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WELCOME TO OUR PENINSULA! Whether you’re a first-time visitor, a returning visitor or a new resident, you’re sure to fall in love with the 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 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 Northwest 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 on to their websites with a computer or smartphone. Visit peninsuladailynews.com, sequim gazette.com and forksforum.com. Welcome to the wonderland of the Olympic Peninsula!

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Port Angeles

With more than 19,000 residents, Port Angeles is the largest city on the Olympic Peninsula. Located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Angeles boasts access to a wide variety of Northwest-specific seafood. Many visitors use it as a base camp to access Victoria, B.C., and Olympic National Park.

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Olympic National Park Often called “three parks in one,” where else can you view breathtaking mountain panoramas, powerful waves crashing against giant seastacks and the remnants of ancient forests in one day? In the summer, smell the amazing wildflowers and the post-rainforests, see our unique wildlife, explore the stunning coast and fall in love with our lakes and waterfalls.

Sequim Located in the rain shadow of the 8,000-foot Olympic Mountains, this Dungeness Valley city is one of the driest locales in Western Washington, which means summertime sun abounds. With access to the Dungeness Spit, as well as a strong theater scene, there’s something for everyone. Visit for the lavender and irrigation history, stay for the friendly and knowledgable community members.

Port Townsend Established in 1851, Port Townsend’s character comes from its boom in the 1880s and 1890s as a major seaport and fishing and lumber location. Victorian architecture peppers the maritime city, and the laid-back atmosphere draws personalities from across the board to the seat of Jefferson County. With festivals, community events, theater performances and quirky concerts held year-round, you won’t be bored in Port Townsend.

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Forks

Forks is located in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, between the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean beaches. Discover riverside and coastal hikes, explore temperate rainforests, enjoy some fishing, and learn about the history of logging in Forks. And, yes, there’s still plenty of Twilight fun out here.

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Northwest Coast

The Olympic Peninsula’s awesomely beautiful Pacific coastal area can be reached just outside of Forks. On the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s coast, visit several unique towns. Stand at the edge of the continent, go fishing, view astonishing seabirds, explore tidepools and become hypnotized by the magic and allure that is the ocean.

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The Olympic Peninsula Visitors Guide is a biannual publication of Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. Copies are distributed at locations throughout the Olympic Peninsula. 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-452-2345 • peninsuladailynews.com 147 W. Washington St., Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-3311 • sequimgazette.com 490 S. Forks Ave., Forks, WA 98331 360-374-3311 • forksforum.com All content © 2018, 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.

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CONTENTS GETTING HERE

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BUCKET LIST

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BRING THE KIDS

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RECREATION

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TRIBES

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SPIRITS & FLAVORS & FARMERS MARKETS

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LICENSES & PASSES

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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

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STATE PARKS

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FORTS

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LIGHTHOUSES

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Find the best route to the Olympic Peninsula We have a few you can knock out during your trip Out here, there’s fun for the whole family Here’s a quick reference for some outdoors fun Learn about the native people who founded this land Stop for great wine and beer, a delicious dinner and fresh produce Learn what you need to obtain before your trip Discover what the beautiful park has to offer you Explore these tiny gems and find art, science and more Washington State Parks has camping and recreation options galore The Victorian port city is teeming with opportunity The historian in you will come out as you explore our trio of forts There’s much to see in town and around the Dungeness area This historical fixtures hold Olympic Peninsula history

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Hit the road and adventure to a new place The busy hub boasts a downtown revitalization worth seeing

LAKES & WATERFALLS

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JOYCE

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FORKS & WEST END

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NORTHWEST COAST

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BEYOND THE PENINSULA

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INFORMATION

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This tiny community is an access point to so much more Fishing, hiking, hunting, rainforests and more await you Treasure hunters delight at what they find along our shores Just across the water, you’ll find even more history and adventure All the facts you need to plan your trip properly

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GETTING HERE Victoria 2:10h • 25m

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Hood Canal Bridge The forecast Most visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula cross the Hood Canal Bridge, the longest floating bridge over salt water in the world at 7,869 feet (6,521 feet of it floating). The bridge connects the Kitsap Peninsula to the Olympic Peninsula along state Highway 104. Note that the bridge opens for marine vessels that are too large or tall to pass underneath its trusses at various times. 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 wsdot.com/traffic/hoodcanal/ for even more information. Note: Drivers should expect announced night closures throughout the summer due to a $5.2 million project to replace the bridge’s internal mechanics.

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 lows dropping only 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.

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Planning a trip

The key to packing for a trip to the Olympic Peninsula is preparing for our microclimates: warm, sunny days; cool, damp weather, soft breezes and blustery winds; and that famous Northwest mist. Layering is key. Bring sleeveless shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts/hoodies and raincoats for the summer months. Jeans, shorts, hiking boots or tennis shoes, plus extra socks, are musts. Bring sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen for those days when you’re out and about on an adventure. If you plan on camping, make sure you have the right permits and passes, if applicable (p. 18). An itinerary with travel times between locations can be helpful for you to make it to certain events and vistas in a timely manner. Always take into consideration potential road closures (p. 32, 54) and weather. A hiking guide, a compass and other essentials (p. 22) are necessary when exploring certain areas for the first time. Don’t forget to let friends and family know your trip plans.


YOUR PNW

BUCKET LIST Visiting the Olympic Peninsula is a chance to experience several different worlds — different in an amazing way. With our ever-changing microclimates, our numerous park settings, our amazing wildlife and our breathtaking viewpoints, there’s something for everyone to experience as they make their way up, down, around and through the Pacific Northwest. Lace up your boots and get ready for an amazing adventure (or six!) during your stay. Turn the page to see what you should add to your trip itinerary this summer.


SPOT A SPOUT The Olympic Peninsula has plenty of places to potentially see gray, humpback and minke whales, especially near the Pacific coast. In Port Townsend and up near the San Juan Islands, visitors have the same chances of also seeing an orca or two. Spout-spotting chances can be increased by booking whale-watching tours with any one of the local guided boat tour businesses. In Port Townsend, check out Puget Sound Express, which features gray whale tours, San Juan Island tours, Port Townsend tours, Seattle tours and birdwatching and wildlife cruises. The Port Angeles Whale Watch Co. offers 4- to 5-hour tours in the Strait of Juan de Fuca from May through October. The Whale Trail, steered by a collaboration of government and state agencies, passes through the Olympic Peninsula, offering a series of sites where the public can catch a glimpse of different species of whales. Sites include Dosewallips State Park along the Hood Canal, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Freshwater Bay County Park in Port Angeles and the Sekiu Overlook. Head to the West End of the Peninsula, visit First Beach, Rialto Beach, Kalaloch Beach or Cape Flattery for a chance to see whales. Visit whaletrail.org for more sites and information. Don’t forget to grab your camera for your spout-spotting travels! While a camera with a telescope lens would be best to get that up-close shot from a distance, a basic DSLR camera and lens should do the trick should you encounter a few spy-hopping whales. GRAY WHALES AT FIRST BEACH, LA PUSH

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Is your dream to a see a rainforest in your lifetime? You’re in luck here on the Olympic Peninsula. The Hoh Rainforest is the best place to experience towering bigleaf maples and Sitka spruces, lush ferns, delicate lettuce lichen and spongy moss among the winding trails. The Hall of Mosses is a short rainforest loop from the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center — which boasts new exhibits — in Olympic National Park. Look for animals — Roosevelt elk, banana slugs, black-tailed deer and many others — as you walk this loop, which is less than a mile round trip.

HIKE THE RIDGE One of the most iconic vistas of the Olympic Peninsula is Olympic National Park’s Hurricane Ridge (p. 24). With Port Angeles as its base camp, Hurricane Ridge is worth the car ride to the top, where you’ll be greeted by amazing overlooks and a visitor center. Take your time as you hike multiple trails, from ridge-top traverses to steep trails that descend to subalpine lakes and valleys. Stop and smell the wildflowers, and take note of the other amazing flora. Be on the lookout for black-tailed deer, mountain goats, an array of insects, Olympic marmots and gray jays (p. 21). Looking to camp nearby? The nearest campground is Heart o’ the Hills campground. Open year-round, Heart o’ the Hills has 105 campsites in an old-growth forest. Hurricane Ridge is 17 miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Road, off Mount Angeles Road.


CHASE WATERFALLS Talk about drama! The Olympic Peninsula touts more than 20 beautiful waterfalls throughout the area. From handicapped-accessible falls to those you must backcountry camp to see, everyone can enjoy the year-round excitement from our falls. The Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail (p. 130) is an easy online guide that can help you plan your waterfall adventure. Some of the more easily accessible waterfalls include Madison Creek Falls and Marymere Falls. Madison Falls is handicapped-accessible and is near the currently closed Elwha River entrance to Olympic National Park. The 200-foot trail is paved, leading to the roaring sounds of the water hitting Madison Creek. Marymere Falls is at the end of a relatively flat — then steep! — .75-mile trail that starts at the Storm King Ranger Station next to Lake Crescent. Sol Duc Falls is a stunning signature sight of Olympic National Park. The jaw-dropping views from above the falls will make for great photo memories. SOL DUC FALLS, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

SET UP CAMP Ready, set, camp! If you don’t take in some camping on the Olympic Peninsula, you really are missing out. We have myriad options for all types of adventure-seekers — from primitive sights in the Olympic Mountains or down in secluded valleys, to RV hookups and yurts. Before setting up a camping trip, make sure to have the appropriate passes, if necessary, to your location (p. 18). In Olympic National Park, Kalaloch and Sol Duc campgrounds are the only ones that accept reservations in the summer; all others are first-come, first-served. Many state parks and the state Department of Natural Resources offer camping options, too. Camping on the Olympic Peninsula is an opportunity to connect with nature and neighbors. Remember to always leave it better than you found it.

ZING A LINE There’s nothing like hooking into a fighting salmon on the banks of a West End River or from the bow of a boat in the Pacific Ocean. Whatever you’re eying for dinner, there are plenty of options for the angler who visit the Olympic Peninsula. Try your hand on the Hoh River, on the West End of the Peninsula, or check out the Bogachiel or Calawah. For marine fishing, salmon, halibut, sturgeon, lingcod and rockfish are prizes to be won. With state fishing laws subject to change, be sure to check the local fishing guidelines for wherever you intend to fish, and always have an up-to-date Sport Fishing Regulation Pamphlet handy (p. 18). Visit wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington for more information.


BRING THE KIDS The Olympic Peninsula has much to offer younger explorers. From investigating small critters in our tide pools to running along hiking trails to local hangouts, we’re sure your toddlers and teenagers will find something fun out here.

Port Townsend

In the seaport of Port Townsend, kids and adults have the chance to visit the Marine Science Center in Fort Worden State Park, 532 Battery Way, where there are touch-tanks and other interactive exhibits for them to learn about the local marine life. Along Jackson Street, frolic through Chetzemoka Park, which overlooks Port Townsend Bay. Have a picnic and enjoy the sunshine. You might even catch the Port Townsend Summer Band performing in the gazebo, so grab a dance partner! For younger kids and teens, the Port Townsend Skate Park, on Monroe Street downtown, might be a spot to show off their skateboarding or scooter skills and make some new friends.

Sequim

The Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, welcomes families to learn about the Olympic Peninsula’s bird population, as well as our fish, rivers and people. Come explore the native plant garden and see some spectacular taxidermy specimens of area animals. The Olympic Game Farm, 1423 Ward

Road, is a favorite to visitors of the Olympic Peninsula. Pack up the car and drive through the facility to see and learn about exotic animals, including zebras, American bison, African lions, black bears and coyotes. Mornings and early afternoons are the best times to visit. Sequim is the Lavender Capital of North America, so why not bring the kids to one of the many lavender farms to learn more about this sweet-smelling plant? Or pick some berries at one of the local farms. Farms include Cameron Berry Farm (strawberries), Graysmarsh Farm (five varieties) and, for blueberries, Nelson’s Blueberries, Blueberry Haven and Dungeness Meadow Farm. Just be sure to call ahead for hours.

Port Angeles

The Olympic National Park Visitor Center, temporarily at 600 E. Park Ave., has great information about local hiking trails, park animals and plants and even has a gift shop for some souvenirs. Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St., is a great place for kids to learn about local sea animals. Thanks to its location on the City Pier and next to Hollywood Beach, kids can take their knowledge right to the field. Take the kids to Dream Playground on South Race Street for fun at the skate park and at the playground. Salt Creek Recreation Area, 3506 Camp Hayden Road, is a very popular location for camping families. Explore tide pools and the remnants of WWII-era Camp Hayden. Play equipment, a basketball court,

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horseshoe courts, a softball field and a volleyball court provide a base to expend that extra energy. Just outside of Port Angeles near Lake Crescent, take the family on an easy hike to Marymere Falls.

Forks/Coast

If your trip takes you to Forks, stop at Tillicum Park for a nice picnic and to blow off some steam at the skate park. Past Forks, take the family to the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center to learn more about how our local rainforest thrives and about our salmon runs. Don’t forget to hike the Hall of Mosses Trail! On the Northwest Coast, Ruby Beach is a popular spot to view gigantic sea stacks, explore tide pools and fly a kite. You can even build a fort with all the driftwood you’ll find!

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Neah Bay is on the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula. The Makah Cultural and Research Center serves as an archaeological research center, showcasing artifacts from the Makah tribe’s 3,800-year history. Visitors can experience a replica longhouse and learn about the Indian tribe’s early life at the historic Lake Ozette. For some breath-taking views, take an easy hike on the Cape Flattery Trail, where you’ll be led to a panoramic overlook featuring Tatoosh Island, sea lions and the wide open ocean.


RECREATION Olympic Discovery Trail & Adventure Route

The route of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) 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 eventually 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. 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 Olympic Adventure Route is a 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 Peninsula Trails Coalition is the all-volunteer nonprofit behind the Olympic Discovery Trail. For more information on the trail’s progression, visit olympicdiscoverytrail.com or peninsulatrailscoalition.org.

Forks/West End: •  Tilicum Park, off Highway 101, Forks •  Clallam Bay Spit, Frontier Street

Golfing

The Olympic Peninsula’s mild climate makes golfing a great year-round activity. You can work on your swing at the following courses: Port Townsend: •  Discovery Bay Golf Club, 7401 Cape George Road, 360-385-0704, discoverybay golfcourse.com •  Port Townsend Golf Club, 1948 Blaine St., 360-385-4547, porttownsendgolf.com Port Ludlow: •  Port Ludlow Gold Club, 751 Highland

Drive, 360-437-0272, portludlowresort.com/ golf Sequim: •  The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, 800-447-6826, 360-6836344, dungenessgolf.com •  Skyridge Golf Course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway, 360-683-3673, skyridgegolfcourse.com •  Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, 360-683-6800, sunlandgolf. com, open to public Saturdays and Sundays Port Angeles: •  Peninsula Golf Club, 824 Lindberg Road, 360-457-6501, golfinportangeles.com •  Salt Creek RV Park Golf Course, 53802 Highway 112, 360-928-2488, olypen.com/ scrv

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The Olympic Peninsula has endless city park options. Here are just a few to visit, but you can visit each city’s parks and recreation websites to find more: Port Townsend: •  North Beach Park, 5880 Kuhn St. •  Pope Marine Park, 1000 Madison St. •  Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, entrances off 12th Street, Landes Street and Kearney Street. Port Angeles: •  Lincoln Park, 1900 W. Lauridsen Blvd. •  Jessie Webster Park, 609 E. Third St. •  Crown Park, 1921 W. Fourth St. Sequim: •  Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave. •  Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St. •  Water Reuse Demonstration Park, 500 N. Blake Ave.

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TRIBES Jamestown S’Klallam

Members of Klallam communities formed the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe. The tribe’s complex is east of Sequim in Blyn, right off U.S. Highway 101. The tribe operates several businesses 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, on Woodcock Road, that is known for its crab-shaped sand trap. For information, visit jamestowntribe.org.

Lower Elwha Klallam

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-whitzen, which was unearthed in 2003 at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor. Many of the found artifacts, plus exhibits covering the tribe’s history, are on display at the Historic Carnegie Building, 207 S. Lincoln St., in Port Angeles. The tribe operates various enterprises in the Port Angeles area including the Elwha River Casino, at 631 Stratton Road. Visit elwha.org for more tribal details.

Quileute

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 1-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 20-22. For information, visit quileutenation.org.

Makah Nation

The Makah Nation is on the northwest-

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ern tip of the Peninsula. It is the home of the celebrated Makah Cultural and Research Center, which houses, among other things, the extensive Ozette collection. From the reservation you can also reach Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost 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. 24-26. For more information about the tribe, visit makah.com.

Hoh

The Hoh tribe is a small community in West Jefferson County, 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 on 1-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.

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For more information about the tribe, visit hohtribe-nsn.org.

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 in the rainsoaked lands on the southwestern portion of the Olympic Peninsula. The reservation is a land of forests, swift-flowing rivers, gleaming lakes and 23 miles of unspoiled Pacific coastline. The reservation is primarily in Grays Harbor County, with some parts in Jefferson County. For additional information, visit quinaultindiannation.com.


SPIRITS & FLAVORS Wine

Many of our wineries use grapes from Eastern Washington, although some grow their own cool-climate grapes or use berries and fruit from local farms. A handful of the wineries banded together to form the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association (olympicpeninsula wineries.org). The website provides a suggested tour map and directions. Starting in Port Angeles, Harbinger Winery is 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, at 334 Benson Road in Port Angeles, is surrounded by the forests of Olympic National Park. 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 at 143 W. Washington St. This awardwinning winery offers wine and food pairings to customers. It has a tasting room, functional during the day, and wine bar, which opens for the evening crowd. FairWinds Winery, 1984 W. Hastings Ave. in 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, 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 in 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. New to Port Townsend is Port Townsend Vineyards. They welcome guests to experience three locations created to take you on a sensory wine journey. Visit the vineyard on Portuguese Hill, the winery off West Sims Ways as you enter Port Townsend, and the downtown tasting room at 215 Taylor St.

Farmers Markets of the Peninsula Enjoy our local produce and vendors! PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market, Tyler Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays through December. Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Market, Haines Street Park, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, June through September. Chimacum Sunday Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays, June through October.

Cider

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

Beer

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. in 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, 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 at 294793 U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene. Offering house-made microbrew beer, pizza, burgers, local oysters and handmade pie at the familyowned 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

SEQUIM Sequim Saturday Farmers Market, Civic Center Plaza, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays through October. PORT ANGELES Port Angeles Saturday Farmers Market, The Gateway, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays, year-round. FORKS/WEST END Forks Saturday Open Aire Market, Umpqua Bank Parking Lot, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through September.

from Olympic Mountain water, including rye ales, IPAs, porters and more.

Taste the Peninsula

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. Blackberries, which grow wild pretty much everywhere, are probably the best in the state. The 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, the Strait of Juan de Fuca 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 crab receives its name from the community of Dungeness, approximately 5 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 portabella mushrooms are sold at local markets and stores.

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LICENSES & PASSES Before visiting certain areas of the Olympic Peninsula or partaking in any of our outdoor recreation opportunities, you might need a license or a pass.

Fishing and shellfishing

Looking to take home some seafood during your trip? The Olympic Peninsula has plenty to offer, but you’ll need a license or two. Pick up a copy of the Washington State Sportfishing Rules pamphlet while you’re here, as well as the Olympic National Park official sportfishing guide. The pamphlets detail boundaries and regulations, as well as licensing. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing regulations are at 360-9022500 and wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations. If oysters, clams, crabs or mussels are what you’re after, a license is required for shellfish harvesting and can be purchased at most tackle shops and other outdoors stores on the Peninsula. Everyone fishing for crab needs to carry and maintain a catch record card. Those looking to hook into the big one are required to have a license, also available at local stores. Anglers and harvesters can purchase annual, one-day, two-day or three-day licenses. Prices vary depending on age, residency status, handicapped status and military status. As an example, a nonresident looking to fish in saltwater and freshwater and also harvest shellfish for three days would pay $35.55 for their combo three-day license. Visit wdfw.wa.gov for more pricing information.

Hunting

Peninsula visitors can hunt everything from elk and deer to bear and cougar — even rabbit, grouse and migratory birds. Areas around Forks, Clallam Bay, Neah Bay and Sequim provide chances at large Roosevelt elk, while black-tailed deer can be found all over 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 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 also can be downloaded at wdfw.wa.gov. Note that hunting is prohibited inside Olympic National Park. Washington law requires first-time hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, to successfully complete a hunter education class before they can purchase a hunting license.

Olympic National Park

In order to access Olympic National Park this summer, you’ll need an Olympic National Park pass. Stop by the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, temporarily at 600 E. Park Ave. in Port Angeles (until Memorial Day, when it moves back to 3002 Mount Angeles Road) 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. Effective June 1, the Olympic National Park entrance fee will be $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. The pass will cost $15 for hikers, bicyclists or pedestrians. An annual pass costs $55 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 or online. A lifetime America the Beautiful pass is available for seniors (62 and older) for $80. This pass can be obtained only in person at the park or through the mail using an application form. An annual senior pass is $20. 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. A lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities is free. There is an additional cost of $10 for passes purchased online or by mail. For additional pass information, including other discounted and volunteer pass options, visit tinyurl.com/ONPpasses.

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Olympic National Forest

The Olympic Peninsula features more than 2.13 million 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. Olympic National Forest features 17 developed campgrounds on first-come, first-served basis; five boating sites; four nature trails; and one viewpoint. A recreation pass is needed for visiting Olympic National Forest. A National Forest Recreation Day Pass costs $5 per day and is honored at all Forest Service entrances or day-use fee sites in Washington and Oregon. An annual Northwest Forest Pass is available for $30; an Interagency Annual Pass is available for $80. Recreation passes do not cover fees for cabin rentals or climbing and wilderness permits. Passes also do not cover fees at developed campgrounds. Visit fs.usda.gov/olympic for more information about Olympic National Forest and permits and passes. Note: 2018 Fee-Free Days for Olympic National Forest include June 9, National Get Outdoors Day; and Sept. 22, National Public Lands Day.

Discover Pass

A Department of Natural Resources Discover Pass is your gateway to exploring Washington’s great outdoors. The annual pass is $35 and is transferable between two vehicles. A one-day pass is $11.50. Additional fees may apply. The Discover Pass provides motor vehicle access to recreation lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Use your Discover Pass to explore 160-plus recreation sites managed by DNR, more than 100 state parks, 700 water access points and hundreds of natural and wildlife areas. For more information about the Washington Department of Natural Resources, visit dnr.wa.gov. Note: Day-use-only state park free days include June 2, National Trails Day; June 9, National Get Outdoors Day; June 10, Fishing Day; Aug. 25, National Park Service 102nd birthday; and Sept. 22, National Public Lands Day.


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View breathtaking mountain vistas, colorful tide pools and some of the largest remnants of ancient forests in the nation in just one day. The park protects 922,651 acres encompassing three distinctly different ecosystems — rugged glacier-capped mountains, more than 70 miles of wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth trees and temperate rainforest. PHOTO: OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS

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Exploring ONP

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 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 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. Remember: You need a park pass to visit Olympic National Park (p. 18). For more information, visit nps.gov/olym.

Counterclockwise from top: A family walks near Hurricane Hill. The Hoh Rain Forest sign welcomes visitors to the park. Some outdoor enthusiasts kayak off the Shi Shi Beach coast. The view at Lake Angeles is worth the leg-burning hike.

Visitor centers

The Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Wilderness Information Center is in Port Angeles, temporarily at 600 E. Park Ave. Open year-round, check out the hands-on Discovery Room and see other exhibits about Olympic’s natural and cultural history. Call 360-565-3130 for the visitor center. The Wilderness Information Center can be reached at 360-565-3100 for information on backcountry permits and bear canisters. During the summer season, the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, about 17 miles south of Port Angeles, has varying hours. It is open Fridays through Sundays through May 24 and is open daily May 25-Oct. 14. Roadwork delays can be expected this summer (p. 24, 32). Call 360-565-3130 for more information. The Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, approximately 31 miles south of Forks off U.S. Highway 101, is open daily May 25 through Sept. 4. It will be closed Sept. 5 through midOctober during a road repair project. Check out the brand new, hands-on exhibits on our area’s complex ecosystem,

visit the bookstore and get more visitor information. Phone 360-374-6925. The Kalaloch Ranger Station, 156954 U.S. Highway 101 outside of Forks, has information about the coast, Forks and other areas on the West End. It is open Tuesdays through Saturdays through June 23; it opens daily June 24 through Sept. 30. Call 360-962-2283.

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ONP free days

The National Park Service invites the public to experience Olympic National Park without entrance fees on the following days: •  Saturday, Sept. 22: National Public Lands Day •  Sunday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping or special tours.


Park wildlife When you visit Olympic National Park, you’re sure to see some amazing animals as you explore different areas. One of the most unique and famous creatures is the Olympic marmot. You might catch glimpses of these charismatic animals in Olympic’s higher elevations, such as Hurricane Ridge. Black-tailed deer are a common sight in almost all areas of the park. Deer often roam in the mountainous and forested locations within the park and tend to be more active during the morning and evening. One of those most majestic animals in the park, Roosevelt elk move in herds and can be spotted in lower valleys and rainforests. Look for them during dusk and dawn as these huge animals nibble on grass. There are more than 300 species of birds found in the diverse habitats of the park. Bald eagles, northern pygmy owls, black oystercatchers and sooty grouse are fairly common, along with gray jays, aka camp robbers. If you’re up in the Olympics, use caution when viewing mountain goats. This non-native animal is fascinating to see at a safe distance. Black bears are seldom sighted in areas with high human presence. Most sightings occur along backcountry trails, which is why bear canisters are required for backcountry campers. Olympic National Park’s coastal region is a great area to occasionally spot whales. Prime whale-watching locations include Kalaloch, Rialto and Shi Shi beaches. Olympic’s rivers are home to all five species of Pacific salmon, as well as steelhead and bull trout. Although there are salmon migrations throughout the year, fall is the best time to view the salmon’s dramatic upstream journey. BALD EAGLE

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Wildlife safety Olympic National Park offers many opportunities to view animals in their natural habitats. But along with these chance sightings come risks and responsibilities for visitors. Here are a few tips from 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 precautions 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 being careful around the park’s larger animals, 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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Camping in ONP

What better way to spend a summer weekend than camping in Olympic National Park? Before you start up a campfire and dig into your s’mores, there are few things you need to know. All park campgrounds require a camping fee. Many are self-registration and change for overpayment cannot be made, so be sure to bring cash or your checkbook. If you’re looking for a group site, reservations are needed for the park’s two group campsites. At Kalaloch, 360-962-2271, there is a 10 person minimum and 30 maximum, with a seven day maximum stay. It’s $40 a night for up to 10 people, $2 per additional person. At Sol Duc, you can reserve online at recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. This campsite is for organized groups only, with a 24-person and eight-stock maximum and seven day maximum stay. The cost is $43 a night, though fees can vary by date. Birds, rodents, bears and other common wildlife will search for any available food or scented item. Protect your property and help maintain healthy wildlife by securing food, dirty dishes, garbage and other smelly items. Store all food and scented items in your car trunk or an animal-proof food storage locker when not in use. Do not leave food, dishes, garbage or other pungent items unattended at your campsite. Please keep a clean camp at all times. When it comes to firewood, in campgrounds where wood is not available for sale by concession services, visitors can collect dead and down wood (smaller than 6 inches in diameter) within 100 feet of campgrounds. Please see individual campground informational boards for more on firewood collecting. Also check your campground for burn bans before planning a trip. Summers on the Olympic Peninsula can be dry, and burn bans come and go quickly. Also note: Showers are not available in Olympic National Park campgrounds. For a list of campgrounds and their statuses, visit nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/ campgroundstatus.htm. If you’re planning on doing some backcountry camping, you’ll need to obtain a permit from the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles. Wilderness camping permits are $8 per person per night. Those 15 years old and younger are free but are still counted in the group size. Olympic Annual Wilderness Passes are $45 per person. There’s much more information on backcountry camping at nps.gov/olym/ planyourvisit/wilderness-trip-planner.htm. If you’re planning on bringing your dog

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to the park, we ask you to please follow the rules of BARK: •  Bag your pet’s poop. •  Always use a leash. •  Respect wildlife. •  Know where you can go. Pets are allowed on the following trails: •  Peabody Creek Trail •  Rialto Beach, parking lot to Ellen Creek •  The beaches between the Hoh and Quinault reservations •  Madison Falls Trail •  Spruce Railroad Trail •  July Creek Loop Trail Pets are not permitted on any trails not listed above, in public buildings, on interpretive walks or in the wilderness. Pets are welcome in campgrounds and picnic areas as well as paved or dirt roads. Leashed pets are allowed on trails in Olympic National Forest (p. 57).

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

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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!

More safety tips

As with any outdoor activity, there are inherent risks when trekking in the outdoors. Safety is your responsibility. Check trail conditions at nps.gov/olym/ planyourvisit/wilderness-trail-conditions.htm. Here are a few tips to remember when planning your wilderness trip: 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.


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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. When planning to visit Hurricane Ridge, take note of the weather and understand that the forecast can change dramatically in a short period of time. 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. On a clear day, the 360-degree view offers glimpses north across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, B.C., or the southern view of the glacier-clad Mount Olympus. This trail has an elevation change of 700 feet. The first quarter-mile of the 1.6-mile (one-way) trail is wheelchair-accessible with assistance. Another easy hike is Cirque Rim, a 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 more popular — and intense — trails at the ridge. The first 2.8 miles of this trail is on a ridge to a junction with the Klahhane Switchback Trail. An additional mile climbs 800 feet on the

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Switchback Trail to Klahhane Ridge. Once you’re ridge-running, look for Olympic marmots, mountain goats and gray jays flitting in the clouds. This summer, please be mindful of the roadwork on your way up to the Ridge. Drivers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions during weekday

work hours. This work is part of a five-month project to rehabilitate Hurricane Ridge Road from Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles to Heart o’ the Hills entrance station. For Hurricane Ridge road and weather updates, phone the Olympic National Park hotline at 360-565-3131.

OLYMPIC MARMOT FACTS The most unique mammal to the Olympic Peninsula is the Olympic marmot, Marmota olympus, as they are found nowhere else in the world. These chirpy, playful creatures are incredibly social and can weigh 15 pounds or more before they enter hibernation in September or early October. They are often brown in color but can be yellow or tan when they emerge from hibernation in the spring and almost black in the fall. Marmots have a sharp, piercing whistle that warns others of intruders or potential predators and notifies hikers that they are in marmot territory. Marmots occupy mountain meadows above 4,000 feet. About 90 percent of Olympic marmot habitat is protected within Olympic National Park. Olympic marmots prefer fresh, tender, flowering plants such as lupine and glacier lilies (p. 25). In May and June, they will eat roots and might even gnaw on trees. Look for these furry rodents up at Hurricane Hill this summer! 24 OLYMPIC PENINSULA VISITORS GUIDE • SUMMER 2018


Stop and smell the 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, skunk cabbage, Canadian dogwood and queen’s 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 rainforest, 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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Rushing rivers There’s nothing more powerful than the roar of a river as it turbulently rushes by. Linking ocean and land, rivers and streams provide a highway for fish and other wildlife to move both up and downstream. Multiple rivers radiate from the park’s highest peak, Mount Olympus. For those seeking adventure or those seeking to silence the cacophony of the city, Olympic National Park has myriad rivers that will bring you back to nature. The Elwha River is a popular waterway on the Olympic Peninsula thanks in part to the recent removal of two dams. The Elwha River Restoration is a National Park Service project that began in mid-September 2011. The project, the largest dam-removal project in history, entailed tearing down the 108-foot Elwha Dam and the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam and 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 allowed salmon to migrate upstream to spawn in the nutrient-rich habitat. The mighty Elwha River can be seen from several vantage points in Port Angeles, including: •  Elwha River Bridge: Cross the Elwha River bridge to get a gorgeous view of the rushing river. Drive down Crown Z Water Road to a parking area to get up close and personal with the river. Here, you can connect to the Olympic Discovery Trail, too. Elwha River Road/Crown Z Water Road. •  Elwha River Viewpoint: Observe the changing landscape where the Elwha River flows through the site of the former Lake Aldwell reservoir. West U.S. Highway 101. •  Elwha Valley: The Elwha Valley area is closed to vehicle traffic beyond the Madison Falls parking lot at the park boundary due to extensive flood damage/road washout. Use caution when exploring on foot. Olympic Hot Springs Road. •  Place Road access point: Off state Highway 112, follow Place Road to the end, where you’ll be able to walk out and see where the mouth of the Elwha is changing. As this access point is located in a residential neighborhood, please respect private property. Place Road. 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 River in late summer and spawn in late fall, while cutthroat trout and steelhead run in the fall and winter and spawn into the

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spring. The Sol Duc is one of the few places where salmon run in every season. 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. 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. Father west on Highway 101, the Sol Duc has several other access points for fishing. Another popular fishing river is the Hoh, south of Forks. The Hoh is fed by glaciers on Mount

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Olympus, such as the Blue Glacier. The glaciers grind rock into a fine glacial flour which turns the Hoh River a milky, slate-blue color. With several access points, visiting the Hoh can lead you to a few different microclimates, including the wet rainforest or the blustery coast, where the mouth of the Hoh empties into the Pacific Ocean. Other rivers on the Olympic Peninsula include Quinault, Quillayute, Duckabush, Dosewallips, Queets, Bogachiel, South Fork Hoh and Lyre. Many smaller or harder-to-reach rivers flow throughout the park. Check out a park map or stumble across a few as you explore.


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 helps 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.

Glaciers

Glacial ice is one of the foremost scenic and scientific values of Olympic National Park. Because they grow or shrink in response to snowfall and snowmelt, glaciers are sensitive indicators of changes in regional and global climate. There are currently 266 glaciers crowning the Olympic peaks. The most prominent glaciers are on the 7,980-foot Mount Olympus, covering about 10-square-miles. The Blue Glacier, a 2.6-mile long glacier and also the park’s largest, contributes a significant amount of water to the Hoh River via Glacier Creek. Beyond the Olympic complex are the glaciers of Mount Carrie, the Bailey Range, Mount Christie and Mount Anderson. Over thousands of years gravel embedded in glacial ice has carved away at Olympic rock as the glaciers flow downhill, leaving behind smoothed rocks, sharp ridges and lake-filled basins. 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.

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Forests

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There are four basic types of forests on the North Olympic Peninsula: temperate rainforest, lowland, montane and subalpine. Temperate rainforests are found at low elevations along the Pacific Ocean coast and in the western-facing valleys of the Peninsula, where lots of rain, moderate temperatures and summer fogs exist. The lowland forest grows farther inland from the coast and above the rainforest 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

Land meets sea

More than 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline form a vital component of Olympic National Park. This coastline looks much as it did when Native Americans built their first villages thousands of years before Europeans arrived. The coast is where the land meets the sea, vibrating with life and energy — arches and sea stacks; the roar of crashing waves; the calls of gulls, bald eagles, cormorants and black oystercatchers; dramatic sunsets and the vastness of the ocean. At low tide, you can walk toward the surf, stopping at various tide pools along the way. If you squat down and spend some time just looking in a tide pool, you will be amazed at what you see; what first look like rocks are, in fact, small sea animals. Rialto Beach (p. 144) is an incredibly popular spot to view whales, watch surfers and enjoy the fresh, salty air.

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When planning your visit, there are myriad options to camp within Olympic National Park. But what if you want a more luxe place to rest your head? Luckily, the park has several lodges that can accommodate singles, couples, families and large groups. Visitors can choose from rooms in historic hotels dating back to the early 1900s, modern motel-type accommodations or rustic cabins. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Rooms book up fast, especially in July and August. Visit olympicnationalparks.com/lodging for more information on the following lodges and resorts, or check out nps.gov/ olym/planyourvisit/lodging.htm. 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 18 through Sept. 30. Call 866-574-2719 for information. Built in 1915, 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 and cottages, too. This year’s operating season is April 27 through Jan. 1, 2019. Call 866-574-2719 for more information. Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, also just a stone’s throw away from Lake Crescent, touts cabins for the whole family, plus access to the popular Sol Duc Falls. Many people come for the three mineral hot spring soaking pools and one freshwater pool offered at the resort. Take some time away from the hustle and bustle of city life here. Call 866-574-2719 for hours. The Lake Quinault Lodge (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 for reservations. The Kalaloch Lodge, also open year-round, is south of Forks and boasts stunning views of the Pacific. With a campground right next door, the site offers different overnight options in one place. The history of the property dates back to the 1920s, when Charles W. Becker Sr. purchased a 40-acre plot of land where he built the original lodge and cabins. Phone 866-662-9928 or visit thekalalochlodge.com.

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Caution: Road work ahead

We hate to say it, but there’s a bit of road construction going on this summer in and around Olympic National Park, and it could delay some of your plans. But don’t fret! Most delays are less than 30 minutes. And while you’re waiting, you’ll get to take in some views you normally would drive right by. On Hurricane Ridge Road, crews are working on a five-month project to rehabilitate the road from Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles to the Heart o’ the Hills entrance station. Drivers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions during weekday work hours. The federal project will include pavement rehabilitation, culvert installation, guardrail installation, paving and utility work on 5 miles of Hurricane Ridge Road. For Hurricane Ridge Road and weather updates, phone the Olympic National Park hotline at 360-565-3131. Work continues on U.S. Highway 101 around Lake Crescent. This is the second of three seasons of work to rehabilitate 12

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miles of the highway around the lake. When planning to drive around Lake Crescent, here are three important reminders: • Expect up to half-hour delays Monday-Friday during work hours and slower travel through the construction zone. Expect short delays for temporary traffic signals after work hours and on weekends. • Work hours will vary according to season and day length. Through Sept. 21, road work is restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset. • Work will occur on weekdays only and will not be scheduled on holidays or weekends. The work for 2018 includes erosion control, subexcavation, milling and paving beginning on the eastern end of Lake Crescent and working west. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/PDN-101delays and follow @OlympicNP on Twitter for additional notifications. Our newspapers also will have up-to-date articles on ONP road construction work at peninsuladailynews.com, sequimgazette.com and forksforum.com.

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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. 8-9, 2018 Scott Thornhill 360-912-2987 Kathy Schreiner 360-681-3811 www.sequimrocks.org 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 Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 Senior Center, 7th & Peabody Every Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. phone 360-460-6707 Assisting all American Veterans and Veteras’ widows and children from all eras apply for promised benefits through Veterans Administration. D.A.V. Certified Service Officers John Joseph, Mark Anderson , and Glen Cutler 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. Naomi - 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 Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Dr. Noon on Thursdays President Michelle McFall 360-968-1029 League of Women Voters of Clallam County Community-based nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging informed and active political participation through education and advocacy. Membership is open to anyone 16 or older. www.lwvcla.org, info@lwvcla.org Naval Elks Lodge BPOE #353 131 East First Street, Port Angeles Meetings 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m. Exalted Ruler Dennis Osborne 360-457-3355 navallodge@gmail.com Olympic Newcomers’ Club Many social activities including luncheons, wine tasting, cards, bowling, movies, dining around. Meet and develop friendships. Sue Cimino 360-775-6598 olympicnewcomers.org Olympic Peninsula Equine Network “We provide rescue, rehabilitation & dignity to abandoned, abused or neglected horses” Sequim Library, check website for date and time Valerie Jackson, president 360.207.1688 www.olypenequinenet.org Olympic Peninsula YMCA YMCA of Port Angeles 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles 360.452.9244

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YMCA of Sequim 610 N. 5th Avenue, Sequim 360.452.9244 Open 7 days a week www.olympicpeninsulaymca.org Port Angeles Business Association Joshua’s Restaurant 113 DelGuzzi Dr., Port Angeles Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. Matthew Rainwater, President 360-775-4222 www.paba.org

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 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 Day in May - Carrie Blake Park Sherry Anderson, Secretary 360-681-4768 psanopc.org Rotary Club - Nor’wester Seasons Café - Olympic Medical Center Friday @ 7 a.m. Vivian Hansen, President, 360-460-8191 www.rotarynorwester.org Sequim City Band Olympic Peninsula’s Premier Community Band Wednesdays 7–9 p.m. Swisher Hall, 350 N. Blake Ave. 360.207.4722 www.sequimcityband.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 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 info@shipleycenter.org www.shipleycenter.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 Soroptimist Int’l of Sequim PO Box 126, Sequim, WA Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month – 7:30 a.m. Sunland Golf and Country Club Strait Air Volksgrüppe VW Car Club 1st Sunday of each month at noon. We alternate between Port Angeles and Sequim locations Check website for next meeting and location www.straitairvolksgruppe.com email: strairairvolksgruppe@earthlink Strait Turners - Woodturners Group Monthly meeting (except Dec.) on the last Tuesday of each month from 12:30–3:30 p.m. Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Rd. Sequim All levels of turners are welcome. Visit www.straitturners.org for more information Grand Olympics Chorus of Sweet Adelines, International Mondays, 6:30–9:00 p.m. 990 E. Washington St., Ste. E103, Sequim Connie Alward 360-460-8318 grandolympicschorus.org, grandolympicschorus@gmail.com Wapiti Bowmen Archery Club Meeting - 374 Arnette Rd. Port Angeles First Wednesday every month 7 p.m. Scott Gordon 360-460-5636 www.wapitibowmen.org

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Discovering the Emerald Towns of Quilcene and Brinnon is like finding a rare gem. These quiet whistle-stops along the North Hood Canal are known for delicious oysters and clams, plus seasonal crab, shrimping and fishing opportunities. With access to Olympic National Forest, hiking and camping possibilities welcome the intrepid traveler. PHOTO: HERB BECK MARINA, QUILCENE

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Quilcene & Brinnon The small towns of Quilcene and Brinnon are nestled among the trees near Olympic National Forest (p. 57). These “Emerald Towns” offer wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities and other fun things to do. You will find good camping, boating, scuba diving, fishing, bird-watching, fairs and festivals, shopping, food and lodging. Their visitor centers are a good place to start if you’re planning a visit. In Quilcene, the North Hood Canal Visitors Center is at 295142 U.S. Highway 101, 360-765-4999. In Brinnon, the Brinnon Visitors Center is at 306144 U.S. Highway 101, 360-796-4350. 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. Accommodations, from well-appointed cabins to lodges to B&Bs, also are available. For those looking to get some fishing in, the Big Quilcene River, Duckabush River, Tarboo Lake, Leland Lake, Pleasant Harbor and Indian George Beach are great places to cast a line. 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 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 one of the several bands of majestic elk that roam throughout Brinnon’s Dosewallips and Duckabush valleys. The Emerald Towns are well known for their oysters and clams. There’s an abundance of clams and treasured Quilcene and Dabob Bay oysters for you to enjoy, and you can gather your own shellfish in season here! If you want to collect your own oysters on the shore, it is advised that you bring proper shucking tools, sturdy gloves for safety and scrub brushes. Be careful where you collect them; most tidelands in Hood Canal are private. Most beaches will have rules and identification guides clearly posted along with emergency rule changes. Oysters are usually open to harvesting from mid-July to mid-September. Please familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations before harvesting (p. 18). Otherwise, check any of the local eateries, and you will surely find delicious fresh oysters on the menu. Visit emeraldtowns.com for more.

Counterclockwise from top: The Big Quilcene River is a great fishing spot for coho. Dosewallips State Park’s glacial river slopes down to a shell-strewn delta on Hood Canal. Leland Lake is a relaxing spot. Oyster harvesting is best through mid-July.

Port Ludlow

For water lovers, rent kayaks from Port Ludlow Marina on calm days or try power Port Ludlow is a residential and recreboating, fishing or windsurfing. ational community built around the shores Explore the gravelly shores at low tide at of Ludlow Bay. Shine Tidelands, a state park property next The natural environment and developed to the Hood Canal Bridge. facilities offer hikes on wooded trails and Stop and eat at one of the quaint restaurants available. Check out the local paths, clam digs along the beach, drives through scenic countryside, oyster harvests, theater group, The Ludlow Village Players, too (ludlowvillageplayers.org)! bicycling and jogging.

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Port Hadlock & the Tri-Area

Calendar of Events

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. 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, accommodations and cultural activities, to a wide range of outdoor options such as crabbing, fishing, kayaking and sailing. This commercial hub also is the gateway to Marrowstone and Indian islands. Located southeast of Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island is a narrow piece of land that houses the small community of Nordland along with Fort Flagler State Park (p. 38). Despite its small stature, the island’s community has plenty to offer visitors. Marrowstone takes its name from Marrowstone Point, the northernmost point on the island. It was given this name in 1792 by British explorer George Vancouver. 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. Chimacum is known for its dairy farms

MUSIC Concerts in the Woods, Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle, by donation. All concerts at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted: • May 27: Mel Parsons (indie, country) • June 2: The Ted Brancato Trio (jazz) • June 9: March to May (folk-pop) • July 1: Square Dance on the Grass (community square dance) 2 p.m. • July 7: Caribe Steel Band (calypso) • July 15: Cello Mania (classical) 3 p.m. • July 21: Andre Feriante (flamenco) • Aug. 4: Missy Andersen (soul, blues) • Aug. 18: Sister Speak (indie, rock) • Sept. 1: Mark Pearson (campfire) • Sept. 15: Curtis and Loretta (Celtic) • Oct. 6: Sky in the Road (folk) • Oct. 21: Almost Blue (jazz) 3 p.m.

Park, Chimacum, by donation. Sept. 15-16: WSU Farm Tour, Chimacum Corner Farmstand (tour central), hours TBA, $10 donation. RECREATIONAL RACES Sept. 16: Annual Oyster Races half marathon, 10k and 5k run/walk, Worthington Park’s Linger Longer Stage in Quilcene, $25-$65 for participants.

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FAIRS Sept. 8: Quilcene Fair and Parade, Quilcene School Grounds, free.

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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 (coyle concerts.com), 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, such as gas stations or markets, out on the Peninsula.

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rustic settings. Guests might share space with the local Some of the Olympic Peninsula’s most elk herds that wander through camp. (Stay treasured lands can be found in our state back 100 feet, and never offer food.) Bald parks. State parks connect locals and eagles have been seen on the beach, and tourists alike to diverse natural and cultural great blue herons flock to the river. heritages and provide memorable recreTriton Cove State Park ational and educational experiences. Triton Cove State Park is a day-use park Fort Worden State Park on Hood Canal. Fort Worden State Park (p. 46) has more Known for splendid daybreaks on clear than 2 miles of saltwater shoreline and a mornings, this tiny day-use park is quieter wide variety of services and facilities. than its northern neighbor, Dosewallips. This rich cultural treasure will delight Triton Cove’s ADA-accessible boat launch military and maritime history buffs, as well also makes this a prime spot for in-season as writers, musicians, visitors to nearby fishing and crabbing — and you can fish all Port Townsend and anyone who’s up for a day long! great place to stay. Sequim Bay State Park Fort Flagler State Park Sequim Bay State Park is a marine Fort Flagler Historical State Park (p. 46) camping park in the Sequim “rain shadow” is a marine camping park surrounded on on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. three sides by saltwater shoreline. Set in one of the driest micro-climates Fort Flagler activities include hiking, west of the Cascade Mountains, Sequim Bay boating, kite-flying, beach exploration, hosts a stretch of the Olympic Discovery saltwater fishing, clam digging and Trail (ODT) (p. 15). The trail crosses a high crabbing. Experienced paragliders can bring bridge, completed in 2016 to allow salmon their wings and ride thermals up to passage in the stream below. amazing aerial views. Sadly, beginning in mid-summer, the boat Fort Townsend State Park launch and parking area at the park will be Fort Townsend (p. 46) is a marine closed for at least 18 weeks while contractors camping park on Port Townsend Bay. The replace the park’s bulkhead and boat launch forested park has a rich history in the floats and make other necessary improvearmed forces, dating from pioneer days. ments. Work is expected to begin around July Explore a historic torpedo tower that 16 and continue through mid-November. held state-of-the-art technology during Bogachiel State Park World War II (and is now part of the group Bogachiel State Park is a forested campground). Check the park’s calendar to camping park on the banks of the Bogachiel learn about events taking place on the lawn. River. The park provides a base for western Anderson Lake State Park Olympic Peninsula tourism. Anderson State Park Lake is a day-use Set up camp and head to the Hoh Rain park with 8,250 feet of freshwater shoreline Forest in Olympic National Park, the on the 70-acre lake, which is alive with Northwest Coast (p. 153) or go beyond to birds and wildlife. Kalaloch (p. 31). Anderson Lake is one of the few parks in Take a stroll along the Hoh River, give elk the area to offer equestrian and bike trails. herds the right of way and hope for a Non-motorized boating is allowed. glimpse of the snowy Olympic Mountains. The lake might be closed to all water Come back and enjoy an evening on the activity due to recurring toxic algae issues. Bogachiel River with a warm campfire, clear Check with Jefferson County Public Health skies and good company. on its lake status page for lake conditions and status reports. Shine Tidelands State Park This little day-use park on Bywater Bay, If you’re planning on visiting one of the next to the Hood Canal Bridge, offers state parks on the Olympic Peninsula, there fishing and crabbing, and its shoreline is are a few things to keep in mind. popular with kayakers and beach walkers. A You’ll probably need a Discover Pass small wetland on the property offers (p. 18) to visit a state park. Double check excellent birding. Low tide brings out the access requirements for each park oysters and clams, which makes the park before making plans. popular with shellfish harvesters. Campground check-in begins at 2:30 p.m., Dosewallips State Park and check-out is 1 p.m. Dosewallips State Park is a year-round From April 1 through Sept. 30, the camping park with 5 miles of shoreline on maximum length of stay in any one park is Hood Canal and the Dosewallips River. 10 days. From Oct. 1 through March 31, The park features riverside campsites, the maximum stay is 20 days. cabins and five-person platform tents. All For more information and help planning camp areas are grassy and located in scenic, your camping trip, visit parks.state.wa.us.

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CANADA GEESE AT DOSEWALLIPS STATE PARK

Washington State Parks offers several free days, when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. 2018 state park free days are planned for: •  Saturday, June 2: National Trails Day •  Saturday, June 9: National Get Outdoors Day •  Sunday, June 10: Fishing Day •  Saturday, Aug. 25: National Park Service 102nd Birthday •  Saturday, Sept. 22: National Public Lands Day •  Sunday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day •  Friday, Nov. 23: Autumn day Free days apply only to day use, not overnight stays or rented facilities.

Department of Natural Resources

Prior to statehood, a cash-poor, land-rich federal government provided Washington with more than 3 million acres to build schools and other vital public institutions. 2-square-miles of every 36-square-mile “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 Washingtonians. 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. Regional DNR-managed campgrounds include Bear Creek, Cottonwood, Hoh Oxbow, Minnie Peterson and South Fork Hoh, all on the West End off U.S. Highway 101, and Lyre River, located off Highway 112 in the Joyce area. Campsites vary, but all offer visitors scenic views and a chance to stretch their legs along a variety of trails. For more information, visit dnr.wa.gov.


port townsend

Established in 1851, Port Townsend’s character comes from its boom in the 1880s and 1890s as a major seaport and fishing and lumber area. Victorian architecture built by captains and merchants peppers the city. This cultural hub won fourth Best Northwestern Small Town distinction by USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest in 2017. PHOTO: WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

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Let’s explore “PT” Upon entering “The City of Dreams,” you might have some trouble 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. This summer, the city is working on its Water Street Enhancement Project, which will replace 80-year-old sewer lines running the main downtown route of Water Street, while putting in infrastructure that will see overhead utilities such as power lines moved underground by 2020. It will revamp Water Street sidewalks to bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, resize parking spaces in downtown to make them more uniform and transform the small parking lot at the end of Tyler Street into a pedestrian area with beach access. Please be patient as you look for parking, and mind the construction workers. Once you’re settled, enjoy the waterfront views and the sounds of the sea gulls as you take in the historical architecture. Be sure to visit Pope Marine Park, a scenic waterfront area with wooden piers hosting numerous companies, and Jackson Tidal Park, for gorgeous views of the bay. 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. Since Port Townsend is out on a little peninsula of its own, visitors may want to stay a night or two or seven at local accommodations. Whether you’re into camping or RV-ing, long-term or short-term vacation rentals, bed-and-breakfasts or motels and hotels, families and friends have myriad choices of places to stay. Port Townsend’s heyday as a late-Victorian seaport brought wealth and style to the community as upwardly mobile captains and merchants built fine homes for themselves. A leisurely drive around the “uptown” area overlooking Admiralty Inlet reveals about 30 homes built between 1860 and 1900, restored to their late 19th-century glory in a variety of styles, including classic Victorian and Victorian Gothic, Italianate, Italianate Villa and Italianate Renaissance, Queen Anne and Georgian. Most are private residences and not open to the public. 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

Counterclockwise from top: Port Townsend is known for its maritime culture. The county courthouse is a National Historic Landmark. Don’t let construction ruin your downtown shopping plans. Concerts on the Dock draw crowds in the summer.

Jefferson County Historical Society (p. 44). 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 $6 for adults, $1 for children and $5 for seniors. The house museum is at the corner of Franklin 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

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construction and elaborate ornamentation. One of the most magnificent Port Townsend structures overseeing the entire city is the classical Victorian Jefferson County Courthouse, built in 1892. 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.


Calendar of Events MUSIC May 26: Salish Sea Early Music Festival: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, by donation. May 26: 17th Fort Worden Children’s Choir Festival, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., McCurdy Pavilion, $15 adults, $12 students/seniors. May 27: 10th annual Ugandan Orphan Benefit Concert, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, Grace Lutheran Church, by donation. May 28: Port Townsend Summer Band’s Memorial Day Concert & Ceremonies, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Legion Post No. 26. June 10: Salish Sea Early Music Festival: Frederick The Great, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, by donation. Main Street’s Concerts on the Dock, Pope Marine Plaza, free. All concerts are 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: •  July 12: Locust Street Taxi (rock) •  July 19: Uncle Funk and the Dope Six (dance) •  July 26: Three For Silver (indie folk, jazz, old-time) •  Aug. 2: Global Heat (soul, R&B) •  Aug. 9: Toolshed Trio Grande (rock, soul) •  Aug. 16: 4-3-2 Retro (prog rock) •  Aug. 23: Daring Greatly (rock, soul) •  Aug. 30: Kevin Mason and the PT All Stars (rock, soul, dance) Port Townsend Summer Band, Chetzemoka Park, free: •  May 28, 11 a.m. •  June 24, 3 p.m. •  July 4, 7:30 p.m. •  July 29, 3 p.m. •  Aug. 18, 11 a.m. •  Aug. 26, 3 p.m. May-September: Centrum festivals and events, Fort Worden State Park. Visit centrum.org for complete summer 2018 lineup. COMMUNITY EVENTS & FESTIVALS May 26: Artisan Food Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Port Townsend Community Center, free. June 3: Annual Port Townsend Chili Cook-Off and Horseshoe Contest, Jefferson County Fairgrounds (Erickson Building), bring your own lunch/ beverages. June 7: Main Street Taste of Port Townsend, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Northwest Maritime Center, $50 food and alcohol tastes, $35 food-only tastes, 21 and

BRASS SCREW CONFEDERACY STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL older event. June 8-10: Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Festival, Cotton Building, $25-$150. June 16: Secret Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., local gardens, price TBD. July 8: Solar Home Tour, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Power Trip Energy, free. Aug. 10: Annual Port Townsend Rock Club Gemboree, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jefferson County Fairgrounds, free with entry into Jefferson County Fair. Aug. 18: Uptown Street Fair & Parade, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., uptown, free. Sept. 7-9: Wooden Boat Festival, various times, Northwest Maritime Center, free. Sept. 21-23: Annual Port Townsend Film Festival, Rose Theatre, $40 to $1,500. Oct. 4: Main Street Girls’ Night Out, Cotton Building, by donation. CAR SHOWS June 16: Annual Rakers Car Show, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Field, $5 adults, 12 and younger free. Aug. 25: Port Townsend Kiwanis Classic Car Show, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Field, $5. ART & THEATER Monthly Saturday Port Townsend Art Walks, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., various locations, free.

June 8-June 30: “Daddy Long Legs,” Key City Public Theatre, $29. Aug. 3-26: “Hamlet: Shakespeare in the Park,” Chetzemoka Park (presented by Key City Public Theatre), $29. Aug. 18-19: Art Port Townsend Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., various locations, free. Sept. 14-15: Cabin Fever Quilt Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, $5 donation, kids 12 and younger free. RECREATIONAL RACES June 1-3: Annual Classic Mariner’s Regatta, Northwest Maritime Center, $60 entry fee for participants. June 11: SEVENTY48 Adventure Race, Tacoma to Port Townsend. June 15: Race to Alaska, Port Townsend to Ketchikan. June 23: Rat Island Regatta, 8 a.m., Port Townsend Marine Science Center, $10-$20 per participant. Oct. 6-7: The Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race, downtown, entry fees TBA. FAIRS Aug. 10-12: Jefferson County Fair, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jefferson County Fairgrounds, free-$8. June 22-23: Into the Mystic Psychic, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, price TBD.

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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, at 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, gift store, 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

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Point Hudson jetty. There also is the H.W. McCurdy Library, open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is 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 42nd annual Wooden Boat Festival, slated for Sept. 7-9. For more information, phone the foundation at 360-385-3628 or visit nwmaritime.org.

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Aero Museum

for the society’s archival collections. Staff and volunteers are on hand to assist If antique airplane aficionados are researchers. anything like their car-worshipping The Commanding Officer’s Quarters in counterparts, they’ll hit every museum Fort Worden State Park overlooks Admiwithin a hundred miles. ralty Inlet. Late Victorian and Edwardian One not to miss on the Olympic Peninfurnishings provide a unique glimpse into sula is the Port Townsend Aero Museum at the life of a senior U. S. Army officer and his Jefferson County International Airport, family in the first decade of the 20th 4 miles south of the junction of state century. highways 19 and 20. Admission to individual sites is $6 for The museum was originally based out of adults, $5 for seniors and $1 for children a scattering of hangars at the west end of 3-12. the airport. Fundraising for a new building Seasonally, a passport is available for the was a major undertaking, with proceeds Jefferson Museum of Art & History, coming from contract work, rummage sales, Commanding Officer’s Quarters museum, online auctions and individual donations. and Rothschild House museum for a About 30 antique airplanes have been reduced rate of $8 for two sites or $12 for donated to the nonprofit and, after three sites. meticulous restoration, are displayed on For more information on visiting these three levels. historical sites, including hours, phone At any given time, a half-dozen are being 360-385-1003 or visit jchsmuseum.org. 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 second-story 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 ptaeromuseum.com.

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The Jefferson County Historical Society operates and maintains five sites along with an extensive online database. The Jefferson Museum of Art & History, 540 Water St., is in the magnificently restored 1892 Port Townsend City Hall building. Housed in the former municipal courtroom, fire hall and jail spaces, the museum’s exhibits illustrate the lively history of communities born in waterfront forests more than 150 years ago. The D.C.H. Rothschild House Museum takes you back to the 1800s. The house is virtually unchanged from so long ago. The Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center in Port Ludlow touts a museum featuring exhibits of the early days on the Olympic Peninsula. Photographs of scenes and artifacts from the early logging, fishing and farming areas in rural Jefferson County can be viewed at the visitor center. The Research Center serves as both the primary research facility and the repository


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 kellymuseum.org or phone 360-3799030 for more information.

Marine Science Center full of fun

PORT TOWNSEND 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-thedock 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, visit ptmsc.org. KELLY ART DECO LIGHT MUSEUM

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TRIO OF FORTS To uncover the best places to romp with your dog on the beach, hike to your heart’s content, be lulled by waves slapping on the shore and fling open your tent flap to the sun sparkling over the mountains, just ask some Olympic Peninsula residents for their favorite fort. Fort Flagler State Park, Fort Townsend State Park and Fort Worden State Park all are within a short drive from the Hood Canal Bridge and Port Townsend on the eastern side of the Olympic Peninsula.

Fort Worden State Park

The most popular of the three forts on the Peninsula, Fort Worden is the base camp for myriad activities and events in Port Townsend. Featuring more than 2 miles of saltwater shoreline, Fort Worden is a great place to bring the kids to explore and learn. Come kayak, swim, water ski, crab or dive in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Hidden gun emplacements, expansive parade lawns and restored Victorian-era officers homes place history front and center at the park. While today’s park hosts workshops, festivals and family reunions, the Fort Worden of 100 years ago was home to nearly 1,000 troops and officers training to defend the Puget Sound from potential invaders. At the Friends of Fort Worden Gift Shop, grab a self-guided walking tour map. Stop into the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum, Commanding Officer’s House and Marine Science Center. Enjoy a meal in the Guard House Pub, and peruse the photogenic 1914 Point Wilson Lighthouse (p. 66). Nurture your creative side by attending a world-class conference or retreat at the fort. Stay in a barracks-turned-dormitory, a commanding officer’s home or a castle. Explore defunct coastal defense batteries, and imagine the compound teeming with enlisted men, officers and staff during World War I and II. With more than 11 miles of hiking trails — 2.6 miles being ADA friendly and 8.3 miles being bike friendly — there’s plenty to explore during your visit. Campers can enjoy this scenic and historic fort at two campgrounds with 80 campsites that can be reserved up to one year in advance. Both campgrounds have restrooms with showers. A Discover Pass is required to visit at a Fort Worden campsite, in the beach area

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Beachfront tent and RV sites boast some of the best views in the region. Hike or bike along miles of trails, including an interpretive trail. Visitors can explore the military museum, featuring displays about area history. The museum includes a gift shop. The park has 59 standard campsites, 55 full hook-up spaces, two primitive sites, one Cascadia Marine Trail site, one dump Step back in time when you visit Fort station and two restrooms. Flagler State Park on the northern tip of Forty-seven standard tent sites and two Marrowstone Island. Take a tour of a primitive sites are in the upper camping area. coastal defense fort established more than a For more information, visit parks.state. century ago to guard the entrance to Puget wa.us/508/Fort-Flagler. Sound. Built in the 1890s, the park now offers guided tours of the gun emplacements and the 1905 military hospital during the summer. Or find the batteries on your own, and wander through them at your leisure. Find hidden history at Fort Townsend Fort Flagler activities include hiking, State Park. boating, kite-flying, beach exploration, The forested park has a rich history in the saltwater fishing, clam digging and crabbing. armed forces, dating from pioneer days.

and at the main trailheads for day-use parking. For more information, visit parks.state. wa.us/511/Fort-Worden.

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Built in 1856, Fort Townsend operated as a U.S. Army site on and off until a fire destroyed its barracks in 1895. The property was used as an enemymunitions defusing station during World War II. State Parks took custody of the premises in 1953. This small camping park south of Port Townsend is unique among Washington’s coastal forts because it has all but returned to nature. Walk the parade lawn and find interpretive plaques lining the former Officers’ Row. A park ranger conducts interpretive walks by request on Saturdays. Explore a historic torpedo tower that held state-of-the-art technology during World War II (and is now part of the group campground). Don’t forget to check the park’s calendar to learn about events taking place on the lawn. Fort Townsend provides a quieter alternative to its busier northern neighbor, Fort Worden. The park has 6 miles of loamy trails through Douglas firs, Western hemlock, cedar trees and ferns. Wander down to the beach for views of Port Townsend Bay. The park has 40 standard campsites and four hiker/biker campsites that are first-come, first-served. The park has one dump station, two restrooms and one shower. For more information about Fort Townsend, visit parks.state.wa.us/510/ Fort-Townsend.

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At the movies For those looking to take in a movie, Port Townsend has amazing options for the film buff of the family. The Rose Theatre, 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. In the main room, you’ll be treated to a stunning view of downtown Port Townsend

and Admiralty Inlet, plus cozy chairs and loveseats for eating and watching the movie. For information, visit rosetheatre.com. The Uptown Theatre, on Lawrence Street, is celebrating 70 years of business this year. The one-screen theater often shows a current movie, and viewers can enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh baked cookies and, of course, popcorn from the Uptown Coffee Bar. Bring the whole family, or take in a date night along with all the city has to offer. Visit ptuptowntheatre.com. The Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In is located south of Port Townsend off state Highway 19. It has operated since 1953 and is one of only five drive-in movie theaters left in the state. The drive-in operates the third week of

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May through September, with screenings Fridays through Sundays. Later in the summer, the drive-in will screen flicks Wednesdays through Sundays. Wheel-In still offers the classic drive-in speakers provided in the lot. Come hungry and visit the snack bar, which offers items like pizza, hot dogs, nachos, hamburgers and more. The box office opens at 7:40 p.m., and show time is at dusk. Visit ptwheelinmotormovie.com. The Port Townsend Film Festival holds an amazing event each year. With outdoor films, visiting directors, documentaries, shorts and other special events, you’ll find PT is filled with film buffs. This year’s festival is set for Sept. 21-23. For more information and tickets, visit ptfilmfest.com.

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ART

Galleries

PORT TOWNSEND 1. Pacific Traditions & Aloft Images 637 Water St. 360-385-4770 Local & nationally recognized Native Artists of distinction. www.pacifictraditions.com

MARITIME

Daily 10-6

CENTER MEMORIAL MADISON ST.

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2. Forest Gems Galler y

807 Washington St. Daily 10-6 360-379-1713 Port Townsend’s destination woodcraft gallery featuring over 30 local artists, and our own work in figured and burl Redwood, Myrtlewood, and Western Quilted Maple. Expanded inventory of raw materials such as live edge planks, book matched table tops, turning stock, slabs, and natural bases of all sizes. Our full woodshop can assist with your projects from shelves to dining tables. www.forestgems.com

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211 Taylor St. Suite B2 (in the Undertown) Mon - Sat 11-5; Sun 12-5 360-385-1493 Port Townsend’s unique alternative art & gift gallery, with original work by local artists, unusual handmade gift items, artisan jewelry, souvenirs, psychic readings and more! In Undertown, downstairs at the green pergola, corner of Taylor & Water Steets. www.reddragonflypt.com

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Open Daily 10am

WASHINGTON ST.

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Corner of Taylor & Water St (in the Undertown) Mon - Sat 10-5 360-385-3809 A fun & efficient framing studio featuring a gallery of local and regional artists. www.frameworksnw.com 715 Water St. 360-379-8110 Fine Arts Cooperative Gallery in Port Townsend for 20 years. www.porttownsendgallery.com

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1012 Water St Daily 10-6 360-379-8881 Browse a diverse collection of beautiful 2D and 3D art by 20+ artist members from the Olympic Peninsula. Celebrating 13 years of inspiring paintings, prints, cards, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, glasswork and more. www.gallery-9.com

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7. Northwind Arts Center

701 Water St. Wed - Mon 11:30am-5:30pm 360-379-1086 A non-profit center connecting the arts and community. We feature juried and invitational exhibits, workshops, lectures, a venue for writers, and a yearly studio tour and arts festival. www.northwindarts.org

8. LaughinGnome Pottery

2009 4th St Suite B. Wed - Fri 12-5 360-301-5646 Artist Production Studio and Gallery. Elevating art to everyday ware, all handmade on site. Find us Saturdays 9-2 at the Jefferson County Farmer’s Market. LaughinGnome.com

Art Walk first Saturday evening of every month.

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Larry Scott Memorial Trail

Port Townsend Skate Park

ing views not accessible by car.

JEFFERSON COUNTY DINING

Chetzemoka Park

Nearly two dozen parks dot the landscape of Port Townsend, but the showpiece is Chetzemoka Park, at Jackson and Blaine streets. Hundreds of volunteers helped create Chetzemoka Park, the first city park in Port Townsend, in June 1904. Named in honor of the Klallam chief Chetzemoka, friend of the pioneers, the 5.1-acre park overlooks Admiralty Inlet. The city-owned gem is 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.

Built in 2006, the downtown Port Townsend Skate Park is 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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Artisan Ice Cream

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Open Daily 10am - Open Evenings www.elevatedicecream.com 627 & 631 Water St. Port Townsend

360-385-1156

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852093100

Make New Memories Here!

851961425

Natural Foods Grocery meets Farm Country!

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 (p. 15). The trail is a great place to see breathtak-


Haunted history

The Discovery Channel and the History Channel have both come to the castle to We’re not saying Port Townsend is film footage about the hauntings. haunted, but there are plenty of eerie In downtown, the Water Street Hotel has stories that might be enough to convince had its fair share of haunted activity. anyone that ghosts dwell in the walls of the There have been many cases of people city’s older buildings and businesses. taking pictures of orbs as well as several If you’re looking for a spectral experience, sightings of men in top hats walking the Manresa Castle might be a good place to halls at night only to walk right into and start. through a wall. The castle was completed in 1892 as the Strange sounds in the lobby area at night home of Charles and Kate Eisenbeis. have also been heard by the staff as well as Two ghosts are said to haunt Manresa guests staying at the hotel. Castle. The first is a young woman, who is The Palace Hotel was formerly a brothel. said to have leapt to her death from her It is believed to be haunted by at least 10 room (306) in despair after her lover either spirits, including the former sea captain failed to show up or was killed. who constructed the hotel. The other is the ghost of a monk that The best-known apparition seen in the legend claims hanged himself in the tower hotel is the ghost of a lady in an old-fashabove room 302. ioned blue dress.

She mostly appears in rooms 3 and 4, and her presence is often accompanied by the aroma of perfume. The oldest ghost story recorded here is an account of the ghost of a Chinese man wandering the back alley of the Rothschild & Co. ship brokers back in 1899. According to two apparent eyewitnesses, the ghost’s head had a nasty gash, or “tomahawk scar,” down its face and appeared between the hours of midnight and 1 a.m. Twisted History Tours offers different types of tours for all ages. From family-friendly phantoms to uptown haunts to tarot readings and more, explore the haunted history of Port Townsend. Visit tourporttownsend.com to book your next haunted experience.

Tasting Room Arcadia Inn Palindrome

Event and Wedding Center

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JEFFERSON COUNTY LODGING

Victorian charm & Elegance

Bishop Hotel

The

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852093099

714 Washington St Port Townsend, WA 360-381-7048 bishopvictorian.com

TWO UNIQUE HOTELS • ONE FABULOUS GETAWAY

222 Monroe St Port Townsend, WA 360-385-1718 theswanhotel.com

Swan Hotel

The

casual

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comfort

WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

FESTIVALS Good food for all The Artisan Food Festival, slated for May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port Townsend Community Center, is a free community event with more than 70 local farm, artisan food, craft beer, cider, wine and arts vendors. There will be cheese pairings with Mt. Townsend Creamery, plus chef demonstrations, live music, kids’ activities and more. Visit jcfmarkets.org/ptaff. Steampunkers unite The fun-filled Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Festival is set for June 8-10 at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St. In its seventh year, this quirky crew aims to celebrate those with a love for everything steampunk. They will bring live music, vendors, exhibitions and more to delight and entertain. Wear your steampunk finery! Tickets are $25-$150. Visit brassscrew.org. Wooden boats galore The 42nd Wooden Boat Festival, slated for Sept. 7-9, features more than 300

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wooden vessels, dozens of presentations and demonstrations, a who’s who of wooden-boat experts and thousands of wooden-boat enthusiasts, plus live music, a food court and local beers and wines. Visit nwmaritime.org. For the 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. 21-23. Visit ptfilmfest.com. Let’s get crazy 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. This year’s 36th race has the theme of “Mediocre Super Heros.” Make plans to attend this fun-filled Oct. 7-8 event. Visit ptkineticrace.org.


Ferry to Coupeville Port Townsend offers a Washington State Department of Transportation ferry from the city to Coupeville. This quiet waterfront farming community — known to many as the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island — still reflects the character of a frontier seaport when Puget Sound was being settled. It is home to Fort Casey State Park, beaches and 91 nationally registered historical structures. Beyond its historical significance, Coupeville and Whidbey Island offer magnificent views and tranquility that inspire return visits. Throughout Ebey’s Reserve, from the Madrona Way shoreline of Penn Cove to the beach and bluff at Ebey’s Landing, visitors share space with farmers and bald eagles, gray whales and bicyclists, herons, otters and kayakers. Many people use the Port Townsend/ Coupeville ferry to gain access to Skagit County, which boasts lovely tulips during the springtime, and the famous San Juan Islands of Lopez Island, Orcas Island and San Juan Island/Friday Harbor, as well as Deception Pass State Park. For more information on Port Townsend ferry departure/arrival times, delays and more, visit wsdot.com/ferries. Reservations for the Port Townsend/ Coupeville route are available 24/7 at takeaferry.com. PORT TOWNSEND FERRY TO COUPEVILLE It is highly recommended to make reservations, especially for weekend trips. You will need to be processed through the tollbooth 30-45 minutes before your reserved sailing. Those travelling during the spring and summer should be aware of resurfacing projects on state Highway 20 in Port 1ST PLACE Townsend and on Whidbey Island. Best Cannabis Store Travelers should plan to allocate extra Jefferson County travel time to arrive at the terminals and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through these areas. Port Townsend is a fairly small town with limited parking in the downtown area. Street parking is limited to two hours. Ferry passengers are advised to park DISCOVERY BAY their cars in the Haines Place Park-N-Ride CANNABIS Lot. Parking is available at the nearby 282023 US-101 bank on weekends only after 1 p.m. Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes PORT TOWNSEND prior to departure time to be loaded at 360-316-6148 the beginning of the loading process. www.discoverybaycannabis.com Reservations are not needed for This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence bicyclists. of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

JEFFERSON COUNTY CANNABIS

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PT paper mill

You might smell something a bit funny as you travel into Port Townsend. That’s the Port Townsend Paper mill, at 100 Mill Road, which has been in continuous operation for more than 85 years. It produces kraft pulp, paper, containerboard and specialty products by blending virgin and recycled fibers at the mill headquarters. Port Townsend Paper Corp. is the largest private employer in Jefferson County and the largest recycler on the North Olympic Peninsula, recycling one-third of all the cardboard in Washington. The mill produces 325,000 tons of paper product annually. It has a 33-acre runoff pond where water from the mill is purified and then channeled into Port Townsend Bay at a rate of 12 million gallons daily. For questions and comments, call 360-379-4224. For more information on the paper mill, visit ptpc.com.

Road work ahead

Be prepared to face road construction work during the next few months in Port Townsend. The paving and construction project continues on state Highway 20 along a 6-mile stretch between the ferry terminal and the Four Corners Road intersection in Port Townsend. This portion of Highway 20 has cracks and ruts in many places that can lead to potholes and a deterioration of the road surface. Crews also will install 13 new ADA-accessible ramps, which improves access for pedestrians and people with disabilities. Drivers can expect a “moving” construction zone with a single alternating lane of traffic escorted by a pilot car between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Some daytime delays also can be expected as crews build the ADA-accessible ramps on sidewalks. The project will extend the life of the highway and provide a smoother ride for the approximately 15,000 vehicles that travel through the area every day. Drivers should plan plenty of time to reach their destinations, especially if their plans include the ferry to Coupeville. Daytime work continues on Highway 20 in Coupeville from the ferry terminal to state Highway 525/East Race Road. Crews are working during the day, grinding down some of the sections of road to remove areas where potholes are forming, and they will be sealing cracks. Oil and rock will be added to the pavement to create a new surface. The Coupeville job is anticipated to be completed in late summer.

DISCOVERY BAY

Discovery Bay 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, logging and gravel extraction. British explorer Capt. George Vancouver found Discovery Bay in 1792 and named the body of water after his flagship, HMS Discovery.

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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. A new segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail at Discovery Bay was recently dedicated. In the next five years, trail planners hope to bridge a missing link known as the Eaglemount section from Four Corners to South Discovery Bay 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.


JEFFERSON COUNTY SHOPPING

DivaYarn • Fine Fibers • Needles • Books • Local Buttons • Yarn • Expert Advice

851840735

360-385-4844

• NAUTICAL • PIRATE • • STEAMPUNK •

852093095

852093094

Open daily www.divayarn.com 940 Water Street • Port Townsend LOGOTYPE

Modern & Estate Jewelry

Custom Orders

Stone Setting

Jewelry Repair

Watch Repair

Ring Sizing

Watch Batteries

360-302-0427 1017-A Water Street, Port Townsend

Buyer of Gold & Silver

852107791

Open Daily 10-5 | Closed Tuesday & Sunday

BEADS! LOOSE BEADS • GEMSTONES BOOKS • FINDINGS SEED BEADS • DELICAS STERLING CHARMS BY LOIS

You have to see the selection to believe it! 851840736

www.wynwoods.com 940 Water Street • Port Townsend

1121 Water St., Port Townsend 360-385-9595

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WYNWOODS GALLERY & BEAD STUDIO EST. 1992 360-385-6131

Apparel • Shoes • Camping • Fishing Housewares • Art Supplies • Toys Mon-Sat 9-7 • Sundays 10-6 55


JEFFERSON COUNTY PET SERVICES

Tails are Waggin’ & Dogs are Braggin’ About our Condo Suites

852092680

New Clients: Stay Monday & Tuesday night receive Wednesday night free

530 W. FIR STREET STE D

• Donations go solely to the animals welfare

Under One WOOF! Pat rici a’s Pet Sho p

501 S Lincoln St • Port Angeles 360 457 6919

Preventative care

Vaccinations

Microchipping

Digital x-ray

Dentistry and digital dental x-ray

Surgery

Ear and skin disease

exam rooms

TONI JENSEN DVM  In house Lab 660 N 7th Ave, Sequim WA

Disease management 360-681-0117 

House calls hurricaneridgevet.com  

Emergency Services

I have taken my pets to many different vets over the years, and this is by far the best. thorough and patient PetVery Supplies Julie, Sequim WA

Bonita’s

852108755

All Your Pet Needs

“PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND COMPASSIONATE CARE Separate cat and dog FOR CATS AND DOGS”

Bonita’s

Four Legged Friends

10159 Old Olympic Hwy, Sequim 98382 AfterWA 4 years of searching for the right

1433-D Sims Way, Pt. Townsend WA 98368

360-477-4388 vet around Washington- I am SO happy I was referred to here. Dr. Jensen is outstanding and support staff is great!! Craig Dotson, lace , Sequim WA Ashley 1st Pest B ore t Pet Serson Jeff nty Cou

360-379-0436

Owner

www.bonitaspetsupplies.com

852108403

Mon - Sat | 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Pt. Townsend)

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852108407

852108721

501(c)3 non-profit organization since 2001

Birds, Kittens, Puppies, Fish & Small Animals!

360-681-0117

SEQUIM WA

• All WAG dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and provided with appropriate veterinary care

360-460-6258

852108402

HURRICANE RIDGE TONI JENSEN DVM VETERINARY HOSPITAL

• Provides a loving, home environment until a forever home is found

www.wagsequimwa.org

42 Dory Road, Sequim • 360.582.9686

HURRICANE RIDGE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

WAG rescues abandoned, abused, lost & surrendered dogs

P.O. Box 3966, Sequim, WA 98382

Must present coupon at time of reservation. Expires 12/31/2018 Some restrictions apply.

852108401

NEAR PORT ANGELES AIRPORT

Stay 4 nights or more, receive $3 off each additional night.


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 rainforest, mountain ranges, large lowland lakes, cascading rivers and saltwater beaches and tidelands.

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. Popular campgrounds include the Dungeness Forks in the Dungeness area, Klahanie and Klahowya in the Forks area, Seal Rock and Falls View in the North Hood Canal area and Hamma Hamma and Lena Lake in the South Hood Canal area. A recreation pass is needed for visiting Olympic National Forest. Recreation passes 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. An annual Northwest Forest Pass is available for $30; an Interagency Annual Pass is available for $80. Fees are waived at National Forest Service-managed day-use sites on the following days: • Saturday, June 2: National Trails Day • Saturday, June 9: National Get Outdoors Day • Saturday, Sept. 22: National Public Lands Day • Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 10-11: Veterans Days Weekend Visit www.fs.usda.gov/olympic for more information about Olympic National Forest and campground locations.

JEFFERSON COUNTY PET SERVICES We welcome our newest veterinarians: Dr. Lauren Clarke and Dr. Dana Wisniewski

1st Place

Best Vet Clinic Jefferson Co

Emergency Service & House Calls Available

452-7686

Our Full-Service Veterinary Medical & Surgery Center in Chimacum Appointments Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:00 & Saturday 8:00 - 4:00 820 Chimacum Road Port Hadlock - (360) 385-4488

(Pet Townsend)

Jefferson Co

1st Place

Best Vet Abbie Doll Jefferson Co

Front Row: Lauren Clarke, DVM Abbie Doll, DVM • Dana Wisniewski, DVM Back Row: Jeff Highbarger, DVM Dalton Webb, DVM • Chris Frank, DVM

Offering traditional Veterinary Medicine, as well as Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies Appointments Mon - Fri 9:00 - 5:00 1445 F Street Port Townsend - (360) 379-1133

852092684

160 DelGuzzi Drive Port Angeles, WA 98362

Best Vet Clinic

852092682

Pocket Pets, Dogs & Cats Quality Professional Health Care Since 1980 Andi R. Thomson, D.V.M. Christina Wagner, D.V.M. Andrea Goldy, D.V.M. M - F 8am to 6pm • Sat. 9am to 1pm

Finalist

www.ChimacumVet.com

1331 E FRONT ST, PORT ANGELES, WA

Olympic Veterinary Clinic is a state of the art, full-service animal hospital with a friendly & caring staff

852108507

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ASK US ABOUT OUR FIRST FREE EXAM

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ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Mary Star of the Sea

PORT TOWNSEND 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

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS Port Townsend SDA Church

331 Benton Street Port Townsend Pastor Collette Pekar For details on these & other activities Call, email or visit our website (360) 385-4831 info@ptadventist.org www.ptadventist.org

LUTHERAN Grace Lutheran Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1120 Walker Street • (360) 385-1595 gracelutheranpt@gmail.com Pastor Coe Hutchison SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Lessons of the week Bible study

SATURDAY Mornings 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:50 a.m. Praise & Worship

FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Men’s Bible & Breakfast at Avamere 1201 Hancock Street, Port Townsend

TUESDAY/THURSDAYS 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Community Services Ministry 1505 Franklin Street

For current schedules, special activities and information visit www.gracelutheranpt.org

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In-Home Prayer Meeting

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 WEDNESDAY Noon Testimony Meeting READING ROOM IN SUNDAY SCHOOL Mon & Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sun After Sunday Service christiansciencechurchporttownsend.com

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

Family Friendly. Bible Believing. Pastor James Lyman (360) 385-4544 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Children’s Church MONDAY 10 a.m. Women’s Craft & Chat 3RD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH 7 p.m. Free Movie Night Come early for the cartoons emc.pt2135@gmail.com

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UNITY Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center

Spirituality with Open Hearts ...Open Minds Rev. Pamela Douglas-Smith Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil, Music 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

METHODIST

Trinity United Methodist Church Built in 1871 609 Taylor Street Port Townsend (360) 385-0484 trinityumc@olympus.net Rev. Tony Brown

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship Watch services live Sunday mornings on our website.

Child care available and handicap accessible. We welcome all persons equally www.trinityumcpt.org

1335 Blaine Street Port Townsend (360) 385-3700 Fr. Peter Adoko-Enchill, Priest Administrator MASS SCHEDULE SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. sabado misa en espa–ol 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. WEEKDAYS Mon., Thurs., Fri. 12:05 p.m. Wed. 6:30 p.m. COMMUNION SERVICES 12:05 Tuesday www.stmaryss.com

PORT LUDLOW COMMUNITY CHURCH Port Ludlow Community Church

Connecting Christ and Community 9534 Oak Bay Road Port Ludlow, WA 98365 (360) 437-0145 Dennis LaMance, Pastor SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Adult Bible Class 10:30 a.m. Service of Worship TUESDAY Home Groups email: plcc@olympus.net portludlowcommunitychurch.org

PORT HADLOCK EVANGELICAL FREE Irondale Church A Place Of Promise To Grow And Belong

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


sequim

In the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim in the Dungeness Valley is one of the driest locales on the Peninsula. Known as the “Lavender Capital of North America,” Sequim draws thousands to its Lavender Weekend. The city won the Best Northwestern Small Town distinction in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest in 2017. PHOTO: LAVENDER WEEKEND CONCERT

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It’s pronounced “Skwim”

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. Known as the “Lavender Capital of North America,” Sequim draws thousands to its Lavender Weekend. The city won the Best Northwestern Small Town distinction in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest in 2017. The city is home to the longest-running festival in the state of Washington. The Sequim Irrigation Festival celebrated 123 years in early May and was named “The Best Small Town Celebration” in Evening Magazine’s 2016 Best of the Northwest competition. The Sequim Lavender Weekend is slated for July 20-22 and draws thousands of lavender lovers from all over the world. Each Tuesday from June 26 to Aug. 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., join locals and visitors to hear new groups and old favorites at Music in the Park. Bring your chair or blanket and a picnic and enjoy a musical evening at the James Center for the Performing Arts, at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site, 350 N. Blake Ave. Sequim welcomes the second season of Performers on the Plaza through the month of August. Performances are at the Civic Center Plaza from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 3-31. 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-square-block area, there are several small businesses that are conveniently located. They offer plenty of variety and take pride in personalized customer service. Just park your car on any of the non-metered streets and stroll to one of downtown’s restaurants for home-style cooking to gourmet fare. Once fortified, meander through downtown’s distinctive shops featuring surprising goods such as lavender products, scrapbooking supplies, scented candles, hand-crafted chocolates, spices and teas, an artisan bakery and vintage and exotic clothing and linens. Take a break at a coffeehouse or bistro, or sample Washington wines at Wind Rose Cellars. Several stores carry Northwest arts and

Counterclockwise from top: Downtown Sequim is a great place for local shopping and dining. Lavender draws thousands to the Dungeness Valley. Grab your board and head out to Sequim Bay. Music in the Park draws hundreds.

crafts, and there’s an art gallery featuring local artists. Downtown businesses and artists joined forces several years ago to make art available to all with the 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walks each month. Join the artists’ reception, which offers snacks and wine at the art co-operative, Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., at 5 p.m. The walk includes more than a dozen venues highlighting more area artists. Maps

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are available at participating businesses. Sequim has a strong community theater in Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. “Leaving Iowa” is the summer production, running June 15-July 1. For performance and ticket information, visit olympictheatrearts.org, or phone the box office at 360-683-7326 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For some amazingly fun outdoor recreation, Sequim Bay allows for many activities, including kayaking, clamming and fishing.


Lavender history The city of Sequim, the village of Dungeness and the valley between them are linked historically, culturally and economically. The region was, for decades, one of the major dairy regions of the state. During the 1930s and 1940s, there was a pea industry in the valley. An even shorter-lived enterprise that involved farmers was a mini-oil boom from 1955 to 1957. Logging, sawmills and mining also were important to the local economy. With the eventual decline of dairying, Sequim and Dungeness Valley agriculture has had to reinvent itself.

A committee under the umbrella of the Chamber of Commerce, calling itself Sequim 2000, began meeting in early 1995 to consider ways to boost the economy and create new tourist possibilities for the city and surrounding area. After researching various options, the group realized that the soils and microclimate of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley were ideal for lavender, a purple flowering herb known for its calming scent and wide variety of uses. The idea of “agritourism” was introduced, and July 1996 saw the first harvest of the lavender planted in 1995. By 1997, there were seven farms with a total of 10,000 plants, and the community celebrated its first lavender festival.

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Lavender Weekend Ready your noses for the weekend of July 20-22, when Sequim’s lavender farms draw thousands of tourists to the sweetscented herb and its numerous products. The 22nd annual Sequim Lavender Festival, presented by the Sequim Lavender Growers Association, has multiple festivities for visitors. The three-day weekend buzzes with farm events, a fair with lavender products of all kinds, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music and more. Carrie Blake Park will be the headquarters of the festival, touting vendor booths, food courts, a beer garden and a music stage for Lavenderstock. One of the major Lavenderstock events you can’t miss is the free dance in the park

from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. that Saturday. Black Diamond Junction will bring the energy for dancing and listening enjoyment. For a full Lavenderstock lineup, visit lavenderfestival.com/2018-lavenderstockmusic-stage. Growers Association members will offer original and hand-created gifts and personal care items produced from their Sequim lavender harvest at their vendor booths all three days. Products include everything from hydrating oils, lotions and soaps, relaxing eye pillows, culinary ingredients and pet apparel to the beautifully prepared lavender bouquets and lavender buds. And, of course, unique and hard-tolocate lavender plants will be available at the Street Fair and the farms. This lavender-themed event includes a

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high-end juried competition featuring all forms of art techniques and media, photography, pottery, metalwork, leatherwork, carvings, jewelry, fibers and precious minerals and rocks. Artisans from throughout the country make the Sequim Lavender Festival one of their must-do seasonal events. There will be nothing lacking for the discerning appetite during the weekend. Plan on eating your fair share of barbecue, at least six flavors of lavender ice cream, crab cakes and salmon, Greek and Thai food, coffee and freshly made crepes. Admission is free to the Carrie Blake Park festival events. Admission charges might apply at a few lavender farms. Tune in to KSQM 91.5 on the FM dial throughout the weekend for music, news and weekend updates.

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During Lavender Weekend, many lavender farms throughout the Dungeness Valley host their own festivals, with music, food, demonstrations, classes and more. Some farms even have a shuttle service to and from them. Check out their individual websites for more details about their events and services. Some farms charge an admission fee and others have free admission. Visit visitsunnysequim.com for admission information and tour hours. There is plenty of parking at the farms for lavender lovers. If you’re unable to visit during Sequim Lavender Weekend, note that many farms are open all summer into early fall.

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Calendar of Events MUSIC May 26: Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra concert, 7 p.m., Sequim Worship Center, $12. June 4-15: 2018 Service Fest, throughout Sequim, performances at James Center for the Performing Arts: •  June 5: Joy in Mudville, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. •  June 15: Black Diamond Junction, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 8: Sequim Community Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, by donation. Sequim City Band, James Center for the Performing Arts, free: •  June 3, 3 p.m. •  July 4, 3 p.m. •  Aug. 4, 7 p.m. (Night with the Band) •  Sept. 9, 3 p.m. Music in the Park, Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., James Center for the Performing Arts: •  June 26: Blue Rhinos (rock, blues) •  July 3: Old Sidekicks (bluegrass) •  July 10: Craig Buhler Quartet (jazz) •  July 17: Locos Only (rock, blues) •  July 24: Caribe Steel Band (reggae, calypso) •  July 31: Black Door Alley (rock) •  Aug. 7: Stardust Big Band •  Aug. 14: TBA •  Aug. 21: Ranger and the Re-Arrangers (jazz) •  Aug. 28: Farmstrong (country) Performers on the Plaza, Fridays, noon to 2 p.m., Civic Center Plaza: •  Aug. 3: Tony Flaggs Trio (folk) •  Aug. 10: Lukas Rose Duo (country) •  Aug. 17: Mike Klinger B3 (jazz) •  Aug. 24: Black Rock (classic rock) •  Aug. 31: Ridgerunner (country) Sept. 30: Pops & Picnic!, 7 p.m., Sequim Boys & Girls Club, $5-$20. COMMUNITY EVENTS & FESTIVALS Morning Bird Walks, Wednesdays, Dungeness River Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., free. June 1-3: Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club Agility, Rally & Obedience Show, various times, Carrie Blake Park. July 20-22: 22nd annual Sequim Lavender Weekend, various times, Carrie Blake Park, Dungeness Valley. July 27-29: Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club All Breed Show, various times, Sequim High School sports fields. Aug. 9-12: Northwest Colonial Festival, various times, George Washington Inn, cost TBA.

NORTHWEST COLONIAL FESTIVAL Aug. 11: Strait Stamp Show, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Masonic Lodge, free. Aug. 25-26: Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire & Sequim Valley Fly-In, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sequim Valley Airport, $5. Sept. 15: Waterfront Day, John Wayne Marina, schedule TBA. Sept. 28: 19th annual Dungeness River Festival, time TBA, Dungeness River Audubon Center, free.

art venues throughout Sequim, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., free. June 15-July 1: “Leaving Iowa,” (Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.), Olympic Theatre Arts, $12 students, $16 adults. July 20-22: Art Jam, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rock Hollow Farm, free. Aug. 3: Keying Around/Block Party, with the First Friday Art Walk.

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PENINSULA LIGHTHOUSES Preserving and cherishing the Olympic Peninsula’s maritime heritage 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 round-trip trek of 11 miles. This was the first U.S. lighthouse completed on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It has operated continuously, providing navigational aid to ships plying the waters of the Strait since its lard oil lamp was lit for the first time Dec. 14, 1857. The lighthouse is one of the very few that allow families an opportunity to be “lighthouse keepers” for a week. In 1993, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The New Dungeness Lighthouse is open to the public, and tours of the lighthouse are available daily from 9 a.m. to three hours before sunset. If you plan to hike out to the lighthouse, allow about five hours for the round trip, plus some rest time at the lighthouse.

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Check the tide tables; at low tide there, is plenty of beach to walk on, but at high tide, it can all but disappear. Mind signs for the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge (p. 68). For more information, visit newdungeness lighthouse.com. The lighthouses of Jefferson County — Point Wilson (1879), Destruction Island (1891) and Marrowstone Point (1912) — came considerably later, and all three remain

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No longer considered essential for aiding navigation, Point Wilson Lighthouse is open for tours on Saturdays, May through September, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and for special tours on request. Tours are free, but donations are appreciated. Call 360-385-5520 or email dfrazeur@ olypen.com. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access for day use. Destruction Island is recognizable as the island with the lighthouse near Ruby Beach and Kalaloch. The lighthouse there was completed Nov. 12, 1891. In 2008, the Coast Guard, citing that the beacon was no longer being used for navigation, switched off Destruction Island Lighthouse for good. The lens, built in France in 1888, is now located in the Westport Maritime Museum in Westport. Marrowstone Point forms the eastern entrance to Port Townsend Bay and was first marked by a lens lantern on a pole on Oct. 1, 1888. Though automated in 1962, the station remains fairly intact. The property was transferred in 1972 from the Coast Guard to the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for use as a scientific research facility. The keeper’s dwelling serves as a guest house for scientists visiting the Marrowstone Marine Field Station. Research in marine ecosystem health and marine fish health is conducted at the station. The Cape Flattery Lighthouse on Tatoosh

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Island is just off the northwesternmost spot in the continental United States. The island is part of the Makah Nation. The lighthouse marks the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a wide and deep passage from the open Pacific Ocean to Puget Sound at Point Wilson. In recent years, Tatoosh Island has become an important center for intertidal studies, including climate change and ocean acidification research. The lighthouse and

Tatoosh Island are part of the proposed Washington State National Maritime Heritage Area, which follows most of the Washington coast and includes culturally and geographically diverse areas that represent the state’s long-standing relationship with water. Tatoosh Island is not open to the public, but it and the lighthouse can be seen from high cliffs at the end of the Cape Flattery Trail near Neah Bay.

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Part 1: Dungeness Recreation Area

The Dungeness Recreation Area is known as the portal to the Dungeness Spit, but there is a lot more to discover before you arrive at the National Wildlife Refuge. 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 KitchenDick 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. For more information on the Dungeness Recreation Area, visit clallam.net/Parks/ Dungeness.html or phone 360-683-5847. While there is no entrance or day use fee charged at this park, note that a separate entrance fee is required to access the Dungeness Spit.

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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. Recognizing the importance of the fertile habitats, President Woodrow Wilson established the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 20, 1915, as a refuge, preserve and breeding ground for native birds. The spit is one of the world’s longest natural sand spits, growing at a rate of about 13 feet per year.

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Pay a $3 fee at the kiosk/information center to enter the refuge. The spit is 5.5 miles long with the New Dungeness Lighthouse, first lit in 1857 and available for tours, located half a mile from the tip (the last half mile is closed to the public because it is sensitive wildlife habitat). Hikers are restricted to the north shore of Dungeness Spit to reach the New Dungeness Lighthouse (p. 66). For a tide schedule, hours and more information about visiting the lighthouse, visit newdungenesslighthouse.com. At its highest point, the spit is about 15 feet above sea level and parts of it are under water during winter storms. Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public year-round.


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Sequim parks Sequim is home to several beautiful city parks, where you can find a nice picnic area or a quiet place to meditate, a spot to let your dog run or watch your kids play. Carrie Blake Park, at 202 N. Blake Ave., is home to several yearly events. New this year is the Sequim Lavender Festival (p. 62). The park has softball fields, a playground, an off-leash dog park with an agility course, a picnic shelter and a skate park. Located just north of Carrie Blake Park, the Water Reuse Demonstration Park, at 500 N. Blake Ave., offers a fishing pond for kids up to 14 years old. There also is James Center for Performing Arts, the Albert Haller Playfields, a .425mile walking trail around the playfields that links to the Olympic Discovery Trail, and the Terrace Gardens that are maintained by

the volunteer Terrace Gardeners. Established in 1951 by the Sequim Prairie Garden Club, Pioneer Memorial Park, at 387 E. Washington St., is a lovely 4-acre park and arboretum in downtown Sequim. Observe the newly restored waterfall and pool and then proceed to view beautiful established trees, shrubs and flowers. This park also is home to historical artifacts such as a pioneer log cabin, gravestone markers and a totem pole (currently undergoing restoration). Come to picnic, walk your dog or just enjoy the tranquil lawn and gardens. Located in the center of the park, the garden clubhouse is available to rent. For additional information, visit sequimprairiegardenclub.org. For more information about Sequim city parks, visit sequimwa.gov.

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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 SequimDungeness 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.

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Sequim elk

Although the Sequim elk appear to be tame, they are not. In the summer, cows that have given birth will be protective of the young calves and may take aggressive action against perceived threats. Normally, elk avoid close contact with people and move away when approached; however, they might show signs of agitation if people get too close or 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.

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, today comprising about 40 animals, considers the Sequim area part of its range. When not in the forest, they graze in farm fields and on lawns.

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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 operations 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 cruising his Wild Goose in the area of Sequim Bay, which he considered a prime place for a marina. Wayne’s family donated the 22 acres in 1975. At the marina, owned and operated by the Port of Port Angeles, boaters can take advantage of a fuel dock open seven days a week. The marina also 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 cedarplanked salmon, the restaurant serves steaks and poultry, salads, sandwiches and appetizers, with a full bar and great

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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. Plan an evening with The Water Limousine. Whether it’s a day of wildlife viewing, photographic opportunities, a romantic evening or just out on the water, there’s a captain at your service.

You also can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for an afternoon of fun on the water. 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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The Jamestown S’Klallam tribe operates several businesses along the highway in Blyn, including 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. It is the largest casino on the Peninsula. The casino boasts amazing live entertainment every week, table games, poker, bingo, a gift shop, slots, delicious food and fully stocked bars. Along with the casino, the tribe operates the Longhouse Market, Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Enterprises. Come get an assortment of great food, play some of the hottest casino games around, shop for rare finds, enjoy live entertainment or play a scenic round of golf. For more, visit 7cedarsresort.com.

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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.

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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 places 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. Through October, the center is open from 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. For more information and future event listings, visit dungenessrivercenter.org or phone 360-681-4076.


Dungeness River The Dungeness River flows through the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and begins high in the Olympic Mountains near Mystery Mountain, flowing into Dungeness Bay on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In 1896 Dungeness Valley farmers began to divert water from the Dungeness River to irrigate farmland. A system of irrigation ditches was part of the process. The river and its associated tributaries have historically supported populations of pink, chinook, coho and chum salmon. The river and its tributaries are used throughout the year at different times and by different species for migration, rearing and spawning. It is especially important for its population of pink salmon which is unique in the

Puget Sound area. The population of pink salmon is entirely native wild stock with no hatchery influence. Its numbers are unfortunately on the decline. The chinook population also has decreased and is considered to be severely depressed. Attempts to augment the population by hatch and release were discontinued in 1982 due to lack of success. Coho salmon use the upper river to spawn and the entire river for rearing. The Dungeness Fish Hatchery hatches and releases both coho and chum salmon. When snow melts in the Olympics Mountains and spring rains fall, the Dungeness River is transformed from a peaceful scenic stream into a frightening force of nature, carrying trees and debris downstream at speeds near 30 mph.

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Museum & Arts 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 used to win 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 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.

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Phone 360-681-2257 and leave a message, or visit 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 center. This museum building houses the

administration building, research library and an artifact collection. It also has a classroom for students to see and learn about the mastodon tusks. Veterans ceremonies are held throughout the year.

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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 over 20 different exotic and nonexotic species, with hundreds of animals on site for families to “get face to face with wildlife” from the comfort of their vehicles on the farm’s driving tour. 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 olygamefarm.com or call 360-683-4295 or 800-778-4295 for rates.

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Irrigation info The history of irrigation is a huge part of Sequim and the Dungeness Valley. The Sequim Irrigation Festival, held each May, celebrates the work that D.R. “Crazy” Callen and his partners did to design and develop the irrigation ditches that brought water from the Dungeness River to the parched prairie. Hardy pioneers worked all winter long building the ditch and flume. Money was scarce, and the surveyor was paid partly in potatoes. The following spring, it was time for the “big day.” The residents of the Dungeness Valley and surrounding communities came by wagon, on horseback and on foot to witness the opening of the headgate for the first time. The first headgate on the Dungeness River was lifted May 1, 1895. On May 1, 1896, the first celebration took place at Crazy Callen’s farm. This was the start of a tradition that would become the oldest continuing festival in Washington state. Unlike some parts of the Olympic Peninsula, Sequim must irrigate for agriculture because it is in the rain shadow of the Olympics. As irrigation increased, downstream river flows lessened, so farmers and conservationists have taken measures to decrease the diversion of water for irrigation. They have replaced open ditches with covered pipe to cut back on evaporation, for example, and they have decreased the amount of cropland to be irrigated.

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Two other sites will stand out to you as your travel around Sequim. The Grain Elevator, at 531 W. Washington St., was strategically positioned near the railroad tracks that once cut through town. The old Clallam Co-Op granary has provided a distinctive notch to the Sequim skyline for decades. The former grain elevator, which operated as such from the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, is the home of the Mexican restaurant Baja Cantina. The structure now also serves the area as a multi-purpose communications tower. Built in 1906, the Sequim Opera House, at 119 N. Sequim Ave., served to quench the creative thirsts and entertainment needs of area residents for many decades. It remains one of Sequim’s oldest commercial buildings and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.


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opportunities and numerous arts and entertainment venues. The National Rural Health Association announced Olympic Medical Center as one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country in 2017. Jefferson Healthcare has been named a leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for four years running. In 2015, Port Angeles was named the second best place to live in the U.S. by Outside Magazine. Sequim won the Best Northwestern Small Town Distinction in the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest in April 2017. Port Townsend took the No. 4 spot. 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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Take a scenic drive

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 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 unite to make the Peninsula a wonderful place to take a leisurely day trip. On a sunny day, it is hard to beat a drive along these scenic and fun-to-drive roads: Neah Bay: 112 to Cape Flattery For a longer day trip, start out early 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

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A short hike from the trailhead through Sitka spruces leads to an amazing view of the Strait, Cape Flattery Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island and opportunities for photos of 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. A few miles before getting to Forks, turn right onto state Highway 110 and then right again onto Mora Road to spend a few — or many! — moments at beautiful Rialto Beach, entering into the “treaty area” of the

Twilight vampires and werewolves. Enjoy a picnic and take in sea stack views as fishermen surf-cast into the waves. Depart Rialto and continue back out and into Forks. Cast a line in fishing rivers like the Bogachiel and Hoh or blaze a trail through the Hoh Rain Forest before popping out on the coast. Stop at Ruby Beach for a walk filled with views of eagles, the Destruction Island Lighthouse and crashing waves, or continue to any other roadside beach stops. Hungry or looking for a place to rest overnight? Go the extra few miles and post up at Olympic National Park’s Kalaloch Campground or Kalaloch Lodge. >> SCENIC DRIVES continued on Page 97

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LUTHERAN

Faith Lutheran Church (LCMS) 382 W Cedar • (360) 683-4803 PO Box 925, Sequim, WA 98382 Rev. Steve Eaton Rev. Roger Stites

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

Dungeness Valley Lutheran

“Sharing Good News from the Edge of the Olympic Mountains to the Ends of the Earth”

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

640 N. Sequim Avenue (360) 683-7981 David Westman, Senior Pastor

A Welcoming Church with a BIG Heart. Grace Abounds.

Javier Lopez, Pastor, Agua Viva

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship

Kenneth Staniforth, Associate Pastor

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Spanish Language Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Traditional Evening Service

925 North Sequim Ave. (360) 681-0946

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

Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles (360) 452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship jfodge@olypen.com Families worshiping and learning together www.sermonaudio.com/pefc www.pefcpa.com

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

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

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FRIENDS/QUAKER Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

METHODIST Trinity United Methodist Church

Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church

30 Sanford Lane (Off Sequim Ave.) (360) 683-7373 sequimadventist@sequimsdachurch.org www.sequimadventistchurch.org Mark Pekar, Pastor Collette Pekar, Pastor SATURDAY Morning 9:30 a.m. Bible Classes-all ages 10:50 a.m. Praise & Worship WEDNESDAY Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting For activities throughout the year, call, email or visit our web page. Come worship with us!

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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



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Port Angeles: Hurricane Ridge A staple for any Peninsula local or tourist alike, the 17-mile drive up to Hurricane Ridge is worth the twists and turns. This trip requires an Olympic National Park pass (p. 18). Once past the Heart o’ the Hills entrance station, climb your way past tall pines and dramatic drop-offs. There are opportunities to stop along the way for views of the Olympic Mountains and pause for a selfie or two with friends. Cruise through two tunnels before reaching the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, the perfect place to stop for a picnic and stretch your legs. Several hikes, ranging from easy to difficult, can be found within the visitor center complex.

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 port town Traveling east on U.S. Highway 101, exit onto state Highway 20 and head northeast for 12 miles to historic Port Townsend. Enjoy the twists and turns the highway

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King’s Way Foursquare Church Pastor Mike VanProyen SUNDAY MORNINGS 8:15 9:30 with Children’s Ministry 11:15 with Children’s Ministry website: www.thekingsway.net email: info@thekingsway.net 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road Sequim, WA

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: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday 2 p.m. Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses on Wednesday & Friday Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Queen of Angels Parish 209 West 11th St. Port Angeles (360) 452.2351 www.clallamcatholic.com Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 12:00pm Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.

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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 (p. 66). 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.

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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

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Views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains are plentiful in this laid-back Northwest town. A variety of activities, a quaint downtown and an active harbor make Port Angeles a joy to visit throughout the year, but summer offers visitors a chance to understand why people love the Pacific Northwest. PHOTO: OLYMPIC DISCOVERY TRAIL

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The founding of 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 a unique 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 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. Tours start from the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 121 E. Railroad Ave., on the waterfront. For more information and Heritage Tour availability, call 360-452-2363, ext. 0, or visit portangelesheritagetours.com.

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Counterclockwise from top: Tribal canoes arrive at Hollywood Beach during the annual Canoe Journey. The Clallam County Courthouse is located in Port Angeles. Port Angeles Boat Haven accommodates local and visiting crafts. City Pier is a popular destination.


Calendar of Events MUSIC May 25: Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra concert, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, $12. June 27-Sept. 19: Concerts on the Pier, City Pier, foot of Lincoln Street in downtown Port Angeles, each Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., free. Concerts on the Pier performances: June 27: Sweet and Justice (Americana, blues) July 11: Three Too Many (progressive rock) July 18: Robin Bessier and the Full Circle Band (contemporary jazz) July 25: FarmStrong (country, folk) Aug. 1: The Fabulous Murphtones (classic rock and R&B) Aug. 8: Alma y Azúcar (Latin jazz) Aug. 15: The Olson Bros Band (modern country) Aug. 22: Daring Greatly (rock harmony) Aug. 29: Joy in Mudville (roots, rock) Sept. 5: The Blue Rhinos (electric blues) Sept. 12: Stardust Big Band (big band tunes) Sept. 19: The Weavils (bluegrass) Sept. 29: Pops & Picnic!, 7 p.m., Vern Burton Community Center, $5-$20. EVENTS & FESTIVALS Through May 31: North Olympic Library System Poetry Walks, Peabody Creek Trail, self-guided, free. Through May 31 :North Olympic Library System Poetry Walks, Madison Falls Trail, self-guided, free. Through May 31: North Olympic Library System Poetry Walks, Spruce Railroad Trail, self-guided, free. Through Oct. 4: Port Angeles Heritage Tours, Mondays-Saturdays, tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., $8-$15. May 25-28: 25th annual Juan de Fuca Festival, times vary, Vern Burton Community Center, $28-$85, kids 12 and younger admitted free. June 9-10: Port Angeles Maritime Festival, downtown waterfront, full schedule TBA. June 23: Petals and Pathways Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., various locations, $15-$20. July 4: 4th of July Celebration, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., downtown and City Pier, free. Sept. 21-23: Fourth annual Arts and Draughts Beer & Wine Festival, times vary, $10-$45.

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Oct. 5-7: 17th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, times vary, City Pier, free admission. Oct. 19-21: Forest Storytelling Festival, Peninsula College’s Little Theater. ART/THEATER July 20-Aug. 5: Shakespeare in the Woods featuring “As You Like It,” every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6 p.m., Webster’s Woods Art Park, free/by donation. Aug. 19-26: Paint the Peninsula, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, event times vary, by donation.

RECREATIONAL RACES June 2-3: North Olympic Discovery Marathon, race start locations/times vary, $12-$115. Aug. 5: Ride the Hurricane, 7 a.m. to noon, Hurricane Ridge Road, $50. Sept. 8: GOAT (Great Olympic Adventure Trail) Run, race start locations/times vary, $50-$80. Sept. 22: Big Hurt, race start locations/ times vary, $120-$260. FAIRS Aug. 16-19: Clallam County Fair, times vary, Clallam County Fairgrounds, ticket prices TBA.

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A helpful visitor resource 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. Summer visitor center hours, through September, are Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. For more information about the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, phone 360-452-2363, email info@ portangeles.org, or visit portangeles.org.

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Port Angeles’ 1.5-acre waterfront West End Park can be found 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 rocky 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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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, situated on the city pier next to Hollywood Beach. The center is an educational and scientific organization promoting marine education and conservation. Visitors can get up close to local marine life in the center’s touch and view tanks and bank of aquariums. The exhibits are representative of the marine life inhabiting the Strait of Juan de Fuca, including a young giant Pacific octopus captured in the Strait. Close to 20,000 visitors walk through the nonprofit center’s doors annually. Feiro is open seven days a week yearround, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer months. Visit feiromarinelifecenter.org or call 360-417-6254 for more information.

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Hike the Peabody Creek Trail

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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 ¼ 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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Runners from throughout the region and beyond participate in marathon Each June, parts of the 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 5-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 condi-

tions for those who participate. The race is a Boston Marathon qualifier, and is a USA Track and Field-certified course. This year’s race will be held June 3. The event includes a 5K, 10K, relay teams and a kids’ marathon the day before the big race. The Port Angeles Marathon Association, a nonprofit organization, gives back to the communities of Sequim and Port Angeles in many ways. During the last five years, the group donated more than $70,000 to local organizations. For more information about the marathon, visit nodm.com.

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Cannabis info You can smoke on private property out of view of the general public. Pot use and possession remain a criminal act on federal lands, which include Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. Do not drive while under the influence. Adults 21 and older can purchase up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana (the harvested flowers, or “bud”), 16 ounces of marijuanainfused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces in liquid form and 7 grams of marijuana concentrates. Marijuana can be sold and purchased only at state-licensed retail stores. A valid photo ID is required, and no one under 21 is allowed on the retail premises.

Many retail marijuana stores only accept cash. It is illegal to take marijuana outside of Washington. Doing so can result in significant legal penalties. In Clallam County: • Cannabis Coast, 193161 U.S. Highway 101, Forks • Mister Buds, 536 Marine Drive, Port Angeles • Satori, 2840 E. U.S. Highway 101, 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.

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Parks with great views of the water Looking for the perfect spot to have a picnic? There’s no shortage of easy-to-reach public parks in Port Angeles. Here we list a few local favorites with incredible water views. Crown Park A cute little park with one heck of a view is how Crown Park has been described. Located on West Fourth Street, it sits on a bluff overlooking McKinley Paper Co. Crown Park is a small neighborhood park which offers unobstructed views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Port Angeles Harbor to the east. Crown Park also has a small playground, a small field and benches perfect for picnics. Valley Creek Estuary Valley Creek Estuary, 313 Marine Drive, features views of Port Angeles Harbor, the Olympic Mountains, Strait of Juan de Fuca and British Columbia. A Friendship Bridge that spans the creek symbolizes the relationship between the cities of Port Angeles and Mutsu, Japan. The estuary offers open grass areas, park benches, a pavilion, a viewing tower and Waterfront Trail access. Francis Street Park Offering sweeping views of Port Angeles Harbor, Francis Street Park, 400 N. Francis St., is an access point for Waterfront Trail/ Olympic Discovery Trail users. Features include handicapped parking for easy access to the trail and a pavilion. The 9/11 Memorial at Francis Street Park was dedicated to all those touched by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. For more information about area parks, visit cityofpa.us/161/Parks-Recreation.

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Stroll downtown to enjoy outdoor art Art on the Town is an ever-changing outdoor art project that graces downtown Port Angeles sidewalks. The art ranges from the realist to the abstract, conveyed in various media. Eleven steel sculptures along Laurel Street called “Avenue of the People” have

become a popular photography opportunity for visitors. Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets features cascading water and benches for resting and snapping a photo or two. The three-level Laurel Street stairs begin behind the fountain area and connect First and Second streets, and offer great views of the activity in Port Angeles Harbor and beyond.

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 semicircular 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 trees, burrowing in the ground or camouflaged by the natural beauty of the foliage. The popular Shakespeare in the Woods series will feature “As You Like It” this year. Performances will take place in Webster’s Woods on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays July 20-Aug. 5. Pre-show starts at 6 p.m., production at 6:30 p.m. The center is open Thursdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Webster’s Woods is open daily from dawn to dusk year-round. Admission is free, with donations accepted. Call 360-457-3532 or visit pafac.org for more information.

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UPCOMING FESTIVALS 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 25, through Monday, May 28. 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 jffa.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 fourth year in the heart of downtown. The festival will be held Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23. In addition to featuring over 20 regional breweries, wineries and cideries, Arts & Draughts will be hosting a street fair that showcases quality, hand-crafted merchandise and plenty of local food vendors. Live music will be a prominent feature — Jesse Roper will headline again — with live

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performances happening throughout the entirety of the festival and headlining concerts on both Friday and Saturday nights. The past festivals were well attended, and

organizers and festival-goers alike are excited about this year’s event. Coming back to headline is musician Jesse Roper. For more information about the event, visit portangelesbeerfest.com.

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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 search of dishes highlighting the bounty of the Northwest. The 17th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is an annual celebration of the Olympic Peninsula’s diverse bounty — seafood, maritime and cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. This year the festival will take place Friday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 7.

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. CrabFest has been named one of the Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association and has been recognized by Coastal Living Magazine, GQ Magazine, Saveur and others as one of the top seafood festivals in North America. CrabFest was even a question on Jeopardy! For more information about the event, visit crabfestival.org.

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Attend a Lefties baseball game 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 — the Port Angeles Lefties — to the city. The Port Angeles Lefties are a wooden bat collegiate team that will begin play this spring in the West Coast League, playing teams from all around the Pacific Northwest.

Lefties players are recruited 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. General admission tickets start at $5; premium seating costs $10; and diamond seating, where table service is available, costs $15 per person. For more information including a game schedule, ticket prices and a roster, visit leftiesbaseball.com. Looking for Lefties gear? The team store at 117½ W. First St. is open Tuesdays through Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.

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PORT ANGELES LEFTIES HOME GAME SCHEDULE All home games will be played at Civic Field in Port Angeles. Individual game tickets: $5-$15. Thursday, May 31, vs. Victoria Harbourcats, 6:05 p.m. Friday, June 8, vs. Bellingham Bells, 6:35 p.m. Saturday, June 9, vs. Bellingham Bells, 6:35 p.m. Sunday, June 10, vs. Bellingham Bells, 3:05 p.m. Monday, June 11, vs. Cowlitz Black Bears, 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, vs. Cowlitz Black Bears, 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, vs. Cowlitz Black Bears, 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, vs. Corvallis Knights, 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, vs. Corvallis Knights, 4:35 p.m. Thursday, June 21, vs. Corvallis Knights, 6:05 p.m. Friday, June 22, vs. Wenatchee AppleSox, 6:35 p.m. Saturday, June 23, vs. Wenatchee AppleSox, 6:35 p.m. Sunday, June 24, vs. Wenatchee AppleSox, 1:05 p.m. Monday, July 2, vs. Kelowna Falcons, 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, vs. Kelowna Falcons, 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, vs. Kelowna Falcons, 7:35 p.m. Friday, July 6, vs. Yakima Valley Pippins, 6:35 p.m. Saturday, July 7, vs. Yakima Valley Pippins, 6:35 p.m. Sunday, July 8, vs. Yakima Valley Pippins, 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, vs. Highline Bears, 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, vs. Highline Bears, 3:05 p.m. Thursday, July 12, vs. Highline Bears, 6:35 p.m. Saturday, July 21, vs. Victoria Harbourcats, 6:35 p.m. Sunday, July 22, vs. Victoria Harbourcats, 1:05 p.m. Monday, July 23, vs. Victoria Harbourcats, 3:05 p.m. Friday, July 27, vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 6:35 p.m. Saturday, July 28, vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 6:35 p.m. Sunday, July 29, vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 1:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, vs. Portland Pickles, 6:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, vs. Portland Pickles, 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, vs. Portland Pickles, 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, vs. Highline Bears, 6:35 p.m.


An opportunity to learn more about the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe then and now

To learn more about the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe and its history on the 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. The earliest confirmed settlement at the village site dates to 750 B.C. The site was occupied by the tribe until the 1930s when local mills pushed villagers out of the area. Over time, the village was covered in 15 to 30 feet of backfill which preserved much of its historical significance. Many of the Tse-whit-zen artifacts uncovered in 2003 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 elwha.org.

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Explore like a local One of the best ways to explore Port Angeles is by kayak or bicycle. Being surrounded by water means kayaking in Port Angeles is a popular pastime for area residents. Hollywood Beach and Ediz Hook are easy-to-reach launch spots for kayakers since they provide direct access to Port Angeles Harbor. Once in the harbor, kayakers can paddle along the shoreline for stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, gigantic ships and barges occupying the harbor and marine mammals swimming and fishing in the chilly water. If you don’t have a kayak or dry suit, no need to worry. A variety of shops in the area rent kayaks and gear for those wanting to explore. Guided tours also are available for novice kayakers or for those who have never experienced the joy of being on the water. Although the harbor is somewhat sheltered, the water is cold so if you are new to the sport seek expert advice before launching your craft. On almost any day of the week, you will find someone pedaling a bicycle on the Olympic Discovery Trail. The trail follows the shoreline in Port Angeles providing a scenic and serene pedal for those wanting to stretch their legs away from automotive traffic. You can even use the trail to travel between the communities of Port Angeles and Sequim and beyond. No bike? No problem. There are a variety of bike rental places in Port Angeles. For details about Olympic Discovery Trail, visit olympicdiscoverytrail.org.

Top: Kayaking in Port Angeles Harbor provides wonderful views of Port Angeles and is a great way to experience the area. Left: Bike riding on Olympic Discovery Trail is a favorite activity for locals and visitors.

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

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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 park is naturally landscaped with Western red cedars and ferns. 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 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 is great for stand-up paddle boarding thanks to relatively shallow and calm waters. A picnic area is 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. Freshwater Bay is a great spot to stretch your legs and grab a bite to eat on your way to the western side of Clallam County. 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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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 that can be enjoyed by people of all ages:

Anderson Lake

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. LELAND LAKE For more lake information, visit parks. state.wa.us/240/Anderson-Lake.

Lake Crescent

Nestled in the northern foothills of the Olympic Mountains, Lake Crescent lies about 18 miles west of Port Angeles. Leland Lake is a located near Quilcene, The pristine azure waters of this deep, and is popular for fishing. glacially carved lake make it an ideal The lake is stocked with a variety of destination for those in search of natural species of fish seasonally. The sheltered lake is also a popular kayak- beauty. Picnic and swimming areas and boat ing destination. launches can be found at both the east and A boat ramp, dock, picnic areas and a west ends of the lake. variety of campsites make Leland Lake a A variety of trails encourage visitors to popular family camping spot. stretch their legs and snap a photo or two. For more information, visit Jefferson Spruce Railroad Trail, an 8-mile roundCounty Parks and Recreation at countyrec. trip hike, runs along the scenic north shore com.

Leland Lake

LAKE CRESCENT

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 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, 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, access to potable water, a ranger station, a boat launch and trails. The popular trail to Marymere Falls (p. 130) also starts from the ranger station.

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 clallam.net/Parks/lakepleasant.html. For information about Lake Pleasant RV Park, visit lakepleasantrvpark.com.

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Lake Ozette 

Beware of unpredictable weather conditions, as the large surface of the lake Lake Ozette, located on the northwestern is known to fetch large waves quickly. coast of the Peninsula, is the largest Boat launches are available. unaltered natural lake in the state. The lake The area features several trails leading to can be reached by traveling along Hokothe Pacific Ocean. See p. 154 for details. Ozette Road off state Highway 112. For camping information, visit nps.gov/ Lake Ozette is a place of rich history. olym and lostresort.net. 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. Lake Quinault is in the glacial-carved There are three islands on Lake Ozette Quinault Valley of the Quinault River, at — Tivoli, Garden Island and Baby Island. the southwestern edge of Olympic National Tivoli is a favorite kayaking and canoeing Park. The area is accessible from U.S. destination for overnight tent campers Highway 101. willing to make the long trip down the lake. The lake is within the temperate Quinault

Lake 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 details, visit quinaultrainforest.com.

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scattered along the waterfront. Many restaurants post menus outside their doors to entice diners to come in to sample signature dishes and drinks. After a busy day of exploring the Olympic Once everyone is happily fed, stretch Peninsula, return to Port Angeles to stroll your legs by walking along the brick-lined the downtown in search of food and unique sidewalks of Port Angeles. souvenirs to remember your travels. One-of-a-kind boutiques offer an array of The downtown offers a wealth of cafes items visitors are unlikely to find at home. and restaurants to refuel before returning The downtown boasts everything from to Olympic National Park to cross one more antique stores and clothing boutiques to trail off your bucket list. bookstores and specialty shops. Some dining establishments offer Many shops carry products by local artisans and regional artists so visitors can outdoor seating areas so patrons can soak take home a piece of the Northwest. up the sun. For more details about downtown Port To-go or boxed lunches also are popular Angeles, visit portangelesdowntown.com. for those wanting to dine at picnic tables

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Artists flock to Paint the Peninsula The sixth annual Paint the Peninsula will take place at a variety of locations Aug. 19-26. 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 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 paintthepeninsula. org.

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Waterfalls galore Melting snow and abundant rainfall make the Olympic Peninsula a waterfall lover’s paradise during the late spring and early summer months. As snow begins to melt high in the Olympic Mountains waterfall enthusiasts hit area trails to view rushing water at a variety of easy-to-reach destinations. There’s even an Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail to help visitors learn about and explore falls within the region. The trail is diverse and includes paved, wheelchair-accessible pathways, U.S. Forest Service roads, backcountry hikes and, in a few cases, requires a kayak or boat. An Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail brochure is available to download at olympicpeninsulawaterfalltrail.com or you can phone 800-942-4042 or email info@ OlympicPeninsula.org to receive a copy. If you only have time to explore a few falls, there are three easy-to-reach falls that never disappoint. Marymere Falls The 1.8-mile roundtrip trail to Marymere Falls leads hikers through some of 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.

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MADISON CREEK FALLS

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 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. 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

SOL DUC FALLS

provides an easy place for families to dine and enjoy the beauty of the Elwha Valley. Sol Duc Falls Sol Duc Falls can be enjoyed year-round, 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.

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

1018 W. 16th St., Port Angeles (just west of Angeles Millworks) (360) 461-7979 Pastor David Rich SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Worship Service WEDNESDAY 9:00 a.m. Prayer for the Peninsula THURSDAY 7:00 p.m. Discipleship & Biblical Teaching www.harborofhopechurch.com

Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Tuesday evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 12:00pm Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.

Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses on Wednesday & Friday 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: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday 2 p.m. Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses on Wednesday & Friday Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL

Bethany Pentecostal

506 S. Francis • 457-1030 Corner of 5th & Francis Omer Vigoren, Pastor Jeff Douglas, Music/Youth Leader SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Evening Service SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service www.bethanypa.com

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

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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

UNITY Unity in the Olympics 2917 E. Myrtle • (360) 457-3981 Rev. Donna Little, Minister

SUNDAY 10:00 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

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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.

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

NONDENOMINATIONAL Calvary Chapel Port Angeles

213 E. 8th St. • 360-504-2106 (at the corner of Lincoln & 8th) Andrew McLarty, Pastor

JEWISH Congregation Olympic B’nai Shalom

SUNDAY 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Children’s classes during teaching time taught at their level and nursery.

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WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Refuel (worship & bible study), Youth and Kid’s Ministry

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CHRISTIAN 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

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First Baptist Church

(American) Leading people in an ever changing culture to the hope of Jesus 105 West 6th Street • (360) 457-3313 Tim Hughes, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 Traditional Service 11:00 Contemporary Service 11:00 Children’s Church for kids 3-9 Nursery care provided at both services 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 Call for more info regarding other church activities.

Grace Baptist Church

4221 Mt. Angeles Rd. Port Angeles, WA. • (360) 457-0150 SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Bible Study and Prayer Meeting Ladies Discipleship class Washington Independent Baptist Fellowship (WIBF) Learning Through Serving Website www.gbcpaw.org

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

WEDNESDAY 2:00 p.m. Sequim small group meeting Call or email for meeting location 7:00 p.m. Praise and Prayer at the church building THURSDAY 10:00 a.m. Bible classes at the church building

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

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10:30 a.m. Sunday Service and Children’s Program-Enrichment & Play Fellowship Hour following the service

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

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Joyce

For a small town, Joyce has a really big personality. What the town, found 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 mom-andpop shop in the Northwest. This quaint little store is 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 a few miles north of Joyce on what is now Crescent Beach. Joyce Museum, housed in a former railroad station, is next door to the store. Built in 1915, it is considered to be the last remaining log depot from the Milwaukee Road. Museum displays include railroad memorabilia with photos and artifacts of Port Crescent, Gettysburg, Disque, Twin, Piedmont, Camp Hayden at Tongue Point, Lake Crescent, Sol Duc and, of course, Joyce. It is built of Alaska yellow cedar and was restored by the Joyce Museum Society in 2002. Phone 360-928-3568 for hours of operation and other information. A popular local event is the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, a one-day event

that takes place the first weekend of August and features blackberry pies, pie-making contests, a community pancake breakfast, arts and crafts vendors and much more. 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

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back substantially. The reward from letting these prickly vines grow is delicious blackberries. This year’s Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival takes place Aug. 4 and promises to deliver some of the best blackberry treats you have ever tasted. For information about the festival, visit joycedaze.org.


A wonderful place to camp, watch a sunset and more 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 by the county 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 for families. Park amenities include one picnic shelter

SALT CREEK RECREATION AREA

with a fireplace, play equipment, basketball, volleyball and horseshoe courts and a softball field, plus several trails. For details about camping reservations, visit 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, 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 thewhaletrail.org. To reach Salt Creek Recreation Area, take state Highway 112 west from Port Angeles toward Joyce. After 9 miles, turn right (north) onto Camp Hayden Road (near Milepost 54). Travel about 3 miles. Salt Creek Recreation Area’s entrance will be 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. Families investigate different tide pools at Ruby Beach.

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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 always 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.


forks & the west end

Gigantic trees draped in moss surrounded by enormous ferns, beaches dotted with sea stacks and rolling rivers tinted by glacial 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 temperate rainforests in the world. There’s plenty to see and do here. PHOTO: HOH RAIN FOREST

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The coast with the most beckons The West End is known for its accessibility to ruggedly beautiful beaches. Close to La Push are scenic 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 tide pools to see what lives in the Pacific Ocean. Ruby Beach, about 35 miles south of Forks, is one of easiest-to-reach scenic beaches in the state. It offers craggy sea stacks, flat sand and a small stream that flows through it at the base of the short trail from the parking lot. Ruby Beach was named because it contains red sand. This reddish color is caused by the concentration of small “almandite” crystals, a type of red garnet, which is a different mineral from the precious stone known as ruby. According to the state Department of Natural Resources Geology and Earth Resources Division, the garnet sand grains were originally individual dodecahedron (12-sided) crystals, but most of them have been abraded to a nearly spherical shape. This mineral is relatively heavy and tends to become concentrated in patches by wave action. Beaches in the Kalaloch strip of coastline are easy walks from car to shore. The beaches are numbered 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1.

Home of the Quileute La Push is a wonderful place to stretch your legs after making the journey to the coast. The 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 “top of the rock”). 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.

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Counterclockwise from top: A stroll to Second Beach provides 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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CAR SHOWS June 23-24: West End Thunder Drag Races, 8:30 a.m. gates open, Forks Municipal Airport, free-$20. July 21-22: West End Thunder Drag Races, 8:30 a.m. gates open, Forks Municipal Airport, free-$20. Aug. 11-12: West End Thunder Drag Races, 8:30 a.m. gates open, Forks Municipal Airport, free-$20. Aug. 25: Hot Thunder Nite Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., downtown Forks, free (registration $5-$10). Sept. 22-23: West End Thunder Drag Races, 8:30 a.m. gates open, Forks Municipal Airport, free-$20. RECREATION June 16-17: Eighth annual Tod Horton Memorial Co-Ed Softball Tournament, all day, Tillicum Park Ball Fields, free to watch. July 28-29: 28th annual Fred Orr Memorial Co-Ed Softball Tournament, all day, Tillicum Park Ball Fields, free to watch. Sept. 8-9: 31st annual West End Invitation Co-Ed Softball Tournament, all day, Tillicum Park Ball Fields, free to watch.

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Historically Forks is known as a timber town and the gateway to wild beaches. Forks is located in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, between the Olympic Mountains and Pacific Ocean beaches. Forks also is known for its annual rainfall, and celebrates the moisture that falls freely 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. Forks and the surrounding area provide an impressive array of recreational options. This 2,000-square-mile area is bordered on the north and west by more than 100 miles of saltwater shores, and to the south and east by alpine meadows and rainforest valleys. More than 200 miles of wild rivers cross the region, providing healthy runs of native salmon and steelhead making the West End a wonderful place to plan a fishing trip. When starting your exploration of the area, consider stopping by the Forks Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Information Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., to speak to a helpful volunteer or staff member. Here you will find plenty of enthusiastic suggestions to enjoy your time in Forks and the surrounding area. The center is well stocked with tourist brochures, maps and souvenirs. For more information about the chamber, visit forkswa.com, phone 800-443-6757 or 360-374-2531 or send an email to info@ forkswa.com.

COMMUNITY EVENTS & FESTIVALS Through May 31: North Olympic Library System Poetry Walks, Hall of Mosses Trail, self-guided, free. Every Wednesday, May 30-Sept. 5 (closed July 4): Forks Logging and Mill Tours, 8:45 a.m. to noon, Forks Visitor Information Center, free. June 15-17: Raincon, times vary, Rainforest Arts Center, free. June 19: Forks History and More, 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, free. June 30-July 8: Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July, downtown, schedule of events TBA. July 7: Moonlight Madness, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., local businesses, special sales. July 17: Forks History and More, 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, free. July 20-22: Quileute Days, times vary, La Push, free. Aug. 17-19: Cycle Camp Family Reunion, times vary, Cycle Camp near Forks, free. Aug. 21: Forks History and More, 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, free. Sept. 8: 17th annual Bear Creek Chili Cookoff and Potluck, all day, Hungry Bear Cafe, Forks, free. Sept. 13-16: Forever Twilight in Forks, times/locations/ticket prices vary. Sept. 18: Forks History and More, 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, free. Sept. 22: Free Entrance Day, all day,

Olympic National Park, free. Oct. 10-14: Hickory Shirt/Heritage Days, times vary, Rainforest Arts Center, free. Oct. 13: Fish N Brew, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Rainforest Arts Center, free. Oct. 16: Forks History and More, 11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, free. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 31: Rain of Terror Haunted House, 7 p.m. to midnight, Quillayute Airport, $10.

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Abundant rainforests, 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 rainforest. 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. 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 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 forkswa.com.

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Learn about mills, logging during a guided tour 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 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 30 through Sept. 5. 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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Beach hiking offers scenic experience 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-hikes-inone 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 with countless giant green anemones, mussels, barnacles, limpets and ochre sea stars; and Ruby Beach, a popular

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tide is ideal. At high tide, many once-passable sections become impassable. Particularly during a returning tide, be careful and keep an eye out for “sneaker waves,” an unanticipated coastal wave 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 fast-moving incoming waters can trap visitors who must frantically scramble to reach high ground.


A historical gem To understand the history and importance of logging on the West End, stop by the Forks Timber Museum and Loggers Memorial. This small museum has a lot of history packed in a small space. 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 forkstimbermuseum.org for more details or phone 360-374-9663. L e t

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The Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave., is 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, 6,300square-foot structure is owned by the city of Forks and was built 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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Forever Twilight in Forks going strong Die-hard Twilight fans, eager to see the setting of author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling books, travel to the North Olympic Peninsula to retrace the footprints of their favorite characters. Although none of the movies were 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. Since the release of Twilight, hundreds of thousands of fans have flocked to Forks, a town 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. Fans will celebrate “Forever Twilight in Forks” Sept. 13-16, with pre-festival events scheduled for Sept. 11-12. 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 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. 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 Be sure to stop by the Forks Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., to take photos next to a replica of Bella’s truck from the books and the movies.

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Chamber officials are giving Twilight fans across the world another reason to visit the town — a new gallery filled with costumes and props that appeared in the movies. The Forever Twilight in Forks Collection allows visitors to view screen-worn costumes and actual props used by favorite Twilight saga actors. The collection features a blend of book, movie and unique Forks-centric pieces, including authentic movie props and costumes, Twilight saga novels from all over the world, an art piece made of Twilight saga books, a backdrop for photo opportunities and other interesting memorabilia right in the heart of down-

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town Forks at the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave. Highlights from the Collection include: Jacob Black’s motorcycle, costumes worn by actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, Jacob’s letter to Bella, Sam Uley’s Jorts, props from Bella and Edward’s wedding, plus so much more and some very special surprises. Entry to the gallery is free, but donations are gladly accepted. The Forever Twilight in Forks Collection is open Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. from May 25 to Sept. 15. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays visitors must call for a viewing.


For more information, contact director@ forkswa.com or 360-374-2531. 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. Don’t forget about La Push About 15 miles west of Forks on state Highway 110 is La Push, another town with Twilight fame. La Push may be off-limits to vampires, but werewolf fans — and yes, vampire fans, too — can visit the Quileute reservation where Bella’s friend Jacob lives. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Quileute reservation while checking out First Beach, where Bella first learned of “the cold ones” from Jacob, who later is revealed to be a werewolf. The cliffs where the werewolves and Bella are said to have gone cliff diving are visible from La Push — but visitors should know that cliff diving is illegal and dangerous. The Quileute have a connection to wolves in legends, but no werewolves and vampires actually exist in them.

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More to see in Port Angeles 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 and Bella have their first date (called La Bella Italia in the novel). The bookstore where Bella goes to shop after her friends look for dresses has two possibilities. It could either be Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St., or Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., which are within walking distance of Bella Italia. Bella would have flown into quaint William R. Fairchild International Airport, located off Airport Road on the outskirts of Port Angeles.

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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., 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 Olympic Peninsula 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 toothbrush will wash up on shore. Yes, he has a large container full of used toothbrushes on display. One of the most compelling items on display is an unused survival suit. The suit came from a vessel 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. He has collected every shape, size, style and color you can imagine in a variety of materials from locations all over the world. 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 bestselling gift item so far. This gift provides a glimpse into Anderson’s sense of humor: 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.


Small town enjoys big drag racing Drag races, known as West End Thunder, are held several weekends during the summer at Forks Municipal Airport, 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 23-24, July 21-22, Aug. 11-12 and Sept. 22-23. 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 westendthunder.com.

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If you happen to be visiting the West End on Independence Day you will not want to miss the Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. Each July, the small town of Forks attracts locals and visitors with it’s familyfriendly celebration. Parades, a salmon bake, demolition derby, art show, frog jump, cribbage tournament, merchant sales and more are packed into the celebration. Festivities start Saturday, June 30, with a fun run and continue through July 8. For more information and for a schedule of events, visit forkswa.com.

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West End refuges From Grays Harbor to Neah Bay, more than 800 rocks, reefs and islands dot the rugged coastline. Three national wildlife refuges — Flattery Rocks, Quillayute Needles and Copalis national wildlife refuges — totaling 430 acres are within the boundaries of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and Olympic National Park. 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. The refuges and their inhabitants may be viewed with binoculars or spotting scopes from several spots along the coast including Shi Shi, Cape Alava, Rialto, Second, Ruby and Kalaloch beaches. 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 islands swell with flocks of migrating seabirds in excess of a million during fall and spring migrations. In summer the vast majority of Washington’s breeding seabirds jostle for space on these remote rocks. Black oystercatchers tend pebbly nests at the water’s edge, common murres lay gravity-defying eggs on barren ledges, and tufted puffins burrow their nests deep into the loamy bluffs. The region, where 80 percent of the state’s seabird population nests, supports 12 types of marine birds. In addition, peregrine falcons and bald eagles reside with their cousins. Several types of seals, sea lions and sea otters also stop by the local kelp beds. Sea otters are not easily seen from shore, but have been spotted off Cape Flattery.

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Counterclockwise from top: Ducks dry off on a shoreline after searching for food. Gulls greet visitors at Cape Alava. A gray jay waits for food in the Kalaloch area. Oystercatchers see what the tide has left for dinner on rocks off Beach 4.


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The Olympic Peninsula’s beautiful coastal area includes Clallam Bay and Sekiu, twin seafront towns about 50 miles west of Port Angeles, and Neah Bay, home of the Makah tribe. Visitors to this area will enjoy the wild coast, can stand at the edge of the continent, go fishing on untamed rivers and learn about an ancient whaling village. PHOTO: SEA STACK OFF OZETTE LOOP

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Calendar of Events COMMUNITY EVENTS & FESTIVALS July 13-15: Clallam Bay-Sekiu Fun Days includes a parade, crafts, photo show, music, games, food and fireworks. Music all day Saturday, July 14, includes 1960s tunes, rock, bluegrass and more at the Clallam Bay Spit Community Beach County Park. July 4: Fourth of July celebration in Neah Bay includes a parade, fishing derby, quilt and fiber arts show and much more! The day is capped with a spec-

tacular fireworks show that folks come from far and wide to see. Visit neahbaywa.com for more information. Aug. 24-26: 94th annual Makah Days Celebration, times vary, Neah Bay, free. The event includes a talent show, canoe races, salmon bake, traditional and modern dances, Indian gambling games and a fireworks show on Friday night. Oct. 6-7: Hobuck Hoedown includes surf-kayaking or longboard surf competition in the frothy wake of the Pacific at Hobuck Beach in Neah Bay.

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Views from the edge of the Earth The Cape Flattery Trail, a short trail featuring a 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 during your visit. 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.

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, 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 perfect for trying to spot whales as they move along the coast in search of food.

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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. Point of the Arches in Olympic National Park is an amazing place to witness a sunset.

The Makah Nation is located in Neah Bay on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula. It is the home of the Makah Cultural and Research Center, which houses, among other things, the extensive Ozette collection. Turn to p. 158 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 94th annual Makah Days will be held Aug. 24-26. For more information about Makah Days, visit facebook.com/makah.days. Visit makah.com for more information about the tribe.

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Make a stop at 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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Ten 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 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 bald eagles flying over the area in hopes of finding a snack in the mudflats below. The mudflats also are a hunting spot for crabs when the season opens. Pillar Point is a great spot to 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.

Explore the diversity of Clallam Bay Spit Stop by this 33-acre day-use county park 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. Keep an eye out 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 results in drastic changes in the landscape. A picnic area and full-service restroom are available. The maintained grassy area lined with trees is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner. 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, clallambay.com or sekiu.com). A little farther down the highway, the Makah Marina is a popular place to start a fishing trip. A number of guides operate charters out of Neah Bay and offer an array of opportunities to catch your limit. Marine tours of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary are available through some sport fishing companies. Neah Bay Chamber of Commerce (neahbaywa.com) features more information about fishing in Neah Bay.

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A glimpse into the past at a worldclass museum 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 300 to 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 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. The museum gift shop features a variety of souvenirs including handmade carvings, basketry, drums, clothing and jewelry 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, including admission costs, call 360-645-2711 or visit makahmuseum.com.

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Amazing Northwest Coast beach hikes 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, tide pools, spires, arches and more. Shi Shi Beach Trail, a 3.3-mile trek from the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay to the beach, is the easiest way to reach the beach. Much of the trail is a boardwalk that meanders through lush forests, but other sections of the trail can be very muddy, especially after a heavy rain. As the trail winds closer to the ocean, take note of sheer and unmarked cliffs and keep children close. Caution should be used when walking down the steep 150-foot bluff that leads to the beach. Take advantage of safety ropes and pay close attention to tree roots as you descend to the beach. A $10 Makah recreation permit is required to use the trail, see p. 155 for details. South of Shi Shi Beach is the spectacular Point of the Arches — a mile-long parade of rugged sea stacks. A long stretch of sandy beach leads to Point of the Arches in about 2.3 miles. Pay close attention to weather reports and tides if planning to camp. The Ozette Loop is another celebrated hike along the Northwest Coast. 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.

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Each trail forms a leg of a triangle loop hike, with a 2.9-mile stretch of beach forming the third leg. Part way through the hike to Cape Alava, 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, hikers can pick a campsite north of the trail. Then unburdened, head off with a daypack for the 1-mile trek 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 trek 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 on these beaches between May 1 and Sept. 30. For details, phone Olympic National Park’s Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100.


Exploring beyond the Peninsula

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, B.C. What might 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 old-growth 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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Catch the ferry to Victoria, B.C. Dreaming of going to British Columbia? The privately owned Black Ball Ferry Line operates the MV Coho, which takes passengers and vehicles between Port Angeles and Victoria daily. Crossing time is about 90 minutes. Voyages 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, 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 cbp.gov and Canadian Border Services at cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.


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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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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. 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 Centre, 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,

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Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Crescent, is a national historic site that is a stunning example of Victorian architecture. The castle includes exquisite stained-glass windows, woodwork and period antiques. This legendary Victorian mansion, built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking Victoria, announced to the world that coal baron Robert Dunsmuir was the richest and most important man in Western Canada. The castle gives visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s. Operated by a nonprofit charity, proceeds from admission fund the ongoing restoration of the castle. For hours of operation, admission rates and additional information about, Craigdarroch Castle visit thecastle.ca. Open year round with daily ferries from Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen

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Extend your travels

After sampling all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer head south to explore an array of charming Washington and Oregon towns. Coastal Long Beach is celebrated as one of the best places to fly a kite in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington State International Kite Festival is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third full week of August. Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, Long Beach is turned into a kite lovers extravaganza boasting skies ablaze with color, high-flying action and choreographed movement. Washington’s Kite Festival draws famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands spectators, many of whom participate in the fun with their own WASHINGTON STATE INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL kite-flying adventures, attend annually. For more details, visit kitefestival.com. In September, visitors will find colorful cranberry-growing operations in this area. The harvest takes place once berries ripen at the mouth of the Columbia River in October, but visitors can learn about West Coast cranberry growing at the Cranberry Museum and Gift Shop. Military Museum & Gift Shop • Memorial Rose Garden Visit cranberrymuseum.com for more Living History Programs • Explore Gun Batteries information. Self-Guided and Guided Tours As you continue following coastal highways into Oregon you will cross the Open Year mighty Columbia River and find numerous Round operational lighthouses, sand dunes, MAY-SEPT. 10am-6pm beaches you can drive on, historic forts OCT.-APRIL 10am-4pm and plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of wildlife in action. THE FRIENDS OF OLD FORT STEVENS, The coastal towns in Washington and a non-profit organization, supports the maintenance and preservation of the Ft. Stevens Oregon are popular summer tourist Ft. Stevens State Park, Hammond, OR Historical Area. Much of our funding comes destinations, so be sure to book lodging $5 State Park Day Use Fee Museum Store Website www.visitftstevens.com from proceeds from the museum store, guided — hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and email: foofs@teleport.com tours, special events and camp wood sales. even campgrounds — well in advance.

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INFORMATION Visitor Centers and Chambers of Commerce CLALLAM BAY/SEKIU CHAMBER 16795 state Highway 112, Clallam Bay 360-963-2339 sekiu.com orclallambay.com FORKS CHAMBER 1411 S. Forks Ave., Forks 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757 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 neahbaywa.com OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles 360-565-3130 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 olympicpeninsula.org

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CLALLAM TRANSIT 360-452-4511 or 800-858-3747 clallamtransit.com Public transportation serving Clallam County; operates county’s public specialized paratransit service. JEFFERSON TRANSIT 360-385-4777 or 800-371-0497 jeffersontransit.com Serves East Jefferson County; connects with Clallam, Kitsap and Island Transit. OLYMPIC BUS LINES 111 E. Front St., Port Angeles

360-417-0700 or 800-457-4492 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 gorocketman.com Door-to-door airport shuttle service to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for Clallam and East Jefferson counties.

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FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 530 Bogachiel Way, Forks 360-374-6271 forkshospital.org JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE 834 Sheridan Ave., Port Townsend 360-385-2200 jeffersonhealthcare.org OLYMPIC MEDICAL CENTER 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles 360-417-7000 olympicmedical.org

BLACK BALL FERRY/MV COHO 101 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 360-457-4491 cohoferry.com Year-round car and passenger walk-on ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles. WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES 800-843-3779 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 Olympic Peninsula via car.

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

PORT ANGELES CHAMBER, VISITOR CENTER 121 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 360-452-2363 portangeles.org JEFFERSON COUNTY CHAMBER 440 12th St., Port Townsend 360-385-2722 or 888-365-6978 jeffcountychamber.org NORTH HOOD CANAL CHAMBER 295142 Highway 101, Quilcene 360-765-4999 emeraldtowns.com SEQUIM-DUNGENESS VALLEY CHAMBER 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim 360-683-6197 or 800-737-8462 sequimchamber.com

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

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PORT ANGELES WALK-IN CLINIC Olympic Medical Center, Medical Office Building, 907 Georgiana St., Port Angeles Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 360-565-0550 olympicmedical.org CLINICARE 621 E. Front St., Port Angeles Open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 360-452-5000 portangelesclinicare.com SEQUIM WALK-IN CLINIC Olympic Medical Center-Sequim Campus, Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 1400, Sequim Open Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 360-582-2930 olympicmedical.org THE SEQUIM FREE CLINIC 777 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 109, Sequim Open Mondays and Thursdays, drop-in starts at 4:45 p.m. 360-582-0218 sequimfreeclinic.org JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE EXPRESS CLINIC 834 Sheridan St., Suite B, Port Townsend Open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 360-385-2204 jeffersonhealthcare.org BOGACHIEL MEDICAL CLINIC 390 Founders Way, Forks Open Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 360-374-6998 forkshospital.org


Port Angeles Senior Center...

The FUN Starts HERE!!!

Port Angeles Senior Center 360.457.7004

328 E 7th St • Port Angeles, WA (SW corner of 7th & Peabody) OLYMPIC PENINSULA VISITORS GUIDE • SUMMER 2018

852108417

www.portangelesseniorcenter.com

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Hobuck Beach Resort The beauty of Neah Bay speaks for itself.

Coastal lodging where the Pacific meets the Peninsula

Cabins on the beach • Camping & RV

www.HobuckBeachResort.com hobuck@makah.com (360) 645.2339

Nestled on the coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the heart of Neah Bay.

Cabins • RV & Camping

THE CAPE RESORT www.cape-resort.com • caperesort@makah.com 360-645-2250


94th ANNUAL

MAKAH DAYS NEAH BAY

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Aug 24-26, 2018

“Celebrating Washburns Since 1902”

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.

facebook.com/makah.days or go to www.makah.com

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

852108772

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

Join us for a multitude of activities which honor our ancient Makah customs & traditions and commemorate the history of our Tribe


The Quileute Tribe invites you To a Unique Experience at Quileute Oceanside Resort On the Pacific Coast

Crying Lady Rock 2nd Beach QUILEUTE OCEANSIDE RESORT & RV PARK

NOW OFFERING SCREEN PRINTING

offers transient moorage, charters, fuel and marine services 360-374-5392

offers a range of accomodations, from camper cabins and comfy family units to delux ocean-view suites. Property also features 66 spacious, full service, oceanfront sites with laundry and shower. 7 tent sites within the RV park and 20 camp sites on the beach. 800-487-1267

RIVER’S EDGE RESTAURANT

QUILEUTE OCEANSIDE NATIVE GROUNDS ESPRESSO

Storage rental and events calendar 100 LaPush Road, Forks 360-374-3199

360-374-3265

QUILEUTE LONESOME CREEK STORE Boasts all the essentials deli, gas station and much more 360-374-4338

Available by order 360-374-5267

QUILEUTE MARINA

Fresh local seafood 360-374-0777

KI’TLA CENTER

CONTACT US For reservations & information:

800-487-1267

Visit our website for complete listing of events & specials www.quileutenation.org

QUILEUTE OCEANSIDE

COMMUNITY EVENTS

FALL LAST CHANCE SALMON DERBY WINTER VETS DINNER CHERISH OUR CHILDREN COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER SPRING EASTER EGG HUNT WELCOMING THE WHALES SUMMER SURFING AND TRADITIONS QUILEUTE DAYS

QUILEUTE NATION

QUILEUTE DAYS

852108745

Ancient Spirits calm your senses. Quileute hospitality warms your heart

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Special Sections - Olympic Peninsula Visitors Guide Summer 2018  

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Special Sections - Olympic Peninsula Visitors Guide Summer 2018  

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