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.
Log Cabin Resort
Lake Quinault Lodge
Lake Cresent Lodge
Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
Our four lodges are conveniently located for the perfect road trip around the Peninsula loop providing charming accommodations, delicious cuisine and fun activities so that your experience is just what you want it to be…anything but ordinary.
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Lake Crescent Lodge, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, and Log Cabin Resort are managed by Aramark, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. Lake Quinault Lodge operates under special permit by the U.S. Forest Service in Olympic National Forest.