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Welcome to Paradise! W

hether you’re a first-time visitor, a returning visitor or a new resident, you’re sure to fall in love with the North Olympic Peninsula. Whatever you imagined it to be, look forward to an experience that exceeds your imagination. You’ll find the Olympic Peninsula, filled with glorious surprises, is home to beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, natural lakes, salmon-bearing rivers, temperate rainforests and the wilderness of the Olympic National Park. This North Olympic Peninsula Guide encourages residents and visitors alike to savor all that is a natural part of our environment and enjoy the multitude of pleasures that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Included in this guide is a wealth of information about the goods, services and activities available on the Peninsula. You’ll find sections representing each of the

unique communities and 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., B.C. We combine all the adventures of wilderness recreation with the comforts of a premier 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.peninsuladaily news.com, www.sequimgazette.com and www. forksforum.com. Welcome to the wonderland of the North Olympic Peninsula.

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ON THE COVER Clockwise, from top left: Hikers explore a portion of Hurricane Hill trail in Olympic National Park; friends hunt for oysters and clams at Sequim Bay State Park; the Point Wilson Lighthouse is an active aid to navigation located in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend; tide pools reveal themselves at low tide off a Cape Alava (Ozette Triangle) trail.

The North Olympic Peninsula Guide is a biannual publication of Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. Copies are distributed at locations throughout the North Olympic Peninsula. All content ©2017, Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. The editors of this guide make every attempt to be accurate at the time of its compilation. Report any errors to 360-452-2345 or news@peninsuladailynews.com. 8

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SPECIAL SECTION EDITORS Patricia Morrison Coate Brenda Hanrahan Laura Lofgren CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Michael Foster Emily Hanson Allison McGee ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Holly Erickson CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Sam Nugent CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Michelle Lynn CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Christi Baron Patricia Morrison Coate Michael Dashiell Paul Gottlieb Brenda Hanrahan Laura Lofgren Jonel Lyons Cydney McFarland Matthew Nash Keith Thorpe Diane Urbani de la Paz ADVERTISING SALES Christi Baron Jeanette Elledge Vivian Hansen Harmony Liebert Jonel Lyons Joylena Owen Marilyn Parrish GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Brittney Berglund Keith Curtis Mary Field Kevin Franklin Roger Hammers Nicole Harrison Leticia Sparkman


COntents GETTING HERE/INFORMATION

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ELWHA RESTORATION

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TOP 3 HIKES

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EMERALD TOWNS

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PORT TOWNSEND

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PORT ANGELES

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Find the best route to the North Olympic Peninsula Discover a new interest or two while visiting

Discover what the beautiful park has to offer you Learn about the largest dam-removal project in history Check out a few popular hikes to add to your visit Explore these tiny gems and find art, science and more The Victorian-infused port city is teeming with opportunity If you’re looking for a winery, brewery or cidery, the Peninsula has plenty There’s much to see and do in town and around the Dungeness Spit area The busy hub boasts a downtown revitalization worth seeing

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WATERFALLS

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LAKES OF THE PENINSULA

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FORKS/WEST END

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NORTH/WEST COAST

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PENINSULA TRIBES

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VICTORIA & BEYOND

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Ready for some fun? See what fests are on tap for this summer season Find your way to one or more of the dazzling falls on the Peninsula These popular spots are great for adventures and photos Fishing, hiking, hunting, rain forests and more await you Treasure hunters delight at what they find along our shores Learn about the different cultures that make our Peninsula so diverse Just across the water, you’ll find even more history and adventure Tune in to what’s coming up on the North Olympic Peninsula SPRING/SUMMER 2017

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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 can take about 30 minutes to complete. Sign up for Hood Canal Bridge text messages by sending a text message to 468311 with the words “wsdot hood,” and follow on Twitter @ wsdot_tacoma. Vist www.wsdot.com/traffic/hoodcanal/ for even more information.

Weather

lows only dropping into the mid-30s as the water acts a bit like a warming blanket. Snow events are just a handful of times a year, and hard freezes are rare and typically short-lived. Overall, Sequim averages only about 18 inches of rain per year. Port Angeles gets about 27 inches of rain per year, but for every mile you drive west from there and away from the rain shadow, you add about 1 inch of additional rain per year. Once you reach Forks about 75 miles to the west, you’re in a town that averages about 100 inches of rain per year.

Planning your trip

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

The North Olympic Peninsula is one of the most temperate spots you’ll find in the United States as the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north keep away the heat waves in the summer and the extended freezing periods in winter. Average high temperatures are around 60˚F in the spring and upper 60s in the summer, with just a handful of 80-degree days in the summer. In the winter, high temperatures typically reach the mid-40s, with overnight

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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. Layering is everything; bring sleeveless shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts/hoodies and raincoats for the summer months. Jeans, shorts, hiking boots and/or tennis shoes and extra socks are a must. Bring sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen for those days when you’re out and about.


inFOrMAtiOn Visitor Centers and Chambers of Commerce CLALLAM BAY/SEKIU CHAMBER 16795 state 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 618 S. Peabody St., Suite F, Port Angeles 360-452-8552 or 800-942-4042 www.olympicpeninsula.org

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

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

Taxi Services FORKS Forks Taxi — 360-640-4473 PORT ANGELES Black Tie Taxi — 206-483-8652 Northwest Cabs — 360-406-0210 Steady Cabs — 360-912-5666 PORT TOWNSEND & E. JEFFERSON COUNTY Peninsula Taxi — 360-385-1872 SEQUIM Sun Taxi — 360-681-4090

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.

Ferries BLACK BALL FERRY/MV COHO 101 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 360-457-4491 www.cohoferry.com Year-round car and passenger walk-on ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles. WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES 800-843-3779 www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries State ferries depart from Port Townsend for Coupeville on Whidbey Island daily or from Seattle areas to Bainbridge Island or Edmonds in order for passengers to visit the North Olympic Peninsula via car.

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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PORT ANGELES CHAMBER, 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

TOP FIVE

Things you didn’t know about the North Olympic Peninsula! 1 Several plants and animals are unique to the Olympics, including the Olympic marmot. Others include Flett’s violet, Piper’s bellflower, Olympic chipmunk, Olympic snow mole, and Beardslee and Cresceti trout. 2 The beautiful blue color of the Hoh River is due to high amounts of glacial sediment. This “rock flour” comes from rocks grinding together underneath the Hoh Glacier high in the Olympics. 3 During World War I, the Spruce Railroad was built by the Army’s “Spruce Production Division,” whose members were made up of the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen, a union specifically established to support the Army’s wood production operations. The operation was halted Nov. 11, 1918, when the war ended. 4 The last of the mammoths roamed the North Olympic Peninsula 10,000 years ago. Fossilized remains of a mammoth found near Sequim in the late 1970s were named Washington state’s official fossil in 1998 after years of efforts by elementary school kids. 5 Mill Creek was the site of the first saw-mill in Forks. The mill was powered by a water wheel and built in 1888. The first home in Forks was built from lumber cut and hand-planed at the mill.

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North Olympic Peninsula 101 Whatever your passion is or wherever it may be, opportunities abound on the North Olympic Peninsula!

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1. For the hiker

2. For the history buff

For those looking to hike in Olympic National Park (p. 15) or trek across a coastline (p. 149), look no further than the Peninsula. With endless trails from the mountains to the sea, there’s a hike for everyone. Though the winter season might dampen your experience, the cooler weather makes for a great hike. Whether you’re an experienced backcountry hiker, looking to take the kids on a forested walk or want to wander a well-beaten trail, check out the rest of this visitors guide and read any number of the local guidebooks.

Looking for some historical action during your trip? The Peninsula has plenty of it for you to discover. With old forts (p. 52-53) and lighthouses (p. 69) sprinkled throughout each county, families can enjoy learning of our location’s past. Many state parks are home to these historical structures and require specific passes to park and tour them. In Port Townsend, the D.C.H. Rothschild House (p. 40) takes you back in time to the 1800s. Remarkably unchanged from more than 100 years ago, the home shares memories of the former shipping business the “Baron” and his family were known for.

3. For the kayaker The Peninsula is a kayaking fiend’s paradise. Our communities run along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Pacific Ocean and several bays and spits, depending on where you’re visiting. It also boasts lakes like Lake Crescent and Lake Ozette (p. 126). Looking to take your adventures to the rivers’ rapids? We have plenty of guided tours to take you to the next level of your waterworld capabilities.

6. For the birder Birding enthusiasts travel to the North Olympic Peninsula from all over to watch for more than 300 species of birds, including dippers, falcons, bald eagles and marbled murrelets. Popular coastal viewing areas include Neah Bay, Cape Flattery, all along state Highway 112, the waterfront of Port Angeles, Dungeness Spit and Marrowstone Island. Birders can head inland to watch, too. Visit the upper areas of the Gray Wolf and Dungeness rivers in Olympic National Forest, plus Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The Dungeness River Audubon Center (p. 71) at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim offers free Wednesday morning bird walks year round.

4. For the fishing enthusiast The West End of the Peninsula (p. 133) is home to many fishing rivers that boast tremendous trout and salmon opportunities. Try your hand at fly-fishing on the Hoh River; take a drift boat down the Sol Duc River with a local guide; or meet up for some bank fishing around the Three Rivers area. (The Sol Duc and Bogachiel rivers both feed into the Quillayute River, and that’s where you can get into some of the best steelhead fishing in the world.) With state laws subject to change, be sure to check the local fishing guidelines for whichever area you intend to fish.

5. For the treasure-hunter At low tide along the coast and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, kids and adults alike get giddy from what they find in our tide pools (p. 132). Explore Freshwater Bay (p. 118) to find shells, hermit crabs, snails, sea urchins, star fish and even the occasional octopus. Along the coast (p. 149), you might find some polished seaglass, old buoys and other washed-up treasures. Just be mindful that many areas do not allow you take home what you find, so bring a camera to capture the moment!

7. For the foodie When you travel, you have to eat, and the Peninsula has some fine dining around every bend in the road. Tease your taste buds with local seafood and homemade entrees and desserts as you make your way around the towns. Check out the Peninsula Flavors section (p. 108). For all you beer, wine and cider connoisseurs, be sure to check out any number of wineries, cideries or breweries (p. 58).

8. For the bicyclist Anyone looking to explore the Peninsula on two wheels has myriad options, and the Olympic Discovery Trail (p. 79) is a good place to start. Affectionately called the ODT, bikers and hikers alike are able to travel more than 30 miles 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. City streets also have bike lanes for those looking to explore downtown areas. Ready for some competition? Take part in any number of road races this summer (p. 77).

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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. Port Townsend Skate Park Monroe Street downtown Grab your skateboard or skates, drop in, and make some friends.

Sequim

Dungeness River Audubon Center 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, 360-681-4076 Learn about the Peninsula’s birds.

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

Take an easy hike for all ages and snap some photos near the falls.

Sequim Bay State Park 269035 U.S. Highway 101, 360-683-4235 Bring the little ones at low tide to check out the oysters, hermit crabs and more.

Port Angeles

Olympic National Park Visitor Center 3002 Mount Angeles Road 360-565-3130 Info center with “Discovery Room.”

Feiro Marine Life Center 315 N. Lincoln St., 360-417-6254 Learn about local sea life.

Olympic Game Farm 1423 Ward Road, 360-683-4295 Get up close with exotic animals.

Salt Creek Recreation Area 3506 Camp Hayden Road, 360-928-3441 Camp out and view tide pools.

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

Marymere Falls U.S. Highway 101 near Lake Crescent

Dream Playground South Race Street, across from Civic Field Play at the skate park or playground.

Forks

Tillicum Park Off U.S. Highway 101 entering Forks Play and picnic near the skate park. Hoh Rain Forest Visitors Center End of Upper Hoh Road, 360-374-6925 Hike, camp and view wildlife while exploring the Hoh River. Ruby Beach Directly off U.S. Highway 101 past Forks Take a beautiful coastal hike.

Neah Bay

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Cape Flattery Trail Follow signs through Neah Bay An easy hike that leads to views of Tatoosh Island, sea lions and more.


Lake Angeles

HIKE YOUR HEART OUT IN THE GREAT

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK Often 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 in the nation in just one day? Did you know?

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 old-growth trees and temperate rain forest.

Ninety-five percent is designated as Olympic Wilderness. A United Nations World Heritage Site and International Biosphere

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Before you start exploring

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 $25 for non-commercial vehicles, $15 for non-commercial motorcycles and $10 for hikers, bicyclists or pedestrians. On June 1, the single non-commercial motorcycle passes will increase to $20. Children 15 and younger are admitted to the park free of charge. An annual pass costs $50 and is good at any Olympic National Park entrance for one year from the month of purchase. The America the Beautiful annual pass — available to everyone — costs $80 and allows admission to all national parks for one year from the month of purchase. These also can be obtained by calling 1-888-275-8747. A lifetime America the Beautiful pass is available for seniors (62 and older) for $10. This pass can only be obtained in person at the park or through the mail using an application form. An annual America the Beautiful pass is available free of charge to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, plus Reserve and National Guard members. This pass must be obtained in person at a federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card or Military ID. For additional pass information, including other discounted and volunteer pass options, visit www.nps.gov/olym.

Counterclockwise from top: A group of visitors enjoy a break up at the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center. Point of Arches is set against the wild and rugged Olympic coast. Camp riverside up at the Hoh Campground on the West End. Lake Angeles is worth the leg-burning hike into the park.

Getting around the park

Olympic National Park can be easily visited on foot or by car. More than 600 miles of trails weave throughout the park, from short, easy loop trails to rigorous, primitive hikes along high passes or ocean beaches. For most of the arduous trips inside the park, you’ll need a topographic map, which you can buy at visitor centers and ranger stations. For those who prefer to see some of this nearly 1-million-acre park by car, there are

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168 miles of paved and gravel roads that provide access to various points. All park roads are “spur roads” off U.S. Highway 101. Remember: No roads traverse the Olympic wilderness. The rugged wilderness is a fragile environment. To help protect animal and plant life, waterways and each person’s wilderness experience, the National Park Service creates and enforces a variety

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of regulations. The Olympic National Park Visitor Center on the way to Hurricane Ridge in Port Angeles is fully accessible, as is the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center on the West End. Other centers and ranger stations provide varying levels of accessibility and hours of operation. For more information, visit www.nps. gov/olym.


Playing it safe with the wild animals of the park

Olympic National Park offers many opportunities to view animals in their natural habitats. But along with these chance viewings come risks and responsibilities for visitors. Here are a few tips from www.nps.gov to keep your park visit fun and safe: •  Observe wildlife from a distance: All wildlife is protected by the park, and visitors are asked to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards (half a football field) between themselves and any animal, even if the animals approach closer. •  Never feed wild animals: This includes birds, squirrels, marmots, deer, otters, etc. •  Keep children close: Kids should stay within immediate sight at all times. •  Store food properly and keep your campsites clean: Cook and eat away from your sleeping area. Store food by locking it in your vehicle or using a bear-proof container. •  Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: This includes when animals are mating, nesting, raising young and during winter. While in the park, you might find yourself observing mountain goats. While they may appear harmless, it is necessary to take precaution when you are in their vicinity. Goats have sharp, potentially lethal horns, and they might stand their ground if encountered on a trail. Never feed mountain goats. If a goat approaches, slowly move away. If it persists, chase it off by yelling, waving your arms, waving clothing or throwing rocks. Mountain goats are attracted to salts found in human sweat and urine. Do not leave clothes or gear unattended on a trail. If you must, urinate on rocks, bare soil or snow at least 100 feet from the trail. Male goats might become particularly aggressive during the autumn and early winter breeding season (October through December). Black bears and cougars also inhabit Olympic National Park. Follow the aforementioned guidelines when one is sighted. Please report all cougar observations to your nearest ranger. Along with the park’s larger animals,

Deer at Hurricane Hill

visitors should take caution with insects, too. Although insect bites are generally uncommon, stinging insects such as wasps, bees and hornets can cause some hiking safety considerations for those with severe allergies. During fall, foraging wasps can become aggressive. Certain clothing and scents can help minimize contact. Close-fitting white or tan clothing is encouraged; stay away from loose-fitting, brightly colored clothing, especially light blue, pink, red and orange. Minimize use of scented body items such as perfumes. In late summer and early fall, yellow jacket populations peak. Keep food covered when picnicking or hiking in the park. Avoid walking barefoot and watch where you walk or sit down. Avoid waving your arms to shoo yellow jackets away. Instead, back away slowly and use both hands to cover your face. Swift movements will only attract more yellow jackets. Stay on trails to avoid disturbing any potential yellow jacket nests.

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Wildflowers

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, stonecrop, harebell and Piper’s bellflower. In the forest, keep an eye out for trillium, foxglove and skunk cabbage, Canadian dogwood and queens cup. Along the coast, you will find a variety of daisies, paintbrush and other delicate wildflowers. Popular places to 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. Seeking specific wildflowers is the activity of choice for some visitors — well-equipped with guidebooks and a camera — while viewing flowers is a universal experience for nearly everyone who visits the park. From acres of sub-alpine meadows carpeted in blooms to easy walks in the rain forest, there are flowers enough for everyone. But please, mind your step; the flowers that follow will be grateful for your care.

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Hurricane Ridge

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 solid 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.

Trees, moss, falls and more

Old-growth forest and subalpine lakes populate the Sol Duc landscape. The Sol Duc River serves as a key highway for coho salmon, running through the valley and ascending toward the lakes and headwaters in the mountains. Chinook and coho salmon ascend the Sol Duc in late summer and spawn in late fall, while cutthroat trout and steelhead run in the fall and winter and spawn into the spring. The Sol Duc is one of the few places where salmon run in every season.

Trail near Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center

Hurricane Ridge Road

Sol Duc River

To get to the Sol Duc area of Olympic National Park, take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles or east from Forks. Turn southeast on Sol Duc Hot Springs Road and follow it 12 miles. Ancient Groves is a self-guided nature trail found off of this road. The loop is less than a mile. Sol Duc Falls, a 1.6-mile roundtrip, is a hike that wanders through the forest to a cascading falls. The trailhead parking lot is off of Sol Duc Hot Springs Road. The longer, 6-mile Lover’s Lane Trail is a

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loop that meanders through old-growth 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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Camping 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, first-served basis at all established campsites except at Kalaloch, which can be booked online at www.recreation.gov. 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 hook-ups or showers. Concessionoperated 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 $15-$22 per night. The two most popular park campgrounds are Kalaloch and Sol Duc. Kalaloch charges $22 per night, and Sol Duc is $21 plus tax for walk-ins and $24 plus tax if reserved. Group campgrounds are provided at Sol Duc and Kalaloch. All park campgrounds are handicapped accessible, with the exception of Dosewallips, which is walk-in only. Kalaloch does not have handicapped beach access trails. The Altair and Elwha campgrounds nestled near the Elwha River are closed indefinitely due to storm damage and are not expected to open this summer. A series of severe winter storms in November and December 2015 and January 2016 led to high flows and flooding along the Elwha River. But Olympic Hot Springs Road is now open to all motor vehicles at the Madison Falls parking lot, just inside the park boundary. Several feet of road was washed out and additional sections were eroded and damaged by flood waters, but they have since been repaired by the park. The road, however, is open to pedestrians, bicycles and horse riders, with a small temporary bridge spanning the washout. For more, visit www.nps.gov/olym.

Camping elsewhere

If the popular campgrounds are filled, check the lesser-known sites offered by the Forest Service and the state Department

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Hoh Campground of Natural Resources (p. 124). For longer hikes with overnight camping, try exploring Olympic National Park’s backcountry. Wilderness Camping Permits are required for all overnight trips into the Olympics. The fee for each Wilderness Campground Permit is $5 per person per night for groups up to 12 people. There is no charge for youth 15 years and younger, but they still count toward the group’s size. Be sure to check to see if reservations are needed for your camping location. Visit www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/ wilderness-trip-planner.htm for a Wilderness Trip Planner. 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. While camping, proper food storage is a must. Keep all food and scented items in bear-resistant containers. More information is available by visiting Olympic National Park’s website, www.nps.

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ONP lodges

When planning your visit, there are myriad options to camp within ONP. But what if you want a nicer place to rest your head? Luckily, the park has several lodges that can accommodate couples, families and large groups. The Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent is a great summer spot for families, offering lakeside chalets, lodge rooms, cabins, and full hook-up RV sites, plus tent camping sites. It is open May 19 through Sept. 30. Phone 866-574-2719. The Lake Crescent Lodge is located about 20 minutes west of Port Angeles and sits right on the lake. Along with rooms, the lodge offers full cabins, too. Phone 866574-2719 for seasonal information. Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, also just a stone’s throw away from Lake Crescent, is the home of several hot spring pools, plus cabins for the whole family. Take some time away from the hustle and bustle of city life here. Phone 866-574-2719 for hours. The Lake Quinault Lodge (which is technically not within the park), a grand and rustic lodge built in 1926, is located a little over an hour south of Forks. It is open year-round and offers pet-friendly accommodations. Phone 866-574-2719. The Kalaloch Lodge, also open yearround, is located south of Forks and boasts stunning views of the Pacific. With a campground right next door, the site offers different options in one place. Phone 866-662-9928 or visit www. thekalalochlodge.com.


Make sure 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 might 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. Don’t forget to pack out what you pack in. Please keep our park litter-free!

The Fair is Here! August 17 – 20

Safety tips to follow when hiking and camping in ONP

“Poultry in Motion” Rides! Food! Fun! Exhibits in Home and Fine Arts! Floral and Agricultural Displays! Animals! Demo Derby! KidZone! Entertainment in the Grandstand, Wilder Auto Community Stage and Sunny Farms Stage, featuring: Rodeo Extreme Motorcycle Stunt Show Lions Ambition Three Too Many Band Draft Horse Show 7th Annual Variety & Talent Show and much, much more!

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Taking a day or several to hike and camp around Olympic National Park is one of the biggest draws to the North Olympic Peninsula. As with any outdoor activity, though, there are inherent risks when trekking in the outdoors. Safety is your responsibility. Here are a few tips to remember when planning your wilderness trip, according to www.nps.gov/olym: 1. Always leave an itinerary of your hike with family or friends, and stick to it. 2. Before your trip, learn about the hazards you might encounter and take adequate precautions. Select appropriate clothing and equipment. Always hike with a companion. Choose a trail that matches the skill level of your party. 3. Know your own limitations, and the abilities and weaknesses of your hiking companions. Plan your route and rate of travel around the weakest member. Make sure that each member of your party knows what gear the others have packed. 4. Track your location using map and compass. If you encounter trouble, do not be afraid to turn back. 5. During bad weather — heavy rain, snow and fog — you might be safer if you stay put rather than attempt to travel.

There is something for everyone!

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

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Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook

Elwha River Restoration

The Elwha River Restoration is a National Park Service project that began in midSeptember 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 restoring 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

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and continue through their deconstruction and restoration of the ecosystem. Visit the National Park Service site at www.nps.gov and search for “Elwha River Restoration.”

Dam removal history

During the early 1900s, Port Angeles entrepreneur Thomas Aldwell sought to harness the energy of the Elwha River and spearheaded construction of the hydroelectric Elwha Dam, which was completed in 1913. The growing economy soon led to the decision to build a second dam — Glines Canyon Dam, completed in 1927. The two dams blocked much of the 70-mile Elwha River, which had one of the most productive salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest. Spawning runs were reduced from 400,000 fish before the dams were completed to only 3,000. 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 the ever-changing river

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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. The Elwha Dam Viewpoint features a short trail to an overlook at the former Elwha Dam site. The parking area is off Lower Dam Road via state Highway 112. At the Elwha River Viewpoint, one can observe the changing landscape where the river flows through the site of the former Lake Aldwell reservoir. A turnoff is found off Highway 101 just west of Port Angeles. Olympic Hot Springs Road has finally reopened to allow visitors access to the Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook, which provides a view of the site of the former Glines Canyon dam and views of the Elwha River running free through the canyon and the bed of the former Lake Mills. A 0.3-mile trail built by the Elwha revegetation crew leads from the parking area to the lakebed, where adventurers of all ages can see the progress of the Elwha restoration. Whiskey Bend Road is now open, too, and offers a 10-space parking area where visitors can then walk out to another overlook of the canyon. The turnoff is just past the Elwha Ranger Station on Olympic Hot Springs Road.


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The Olympic Mountains

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 moisture-rich 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.

Olympic Mountains

Glaciers

Glacial ice is one of the foremost scenic and scientific values of Olympic National Park. There are about 266 glaciers crowning 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. 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.

Land meets sea

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Anderson Glacier 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

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Kalaloch Beach 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.


Into the forest

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. About 90 miles west of Port Angeles, the Hoh Rain Forest (p. 135) has a visitor center, campground and picnic area. There are self-guided nature trails and in summer, ranger-led programs. 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. This example can be seen when one takes a day to trek around the Hurricane Ridge area (p. 21).

Hoh Rain Forest

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tOP 3 PeninsULA hiKes

1. Sol Duc Falls

For an easy hike the little ones can enjoy, take them up past the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort for a gentle day-trip. The easy 5.3-mile loop with a 400-foot elevation gain takes hikers beneath towering trees and mossy ravines to where the Sol Duc River careens over boulders. Getting there: Head up Sol Duc-Hot Springs Road off U.S. Highway 101. Once to the campground, continue past the area and make your way to the busy parking lot to start your hike.

2. Mount Walker

This more difficult hike is usually open year-round and leads to a stunning view of Puget Sound, Hood Canal and the eastern front of the Olympic Mountains. The 4- to 6-mile round-trip hike has an elevation gain of 2,800 feet. Plan on sharing the hike up the road with bicyclists and vehicles. The trail climbs relentlessly from the start, so if you’re looking for a strenuous climb with beautiful views, this one’s for you. Getting there: From Quilcene, drive south on U.S. Highway 101 for 5 miles to Mount Walker Road at Walker Pass. Turn left on Mount Walker Road and drive a quarter mile to the trailhead parking area. The trail begins across the road, 800 feet above sea level.

3. Second Beach

A beautiful coastal hike that also is easy is the 4.2-mile round-trip to Second Beach. With an elevation gain of 120 feet, this trail takes hikers through dense forest to a wild Pacific beach decorated by rocky offshore sea stacks. The trail drops at .7 miles, so if you’re feeling lazy or the kids are fussy, you can stop and still enjoy an awesome view before heading back to the car. Getting there: Just north of Forks from U.S. Highway 101, turn west on La Push-Mora Road and follow signs for La Push. The trailhead is 12.7 miles from Highway 101.

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OLYMPIC PENINSULA CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association General Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. “The Fifth Ave.”, 500 W. Hendrickson, Sequim Shop offers lapidary & jewelry making classes 81 Hooker Rd. #5, Sequim/ Call for times Rock Show Sept. 9-10, 2017 Scott Thornhill 360-912-2987 Kathy Schreiner 360-681-3811 www.sequimrocks.com

Port Angeles Moose Lodge Family Center #996 Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6 p.m. 809 S. Pine St., Port Angeles Club opens daily at 10am (360) 452-2157 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 Republican Party Republican Headquarters, 509 S. Lincoln, P.A. 4th Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. Mon - Fri 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • 360-417-3035 or Dick Piling 360-460-7652

Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra A community orchestra in its 85th season; five full symphony performances, two Pops & Picnic concerts and six chamber concerts in Sequim and Port Angeles Musicians encouraged to audition For information and tickets 360-457-5579 PASymphony@olypen.com Port AngelesSymphony.org

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 International Footprint Association Olympic Peninsula, Chapter 74 Dinner meeting 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Pt. Williams Gene Mattson 360-681-0533

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

Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles Joshua’s Restaurant 113 Del Guzzi Dr. Noon on Thursdays President Michelle McFall 360-968-1029

Rotary Club - Nor’wester Seasons Café - Olympic Medical Center Friday @ 7 a.m. Vivian Hansen, President, 360-460-8191 www.rotarynorwester.org

Naval Elks Lodge BPOE #353 131 East First Street, Port Angeles 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month Exalted Ruler Tate Gray 360-457-3355 navallodge@gmail.com

Sequim City Band Swisher Hall, 563 N. Rhodefer, Sequim Wednesdays 7 pm - 9 pm Richard Greenway 360.207.4722 www.sequimcityband.org

Olympic Driftwood Sculptors 1st Wednesday Every month, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Rd., Sequim Driftwood Show July 15-17th at Sequim Middle School Tuttie Peetz, President & Instructor 360-683-6860 info@olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org

Sequim Elks Lodge #2642 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, 7 pm 360-683-2763, seqelks@qwestoffice.net Sequim Prairie Grange 290 Macleay Road, Sequim 2nd Wednesday at 7 p.m. - Business Meeting 4th Wednesday with 6:30 Potluck & program Robert Clark 360 683-4431

Olympic Newcomer’s Club Many social activities including luncheons, wine tasting, hikes, cards Meet & develop friendships Marlene Lewis 907-232-0577 olympicnewcomers.org Olympic Peninsula Equine Network “We provide rescue, rehabilitation & dignity to abandoned, abused or neglected horses” 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 pm Sequim Library Valerie Jackson, president 360.207.1688 www.olypenequinenet.org

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Sequim Valley Lions Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim 2nd & 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Betty Wilkerson (360) 461-6090 Sequim Visitor & Information Center Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce 1192 E. Washington Street Sequim, WA 98382 360.683.6197, 800.737.8462 Shipley Center 921 E. Hammond St. Sequim Mon. thru Fri. 9am - 4pm (360) 683-6806 shipleycenter@olypen.com www.shipleycenter.org

Olympic Peninsula YMCA YMCA of Port Angeles 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles 360.452.9244 YMCA of Sequim 610 N. 5th Avenue, Sequim 360.452.9244 Open 7 days a week www.olympicpeninsulaymca.org

Soroptimist Int’l Port Angeles Jet Set Senior Center Corner of 7th & Peabody 7:00 a.m., Every Thursday Marsha Robin 360.452.7925

Port Angeles Business Association Joshua’s Restaurant 113 DelGuzzi Rd., Port Angeles Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. Kevin Hoult, President 360-865-4939 www.paba.com

Wapiti Bowmen Archery Club Meeting - 374 Arnette Rd. Port Angeles First Wednesday every month 7 p.m. (no meeting in Sept. or Dec.) Scott Gordon 360-460-5636 www.wapitibowmen.org

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EMERALD TOWNS Discovering the “emerald towns� of Quilcene and Brinnon is like finding a rare gem. These quiet whistle-stops offer visitors a place to relax and experience life the way it should be lived: peacefully. Did you know?

Well-known for its clams and oysters, this Hood Canal region also offers seasonal crabbing, shrimp-

ing and fishing opportunities. For those who would rather let others do the hunting and gathering, there are many seafood

retailers and restaurants throughout the region. Nearby are pristine scuba diving opportunities. For those who prefer the

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Quilcene and Brinnon

Quilcene and Brinnon are nestled among the trees near Olympic National Forest. Some campsites are in the seclusion of quiet forests, while others are adjacent to or within easy walking distance of Hood Canal and the four main rivers that flow out of the Olympic Mountains to Hood Canal — the Big Quilcene, Dosewallips, Duckabush and Hamma Hamma. There also are a few fishing lakes near Quilcene. Accommodations, from well-appointed cabins to lodges to B&Bs, also are available. There are five public or private boat launch ramps from Quilcene to Triton Cove, south of Brinnon, and three marinas. Consider Homeport Marina and Pleasant Harbor Marina, both located in Brinnon. While exploring the beaches, riverbanks and forest roads or trails, visitors can observe an abundance of wildlife including a variety of bird species, seals and perhaps a glimpse of one of the several bands of majestic elk that roam throughout Brinnon’s Dosewallips and Duckabush valleys. Visit www.emeraldtowns.com.

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The Emerald Towns boast several beautiful waterfalls, all of which are within easy hiking distance and can be seen and enjoyed in the span of a single day. Falls View Falls and Murhut Falls are located in Olympic National Forest. A recreation pass is not required. Dosewallips Falls is located in Olympic National Park, and a recreation pass is required. Rocky Brook Falls is located on private land but is accessible to the public. 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 2-mile hike. Learn about salmon at the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery, which is 2 miles south of Quilcene where the Big Quilcene River crosses under U.S. Highway 101. Several other hiking and equestrian trails,

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Quilcene National Fish Hatchery from easy to challenging, allow visitors 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.

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. During Memorial Day weekend (May 27-28), the Brinnon Shrimpfest features live music, local vendors, belt-sander races, delicious food and Hood Canal spot shrimp. The event lures shrimpers from all over the Oysters and shrimp Northwest to fish Hood Canal’s rich waters. Quilcene Bay on Hood Canal is known for Shrimpfest takes place at Yelvik General producing some of the Northwest’s most Store, 251 Hjelvicks Road. delicious oysters. The gate fee is $5 per day. Kids 12 and To the south in Brinnon, oyster-gathering younger are free with a paying parent. opportunities also are said to be excellent. For more information, visit www. Seafood fans know that beneath the brinnonshrimpfest.org.

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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 17 developed campgrounds on first-come, first-served basis, 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. A recreation pass is needed for visiting Olympic National Forest. Recreation passes

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Pass is available for $80. Fees are waived at National Forest Service-managed day-use sites on the following days: National Trails Day (June 3), National Get Outdoors Day (June 10), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 30) and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 11-12). Visit www.fs.usda.gov/olympic for more information about Olympic National Forest and permits and passes.

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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.coyle concerts.com), located 14 miles out on the end of the Toandos Peninsula. The Toandos Peninsula is occasionally called the “Dabob Peninsula” or the “Coyle Peninsula.” There are no services like gas stations or markets out on the 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.

do not cover fees for cabin rentals or climbing and wilderness permits. Passes also do not cover fees at developed campgrounds. 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

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Port Hadlock and 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, near Port Townsend. This commercial hub is also the gateway to Marrowstone and Indian islands. Located at the northern tip of Marrowstone 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 Port Ludlow Marina batteries atop the bluff. 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 value-added food services continuing to expand. The area has something for everyone — from shopping and restaurants, accommoH.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum dations and cultural activities, to a wide range of outdoor options such as crabbing, fishing, kayaking and sailing. ational community built up around the shores of Ludlow Bay. Chimacum The natural environment and developed Chimacum is known for its dairy farms facilities offer hikes on wooded trails and spreading across Chimacum Valley. paths, digs for clams and oysters along the H.J. Carroll Park, off state Highway 19, is beach, drives through scenic countryside, a county park that offers a playground, BMX bicycling and jogging. track, disc golf course and other amenities. For water lovers, rent kayaks from Port Some bookworm trivia: A road off state Ludlow Marina on calm days or try power Highway 19 is named Egg and I Road after boating, fishing or windsurfing. Betty MacDonald’s 1945 memoir, The Egg Explore the gravelly shores at low tide at and I. The book told about her experiences Shine Tidelands, a state park property next living on a chicken farm in Chimacum and to the Hood Canal Bridge. spawned a film of the same title and the Ma Don’t forget to stop and eat at one of the and Pa Kettle films. The farm that was the quaint restaurants available. subject of her tales was located on that road. Stop by the Chimacum Corner FarmMarrowstone Island stand, 9122 Rhody Drive, a small rural Located southeast of Port Townsend, grocery store that features locally grown or Marrowstone Island is a narrow piece of land produced food. The Chimacum Sunday that houses the small community of Nordland Farmers Market is held here from 10 a.m. along with Fort Flagler State Park (p. 52). to 2 p.m. between June 4 and Oct. 29. Despite its small stature, the island’s For more information, phone 360-732community has plenty to offer visitors. 0107 or visit www.chimacumcorner.com. Marrowstone takes its name from Marrowstone Point, the northernmost point Port Ludlow on the island. It was given this name in 1792 Port Ludlow is a residential and recreby British explorer George Vancouver.

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Mystery Bay at Marrowstone Island

Fort Flagler, located on the north end, was completed in 1907 as a United States Army coast artillery fort. It became a state park in 1955 and features a museum on the history of the fort. Guided tours can be arranged in advance. Those looking to camp or fly some kites can find the perfect spot at Fort Flagler as well as Mystery Bay State Park, a 10-acre marine state park located at 7875 Fort Flagler Road. Here and at the fort, campers can partake in clamming, crabbing, fishing, diving and more. A Discover Pass is required for both parks as well as corresponding licenses for recreational activities. 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. Take the turnoff for Port Townsend off U.S. Highway 101. Turn right onto Anderson Lake Road, left on Rhody Drive and right onto state Highway 116. Once there, take in the coastal surroundings and sights before setting up camp or unpacking at a cabin.


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PORT TOWNSEND 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. Did you know?

At the eastern end of the Peninsula, Port Townsend takes pride in being a cultural hub. It is the seat

of Jefferson County. Artists of all disciplines gravitate to the town of 9,100 that relishes its eclectic personality. The city boasts film

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A port’s pinnacle

Port Townsend’s heyday as a lateVictorian 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. This past April, Port Townsend paid homage to its background with the Victorian Heritage Festival, which included several tours. For more information for next year’s event, 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 for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, May through September. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children younger than 12. 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 classical Victorian Jefferson County Courthouse, built in 1892 of red brick with its 124-foot clock tower. The county’s business still is conducted in the building, a National Historic Landmark and one of the two oldest courthouses in the state. Port Townsend was designated a National Historic District in 1976. After 15 years

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Counterclockwise from top: A side street in downtown Port Townsend has plenty of options for tourists. An exhibit at the D.C.H. Rothschild house touts 1800s fashion. The Jefferson County CourtHouse sits on a hill in Uptown Port Townsend.

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their late-Victorian facades and tree-lined streets make ambling downtown a pleasurable activity. Don’t forget to visit the downtown wharf for another great photo opportunity.


Exploring Port Townsend

Whether you’re into camping or RV-ing, long-term or short-term vacation rentals, bed-and-breakfasts or motels and hotels, families and friends have myriad choices on places to stay.

Olympic Music Festival

The Olympic Music Festival has joined forces with the Centrum Foundation in Port Townsend. The festival’s mission is to present world class chamber musicians in performance of diverse repertoire for the enjoyment, enrichment and education of the community. OMF’s 2017 season will be held in Fort Worden State Park’s enclosed Wheeler Theater in Port Townsend. The theater seats

approximately 275 patrons. Individual seats are reserved with every ticket purchase. Tickets also will be at the gate. Founded in 1984 by professional musicians, the festival is a summery celebration of classical chamber music performed by some of the best and brightest classical musicians in the country. This season runs July 15-16 and Aug. 12-Sept. 10. Concerts start at 2 p.m. and include a 20-minute intermission. Concerts typically run several hours. For more information, a complete performance schedule or tickets, phone 360-385-9699, email info@olympicmusic festival.org or visit www.olympicmusic festival.org.

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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 sea gulls as you take in the historical architecture on the main drag. 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. (now through December 2017) for an amazing selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, handcrafted 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. The farmers market is located in uptown on Tyler Street, between Lawrence and Clay streets. On Wednesdays between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., another farmers market takes place on in uptown Port Townsend on Polk Street. This markets starts June 14 and ends Sept. 13. 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.

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JEFFERSON COUNTY FESTIVALS Upcoming Events WOODEN BOATS The 41st Wooden Boat Festival, slated for Sept. 8-10, features more than 300 wooden vessels, dozens of presentations and demonstrations, a who’s who of woodenboat experts and thousands of wooden-boat enthusiasts, plus live music, a food court and local beers and wines. Visit www.nwmaritime.org. FILM BUFFS The Port Townsend Film Festival is a three-day event celebrating films and filmmakers with more than 80 films shown at eight venues, special celebrity guests and informational talks and presentations. It is set for Sept. 15-17. Visit www.ptfilmfest.com.

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CRAZY RACE Since 1983, the Kinetic Skulpture Race has challenged people to build a humanpowered 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. Make plans to attend the Oct. 7-8 event. Visit www.ptkineticrace.org.

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Henry Butler, Maria Muldaur, Kendrick Scott, Hubert Laws, Melissa Febos, Doug Kershaw, Pharis Romero, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jerron Paxton, Tia Fuller, Anat Cohen, George Cables, Mark Doty, Courtney Granger, Sean Jones, Heidi Swedberg, Miro Quartet, Cedric Dent, Wycliffe Gordon, Phil Wiggins, Joel Savoy, Jeff Hamilton, and many more.

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Aero Museum

If antique airplane aficionados are anything like their car-worshipping 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 Airport, 4 miles south of the junction of state highways 19 and 20. The museum was originally based out of a scattering of hangars at the west end of the airport. Fundraising for a new building was a major undertaking, with proceeds coming from contract work, rummage sales, online auctions and individual donations. After seven years of hard work by museum volunteers and contributors, along with generous support from the community and local contractors, owners opened a new $3.5 million facility to the public in the summer of 2008. Work has now begun on a restoration shop near the new building. Plans are in place for continued expansion over the next several years. 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 Port Townsend Aero Museum displays more than just airplanes. Its world-class aviation art collection provides a stunning survey of military and civil flight history. Spanning the full secondstory walkway of the museum, the art gallery should not be missed! The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and active military, $6 for youth 7-12 and free for kids 6 and younger. For more information, phone 360-3795244 or visit www.ptaeromuseum.com.

Historical Society

The Jefferson Museum of Art & History, located at 540 Water St., is in the magnificently restored 1892 Port Townsend City Hall building. Housed in the former municipal courtroom, fire hall and jail

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The Jefferson Museum of Art & History spaces, the museum’s exhibits illustrate the lively history of communities born in waterfront forests more than 150 years ago. Museum hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for adults is $6, $5 for seniors, and children 3-12 are $1. A passport to the museum and the Rothschild House is $6. From June through September, historically costumed guides escort visitors on entertaining tours of Port Townsend’s once-rowdy Downtown and ever-genteel Uptown. Guides point out the interesting architecture, unique history and colorful characters who built Port Townsend. Uptown tours feature the residential district, with its fine homes and churches. The Downtown tours feature fine Victorian buildings and reveal the waterfront commercial district’s disreputable past. The Downtown tours begin at 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History (museum admission included). The Uptown tours start at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Rothschild House Museum, located on the bluff at the corner of Franklin and Taylor streets (museum admission also included). Tickets are $10. Reservations are not required. For more information, phone 360-3851003 or visit www.jchsmuseum.org.

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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 at 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: •  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 boardwalk, small-boat staging platform and handicapped-accessible hand-launch boat ramp. •  Deepwater pier — 289 feet 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.

Wooden Boat Foundation

Founded in 1978, 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 foundation offers educational courses to both adults and youths. The public commons area is a popular site for concerts and craft shows. A boardwalk

links a city park, the center’s dock and the Point Hudson jetty. There also is the H.W. McCurdy Library, open Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located on the second floor of the yellow building of the Northwest Maritime Center and offers a place to research maritime topics. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; it is open Saturdays now through the 41st annual Wooden Boat Festival, slated for Sept. 8-10. For more information, phone 360-3853628 or visit www.nwmaritime.org.

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Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Marine Science Center

With exhibits on both the scenic pier and shoreline at Fort Worden’s expansive sandy beach, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center rewards residents and visitors alike with dynamic displays of intertidal plants and animals indigenous to the Salish Sea. The center, founded in 1982 as an educational and scientific organization, is devoted to inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea. The interactive natural history museum and hands-on aquarium feature countless animals, plants and exhibits to touch and discover, including colorful touch tanks filled with anemones, sea stars, urchins, hermit crabs and more. They also boast a hydrophone to listen to nearby whales, brand-new interactive exhibits on glaciers and climate change, and

one of only six fully articulated orca skeletons in the United States. Tiny plants and animals, known as plankton, are collected daily off the pier with the help of visitors, to be viewed under microscopes. Interactive oceanography-on-the-dock activities are free and open to the public. Scheduled guided beach walks to nearby tide pools and live feeding of the animals in the marine exhibits are summer favorites for children and available with admission to the exhibits. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for members. In the summer, the center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Tuesdays) and in the fall, winter and spring from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. For more information about the center, visit www.ptmsc.org.

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otters and kayakers. Farming is the major industry here. Port Townsend offers a Washington State Farm stands offer produce grown on small Department of Transportation ferry from organic farms (also available in local the city to Coupeville. markets). Cattle share the prairie with seed This quiet waterfront farming community crops (not the same fields). You might also — known to many as the heart of Ebey’s see golden grains of barley, beets and other Landing National Historical Reserve on food that may be destined for your table at Whidbey Island — still reflects the character an award-winning restaurant. of a frontier seaport when Puget Sound was For more information on Port Townsend being settled. ferry departure/arrival times, delays and It is home to Fort Casey State Park, more, visit www.wsdot.com/ferries. beaches and 91 nationally registered Reservations for the Port Townsend/ historical structures. Coupeville routes are available 24/7 at Beyond its historical significance, www.takeaferry.com. Coupeville and Whidbey Island offer Port Townsend is a fairly small town magnificent views and tranquility that with limited parking in the downtown area. inspire return visits. Street parking is limited to two hours. Throughout Ebey’s Reserve, from the Ferry passengers are advised to park their Madrona Way shoreline of Penn Cove to cars in the Haines Place Park-N-Ride Lot. the beach and bluff at Ebey’s Landing, Parking is available at the nearby bank visitors share space with farmers and bald on weekends only after 1 p.m. eagles, gray whales and bicyclists, herons, 46 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of the loading process. Reservations are not needed.


Larry Scott Memorial Trail

The Larry Scott Memorial Trail is a hard-packed gravel trail that starts in Port Townsend. It is now completed close to the Four Corners intersection with Highway 20 and is approximately 7.3 miles long. Here, you’ll find the Milo Curry trailhead. It is open for non-motorized 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

Larry Scott Memorial Trail 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.

Port Townsend Skate Park

Built in 2006, the downtown Port Townsend Skate Park is located at Monroe and Jefferson streets, just past the majority of the downtown area on Water Street.

A fun local hangout for kids of all ages — and adults, too! — the park boasts a clover pool with pool coping; a large C-shaped pool; a street course with rails, manny pads, quarter pipes and a hip; and a mini beginner’s section. The park welcomes skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX bikers only. Scooters are not permitted. The park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk daily. Please remember to be respectful of other skaters/bikers, and don’t forget your helmet and other safety gear!

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For those looking to take in a movie, Port Townsend has amazing options for the film buff of the family. The Rose Theatre, located on Taylor Street, presents both current 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. Grab some popcorn and a beer, and sit back for a one-of-a-kind movie experience. The Starlight Room, which offers food and cocktails by the Silverwater Cafe with films curated by the Rose Theatre, is a 21 and older venue.

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The North Olympic Peninsula has a multitude of places to potentially see gray, humpback and minke whales, especially near the Pacific coast. But in Port Townsend and up near the San Juan Islands, visitors have the same chances of also seeing an orca or two. Those chances can be increased by booking whale watching tours with any one of the local guided boat tour businesses. Bring your camera, family and friends and prepare to view the Southern Resident orcas, a large extended family comprised of three pods: J, K and L pods. Visit the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, located at 532 Battery Way in Fort Worden State Park, for an opportunity to see a spout or two while you learn about the migratory and family habits of whales that frequent the area. Along Hood Canal, Dosewallips State Park, 306996 U.S. Highway 101, offers a site viewing platform overlooking the canal. If you’re lucky, you just might spot a fin or four cutting through the calm waters. If you head to the West End of the Peninsula, you might catch a gray whale or two out in La Push. There are plenty of whale-watching tour guides on the Peninsula, too. If you want a guaranteed sighting, check out what businesses are in the area.

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but definitely worth the scenic drive, as it is surrounded by Puget Sound. The state park has about 785 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. Because this area is on a bluff above the water and is canopied with trees, it is not suitable for large RVs. There are two boat ramps and 256 feet of moorage. To reserve a campsite, phone 888-CAMPOUT or 888-226-7688. 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.

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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. Throughout 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. 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.

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Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center draws visitors from across the nation in large part due to Centrum, the Washington state arts organization, which presents workshops in the arts and seminars in the sciences on site. But it’s also a day trip and camping destination with its two miles of sandy beaches. 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 one-bedroom to six-bedroom units with living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, may be reserved by calling 360-3444434 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 recommended; phone 360-344-4431. Along the beach-side road are the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the Natural History Museum, a concession stand with restrooms, the Point Wilson Lighthouse and the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum. The Commanding Officer’s Quarters (COQ) is located at Fort Worden State Park & Conference Center, 200 Battery Way. The house is one of Fort Worden’s finest buildings. It was completed in April 1904. Located at the head of Officers’ Row, the Commanding Officer’s Quarters overlooks Admiralty Inlet, with Mount Baker and the Cascades in the background. Late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings provide a unique glimpse into the life of a senior U.S. Army officer and his family in the first decade of the 20th century. The COQ is open noon to 5 p.m. daily through September.

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1704 Discovery Road, PT b/n Sheridan & McPherson (360) 385-2545 www.sanjuanbaptist.com Dr. Conrad B. Dodd, Pastor Proclaiming the Gospel in Port Townsend for over 47 years SUNDAY SERVICES 9 a.m. Sunday School/ Bible Study* for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service* and Kingdom Kids *Nursery provided WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Prayer Meeting DURING THE WEEK/MONTH Home Bible studies, Kids Club, Middle School Club, Cub Scouts, Youth Activities, Ladies’ Crafts n’ Laughs, Men’s Breakfast, Guys Basketball Scrimmage. Call the church office for times and locations, and for special events.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist Port Townsend 275 Umatilla, near Discovery and San Juan Port Townsend • (360) 379-1139 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Sunday School

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

SUNDAY 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Enrichment Time for all ages 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:30 a.m. Godly Play & Childcare 5 p.m. Evening Song 1st Sunday of the month

Trinity United Methodist Church

Built in 1871 609 Taylor Street Port Townsend (360) 385-0484 email: trinityumc@olympus.net Rev. Tony Brown SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship Come hear our two pipe organs. We are a friendly, welcoming, caring congregation. Child care available and handicap accessible. www.trinityumcpt.org

THURSDAY 8:30 p.m. Compline www.stpaulspt.org

LUTHERAN Grace Lutheran Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1120 Walker Street • (360) 385-1595 gracelutheranpt@gmail.com SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Lessons of the week Bible study FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Men’s Bible & Breakfast at Seaport Landing 1201 Hancock Street, Port Townsend For current schedules, special activities and information visit www.gracelutheranpt.org

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PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Mary Star of the Sea 1335 Blaine Street Port Townsend (360) 385-3700

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331 Benton Street Port Townsend (360) 385-4831, (207) 449-0273 info@ptadventist.org Pastor Collette Pekar SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 1 a.m. Worship Service TUESDAY 10 a.m. Bible Study back door, downstairs Noon Serenity Class Better Living Center (BLC) 1505 Franklin Street WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. Study the Names of God while cooking, for adults (at BLC) 6:30 pm Home Bible Study Call/email for location

WEDNESDAY 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayer

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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 Address: 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


Kelly Art Deco Light Museum

Located at 2000 Sims Way, the Kelly Art Deco Light Museum houses a grand history of art deco lights that graced the homes of a time when speakeasies were common and Prohibition was the law of the land. The museum gives a rare glimpse of the years 1928 to 1938. See over 400 fixtures, including chandeliers, wall sconces and table lights that graced the homes of the middle and upper class during the Great Depression. Museum opening hours are: Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit www.kellymuseum.org or phone 360-379-9030.

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Discovery Bay is a lovely place to take a rest from the road, stay overnight or just get away from the faster pace of city living. Located at U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 20, “Disco Bay” is the home of the first recreational marijuana business on the Peninsula. 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. Discovery Bay boasts commercial enterprises, including crabbing, oystering, clamming, timbering, security training and gravel extraction. 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. Be sure to stop in the new Disco Bay Detour. It boasts 12 taps pouring local craft cider beer and kombucha, plus local wine. Food and live music are regularly on the menu, too. Disco Bay Detour shares a parking lot with the Discovery Bay Village Store and Sea Change Cannabis.

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PeninsULA sPirits The North Olympic Peninsula is home to several award-winning wineries, cideries and breweries. Explore hidden backroads and see spectacular countryside as you visit the different locations and taste distinctive wines, hard ciders and beers.

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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 (www.olympic peninsulawineries.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 former logging truck shop. Camaraderie Cellars, located at 334 Benson Road in Port Angeles, is surrounded by the forests of Olympic 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. Heading east on U.S. 101 toward Sequim, stop in at Olympic Cellars (255410 U.S. Highway 101) for a true wine treat. Surrounded by farmland, the winery is housed in an old barn with a hand-crafted tasting bar just off the highway and at the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. During the summer season, Olympic Cellars offers visitors serious wines, a Summer Concert Series, occasional skydiving parties and other celebrations. In Sequim, Wind Rose Cellars is located at 143 W. Washington St. This awardwinning winery offers wine and food pairings to customers. It also usually has live

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music Thursdays through Saturdays. It has a tasting room, functional during the day, and wine bar, which opens for the evening crowd. 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. In Port Townsend, visit Lullaby Winery, located at 274 Otto St., Suite S. Lullaby produces a very limited quantity of wines from select vineyards in Walla Walla and other Eastern Washington areas. 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.

Cider

Make your way over to Port Townsend for a stop at Eaglemount Wine & Cider at 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road for a 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 vintners pride themselves on not only their wines but also their hard ciders and meads. Alpenfire, located at 220 Pocket Lane, has a certified organic orchard. The cidery owners produce several varieties of ciders. While there, ask for a tour of the cidery and all its equipment. For more options, travel to Chimacum’s

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Finnriver Farm & Cidery, located at 142 Barn Swallow Road, for some popular local brews. The Finnriver crew farms and ferments on an 80-acre family farm and orchard. Using organic ingredients, it produces traditional and innovative hard ciders.

Beer

Who doesn’t love a trip to a local taproom where hops are turned into amber ales, IPAs and stouts? Port Townsend Brewing Company opened its doors in 1997 with only two beer offerings. Today, it has more than 10 ales. Located at 330 10th St., Port Townsend, you also can find this popular brewery’s concoctions at grocery stores in town, at the bars and at summertime festivals. Propolis Brewing, with its now-secured retail and production locations at 2457 Jefferson St., brews ales using 100 percent certified organic Pacific Northwest malted barley and wheat. They also include seasonal ingredients such as salmonberry, dandelion, dried plum, citrus and huckleberry. 101 Brewery is located at 294793 U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene. Offering housemade microbrew beer, pizza, burgers, local oysters and handmade pie at the family-owned Twana Roadhouse, stop in for a bite and a brew. In Port Angeles, check out Barhop Brewing & Taproom, 124 W. Railroad Ave. It brews small-batch microbrews made from Olympic Mountain water, including rye ales, IPAs, porters and more.


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July. About two hours from Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, the SequimDungeness Valley is home to some 27,000 residents,

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A sunny, friendly city

Approximately two hours from Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley gladly has adopted the moniker of “Sunny Sequim,” as it is blessed by an average of 300 days of sunshine. In the rain shadow of the 8,000-foot Olympic Mountains, Sequim receives an average of 16 inches annually. Sequim won the Best Northwestern Small Town distinction by USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest in April 2017. The city is home to the longest-running festival in the state of Washington. The Sequim Irrigation Festival will celebrate 122 years in May and was named “The Best Small Town Celebration” in Evening Magazine’s 2016 Best of the Northwest competition. Live music performances take place every Tuesday evening beginning June 27 through Aug. 29 as part of Music in the Park. Performances are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James Center for the Performing Arts, Reuse Demonstration Site, 563 N. Rhodefer Road. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy the evening.

Explore downtown

Downtown Sequim is a destination for those who enjoy eating, shopping, exploring and relaxing. The downtown is a walkable community of locally owned and operated specialty shops anchored by Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. Within its six-squareblock area, there are nearly 60 small Washington and/or international wines at businesses that are conveniently located, several wine sellers. Several stores carry offer plenty of variety and take pride in Northwest arts and crafts, and there’s an personalized customer service. art gallery featuring local artists. Just park your car on any of the nonDowntown businesses and artists joined metered streets and stroll to one of forces several years ago to make art downtown’s dozen or so restaurants for available to all with the 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. home-style cooking to gourmet fare. First Friday Art Walk. Once fortified, meander through From 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., join the artists’ downtown’s distinctive shops featuring reception, which offers snacks and wine at surprising goods such as lavender products, the art co-operative, Blue Whole Gallery, at scrapbooking supplies, scented candles, 129 W. Washington St. The walk includes hand-crafted chocolates, spices and teas, an more than a dozen venues highlighting artisan bakery and vintage and exotic more area artists. Maps are available at clothing and linens. participating businesses. It’s a great time to Take a break at one of half a dozen mingle, nosh and appreciate all the art downtown Sequim has to offer. coffeehouses/bistros downtown or sample 60 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE F SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Top: Music in the Park attendees wait for a performance to begin. Left: Check out the Sequim Farmers Market for fresh produce.

Another downtown draw is the Sequim Farmers Market (p. 67), every Saturday from May through October. This pet-friendly market at Civic Center Plaza is abuzz with vendors selling locally caught fish and homegrown meats, fruits, vegetables, honey and crafts as musicians play lively tunes. Sequim has a strong community theater in Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is the summer production, running June 9-25. For performance and ticket information, visit www.olympictheatrearts.org or phone the box office at 360-683-7326 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.


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SEQUIM/DUNGENESS VALLEY LAVENDER FARMS FACTS ABOUT LAVENDER! 1. With Queen Victoria, lavender was recognized as a tonic for nerves. 2. Lavender has many important properties. It is antibacterial, an antidepressant, an anti-inflammatory, anti-toxic and antiviral, among others. 3. More than 110,000 lavender plants are grown each year in the area. With its myriad uses beyond sheer fragrance, the herb has fostered dozens of small, creative ventures across the Olympic

Peninsula and beyond. 4. By the 16th century, lavender was being used all over England to help scent laundry and toilets. It also was thought to ward off bedbugs and was routinely sewn into sheets. 5. During the Black Plague, which hit London in the 16th century, lavender oil and alcohol were taken as a way to ward off the disease. Bunches of lavender were sold in the streets in an attempt to ease the smell of the dead and dying.

“Come see, smell and pick our vibrant purple, early blooming Folgate Lavender!”

6. Lavender essential oil was used in hospitals during World War I. 7. Bees love lavender, and it’s a good source of honey. 8. When taken internally, lavender has been known to treat indigestion and gas. 9. Lavender may have been introduced to Britain by the Romans and was used medicinally in the Middle Ages. 10. To add natural fragrance to your carpet, drop dried lavender buds down before using the vacuum.

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Lavender history

The founders of the Sequim lavender industry began with a vision of rolling purple fields to replace fallow dairy pasture, restoring the agricultural base of the fertile Sequim prairie. Cultivation of lavender in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley has grown into a strong, environmentally sound agri-business. Over 110,000 lavender plants are grown each year in the area. With myriad uses beyond sheer fragrance — cosmetic, culinary, medicinal, craft, decorative — the magical herb has fostered dozens of small, creative ventures across the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Area lavender growers have a worldwide online presence, and visitors from all over the world attend Sequim Lavender Weekend. The Sequim Lavender Festival, part of Sequim Lavender Weekend, has expanded the lavender industry in the SequimDungeness Valley and increased agri-tourism, cultural tourism and culinary tourism on the North Olympic Peninsula. The three-day weekend, this year from July 21-23, buzzes with farm tours, a street fair with lavender products of all kinds, an arts and crafts fair, children’s activities and live music. Separate events include a quilt show, art exhibit, driftwood sculptors show and farmers market. Eight lavender farms began planting

between 1995 and 1998, and since then, more than 25 farms and lavender-related businesses have been established.

Lavender Weekend

Become part of the Sequim community by sharing its lavender heritage during Sequim Lavender Weekend. Take home a little piece of the Sequim prairie’s purple product, knowing that with each blossom harvested, area lavender farmers will build a sustainable agri-business while fostering the community. Although lavender buds peak in July and August, farmers invite visitors to their farms lingering through September, and some that have on-site gift shops are open year-round. A world-class street fair, more than a dozen lavender farms and a host of community events make Sequim Lavender Weekend one of the biggest lavender celebrations in the country. Sequim is bursting with activity during

this celebration. Come for the tours of more than a dozen lavender farms, plus one nursery, and learn how Sequim parlayed an agricultural idea into blooming businesses that add value to the raw product. Chat with lavender farm owners to learn how they got started and how they make and market their products. Venture out into the fields yourself for a U-pick session. Drop by informal demonstration sessions at many farms where you’ll learn tips and techniques on everything from growing your own lavender to brewing lavender tea. Often, individual farms have their own mini-celebrations with music, food, distillation demonstrations and vendors. Farms open to the public include: •  B&B Family Farm, 5883 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim •  Blackberry Forest, 136 Forrest Road, Sequim •  Earth Muffin Lavender, 2333 Woodcock Road, Sequim

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Lavender Festival Street Fair

Presented by the Sequim Lavender Growers Association, come wander the several blocks of the bustling 21st annual Sequim Lavender Festival along Fir Street between Sequim and Third avenues from July 21-23. See and purchase lavender products of every kind — from hydrating oils, lotions and soaps, relaxing eye pillows, culinary ingredients and pet apparel to lavender bouquets and lavender buds. There also will be arts and crafts, including photography, pottery, metalwork, leatherwork, carvings, jewelry and precious minerals and rocks. The adjacent food court offers a wide range, from Asian to Northwest cuisine. Many of the food vendors incorporate lavender into their menus. There will be shuttle buses available to the street fair and downtown. Park at either QFC at the east end or J.C. Penney at the west end to catch this free shuttle around town. The free street fair opens at 9 a.m. during the festival. There will be self-guided free farm tours all three days from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Attractions this year include “Festival Fun for Kids”; local Boys & Girls Club-sponsored activities for tykes, toddlers and children 12 years and under; marimba band entertainment; and lavender-flavored margaritas, martinis and wine served at its beer and wine garden. Please drink responsibly.

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Lavenderstock is all three days with live music from Northwest bands and ensembles with seating and tables adjacent to the street fair. There will be a free street dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 22, with Black Diamond Junction, a Sequim classic rock band. Food and spirits will be available during this event as well. Community events include the Sunbonnet Quilt Show, Art Jam 2017, Jazz in the Alley, the Olympic Driftwood Sculptors Show and the Sequim Farmers Market. Due to heavier-than-normal traffic in Sequim during Sequim Lavender Weekend, it is recommended that you use the Washington Street exit on the east side of the city and the River Road exit on the west side of the city to enter Sequim. This will help to control the level of traffic at the city’s main intersection downtown. Leashed pets are allowed at the street fair and on several farms. Please check the individual farms for information. If you are unsure, event organizers ask that attendees leave their pets at home because of the throngs of people and because summer temperatures in vehicles are dangerous. Visit www.lavenderfestival.com/festivalinfo for more information.


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Shop the Farmers Market

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 at Civic Center Plaza in downtown Sequim from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. It’s a great place to find freshly harvested fruits, vegetables, fish and meats, and even natural honey. Local artisans display hand-crafted items such as soaps and lotions made with Sequim’s famous lavender, fiber arts including funky hats, unique 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.

Recreate at Port Williams

Port Williams’ official name is Marlyn Nelson County Park at Port Williams. This 1-acre gem was deeded to Clallam County Parks in 1976. This park has a saltwater boat launch (18 feet or shorter), several picnic tables (some with fire pits), public beach access, a vault toilet and a spacious parking area. Drive north out of Sequim on Sequim-Dungeness Way. Turn right on Port Williams Road (at the roundabout) and this road will take you into the park. Bring your kayak or small boat for a trip around Sequim Bay. Walk the beach or simply park at the water’s edge to contemplate as the ships pass by. For more information, phone the Clallam County Parks, Fair and Facilities Department at 360-417-2291.

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Sequim Museum & Arts is dedicated to presenting the history and culture of the families that settled the Sequim Prairie, Dungeness and areas of eastern Clallam County. The exhibit center at 175 W. Cedar St. is home to the Manis mastodon bones that are the oldest in North America. Carbon testing and DNA testing have earned Emanual Manis and his discovery a place in the Smithsonian Institution and multiple scientific magazines for decades. On permanent exhibit is a rowing shell built by George Pocock, the man who built the boat that the University of Washington crew won the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics against Hitler’s team in Germany. Follow local athlete Joe Rantz’s road to the Olympics shown on the poster wall. Regional displays, including farming, marine and air travel, Native American baskets and taxidermy, are complemented by local art displays that change every two months. The museum bookstore carries an impressive collection of local history books, postcards and gifts. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and first Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For extended hours on special occasions, phone 360-683-8110 or visit www. SequimMuseum.com. The Dungeness Schoolhouse at 2781 Towne Road hosts weddings, musicals, classes, family reunions and tours that keep the 126-year-old National Historic site busy. Phone 360-681-2257 and leave a message, or visit www.sequimmuseum.com/ dungeness-schoolhouse.html to download a rental agreement. Visit the Veterans Memorial at 544 N. Sequim Ave., also the site of the new exhibit

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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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Cape Flattery Lighthouse — Point Wilson (1879), Destruction Island (1891) and Marrowstone Point (1912) — came considerably later and all three remain active, but with automated equipment. The Point Wilson Lighthouse and tower are open free to visitors from May-September on Saturdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Phone 360-385-5520. The lighthouse is owned by the Coast Guard, and the U.S. Lighthouse Society manages the property. A Discovery Pass is required to park. The Cape Flattery Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island is just off the northwesternmost spot in the continental United States. The island is part of the Makah Nation. Call or Stop by The lighthouse marks the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, that wide and deep passage from the open Pacific Ocean to 1190 E. Washington St., Sequim Puget Sound at Point Wilson. (800) 998-4131 • (360) 683-4131 Tatoosh Island is not open to the public, but it and the lighthouse can be seen from 1134 E. Front St., Port Angeles high cliffs at the end of Cape Flattery Trail (360) 457-8593 near Neah Bay. SPRING/SUMMER 2017 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 69

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Preserving and cherishing the North Olympic Peninsula’s maritime heritage also extends to its lighthouses. In 1850, Congress authorized 16 lighthouses along the Pacific coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca as shipping and passenger traffic surged with settlement of the Northwest. Clallam County, established in 1854, has a lighthouse heritage going back to 1857 when Congress appropriated about $40,000 to build the Cape Flattery (Tatoosh Island) and New Dungeness lighthouses, both of which are functional as automated navigational aids today. The New Dungeness Lighthouse is near the tip of Dungeness Spit, a trek of 5.5 miles. It 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. The lighthouses of Jefferson County

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John Wayne Marina

Popular with boaters and landlubbers alike, John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, offers a beautiful park-like area, a fuel dock, moorage, boat launches and a fine 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 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. GoXpeditions offers kayak, hobie and stand-up paddleboard rentals at the docks. 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 waste oil disposal also are available. Award-winning chefs prepare lunch and

dinner at the marina’s restaurant, The Dockside Grill. Along with fresh seafood and cedar-planked salmon, the restaurant serves steaks and poultry, salads, sandwiches and appetizers, with a full bar and great selection of wines. Lunch is served Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner is from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended. The marina and its beautiful park areas are popular walking and picnicking places for non-boaters. Dozens of species of waterfowl make for good birding and the Olympic Discovery Trail runs nearby. Pets on leashes are welcome.

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Top: Pedestrians and cyclists make their way across a new bridge section across the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park. The steel and concrete connecting bridge was constructed after portions of the original wooden railroad trestle were destroyed by the river during a storm in February 2015. Left: Youngsters greet Smokey Bear at Railroad Bridge Park.

Dungeness River 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 ramble — are found at Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. With its stunning displays, hands-on exhibits and knowledgeable staff, the Audubon Center is a must-see, a focal point for study and education concerning the Dungeness River Watershed and its environs. The main room is lined with cases housing hundreds of examples of birds of the area, along with lynx, black bear, raccoons and mountain lions. Hands-on exhibits include drawers full of the fascinating and the curious: bones, feathers, eggs and teeth of species from songbird to mammoth. Check out spectacular specimens of

taxidermied animals in the River Center, prepared by Claude and Edna Ritze of Sequim. Visit the Native Plant Garden, where visitors can learn about familiar foods and place Pacific Northwest animals love. The River Center’s staff and docents are eager to show visitors the collection and answer questions. Children will enjoy going on a scavenger hunt through the park, and the River 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. LONGEST RUNNING FESTIVAL Through October, the center is open from IN WASHINGTON STATE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, take a bird walk with volunteers from the Dungeness River Audubon Center. Meet at the center in Railroad Bridge park. VOTED “BEST SMALL TOWN For more information and future event CELEBRATION” 2016 listings, visit www.dungenessrivercenter.org or www.irrigationfestival.com phone 360-681-4076. SPRING/SUMMER 2017 F NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE 71

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The Dungeness Recreation Area is another of Clallam County’s favorite recreational destinations and the gateway to Dungeness Spit. The 216-acre county park has upland forest, wetlands, sandy bluffs, campsites and spectacular vistas of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island and Mount Baker. Picnic on the bluff, watch the shipping lanes and catch a glimpse of the upland birds. Witness northern harriers suspended in air, eavesdrop on a warbler’s serenade, and become enchanted with the melancholy cooing of the mourning dove. Park amenities include a group camp with picnic shelter, play equipment and miles of trails for pedestrians and equestrians. From U.S. Highway 101, between Sequim and Port Angeles, turn north onto Kitchen-Dick Road (near milepost 260). To get there, travel approximately 3.5 miles; the road takes a 90-degree turn, becoming Lotzgesell Road, and the park entrance will be on your left. The recreation area has 66 standard campsites within the park. 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. Beginning this year, it will no longer be possible to make reservations for individual campsites at the Dungeness Recreation Area for dates in the months of November and December. 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 by mail or via website. Reservations begin to be accepted in January for that year. All reservations must be received at the park a minimum of two weeks prior to their desired camping date. For more information on the Dungeness Recreation Area, visit www.clallam.net/Parks/Dungeness.html or phone 360-683-5847.


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Adjacent to the county park is the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, which is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and covers 631 acres. President Woodrow Wilson established the refuge Jan. 20, 1915. A trail wanders through the trees and eventually drops down to the Dungeness Spit. Dungeness Spit is the world’s longest natural sand spit, growing at a rate of about 20 feet per year. Pay a $3 fee at the kiosk/information center to enter the refuge. The spit is 5.5 miles long with the New Dungeness Light Station, first lit in 1857 and available for tours, near its tip. 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. For a tide schedule, visit www.new dungenesslighthouse.com. If you’re not up for a strenuous hike, take your pet and stroll along the straitside bluffs of a 4-mile loop in the Dungeness Recreation Area for a bird’s-eye view of the spit. Picnic tables and 66 camping sites are available. 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. At its highest point, the spit is about 15 feet above sea level and parts of it are under water during winter storms. Camping and beach combing are not permitted in the refuge. No pets are allowed on the refuge trail or the spit, but leashed pets are allowed in the recreation area. To get there, go through the recreation area to the refuge parking lot to access Dungeness Spit. Mountain bikes are not allowed on the spit, and fires are prohibited. For more information, phone 360-457-8451 or visit www.fws.gov/ refuge/dungeness.

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Dog parks

After a long trip to the North Olympic Peninsula, owners and their canine companions will yearn to stretch their legs. Sequim Dog Park is a perfect place to enjoy the fresh air in a safe environment. This is a community park that is over 1 acre in size 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 cleanup bags and covered benches are available for visitors’ use. Park rules are posted on-site and online at www.sequimdogparks.org. 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. In Port Angeles, check out the PA Dog Park, located in Lincoln Park next to the BMX track at 1900 W. Lauridsen Blvd. The park provides two large fenced-in areas for dogs to play off leash based on size. For more information, visit www. padogpark.org. Port Townsend has one official off-leash dog park, a small area next to Chetzemoka Park (p. 47). The Port Townsend Dogs

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group is looking to strategize ways to develop an official park for dog recreation in the near future. Other good places to bring your dog in Port Townsend are the Larry Scott Trail and North Beach County Park (low tide is the best time). Pets in a state park, such as Fort Worden, for example, must always be on leash. For other city park rules for doggies, check in with a chamber of commerce office (p. 11).

Berries

Berry picking is prominent in the Sequim/Dungeness Valley area of the Peninsula. Here are the hot stops for those seeking a U-pick berry farm or two: Cameron Berry Farm (strawberries) Corner of Woodcock and Wheeler roads U-pick open June to mid-July. Hours: Call for hours. Phone: 360-683-5483. Dungeness Meadow Farm (blueberries) 135 Meadowmeer Lane. U-pick open second week of July-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. Non-certified organically grown Reka, Blue Crop, Spartan and Duke blueberries. Graysmarsh Farm (five varieties) 6187 Woodcock Road.

U-pick open June through September Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 360-683-5563. Graysmarsh picking calendar: June: strawberries. Early July-early August: raspberries and loganberries. Early July through mid-August: blueberries. Early August through September: blackberries. Also available July through August: lavender and Graysmarsh Preserves. Nelson’s Blueberries 1556 Atterberry Road. U-pick blueberries mid-July to September. Hours: Please phone ahead. Phone: 360-683-8055. Bring pre-weighed basket or plastic containers. Blueberry Haven 173 Lewallen Road, Joyce. U-pick blueberries late-July to September. Hours: Please phone ahead. Phone: 360-928-0257.

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This ride takes cyclists of all ages and abilities on a scenic and historic trip around the northeast corner of the North Olympic Peninsula. Choose between 62-, 35-, 15- and 11-mile supported routes. Water and snack stops will allow riders to take in the view from three seaside forts that have been transformed into state parks. Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, is hosting the event. For more information, visit www.tinyurl. com/msyw2k6.

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For those looking for a little cycling competition, the Peninsula has myriad road races throughout the year. Celebrate the beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula with the fifth annual Tour de Lavender, Aug. 5-6, and cycle around to enjoy the worldloved lavender farms in the Sequim, Dungeness Valley. This “Pedal Power Weekend” tour includes two main events. The classic long-distance ride of the Metric Century Ride on Aug. 5 will travel on back roads and the Olympic Discovery Trail out to the Elwha River. The Olympic Discovery Trail (p. 79) is a very important part of this ride. In addition to the Metric Century, the Family Fun Ride to Sequim’s lavender farms is a special family cycling tour designed for all ages and abilities. This relaxed trip will be available for cyclists and family members Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-6. Bicyclists also can include a recreational ride up into Olympic National Park in Port Angeles with Ride the Hurricane. On Aug. 6, Hurricane Ridge Road will be closed for cyclists from 7 a.m. to noon so they can safely ride the 24-mile or 36-mile round-trip trek. For more information, visit www. portangeles.org/pages/RideTheHurricane. Riders are encouraged to visit and utilize 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. Any proceeds remaining after the event will benefit nonprofits, namely the Peninsula Trails Coalition (Olympic Discovery Trail) and the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association. Visit www.tourdelavender.wordpress. com for more information. In Port Townsend, be sure to check out the Tour de Forts on June 4.

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Olympic Discovery Trail

The route of the Olympic Discovery Trail will traverse almost 130 miles of lowlands, bordered on the south by the Olympic Mountain Range and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It starts in Port Townsend and will end on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in La Push. The trail is a wide, paved pathway designed to multi-user standards for bicyclists, hikers and disabled users, with a 4-foot shoulder for equestrians where appropriate. Construction started in the 1990s, and work continues to complete the route. The Peninsula Trails Coalition — the all-volunteer nonprofit behind the Olympic Discovery Trail — was founded in 1988. The group works with local jurisdictions to complete and maintain the ODT as an amazing place to spend your day (and a regional catalyst for recreation, tourism, public health and economic development). Recently, a nearly 2-mile portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail that links central Port Angeles with the heavily residential west side is being redesigned so that pedestrians, bicyclists and residents with disabilities can more easily wend their way along the route. It will include installing 12-foot shared bicycler-pedestrian paths from Valley Creek past the old KPly site and Platypus Marine to the existing 12-foot-wide shared path along the Port of Port Angeles’ East Boat Haven and 4,200 feet of shared trail from

Olympic Discovery Trail as seen from Port Angeles City Pier Crown Park to 10th and Milwaukee streets. The design is expected to be completed by spring 2018. The PDT exhibits a wide diversity of fauna and flora. Take in views of snow capped peaks, ocean vistas, fast-flowing rivers, pristine lakes and majestic forests. Travelers can enjoy the ODT in small bites. In the Sequim-to-Port Angeles segment, distances between trail nodes — places where the ODT crosses public roads — often are short and easy to access. The Spruce Railroad segment of the ODT is closed for construction from the trailhead at East Beach Road to the west end of the McFee tunnel (the easternmost of the two tunnels). Completion is expected at the end of May this year.

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May 6th to October 28th

25-mile alternative to the paved, rail grade ODT route between the Elwha River and Lake Crescent. It is designed for active mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians. It has double and single track riding over scenic, hilly, forested terrain. The trail is entirely off road except the last 4 miles on the west end, which is on old railroad grade along the Lyre River and shared with logging access. The ODT-Adventure Route is closed between Eden Valley and Joyce Access Road for logging operations. Expect frequent closures in this area through this summer. For more information about the Olympic Discovery Trail or the Olympic Adventure Route, including trail status updates, maps and more planning tips, visit www.olympic discoverytrail.com or www.peninsulatrails coalition.org.

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Golfing

The North Olympic Peninsula’s mild climate makes golfing a great year-round activity. You can work on your swing at the following courses: IN SEQUIM: The Cedars at Dungeness 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim 800-447-6826, 360-683-6344 www.dungenessgolf.com Public golf course Skyridge Golf Course 7015 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim Phone: 360-683-3673 www.skyridgegolfcourse.com Public golf course

IN PORT TOWNSEND: Discovery Bay Golf Club 7401 Cape George Road 360-385-0704 www.discoverybaygolfcourse.com Public golf course Port Townsend Golf Club 1948 Blaine St. 360-385-4547 www.porttownsendgolf.com Public golf course IN PORT LUDLOW: Port Ludlow Gold Club 751 Highland Drive 360-437-0272 www.portludlowresort.com/golf Semi-private golf course

Sunland Golf & Country Club 109 Hilltop Drive 360-683-6800 www.sunlandgolf.com Private golf course; open to public Saturdays and Sundays IN PORT ANGELES: Peninsula Golf Club 824 Lindberg Road 360-457-6501 www.golfinportangeles.com Semi-private golf course Salt Creek RV Park Golf Course 53802 Highway 112 360-928-2488 www.olypen.com/scrv Public golf course

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Real Estate - Sequim

Welcome to the Olympic Peninsula

TOWN & COUNTRY

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Office: (360)683-4844

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CAROLYN DAWSON

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For Real Estate Buying and Selling contact

Robert & Carolyn Dodds

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1190 E. W ASHINGTON S T . S EQUIM

UPTOWN REALTY

SARAH FORSHAW Broker (360) 417-2788

219 W. Washington Street... In the ♥ of downtown Sequim!

SarahForshaw@olypen.com

Dial Us at... 360. 681 .8778

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Broker, Lic#97342 (360) 460-9513 feltys@olypen.com jenniferfelton.withwre.com

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Moving to the North Olympic Peninsula

Adventure awaits you right outside your front door, so why wait to experience it on vacation when you could wake up to it each day? The North Olympic Peninsula is a part of the U.S. that draws families from all over. With its misty mornings and sunny days, the Peninsula welcomes any and all who wish to call her home. Whether you’re looking for a more remote location or a family friendly home in town, local real estate agents are here to help. They know the ins and outs of the Peninsula better than anyone and can help guide you in finding the perfect place to rest your head at night. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, the Peninsula has options: downtown apartments, condominiums close to recreational opportunities, luxury homes high on the bluffs, waterfront acreage and traditional single-family residences in friendly neighborhoods close to shopping and schools. If you’re looking to relocate a business or start a new one, area real estate agents are there to assistance in such transitions, as well.

The Peninsula has award-winning wineries, beautiful libraries, stellar fishing opportunities and numerous arts and entertainment venues.

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Olympic Medical Center has been recognized as a HomeCare Elite Top Agency for the past 11 years. Jefferson Healthcare has been named a leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for three years running. In 2015, Port Angeles was named the second best place to live in the U.S. by Outside Magazine. At press time of this visitor guide, Sequim and Port Townsend are in the running for USA Today’s Favorite Small Town in the Northwest, with Sequim holding the top spot and Port Townsend in fourth. Olympic National Park offers more than 600 miles of hiking trails and is filled with waterfalls, rivers, lakes and more. The North Olympic Peninsula boasts a year-round gardening and growing season, and with just a short ferry ride, you can easily visit Canada. If you’re looking for a beautiful new place to call home, love the outdoors and want to contribute to a growing community, our real estate agents are available to lend a helping hand.

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SEQUIM DINING

“Serving Sequim since 1975”

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Moon Palace

707 E. Washington St. Sequim WA 98382 (360) 683-4825 Monday through Saturday 8am to 8pm

Made Fresh in Sequim, WA

House Made Desserts

Authentic Chinese Cuisine ~ Sunday Buffet - only $825 ~

TO GO •DINE IN

Great Beer on Tap

No MSG - Orders To Go Welcome!

Orders To-Go

Tuesday - Thursday ~ 11:30 am to 8:30 pm Friday ~ 11:30 am to 9:00 pm Saturday ~ 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday ~ Noon to 8:00 pm

BBQ Done in House

360-681-8598

Home style Breakfasts Fresh Ground Sirloin Burgers Large Groups Welcome upon Reservation

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Creamery Square, 323 E. Washington St., Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 683-6898

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Full Salsa Bar Tacos • Tamales Burritos • Guacamole Where The Locals Eat!

Family Dining

126 E. Washington St., Sequim www.JosesFamousSalsa.com

In the mood for teriyaki?

~Fast and Fresh~ We use only the freshest ingredients!

Now offering

Traditional Korean Food

Bibim Bap, Tofu Soup and More!

360

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Open Mon.-Sat. 11-9 • Sun. 11-8

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As seen in

Sunset Magazine

Specializing in Handcrafted Breakfasts and Creative Lunches Since 1981

Voted Penisula’s Best Seafood

Northwest Waterfront Dining at John Wayne Marina FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD, STEAKS & MORE

3 Soups Daily - Home Baked Goods Lots of Hot & Cold Sandwiches including Falafel

LUNCH SERVED 11:30AM - 3PM DINNER SERVED 4PM - 9PM OPEN WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY CLOSED MON & TUES

Corner of S. 3rd & Bell St. Sequim

Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly Hot Lunches 11am-3pm Comfort Food Dinners 3pm-7pm

Open Daily 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(360) 683-2179

in Silverdale

The Maple Counter Cafe in Walla Walla

Winter Hours begin Nov 1, close 8 pm 360-683-7510 2577 West Sequim Bay Rd. Sequim

The Birch Door Cafe

Opening late Spring 2017 in Bellingham!

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Sequim, WA 98382

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360-385-1463

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Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11a.m. - 9p.m. Closed on Monday

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BajaCantinaSequim.com 531 West Washington Street

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360.681.2822

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Sequim’s Garden to Table Restaurant

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Dine in • Take out Banquet room Outside Seating Available Open 11am - 10pm Daily

300 E. Washington St. | Sequim

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The Oak Table Cafe

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Sequim

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360-683-8573

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921 E Hammond Sequim, WA 360�683�6806

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Open to the public Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm

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SEQUIM DINING

Breakfast served all day!

360.681.3220 Super Wal-Mart Shopping Center

1252 W. Washington St., Sequim

Gluten�free & Vegetarian Options

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SEAFOOD

EXCELLENT FOOD • ORDERS TO GO • FULL MENU

STEAKS PASTA

Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner, cocktails, great margaritas, beer & wine

Banquet Room for up to 50 Senior Citizens Discount Tuesdays

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681-3842

360-683-1977

703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim

HIWAY 101 DINER HOMESTYLE FOOD

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Early Bird Dinner Menu • 11am–6pm • Banquets Up To 50 Full-Service Lounge • Happy Hour In Lounge 4pm–6pm Tues. – Fri. 11 am – 9 pm • Sat. 4 pm – 9 pm Sun. 11 am – 8 pm • Closed Monday

1085 E. Washington Street, Sequim (Next to Days Inn)

BACK IN TIME TO OUR

Serving Sequim for over 27 years

Fresh Oysters • Dover Sole 16 oz. T-Bone • Prime Rib Fresh Dungeness Crab Meat

Open Daily 11 a.m. -9 p.m

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PACIFIC PEatery ANTRY • BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER, served all day

609 W. Washington, Sequim

171 W. Washington St., Sequim www.thattakesthecakes.com

THE CAJUN KITCHEN

DINE IN & TO GO ORDERS

Mon-Sat • 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

360.565.6272

(360) 683-1055

Outdoor Seating ! Available

360.797.1221

229 S. Sequim Ave. Sequim, WA

Open Tues-Sun 11:30am - 9pm

751840504

Specializing in Cajun & Seafood Dishes

360-683-5973 Hours: Wed - Fri 11AM - 6PM DINE IN OR TAKE OUT 160 Harrison Rd. Unit 4, Sequim

Across Hiway 101 from Sunny Farms, Behind Sears

SEASONAL PATIO SEATING 751834703

“A Taste of Louisiana”

751840474

IN THE SEQUIM VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER

Wedding Cakes Cupcakes Specialty Cakes Mon-Sat, 10-6

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751837524

• FISH & CHIPS! YUM! • BEER, WINE, COCKTAILS

Locally Sourced Meats, Cheeses & Baked Goods Craft Beer & Local Wine

• Vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free options • 8 rotating draft beers from NW breweries • Craft Cocktails & Northwest wines

• Family-friendly • Northwest cuisine • Fresh seafood • High quality burgers and steaks

360 504-2083 • 179 W. Washington St., Sequim emeraldgrillandpub@gmail.com

“Cooking is Mama’s Passion”

Recommended by National Geographic Traveler March 2003 Recommended by the San Francisco Chronicle 2006

Open 6 Days a Week 11 am– 8:30 pm (Closed Wednesdays)

Special Lunch Menu 11-3 • Dinner 4:30-8:30

Dine where the locals know best!

7051835834

Orders to Go Welcome (360) 683-8188 271 S. 7th Ave., Suite #31 (Behind McDonald’s) Sequim, Washington SPRING/SUMMER 2017

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Olympic Game Farm

A family-run business, Olympic Game Farm at 1423 Ward Road in Sequim, is home to many animal species, both endangered and non-endangered. Many of its animals are veterans of television and movies. For more than 28 years, the farm worked with Walt Disney Studios and many others on features for theater and television. Today, the farm is home to more than 20 different exotic and non-exotic 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. Also visit its historical 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 that 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 and Christmas days. There is an admission fee for the tours. Visit www.olygamefarm.com or phone 360-683-4295 or 800778-4295 for rates.

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Scenic drives

Many of the Olympic Peninsula’s highways and roads curve around glacier-carved lakes, wind past sea stacks and lighthouses, and provide views of farms, old-growth trees and the majestic Olympic Mountains. All of these landscape features combined with the chance to see deer and elk in forested areas and harbor seals and whales just off quiet coastal roads combine to make the Peninsula a wonderful place to take a leisurely day trip.

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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

LUTHERAN Faith Lutheran Church

Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church

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

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

SUNDAY 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Bible Classes Youth Group & Family Fun Events Christian Preschool HOLY COMMUNION 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month Both Services www.flcsequim.org

SEQUIM 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 info@sequimworshipcenter.org www.sequimworshipcenter.org

Dungeness Valley Lutheran

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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

jfodge@olypen.com Families worshiping and learning together www.sermonaudio.com/pefc www.pefcpa.com

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For activities throughout the year, call, email or visit our web page. Come worship with us!

Web site: www.sequimtumc.org Email: church@sequimtumc.org

WEDNESDAY 5:45 p.m. Potluck 6:45 p.m. Education Hour SUMMER HOURS 10:00 AM (MAY 28-SEPT 4) www.dvelca.org email: dvlcoffice@gmail.com

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Looking for a different kind of “church” community?

Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship

100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim (Next to Carrie Blake Park) P.O. Box 3697 • (360) 683-5367 Bill Green, Pastor

WEDNESDAY Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery 10 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Fellowship/ Refreshments

FRIENDS/QUAKER 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

METHODIST Trinity United Methodist Church

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

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

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NON DENOMINATIONAL Sequim Center for Spiritual Living Planning a Wedding While Visiting the Olympic Peninsula?

Rev. Victoria Kelley is available to officiate your special day. Rev. Kelley is a practitioner at the Sequim Center for Spiritual Living and can be reached at 360-977-7689 or 425-785-1788. Services are held each Sunday at : 387 E. Washington St. Sequim WA 98382 Rev Lynn Osborne, Pastor

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Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Imagine a religion that embraces many different beliefs… including yours.. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service and Children’s Program-Enrichment & Play Fellowship Hour following the service FIRST TUESDAY 6:00 p.m. Contemplative Service ACTIVITIES Choir, Women’s Groups & Men’s Groups, Ted Talk tUUesday, Tuesday Brunch Between Sequim & Port Angeles 1033 N. Barr Rd., Agnew Between Hwy 101 & Old Olympic Welcoming Congregation Email: admin@olympicuuf.org Facebook: OlympicUUFellowship www.olympicuuf.org (360) 417-2665


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After cleaning and servicing your automobile or dusting off that motorcycle that has been begging for seasonal rains to stop, hit the open road. On a sunny day, it is hard to beat a drive along these scenic and fun-to-drive roads: Neah Bay: Highway 112 to Cape Flattery For a long day trip, start early out on state Highway 112 and head toward Neah Bay and Cape Flattery. Once on 112, also known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway, enjoy the rolling countryside that leads to scenic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Motorcyclists take care when nearing the area near Pillar Point County Park. The road

is bumpy and curvy. Pass through Clallam Bay and Sekiu, potentially pausing for a bite to eat and seeing some fishermen do what they do best. Continue on past Sekiu’s famous Rosie the fish statue after stopping for a photo, and take in views of the coastal sea stacks rising out of the blue water. After reaching Neah Bay, stop for a Makah Recreation Permit at the Makah Museum, located within the Makah Cultural and Research Center, or Washburn’s General Store, before continuing to Cape Flattery. Take Cape Loop Road until you reach the parking area for Flattery. A short hike from the trailhead through Sitka spruces leads to an amazing view of

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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 (except Thursday) Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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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

Queen of Angels Parish 209 West 11th St. Port Angeles (360) 452.2351 www.clallamcatholic.com

the Strait, Cape Flattery Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island and opportunities for photos of murres and other coastal creatures. Forks: Coastal beaches A favorite spot, no matter the distance, is heading down U.S. Highway 101 past Forks toward the coastal beaches. Starting in Port Angeles, travelers can take in views of the Elwha River, Lake Sutherland and Lake Crescent before that long extension into Forks. Before Forks, turn right onto state Highway 110 and then right again onto Mora Road to spend a few moments at beautiful Rialto Beach, entering into the “treaty area” of the Twilight vampires and werewolves. >> SCENIC DRIVES continued on Page 98

NON DENOMINATIONAL Church of Christ Sequim

107 E. Prairie St., Sequim (American Legion Hall) (360)-808-1021 SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Bible Study 11:00 a.m. Worship Assembly

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

SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Vintage Worship 10:30 a.m. Family Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (2 yrs. thru high school) Nursery available at 10:30 a.m. Service www.dcchurch.org

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.

847 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA 98382 360.683.4135 office@sequimbible.com. www.sequimbible.com Office Hrs. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Thursday Pastor Dave Wiitala, Sr. Pastor Pastor Shane McCrossen, Family Life Pastor Pastor Patrick Lynn, Youth Pastor

Offering Hope & Developing People SUNDAY Traditional Service 9:30 AM (Nursery & Children’s Sunday School) Contemporary Service 11:00 AM (Nursery & Children’s Sunday School) Evening Service 6:00 PM MONDAY Adult Bible Study - 9 AM TUESDAY Sons of Issachar - 8:00 am Fellowship Hall Women’s Precept - 9:30 AM Room 401 WEDNESDAY Bible Study & Prayer - Room 401 Middle School/High School Youth Group - Fellowship Hall

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

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Port Angeles: Hurricane Ridge A staple for any Peninsula local or tourist Enjoy a picnic and take in sea stack views alike, the 17-mile drive up to Hurricane as fishermen surf-cast into the waves. Ridge is worth the twists and turns. This Depart Rialto and continue into Forks. trip requires an Olympic National Park pass. Cast a line in fishing rivers like the Bogachiel Single visits for vehicles are $25; individuand Hoh or blaze a trail through the Hoh als on foot or bicycle are $10; motorcycle are Rain Forest before popping out on the coast. $15; and children 15 and younger are admitStop at Ruby Beach for a walk filled with ted free of charge. views of eagles, the Destruction Island An annual pass is $50. Lighthouse and crashing waves, or continue Once past the Heart o’ the Hills entrance to any other roadside beach stops. station, climb your way past tall pines and Hungry or looking for a place to rest over- dramatic drop-offs. night? Go the extra few miles and post up at There are opportunities to stop along the Olympic National Park’s Kalaloch Campway for views of the Olympic Mountains ground to grab a bite at the Kalaloch Lodge. and pause for a selfie or two with friends. << SCENIC DRIVES continued from Page 97

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Cruise through two tunnels before reaching the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, which is the perfect place to stop for a picnic and a hike for a few hours before heading back down the winding road. Agnew/Sequim Old Olympic Highway Set out east from Port Angeles on U.S. Highway 101 toward Old Olympic Highway for a short jaunt through the Dungeness Valley/Agnew area. After taking a left off 101, follow the old highway for farmland views reminiscent of Midwestern countryside. On a clear blue day, enjoy views of hay and horses as you curve onto Cays Road, heading toward Dungeness Bay. Veer right onto Marine Drive, crawling toward Cline Spit and enjoying the lovely bluff houses and view of the bay. Take a sharp left down Cline Spit Road to stop for a walk, a picnic or water views. Port Townsend: Historic seaside town Traveling east on U.S. Highway 101, exit onto state Highway 20 and head northeast for 12 miles to historic Port Townsend. Founded in 1851, colorful Port Townsend has a rich maritime heritage. Enjoy the twists and turns the highway takes while you play peek-a-boo with the blue waters of Discovery Bay. The highway turns into Water Street once in town and runs next to Admiralty Inlet, ending at the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Driving into town, you will pass historic Victorian buildings and storefronts, marinas and working boat yards, restaurants and hotels. After exploring the town on foot, grab a bite to eat in Port Townsend or snag a picnic lunch and enjoy a ride by cute cottages and old houses to reach Fort Flagler State Park and Point Wilson Lighthouse. Point Wilson marks the west entrance into Puget Sound. Picnic tables in the park make the perfect place to eat lunch or simply stop to take in the scenic surroundings. Explore the fort’s old bunkers and stroll along sandy beaches. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access. A day pass costs $10, and an annual pass is $30.


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Establishing Port Angeles

Port Angeles sits between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains on a natural deepwater harbor, 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 Puget Sound Co-Operative Colony settled in Port Angeles and the population steadily grew. While the colony did not last long, it played a major role in the development of Port Angeles.

A chance to explore history

Built in 1914, the impressive 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. The Museum at the Carnegie, located in the city-owned historic 97-year-old Carnegie Library, is operated by the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe. Seven permanent exhibits — one describing the North Olympic Peninsula’s Native American heritage — are located on the museum’s second floor. 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 more information and Heritage Tour availability, phone 360-452-2363, ext. 0, or visit www.portangelesheritagetours.com.

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Counterclockwise from top: The Clallam County Courthouse features a working clock tower. The Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets greets downtown visitors. The Dream Playground provides entertainment for children. The MV Coho makes trips between Port Angeles and Victoria.

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Feiro Marine Life Center

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 centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doors annually. Feiro is open seven days a week year round, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer months. For additional information including admission fees and special event details, visit www.feiromarinelifecenter.org or phone 360-417-6254.

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Port Angeles City Pier

Located at the foot of Lincoln Street, Port Angeles City Pier 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. 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. For more information about the concert series, see p. 105. Visit www.peninsuladailynews.com or www.portangeles.org for a schedule of performers and more information.

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Only a few minutes from downtown Port Angeles, you will find Ediz Hook, a 3-milelong sand spit enhanced by rock that juts into the Strait of Juan de Fuca to form Port Angeles’ deepwater harbor. This 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 seabirds can be spotted from the hook. Access is via Marine Drive through the McKinley Paper Co. plant.

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Port Angeles’ 1.5-acre waterfront West End Park is located along Front Street and features two beaches — one 80 feet by 200 feet, the other 80 feet by 130 feet — that fringe the shoreline. Sit on one of the benches to watch the waves roll in or see what the tide has left behind by strolling along the shore. Take a moment to investigate the park’s public art sculptures. Have a picnic on the green grass, do a little bird watching or snap photos of boats moving about in the harbor. Whatever you do, be sure to relax and enjoy the view.

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If you’re looking for a dog friendly trail that’s not too long and all-season friendly, check out the Peabody Creek Loop Trail near the Olympic National Park Visitors Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road. From the west end of the parking lot, hikers will immediately descend through green trees. After about 1/4 mile, you will spot the creek. The trail crosses a bridge and under a large tree. To the left is a spur trail that will continue up the creek, but you’ll want to veer right to continue on the loop. Follow along the trail some more and go right again. Another bridge comes up, giving you another chance to peer into Peabody Creek. From there, head back up the stairs to the parking lot. In total, this stroll through the woods is a half-mile long. It does connect to a 3-mile out and back that ends on Hurricane Ridge Road if you’re looking for something a bit longer. From there, you can either hike the way you came or head down the road.

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Port Angeles’ Concerts on the Pier are held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. City Pier, at the north end of Lincoln Street, is the place for music and dancing. Concerts are free and open to the public. The series offers family-friendly entertainment and features a variety of musical genres. Food to go is available at nearby restaurants and at the Port Angeles Farmers Market, which is open Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. under The Gateway pavilion at Front and Lincoln streets. For details on the summer Concerts on the Pier, visit www.PortAngeles.org.

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Be sure to stop by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, 121 E. Railroad Ave., to talk to friendly and knowledgeable volunteers about what there is to see and do in Port Angeles. Located on the scenic waterfront, the chamber carries an array of maps, brochures and tourist-related guides to help visitors enjoy their time on the North Olympic Peninsula. Visitors also can view a scenic video about the Peninsula. Volunteers can inform visitors about

upcoming events and make recommendations for activities ranging from shopping to hiking. Visitors also can purchase maps, postcards, books and other Peninsula-related items. For more details about the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, phone 360-452-2363 or visit www.portangeles.org. Pop over to The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., before starting to explore the rest of the town. The mall features a variety of restaurants, shops and art galleries. For details, visit www.thelandingmall.com.

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Cannabis information Here’s a quick rundown of where legal marijuana is available on the North Olympic Peninsula and how to go about procuring it. In Clallam County: • Mister Buds, 536 Marine Drive, Port Angeles • Sparket R&R, 1215 E. Front St., Port Angeles • Sweet Relief, 2947 E. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles • The Hidden Bush, 3230 E. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles • Muffy’s Smokin’ Greens, 3134 E. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles • Karma Cannabis, 131 River Road, Sequim • Nature’s Gifts, 755 W. Washington St. Suite C, Sequim • Cannabis Coast, 193161 U.S. Highway 101, Forks In Jefferson County: • Sea Change Cannabis, 282332 U.S. Highway 101, Discovery Bay • Discovery Bay Cannabis, 282023 U.S. Highway 101, Discovery Bay • Herbal Access Retail, 661 Ness’ Corner Road, Port Hadlock

• Reefer Den, 2123 W. Sims Way, Port Townsend • Chimacum Cannabis, 9034 Beaver Valley Road, Chimacum 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,

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PENINSULA FLAVORS The Olympic Peninsula offers diverse culinary options for a small region. The area is known throughout the Northwest for its scrumptious berries and fresh produce. The Dungeness Valley is one of the most fertile areas to grow berries ranging from strawberries, marionberries and raspberries to blueberries and loganberries. Peninsula blackberries, which grow wild pretty much everywhere, are probably the best in the state. There’s even a festival to celebrate the tasty berries — Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival (p. 130). The summer festival features pie-making contests, a parade, arts and crafts and plenty of opportunities to purchase and sample gigantic and delicious blackberries. Also gaining in reputation are the handcrafted cheeses highlighted by excellent locally produced wines and ales. The North Olympic Peninsula is home to a number of family-owned and operated farms, organic farms and farm stores. Farmers markets operate throughout the year in communities across the Peninsula. In the early fall, community markets burst at the seams with garden-fresh goodies. The abundance of fresh fish and seafood from the Pacific Ocean and the area’s many rivers are a delicious delight on the Peninsula. Locallycaught fish such as salmon and halibut are staples on many restaurant menus. Mussels, oysters, razor and butter clams, shrimp and highly sought-after geoducks are available seasonally on many menus. One tasty crustacean — the Dungeness crab — is a popular delicacy and is the most commercially important crab in the Pacific Northwest. The annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival (p. 115) is held in Port Angeles each October. The crab receives its name from the community of Dungeness, which is located approximately five miles north of Sequim and 15 miles east of Port Angeles. In autumn, seasonal rains help mushrooms of all shapes and sizes grow on forest floors. Locally-harvested chanterelle and portobello mushrooms are sold at local markets and stores.

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Counterclockwise from top: Dishes with freshly-caught Dungeness crab are a local specialty. The damp forest floor is the perfect place for chanterelles to grow. Salmon can be found on almost every menu across the Peninsula. Family-owned farms supply homegrown produce to area residents.

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The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary includes 2,408 square nautical miles of marine waters off the rugged Olympic Peninsula coastline. Extending 25 to 50 miles seaward and covering much of the continental shelf and several major submarine canyons, the sanctuary provides protection to a variety of marine mammals and seabirds. Along its shores are kelp and intertidal communities, teeming with fishes and other sea life. In the darkness of the seafloor, communities of deep-sea coral and sponges form habitats for fish and other marine wildlife.

The sanctuary has a rich cultural and historical legacy including area tribes’ ties to the ocean environment. More than 200 shipwrecks are documented within its boundaries. Stop by the Olympic Coast Discovery Center, located on the Port Angeles waterfront at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., to learn more about the sanctuary and the animals and plants that call the area home. The free visitor center helps inform local and international guests about Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary natural and cultural resources, research and educational programs. For more information, visit www.olympic coast.noaa.gov.

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North Olympic Discovery Marathon Each June, parts of Olympic Discovery Trail are used for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon from Sequim to Port Angeles. The marathon and half-marathon are run on a unique point-to-point course that incorporates the Olympic Discovery Trail — with awe-inspiring views of the Olympic Mountains and a five-mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The rails-to-trails course is a wide,

mixed, hard surface trail and begins on a wide, flat road next to Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. Cool June weather with coastal breezes are the normal racing conditions. The race is a Boston Marathon qualifier, and is a USA Track and Field-certified course. This year’s race will be held June 4. The event includes a 5K, 10K, relay teams and a kids’ marathon the day before the big race. To volunteer during the event or to register for any race, visit www.nodm.com.

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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 located along Laurel Street called “Avenue of the People” have become a popular photography

The 1,300-square-foot visual arts exhibition at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., is a wonderful place to visit. The center’s gallery, originally the private residence of Esther and Charles Webster, was designed in 1951 by Paul Hayden Kirk as both a residence and artist’s studio. The semi-circular Webster house is a plate-glass-and-timbered classic of modern Northwest architecture that sits on the crest of Beaver Hill. Kirk’s use of voids and indigenous materials offers a low-impact structure that ushers indoors the abundance of the natural world. With sweeping vistas of the city, Port Angeles Harbor, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center presents an atmosphere conducive to observation and reflection. Visitors can explore Webster’s Woods Art Park independently by using the park trails to discover artworks hanging in opportunity for visitors. trees, burrowing in the ground or camouConrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at flaged by the natural beauty of the foliage. First and Laurel streets features cascading The center is open Thursdays to Sundays water and benches for resting and snapfrom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Webster’s Woods is ping a photo or two. The three-level Laurel Street stairs begin open daily from dawn to dusk year-round. behind the fountain area and connect First Admission is free, with donations accepted. and Second streets, and offer great views Phone 360-457-3532 or visit www.pafac. of Port Angeles Harbor. org for more information.

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Elwha Klallam Heritage Center

To learn more about the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe and its history on the North Olympic Peninsula stop by the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St. in Port Angeles. Port Angeles was once home to a huge village called Tse-whit-zen, which was unearthed in 2003 at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor. Many of the artifacts found are being stored at the Burke Museum in Seattle. Others can be viewed at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center. The center, completed in 2010, integrates life and vocational skills, cultural values and history, as well as providing entrepreneurial avenues and initiating opportunities to learn traditional Klallam arts. The center also features meeting rooms and a commercial kitchen that community members can rent. For more information about the center, visit www.elwha.org.

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UPCOMING FESTIVALS

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival Sunny weather, cool breezes off the Strait of Juan de Fuca, good music and tasty food take center stage during a variety of Port Angeles festivals.

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts

Summer officially kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. This year’s festival will take place at a variety of venues Friday, May 26, to Monday, May 29. 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.

drinks, local artisans, delicious street food, live music and more. The past two festivals were well attended, and organizers and festival-goers alike are excited about this year’s event. See you in the beer garden! For more information about the event, visit www.portangelesbeerfest.com.

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

Each October the smell of freshly-cooked seafood fills the air, and thousands of hungry diners file through gigantic white tents on the Port Angeles waterfront in

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts search of dishes highlighting the bounty of the Northwest. The 16th 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. 6, to Sunday, Oct. 8. 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.

Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival

Make plans to spend some time in historic downtown Port Angeles in late September. The Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival is brewing up its third year in the heart of the downtown. The festival will be held Sept. 22-24, and will include a weekend of fun with dozens of Northwest breweries and wineries pouring

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Easy-to-reach waterfalls

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. 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 gravel 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.

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Sol Duc Falls 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. Sol Duc Falls can be enjoyed yearround, but the route might 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 from the constant spray from the falls. 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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Freshwater Bay

Counterclockwise from top: The quiet waters of Freshwater Bay invite kayakers to enjoy a paddle around the bay’s lone sea stack appropriately named Bachelor Rock. Freshwater Bay is a stop on the Peninsula’s Whale Trail.

Just out of Port Angeles, 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 can be found soaring above the bay. Freshwater Bay also is great for stand-up paddle boarding thanks to relatively shallow and calm waters. A picnic area 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, outhouse and beach access areas are open throughout the year. The east entrance of the state Department of Natural Resources’ Striped Peak Recreation Area also can be accessed from the park. Freshwater Bay is 10 miles west of Port Angeles. Just drive west on state Highway 112, then travel 3 miles north on Freshwater Bay Road.

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Port Angeles Extreme Sports Park

If you are looking for a variety of events that will make your pulse race, check out the Port Angeles Extreme Sports Park (ESP) at 2917 W. Edgewood Drive. The park hosts American Sprint Boat (ASB) races each year attracting thousands of people to Port Angeles. The Extreme Sports Park sprint boat track is designed to take jet boats to speeds up to 90 mph around turns in 3 feet of water. A pre-determined racing path is created and racers and boat navigators must follow the correct sequence through the course. For more information about Port Angeles Extreme Sports Park and for a current calendar of events, visit www.extremesportspark.net.

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Fishing, hunting rules

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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 licenses are sold. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing regulations are at 360-9022500, www.wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

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Shellfishing options

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 visit www. wdfw.wa.gov.

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. 120 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE

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Licensing: Anglers can renew their license by visiting www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov or by calling 866-246-9453. A list of license vendors is available online at www.wdfw. wa.gov/licensing/vendors. Regulations: All anglers should refer to Fish and Wildlife fishing regulations before departing on any trip. Refer to the state’s Sportfishing Rules pamphlet, which is available where licenses are sold or online. Check regulations before fishing. Boater alert: A warning to private boaters with state fishing licenses only: make sure you stay on the U.S. side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Those wanting to try the Canadian half must obtain a license from British Columbia. Peninsula Daily News publishes local outdoors columns in its sports section Thursdays and Fridays. Columns also are available online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

Hunting

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 Peninsula. Detailed information about hunting seasons and regulations can be found in the Washington Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet.


The Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Season rules pamphlet also contains detailed information about hunting seasons. Both of the pamphlets outline specific information about boundaries, restrictions and licensing information. Free pamphlets usually are available wherever licenses are sold and can also be downloaded at www.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.

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Lefties baseball team

Northwesterners really love a great baseball game. Residents of the Olympic Peninsula host a variety of baseball and softball tournaments throughout year. Fields of green have been turned into well-maintained diamonds in both Clallam and Jefferson counties. So it was not a surprise when the community of Port Angeles rallied to bring a baseball team to the city. The newest baseball team in the West Coast League will take the field this summer as the Port Angeles Lefties. The mascot? An Olympic marmot, of course.

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The Port Angeles Lefties are a wooden bat collegiate league that will begin play this spring in the West Coast League, playing teams from all around the Pacific Northwest. Lefties players will come from major universities and many of them could later be drafted professionally by Major League Baseball teams. A number of players in the West Coast League have gone on to become stars in the majors. The Lefties will play home games at Civic Field, 307 S. Race St. in Port Angeles. Several upgrades are being made to Civic Field, including 102 cushioned seats, corporate boxes with couches and a party deck with beer and wine service available. Home games played Mondays through Saturdays will start at 6:35 p.m., and Sunday games will start at 5:05 p.m. General admission tickets start at $5; premium seating costs $10; and diamond seating, where table service is available, costs $15 per person. In addition, a variety of multi-game and season ticket purchasing options are available. The Port Angeles Lefties team store is located in downtown Port Angeles and provides a location where people can buy team gear, tickets and socialize with baseball fans. The store is open at 117 ½ W. First St. two doors from the Next Door Gastropub. The store carries Lefties’ hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts and team jerseys. The shop also carries other items such as key chains, water bottles and socks with Lefties logos. The Lefties general manager is Ryan Hickey. The Lefties will be coached by Zach Miller, who played collegiate baseball at Green River Community College, Washington State University and Western Oregon University. Miller spent his summers with the Kitsap Bluejackets and Bellingham Bells of the West Coast League. For more information including a game schedule, ticket prices and a roster, visit www.leftiesbaseball.com.


Paint the Peninsula

The fifth annual Paint the Peninsula will take place at a variety of locations between Aug. 20-27. Paint the Peninsula is a juried plein air competition hosted by and for the benefit of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, a nonprofit organization, according to www. paintthepeninsula.org. The event will include workshops, demonstrations, lectures and a juried competition with prize money up for grabs. During their open-air day trips,

participating artists will capture the beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula’s natural landscape — not with photographs, but with paint brushed on canvas. The public can view artists at work throughout the event, and will have a chance to purchase many of the artists’ work following the competition. For additional information about Paint the Peninsula, including a schedule of events and list of participating artists, visit www. paintthepeninsula.org.

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Department of Natural Resources

Prior to statehood, a cash-poor, landrich federal government provided Washington with more than 3 million acres of land to build schools and other vital public institutions. Two square miles of every 36-square “township” were given to the young state to generate revenue for education. In 1957, the legislature created the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to manage state trust lands for the people of Washington.

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DNR manages seven specific trusts to generate revenue and preserve water, forests and habitat. It manages 5.6 million acres of forest, range, agricultural, aquatic and commercial lands for more than $200 million in annual financial benefit for public schools, county services and state institutions. DNR operates under an order from the Commissioner of Public Lands to ensure management of state-owned lands is done in collaboration with the 29 federally recognized tribes of Washington.

The Discover Pass provides motor vehicle access to recreation lands managed by DNR, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The annual pass is $30 and is transferable between two vehicles. A one-day pass is $10. Additional fees may apply. You may also earn a Discover Pass by volunteering 24 or more hours at certain projects and sites, maybe even the recreation areas you enjoy and visit most. Regional DNR-managed campgrounds

include Bear Creek, Cottonwood, Hoh Oxbow, Minnie Peterson and South Fork Hoh, all located on the West End off U.S. Highway 101, and Lyre River, located off Highway 112 in the Joyce area. Campsites vary by site, but all offer visitors scenic views and a chance to stretch their legs along a variety of trails. For more information on DNR campgrounds, visit www.dnr.wa.gov/go. For more information about the Washington Department of Natural Resources, visit www.dnr.wa.gov.

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SPARKLING LAKES The Peninsula is known for its beautiful lakes, which offer a variety of recreational opportunities for the entire family. Here we highlight a few watery gems:

Anderson Lake Located about 20 minutes from Port Townsend, Anderson Lake State Park is a day-use park encompassing 476 acres with 8,250 feet of freshwater shoreline on the 70-acre lake. Anderson Lake is one of the few parks in the area to offer equestrian and bike trails. Non-motorized boating is allowed, but in past seasons the lake was closed to all water activity due to recurring toxic algae issues. For more lake information, visit www. parks.state.wa.us/240/Anderson-Lake. Lake Leland Lake Leland is a located near Quilcene, and is popular for fishing. The lake is stocked with a variety of species of fish seasonally. The sheltered lake is also a popular kayaking destination. A boat ramp, dock, picnic areas and a variety of campsites make Lake Leland a popular family camping spot. For more information, visit Jefferson County Parks and Recreation at www. countyrec.com.

Lake Leland Lake Crescent Nestled in the northern foothills of the Olympic Mountains, Lake Crescent lies about 18 miles west of Port Angeles. The pristine azure waters of this deep, glacially carved lake make it an ideal destination for those in search of natural beauty. Picnic and swimming areas and boat launches can be found at both the east and west ends of the lake. A variety of trails encourage visitors to stretch their legs and snap a photo or two. Spruce Railroad Trail, an 8-mile round-trip hike, runs along the north shore of the lake. The trail dates back to 1918 when the U.S. Army built a railroad track for wood to make airplane frames for World War I. Though millions of dollars were spent, the

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railway wasn’t completed until 19 days after the war ended. The rails were removed, but the trail remains for hikers and mountain bikers to enjoy. 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 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, or at Fairholm General Store on 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. The popular trail to Marymere Falls ( p. 116) also starts from the ranger station.

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Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Community Beach Park near Beaver offers visitors almost two acres and 208 lineal feet of lake perfect for fishing, swimming, kayaking and camping. Boat launches, loading and mooring docks and boat trailer parking are available for those wanting to get out on the water. A playground, picnic area and public restrooms make the lake a great spot to stop during the drive to coastal attractions. Year-round fishing is available. For more information about the park, visit www.clallam.net/Parks/lakepleasant. html. For information about Lake Pleasant RV Park, visit www.lakepleasantrvpark.com. Lake Ozette Lake Ozette, located on the northwestern coast of the Peninsula, is the largest unaltered natural lake in the state. The lake can be reached by traveling along Hoko-Ozette Road off state Highway 112. Lake Ozette is a place of rich history. Discoveries have unearthed the presence of a culture dating back at least 2,000 years, as well as the well-preserved Ozette village that had been covered by a mudslide. There are three islands on Lake Ozette — Tivoli, Garden Island and Baby Island. Tivoli is a favorite kayaking and canoeing destination for overnight tent campers willing to make the long trip down the lake.

Beware of unpredictable weather conditions, as the large surface of the lake is known to fetch large waves quickly. Boat launches are available. The area features several trails leading to the Pacific Ocean. See p. 154 for details. For camping information, visit www.nps. gov/olym and www.lostresort.net. Lake Quinault Lake Quinault is located in the glacialcarved Quinault Valley of the Quinault River, at the southern edge of Olympic National Park. The area is accessible from U.S. Highway 101. The lake is located within the temperate Quinault Rain Forest. Area activities include fishing (with a permit from the Quinault tribe), scenic drives and hiking. The lake features a system of short hiking trails maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. The southern side of the lake is home to the historic Lake Quinault Lodge and the Rain Forest Resort Village and is encompassed by the Olympic National Forest. The Quinault Loop Trail on the south side of the lake and the nearby Quinault Rain Forest Interpretive Trail connect campgrounds, trails and the lodge. Tent camping, RV sites, vacation rentals and lodge accommodations are available. For more lake information, visit www. quinaultrainforest.com.

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PENTECOSTAL

Bethany Pentecostal

Harbor of Hope Foursquare Church

506 S. Francis • 457-1030 Corner of 5th & Francis Omer Vigoren, Pastor Jeff Douglas, Music/Youth Leader

1018 W. 16th St., Port Angeles (just west of Angeles Millworks) (360) 461-7979 Pastor David Rich

PORT ANGELES CATHOLIC

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.

Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses (except Thursday) 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.

WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Evening Service

WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. Prayer for the Peninsula

SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service

THURSDAY 6 p.m. Discipleship & Biblical Teaching

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FRIENDS/QUAKER Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

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

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

SUNDAY 9 a.m. Adult Forum & Sunday School 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Nursery available on Sundays MONDAY 8:15 p.m. Compline WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist www.standrewpa.org

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NAZARENE Port Angeles Church of the Nazarene Corner of 2nd & Race P.O. Box 2086 • (360) 457-4839 Pastor Neil Castle

EVERY SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery available during AM services EVERY WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Christian Maturity Studies Invite your friends & neighbors for clear, biblical preaching, wonderful fellowship, & the invitation to a lasting, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

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

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SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service

SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Worship Service

NONDENOMINATIONAL 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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Calvary Chapel Port Angeles

213 E. 8th St. • 360-504-2106 (at the corner of Lincoln & 8th) Andrew McLarty, Pastor SUNDAY 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Children’s classes during teaching time taught at their level and nursery. WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Refuel (worship & bible study), Youth and Kid’s Ministry www.calvarypa.org

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UNITY

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

SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Silent Meditation 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time Childcare services available www.unityintheolympics.org uito@olypen.com


CHRISTIAN First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Park & Race • (360) 457-7062 Dave Moffitt, Pastor

SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Sunday School-All Ages 10:00 a.m. Worship Service

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BAPTIST First Baptist Church

Leading people in an ever changing culture to the hope of Jesus (American) 105 West 6th Street • (360) 457-3313 Tim Hughes, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 & 11 a.m. Worship Service (nursery available) www.firstbaptistpa.org

Hillcrest Baptist Church (SBC) 205 Black Diamond Road 457-7409 Dr. William Gullick, Pastor

SUNDAY 9:45 a.m. Bible Study, all ages 11 a.m. Worship Nursery provided WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer SPECIAL SUMMER ACTIVITY Aug. 12, 2017 9 a.m. 2nd annual Car & Motorcycle Show, Bouncy House and other kids activities.

TUESDAY 10:00 a.m. Bible Study 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 lovetrth1233pa@gmail.com pacofc.org Edward Burrows, Minister A Christ–Centered message for a world weary people SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service TUESDAY 6:30 p.m. Port Angeles small group meeting WEDNESDAY 2:00 p.m. Sequim small group meeting Call or email for meeting location of small groups THURSDAY 10:00 a.m. Bible classes at the church building

LUTHERAN St. Matthew Lutheran

(Missouri Synod) Lincoln at 13th St. • (360) 457-4122 Patrick Lovejoy, Pastor 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. Worship Service WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. Free Dinner Call for more information regarding other church activities. www.stmatthewportangeles.org

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SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship Services 9:50 a.m. Sunday School for all ages

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Study Hour 11:00 a.m. Worship Service For information: (360) 504-1950 www.rgopc.org

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Education (Sept.-May) Nursery available during morning services Broadcast on KONP 1450 at 11 a.m. We have many ongoing Bible studies, youth and social activities. Call us for more info.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Looking for a different kind of “church” community?

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Imagine a religion that embraces many different beliefs… including yours.. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service and Children’s Program-Enrichment & Play Fellowship Hour following the service

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian

139 West 8th • (360) 452-4781 Wendy Taylor, Interim Pastor Paul Smithson, Pastoral Assistant SUNDAY Worship Services 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. (school year) 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. (June 18–Sept. 3) Childcare provided Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m. (school year)

FIRST TUESDAY 6:00 p.m. Contemplative Service ACTIVITIES Choir, Women’s Groups & Men’s Groups, Ted Talk tUUesday, Tuesday Brunch Between Sequim & Port Angeles 1033 N. Barr Rd., Agnew Between Hwy 101 & Old Olympic Welcoming Congregation Email: admin@olympicuuf.org Facebook: OlympicUUFellowship www.olympicuuf.org (360) 417-2665

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Meeting at Port Angeles Senior Center 328 E. 7th Street (Corner of S. Peabody St.)

(ELCA) 301 East Lopez • (360) 452-2323 www.go2trinity.org htlc@olypen.com Pastors Olaf & Kristin Luana Baumann

BIBLE CHURCH

SATURDAY 6:00 p.m. Upper Room Service 112 North Lincoln St. PA

Redeeming Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church & Preschool

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Joyce

For a small town, Joyce has a really 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. Be sure to plan a stop in Joyce during your visit. Joyce General Store is what you think of when you think of a small-town momand-pop shop in the Northwest. This quaint little store is located just 16 miles west of Port Angeles in the town of Joyce. 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 Markhum 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 to the store. 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, piemaking contests, a community pancake breakfast, a lively parade, arts and crafts vendors and much more.

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Blackberry brambles can be seen growing along highways and most side roads across the Peninsula and have been known to take over open fields and backyards if not cut back substantially. The reward from letting these prickly vines grow is delicious blackberries. This year’s Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival takes place Aug. 5, and promises to deliver some of the best blackberry treats you have ever tasted. For information about the festival, visit www.joycedaze.org.


Salt Creek Recreation Area

One of the county’s most popular parks, Salt Creek Recreation Area near Joyce, offers visitors forests, rocky bluffs, tide pools, a sandy beach and campsites, and features wonderful panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Crescent Bay and Vancouver Island. Highlighted as a premier 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. Remember the old 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 site

Salt Creek Recreation Area 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. For details about camping reservations, visit www.clallam.net/Parks/SaltCreek.html or phone 360-928-3441. 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. To reach Salt Creek Recreation Area, 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. Salt Creek Recreation Area’s entrance will be located on your right.

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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 49-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 Markham 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.

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Tide pool treasures

Counterclockwise from top: Low tide reveals a starfish at Second Beach in Olympic National Park. Anemones peek through sea grass at Shi Shi Beach. Urchins are common tide pool finds at Freshwater Bay.

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As coastal waters retreat, pools of sea water — tide pools — expose a variety of marine life. Purple, red or yellow starfish, crabs, sea snails, sea urchins, brittle stars, hard-shelled limpets, wolf eels and anemones are just some of the treasures that can be found in area tide pools. Here are a few rules to follow when visiting tide pools: •  While exploring, remember to watch your step. To avoid killing or harming organisms in tide pools, try to walk on sand or bare rocks and do not attempt to jump from rock to rock. •  Never try to pull or pry something out of a tide pool or off a rock. While some plants and wildlife in a tide pool can be gently touched keep in mind that these are living organisms. •  Never remove anything from a beach or tide pool. Everything within these pools exist as part of a very delicate ecosystem. Instead, only take photographs. •  Don’t leave behind anything that doesn’t belong on the beach including food, garbage and clothing. •  Check the tide schedule before heading out to explore, and keep an eye on water levels. Many rocks near pools can become submerged as the tide comes in. Recommendations for great tide pooling experiences include Ruby Beach and Beach Four in the Kalaloch area; Second Beach, Third Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall in the La Push/Mora area; Shi Shi Beach near Neah Bay; and Freshwater Bay and Salt Creek Recreation Area off Highway 112.

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FORKS/WEST END

Those looking for a taste of the rugged Pacific Northwest will find it on the West End of the Olympic Peninsula. Surreal and fantastically green rain forests and wild coastal beaches are plentiful. Ready for adventure?

Gigantic trees draped 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, La Push is home to the Quileute tribe. In spring, visitors can

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look for migrating gray whales, while surfing and kayaking off First Beach. Fishing charters are popular during the summer months.

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The coast with the most

Another natural glory of the West End is the accessibility of its beautiful beaches. Close to La Push are scenic and rugged Second Beach and Third Beach. Both involve short hikes through forest but are worth the effort as you are rewarded with long stretches of sandy beach. Sea stacks decorate the landscape and provide inspiration to snap a photograph or two. When the tide is out be sure to carefully peek around the edges of rocks and sea stacks for a glimpse at what lives in the Pacific. Ruby Beach, located about 35 miles south of Forks, is one of the most scenic beaches in the state. It offers rugged sea stacks, flat sand and a small stream that flows through it at the base of the short trail from the parking lot. Beaches in the Kalaloch strip of coastline are easy walks from car to shore. The beaches are numbered 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1.

Quileute tribe welcomes visitors

La Push 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 surfers catch a wave or simply to watch seabirds soar above James Island (the island is called a-ka-lat in the Quileute language, which translates to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;top of the rockâ&#x20AC;?). The island, located at the mouth of the Quillayute River, is sacred to tribal members. Throughout the years, the island has been used to spot whales and was a burial spot for Quileute chiefs. Public access to the island is not permitted. First Beach is one of the main spots to watch for gray whales as they migrate along the coast. The beach also is an ideal location to watch tribal fishermen return after a long day on the water. A short stroll to the Quileute Harbor Marina will allow you to see them unload their catches and to view colorful stacks of crab pots, nets and coolers. Keep your eyes open for brown pelicans, which often fish in the river. As you wander through town, stop by the general store for a snack and head back out to the beach to watch the sun set over the Pacific.

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Counterclockwise from top: A short stroll to Ruby Beach provides quick access to the wild Pacific Ocean. Massive trees decorate the landscape of the rugged West End. Boats in Quileute Harbor Marina return after a long day of fishing. Tree stump carvings can be found at the Forks Timber Museum and Loggers Memorial.

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Forests, rivers, beaches

signposts in downtown Forks that feature pictures and stories about historical buildings or happenings. For more information about the tours, stop at the Forks Chamber of Commerce, 1411 S. Forks Ave., phone 360-374-2531 or visit www.forkswa.com.

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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 might 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. There are several marked scenic overlooks to stop at along the way. The beauty of Lake Crescent is difficult to resist and the lure of the Sol Duc Valley might inspire you to stop and explore on your journey to the West End.

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

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Forks Timber Museum and Loggers Memorial

To understand the history and importance of logging on the West End, stop by the Forks Timber Museum and Loggers Memorial. Look for the log cabin at the south end of Forks with the loggers out front — next door to the Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave. Built in 1989 by the Forks High School carpentry class and local volunteers, this cozy museum offers a self-guided interactive look into the local history of homesteading, farming, logging and Native American cultures — with a large dose of history thrown in. Children 12 and younger receive free entry with a paid adult admission and will be entertained with the Museum Hunt — finding things as they go through the museum. At the end of the “hunt,” children will be given a prize. Displays include a pioneer “home” with a wind-up phonograph, ringer washer, cast-iron stove and other items. A loggers bunkhouse, chain saw display and hand saws of all kinds are displayed. Models of old-time steam donkeys and tractors plus historical photographs are featured. A small gift shop offers locally made items to help fund the museum. Outside the museum, you will find the Forks Loggers Memorial, old equipment and a garden along with picnic tables. Open daily. Museum entry costs $3. Visit www.forkstimbermuseum.org for more details or phone 360-374-9663.

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Historically Forks is known as a timber town and the gateway to wild beaches. 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.


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Die-hard Twilight fans, eager to see the location of author Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling 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 La Push, 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. Fans will celebrate “Forever Twilight in Forks” from Sept. 14-17, with pre-festival events scheduled for Sept. 12-13. The annual event, held the weekend closest to Bella’s birthday (Sept. 13) is a way for fans to unite and reunite and enjoy the beautiful area that was the setting of the book series. Fans will have a chance to enjoy a variety of events, entertainment and vendors based around the Twilight movies and books. For more information about the event, visit www.forevertwilightinforks.com. Although Meyer didn’t have specific Forks homes in mind when she wrote the books — she didn’t visit Forks until after the first book was completed — the Forks Chamber of Commerce has dubbed a couple of homes as those of Bella and Edward.


populated by slightly more than 3,500. Since the release of the first book, more than 428,000 people have signed in at the Forks Visitor Information Center. Forks High School, 261 S. Spartan Ave., is where the characters attend school and where Bella met Edward. Forks Police Department, 500 E. Division St., is where Police Chief Charlie Swan, Bella’s father, works. Forks Community Hospital, 530 Bogachiel Way, is where Bella — a selfproclaimed klutz — is a frequent visitor, and where Dr. Carlisle Cullen — Edward’s “father” — is employed. Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave., is considered the “Newton’s Olympic Outfitters” store owned by the Newton family and where Bella works. Stop at the welcome to Forks sign, located at the north entrance to Forks, to take a photo.

The McIrvin residence at 775 K St. is considered the home of Bella and her police chief father. Fans are welcome to drive by the house, but since it is a private residence, they are asked to respect the family’s privacy and not go on the property. The Miller Tree Inn, 654 E. Division St., with its large windows and open and airy layout, fits the bill for the Cullen house, residence of Edward and his vampire family. Feel free to take pictures, but do not go inside unless you are a guest. 

Other Forks locations to visit

Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., to take photos next to a replica of Bella’s truck from the books and the movies. The Forks Chamber of Commerce is giving “Twilight” fans across the world another reason to visit the town: a new gallery filled with costumes and props that appeared in the “Twilight” movies. At press time, the Forever Twilight in Forks Collection grand opening and ribbon cutting was scheduled for May 20. The collection in Forks will feature the world’s largest collection of screen-worn costumes and props from the “Twilight” saga. More than 30 costumes that appeared in the movies will be displayed, along with Jacob’s motorcycle, Bella’s crashed motorcycle and Edward’s meadow costume. The gallery will be free, though the chamber will gladly accept donations. Since its release, hundreds of thousands of “Twilight” fans have flocked to a town L e t

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The former Lincoln Theater, 132 E. First St., is considered the same cinema where some of the characters see films. The theater closed in 2014 and is in the process of undergoing renovations to become a performance venue. The first three film adaptations were shown there. Just down the street from the theater is Bella Italia, 118 E. First St., where Edward Don’t forget about La Push and Bella have their first date (called La About 15 miles west of Forks on state Highway 110 is La Push, another town with Bella Italia in the novel). The bookstore where Bella goes to shop Twilight fame. La Push may be off-limits after her friends look for dresses has two to vampires, but werewolf fans — and yes, possibilities. It could either be Odyssey vampire fans, too — can visit the Quileute reservation where Bella’s friend Jacob lives. Bookshop, 114 W. Front St., or Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., which are Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the within walking distance of Bella Italia. Quileute reservation while checking out Bella would have flown into quaint First Beach, where Bella first learned of William R. Fairchild International “the cold ones” from Jacob, who later is Airport, located off Airport Road on the revealed to be a werewolf. The cliffs where the werewolves and Bella outskirts of Port Angeles.

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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. During tours, participants will be given an overview of the history of logging in the area as well as information about how logging practices have grown and changed in recent years. Attendees also will learn about the policies that affect forests and the global impacts of good forest management. Tours are offered on Wednesdays from May 24 through Sept. 6. The tour is free, but donations are gladly accepted to offset fuel costs. To reserve space on a tour or for more details including tour times, phone the Forks Visitor Center at 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757. Tours leave from the Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., at 9 a.m. Tours last about three hours.

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Hole-in-the-Wall

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with countless giant green anemone, mussels, barnacles, limpets and purple sea stars; and Ruby Beach, a popular tourist spot with glittering sand and views to die for. Remember to always check the tides before heading out to a beach hike. Low

While many visitors make it a point to hike among the tall trees and verdant trails of the park, don’t overlook the beauty of the beaches. The wild oceans and salty air create gorgeous landscapes both on shore and in the water. Sea stacks rise up like giants to protect and give shelter to the wildlife of the coast. Olympic’s beaches look just like they did when wooden ships searched for the elusive Northwest Passage, so your chances of spotting a piece of history are pretty good! While there are many trails along the coast, try exploring the Ozette Triangle (aka the Cape Alava Loop), a two-hikesin-one ramble; Third Beach near La Push, which offers opportunities to see bald eagles and seals; Beach 4 near Kalaloch, a solid location for exploring tide pools filled 144 NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA GUIDE

tide is ideal. At high tide, many oncepassable sections become impassable. Particularly during a returning tide, be careful and keep an eye out for “sneaker waves,” an unanticipated coastal wave that is much greater in force and height than the waves preceding it. Only step on dry, bare rocks and sand. Seaweed and/or algae can be extremely slippery. Beware of “killer logs,” as the locals call them. The tall conifers that make the area beautiful can be a hazard when washed up by the surf as logs and driftwood. As you clamber over these beached logs, it’s hard to believe you can’t always see them coming, but as a wave crests, it can obscure your view of what is riding behind it. Remember that logs so easily tossed ashore are still loose so care should be taken when climbing over logs. Many a beachcomber has fallen and been hurt when logs shift on the beach. The Peninsula’s northern and Pacific coasts offer a wealth of beaches for recreational fun, but if you explore keep an eye on the tides and surf. Rescues by the Coast Guard, Olympic National Park rangers or both are occasionally necessary for people who either failed or didn’t know to consult a tide table and weather report. Headlands extending out to the water’s edge can create alcoves and grottos that may be readily accessible by thin strips of beach exposed during low tides. Unfortunately, when the tide turns, the incoming waters can trap visitors who must frantically scramble to reach high ground.

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The Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave., is located on the former site of the IOOF Hall, that later became the original Rainforest Arts Center, and the Olympic Pharmacy building that was last occupied by the Dazzled By Twilight store. Both buildings were destroyed in a fire that took place Oct. 29, 2012. The new $2.64 million, 6,300-squarefoot structure is owned by the city of Forks and was replaced with insurance funds. The vacant lot next door was purchased by the local theater group and donated to the city. Many of the center’s design elements resulted from residents coming together to build something for the community. Local high school students installed a Northwest-themed mural made from square log ends in the lobby with guidance from NAC Architecture of Seattle, which designed the building. Working closely with NAC, University of Washington architecture students designed and built acoustical wall panels as part of their fabrication project. A local mill donated a large curved wood beam window seat. The community has embraced the new facility, and it has already served a variety of uses. This new addition to the heart of Forks, since its opening, has hosted the Washington State Supreme Court, meetings, movies, weddings, concerts, dances, art shows and more. The great room even played host to “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer during her visit to Forks in September 2015.

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West End Thunder

Drag races, known as West End Thunder, are held several weekends during the summer at Forks Municipal Airport, located at the south end of town. 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 24-25, July 8-9, Aug. 12-13 and Sept. 23-24. 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 about any West End Thunder races, visit www.westendthunder.com.

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially if it washed up on the beach and longtime Forks resident John Anderson found it. John’s Beachcombing Museum is at Anderson’s home, 143 Andersonville Ave., located near the north entrance of Forks. Just driving down the short gravel road, at 5 mph, one can start to see the amazing collection Anderson has amassed throughout the years of combing area beaches. The collection starts outside with a tower constructed of floats, and gigantic rusty metal finds that line the driveway. Once inside the found items go floor to ceiling. In addition to assortments of shoes, camera bags and other lost-at-sea items, Anderson displays a row of Raggedy Ann heads that are a bit unnerving. Anderson jokes that if you are ever stranded on the beach and need to brush your teeth it is likely a tooth brush will wash up on shore. Yes, he has a container full of used tooth brushes on display. One of the most compelling items on display is an unused survival suit. The suit came from a vessel that sank off the mouth of the Columbia River that sank so fast the crew didn’t have time to take advantage of their survival suits, all hands lost. The unused suit eventually washed up on shore. Anderson’s collection of plastic buoys, glass and plastic floats, fishing weights, hooks, nets and other fishing-related items is impressive and vast. When visitors are done admiring Anderson’s collection they can make a stop at the “Gift Shop” where museum-goers can buy some beach memorabilia or one of Anderson’s weather prediction rocks that hang from a rope. Anderson says these are his best-selling gift item so far. (If the rock is wet, it is raining.) Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June through August. All other openings are by appointment by phoning Anderson at 360-640-0320. General admission is $5; seniors and veterans $4; children 12-21 $2 and 12 and younger free.

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West End refuges

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 La Push. 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 earned names on a map. Destruction Island and Point Grenville are among some of the better-known 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 stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 148

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Counterclockwise from top: Ducks dry off on a shoreline after searching for food. A gull greets visitors at Point of the Arches. A gray jay waits for food in the Kalaloch area. Oystercatchers see what tide has left for dinner on rocks off Beach 4.

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Shi Shi Beach from the trail

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The drive to the North/West Coast 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 Makah Cultural

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Views from the edge of the Earth

The Cape Flattery Trail, a short trail featuring boardwalk, stone and gravel steps, and four observation decks, offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Tatoosh Island and the Cape Flattery Lighthouse. The lighthouse, built in 1858, is now automated. The trail is a Makah Wilderness Area, so please stay on the trail and supervise children closely. You will need a $10 per car Makah Recreation Permit to hike the Cape Flattery Trail. Permits can be purchased at the Makah Marina, Washburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store, Makah Tribal Center, Makah Mini Mart and the Makah Museum.

View wildlife at every turn

Clallam Bay, Sekiu and Neah Bay are great places to view wildlife ranging from bald eagles and an array of sea birds to harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters and 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 beaches. Stop to take a photo or two and see what the tide left behind. The winding drive offers several just-offthe-road overlooks that are perfect for trying to spot whales as they move along the coast in search of food.

Counterclockwise from top: Views of the Pacific Ocean from the Cape Flattery Trail are beautiful and plentiful. Tatoosh Island and Cape Flattery Lighthouse can be seen at the end of the Cape Flattery Trail. Gulls wait for the tide to wash ashore breakfast at Point of the Arches in Olympic National Park.

Neah Bay â&#x20AC;&#x201D; home of the Makah

The Makah Nation is located in Neah Bay 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 p. 155 to learn more about the museum. From the reservation, you also can reach Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the lower 48 states. Each August, the tribe invites the public to celebrate Makah Days, an annual event featuring traditional dancing, singing and drumming, canoe races, salmon bakes, fireworks and more. The 2017 Makah Days will be held Aug. 25-27. Visit www.makah.com for more information about the tribe.

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Pillar Point County Park

Counterclockwise from top: Bird watching is a popular activity at Pillar Point. Clallam Bay Spit Community Beach County Park features a mile of sand/ gravel saltwater beach and easy access to the Clallam River. A heron waits patiently for dinner in the waters off Pillar Point.

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Located 10 miles east of Clallam Bay along scenic Highway 112 you will find Pillar Point County Park. The 4.3-acre park offers saltwater-beach access and a concrete launch ramp for small boats, and is a great place to start a kayak trip. When the tide is out, it feels as though you could walk for days out on the mudflats before reaching water. Look for shells and interesting beach cobbles as you stroll, but don’t forget to look up once in a while. It is not uncommon to view eagles in this area. The mudflats are a hunting spot for crabs when the season opens. Pull off the road for a picnic or to stretch your legs. 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.

Clallam Bay Spit

Stop by this 33-acre day-use 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. Clallam Bay Spit Community Beach 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 park’s location provides a constant source of food for birds. Watch for bald eagles and osprey feeding on the beach. Watch for oystercatchers, cormorants and other birds on offshore rocks. It also is common to see a variety of marine life just offshore including harbor seals, sea lions and sometimes even whales. The interaction between the river and the Strait of Juan de Fuca’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.

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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

Fish cleaning on a dock in Sekiu 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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Point of the Arches

Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches

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

Shi Shi Beach 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 p. 150 for permit details. The Shi 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 milelong parade of rugged sea stacks. A long stretch of sandy beach leads to SPRING/SUMMER 2017

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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. Pay close attention to weather reports and tides if planning to camp. Camping reservations are required from May 1 through Sept. 30. For hiking and camping information, phone Olympic National Park’s Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100.

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Counterclockwise from top: Hikers at Cape Alava carefully explore tide pools. Take note — the well-worn boardwalk can be very slippery in spots. Hikers will have a chance to view plenty of sea stacks while hiking along beaches between Cape Alava and Sand Point.

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The 3.3-mile hike to the campground at Cape Alava sounds easy: A short jaunt on a boardwalk to the Pacific Ocean. The stroll along the beach to the petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks to the south sounds equally inviting. Don’t be fooled. The boardwalk can be treacherous in spots. It is quite slick when wet and the beach is an ankle-bending jumble of rock and gravel. The trail starts at the Ozette Ranger Station with a bridge crossing the tranquil, tannin-stained water of the Ozette River. The path soon splits in the woods, one branch heading west toward Cape Alava, the other southwest to Sand Point. Each trail forms a leg of a triangle loop hike, with a 2.9-mile stretch of beach forming the third leg. The path traverses an up-and-down path through young spruce and hemlock packed tight with ferns and other greenery. Part way through the hike, the trail enters a clearing, once the site for homesteader Lars Ahlstrom. After the prairie, the boardwalk plunges into the dark heart of a forest of spruce and ferns. The sound of ocean surf and the fresh whiff of ocean air soon spur weary legs to a scenic overview of the rocky coast: The many weather-beaten rock formations and the several tree-capped islands near the shore draw the eye’s attention. Rather than carry heavy backpacks any farther, hikers can pick a campsite among the twisted spruce and shoulder-tall grass north of the trail. Then unburdened, they can head off with light daypacks for the one-mile trek of hopping tide pools and avoiding shifting rocks south to Wedding Rocks — named after a pictogram depicting a man and a woman with a sexual symbol of a bisected circle. The carvings are estimated to be 300 to 500 years old. Respect these historical and sacred artifacts, which predate European settlement in the Northwest. If the tide is low, continue along the surf. If the tide is high, use the steep but short signed trails that bound over rough headlands. Continue on wide beach and approach another spot that may require a headland detour if the surf is high. Continuing south, the going makes its laborious way across wave-tossed stone past a headland to Sand Point, where stately spires jut out of the sea. A circular sign just past the point marks the trailhead back to the ranger station. Reservations are required for overnight camping between May 1 and Sept. 30. For more information, phone Olympic National Park’s Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100.

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Stop by the Makah Cultural and Research Center in Neah Bay for a glimpse into what life was like for the tribe 300 to 500 years ago. In 1970, tidal erosion uncovered an ancient whaling village at Ozette, parts of which had been covered by a mudslide hundreds of years ago. The artifacts now make up part of the exhibits at the museum, located on the left as you enter Neah Bay. Its Ozette collection is the largest archaeological collection of any U.S. tribe. On display are about 1 percent of the 55,000 artifacts recovered from Ozette, all between 300-500 years old. Other items on display include artifacts from an archaeological dig at the Hoko River, west of Sekiu. The dig revealed a fishing camp nearly 3,000 years old and a rock shelter about 1,000 years old. The museum features illustrated displays with information on Makah history and a 26-foot-long skeleton of a 31-ton gray whale suspended over handcrafted cedar canoes. Museum staff and other Makah tribal members offer a variety of classes and guided tours throughout the year. Call ahead for a schedule of classes and tours. During classes participants will have the opportunity to learn to carve or weave using Makah traditions. Phone ahead to make a reservation. The museum gift shop features a variety of souvenirs including handmade carvings, basketry, drums, clothing and jewelry items made by Makah artists. The museum also can provide a wealth of information about places to visit and things to see in Neah Bay. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information about the museum, phone 360-645-2711 or visit www.makahmuseum.com.

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NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES Jamestown S’Klallam tribe

Members of Klallam communities formed the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe. The tribe’s complex is located east of Sequim in Blyn, right off U.S. Highway 101. The tribe operates several businesses located along the highway in Blyn, including 7 Cedars Casino — the largest casino on the Peninsula. The tribe also operates The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, located on Woodcock Road, that is known for its crab-shaped sand trap. For details, visit www.jamestowntribe.org.

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 thousands of years. The tribe’s home once made up a majority of the Peninsula. In fact, Port Angeles was once home to a huge village called Tse-whit-zen, which was unearthed in 2003 at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor. Many of the artifacts found are being stored at the Burke Museum in Seattle. Others can be viewed at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St. (p. 114). The tribe operates various enterprises in the Port Angeles area including the Elwha River Casino, located at 631 Stratton Road. Visit www.elwha.org for more tribal details.

Counterclockwise from top: Makah tribal members paddle a traditional canoe ashore for a ceremony during the regional Canoe Journey. A totem pole watches over A-KaLat Center in La Push, home of the Quileute tribe. The Jamestown S’Klallam tribe owns and operates 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn.

Quileute tribe

The Quileute gained recent fame due to the success of the “Twilight” books and movies. While the fictional Quileute have legends of vampires and werewolves, no such stories exist in reality. But the tribe and many of the places mentioned in the books, including La Push and First Beach, are quite real and have been occupied by the tribe for hundreds of years. La Push is about one square mile, but the tribe’s territory once stretched along the shores of the Pacific. Visitors can stay at Quileute Oceanside Resort and enjoy the beauty of coastal beaches, surf or watch for whales and other wildlife. Each year, the tribe holds Quileute Days, a celebration rich in tradition. This year’s event will be held July 14-16. For information, visit www.quileutenation.org.

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Makah Nation

Lower Elwha Klallam tribe welcomes Canoe Journey participants

The Makah Nation is located on the northwestern tip of the Peninsula. It is the home of the celebrated Makah Cultural and Research Center (p. 155), which houses, among other things, the extensive Ozette collection. From the reservation you can also reach Cape Flattery, the northwestern-most point of the lower 48 states. While Neah Bay is a small community, people wanting to extend their stay will find a variety of lodging choices, restaurants and stores for groceries and supplies. During the summer months, the Makah Marina is a busy place with fishing charter boats and tribal fisherman returning with the catch of the day. Each August, Makah Days, an annual celebration featuring traditional dancing, singing canoe races and more is held. This year’s celebration will take place Aug. 25-27. For more information about the tribe, visit www.makah.com.

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.

Quileute tribe’s Welcoming of the Whales ceremony

Quinault Nation

The Quinault Nation consists of the Quinault and Queets tribes and descendants of five other coastal tribes — Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook and Cowlitz. The Quinault Nation is located in the rainsoaked lands on the southwestern portion of the Olympic Peninsula.

The reservation is a land of forests, swiftflowing rivers, gleaming lakes and 23 miles of unspoiled Pacific coastline. The reservation is primarily in Grays

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After enjoying your visit to the North Olympic Peninsula it is easy to extend your travels to southern Washington and Oregon or even to travel to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. What may not be so easy is actually leaving behind the rugged Olympic Mountains, pristine Pacific Ocean beaches, quaint little seaside towns and the giant stands of oldgrowth trees that decorate the forest. Enjoy one last look at the beauty of the Peninsula as you make your way down Washington’s scenic coastline into Oregon. Or gaze at Port Angeles while aboard the ferry to Victoria, B.C. — a big city with a ton of British charm.

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A city full of classic British charm is just a ferry ride away from Port Angeles. While the trip from Port Angeles may not exactly rank as an overseas journey, travelers definitely are in another country when they set foot in Victoria, B.C. You can make the 20-mile trip to Victoria for a one-day trek, a weekend getaway or long vacation, using the city with the British atmosphere as the starting point for an extended tour of Vancouver Island. The MV Coho ferry from Port Angeles lands in downtown Victoria — a city with a metropolitan population of more than 300,000 — after a cruise across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and through Victoria Harbour. The magnificent Fairmont Empress Hotel dominates the waterfront as ferry passengers arrive at Victoria’s Inner Harbour from Port Angeles.

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Harbor tours, available by a number of operators, give a different perspective of the city. Parliament Buildings, the Royal British Columbia Museum, downtown shops, restaurants and Chinatown are all located within walking distance of the ferry landing. Public transportation easily can be 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 provides visitor maps, a variety of brochures, lodging information

and expert advice on what there is to see and do in the area. 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. However, the real ‘‘main street” is Douglas Street, and everything from major department stores to outof-the-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 a great way to take a break from shopping and walking. Old-fashioned London double-decker buses leave on tours from in front of the Empress Hotel for such attractions as the world-famous Butchart Gardens. The group of floral display gardens near Victoria receive close to a million visitors each year. Or, if you’re looking for a more romantic kind of transport, there are horse-drawn carriages available.

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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. 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 schedule and fare details, contact Black Ball Ferry Line (360-457-4491, www.cohoferry.com).

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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. Peninsula visitors 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 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.

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Sequim Lavender Weekend

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS There’s something happening on the North Olympic Peninsula throughout the year, but during the spring and summer the region plays host to a variety of well-known festivals and events. CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS May 27-28 — Brinnon ShrimpFest, a weekend-long festival in the heart of Brinnon celebrating Hood Canal spot shrimp and other local seafood. www.emeraldtowns.org/shrimpfest May 26-29 — 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 of all ages. www.jffa.org July 21-23 — Sequim Lavender Weekend, celebrating all things lavender, includes a street fair and tours of area lavender farms. www.lavender festival.org

Sept. 8-10 — Wooden Boat Festival, 41st annual festival held at Hudson Point in Port Townsend. Event features hundreds of wooden boats, educational workshops, vendors and more. www.woodenboat.org Sept. 15-17 — Port Townsend Film Festival, a film lover’s block party celebrating great films and filmmakers.

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Selections range from independent documentaries to mainstream films. www.ptfilmfest.com Oct. 6-8 — Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, 16th annual festival encourages people to taste the bounty of the North Olympic Peninsula’s coast and farms. Includes vendors, music and more. Held at Port Angeles City Pier. www.crabfestival.org

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PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets, Saturdays, May to December, Wednesdays June to September. Brinnon ShrimpFest, Yelvik General Store, May 27-28. Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival, May 15-21. Port Townsend Summer Band, American Legion, May 29. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Civic Center, 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. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway pavilion, Front Street at Lincoln Street, Saturday mornings. Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, multiple venues, multiple times, May 26-29. NORTH/WEST COAST Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays, May 24-Sept. 6, www.forkswa. com. Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays.

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PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY 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. Annual Chili Cook-off, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, June 4. Race to Alaska kick-off, Port Townsend Bay, June 7. Classic Mariner’s Regatta and Rendezvous, Port Townsend Bay, June 2-4.

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Steampunk Fest, downtown locations, June 9-11. Into the Mystic Faire, Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, June 16-17. Secret Garden Tour, Master Gardeners, June 17. Taste of Port Townsend, multiple venues, June 15. Annual Longest Day of Trails, Larry Scott Trail, Port Townsend, June TBA. Rat Island Race, Fort Worden State Park Kitchen Shelter, June 3. Port Townsend Summer Band Concert, Chetzemoka Park, June 25. Rakers Car Show, Memorial Field, June 17. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Civic Center, 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 3-5. Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts, June 4. Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club, agility rally, Carrie Blake Park, June 2-4. Petals and Pathways Garden Tour, various locations in Sequim, June 24. 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 3-5. Smoked Salmon Slowpitch Softball Tournament, June 3-4. Second Weekend Art Walk, Downtown Port Angeles, second Friday of every month. Concerts on the Pier, Wednesdays starting June 28. Liars Contest, Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., June 3. Free Story Swap, storytellers/open mic, Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., June 20. FORKS/WEST END Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays. Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays, www.forkswa.com. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, June 24-25.

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Tod Horton Memorial Co-ed Softball, Tillicum Park, Forks, June 17-18.

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PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY 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. Pocket Yacht Palooza, Northwest Maritime Center, July 22. Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Fort Worden State Park, July 2-9. Port Townsend Writers Retreat, Centrum, Fort Worden State Park, July 16-23. Olympic Music Festival, Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden, July 9, July 15-16. Concerts on the Dock, Pope Marine Plaza, downtown Port Townsend, every Thursday evening, July 13-Aug. 31. Port Townsend Gallery Walk, first Saturday each month. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk. 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 4. Edensaw Brewfest, Port Townsend Brewing Company, July 22. Jazz Port Townsend, Centrum, Fort Worden State Park, July 23-30. Jazz in the Clubs, multiple venues, July 27-29. Relay for Life, Memorial Field, July 8-9. Acoustic Blues Festival, Fort Worden State Park, July 30-Aug. 6. Port Townsend Summer Band, American Legion, July 4. Port Townsend Summer Band Concert, Chetzemoka Park, July 30. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Civic Center, 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 21-23.


Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Sequim High School ballfields, July 28-30. Art Jam, July 21-23, 505 E. Silberhorn Road, Sequim. Relay for Life, Sequim High School, July 28. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. 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 7. Wilder Firecracker Baseball Tournament, July 1-4. American Sprint Boat Racing Run Amok, Extreme Sports Park, July 24. American Sprint Boat Racing, Extreme Sports Park, July 29. FORKS/WEST END Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays. Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays through Sept. 6, www.forkswa. com. Forks Old-Fashioned 4th of July, July 1-4. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, July 8-9. Quileute Days, La Push, July 14-16. Fred Orr Scholarship Co-ed Softball Tourney, July 29-30. NORTH/WEST COAST Clallam-Sekiu Fun Days, July 7-9.

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PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY Annual West Coast Wooden Kayak Rendezvous, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Aug. 12-13. Uptown Street Fair, Tyler and Lawrence streets, Aug. 219. Concerts on the Dock, Pope Marine Plaza, downtown Port Townsend, every Thursday evening through Aug. 31. Port Townsend Summer Band Concert, Chetzemoka Park, Aug. 19. 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 Townsend Gallery Walk, first Saturday each month. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk. Quilcene Museum Wine Tasting Gala Event, Center Valley Road and Columbia Street, Aug. 11. Olympic Music Festival, Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden State Park, Aug. 12-13, Aug. 19-20, Aug. 26-27. Port Townsend Summer Band, Port Townsend Community Center, Aug. 27. Blues in the Clubs, multiple venues in Port Townsend, Aug 4-5. Acoustic Blues Showcase, McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park, Aug. 5. Jefferson County Fair, at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Aug. 11-13. National Park Free Admission Day, Aug. 25. Kiwanis Classic Car Show, Memorial Field, Aug. 19. Annual All-County Picnic, H.J. Carroll Park, Chimacum, Aug. 20. Art Port Townsend Studio Tour, multiple venues, Aug. 26-27. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Sequim Farmers Market, Civic Center, every Saturday through October. Northwest Colonial Festival, George Washington Inn, Aug. 10-13. Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts, Aug. 12. Sequim Prairie Nights Car Show & Shine, downtown Sequim, Aug. 19. National Park Free Admission Day, Aug. 25. Air Affaire, Sequim Valley Airport, Aug. 26-27. Strait Stamp Show, Masonic Lodge, Seventh Avenue and Pine Street, Aug. 12. Tour de Lavender, various locations, Aug. 5-6. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Concerts on the Pier, Wednesday evenings at City Pier, except July 5. Ride the Hurricane, bicycle to Hurricane Ridge, Aug. 6. Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, Joyce, Aug. 5.

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Clallam County Fair, Clallam County Fairgrounds, Port Angeles, Aug. 17-20. Still Playinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Softball Tournament, multiple venues, Aug. 26-27. National Park Free Admission Day, Aug. 25-28. Paint the Peninsula, multiple venues, Aug. 21-27. National Park Free Admission Day, Aug. 25. FORKS/WEST END Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays. Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays through Sept. 6, www.forkswa. com. Rainforest Run, Tillicum Park, Forks, motorcycles, Aug. 18-20. West End Thunder, Forks Municipal Airport, Aug. 12-13. Hot Thunder Night, Forks Municipal Airport, Aug. 26. Relay For Life, Forks High School, Aug. 4. National Park Free Admission Day, Aug. 25. NORTH/WEST COAST Makah Days, Neah Bay, Aug. 25-27.

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PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY 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 of every month. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk. Annual Wooden Boat Festival, Point Hudson in Port Townsend, Sept. 8-10. Crafts by the Dock, Madison Street and Civic Plaza, Sept. 9-10. Quilcene Fair and Parade and Classic Car Show, Quilcene/Brinnon, Sept. 16. Jefferson County Farm Tour, map of participating farms at Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Sept. 16-17. Port Townsend Film Festival, Sept. 15-17. Quilcene Oyster Half Marathon, TBA. Port Townsend Ukulele Fest, Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Olympic Music Festival, Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden State Park, Sept. 2-3, Sept. 9-10.

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National Park Free Admission Day, Sept. 30. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. Sequim Farmers Market, Civic Center, every Saturday through October. Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts at Carrie Blake Park, Sept. 17. Dungeness River Festival, Railroad Bridge Park, Sept. 29. Port Angeles Symphony Pops & Picnic, Boys & Girls Club, Sept. 30 National Park Free Admission Day, Sept. 30. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Concerts on the Pier, each Wednesday evening. National Park Free Admission Day, Sept. 30. American Sprint Boat Racing, Extreme Sports Park, Sept. 9. Port Angeles Symphony Pops & Picnic, Vern Burton Community Center, Sept. 29. Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show, Vern Burton Community Center, Sept. 9-10. Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival, downtown, Sept. 22-24. Free Story Swap, storytellers/open mic, Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Sept. 19.

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FORKS/WEST END Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays. Sekiu Salmon Derby, September, TBA. Sekiu Airport Fly-In and lunch, Sept. 3. Forks Logging and Mill Tour, Wednesdays through Sept. 6, www.forkswa. com. West End Invitational Co-ed Softball Tournament, Tillicum Park, Sept. 9-10. Forever Twilight in Forks, Sept. 14-17. West End Thunder, Forks Airport, Sept. 23-24. National Park Free Admission Day, Sept. 30.

OCTOBER

PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY 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. Kinetic Skulpture Race, Port Townsend, Oct. 7-8. Port Townsend Ukulele Fest, downtown, Sept. 28-Oct. 2. Girls Night Out, multiple venues, Port Townsend, Oct. 5. Borland Harvest Festival, Nordland

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General Store, Oct. 15. Scandic Fall Festival, Blue Heron School, Port Townsend, Oct. 21. SEQUIM & DUNGENESS VALLEY Sequim Farmers Market, Civic Center, every Saturday through October. First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues. North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, Sequim Museum & Arts Center, Oct. 6-8, www.fiberartsfestival.org. Sequim City Band Concert, Sequim High School, TBA. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Sequim Worship Center, 640 N. Sequim Ave., Oct. 14. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, City Pier, Oct. 6-8. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., Oct. 13. Forest Storytelling Festival, Peninsula College Little Theater, Oct. 20-22. FORKS/WEST END LaPush Last Chance Salmon Derby, TBA. Forks Open Aire Market, 1421 S. Forks Ave., Saturdays. Hickory Shirt/Heritage Days, Forks, Oct. 11-15. Fish N Brew, 110 Industrial Park, Forks, Oct. 14.


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MAKAH DAYS NEAH BAY

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Aug 25-27, 2017

“Original U.S. Flag-raising August 26, 1913” On February 22, 1913 Rodman Wanamaker was inspired to raise an American flag over every Indian Reservation in the Country. The Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship to the North American Indian commenced under the President of the United States.

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Photographer Dr. Joseph K. Dixon arrived at Neah Bay on August 26, 1913 and the flag was raised on the Makah Reservation. President Woodrow Wilson addressed the people by transmission of a phonograph. Albert Irving, James Peterson and Luke Markishtum were the original raisers of the American flag and their descendants carry out that honor each year. It was June 2, 1924 that American citizenship was granted to all American Indians. These two events were combined and thereafter Makah Days has been celebrated on the weekend closest to August 26th each year.

Join us for a multitude of activities which honor our ancient Makah customs & traditions and commemorate the history of our Tribe Fri., Sat., Sun Fri., Sat., Sun Fri., Sat., Sun. Friday evening Friday evening Friday evening Fri., Sat. evening

Grand Parade & Flag-Raising Traditional Dances - Youth Traditional Dances - Adult Traditional Salmon Bake Youth Field Competitions Bahokus Peak Challenge Softball Tournament

Saturday morning Sat. (after parade) Saturday evening Sat., Sun. afternoon Fri., Sat.. afternoon Sunday Morning Fri., Sat., Sun.

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Contact Alana Claplanhoo, Makah Days Chairperson • 360-645-2201 alana.claplanhoo@makah.com

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Street Fair Traditional Canoe Racing Slahal Tournament Talent Show Royalty Coronation Fireworks Extravaganza Modern Dance

Young Doctor Makah carver and song composer, whose songs and dances are still carried on today Photo circa 1920


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