefer Road off East Washington Street, a few blocks east of Blake Avenue. The park is open from dawn to dusk. Railroad Bridge Park, on the opposite end of town, is a bit of forest in the city. At 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, north and west of Walmart off Priest Road, the park has toe-dipping access to the Dungeness River, which can be calm or churning, but is relentlessly cold. The 1900s railroad bridge is part of the Olympic Discovery Trail that runs through the park. Due to flood damage, it cannot be crossed this summer. The park has several picnic tables, an outdoor stage and numerous side trails through the foliage. The park is open from dawn to dusk, and no pass is required. The Dungeness River Audubon Center within the park features many examples of birds and other native animals and serves as an educational center. Even if you’re just visiting, you’re invited to join the bird walks at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday, rain or shine, led

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by a center birding expert. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Kayaking

Dungeness Kayaking, 360-681-4190; or Olympic Raft and Kayaking, 360-4521443. Tours are available, too.

Hiking

For the ultimate outdoor activity, hike The Sequim area offers a variety of the 11-mile round trip on the Dungeprime kayaking locations in the Strait of ness Spit — the longest natural sand Juan de Fuca with the bonus of seeing spit in the U.S. — to the New Dungebirds and wildlife closer to their habitat. ness Lighthouse, first illuminated in Kayak launch sites are as follows: 1857. •  Cline Spit on Marine Drive. The property has a small museum, •  Diamond Point on the northeast picnic tables, restrooms and a brilliant Miller Peninsula. view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca from •  Dungeness Landing on Marine the lighthouse’s catwalk. To access the Drive near Oyster House Road. spit, park at the Dungeness Recreation •  Gardiner off U.S. Highway 101 to Area and follow the signs. Gardiner Beach Road. Pets are not allowed on the spit. •  John Wayne Marina on West •  A 30-mile section of the popular Sequim Bay Road. Olympic Discovery Trail runs from •  Marlyn Nelson County Park on Port Blyn to Port Angeles, passing through Williams Road. Sequim. The wide trail, either paved or •  Sequim Bay State Park between with packed composite, is suitable for Gardiner and Sequim. walkers, hikers and bicyclists; leashed From Cline Spit, you can kayak to the pets are allowed. New Dungeness Light Station. HowThe scenery ranges from canoever, advance notification is required pied forest to wide-open prairie with for boating in as a safety precaution; benches to rest on along the way. Just phone 360-457-8451. Entry fee applies. off Whitefeather Way at U.S. Highway Bring your own kayaks or rent them 101 is Johnson Trestle, a magnificent from these area businesses: Adven410-foot-long bridge 100 feet above tures Through Kayaking, 360-417-3015; Johnson Creek. SPRING/SUMMER 2015 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 65


Biking For scenic mountain biking beauty, it’s hard to beat the Dungeness Valley. For those with youngsters who want to get them interested in biking, try Robin Hill Farm County Park, which offers a nice little trail for beginners and families. The park is located off Dryke Road between Sequim and Port Angeles. Another more challenging spot to consider is Burnt Hill Road, accessible from Happy Valley Road. The 4-mile climb is a fantastic trail for the bike enthusiast. For a fun ride, sign up for the Olympic Bike Adventure, held in September

(360-417-4557, www.olympicbike adventure.com). The 25-mile trek covers the Olympic Discovery Trail from Port Angeles to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center on Sequim Bay in Blyn.

Tour de Lavender, Aug. 1-2 Celebrate the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula on the “Tour de Lavender” and cycle around to enjoy the worldloved lavender farms in the Sequim Dungeness Valley. Being the third year for this successful ride, visitors also can include a recreational ride up into Olympic National Park with Ride the Hurricane.

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Tour de Lavender includes two events (Note: These are separate rides and require separate registration if you and/ or your family are participating): •  Metric Century Plus Ride: This classic long distance ride Saturday, Aug. 1, is co-sponsored by the Sequim Spoke Folk and several other cycling groups from Sequim. It will have all the technical support needed for a ride of this distance. The route will travel on backroads and the Olympic Discovery Trail out to the Elwha River. Riders will be arriving throughout the day and many will stay overnight to participate in the Ride the Hurricane. The entry fee is $55 per person. •  Family Fun Ride: This cycling tour is designed for families and children of all ages and abilities and will be available for cyclists and family members Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-2. This is a relaxed trip for spouses/ partners, youngsters and even babies in “carriers,” visiting welcoming lavender farms on the backroads of the valley in what is a mostly level and easy route. Riders also will be encouraged to visit and use the Olympic Discovery Trail as part of their ride and will have options to extend the program throughout the trail system. Each of the lavender farms on the ride will have special attractions for families. The entry fee is $45 per person; a rider younger than 12 is $15. For more information, email info@ tourdelavender.org, phone 360-6817532 or visit www.tourdelavender.com.


Olympic Game Farm A family-run business, Olympic Game Farm, located at 1423 Ward Road, is home to many animal species, both endangered and nonendangered. Many of its animals are veterans of television and movies. For more than 28 years, the Olympic Game Farm worked exclusively with Walt Disney Studios and many others on features for movies and television. Today, the farm is home to more than 20 different exotic and nonexotic species, with hundreds of animals on site for families to “get face to face with wildlife” from the comfort of their

vehicles on the farm’s driving tour. The farm also has walking tours for groups of 10 or more. Reservations are required between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Visitors can also check out the farm’s studio barn and freshwater aquarium. On the driving tour, there are friendly llamas that eat bread from your hand, performing bears, grazing elk and buffalo. You also will see many animals which are on the endangered species list, such as timber wolves, Bengal tigers and African lions. The farm also is home to coyotes, bobcats, cougars and many more species. Driving tours are open year-round

from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. There is an admission fee for the tours. Visit www.olygamefarm.com or phone 360-683-4295 or 800-778-4295 for rates. Local chambers of commerce have brochures on the farm and directions to it.

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John Wayne Marina Popular with boaters and landlubbers alike, John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, offers a beautiful parklike area, a fuel dock, moorage, boat launches and a restaurant. Located on Pitship Point in Sequim Bay (Longitude 123 02’ 18” W/Latitude 48 03’ 43” N), John Wayne Marina is named for “The Duke,” but since opening in 1985, the marina has made a reputation for itself as a full-service facility in a superb location. The marina offers both permanent and guest moorage on a first-come, first-served basis, parking and a launch for smaller craft and boat rentals. Ashore, the John Wayne Marina includes a restaurant and restrooms, with showers and laundry for tenants, and even a public meeting room with kitchen. Film actor John Wayne loved sailing his yacht, Wild Goose, in the area of Sequim Bay, which he considered a prime place for a marina. Wayne donated the land in 1975. Owned and operated by the Port of Port Angeles, the marina is a popular stop, included as “Best of the West” by Sea Magazine. Boaters can take advantage of a fuel dock open seven days a week, and the marina offers electric and water hookups. Trash disposal, a sewage pump-out and

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waste oil disposal also are available. Chefs prepare lunch and dinner at the marina’s restaurant, The Dockside Grill. The marina and its beautiful park areas are popular walking and picnicking places for nonboaters. Dozens of species of waterfowl make for good birding, and the Olympic Discovery Trail runs nearby. Pets on leashes are welcome. For more information, phone 360417-3440.

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From U.S. Highway 101, between Sequim and Port Angeles, turn north onto Kitchen-Dick Road (near Milepost 260). Travel approximately 3.5 miles; the road takes a 90-degree turn becoming Lotzgesell Road, and the park entrance will be on your left.

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Sixty-six standard campsites are located within the park ($17 for county residents, $20 for noncounty). Half of the sites may be reserved in advance (sites 34-66); the remaining are open on a first-come, first-served basis (1-33). In addition, two restrooms are available with showers; there’s a limit of six people per campsite; pets are allowed on leashes; and firewood is available for a fee. Campsite reservations are done only by mail. Reservations are accepted starting in January for that year. The sooner campers return the completed forms, the reservation fee and the first night’s camping fee, the better their chance of getting their reservation confirmed. All reservations must be received at the park a minimum of two weeks prior to their desired camping date. Adjacent to the county park is the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. A trail wanders through the trees and eventually drops down to Dungeness Spit. An entrance fee must be paid before

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Dungeness Refuge Every hike on the Dungeness Spit is different. Every hike is the same. Weather, tide and time of year make each visit unique, but there’s something familiar on every trip. The spit is part of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and covers 631 acres. It is located at 554 Voice of America Road. Hikers are restricted to the north shore of Dungeness Spit to reach the New Dungeness Light Station and must arrive and depart between sunrise and sunset, avoiding high tides.

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conifer forest before reaching a pair of overlooks that give a spectacular view of the narrow ribbon of the sand spit. The 1857 lighthouse is a tiny beacon that appears to be far, far away. The inner shore of the spit is a wildlife refuge for nesting birds and lucky hikers will be favored with seeing a variety of feathered critters. The New Dungeness Light Station is open to the public, and tours of the lighthouse are available daily from 9 a.m. to two hours before sunset. Boat access is permitted by reservation only through the refuge office, 715 Holgerson Road, Sequim (360-457-8451). If you’re not up for a strenuous hike, take your pet and stroll along the straitside bluffs of a four-mile loop in the Dungeness Recreation Area for a bird’s-eye view of the spit. Picnic tables and 66 camping sites are available. For more information, phone 360-4578451 or visit www.dungeness100.com.

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Centennial events for 2015 •  June 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Kids Day at the refuge •  July 18, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Geology walks on the refuge •  Aug. 15: Shorebird walk. Time depends on the tides •  Sept. 25-26: Joint celebration of 100 years with the Dungeness River Bridge and Klahhane Hike Club as part of the annual Riverfest at the Dungeness River Audubon Center •  Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Migrating waterfowl walk on the refuge


Sequim Dog Park After a long trip to the Olympic Peninsula, owners and their canine companions will yearn to stretch their legs, and the Sequim Dog Park is a perfect place to enjoy the fresh air in a safe environment. The dog park is a community park that is more than one acre on the east side of Carrie Blake Park, two blocks north on Blake Avenue from Washington Street. The park encourages people to bring their dogs for exercise and off-leash doggie play. There is a fenced area for large dogs and one for small dogs. The park is well-groomed and clean, and its users are self-policing and friendly. Restrooms, doggie clean-up bags and benches are available for visitors’ use.

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Park rules are posted on-site and online at www.sequimdogparks.org. Also on the website, see dog-friendly lodging available in Sequim. A portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail runs by Carrie Blake Park, and there also is a walking trail for dogs and their people around the park. Hours for both parks are from dawn until dusk. www.skyridgegolfcourse.com Length: 2,700-3,400 yards for nine holes Public golf course SUNLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 109 Hilltop Drive 360-683-6800 www.sunlandgolf.com Length: 6,265 yards Private golf course; open to public Saturdays and Sundays

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Berries Berries of all varieties are available to be picked and purchased at a few locations in and around Sequim. Here are some of the local U-pick berry farms and their offerings:

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DUNGENESS MEADOW FARM (blueberries) 135 Meadowmeer Lane U-pick open second week of July through the second week of August Hours: Phone ahead (after 7 a.m.) or see ad in newspapers Phone: 360-582-1128 Pre-picked berries also available Noncertified organically grown Reka, Blue Crop, Spartan and Duke blueberries GRAYSMARSH FARM (five varieties) 6187 Woodcock Road U-pick open June through September Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 360-683-5563 Graysmarsh picking calendar: Strawberries: June Raspberries: early July through early August Loganberries: early July through early August Blueberries: early July through midAugust Blackberries: early August through September Also available: Lavender and Graysmarsh Preserves: July through August

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Robin Hill Farm is approximately halfway between Sequim and Port Angeles and is a recreational park and demonstration area of about 195 acres. The park contains 2.5 miles of equestrian trails and about 3.5 miles of foot trails. Picnic areas and toilet facilities are available. From U.S. Highway 101 just west of its union with Kitchen-Dick Road, go north on Dryke Road one-quarter mile; turn right at the Robin Hill Farm gate. Railroad Bridge Park Railroad Bridge, once part of the rail line, is now part of the trail. Due to flood damage, though, the bridge is closed to through traffic. Repairs will not be finishes this summer. At the east end of the bridge is the Dungeness River Audubon Center with its many specimens of area birds and mammals.

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Motorized vehicles are forbidden today, but the Olympic Discovery Trail often is thought of as a rail trail. That’s because of its history. Most of it was built over the rights of way for several defunct railroads such as the Port Townsend and Southern; the Seattle, Port Angeles and Western; and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific. Those were abandoned and their rails lifted by 1988, when the Peninsula Trails Coalition organized for the purpose of incorporating the old rail beds into a hiking/biking/equestrian trail. Trail construction started in the 1990s. The route of the Olympic Discovery Trail traverses approximately 130 miles of lowlands, bordered on the south by the Olympic Mountain Range and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The trail is a wide, paved pathway designed for bicyclists, hikers, and disabled users, with a 4-foot shoulder for equestrians where appropriate. Bikers and hikers are able to travel more than 30 miles of the Olympic Discovery Trail from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles to Blyn and points east of Sequim Bay State Park, negotiating public roads for only a few short distances. Portions of the Olympic Discovery Trail are wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/ODT-ADA. Eventually, the trail will extend from Port Townsend in the east to LaPush on the Pacific Ocean. Travelers can enjoy the trail in small bites also. In the Sequim-to-Port Angeles segment, distances between trail nodes — places where the trail crosses public roads — often are short. Look for map handouts at these points. Pets must be leashed everywhere on the Olympic Discovery Trail. For more information and updates, visit www.olympicdiscoverytrail.com. Robin Hill Farm County Park Part of the county’s park system,


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Be on the lookout for Sequim’s famous Roosevelt elk herd as you enter town from the east. Elk-crossing signal lights on U.S. Highway 101 are triggered by herd members wearing transmitting radio collars. From time to time, they do cross the road en masse, halting traffic. Roosevelt elk are native to the Olympic Peninsula, with bulls weighing up to 1,100 pounds and cows in the 600-pound range. One herd, comprised of about 100 animals, considers the

Sequim area part of its range. When not in the forest, they graze in farm fields and on lawns. Although the Sequim elk appear to be tame, they are not. Normally, they avoid close contact with people and move away when approached; however, they may show signs of agitation if people get too close, throw things or when people or cars block what the elk consider to be an escape route. Caution should be used at all times when viewing the herd. Favorite spots for elk viewing seem to be along Happy Valley Road, West Sequim Bay Road and Port Williams Road.

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Audubon Center Why does a Steller’s jay’s feather look blue when there is no blue pigment in it? Why does the murre’s egg have that odd shape? How do you tell a lynx from a bobcat? All kinds of answers — and a wonderful place to wander — are found at Dungeness River Audubon Center. With its example displays, hands-on exhibits and knowledgeable staff, it is a focal point for study and education concerning the Dungeness River watershed and its environs. Hands-on exhibits include drawers full of the fascinating and the curious: bones, feathers, eggs and teeth of species from songbird to mammoth. Children will enjoy going on a scavenger hunt through Railroad Bridge Park, and the Audubon Center is a great place to begin a ramble along the riverside trails through the forest or over the stony shore of the Dungeness River. From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, there are bird walks with volunteers from the Dungeness River Audubon Center. Meet at the center in Railroad Bridge Park. Other one-day and ongoing classes, as well as field trips, occur throughout the year. Drop into the center for a complete schedule. To east side parking: Take the River

Dungeness River Audubon Center 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, (at Railroad Bridge Park) Phone: 360-681-4076 Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays Road exit off U.S. Highway 101, north into Sequim, then left onto Priest Road and left onto Hendrickson Road, all the way to the end. To west side parking: Turn north on Carlsborg Road off U.S. Highway 101, then right onto Runnion Road to parking area. Walk over the bridge to the center.

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Museum & Arts Center historical, too

The Sequim Museum & Arts Center is an all volunteer nonprofit that owns and runs the Dungeness Schoolhouse Built in 1892, the beautiful old structure can be seen on the east side of the Dungeness River Bridge, a few miles north of Sequim at 2781 Towne Road. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated Washington State Historic Site, this former school and community center serves as a venue for many events. Weddings, birthday parties, performing arts, music, dance, history lectures, exercise classes and local meetings are some of the rentals in the upstairs auditorium or the downstairs classroom. To rent either of the rooms, email sequimmuseum@olypen.com or visit www.sequimmuseum.com to download a rental application and check rental rates. School or private tours can be requested by phoning 360-681-2257. The Sequim Museum & Arts Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., across from the new Sequim Civic Center, features the oldest mastodon bones in North America. The discovery by Manny Manis in Happy Valley, south of Sequim, brought worldwide attention to the area when Sequim suddenly appeared in National Geographic, The Smithsonian magazine and more than 200 publications throughout the world. Also on permanent exhibit is the

Jamestown S’Klallam tribal longhouse with artifacts and documents of the tribe’s heritage and culture. Local art, old pictures of settling the Sequim Prairie and the Ross Hamilton Collection share the center with the “Boys in the Boat” exhibit, celebrating the life of a Sequim boy, Joe Rantz, and the University of Washington rowing team. The young team took the rowing gold medal in the 1936 Olympics at

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Grenau, Germany, from the Nazis and other teams, right in front of Adolf Hitler. A vintage shell by George Pocock, builder of the Olympics boat, is on permanent display, along with the poster collection of Rantz’s life. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there is no admission fee; phone 360-683-8110. See MAC, page 81

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Sequim Visitor and Information Center “We are the first stop for information sources for many different types of people who are visiting or relocating,” said Shelli Robb-Kahler, executive director of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber and visitor information center. The chamber staff and volunteers operate the Visitor Information Center seven days a week, with closures scheduled only for major family holidays. While some visitors arrive at the center at some point during their stay in Sequim, many others may not be staying in Sequim but merely passing through, so the center has tourist information on the whole North Olympic Peninsula. MAC, continued from page 80 Designated as a “Blue Star Museum,” only one of a small number in Washington, this honor is awarded by the National Endowment of the Arts and the Department of Defense to promote history, culture and art.

Administration Building The Sequim Museum & Arts DeWitt Administration Building, at 544 N. Sequim Ave., houses the Cowan Collection, archives, research library, historical photos and donat-

Sequim Visitor and Information Center 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim 360-683-6197, 800-737-8462 Spring/summer hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning May 26; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays Fall/winter hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, beginning Sept. 8; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays

Even before they arrive in Sequim, visitors are accessing the services of the visitor information center via the chamber’s website at www.sequimchamber. com or the city’s website at www.visitsunnysequim.com by submitting email requests for information or the mailing of a Sequim travel planner.

The toll-free 800-number affords interested parties the opportunity to phone the chamber, speak to a staff member or volunteer and have specific questions answered or needs fulfilled. On their arrival in Sequim, visitors to the visitor information center are pleased to find: •  Knowledgeable volunteers •  Resources and information: visitor guides, travel planners, rack cards •  Clean and stocked restrooms •  Access to the Internet They’ll also find the Washington State Visitors Guide, maps and brochures of the entire Olympic Peninsula and information on Victoria. The visitor center also has rack cards of many of its members. Visitors will find a Sequim restaurant guide especially useful.

ed antiques. Local history books, old area maps and pioneer information is available to read. The Veterans Monument is a site of respect and honor to remember those who have served their country. Tiles are sold and placed by the Carlsborg VFW with the goal of making a place for veterans to gather. The DeWitt is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, phone 360-681-2257 and leave a message or visit www.sequimmuseum.com.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Christmas at Discovery Bay Serving Children with Disabilities and American Veterans Meet 6pm 3rd Thursday of each month 518 S. Liberty, Port Angeles www.Christmasatdiscoverybay.org 360-452-2232 • 360-452-CADB

Port Angeles Business Association Joshua’s, 113 DelGuzzi Rd., Port Angeles Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. Edna Peterson, President Port Angeles Moose Lodge Family Center #996 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6 p.m. 809 S. Pine St., Port Angeles President: Doug Richmond - (360) 452-2157

Clallam County Economic Development Corporation Lincoln Center, Port Angeles 4 times a year www.clallam.org Bill Greenwood or Jennifer Linde 360-457-7793

Port Angeles Senior Center 328 E. 7th Street, Port Angeles 98362 Business Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Closed Holidays D Bellamente, 360-457-7004 www.portangelesseniorcenter.com paseniorcenter@olypen.com

Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association General Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. “The Fifth Ave.”, 500 W. Hendrickson, Sequim Classes Available, Lapidary Shop. Rock Show, Sept. 12 & 13, 2015 360-681-3994 www.sequimrocks.com Clallam County Republican Party Republican Headquarters, 509 S. Lincoln, P.A. 3rd Monday each month at 7 p.m. Mon - Fri 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • 360-417-3035 or Dick Piling 360-460-7652 Fraternal Order of Eagles #483 2843 E. Myrtle St., Port Angeles Aerie - 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:00 p.m. Auxiliary - 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:00 p.m. Jackie Smith - 360-452-3344

Puget Sound Anglers - North Olympic Peninsula Chpt. Trinity United methodist Church 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim 3rd Thursday of month @ 6:30 p.m., Free Kids Fishing Derby in May - Carrie Blake Park Sherry Anderson, Secretary 360-681-4768 psanopc.org • webmaster@psanopc.org

International Footprint Association Olympic Peninsula, Chapter 74 Dinner meeting 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Sequim Elks Lodge No. 2642, 143 Pt. Williams Gene Mattson 360-681-0533

Rotary Club of Port Angeles Wednesdays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CrabHouse/Red Lion Meeting rooms Jody Moss, Secretary, 360-457-3011

Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles Joshua’s Restaurant 113 Del Guzzi Dr., Port Angeles Noon on Thursdays Dan DiGuilio President 360-457-0925

Rotary Club - Nor’wester Seasons Café - Olympic Medical Center Friday @ 7 a.m. Mark Nichols, President, 360-417-3634 www.rotarynorwester.org

Naval Elks Lodge #353 131 East First Street, Port Angeles 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 360-457-3355 naval@wavecable.com North Olympic Shuttle & Spindle Guild Study groups, workshops, programs, trips, educational exhibits and demonstrations to the community. First Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sequim Community Church - 950 N 5th St., Sequim Susan Kroll, President: 360-681-6396 www.nossg.org Olympic Driftwood Sculptors 1st Wednesday Every month, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sequim Prairie grange, 290 Macleay Rd., Sequim Tuttie Peetz, President & Instructor 360-683-6860 info@olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org

Sequim Arts St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall 525 N 5th Ave, Sequim 4th Thursday Jan - June. Sept, Oct. 1st Thursday of December. 9:30 to Noon. No Meetings July, Aug., or Nov. Maryann Proctor 360-681-5320 president@sequimarts.org Sequim Elks Lodge #2642 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim Bill Schroespfer - Exalted Ruler, 360-683-2763 Sequim Prairie Grange 290 Macleay Road, Sequim 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m. - Business Meeting 4th Wednesday with 6:30 Potluck & program Joy Barrett (360) 683-7021

OMEN Meet 6pm, 3rd Thursday of the month 518 South Liberty St., Port Angeles (360) 417-5188

Sequim Valley Lions Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim 2nd & 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Betty Wilkerson (360) 461-6090

Order of Eastern Star (OES) Esther Chapter #19 2nd Monday, Social Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 4th Monday, State Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Masonic Center 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles Mary Miller, Secretary, 360-417-9236

Shipley Center 921 E. Hammond St. Sequim Mon. Thru Fridays 9am - 4pm (360) 683-6806

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Jamestown S’Klallam tribe With its headquarters just east of Sequim in Blyn, the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe supports Peninsula residents through business enterprises, medical and dental clinics, and leadership in natural resources conservation. The campus of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe also is one of the area’s most rewarding stops for visitors, with entertainment, great food and a glimpse into Northwest Native American culture. Resisting pressure to move from their traditional lands to a reservation at Skokomish, several Klallam communities under the leadership of Lord James Balch pooled their resources and in 1874 purchased 210 acres of land north of Sequim at a place the tribal members named Jamestown Beach. This group, the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, remained organized and involved in the local economy. In 1981, the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe achieved federal recognition. Purchasing more land in a central location on U.S. Highway 101, the tribe established its governing offices. Services at the Blyn campus include dental care, a tribal library, social services and a community center. 7 CEDARS CASINO Perhaps the first place to draw the

visitor’s eye, 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, offers fine dining and entertainment along with casino table games and slots. Full-service dining is available at the Totem Grill or Napoli’s within the casino. RainForest Bar and Club Seven offer live music several nights a week and book various entertainers throughout the year. The casino also sponsors all kinds of special events, from karaoke to sports action, on a regular basis. The casino gift shop offers souvenirs, local products and Native American art.  7 Cedars Casino runs a free shuttle to Sequim and Port Angeles. Phone the casino at 360-683-7777 for the schedule. NORTHWEST NATIVE EXPRESSIONS ART GALLERY AND GIFT SHOP  Located across U.S. Highway 101 about a quarter-mile east of 7 Cedars Casino, Northwest Native Expressions specializes in first-rate work by Northwest Native American artists. The gallery also stocks souvenirs, clothing, music and books. The children’s book selection is worth a stop in itself. THE HOUSE OF MYTH CARVING SHED Just down a flight of steps from Northwest Native Expressions is the center of operations for the artisans, headed by

lead carver Dale Faulstich, who create totem poles and other artwork for the tribe. Visitors are made to feel welcome at the carving shed. The carvers will answer questions and tell some of the history of the poles and photographs are encouraged. (Usually open to visitors weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) The carving shed is a great place to start a walking tour of the tribe’s totem poles. LONGHOUSE MARKET & DELI The Longhouse Market & Deli sits halfway between 7 Cedars Casino and the main Jamestown S’Klallam tribe campus. In addition to gasoline and groceries, the store offers fresh seasonal produce and seafood. A walk-in tobacco humidor and a wine shop also are part of the Longhouse Market. Open 24 hours daily. THE CEDARS AT DUNGENESS GOLF COURSE The Cedars at Dungeness, also owned by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, is a championship 18-hole golf course located just northwest of Sequim at 1965 Woodcock Road. Open to the public, The Cedars at Dungeness offers a pro shop as well as food at the Double Eagle Steak and Seafood Restaurant, open for dinner daily, and Stymie’s Bar and Grill, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Set up camp in a beautiful state park Department of Natural Resources and Take in the beauty of the Peninsula at Department of Fish and Wildlife. one of Washington’s state parks. For information, including FAQs, Visitors to Washington State Parks are exemptions and where to purchase, required to have a Discover Pass. check out www.discoverpass.wa.gov. The cost is $30 for an annual pass or Campsite fees include parking for one $10 for a one-day pass. Additional license vehicle. Additional vehicles parked at the transition fees may apply. One pass can be used for two vehicles. campsite must be registered at check-in, The pass is also required for recreation and campers must pay an additional fee. Reservations can be made at www. lands managed by the Washington 88 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2015

parks.wa.gov or by phoning 888-CAMPOUT or 888-226-7688. For information on fees, visit www.parks.wa.gov/fees. For a list of park rules, visit www.parks. wa.gov/rules. Popular state parks include: Sequim Bay State Park: A 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of saltwater coast. See STATE PARKS, page 89


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MEDICAL SERVICES

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Bogachiel State Park: A thickly forested, 123-acre camping park on the banks of the Bogachiel River, south of Forks. Sites are first-come, first-served. Dosewallips State Park: A 425acre park with 5,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Hood Canal and 5,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on either side of the Dosewallips River, near Brinnon. Fort Worden State Park: A 434acre multiuse park in Port Townsend with more than two miles of saltwater shoreline. Note that reservations for Fort Worden cannot be made through the State Parks Reservation Center. For reservations, phone 360-344-4431. Visit www.parks.wa.gov for more details about state parks.

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EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN Sequim Community Church

950 N. 5th Ave., (360) 683-4194 office@SequimCommunityChurch.org Dr. Scott Koenigsaecker, Senior Pastor

SEQUIM CALVARY Calvary Chapel Sequim 91 South Boyce Road (West of Sequim off Hwy 101) (360) 683-5995 Hans Bailey, Pastor “We teach through the Word” Seeking to Live 1 Cor. 10:31

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Worship Service and Sunday School WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Bible Study 7 p.m. Youth Group 7 p.m. Calvary Kid’s Club THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. Young Adults Childcare Available

SUNDAY WORSHIP 9 & 11 a.m. Contemporary 10 a.m. Traditional Sunday School for all ages Loving Infant Care www.SequimCommunityChurch.org

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Sequim Worship Center

“Sharing Good News from the Edge of the Olympic Mountains to the Ends of the Earth” 640 N. Sequim Avenue (360) 683-7981 David Westman, Pastor SUNDAY 10:45 a.m. Worship Service

Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles (360) 452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation SUNDAY 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship jfodge@olypen.com

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HOLY COMMUNION 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month Both Services www.flcsequim.org

Dungeness Valley Lutheran (E.L.C.A.) 925 North Sequim Ave. (360) 681-0946 Pastor Jack Anderson

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship 9:40 a.m. Education Hour WEDNESDAY 5:45 p.m. Potluck 6:45 p.m. Education Hour

info@sequimworshipcenter.org www.sequimworshipcenter.org

www.dvelca.org email: dvlcoffice@gmail.com

JEWISH Congregation Olympic B’nai Shalom Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs High Holy Days and Other Jewish Holiday Services Social and Cultural Events...

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church

30 Sanford Lane (Off Sequim Ave.) (360) 683-7373 sequimadventist@sequimsdachurch.org www.sequimadventistchurch.org Mark Pekar, Pastor Collette Pekar, Pastor

For Information: www.obsh.org, (360) 452-2471 or write P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362

WEDNESDAY Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting For activities throughout the year, call, email or visit our web page. Come worship with us!

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EPISCOPAL St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 525 N. 5th Avenue P.O. Box 896 • (360) 683-4862 Fr. Bob Rhoads

SUNDAY EUCHARIST 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. All Are Welcome Here www.stlukes-sequim.org

Connections to Seattle and Tacoma Congregations

SATURDAY Morning 9:30 a.m. Bible Classes-all ages 10:50 a.m. Praise & Worship

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METHODIST Trinity United Methodist Church

100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim (Next to Carrie Blake Park) P.O. Box 3697 • (360) 683-5367 Bill Green, Pastor SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery 10 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Fellowship/ Refreshments Web site: www.sequimtumc.org Email: church@sequimtumc.org

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Call for summer hours

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Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

(LCMS) 382 W Cedar • (360) 683-4803 Rev. Steve Eaton Rev. Roger Stites

Youth Groups & Family Activities Christian Preschool

Home Groups throughout the week

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Best places to catch crab Crab harvesting is typically best in Sequim and Dungeness bays, but you can also find Dungeness and red rock crabs elsewhere along the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Townsend to Neah Bay. Many people enjoy wading for crabs at low tide at Dungeness Bay in Sequim and Pillar Point County Park in Clallam Bay, while others prefer the use of crab pots and ring traps. For crab seasons, check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations pamphlet.

JEWISH Congregation Olympic B’nai Shalom Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs High Holy Days and Other Jewish Holiday Services

SEQUIM CATHOLIC CHURCHES St. Joseph Parish

101 E. Maple St., Sequim (360) 683.6076 www.clallamcatholic.com Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Monday & Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. Thursday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m. Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday 2 p.m. Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Queen of Angels Parish 209 West 11th St. Port Angeles (360) 452.2351 www.clallamcatholic.com Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. Wed. thru Sat. 8:30 a.m.

Bi-Monthly Newsletter Connections to Seattle and Tacoma Congregations For Information: www.obsh.org, (360) 452-2471 or write P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362

847 N. Sequim Avenue (360) 683-4135 Dave Wiitala, Senior Pastor Shane McCrossen, Youth Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Traditional Service Adult Sunday School Classes Children’s Classes 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service Adult Sunday School Classes Children’s Classes ages 3-12 Nursery - Infants - 2 yrs 5:30 p.m. High School Youth Group 6:00 p.m. Evening Service MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Precepts Co-ed

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 337 West Spruce Street

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Service 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sunday School (in the Reading Room) WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Testimonial Meeting CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM at 121 N. Sequim Ave. Open Noon-3 p.m. Tues. through Sat. For more information call: (360) 683-9174

TUESDAY 8:00 a.m. Sons of Issachar 9:30 a.m. Women’s Precepts

NON DENOMINATIONAL Dungeness Community Church 45 Eberle Lane • 683-7333 (Off Sequim-Dungeness Way) info@dcchurch.org Lead Pastor: Scott Culver Assoc. Pastor: Wayne Yamamoto Youth Pastor: David Piper

WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group 6 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. AWANA THURSDAY 7:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study at Mariner Cafe Call the church office for information about Precept Bible Studies, Home Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings.

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Services 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (2 yrs. thru high school) Nursery available

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Visitor Information Center New Dungeness Lighthouse

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lighthouses, both of which are functional as automated navigational aids today. The New Dungeness Lighthouse is at the tip of Dungeness Spit, a trek of 5.5 miles, and is open to the public. The lighthouses of Jefferson County (1852) — Point Wilson (1879), Destruction Island (1891) and Marrowstone Point (1912) — came considerably later and all three remain active, but with automated equipment. See LIGHTHOUSES, page 93


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Tatoosh Island is at the northwesternmost spot in the contiguous United The Point Wilson Lighthouse and tower States. The island is part of the Makah are open to visitors from May-September reservation. on Saturdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The lighthouse marks the entrance For information, phone 360-385-5520. to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, that wide The lighthouse is owned by the Coast and deep passage from the open Pacific Guard and is managed by Fort Worden Ocean to Puget Sound at Point Wilson. State Park and Conference Center. Tatoosh Island is not open to the A Discovery Pass is required but the public, but it and the lighthouse can be tour is free. seen from high cliffs at the end of Cape The Cape Flattery Lighthouse on Flattery Trail near Neah Bay. LIGHTHOUSES, continued from page 92

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EASY-TO-REACH WATERFALLS

Sol Duc Falls can be enjoyed year-round, but the route may require snowshoes in the winter. During the early spring, the runoff from the falls is pretty spectacular. Take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles for 30 miles, or 26 miles east from Forks. Turn southeast on the Sol Duc Hot Springs Road and follow it 14 miles to the trailhead parking lot. Trail guide maps are available at the trailhead. There is a wide gravel trail and a railed viewing area at this falls. Be careful when crossing the bridge over the falls. The wooden planks are slippery thanks to the constant spray from the falls. Madison Creek Falls is an easy hike just west of Port Angeles. Follow U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic Hot Springs Road. Turn south and follow the road to the parking area. The trailhead begins right at the parking lot. This is the Olympic National Park’s most accessible waterfall — only about 150 yards from the parking area over a fully paved, accessible trail. The falls is listed as a 60-foot-high cascade by the National Park Service. Several old-growth trees and stumps line the trail. A nearby picnic area in an old orchard provides an easy place for families to dine and enjoy the beauty of the Elwha Valley. 94

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Marymere Falls is a 1.8-mile roundtrip trail that leads day hikers through some of the Olympic National Park’s most pristine environment, weaving through old-growth forest. To reach the falls, take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles to the Storm King Ranger Station on Lake Crescent. The trailhead begins as a paved walkway that runs alongside the ranger station, a re-creation of the original station built in the early 1900s. You’ll see a nice view of the north side of the lake before wandering inland toward the falls. For about the first three-quarters of a mile of the trail, wheelchairs may be used with assistance. The final trek to the falls is a steep uphill climb, with the choice of two lookouts, one about 50 feet above the falls, the other at its base.

<<< Even more waterfalls Still craving more waterfalls? Visit the Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail website at www.olympicpeninsulawaterfalltrail.com for directions, photos and details about more than 20 waterfalls.

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The Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest city is the gateway to Olympic National Park, and offers array of activities, restaurants, shops and more

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Port Angeles is the seat of Clallam County, and with more than 19,000 residents is the largest city on the North Olympic Peninsula. Visitors use the city as a base to explore Olympic National Park and Victoria, British Columbia. Views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca are abundant in this authentic Northwest town. A variety of events, a quaint downtown and an active harbor make Port Angeles a joy to visit. Port Angeles sits between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains on a natural deepwater harbor, which was originally named “Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles” (or “Port of Our Lady of the Angels”) in 1791 by Spanish explorer Don Francisco de Eliza. This was eventually shortened into its current name, Port Angeles Harbor. However, long before Don Francisco came across the region, the area was home to Klallam tribes and two major Klallam villages, I’e’nis and Tse-whit-zen. Port Angeles was established as a townsite by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 by executive order. The Board of Trade in 1890 called Port Angeles the “Second National City,” with Washington, D.C., being the first. In 1887, the utopian Puget Sound Co-Operative Colony settled in Port Angeles and population steadily grew. While the colony did not last long, it played a major role in the development of Port Angeles.

Kayaks at Hollywood Beach

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Built in 1914, the Clallam County Courthouse at Fourth and Lincoln streets is a Georgian-style brick structure with distinctive features such as a stained-glass skylight, marble steps and a clock tower. Nearby, the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., offers a glimpse into Clallam County’s past. Heritage Tours offers you a guided walking tour through Port Angeles’ past. The tour takes you through historical downtown buildings, past murals that tell stories and down into the Port Angeles underground created when downtown street levels were raised above the tidal flats in 1914. The tours start from the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 121 E. Railroad Ave., on the waterfront. For tour availability, phone 360-452-2363, ext. 0 or click on www.portangelesheritagetours.com.

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Great art inside and out Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., 360-417-4590, www. pafac.org) devotes 1,300 square feet to visual arts exhibitions. Thought-provoking exhibitions with a Northwest flavor are displayed in the semicircular hilltop gallery set against a vista of marine and mountain views. A popular attraction of the Fine Arts Center is Webster’s Woods, an outdoor art garden spread across the woods surrounding the gallery. The center is open Wednesday to Sunday. Webster’s Woods is open daily from dawn to dusk year-round. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

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A place to enjoy the view Ediz Hook is a 3-mile-long sand spit enhanced by rock that juts into the Strait of Juan de Fuca to form Port Angeles’ deepwater harbor. It is an ideal spot to view the city and the Olympic Mountains rising in the background. Public beaches offer beachcombing opportunities and places to view ships traveling through the Strait. Harbor seals, orcas and plenty of seabirds can be spotted from the hook. Access is via Marine Drive, which passes through the Nippon Paper Industries USA paper mill. It’s only a few minutes drive from downtown Port Angeles.

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For a full listing of entertainment and activities at the fair, visit www.clallamcountyfair.com

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Elwha Klallam Heritage Center

Lower Elwha Klallam tribe Today, the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe resides in the Lower Elwha River Valley and adjacent bluffs, but has lived on the river for more than 2,700 years. The tribe’s home once made up a Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce majority of the Peninsula. In fact, Port Angeles was once home to Expert advice from people who know Port Angeles a huge village called Tse-whit-zen, which was unearthed in 2003 at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor. Be sure to stop by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, 121 E. Many of the artifacts found are being Railroad Ave., to talk to friendly and knowledgeable volunteers about what there is to stored at the Burke Museum in Seattle. see and do in Port Angeles. Others can be viewed at the Elwha Located on the scenic waterfront, the chamber carries an array of maps, brochures Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St. and tourist-related guides to help visitors enjoy their time on the Peninsula. The center, completed in 2010, Visitors also can view a scenic video about the North Olympic Peninsula, purchase integrates life and vocational skills, maps, postcards, books and other items. cultural values and history, as well as For more information about the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, providing entrepreneurial avenues and phone 360-452-2363 or visit www.portangeles.org. initiate opportunities to learn traditional Pop over to The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., to do a little shopping before Klallam arts. exploring the rest of the town. The center also features meeting For details, visit www.thelandingmall.com. rooms and a commercial kitchen that community members can rent. The tribe hosts a number of community events annually including a potlatch honoring its relationship with the Port Angeles School District. The tribe operates various enterprises in the Port Angeles area including the Elwha River Casino, a friendly, cozy destination located in the heart of the Elwha River Valley. The casino, located at 631 Stratton Road, offers more than 7,000 square feet of entertainment. The casino features more than 100 electronic slot machines and the River’s Edge Deli. This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the For additional information about the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children. casino, visit www.elwharivercasino.com. 1403 E. First St., Suite B For more information about the tribe, Port Angeles, WA visit www.elwha.org. 100 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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The marine life within the tanks at the Feiro Marine Life Center seems static until a volunteer points out a scallop filtering plankton, and several starry flounders and great sculpins blanketed in sand. These and other lessons are what the late Arthur Feiro, a Port Angeles biology teacher with a passion for marine life, wanted his legacy to be in establishing the center, which is situated on the city pier next to Hollywood Beach. The Feiro Marine Life Center is an educational and scientific organization promoting marine education and conservation. Educational programs for the community are scheduled on a regular basis. Visitors can get up close to local marine life in the center’s touch and view tanks and bank of aquariums. The exhibits are representative of the marine life inhabiting the Strait of Juan de Fuca, including a young giant Pacific octopus captured in the Strait. Close to 20,000 visitors walk through the nonprofit center’s doors annually. Feiro is open seven days a week year round, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter months. For additional information visit www. feiromarinelifecenter.org or phone 360417-6254.

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Make a stop at City Pier Port Angeles City Pier, at the foot of Lincoln Street, features an observation tower, promenade, deck, picnic area and short-term moorage for small boats. A stroll along adjacent Hollywood Beach or Waterfront Trail might be just the ticket to end your day. The pier also includes the Feiro Marine Life Center. City Pier plays host to the Concerts on the Pier series on Wednesday evenings from June to September. Concerts are free and open to the public and feature a variety of bands playing music ranging from bluegrass and country to rock and pop favorites. Visit www.peninsuladailynews.com or www.portangeles.org for a schedule of performers and more information.


Upcoming area events Music, arts festival

Scenic marathon

  The North Olympic Discovery Marathon will bring thousands of athletes to Port Angeles for a fun and challenging run on Sunday, June 7. The marathon’s course traverses the scenic Olympic Discovery Trail from Sequim to Port Angeles. The race is a USA Track and Fieldcertified course and a Boston Marathon qualifier. Half marathon, a 5K/10K, a marathon relay and a marathon walk are also options for participants. The event also includes a children’s marathon on Saturday, June 6. To register or for more information, visit www.nodm.com.

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  The 14th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is an annual celebration of the North Olympic Peninsula’s diverse bounty — seafood, maritime and cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. This year the festival will take place Friday, Oct. 9, to Sunday, Oct. 11. The festival features a community crab feed, the “Grab a Crab” tank derby, live music, vendors, cooking demonstrations, an art show and a 5K run and walk. For more information about the event, visit www.crabfestival.org.

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  The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts is held every Memorial Day weekend in Port Angeles. This year’s festival will take place at a variety of venues Friday, May 22, to Monday, May 25. The festival features music and dance performances from around the world, a lively street fair, arts and crafts programs for children and after-hours concerts in area clubs and restaurants. For more information and a schedule of performances, visit www.jffa.org.

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Explore the downtown Art on the Town is an ever-changing outdoor art project that graces downtown Port Angeles sidewalks. The art ranges from the realist to the abstract, conveyed in various media. Eleven steel sculptures along Laurel Street called “Avenue of the People” have become a popular photography opportunity for visitors. Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets features cascading water and benches for resting. The three-level Laurel Street stairs begin behind the fountain area and connect First and Second streets, and offer great views of Port Angeles Harbor.

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Freshwater Bay, where river water spills into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is a great place for an outing. Freshwater Bay County Park features 21 acres and has 1,450 lineal feet of public tidelands. The protected bay provides a tranquil location to launch kayaks and small boats to explore beautiful coves while enjoying panoramic views of Vancouver Island and Mount Baker. Once on the secluded bay, it is very common to come face to face with any number of marine mammals including harbor seals, orcas and river otters. Bald eagles often soar above the bay.

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Freshwater Bay also is great for standup paddle boarding thanks to relatively shallow and calm waters. A 5-acre picnic area, naturally landscaped with Western red cedar and ferns, is located on the bluff above the bay. This area, the park’s restrooms and covered picnic shelters are open May 15 through Sept. 15. The lower picnic site, concrete launch ramp and beach access areas are open throughout the year. Freshwater Bay is only 10 miles west of Port Angeles. Just go west on state Highway 112, then travel 3 miles north on Freshwater Bay Road.


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Advanced Technology Programs Composites Technology Automotive Technology and Alternative Fuels Green Building Welding Peninsula College offers diversified programming for a diversified economy. For more information, visit www.pencol.edu

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Hours of Operation Wed & Sat, 11am - 4pm At No Extra Charge To All Residents Take your Household Hazardous Waste to the Moderate Risk Waste Facility Household Hazardous Waste includes: Pesticides & Weed Killer Oil-based Paints & Stains, Thinners & Solvents Hobby Chemicals Cleaning Supplies Old Gasoline & Used Motor Oil Anti-Freeze & Car Batteries

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Olympic National Park often is called “three parks in one.” Where else can you view breathtaking mountain vistas, colorful tide pools and some of the largest remnants of ancient forests remaining in the nation in just one day? The park protects 922,651 acres encompassing three distinctly different ecosystems — rugged glacier-capped mountains, more than 70 miles of wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of oldgrowth trees and temperate rain forest. A United Nations World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, the park is celebrated for its dramatic variety and untamed beauty. About 3 million people visit the park each year.

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Stop by the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles, to pick up a map, buy a park pass and talk to a ranger about what there is to see and do during your visit. An Olympic National Park pass is good for up to seven consecutive days at any Olympic National Park entrance. The pass costs $15 for vehicles and $5 for individuals on foot, bicycle or motorcycle. Children 15 and younger are admitted free of charge. An annual pass costs $30 and is good at any Olympic National Park entrance for one year from the month of purchase. The America the Beautiful pass costs $80 and allows admission to all national parks for one year from the month of purchase. A lifetime American the Beautiful pass is available for seniors (62 and older) for $10. For additional pass information, including other discounted and volunteer pass options, visit www.nps. gov/olym.

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U.S. Highway 101. Remember: No roads traverse the Olympic wilderness. Olympic National Park can be easily The rugged wilderness is a fragile visited on foot or by car. environment. To help protect animal More than 600 miles of trails weave and plant life, waterways and each throughout the park, from short, easy person’s wilderness experience, the loop trails to rigorous, primitive hikes National Park Service creates and along high passes or ocean beaches. enforces a variety of regulations. For most of the arduous trips inside The Olympic National Park Visitor the park, you’ll need a topographic map, Center on the way to Hurricane Ridge in which you can buy at visitor centers and Port Angeles is fully accessible, as is the ranger stations. Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center on the For those who prefer to see some of West End. this nearly 1-million-acre park by car, Other centers and ranger stations there are 168 miles of paved and gravel provide varying levels of accessibility roads that provide access to various and hours of operation. points. For more information, visit www.nps. All park roads are “spur roads” off gov/olym.

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Hurricane Ridge offers great views, varied hikes Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. It is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles off Mount Angeles Road, the southern extension of Race Street that intersects with U.S. Highway 101 in Port Angeles. Follow Race Street out of town and follow signs leading to Hurricane Ridge. Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is a great place to start your visit at the ridge. Stop there for brochures, maps, snacks and tips regarding your visit. It is open daily in the summer and whenever Hurricane Ridge Road is open during the remainder of the year. Hurricane Ridge offers ridgetop traverses and steep trails that descend to subalpine lakes and valleys. Hurricane Hill is a paved trail that

climbs to a panoramic view of mountains and saltwater. It has an elevation change of 700 feet. The first quarter-mile of the 1.6-mile (one way) trail is wheelchair-accessible with assistance. Cirque Rim is an easy paved trail with views of Port Angeles and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The half-mile (one way) trek has an elevation change of less than 50 feet and is wheelchair-accessible with assistance. Klahhane Ridge is one of the most popular trails at the ridge. The first 2.8 miles of this trail (elevation change of 250 feet) is on a ridge to a junction with the Klahhane Switchback Trail. An additional mile climbs 800 feet on the Switchback Trail to Klahhane Ridge. The trail is 3.8 miles one way.

where salmon run in every season. To get to the Sol Duc area of Olympic National Park, take U.S. Highway 101 west Old-growth forest and subalpine lakes from Port Angeles or east from Forks. Turn populate the Sol Duc landscape. The Sol Duc River serves as a key high- southeast on Sol Duc Hot Springs Road and follow it 12 miles. way for coho salmon, running through Ancient Groves is a self-guided nature the valley and ascending to the lakes trail found off of this road. The loop is less and headwaters in the mountains. than a mile. Chinook and coho salmon ascend the Sol Duc Falls, a 1.6-mile roundtrip, is a Sol Duc in late summer and spawn in late hike that wanders through the forest to a fall, while cutthroat trout and steelhead run in the fall and winter and spawn into cascading falls. The trailhead parking lot is off of Sol Duc Hot Springs Road. the spring. The longer, 6-mile Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lane Trail The Sol Duc is one of the few places

is a loop that meanders through oldgrowth forest and past the falls. The trail links Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort to Sol Duc Falls. It can be reached from the Sol Duc Falls trail or campground trail. After a day of hiking, relax in the Sol Duc Hot Springs at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, where you will find three mineral soaking pools and one freshwater pool. Even if you are not a guest at the resort, you can still pay for day-use access to the springs. The resort (and the hot springs) are open from March to October.

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Service Service Service Catering Catering Catering Full Service Catering

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Serving Thai Tapas & Traditional Thai Fares Home of

Lemongrass Kobe Sliders Spicy Northern Thai Sausage & much more

360-452-6148

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PORT ANGELES DINING

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oburn’s Kick back, afé relax, and feel at home!

• Extended Hours Now Open Until 8:00 PM • Serving Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner 551296000

• Weekly Dinner Specials • Home Style Desserts

Check us out on Facebook for updates and a listing of specials

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AUTHENTIC MEXICAN CUISINE

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Family Mexican Restaurant

SERVING THE BEST MARGARITA IN TOWN Daily Lunch Specials • Beer • Wine • Cocktails

Serving A Full Menu Appetizers, Fresh Burgers, Salads, Steaks, Seafood and More Family Dining Featuring Enjoy the Game on our

GIANT

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Olympic Mountains rise from the water’s edge The Olympic Mountains are not very high — Mount Olympus, the tallest is just under 8,000 feet — but they rise almost from the water’s edge. The mountains intercept moisturerich air masses that move in from the Pacific Ocean. As this air is forced over the mountains, it cools and releases moisture in the form of rain and snow. At lower elevations, rain nurtures the forests, while at higher elevations snow adds to glacial masses that relentlessly carve the landscape. The mountains wring precipitation out of the air so effectively that areas on the northeast corner experience a rain shadow and get very little rain. For eons, wind and rain washed sediment from the land into the ocean. Powerful forces fractured, folded and overturned rock formations, which help explain the jumbled appearance of the Olympics. Ice Age glacial sheets from the north carved out the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal, isolating the Olympics from nearby land masses. Surrounded on three sides by water

and still crowned by alpine glaciers, the Olympics retain the distinctive character that developed from their isolation. Glacial ice is one of the foremost scenic and scientific values of Olympic National Park. There are about 266 glaciers crowing the Olympic peaks. The most prominent glaciers are on Mount Olympus, covering about 10 square miles. Beyond the Olympic complex are the glaciers of Mount Carrie, Bailey Range, Mount Christie and Mount Anderson. In the company of these glaciers are perpetual snowbanks that have the superficial appearance of glacial ice. The movement of glacial ice past and present has produced striking geological features throughout the Olympic Mountains. Travel on the Olympic Mountains’ glacial ice is a specialized skill of mountaineering requiring the basic use of climbing rope, ice ax, crampons and good judgment by a climber accompanied by experienced leaders.

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Where land meets the sea More than 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline form a vital component of Olympic National Park. This coastline looks much as it did when Native Americans built their first villages thousands of years before Europeans arrived. The coast is where the land meets the sea, vibrating with life and energy — arches and sea stacks; the roar of crashing waves; the calls of gulls, bald eagles, cormorants and black oystercatchers; dramatic sunsets and the vastness of the ocean. At low tide, you can walk toward the surf, stopping at various tide pools along the way. If you squat down and spend some time just looking in a tide pool, you will be amazed at what you see; what first look like rocks are, in fact, small sea animals.

Established 1998

FLY FISHING OUTFITTERS SERVING THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA AND BEYOND 551275741

• We Offer the Finest Fly Fishing & Spey Fishing Equipment. • Giant Selection to Fly Tying Materials. • Custom Tied Flies for Freshwater & Saltwater. • Year Round Guide Service & Instruction. • Classes & Rentals • Online Store

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Spectacular wildflowers throughout the park A variety of wildflowers decorate the landscape of Olympic National Park in the spring and summer. In the mountains, look for lupine, avalanche and glacier lilies, phlox, delphinium and paintbrush. In the forest, keep an eye out for trillium, foxglove and skunk cabbage. Along the coast, you will find a variety of daisies, paintbrush and other delicate wildflowers. Popular places view wildflowers within the park include along the trails to Hurricane Hill, PJ Lake and Klahhane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest and the area around Lake Crescent.

PORT ANGELES

WILDER AUTO

AUTOMOTIVE

RENTAL

$ 95 & Up! Plus rental tax.

Please call for details. Reservations are required.

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360.452.3888 888.877.0057 Complete Automotive Repair & Electric Service

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Where Customers Send Their Friends

We Service All Manufacturer’s Extended Warranty Plans!

Financing Available OAC

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Car Audio Video & Navigation Security & Radar Satellite Radio CB Radios

• Remote Car Start • LED Lighting Products • Cruise Controls for all cars • Power Windows & Door Locks

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Imports • Domestics • Automatics • Standards Computerized Transmissions • RVs • 4x4s Clutches • Transfer Cases

703 E. 1st • Port Angeles

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Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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Computer Controlled Repairs Front End Alignments Engines Tune-Ups AC Repairs Fuel Injection Starters Alternators Brakes

Mobile Music is Northwest Washington’s PREMIER PROVIDER OF QUALITY CAR STEREO AND CELLULAR PHONE PRODUCTS!

Serving the Olympic Peninsula for Over 45 Years!


Buying a home? Venture into the forest

Did You Know . . . ? Septic inspections are required in Clallam County.

There are four basic types of forests on the North Olympic Peninsula: temperate rain forest, lowland, montane and subalpine. Temperate rain forest is found at low elevations along the Pacific Ocean coast and in the western-facing valleys of the Peninsula, where lots of rain, moderate temperatures and summer fogs exist. The lowland forest grows farther inland from the coast and above the rain forest valleys. The lowland forest gives way to the montane forest. As elevation increases, temperatures cool and more moisture falls as snow; growing seasons get shorter and the subalpine zone takes over. The lower portion of the subalpine zone consists of continuous forest, but in the upper part of this zone, the forest thins out. Increasing elevation causes even more severe climatic conditions. Trees become fewer, shorter and more misshapen. When the tree line is reached, beyond which trees do not grow, a profusion of wildflowers often rewards your eyes.

Gravity septic systems must be inspected every 3 years. All other systems annually. Professional septic inspections are mandatory by time of property sale.

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Clallam County Environmental Health (360) 417-2506

or visit us online at

www.clallam.net/septic

Breakfast Served All Day Home Cooking • Friendly Service Homemade Biscuits & Gravy Burgers • Soups & Sandwiches

Daily Specials Open All Holidays! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 6:30AM – 2:00PM 612 S. LINCOLN, PORT ANGELES

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From left to right; Jason, Russ, Jim, Sheri, Sandy, Bobbie,and Patti

Owners: Jim & Sheri Mackrow

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EPISCOPAL

St. Andrew’s Episcopal 510 East Park Ave. • 457-4862 (1 block east of PA High School) sapa@olypen.com The Rev. Gail Wheatley

PORT ANGELES BAHA’I

The Bahá’i Faith

www.bahai.us • 1-800-22UNITE

SUNDAY 9 a.m. Adult Forum & Sunday School 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Nursery available on Sundays

www.standrewpa.org

www.sermonaudio.com/pefc www.pefcpa.com

METHODIST

First United Methodist Church

Call 360-417-1869 for information about on-going study and devotions.

110 E. 7th St. (7th & Laurel) (360) 452-8971 office@pafumc.org website: www.pafumc.org Rev. Tom Steffen

NONDENOMINATIONAL

SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Children’s classes during teaching time and nursery. REFUEL WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Bible Study, Worship, Kid’s Program www.calvarypa.org

PENTECOSTAL

Bethany Pentecostal

506 S. Francis • 457-1030 Corner of 5th & Francis Omer Vigoren, Pastor Jeff Douglas, Music/Youth Leader SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Evening Service

UNITY

Unity in the Olympics 2917 E. Myrtle • (360) 457-3981

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Silent Meditation 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time

www.unityintheolympics.org uito@olypen.com

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209 West 11th St. Port Angeles (360) 452.2351 www.clallamcatholic.com Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. Wed. thru Sat. 8:30 a.m.

Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish

101 E. Maple St., Sequim (360) 683.6076 www.clallamcatholic.com Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Monday & Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. Thursday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m. Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday 2 p.m. Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Noon Fellowship Time

Nursery provided for all services FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. Friendship Dinner for all–Free

JEWISH Congregation Olympic B’nai Shalom

Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs High Holy Days & Other Jewish Holiday Services Social and Cultural Events... Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Connections to Seattle & Tacoma Congregations For Information: www.obsh.org, (360) 452-2471 or write P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362

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FOURSQUARE Harbor of Hope Foursquare Church

1018 W. 16th St., Port Angeles (360) 461-7979 David & Debbie Rich, Pastor SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Pre Service Prayer 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Children’s Ministry Community Live Groups throughout the week www.harborofhopechurch.com www.hohpa.com (audio sermon) davidrich8@gmail.com

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CATHOLIC CHURCHES Queen of Angels Parish

The Clothes Closet Monday: noon - 2 p.m. Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service

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Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles 452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation

jfodge@olypen.com Families worshiping and learning together

WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist

“Is there any Remover of difficulties save God?” The Báb

213 E. 8th St. • 360-504-2106 Andrew McLarty, Pastor

Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

SUNDAY 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

MONDAY 8:15 p.m. Compline

“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.’’ Bahá’u’lláh

Calvary Chapel Port Angeles

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CHRISTIAN

Hillcrest Baptist Church (SBC)

St. Matthew Lutheran

First Christian Church

205 Black Diamond Road 457-7409

SUNDAY 9:45 a.m. Bible Study, all ages 11 a.m. Worship Nursery provided 6 p.m. Prayer Time

PORT ANGELES BIBLE CHURCH

Independent Bible Worship Center 452-3351

SATURDAY 6:00 p.m. Upper Room Service 112 North Lincoln St. PA SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship Services 9:50 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 116 E. Ahlvers Road, PA www.indbible.org

THURSDAY 1:00 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer Call for more info regarding other church activities.

WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. Free Dinner Call for more information regarding other church activities.

First Baptist

Real Faith for Real Life (American) 105 West 6th Street • (360) 457-3313 Tim Hughes, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 & 11 a.m. Worship Service (nursery available)

Fairview Bible Church

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School–all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Adult Bible Class 8:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 7:00 p.m. Service

www.stmatthewportangeles.org

www.firstbaptistpa.org

385 O’Brien Road • 457-5905 (1/4 mi. south of KOA from Hwy. 101 E.) P.O. Box 1281 Derrell Sharp, Pastor

(Missouri Synod) Lincoln at 13th St. • (360) 457-4122 Patrick Lovejoy, Pastor

(Disciples of Christ) Park & Race • (360) 457-7062 Joe Gentzler, Pastor

SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Coffee Fellowship Hour to greet new friends and visitors immediately following worship hour.

Church of Christ

1233 E. Front St., Port Angeles (360) 457-3839 Dr. Jerry Dean, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church & Preschool

Call us for small group meeting times.

(ELCA) 301 East Lopez • (360) 452-2323 www.htlcpa.com htlc@olypen.com

Call or check our website for Worship & Sunday School hours. Nursery available during morning services

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

Broadcast on KONP 1450 at 11 a.m. We have many ongoing Bible studies, youth and social activities. Call us for more info.

New in town? Passing through? We’d love to have you worship with us. www.fairviewbible.net

Looking for a different kind of “church” community?

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian

Whatever You Believe About God or Don’t, We Welcome You 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service and Children’s Program-Enrichment & Play Between Sequim & Port Angeles 73 Howe Rd, Agnew off N. Barr Rd. Between Hwy 101 & Old Olympic Welcoming Congregation

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m./11 a.m. Worship Services (school year) Call Office for Summer Worship Times 9:45 a.m. Sunday School (school year) Nursery provided For more information call church office or visit us on our website www.fpcpa.org

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Redeeming Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church Believing and proclaiming the truth of the Bible to know God and live for His glory

For Sunday worship location, times and more information, call Pastor Andy Elam (360) 504-1950 or visit us online: www.rgopc.org

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Email: admin@olympicuuf.org Facebook: OlympicUUFellowship www.olympicuuf.org (360) 417-2665

139 West 8th • (360) tt452-4781 Ted Mattie, Pastor

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Extend your stay in the park Olympic National Park boasts 16 park-operated campgrounds with a total of 910 sites, but the most popular places often fill up quickly. Rangers suggest getting to your camping destination early, particularly on holiday weekends. It is a first-come, firstserved basis at all established campsites except at Kalaloch. To find out if a campground is full, phone the park at 360-565-3130. All park campsites provide a picnic table and a fire pit. Park campgrounds do not have hookups or showers. Concession-operated RV parks are located within the park at the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and at Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent. The majority of the campsites in the park charge $10-$14 per night. The two most popular, Kalaloch and Sol Duc, charge $14, and Kalaloch charges $14 to $18 during the summer. Group campgrounds are provided at Sol Duc and Kalaloch. Proper food storage is a must when you camp. Keep all food and scented items in bear-resistant containers. For more information, visit www.nps. gov/olym/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm. If the popular campgrounds are filled, check the lesser-known sites offered by the Forest Service and the state Department of Natural Resources. For longer hikes with overnight camping, explore Olympic National

Camping at Cape Alava

Park’s backcountry. Wilderness camping permits are required for all overnight stays in the park’s wilderness. Be sure to check to see if reservations are needed. Overnight use limits are in effect between May 1 and Sept. 30 for some wilderness areas, including Flapjack Lakes, Sol Duc, the Ozette coast and several others to help minimize human impacts and provide a better quality wilderness experience. Reservations for these locations may

be made up to 30 days in advance by calling the park’s Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100. At other times of the year and for areas which do not require reservations, wilderness use permits are available at all ranger stations and the Wilderness Information Center, located within the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles. More information is available by visiting, Olympic National Park’s website www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wic. htm.

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TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR WORLD

come play in ours

Hiking • Kayaking • Canoeing Lake Tours • Guided Hikes • Cultural Activities Swimming • Fishing

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One trip connects you with many diverse environments and outdoor adventure within serene, natural splendor: glacier-capped peaks, forest valleys, hot springs, rugged Pacific coastline. Our four lodges are conveniently located for the perfect road trip around the Peninsula loop providing charming accommodations, delicious cuisine and fun activities so that your experience is just what you want it to be…anything but ordinary.

888-896-3818 • www.olympicnationalparks.com www.facebook.com/olympicnationalpark Lake Crescent Lodge, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and Log Cabin Resort are managed by Aramark, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. Lake Quinault Lodge operates under special permit by the U.S. Forest Service in Olympic National Forest.

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Don’t forget to pack the 10 essentials It is a good idea to pack “The 10 Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes. Although you may never use these items, they could save your life if trouble strikes on the trail. 1. Map and compass. 2. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. 3. Extra clothing 4. Headlamp and/or flashlight. 5. First-aid supplies. 6. Waterproof matches or lighter. 7. Repair kit and tools. 8. Extra food. 9. Extra water. 10. Emergency shelter. Also, leave a detailed hiking plan with someone before you hit the trail.

NEW R E P UND ERSHI N OW NEWLY REMOD ELED

• BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER

Fairmount GAS • FOOD • LODGING

Serving The Peninsula Since 1940

BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY!

LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY OPEN MIC EVERY SUNDAY 6-8pm OPEN 7 DAYS 6AM - 9PM

FREE WI-FI

GROCERY&GAS

Full Service Store & Deli OPEN 4AM - 11PM

ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

3 minutes to Fairchild Airport

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5 minute drive to Victoria Ferries

FOR RESERVATIONS 360-457-6113 or 360-452-1627

1127-1137 Hwy 101W, P.A. • 452-1627 CONVENIENT

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Elwha River Restoration, dam removal update The Elwha River Restoration is a National Park Service project that began in mid-September 2011. The project, the largest dam-removal project in history, entailed tearing down the 108-foot Elwha Dam and the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam and restoration of the Elwha River watershed. The removal of both dams was completed in August 2014. The ongoing restoration work has allowed the Elwha River to flow through its native channel for the first time in more than 100 years, and will allow salmon to migrate upstream to spawn in the nutrient-rich habitat. In September 2014, the first reported sighting of chinook in the Upper Elwha River above the Glines Canyon Dam site in 102 years was confirmed. Much of the fine sediment that built up in the dams’ reservoirs, the former Lake Aldwell and Lake Mills, was released by the removal process and has changed the shape of the river and caused changes in the habitat at the mouth of the river and in Freshwater Bay. There is a link to a series of webisodes on the National Park Service Elwha River Restoration page that chronicle the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams. The videos begin with the history of the dams and continue through their deconstruction and restoration of the ecosystem. For additional information, visit the National Park Service site at www.nps.gov and search for “Elwha River Restoration.”

Spillway structure of the former Glines Canyon Dam

In 1992, Congress passed the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, which called for full restoration of the ecosystem and fisheries. An environmental impact statement concluded that removal of both dams was the only way to achieve restoration.

View ever-changing river

visitors can see the Elwha River running free through the canyon and the bed of the former Lake Mills. The parking area and viewpoint can be reached by following the gravel Whiskey Bend Road about one mile south from its intersection with the Olympic Hot Springs Road. A 0.3-mile trail built by the Elwha revegetation crew leads from the parking area to the lakebed.

n At the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Center, located off Lower Elwha Road, walk the 0.7-mile Warrior Path loop to the Elwha River estuary. Cross the double-deck Elwha River Road Bridge to get a bird’s-eye view of the river. Take U.S. Highway 101 to Laird Road and turn onto Elwha River Road. n The Elwha Dam Viewpoint Dam removal history features a short trail to an overlook at the former Elwha Dam site. The parking During the early 1900s, Port Angeles entrepreneur Thomas Aldwell sought to area is off Lower Dam Road via state Highway 112. harness the energy of the Elwha River n At the Elwha River Viewpoint, one and spearheaded construction of the can observe the changing landscape hydroelectric Elwha Dam, which was where the river flows through the site of completed in 1913. the former Lake Aldwell reservoir. The growing economy soon led to A turnoff is found off Highway 101 the decision to build a second dam — Glines Canyon Dam, completed in 1927. just west of Port Angeles. n View the spectacular Elwha Valley The two dams blocked much of the area of Olympic National Park and 70-mile Elwha River, which had one of the most productive salmon runs in the watch the changing river. Turn onto Olympic Hot Springs Road Pacific Northwest. Spawning runs were off Highway 101. reduced from 400,000 fish before the n From the Glines Canyon overlook dams were completed to only 3,000. Former Lake Aldwell SPRING/SUMMER 2015 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 127


JOYCE

Only a few miles away from Port Angeles, this small-town gem is a must-see destination

Joyce Museum

Serving The Community Since 1911

“We are the oldest continuous operating General Store in the State of Washington”

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Warmth, friendliness, local color and a touch of history come with every purchase. The Joyce General Store, located on Hwy. 112 between beautiful Lake Crescent and Crescent Beach, has been in the same family for 48-plus years. We are more than happy to take time to chat and tell you about visiting the mythical University of Joyce. We will also give any directions to anywhere you might be interested in. “The finest people from all over the country pass through our doors. We welcome them as friends as well as customers.”

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Drop in at the Joyce General Store and step into a building that has had few changes since the early 1900’s. The false front, beaded ceiling, oiled wood floors and many of the fixtures remain the same. Much of the interior of the store is from the Markhum House Hotel which stood in the now vanished town of Port Crescent in the 1800’s. The store carries gas, groceries, tackle, bait, and other items. There JOYCE GENERAL STORE also are unique gifts, souvenirs, and in beautiful downtown Joyce • 360-928-3568 Indian arts and crafts.


For a small town, Joyce has a big personality. What the town, located just west of Port Angeles, lacks in size it makes up for with fun festivals, historical sites and a general store that offers an eclectic array of goods you need to see to believe. So plan to stop in Joyce during your visit.

Joyce General Store is what you think of when you think of a smalltown mom-and-pop shop. This quaint little store is located just 16 miles west of Port Angeles in the town of Joyce.

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The scenic Whale Trail is a string of 20 locations around Washington where visitors are likely to see whales and other marine mammals from shore. A sign at Salt Creek Recreation Area — positioned in the northwest corner of the park, near the stairs leading to Tongue Point — overlooks Crescent Bay, where gray whales often are seen. Along state Highway 112, which is also known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway, Whale Trail sites are found at Freshwater Bay County Park, the Sekiu Overlook and Shipwreck Point. For more information about the trail, visit www.thewhaletrail.org.

The store, built in 1911 by Joe Joyce, from whom the town gets its name, remains very much the same — false front, beaded ceilings, wooden floor. Much of the store’s interior is made of remnants from the opera house

and Markum House, which stood in the township of Port Crescent in the 1800s. Port Crescent was located a few miles north of Joyce on what is now Crescent Beach. Joyce Museum, housed in a former railroad station, is located next door. Built in 1915, it is considered to the last remaining log depot from the Milwaukee Road. Museum displays include railroad memorabilia with photos and artifacts of Port Crescent, Gettysburg, Disque, Twin, Piedmont, Camp Hayden at Tongue Point, Lake Crescent, Sol Duc and, of course, Joyce. It is built of Alaska yellow cedar and was restored by the Joyce Museum Society in 2002. Phone 360-928-3568 for hours of operation and other information. A popular local event is the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, a one-day event that takes place the first weekend of August and features blackberry pies, pie-making contests, a community pancake breakfast, a lively parade, arts and crafts vendors and much more. This year’s tasty event takes place Aug. 1-2, and promises to deliver some of the best blackberry treats you have ever tasted. For information, visit www.joycewa. com/joycedaze.htm.

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Great tide pools, camping at Salt Creek Salt Creek Recreation Area is a 196-acre Clallam County park near Joyce. One of the county’s most popular parks, it offers visitors forests, rocky bluffs, tide pools, sandy beach and campsites, and features panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Crescent Bay and Vancouver Island. Highlighted as a premiere birding site, Salt Creek is on the National Audubon’s Olympic Loop of the Greater Washington State Birding Trail. The area was once the location of Camp Hayden, a World War II harbor defense military base. Two concrete bunkers preserve its military history. The area was purchased after being decommissioned at the end of World War II. The adjacent Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary includes a rocky outcropping that, at low tide, reveals starfish, sea urchins, limpets, sea cucumbers and many other forms of marine life. When you visit tidal areas, practice tide pool etiquette.

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Remember the Makah tribal saying: “Take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but footprints.” The waters surrounding Salt Creek are popular spots for kayaking, surfing and paddleboarding. Mountain bikers and hikers can access the state’s Striped Peak Recreation Area from the Salt Creek area. Salt Creek is a popular camping sites for families. Park amenities include one picnic shelter with a fireplace, play equipment, basketball, volleyball and horseshoe courts and a softball field, plus several trails. Camping information: 39 utility sites ($24 for county residents, $27 for non-county) and 53 standard sites ($19 for county residents, $22 otherwise). Half of the sites may be reserved in advance; the rest are open on a firstcome, first-served basis; two bathrooms are available with showers; limit six people per campsite; pets allowed on leashes; firewood available for a fee. Campsite reservations are done only

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by mail. Reservations begin to be accepted in January for that year. The sooner campers get in the completed forms, the reservation fee and the first night’s camping fee, the better their chance of getting their reservation confirmed. All reservations must be received at the park a minimum of two weeks prior to their desired camping date. Utility sites 1-15 are available on a first-come, first-served basis; utility sites 16-39 may be reserved in advance. Standard sites 40-92 don’t have utility hook-ups and sites 50-68 and 71-72 may be reserved in advance. For details, visit www.clallam.net/ Parks/SaltCreek.html or phone 360928-3441. To get there: Take state Highway 112 west from Port Angeles toward Joyce. After nine miles, turn right (north) onto Camp Hayden Road (near Milepost 54). Travel about three miles. The park entrance will be located on your right.


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Magical Marymere Falls Marymere Falls by way of the Barnes Creek trail is a favorite hike for people of all ages. The 0.8-mile trail leaves from Storm King Ranger Station and meanders through stands of old-growth trees along Barnes Creek until reaching a staircase to view the 90-foot falls. Those looking for more of a challenge should consider leaving the Barnes Creek trail on the return from the falls to tackle Mount Storm King. A 1.9-mile, calf-burning uphill climb leads to an overlook that on a clear day features spectacular views of Lake Crescent, Vancouver Island and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A primitive trail continues to the mountain’s summit, but it is steep and exposed, and should only be attempted by skilled Bridge spanning Lake Crescent along the Spruce Railroad Trail hikers.

Exploring beautiful Lake Crescent on foot, bike Spruce Railroad Trail is an 8-mile roundtrip hike that runs along the north shore of the lake. The trail dates back to 1918 when the U.S. Army built a railroad track to make airplane frames for World War I. Though millions of dollars were spent, the railway wasn’t completed until 19 days after the war ended. The rails were later removed, but the trail remains for hikers and mountain bikers to enjoy. More information about hiking along the trail is available at the Storm King Ranger Station. The turnoff from U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic National Park’s Storm King Ranger Station leads to several picnic tables nestled in the trees, and makeshift sites along the shoreline provide the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner. Last-minute lunch supplies can be purchased at Shadow Mountain General Store, located along U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Sutherland, or at Fairholme General Store, located at the west end of the lake. The Storm King Ranger Station area includes restrooms and access to potable water, a ranger station, a boat launch and trails. After the picnic, consider getting out 132

on the water. Boat launches are located at both east and west ends of the lake. Rowboats are available for rental from historical Lake Crescent Lodge. Whether it is taking a row, kayaking, sailing or simply relaxing on the beaches and shores, Lake Crescent is a great place to visit, hike and stay for the night. There are several lodging options if you want to extend your Lake Crescent experience. On the west end of Lake Crescent, the Fairholme Campground has 87 campsites, one of which is wheelchairaccessible. The campground is open April through mid-fall. Sites cost $12 per night and are first-come, first-served. The Fairholme Campground Trail begins across Camp David Junior Road and wanders through dense stands of trees. For less primitive accommodations, try Lake Crescent Lodge or Log Cabin Resort. Lake Crescent Lodge is located at Barnes Point on Lake Crescent Road just off Highway 101. For additional information, visit www. lakecrescentlodge.com. Log Cabin Resort is located on East Beach Road, north of U.S. Highway 101. Visit www.olympicnationalparks.com/ stay/lodging/log-cabin-resort for details.

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Dreaming of staying in a historical lodge? If outdoor camping just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your thing, check out these other overnight options. Four lodges on the North Olympic Peninsula provide comfortable accommodations directly inside Olympic National Park. Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort (open late spring to early fall) offers several rustic cabins that are free of modern distractions such as telephones, televisions and radios. These cabins offer access to mineral hot spring soaking pools and one freshwater pool. Kalaloch Lodge (open year-round) is perched high on a bluff just steps from a pristine stretch of a sandy Pacific Ocean beach. The main lodge offers two suites with stunning ocean views and three rooms.

There are also several cabins and additional rooms in the Seacrest Building. Lake Crescent Lodge (open late spring to Jan. 1) was built in 1915 and is an ideal base camp for enjoying Olympic National Park. A variety of guest room options are available, including the lakeside Roosevelt cottages. Log Cabin Resort (open May to September) offers lakeside chalets, lodge rooms, cabins, full hook-up RV sites and tent camping sites. Although it is not located within Olympic National Park, nearby Lake Quinault Lodge (open year-round) was built in 1926 and has several room choices, many with lakeside views, as well as boathouse rooms that are pet-friendly.

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Trees covered in moss surrounded by enormous ferns, beaches dotted with sea stacks and rolling rivers tinted by glacier powder dominate the wild and wonderful West End. The Hoh Rain Forest receives 100-plus inches of rain each year and is one of the best examples of a temperate rain forest in the world. Located along the Pacific Ocean, LaPush is home to the Quileute tribe. In spring, visitors can look for migrating gray whales, while surfing and kayaking off First Beach. Fishing charters also are popular during the summer.

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Home of the Quileute tribe LaPush is a wonderful place to stretch your legs after making the journey to the coast. The seafront town is the home of the Quileute tribe and offers beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. You can stroll to First Beach to watch Ruby Beach surfers catch a wave or simply to watch seabirds soar above James Island (the The coast with the most: A short, scenic stroll to paradise island is called a-ka-lat in the Quileute language, which translates to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;top of the rockâ&#x20AC;?). Another glory of the West End is the accessibility of its beautiful beaches. The island, located at the mouth of Close to LaPush are scenic and rugged Second Beach and Third Beach. Both involve short hikes through forest but are worth the effort as you are rewarded the Quillayute River, is sacred to tribal members. with long stretches of beach. Throughout the years, the island has Ruby Beach, located about 35 miles south of Forks, is one of the most scenic been used to spot whales and was a beaches in the state. It offers rugged sea stacks, flat sand and a small stream that burial spot for Quileute chiefs. Public flows through it at the base of the short trail from the parking lot. access to the island is not permitted. Beaches in the Kalaloch strip of coastline are easy walks from car to shore. First Beach is one of the main spots to The beaches are numbered 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1. watch for gray whales as they migrate the coast. Take a walk on the wild side along The beach also is an ideal location to watch tribal fishermen return after a The West End is one of the best places long day on the water. to view wildlife on the North Olympic A short stroll to the Quileute Harbor Peninsula. Marina will allow you to see them Deer and Roosevelt elk can be found unload their catches and to view colormunching on grass in the forests. ful stacks of crab pots, nets and coolers. While harbor seals, sea lions, sea Keep your eyes open for brown otters and gray and humpback whales pelicans, which often fish in the river. are abundant along the coast. As you wander through town, stop by Bald eagles soar overhead while seathe general store for a snack and head back out to the beach to watch the sun based birds dive into the ocean and Sea lion in LaPush set over the Pacific. rivers in search of a snack. SPRING/SUMMER 2015 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 135


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Abundant rain forests, wild rivers and coastal beaches are just part of the allure of the wild and wonderful West End. Forests in the Quinault, Queets, Hoh and Bogachiel valleys are dazzling examples of primeval temperate rain forest. The drive to get there is beautiful in its own right, but the going can be slower than most North Olympic Peninsula trips. The main route, U.S. Highway 101, twists and turns around beautiful Lake Crescent, and you may compete with recreational vehicles and log trucks, but gaining an appreciation for natural beauty — pristine even outside Olympic National Park boundaries — makes it worthwhile. Have your camera ready to take photos at a moment’s notice. There will be a lot of photo opportunities so be ready. It is common to see a bald eagle soaring above Lake Crescent or elk drinking in the Hoh River. Stop in Forks to stretch your legs, buy lunch and learn about the town. A self-guided tour allows those wanting a look back in history to stop at signposts in downtown Forks that feature pictures and stories about historical buildings or happenings. For more information about the tours, make a stop at the Forks Chamber of Commerce at 1411 S. Forks Ave. (360374-2531, www.forkswa.com).

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Visiting the timber museum A stop by the Forks Timber Museum and the Forks Loggers Memorial is a must when visiting the West End. You can’t miss the museum, which is located near the south end of town. Just keep an eye out for 12-foot-tall carved loggers. This cozy little museum has exhibits depicting local history dating back to the 1870s. Center at 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757. Constructed in 1990 by the Forks High Learn about modern forest practices, School carpentry class, the 3,200-squarethe policies that affect forests and the foot building provides a glimpse into the global impacts of good forest local history of the timber industry. management. Among the displays are an old-time Tours leave from the Forks Visitor steam donkey, threshing machine and Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., at 9 a.m. and bunkhouse. last about three hours. A free, self-guided tour allows those looking to explore history to stop at one of nine signposts in downtown Forks that feature pictures and stories about historical buildings or happenings. Cross-cut and chain saws used by loggers, a bunkhouse showing where they slept and how they lived, and books and video footage of men working are other highlights of the tour. Once outside the museum, stop in the memorial garden for a moment. There’s even a fire lookout tower and nature trails to stretch your legs. SPRING/SUMMER 2015 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 137

Logging and mill tours In May 1991, during the height of the northern spotted owl controversy, the city of Forks was looking for a way to get the real story about logging out to the visitors to the area. In an effort to portray what logging and milling really were about, the Forks Chamber of Commerce soon created a logging and mill tour. Since its inception, thousands have climbed aboard the “crew bus” driven by volunteer guides, all are retired from the timber industry, and driven over logging roads to an active logging site and an operating lumber mill. The tours run Wednesdays from May 27 through Oct. 7, with a special Twilight edition on Thursday, Sept. 10. The tour is free but donations are gladly accepted to offset fuel costs. To reserve space or for more information, phone the Forks Visitor


Racing to the finish West End Thunder drag races are held several weekends during the summer at Forks Municipal Airport. Drag races of an eighth of a mile, a Show and Shine exhibit that features classic cars and trucks, food and vendors are included in the event. This year’s race and Show and Shine events are scheduled for: June 20-21, July 18-19, Aug. 15-16 and Sept. 19-20. General admission is $10 per person; children 12 and younger enter for free. Gates open to the public at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, visit www.westendthunder.com.

As seen on TV: A new ‘legend’ of the Hoh Rain Forest While hiking the beauty that is the Hoh Rain Forest, you might just run in to a creature of the forest the likes of which are seldom seen. He is hairy, a little mossy, sometimes a bit dirty and most of the time barefoot. While Bigfoot might come to mind, the creature referred to here is a man named Mick Dodge. Dodge is the newest thing in reality TV and his series, “The Legend of Mick Dodge,” back for a second season on the National Geographic Channel, is gaining in popularity. City folks are heading in to the wilderness to seek out the barefooted wonder, and many have run in to him. He’s said to have left the modern world to survive in nature 25 years ago, but he does come to town to stock up on chocolate chip cookies, a weakness of his, and unannounced drop-ins at the Forks Visitor Center for barefoot photo opportunities. Dodge’s feet sport tree root tattoos and his family roots, on the West End, go back to his grandfather Will Dodge, who made a living in the timber industry in the 1930s.

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A small town with heart Forks is known for many things. Historically, it is known as a timber town and the gateway to wild and rugged beaches. In more recent years, it has gained fame thanks to the Twilight series, which featured books and movies. To learn more about Forks’ part in Twilight, turn to Pages 148 and 149. Forks also is known for its annual rainfall, and celebrates the moisture that falls from the sky each April during RainFest. The phrase “long may it rain” has been an unofficial town slogan throughout the years. Visitors to Forks will find a nice selection of locally owned hotels, bed and breakfasts, cafes and retail stores. 138

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Walking through a wall A camera is very important to carry along during your visit to Washington’s coastal beaches, and the West End has some of the most accessible beaches on the North Olympic Peninsula. Rialto Beach features views of offshore islands, pounding waves, giant drift logs and plenty of beach cobbles, making it one of the most popular beaches to visit. Hole in the Wall, a natural sea-carved arch, is about 1.5 miles north of Rialto Beach. It is within the Olympic wilderness but can easily be reached at low tide from Rialto Beach. During your trek along Rialto Beach, watch for bald eagles perched in the taller trees along the bluff. A variety of other birds will entertain you along the way. Watch for black oystercatchers, brown pelicans, guillemots, grebes, scoters and harlequin ducks as you stroll. At about 1 mile, you will reach Ellen Creek. To avoid wet footwear, look for a log to cross or take your shoes off to plod through the chilly water. Do not cross through Hole in the Wall when the tide begins to cover the floor of the arch. Take care when exploring tide pools under and near the arch. Rialto Beach, located about 75 miles from Port Angeles, is accessible by Mora Road, off of LaPush Road. Hole in the Wall

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From Grays Harbor to Neah Bay, more than 600 rocks, reefs and islands dot the rugged coastline. Three wildlife refuges totaling 430 acres are within the boundaries of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and Olympic National Park. Hundreds of seabirds and other marine animals can be observed from vantage points along the way, particularly near Kalaloch and LaPush. During migration seasons, more than 1 million birds gather in the area. The Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge runs from Cape Flattery to the Ozette area. Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge extends from that southern boundary to about Kalaloch. The last of the three refuges is Copalis National Wildlife Refuge, from south of Queets to just north of Grays Harbor. All refuges are closed to the public to protect the habitat. But visitors can observe crowds of seabirds, either from land or sea. A good pair of lightweight binoculars and a camera are good accessories to have on hand. Protective rain gear, or at least a sturdy plastic bag, is recommended to protect cameras from rain showers. When walking along coastal beaches be aware of tides, weather, beach logs and other dangers. Most of the islands are small enough that they never have earned names on a map. Destruction Island and Point Grenville are among some of the betterknown locations. Refuge staff warn that boaters should stay at least 200 yards off the islands, both for their own safety and to avoid disturbing birds. The refuge areas are the primary breeding grounds for the tufted puffin, with its striped head and peculiar beak, and the common murre, which resembles a little penguin. The region, where 80 percent of the state’s seabird population nests, supports 12 types of marine birds. In addition, peregrine falcons and bald eagles reside with their cousins. Several types of seals, sea lions and otters also stop by the local kelp beds.

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West End rain forests East of U.S. 101, Olympic National Park’s Hoh Rain Forest ­­— which is the result of the West End getting 100-plus inches of rain each year — is one of the best examples of a temperate rain forest in the world. Less than an hour from Forks, the forest is reached by the Upper Hoh Road off Highway 101. The trees of the forest can grow as tall as 300 feet with a circumference of 23 feet around. Attempting to hug the Big Spruce on the way to the Hoh Rain Forest is a must for first-time West End visitors. The tree measures more than 270 feet tall, is about 12½ feet in diameter at the base and is estimated to be more than 550 years old. Although there are taller spruce trees in the forest, the roadside location of the tree makes it a great place to stop to stretch your legs. Short trails wind through stands of trees, ferns and nurse logs. After giving the tree a hug, head back to the car for the scenic and seemingly endless drive to the Hoh Rain Forest. Start exploring the forest by hiking the Hall of Mosses. This family friendly hike starts at the visitor center at the end of Hoh River Road. The trek is an easy 0.8-mile loop

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that takes about 45 minutes round-trip. Near the center of the Hall of Mosses is the Spruce Nature Trail, a 1.2-mile loop through the rain forest to the Hoh River. The trail meanders by the Hoh River and provides a chance to view elk exploring its braided gravel bars and cobbled rock banks. Budget about an hour for the round-trip hike. Travel south on Highway 101, and you’ll come across the green scenery at Queets. As the road begins to wind inland, take a drive to Lake Quinault.

This glacier-carved lake is surrounded by the old-growth trees of the Quinault Rain Forest. Sometimes called the Valley of the Rain Forest Giants, this area is home to some of the state’s largest and most impressive trees. A 30-mile drive loops around Lake Quinault and could reveal elk feeding on vine maple buds. A 0.2-mile trail near Lake Quinault Lodge will take you to the largest Sitka spruce tree in the world. Quinault Rain Forest

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Hoh, Quinault tribes rich in tradition, history Hoh tribe The Hoh tribe is a small community in West Jefferson County, located along the mouth of the Hoh River that runs untouched by dikes or diversion into the Pacific Ocean. The Hoh River — famous for its king salmon run — is jammed at its mouth with a maze of massive spruce, hemlock and cedar old-growth driftwood. The river is the focal point of the tribe’s identity and stories.

Flooding is a nearly constant problem as the reservation is located on one square mile of land on a flood plain at the mouth of the Hoh River. However, additional land the tribe acquired will allow it to relocate much of the reservation to higher ground. For more information about the tribe, visit www.hohtribe-nsn.org.

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Fishing, hunting lowdown Before setting out, know the rules and regulations Everything from heavy, world-class salmon to small, fun-to-fight alpine brook trout can be caught with a rod and reel in waters across the North Olympic Peninsula. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Washington State Sportfishing Rules pamphlet while you’re here, as well as Olympic National Park official sportfishing guide. The pamphlets detail boundaries and regulations, as well as licensing. Current regulations usually are available at most tackle shops, sporting goods stores or wherever fishing

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Peninsula visitors can hunt everything from elk and deer to bear and cougar — even rabbit and grouse. Areas around Forks, Clallam Bay, Neah Bay and Sequim provide chances at large Roosevelt elk, while blacktail deer can be found all around the North Olympic Peninsula. Details about hunting seasons and regulations can be found in the Washington Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet or the Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Season rules pamphlet. Both of the pamphlets outline specific information about boundaries, restrictions and licensing information. Pamphlets usually are available wherever licenses are sold and can also be downloaded at wdfw.wa.gov. Note that hunting is prohibited inside Olympic National Park. Washington law requires first-time hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, to successfully complete a hunter education class before they can purchase a hunting license.


Ready to try shellfishing? On the North Olympic Peninsula you can find bucket-loads of oysters and clams. Going after crab and shrimp also are popular pursuits. Seasons fluctuate, and anyone wanting to go after razor or other clams, oysters and crab should first check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations. The best way to figure out what’s open and what’s not is to visit www. wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish. Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge sets its own seasons and rules. Contact the refuge at 360-457-8451. Licenses are required for shellfish harvesting and may be purchased at most tackle shops and other stores. A COASTAL FAVORITE Razor clams are available on many coastal beaches, but domoic acid, a naturally occurring marine toxin that can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning in humans, sometimes causes digging closures. But in recent years, beaches have routinely opened to harvesting. Other species of shellfish are currently considered unsafe and should not be harvested from any beach on the state coastline. Look for informational signs at beach trailheads about closures. For information on which shellfish are and are not safe, and dates and locations on seasons, phone the state Department of Health’s beach closures/ shellfish toxin hotline at 800-562-5632 or log onto the Fish and Wildlife website at www.wdfw.wa.gov.

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Still bitten by Twilight Die-hard Twilight fans, eager to see the location of author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling books, travel to the North Olympic Peninsula to retrace the footprints of their favorite characters. Although none of the movies was filmed in the small town of Forks, people from all over the world have come to the West End, making stops everywhere from Forks High School, where Bella and Edward met, out to LaPush, where Bella visits her werewolf friend, Jacob. The majority of the four books of the Twilight series — and five motion pictures — are set in Forks. Forks, the epicenter of the vampire territory, is about 60 miles west of Port Angeles along U.S. Highway 101. You’ll spot the “The City of Forks Welcomes You” sign as you enter, where fans have their pictures taken. Replica of Bella’s truck at the Forks Visitor Center

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replica of Bella’s red truck from the books and the movies. The Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. You will find plenty of Twilight Forks Ave., is at the south end of town. information here as well. At the visitor center, staff and Forks High School, 261 S. Spartan volunteers can direct visitors to local Ave., is where the characters attend landmarks as well as share all the school and where Bella and Edward juicy tidbits about the area. met. Fiction and real life intertwine as Forks Police Department, 500 fans can find locations from the E. Division St., is where Police Chief novels throughout town. Charlie Swan, Bella’s father, works. Although Meyer didn’t have specific Forks Community Hospital, Forks homes in mind when she wrote 530 Bogachiel Way, is where Bella — a the books — she didn’t visit Forks self-proclaimed klutz — is a frequent until after the first book was completed visitor, and where Dr. Carlisle Cullen — the Forks Chamber of Commerce — Edward’s “father” — is employed. has dubbed a couple of homes as those The hospital even has a special of Bella and Edward. reserved parking spot for Dr. Cullen. The McIrvin residence at 775 K St. Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave., is considered the home of Bella and is considered the “Newton’s Olympic her police chief father. Outfitters” store owned by the Newton Fans are welcome to drive by the family and where Bella works. house, but since it is a private resiWelcome to Forks sign, located at dence, they are asked to respect the the east entrance to Forks, is a very family’s privacy and not go on the popular spot to take a photo. If you property or ask to take photos inside. miss the sign, there’s another one by Twilight look-alike contest in Forks The Miller Tree Inn, 654 E. Divithe visitor center. sion St., with its large windows and The former Lincoln Theater, 132 open and airy layout, fits the bill for DON’T FORGET LAPUSH E. First St., is considered the same the Cullen house, residence of EdAbout 15 miles west of Forks on cinema where some of the characters ward and his vampire family. state Highway 110 is LaPush, see films. Outside, “Esme” — Edward’s “vam- another town with Twilight fame. The first three film adaptations pire mother” — leaves a note on a dry LaPush may be off-limits to vamof the books were shown here, with erase board to let fans know what the pires, but werewolf fans — and yes, many fans showing up before opening Cullens are doing. vampire fans, too — can visit the night to take in all the excitement. Feel free to take pictures, but do not Quileute reservation where Bella’s The theater closed in 2013. go inside unless you are a guest.  friend Jacob lives. Just down the street from the theVisitors can enjoy the beauty of “FOREVER TWILIGHT IN FORKS” the Quileute Reservation while check- ater is Bella Italia, 118 E. First St., where Edward and Bella have their The Forks community will celebrate ing out First Beach, where Bella first first date (called La Bella Italia in the “Forever Twilight in Forks” with the learned of “the cold ones” from Jacob, ninth annual Stephenie Meyer Day who later is revealed to be a werewolf. novel) after he saves her in the alley. You can even dine on mushroom and Bella’s Birthday Weekend from The cliffs where the werewolves and Sept. 10 to 13. The 2015 event’s focus Bella are said to have gone cliff diving ravioli with a Coke, just as Bella did. The bookstore where Bella goes to is the 10th anniversary of Twilight also are visible from LaPush — but shop after her friends look for dresses being published. visitors should know that cliff diving has two possibilities. The festivities kick off at the Forks is dangerous and illegal. It could either be Odyssey BookVisitor Center to welcome first-time The Quileute have a connection to shop, 114 W. Front St., or Port Book and returning fans to the area. wolves in legends, but no werewolves and News, 104 E. First St., which are The Forks Chamber of Commerce and vampires actually exist in them. within walking distance of Bella Italia. and local business will offer a plethora The Quileute Community Center, Although the store where Bella’s of fun weekend events. just off First Beach, hosts a drumming friends buy their dresses also is not The new Rainforest Arts Center and healing circle for tribal members named in the books, Black Diamond will house several of the weekend’s to share stories, dance and share Bridal, 109 E. First St., is considactivities, along with businesses and culture with each other and visitors ered the store where the characters restaurants. each Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. shopped in Port Angeles. The Quileute tribe in LaPush also A field near the Quileute Prairie In the first novel, Bella describes will host some events. Cemetery reportedly has been the site For more information, visit www. of some very unusual baseball games. catching a small plane from Seattle to Port Angeles, where her father facebook.com/smdforks or www. Be respectful of the cemetery. picks her up and they drive to Forks. tinyurl.com/ForeverTwilight. Bella would have flown into quaint MORE IN PORT ANGELES William R. Fairchild InternationOTHER FORKS LOCATIONS As Forks has no movie theater, al Airport, located off Airport Road Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Bella and her friends venture to Port on the outskirts of Port Angeles. Forks Ave., to take photos next to a Angeles to catch films. SPRING/SUMMER 2015 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 149


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Discover the wild, rugged coast, stand at the edge of the continent and visit fishing hamlets

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The Olympic Peninsula’s coastal area includes Clallam Bay and Sekiu, twin seafront towns about 50 miles west of Port Angeles, and Neah Bay, home of the Makah tribe. The drive offers fabulous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and plenty of places to stop for a picnic, to snap a photograph or to search tide pools. A stop at the world-renowned Makah Cultural and Research Center in Neah Bay is a must. The center features artifacts from Ozette, an ancient whaling village uncovered by tidal erosion.

Traditional Makah whaling canoe

Home of the Makah tribe The Makah Nation is located on the northwestern tip of the Peninsula. It is the home of the Makah Cultural and Research Center, which houses, among other things, the extensive Ozette collection. Turn to Page 157 to learn more about View along Cape Flattery Trail the museum. From the reservation, you also can Enjoy breathtaking views from the edge of the Earth reach Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the lower 48 states. The Cape Flattery Trail, a short trail featuring boardwalk, stone and gravel steps, In August, the tribe invites the public and four observation decks, offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Coast to celebrate Makah Days, an annual National Marine Sanctuary, Tatoosh Island and the Cape Flattery Lighthouse. event featuring traditional dancing, The lighthouse, built in 1858, is now automated. singing and drumming, canoe races, The trail is a Makah Wilderness Area, so please stay on the trail and supervise salmon bakes, fireworks and more. children closely. This year’s festivities will be held You will need a $10 per car Makah Recreation Permit to hike the Cape Flattery throughout Neah Bay Aug. 28-30 Trail. Permits can be purchased at the Makah Marina, Washburn’s General Store, For information about the tribe, visit Makah Tribal Center, Makah Mini Mart and the Makah Museum. www.makah.com.

Seeing wildlife at every turn is part of the experience Clallam Bay, Sekiu and Neah Bay are excellent places to view wildlife ranging from bald eagles and a vast array of sea birds to harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, gray and humpback whales. As you travel along state Highway 112, which is also known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway, you will find easy access to a number of beautiful beaches. Stop to take a photo or two and see what the tide left behind. The winding drive offers several just-off-the-road overlooks that are perfect for trying to spot whales as they move along the coast in search of food. Summer and fall are the best time to view whales along the byway when gray whales follow the shorelines and bays in search of food. The whales often suction small shrimp and worms from soft near-shore sediments. SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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Explore on land or water Pillar Point County Park is located 10 miles east of Clallam Bay along scenic Highway 112. The 4.3-acre offers saltwater-beach access and a concrete launch ramp for small boats, and is a great place to start a kayak trip. The mudflats are a prime hunting spot for crabs when the season opens. Pull off the road and picnic as you feel the breeze blowing off the water and hear the shorebirds. Picnic tables are nestled under shade trees and provide a panoramic viewpoint to enjoy watching birds search for food in tide pools and in the cool waters offshore. This is also the location of an Audubon-designated IBA (Important Bird Area) due to the unique estuary bay shoreline habitat and wide variety of shorebirds.

Birdwatchers paradise Clallam Bay Spit Community Beach County Park is a 33-acre dayuse county park located in the center of the Clallam Bay community, where the water of the Clallam River empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The county park is jointly managed with Washington State Parks. The park includes public access to Clallam Spit, a mile of a sand/gravel saltwater beach and access to the Clallam River. The parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location provides a constant source of food for birds. Watch for eagles and osprey feeding on the beach. It also is common to see a variety of marine life just offshore including seals, sea lions and sometimes even whales. The interaction between the river and the Straitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tides often result in drastic changes in the landscape. A picnic area and full-service restroom are available. The area is a wonderful place to stretch your legs before hitting the road again to continue to Sekiu and Neah Bay. The park is located in the center of the Clallam Bay community. SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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Clallam Bay and Sekiu (pronounced SEEK-you) are the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s fishing headquarters. Here you can find charters for fishing — halibut, salmon, lingcod and rockfish are good catches — plus diving, kayaking, whale watching, birdwatching and general sightseeing. Vacation homes, beach cabins, bed and breakfasts and resorts offer guests comfortable places to stay, while local restaurants serve up fresh-off-the-boat fish and other seafood. The beach area between the two towns is a good place to beachcomb, hunt agates and explore tide pools. For more details about Clallam Bay and Sekiu, contact the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Chamber of Commerce (360-963-2339, www.clallambay.com or www.sekiu.com). A little farther down the highway, the Makah Marina is a popular place to start a fishing trip. A number of guides operate charters out of Neah Bay and offer an array of opportunities to catch your limit. Marine tours of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary are available through some sport fishing companies. Neah Bay Chamber of Commerce (www.neahbaywa.com) features more information about fishing in Neah Bay.


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Top wild beach experience Numerous publications have listed Olympic National Park’s Shi Shi Beach as a top beach experience year after year for good reason. This wilderness beach offers breathtaking views of the Pacific and nearby Point of the Arches, excellent tide pools, spires, arches and more. The Shi Shi Beach Trail, a 3.3-mile trek from the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay to the beach, is the easiest way to reach the beach. Much of the trail is a boardwalk that meanders through lush forests, but other sections of the trail can be very muddy, especially after a heavy rain. As the trail winds closer to the ocean, take note of sheer and unmarked cliffs and keep children close. Caution should be used when walking down the steep 150-foot bluff that leads to the beach. Take advantage of safety ropes and pay close attention to tree roots as you descend to the beach. A $10 Makah Recreation Permit is required to use the trail. Turn to Page 151 for permit details. The Shi Beach Trail is very popular during the summer months, especially on weekends. Located south of Shi Shi Beach is the spectacular Point of the Arches — a mile-

long parade of rugged sea stacks. A long stretch of sandy beach leads to Point of the Arches in about 2.3 miles. Photographers flock to Point of the Arches and often camp for several days to try to capture the beauty of the craggy sea stacks at sunset and sunrise.

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Visit the Makah museum Stop by the Makah Cultural and Research Center for a glimpse into Walk the Ozette Loop for spectacular ocean views what life was like for the tribe 300 to 500 years ago. The 3.3-mile hike to the campground at Rather than carry heavy backpacks any In 1970, tidal erosion uncovered an Cape Alava sounds easy: a short jaunt on farther, hikers can pick a campsite among ancient whaling village at Ozette, a boardwalk to the Pacific Ocean. the twisted spruce and shoulder-tall grass parts of which had been covered by a The stroll along the beach to the just north of the trail. mudslide hundreds of years ago. petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks to the Then unburdened, they can head off The artifacts now make up part of the south sounds equally inviting. with light daypacks for the one-mile trek of exhibits at the museum, located on the Don’t be fooled. The boardwalk can be hopping tide pools and avoiding shifting left as you enter Neah Bay. treacherous in spots. It is quite slick when rocks south to Wedding Rocks — named Its Ozette collection is the largest wet and the beach is an ankle-bending after a pictogram depicting a man and a archaeological collection of any U.S. tribe. jumble of rock and gravel. woman with a sexual symbol of a bisected On display are about 1 percent of the The trail starts at the Ozette Ranger circle. 55,000 artifacts recovered from Ozette, Station with a bridge crossing the The carvings are estimated to be 300 to all between 300-500 years old. tranquil, tannin-stained water of the 500 years old. Respect these historical and Other items on display include Ozette River. sacred artifacts, which predate European artifacts from an archaeological dig at The path soon splits in the woods, one settlement in the Northwest. the Hoko River, west of Sekiu. branch heading west toward Cape Alava, If the tide is low, continue along the The dig revealed a fishing camp the other southwest to Sand Point. surf. If the tide is high, use the steep but nearly 3,000 years old and a rock Each trail forms a leg of a triangle loop short signed trails that bound over rough shelter about 1,000 years old. hike, with a 2.9-mile stretch of beach formheadlands. Continue on wide beach and The museum also features large, ing the third leg. approach another spot that may require a illustrated displays with information on The path traverses an up-and-down headland detour if the surf is high. Makah history, a 26-foot-long skeleton path through young spruce and hemlock Continuing south, the going makes its of a 31-ton gray whale suspended over packed tight with ferns and other greenery. laborious way across wave-tossed stone handcrafted cedar canoes plus a sizable Part way through the hike, the trail enters past a headland to Sand Point, where gift shop. a clearing, once the site for homesteader stately spires jut out of the sea. The museum offers classes and guided Lars Ahlstrom. A circular sign just past the point marks tours for additional fees. After the prairie, the boardwalk plunges the trailhead back to the ranger station. Class participants can learn to carve into the dark heart of a forest of Sitka Pets, use of weapons and wheeled or weave in the traditional Makah tribal spruce and fern. devices are prohibited on coastal beaches ways. Reservations are required. The sound of ocean surf and the fresh and trails. The museum is open daily from whiff of ocean air soon spur weary legs to Reservations are required for overnight 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on New Year’s a scenic overview of the rocky coast: the camping between May 1 and Sept. 30. Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. many weather-beaten rock formations and For more information, phone Olympic For more information, phone 360-645the several tree-capped islands near the National Park’s Wilderness Information 2711, www.makahmuseum.com. shore draw the eye’s attention. Center at 360-565-3100. SPRING/SUMMER 2015 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 157


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The privately owned Black Ball Ferry Line operates the MV Coho, which takes passengers and vehicles between Port Angeles and Victoria daily. Departure times vary seasonally, with up to four round trips available during the peak summer months. Crossing time takes about 90 minutes. Departures leave from the Port Angeles ferry landing, 101 E. Railroad Ave., and return from the Victoria ferry landing, 430 Belleville St. For updated schedule and fare information, contact Black Ball Ferry Line (360-457-4491, www.cohoferry.com).

Required crossing documents All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who cross the international border must carry a valid passport or an accepted traveler program card to return to the United States via sea, including passengers aboard the ferry to the Port Angeles port of entry. Citizens of the United States and Canada will need to present one of the following if taking the ferry between the two countries: •  Passport, passport cards or trusted travel program cards (NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST). •  An enhanced driver’s license/ID card. •  U.S. military identification with military travel orders, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine ID document when traveling on official maritime business, or enhanced tribal cards. Visitors to the Peninsula who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens will be required to have a passport and possibly a visa to enter the U.S. A permanent resident of the U.S. will be required to show his or her immigration “green card” at the ports of entry. All U.S. and Canadian citizens 15 and younger only need proof of their citizenship with an original or photocopy of a birth certificate or citizenship card. Groups of U.S. and Canadian citizen children 18 and younger, when traveling with a school or religious group, social organization or sports team, will be able to enter under adult supervision with originals or copies of their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship. Those with a criminal record — including a DUI — can be denied entry into Canada. There is a process for applying for a waiver. For more information, visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection at www.cbp.gov and Canadian Border Services at www.cbsa-asfc. gc.ca.


Parliament Buildings in Victoria

Victoria offers rich history, British charm found to reach other popular sites. First-time visitors might want to start at the Greater Victoria Visitor Information Center, on the waterfront across from the imposing Empress Hotel, just a short walk from the ferry terminal. The center has maps, brochures, information on accommodations and friendly advice. The Royal British Columbia Museum, located near the Parliament Buildings, has special exhibits and an unparalleled First Nations area. The National Geographic Theater at the museum presents an IMAX experience with a six-story-tall screen showing several movies that provide worldwide adventures. Plenty of shops can be found along Government Street. The real ‘‘main street,’’ however, is Douglas Street, and everything from major department stores to out-ofthe-way specialty shops can be found on side streets off Douglas between Courtney and Pembroke. Food-fanciers should note that some of the finest bakeries in the world are found on Fort Street between Douglas and Blanshard. Authentic British and Irish pubs are

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There are plenty of things to see and do on the North Olympic Peninsula

CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS May 22-24 — Brinnon ShrimpFest, a weekend-long festival in the heart of Brinnon celebrating Hood Canal spot shrimp and other local seafood. www.brinnonshrimpfest.org May 22-25 — Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, a Memorial Day weekend festival in Port Angeles featuring more than 125 performances of music, dance and theater. Includes musical workshops, a street fair, public art and activities for children. www.jffa.org July 17-19 — Sequim Lavender Weekend, celebrating all things lavender, includes a street fair and tours of lavender farms. www.lavenderfestival.com and www.sequimlavender.org Sept. 11-13 — Wooden Boat Festival, 39th annual festival held at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. Event features hundreds of wooden boats, workshops, vendors and more. www.woodenboat.org Sept. 25-27 — Port Townsend Film Festival, a film lover’s block party celebrating great films and filmmakers. Selections range from independent documentaries to mainstream films. www.ptfilmfest.com Oct. 9-11 — Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, a festival encouraging people to taste the bounty of the North Olympic Peninsula’s coast and organic farms. Held at City Pier in Port Angeles. www.crabfestival.org 160

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Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays May to December, Wednesdays June to September. Port Ludlow Farmers Market, Village Center, Fridays, May through September. Olympic Art Festival, Olympic Art Gallery, Quilcene, May 25. Brinnon ShrimpFest 2015, near Yelvik General Store, May 23-24. Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, Quilcene Masonic Hall, May 23. Rhododendron Festival, May 11-16.

SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY

Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, every Saturday through October. Sequim Community Orchestra, James Center for Performing Arts, Tuesdays. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club, agility, rally, obedience, Carrie Blake Park, May 29-31.

PORT ANGELES

Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway pavilion, Front Street at Lincoln Street, Saturday mornings. Mustang and Cougar Car Show, Gateway Transportation Center, May 2-3. Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, multiple venues, multiple times, May 22-25. Port Angeles Salmon Club Annual Halibut Derby, May 23-24.

Rat Island Race, Fort Worden State Park Kitchen Shelter, June 27. Port Townsend Summer Band Concert, Chetzemoka Park, June 28. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Opening Celebration: Honoring Festival Founder Alan Iglitzin, June 27-28. The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Fort Worden State Park, June 28-July 5.

SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY

Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, every Saturday through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half Marathon, from Sequim to Port Angeles, June 7, www.nodm.com.

PORT ANGELES

Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half-Marathon, from Blyn to Port Angeles, June 7, www.nodm.com. American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Clallam County Fairgrounds, June 5-6. Smoked Salmon Slowpitch Softball Tournament, June 6-7. Second Weekend Art Walk, Downtown Port Angeles, second Friday of every month. Concerts on the Pier, Wednesdays starting June 18.

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Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays starting May 27, visit www.forkswa.com. Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays.

Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays. Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays, visit www.forkswa.com. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, June 20-21. Fourth annual Tod Horton Memorial Co-ed Softball, Tillicum Park, Forks, June 20-21.

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Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, every Sunday, mid-May through October. Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays, May to December, Wednesdays, June to September. Port Townsend Gallery Walk, first Saturday each month. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk, 360-765-0200. 32nd annual Classic Marinerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Regatta and Rendezvous, Port Townsend Bay, June 5-7. Secret Garden Tour, Master Gardeners, June 20. Taste of Port Townsend, multiple venues, June 11. Annual Longest Day of Trails, Larry Scott Trail, Port Townsend, June 20.

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JULY

Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, every Sunday, mid May through October. Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays, May to December, Wednesdays, June to September. Port Ludlow Farmers Market, Village Center, Fridays through September. Port Townsend Writers Conference, Centrum, Fort Worden, July 9-19. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Independence Day Pops, July 4-5. Concerts on the Dock, Pope Marine Plaza, downtown Port Townsend, every Thursday evening, July 10-Aug. 28.

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Port Townsend Gallery Walk, first Saturday each month. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk, multiple venues. Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, Fort Worden State Park, July 26-Aug. 2. Fiddlin’ on the Fourth, McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden, July 4. Fourth of July Celebration, Fort Worden State Park. Independence Day Concert, Port Townsend American Legion Hall, July 4. Fiddle Grand Finale, McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park, July 5. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Rare Masterworks: Mozart & More, July 11-12. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Breaking Barriers: Musicians from Garden Music, July 18-19. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, special education concert, 10:30 a.m. July 19. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Piano Extravaganza: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, July 25-26. Key City Kids Summer Theatre Camp, Key City Theatre, ages 13 to 19, July 6-10, and July 14-18. Key City Kids Summer Theatre Camp, Key City Theatre, ages 8 to 12, July 13-17. Key City Kids Summer Theatre Camp, Key City Theatre, ages 4 to 7, July 20-24. Port Townsend Summer Band Concert, Chetzemoka Park, July 26. Protection Island Puffin Cruises, phone 360-3855582 Ext. 104, July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and Aug. 1-2. Jazz Port Townsend, Centrum, Fort Worden State Park, July 19-26. Port Townsend Writers Conference, Fort Worden State Park, July 9-19. Jazz in the Clubs, multiple venues, July 19-26. Relay for Life, Memorial Field, July 17-18. Port Ludlow Festival by the Bay, July 24-26. Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, Fort Worden State Park, July 2-Aug. 2. Annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, July 31-Aug. 2.

SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY

Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, every Saturday through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. July 4th Concert in the Park, Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts at Carrie Blake Park. Annual Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 17-19. Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Carrie Blake Park, July 24-26. ArtJam, July 17-19, 505 E. Silberhorn Road, Sequim.

PORT ANGELES

Concerts on the Pier, each Wednesday evening at Port Angeles City Pier. Fourth of July Celebration, downtown parade, music, food and fireworks at City Pier and Hollywood Beach, July 4. Old-Timers Car Show, Port Angeles downtown, July 5. Wilder Firecracker Baseball Tournament, July 2-5.

FORKS/WEST END

Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays through Oct. 6. Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays, visit www.forkswa.com. Forks Old-Fashioned 4th of July, July 3-5. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, July 18-19. Quileute Days, LaPush, July 17-19. Fred Orr Scholarship Co-ed Softball Tourney, July 25-26. American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Forks High School, July 31-Aug. 1.

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PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY

Annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, July 31-Aug. 2 Concerts on the Dock, Pope Marine Plaza, downtown Port Townsend, every Thursday evening, July 2 through Aug. 20. Port Townsend Summer Band Concert, Chetzemoka Park, Aug. 15. Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, every Sunday, mid May through October. Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays May to December, Wednesdays June through September. Port Ludlow Farmers Market, Village Center, Fridays through September. Port Townsend Gallery Walk, first Saturday each month. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk, various locations. Quilcene Museum Wine Tasting Gala Event, Center Valley Road and Columbia Street, Aug. 7. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Summer Gala: Sarah Chang & Julio Elizalde in Recital, Aug. 1-2. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Heroic Beethoven, Aug. 8-9. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Festival Artists & Iglitzin Fellows Week I: Dvorak, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, Aug. 15-16. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Festival Artists & Iglitzin Fellows Week II: Chausson, Strauss and Mendelssohn, Aug. 22-23. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Schubert’s Transcendent String Quintet, Aug. 29-30.

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“Blues in the Clubs,” multiple venues in Port Townsend, TBA. Acoustic Blues Showcase, McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park, Aug. 1. Jefferson County Fair, at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Aug. 14-16. MoonFest, 322 Munn Road, Quilcene, Aug. 22-23.

SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY

First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, every Saturday through October. Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club Dog agility, Carrie Blake Park, Aug. 7-9. Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts, Aug. 9. Strait Stamp Show, Masonic Lodge, Seventh Avenue and Pine Street, Aug. 8. Relay for Life, Sequim High School, Aug. 8-9. National Park Free Admission Day, Aug. 25.

PORT ANGELES

Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Concerts on the Pier, Wednesday evenings at Port Angeles City Pier. Ride the Hurricane, bicycle to Hurricane Ridge, Aug. 2. Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, Joyce, blackberry pies, a parade and more, Aug. 1-2. Second Weekend Art Walk, Gallery Crawl, Aug. 9-10. USSBA Sprint Boat Races, Extreme Sports Park, Aug. 22. Clallam County Fair, Clallam County Fairgrounds, Port Angeles, Aug. 20-23. Senior Co-ed Softball Tournament, multiple venues, Aug. 22-23.

FORKS/WEST END

Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays. Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays, visit www.forkswa.com. Rainforest Run, Tillicum Park, Forks, motorcycles, Aug. 14-16. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, Aug. 15-16.

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Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk, multiple venues. Annual Wooden Boat Festival, Point Hudson in Port Townsend, Sept. 11-13. Quilcene Fair and Parade and Classic Car Show, Quilcene/Brinnon, Sept. 19. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Ray Chen & Julio Elizalde in Recital, Sept. 5-6. Olympic Music Festival, 7630 Center Road, Quilcene, Festival Encore: Jeremy Kittel Band plays folk, Americana and bluegrass, Sept. 12-13. Jefferson County Farm Tour, map of participating farms at Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Sept. 19-20. Port Townsend Film Festival, Sept. 25-27. Quilcene Oyster Half Marathon, Sept. 26.

SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY

First Friday Art Walk and Reception, venues vary. Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, every Saturday through October. Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts at Carrie Blake Park, Sept. 13. Dungeness River Festival, Railroad Bridge Park, Sept. 25-26.

PORT ANGELES

Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Concerts on the Pier, each Wednesday evening, June 18 through Sept. 3. Paint the Peninsula, multiple venues, Sept. 7-13. Second Weekend Art Walk, Gallery Crawl, Sept. 12-13. Olympic Peninsula Bike Adventure, Ediz Hook in Port Angeles to John Wayne Marina on Sequim Bay and back, date TBA. National Park Free Admission Day, Sept. 26.

FORKS/WEST END

Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays. Sekiu Salmon Derby, September, TBA. Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays through mid September, www.forkswa.com. West End Invitational Co-ed Softball Tournament, Tillicum Park, Sept. 12-13. Forever Twilight in Forks, Sept. 10-13. West End Thunder, Forks Airport, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-13.

OCTOBER

Makah Days, Neah Bay, Aug. 21-23.

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SEPTEMBER

PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY

Chimacum Farmers Market, Chimacum CornerFarmstand, every Sunday, mid May through October. Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays May to December, Wednesdays June to September. Port Ludlow Farmers Market, Village Center, Fridays through September. Port Townsend Gallery Walk, first Saturday of every month.

Chimacum Corner Farmstand, open Mondays through Saturdays. Chimacum Farmers Market, every Sunday, May through October. Port Townsend Farmers Market, 650 Tyler St., April through October. Port Townsend Gallery Walk, first Saturday each month. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk, multiple locations.

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PORT ANGELES

Kinetic Skulpture Race, Port Townsend, Oct. 3-4. Protection Island Fall Bird Migration Cruises, 360385-5582, Ext. 104, Oct. 7-11. Port Townsend Ukulele Fest, Oct. 14-18.

SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY

Sequim Farmers Market, Centennial Place, every Saturday through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Oct. 2-4. Sequim City Band Concert, Sequim High School, Oct. 25.

Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, at City Pier, Oct. 9-11. Great Downtown Crab Hunt, Oct. 9-11.

FORKS/WEST END

LaPush Last Chance Salmon Derby, Oct. 3-4. Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays. Hickory Shirt/Heritage Days, Forks, Oct. 7-10. Fish n Brew, 110 Industrial Park, Forks, Oct. 10.

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Saturday morning

Traditional Canoe Racing

Fri., Sat., Sun

Traditional Dances - Youth

Sat. (after parade)

Slahal Tournament

Fri., Sat., Sun.

Traditional Dances - Adult

Saturday evening

Talent Show

Friday evening

Traditional Salmon Bake

Sat., Sun. afternoon

Royalty Coronation

Friday evening

Field Races

Saturday afternoon

Fireworks Extravaganza

Friday evening

Bahokus Peak Challenge

Saturday afternoon

Modern Dance

Fri., Sat. evening

Softball Tournament

Fri., Sat., Sun.

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Special Sections - North Olympic Peninsula Spring-Summer Guide 2015  
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