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
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
2018 Northwest Colonial Festival August 9–12 with Daily Battle re-enactments of the: Skirmish at Lexington Green (10:30 AM) Battle For Concord Bridge (2:30 PM) George Washington Inn, Port Angeles, WA
Visit an 18th Century British Military Camp, Colonial Militia Camp, 1775 Colonial Village, DAR Kids’ Camp & Theater and the SAR History Exhibits & Theater Hours: 9:30AM to 5:30 PM – Free Onsite Parking Info & Tickets: colonialfestival.com : NW Colonial Festival
OLYMPIC PENINSULA VISITORS GUIDE • SUMMER 2018
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.