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The Kitsap Peninsula… Discover – Explore Craft-beer is making it’s mark in Kitsap where Kitsap has more than 250 miles of accessible shoreline for you to explore, virtually every community has a beach for you to discover; boating, beach walks, fishing, water skiing, sailing, scuba diving or you can just spend the day on the beach. For more on the many beaches in Kitsap turn to our “Outdoor Adventures” section. You will also want to discover and take a hike on one of the Kitsap Peninsula’s scenic trails or check out one of the world-class golf courses.

We all have a story to tell Kitsap also has an abundance of farmers, growers and producers, their fresh ingredients help create delicious foods and beverages. Many of these products are used by local restaurants, bakeries and caterers. You can check this out for yourself at one of the many farmer’s markets in the county.

you can find a number of the finest craft brewers in the region. There are also several local wineries on the Kitsap Peninsula, many of which you will find on Bainbridge Island. But don’t stop there; wineries are starting to pop up in other places in Kitsap as well. Make sure you read up on Kitsap’s “Culinary Loop” section. There are great places to eat, get coffee or indulge in a special sweet treat. The Kitsap Peninsula has plenty of places to get fine cuisine, taste locally brewed beer or local wines, snack on a donut, ice-cream or some local chocolates.

Events and festivals The Kitsap Peninsula loves to celebrate with many events happening on holiday weekends, but visitors will also discover events and festivals that happen yearround, check out our “Calendar of Events” section for dates.

outdoor adventures Great dining and fun activities are endless. But no matter what you choose to do, don’t

forget to take a moment to look around at the nature that surrounds you. Please, take the time to read through the pages of this magazine and discover the many ways you can explore the Kitsap Peninsula.


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CoNTENTS 12 Discover Kitsap

Explore our top must see things to do on the Kitsap Peninsula from the trails in Silverdale, the quaint turn of the century historical town Port Gamble, the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial on Bainbridge Island, a Vietnam era destroyer ship that is open to the public for tours, a turn of the century log cabin museum in South Kitsap to the Poulsbo Maritime museum which showcases the rich maritime history.

n Explore our Communities

Discover the top 10 things to see and do in each community

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Bainbridge

From enjoying a secluded walk along a pebble beach to wandering through the majestic forests there’s plenty to see and do on this Island

36 Bremerton

23 North Kitsap

From the quaint Norwegian town of Poulsbo to the little sea by the shore (Kingston) explore everything that North Kitsap has to offer

33 Silverdale

This is the mecca shopping area on the Kitsap Peninsula, but there is more to discover then shopping. Beaches, trails and parks, take your time there is much to see in the central part of the county.

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A town known for it’s military presence. Take your time to explore the many communities in and around Bremerton. Don’t forget to rake take a stroll along the beautiful waterfront or tour a Vietnam era destroyer ship.

South Kitsap

Port Orchard is the county seat for Kitsap, there are many small communities in and around Port Orchard to see and discover


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Map of Kitsap Summer Nights in Kitsap

Check out the best outdoor summer concert venues in Kitsap

66 Dive into a culinary adventure

Discover our “Good Eats” on the Kitsap Peninsula. Kitsap has some tantalizing, tongue tasty treats.

32 Cannabis

68 Craft breweries in Kitsap

49 Got Kids

70 Calendar of Events

What to know about Cannabis in Washington State and retail outlets

There is no shortage of things to do with the kids on the Kitsap Peninsula

52 Chill on the beaches

There is no better place to hang out on a gorgeous day than a Kitsap Peninsula beach

53 DocK that boat

There is plenty of water surrounding the Kitsap Peninsula, discover the many marinas where you can launch or dock your boat

54 Water Trails Map 56 OutDoor Adventures

Discover the parks, best hiking trails, and camping spots. You will also discover whereto cycle, kayak, scuba dive and swim. We also have skate parks for the kids and dog parks for you furry friend.

62 We all have a story to tell

Discover the rich history in Kitsap County, from famous military sites, tribal history and all the communities who all have a story to tell

You cannot travel through the Kitsap Peninsula without stopping at one of the many local craft breweries.

No matter what time of year you choose to visit or even if you are a local, Kitsap loves to celebrate.

74 Getting around

Whichever way you are traveling discover how you will reach your destination

78 Sports

Kitsap County offers plenty of options for the sports fan

79 Farmers markets

Don’t miss your chance to visit one of the many markets, where you will find fresh vegetables or local handcrafted gifts

80 Trips on a tank

If you feel adventurous and want to explore even more, discover all that the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas haVE to offer.


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the Natural Side of Puget Sound

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DISCOVER KITSAP Enjoy A Ride on the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail

REGIONAL PUBLISHER Terry Ward EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Donna Etchey

WRITERS Brian Kelly, Robert Smith, Nick Twietmeyer, Leslie Kelly COVER PHOTO BY Patti Graf-Hoke, Visit Kitsap

Kitsap Peninsula

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MUST-SEE KITSAP

No matter the time of year you choose to discover all that the Kitsap Peninsula has to offer, you will find much to do and see. Whether it is history, entertainment, culinary delights, parks, or hiking on of the many trails, here are some of the top must-see things to do and see on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Trail System. In 1995, after years of neglect, the Clear Creek Task Force began the long process and tremendous

SILVERDALE Clear Creek Trail In 1841, Captain Wilkes

sailed through a narrow channel from Puget Sound into a large bay roughly dividing the geographical area eventually to be Kitsap County in half. He named the bay Dyes Inlet. In 1886, legend has it that shortly after moving to this area, Mrs. Hannah Schold, one of the first nonnatives to settle in the Clear Creek area, looked at the stream outside her home after a nasty storm and remarked with surprise how clear the stream was. Hannah named the stream running through the fertile valley Clear Creek. In 1950, Kirk Best built a barn at the mouth of Clear Creek, using recycled materials from surplus materials from nearby army barracks and barn boards and poles from an even older barn. The barn, named Tides End by the Best family, sat sentinel on the estuary while Harriet and Kirk Best raised their family. They sold their farm to Carlton and Betty Smith in 1960. The Smith family lived there, raising their family, for 30 years before donating the barn and surrounding property to the Kitsap Land Trust, now the Great Peninsula Conservancy, thus providing the impetus to the start of the Clear Creek

is located beneath the store facing the bay, depicting a special chapter in the history of the Pacific Northwest and the forest products industry. Stroll through actual furnished settings and experience the dynamic story of Port Gamble. The Port Gamble Historic Cemetery dates back to 1856 when U.S. Navy Coxswain Gustave Englebrecht of the USS Massachusetts died in a skirmish with Haida raiders in the French & Indian War in Port Gamble. Englebrecht is credited with being the first U.S. Navy man killed in the Pacific. Town founder Josiah Keller died in 1862 in Victoria and he is buried here in a plot surrounded by an iron fence, but without a headstone.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Bainbridge Island task of restoring and renovating the old barn into a small environmental, historical interpretive center. After seven years, the Clear Creek Sa’qad Interpretive Center stands ready to receive visitors, families and students, young and old. The parking lot and beginning of the trail is just north of Silverdale.

PORT GAMBLE

Located just east of the Hood Canal bridge, this turn-of-the-century company town is now preserved as a National Historic Landmark. With it’s charming New England-style buildings and lovely waterfront setting, Port Gamble is a fun place to wander and explore. Be sure to visit the Port Gamble General Store & Cafe, which houses the local history museum as well as an astonishing collection of seashells. The Port Gamble Historic Museum

This Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial is an outdoor exhibit commemorating the internment of Japanese Americans on Bainbridge Island.

BREMERTON USS Turner Joy

300 Washington Beach AVE, On the Bremerton Waterfront The first permanent, and publicly accessible, Naval heritage and educational ship attraction in the Pacific Northwest, USS Turner Joy (DD951), Naval Memorial Ship museum, is a restored Vietnam era destroyer that can be toured from the boiler room to the bridge.


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PORT ORCHARD

POULSBO

Log Cabin Museum

The Poulsbo Maritime Museum

Housed in an original settlers' cabin, the museum features a "family" which follow a seasonal story line depicting life in South Kitsap. The displays are changed regularly.

Showcases the rich maritime history through imaginative exhibits and interactive displays. Guests are invited to explore the amazingly diverse history, from families traveling dock to dock to get to their farm products to market in Seattle, to home-porting of Alaska codfish fleets, to the tour ships and paddle boards of today.

416 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard

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Front Street, downtown Poulsbo

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, the Kitsap Peninsula's forested parks and preserves are great for hiking and biking, the miles and miles of shoreline provide fun for beach combers and paddlers. Boaters and divers can enjoy exploring the waters surrounding the Peninsula.

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Kitsap Public Facilities District is dedicated to community partnerships that drive economic development throughout the County. Successful Partnerships Include: • Kitsap Conference Center, with the City Of Bremerton Gordon Field • Kitsap Fairgrounds and Event Center, with Kitsap County & Parks Dept. • NK Regional Event Center, with Kitsap County, City of Poulsbo and NK School District KPFD Event Fund Kitsap PFD has up to $5K each for organizations that need funds to promote/market local events being held at one of our partner facilities this year. Learn more at www.kitsap-pfd.org/eventfund.html

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Gordon Field

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Summer nights and music just seem to go together on the Kitsap Peninsula, where we have some of the best outdoor summer concert venues around. The shows are all free and perfect for a date night or family outing. You’ll love the spectacular settings, including waterfront parks in Port Orchard, Poulsbo and Kingston, the Bremerton Boardwalk and the lawn at Clearwater Casino & Resort overlooking Agate Passage.

Concerts by the Bay

Port Orchard 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays (except July 6) through August at the Port Orchard Marina Park, 1001 Bay St. There’s something for everyone in this line-up, including Sinatra and Elvis impersonators, Irish folk/pop and hometown favorite Dusty Cadillac, known for a power-packed and danceable blend of blues and rock. Families will love the park’s waterfront playground. There’s also a day full of tunes slated for July 4, starting at 11 a.m.

Music in Manette

Bremerton 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 24 at Whitey Domstad Park, 1101 Wheaton Way This is one of the most charming concert venues on the peninsula, a little pocket park at the East end of the Manette Bridge that looks out toward Sinclair Inlet and the Bremerton ferry. The musical line-up includes Navy Band northwest, the kid-friendly Caspar Babypants and The Whiskey Jackets, a Seattle band with a New Orleans sound.

Kingston’s Cove Summer Concerts Performances at the Passage Kingston 6-8 p.m. Saturdays through August, Mike Wallace Park, 11259 NE State Highway 104

Enjoy food vendors and a beer garden at these family-friendly concerts next to the Kingston ferry. Dance the night away to rock & roll, reggae, Country, R&B, Latin rhythms and the Kitsap Peninsula’s favorite honky tonk band, Betsy and the Boys.

Suquamish 7 p.m. Thursdays through August on the lawn at Clearwater Casino and Resort, 15347 Suquamish Way NE These shows are always a good time and this year’s line-up features a hot mix of cool tunes from tribute bands for Tom Petty, Neil Diamond, Queen, The Bee Gees, Jim Morrison Celebration, Abbafab and Selena tribute.

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Rock the Dock Bremerton 5-8 p.m. July 4 and Saturdays though Aug. 19 (except July 15) on the Bremerton Boardwalk, 243 Second St.

There’s a new upgraded sound system and covered stage for these concerts plus a beer garden. Arrive by car, ferry or boat for a rockin’ good time. The lineup of exceptional talent has something for all music taste from folk to country, pop, alterternative music and good ole rock ‘n roll.

Summer Nights at the Bay

Poulsbo 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays July 11-Aug. 15 at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park, 18809 Anderson Parkway Chill in “Little Norway” and enjoy amazing water and mountain views during these laidback concerts.

Sounds of summer

Bainbridge Island 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in July at Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Dr. NE The schedule includes funk, country, folk and rock ‘n roll. There are kids’ activities and concessions, plus the park has a magnificent playground, wide walking paths and a duck pond.


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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

From enjoying a secluded walk along a pebble beach to wandering through the majestic living cathedrals of our public forests, there’s plenty to see — and do — on Bainbridge Island.

BAINBRIDGE

Here’s our Top 10 of places to see; worthy spots on a quick stop, plus places where you’ll want to linger longer.

largest sawmills until it burned down in 1907. It was later rebuilt in the 1920s, only to burn down again. The harbor was once the most industrial in Puget Sound. Today, it is a natural amusement park. Visitors can hop along a driftwood trail down to the former Blakely generator building, which is home to an ever-evolving graffiti art collection.

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will put the first sparkle of Puget Sound into your tour. The road follows the northern side of Murden Cove and offers mostly unobstructed views of the Sound and the Seattle skyline in the distance. Coming with a kayak? There is a small parking lot near a public boardwalk, and easy beach access.

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Port Blakely was home to one of the world’s

north of Lytle, is probably the best biking spot on Bainbridge. Those interested in a scenic bike ride will be pleased by the sparkling Rich Passage views on Point White Drive. But if you’re looking to catch a sweat, seasoned cyclists should probably situate Point White for the end of their route. This three-mile stretch on the shoreline is mostly flat and takes visitors driving, walking or biking down to Point

White Pier. During high tide, the pier is a good place for views, fishing or — for the bold — diving.


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Frog Rock It’s been an island icon for more than

45 years, so go ahead and be jealous, Freemont Troll. Frog Rock (at Phelps and Spargur Loop roads and Madison Avenue North) is actually two pieces of a granite boulder left behind when the ice sheet covering Puget Sound melted away more than 15,000 years ago. The boulder was in the way of a road project in the 1950s and dynamite split it in half. The stones became Frog Rock on June 6, 1971 when Bob Green and his high school sweetheart (and future wife) Ellen Barnes painted it green to hide a purple paint job that said, “NK lives!”

Fay Bainbridge Park

Once a state park, Fay Bainbridge is now owned by the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Rec District and has no day-use fees. In addition to 1,420 feet of waterfront, the park has volleyball courts, camp sites, rental cabins, playground, and sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables. On a clear day, visitors can see the Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker.

Gazzam Lake

Gazzam Lake is Bainbridge’s second largest area of undeveloped land. It includes 444 acres of upland forests and wetlands with an extensive trail system. Nestled in the northwest part of park is Gazzam Lake, a 13-acre freshwater wetland.

The Grand Forest One of the

crown jewels of the Bainbridge park system, with more than 270 acres of forest and trails off of Miller and Mandus Olson roads. The Grand Forest contains wetlands, secondgrowth forests wildlife habitat and an extensive trail system.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Now celebrating its fifth year, the

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is located on Winslow Way just across from Waypoint Park (the public gathering space near the ferry terminal). Admission to BIMA is free, and the art museum provides a unique and accessible resource for local residents and tourists alike, and the museum’s main focus is showcasing underrecognized artists and special art collections from the Puget Sound region.

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

A memorial to Japanese Americans forced into internment camps during World War II, it’s located just steps from the former Eagledale ferry dock, where more than 200 Japanese American residents were forcibly removed from the island and sent to internment camps. On March 30, 1942, the first of nearly 12,000 Japanese Washington residents were taken from Bainbridge because of their proximity to crucial U.S. naval bases in Puget Sound. They had six days to pack up their lives. Overall, more than 120,000 Japanese were taken to these camps under President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. The wall — the only national memorial to the World War II Japanese American internment that is not located at an incarceration site — stands as a reminder of what happened to those citizens. Its title, Nidoto Nai Yoni (let it never happen again) also represents the hope that history doesn’t repeat itself.

Battle Point Park Though known

mostly for its World War II military installations, Battle Point Park was named for a much earlier skirmish between a resident Suquamish band and raiders from a northern tribe. The park’s 90 acres of open space include two ponds (complete with ducks), picnic areas and a shelter, a smooth jogging/walking trail, a fitness course, several soccer and softball fields, two tennis courts, disc golf course, a roller hockey court, a sand volleyball court, two basketball courts, pump track, and community gardens. The park is also home to the Kids Up! playground and the refurbished Transmitter Building, which hosts youth gymnastics and an indoor play area. The Battle Point Astronomical Association (www.bpastro.org) has an astronomy center in the former “Helix House.” To reach the park, take Miller Road to Arrow Point Drive.


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BAINBRIDGE discover more Bainbridge Island will be to Seattle what Long Island is to New York,” proclaimed an advertisement in the Aug. 22, 1906 edition of the Seattle Star. An anonymous advertiser was selling 34 acres of property on the island — with a thousand feet of waterfront, a 7-acre orchard, and 15 acres of cleared land — for $6,000. “This is the greatest bargain ever offered in Seattle,” the ad announced. Bainbridge Island hasn’t become the West Coast version of Long Island, of course, a detail that delights visitors and residents new and old alike.

town, to find multiple art galleries, boutiques, one-of-a-kind stores, cafes and coffee shops, remarkable restaurants and one of the best independent book stores in Puget Sound. Winslow Way has changed with the times but is still rooted in the past; a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare that for more than 140 years has served the diverse residents of the Eagle Harbor towns of Madrone, then Winslow, and today, the city of Bainbridge Island. On the south side of Bainbridge, in the heart of Lynwood, is Pleasant Beach Village, a shopping, dining and entertainment haven hidden just off the island’s busier roads.

Even so, a visit to Bainbridge Island itself is one of the best bargains to be had, thanks to a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle.

The area is home to the historic Lynwood Theatre, the outdoor/homesteading depot Bainbridge Island Outfitters + Depot, holiday and lifestyle store The Barn Cat, used clothing and accessory boutique Sash Mercantile, among others.

Thousands of visitors who come to the island every year don’t even bother to bring a car; “walk-ons” board one of the two ferries that serve Bainbridge from Seattle’s Colman Dock (Pier 52) and step off the boat just minutes away from Winslow, the

While you are strolling around make sure to stop in The Treehouse Café which is an exciting and welcoming pub and pizzeria located in the historic Lynwood Center

island’s downtown.

The heart of downtown is just a short walk from the ferry terminal. Get your bearings at The Waypoint, the city’s gateway park that was built by volunteers a few years ago, before heading into town. Just across the street from The Waypoint is the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, a crown jewel in Kitsap County’s cultural offerings, a free-admission facility that opened in 2013 and features artists from Bainbridge and across the region. Continue along Winslow Way, the main street through down-

Grab a bite at the Marketplace, self-serve froyo spot Island Cool, “Best of Bainbridge” hamburger pick Hammy’s Hamburgers, The Beach House Bar & Grill, or get even classier at Manor House Restaurant. Don’t forget the furry family members either - or maybe meet a new beloved pet - because Pleasant Beach boasts two specialty spots for critters: Salty Dog Wash and PAWS at Pleasant Beach, an adoption advocacy and education center. There’s even a pool - a 25-yard recreation pool, a children’s wading pool and a hot tub, too - at the Pool at Pleasant Beach.


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NORTH KITSAP

The Hansville Greenway Trail A winding, verdant labyrinth of Touring historic Port Gamble pathways cut through the woods await visitors to the northernmost tip of the Kitsap Peninsula. In the summer months, the trails seem more like tunnels punched through a sea of green alder leaves, ferns, moss and evergreens. Visitors can roam the trails for free and parking can be found near the trailhead along NE Twin Spits Road. While dogs are allowed on the trails, they must remain on-leash due to the abundant wildlife that call the forest flanking the paths their home. For more information or to plan a hike go to hansvillegreenway.org.

Point No Point Lighthouse, Hansville Crowning the top of

the Kitsap Peninsula lies the beacon of the shipping lanes, the guiding light in the night, the Polaris of the Puget Sound: The Point No Point Lighthouse. Built in 1879 by the US Lighthouse Service, the Point No Point Lighthouse is considered to be the oldest on Puget Sound. The shimmering light at Point No Point continues to serve sailors today, warning them of the nearby Point No Point Shoal and marking the northern entrance to the Puget Sound. Visitors are welcome to take a tour of the lighthouse from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on weekends, April through September. As an added bonus, the nearby wetlands at Point No Point make for a birdwatchers paradise, so don’t forget to bring along the binoculars.

What was once the proverbial “company town,” Port Gamble has become a hotspot for tourist activities in the years since William Talbot and Andrew Pope founded their sawmill on the shores of Gamble Bay in 1853. The town is a treat to stroll while eyeing the local shops and historic buildings, originally built to house the mill’s workers during Pope and Talbot’s heyday. For the adventurous visitor, ghost tours are regularly held in the (purportedly haunted) WalkerAmes house. For the equally adventurous, but less spiritually curious visitor, a trip to Olympic Outdoor PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA


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Kingston Waterfront

Kingston’s been saving a seat for you. This sleepy waterfront town is known for the regular arrivals and departures of the massive ferries, that shuttle commuters across the Puget Sound between Kingston and Edmonds. The ferries aren’t the only oversized item the town is known for though. Enormous Adirondack chairs are scattered throughout the town to welcome visitors to climb on up and take a seat. Those sitting in the chairs are so dwarfed by the size of them, snapping a few photos of your friends and family sitting in one of these sizable seats is a “must-do” for any trip to Kingston.

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and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Those who visit the town can go home with their own lutefisk by visiting the Marina Market in downtown Poulsbo. Visitors to the purveyor of lye-soaked fish can also walk out with jar of pickled herring… if that’s what you’re into.

Walking the Indianola Pier, Indianola

Indianola’s most identifiable feature is easily its 900foot pier and dock. With sweeping views of the Puget Sound, Port Madison and Bainbridge Island, there’s no wonder why youngsters, teens and adults love to tread the planks of the Indianola Dock while taking in the sights. In the summer months, the dock becomes a favorite spot for local youth looking to cool off, at high tide they leap from the pier into the water below.

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Western Washington University operated SEA Discovery Center is a virtual treasure trove for visitors young and old with a passion for undersea life. Starting July 3 through Labor Day the public aquarium is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the fall, winter and spring, the public aquarium is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. However the center opens their doors on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and PHOTO COURTESY OF Sunday from noon to VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA 5 p.m. Admission is free but donations are strongly suggested.

It’s not particularly hard to notice Poulsbo’s Scandinavian roots. There’s the viking statues in Liberty Bay Waterfront Park, there’s the other viking statue on Viking Avenue, there’s the annual celebration of vikings called Viking Fest. we’ll give you one guess what the local high school’s mascot is. Poulsbo’s Scandinavian roots run deep and it shows, but incidentally the town’s heritage has a smell to it as well and it’s a bit fishy. Lutefisk is dried whitefish, often cod, which has been treated with lye and then reconstituted by soaking the fish in cold water for several days and finally cooked (often by boiling). Poulsbo’s annual lutefisk dinner (held in the fall) has been going on for the past 105 years

Fish Park, Poulsbo

A series of trails weave through the creek and woods between

Bond Road and Viking Avenue NE in Poulsbo. The park encompasses about 40 acres of the Liberty Bay Estuary and Dogfish Creek. In the fall, keen eyes might even spot a salmon swimming by as the fish migrate back to their spawning grounds.

Visit (at least) one of North Kitsap’s many craft breweries

While walking around Poulsbo, you might notice that you can hardly swing a frosty mug without hitting a tap handle, thanks to the five breweries that call Poulsbo home. Beer connoisseurs and amateur cicerones alike will revel in the fact that the Viking City has a fistful of options for slaking even the most powerful of thirsts. Whether visitors stop at the Slippery

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DISCOVER KITSAP 2018 | 27 Pig Brewery, Sound Brewery, Rainy Daze Brewing, Valhöll Brewing or Western Red Brewing, they will undoubtedly find that each purveyor of potables will gladly pour up a frothy mug of suds, posthaste. Dont forget about Kingston though! Downpour Brewing and the Hood Canal Brewery both call Kingston home as well.

United States Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport

When things go boom on a boat it’s usually a surprising, unintended consequence of lax maintenance, or the unfortunate result of a severe miscommunication while buying Buzz Bomb salmon lures. Nevertheless, there exist boats specifically designed to go boom and these mighty leviathans are the focus of the US Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport. Visitors can learn all about submarines, torpedoes, sea mines and a

whole mess of other maritime history. The museum also features the actual control room from the USS Greenling, where visitors can step inside and recreate their favorite scenes from “The Hunt for Red October” all while peering through an actual periscope (Scottish accents not provided).

the way up to modern day. Also in Suquamish can be found the final resting place of Chief Si’ahl (commonly referred to as Chief Seattle). Si’ahl was known as a fierce warrior and the

Suquamish Museum, Suquamish

Familiarize yourself with Kitsap’s first residents at the Suquamish Museum. Visitors to the museum will learn about various tribal artifacts and objects of cultural significance. One particularly PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA striking piece is a uniquely designed cedar timeline spanning the length of the exhibit hall, beginning at the Ice Age all

respected chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Si’ahl formed a close relationship with the pioneer David Swinson Maynard. “Doc” Maynard was a key founder of the city of Seattle and chose to name the emerald city in honor of his friend, Chief Si’ahl.

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NORTH KITSAP discover more Hansville

The rural appeal of Hansville lies heavily in its lack of major development. Visitors to Norwegian Point Park’s beach will be treated to a sweeping view of the Puget Sound, Whidbey Island and on a clear day the Salish Sea. The Puget Sound shipping lanes often treat visitors to spectacular views of massive container ships, cruise liners, aircraft carriers and every other possible seafaring vessel. Be sure to stop by the Hansgrill for an ice cream cone, adult beverage, or to inquire about their weekly dinner specials which often sell out due to their popularity amongst the locals.

Kingston

Well-known for the large passenger ferries that dock at Kingston’s Appletree Cove, this sleepy waterfront town is home to a number of quaint shops, pubs and a first-rate marina. Whether you come across the ferry from Edmonds or bring your own boat to moor for a night or two at the Port of Kingston, you’re sure to enjoy the warm, small town appeal of this city on the Sound.

Poulsbo As the Viking City, Poulsbo

relishes in its Scandinavian heritage. Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish influences can be seen all over the town, in both the architecture of Poulsbo’s downtown businesses and local traditions. Poulsbo’s traditional Norwegian folk dancers, known as the Leikarringen dancers are often a fixture city events. The Port of Poulsbo Marina, nestled on the shore of Liberty Bay, serves as the port of call for many liveaboard boaters and visitors to the area as well.

Indianola

Originally established as a vacation community, W. L. Gazzam began constructing a dock at Indianola in 1916, an attempt at enticing potential buyers of real estate. The only means of accessing the community, until 1939 when a road into the community was constructed, was by steamer. By 1929, three steamers were departing the Indianola dock, bound for Seattle, daily. In keeping with its roots as a vacation community, Indianola still sees a hefty population increase in the summer months. The Indianola pier and dock remain the town’s most prominent feature.

Keyport

Nicknamed “Torpedo Town USA,” Keyport his home to a small depot where the Navy’s torpedoes are ranged PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA and repaired. The Keyport Mercantile is favorite waterfront lunch spot for kayakers pulling up on shore to stretch their legs and take a rest.


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Port Gamble

Once a booming logging town, Port Gamble has become a major tourist attraction for visitors looking to admire the historic buildings and homes which the workers of Pope and Talbot’s mill called home. Port Gamble’s Walker-Ames house is a favorite among visitors looking for a taste of the paranormal, the site is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a mentally ill boy whose mother kept him in the house’s basement. Other visitors have also reported seeing silhouettes of two young children standing in the windows of the house.

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SILVERDALE is known as the shopping

mecca of Kitsap Country because it is home to the Kitsap Mall. The mall, which boasts more than 100 stores, restaurants, and local boutiques, opened in the 1980s and just recently underwent a makeover which include the additions of Dick’s Sporting Goods, World of Beer, Moctezuma’s Mexican restaurant and Buffalo Wild Wings. You’ll find it at 10315 Silverdale Way NW. If you still have money in your pocket, check out The Trails shopping center at 11999 Pacific Crest Place. Opened two years ago, there you will find a number of discount stores such as Home Goods, Marshall’s and Old Navy.

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shops, spas, Sugar Studios bakery, Cash Brewery (known for its own brew and great burgers) and Monica’s Waterfront Cafe for a sandwich, soup and more homemade goodies. There’s a small art shop where children can take part in classes and a couple of gift stores. And while you are in the area, don’t miss Silverdale Waterfront Park. It’s got plenty of room for picnics, walking on the beach, kayaking or rowing, and a children’s park filled with playground equipment. The Port of Silverdale offers rental kayaks and sailboats. Near the gazebo is a memorial to the military and veterans. And on Tuesdays from April to October, you’ll find a farmers market in the parking lot of Waterfront Park. Fresh vegetables, flowers, honey and homemade goods are offered.

CLEAR CREEK TRAIL

For those who enjoy the outdoors, take a hike along the Clear Creek Trail. You’ll be surprised at the quiet natural space you’ll find right in the

middle of a busy city. Trail users get a view of Dyes Inlet where the Mosquito Fleet once ferried passengers and goods. There are ponds, forest


34 | DISCOVER KITSAP 2018 wetlands and more. Keep watching for salmon in the creek, eagles and blue herons. Parking and entrance is off of Bucklin Hill Road at Myhre Road. At the main entrance is a cabin that houses artifacts from the area.

cages and a golf pro shop stocked with irons, drivers, hybrids, putter, gifts and more. Find it at 368 NW Wagga Way.

COMSTOCK, or Central

Stage Theater of Central Kitsap, presents quality performances year round as it has for the past 30 years. Also offered are classes and mentoring opportunities for the entire family. Beyond the traditional musical, actors have performed original works written by members of the community. While a new theater is being built, performances are at local school auditorium. To find out more, go to www.cstock.org.

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Indoor activity is aplenty in Silverdale, too. Make sure to see All Star Arcade Bowling and Casino at 10710 Silverdale Way. There’s 40 lanes for bowling, a large arcade for game playing, and a casino for those who are of age. Be sure to try the Rock n’ Bowl on Friday and Saturday evenings which includes rock music and a sensory experience. And like most bowling alleys, there’s a great grill where hamburgers and fries are served, along with a number of breakfast items. If you’re someone who likes art, try making something from glass at Linda Stirrett Glass Art Studio at 9536 NW Silverdale Way. There’s one-of-a-kind artwork the owner has made that is for sale and classes are offered in glass-making and glass mosaics.

SILVERDALE also is home to the Central

Kitsap Community Campus (at Silverdale Way and Bucklin Hill Road) which houses the YMCA and where plans are in the making for a retail center and apartment living for seniors. The YMCA is a full-service gym with a pool and offers guest passes. There are also areas to run or jog outside nearby. If you are more the golfing type, try the NW Golf Range, Kitsap County’s premier entertainment center. It offers a two-story driving range with 50 stalls, and six are heated. It is also the home of 18 hole mini-golf. The course features a large waterfall running throughout and a Northwest logging theme. There’s also batting

Seabeck is a beautiful drive just west of

Silverdale, near 15376 Seabeck Highway. With a population of 1,000, it was founded in 1856 as a mill town. Today it is mostly rural but has a general store, a gift store, a pizza place and a marina that can be strolled out over the water to see what are know as the best views of the Olympic Mountains in Kitsap County. Also in the area, is the Seabeck Conference Center where renovated houses from the logging era can be rented for overnight visits by those who are part of groups at the conference center for meetings and gatherings. See www.seabeck.org for all the details.

Scenic Beach State Park is a beautiful place for those who like to camp out in the wilderness. At 9565 Scenic Beach Road NW in Seabeck, the park consists of 88 acres with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on Hood Canal.The park is known for its wild native rhododendrons. Campsites are open from May 1 to Oct. 1. There are ADA-compliant paths to a country garden, gazebo, rustic bridge and huge trees. Go to WashingtonStateParks.org for more.

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Kitsap Forest Theater

located just off the Seabeck Highway is a unique entertainment option. A treasured family tradition in the greater Seattle arts community since 1923, the Mountaineers Players continue to bring Puget Sound audiences quality outdoor theater under the conifer canopy of its Kitsap Forest Theater every spring and summer. One of the oldest nonprofit theater groups in the country, the Players troupe performs in the midst of the 460-acre Rhododendron Preserve near Bremerton. Giant fir trees surround terraced seating — carved from the side of a natural amphitheater — while verdant ferns serve as the “footlights” for the performance stage. Come early and bring a picnic lunch. Classes are also offered. Find out more at www. foresttheater. com.

Whaling Days Festival

is the annual celebration of the founding of Silverdale. This year it is set for July 27-29. Whaling Days is a familyoriented, nonprofit, volunteer run community festival held in “Old Town” Silverdale. Since 1974, thousands of people have enjoyed the events and entertainment Whaling Days has to offer. Whaling Days gives back to the local community through funds raised to support other nonprofit organizations and student scholarships. Ride the rides, enjoy cotton candy and fair-like fare, watch the parade and take part in the fun run. There’s food, vendors, a beer garden, music and fireworks. See www.whalingdays.com for exact details and a schedule of events.

Silverdale is the hub of Central Kitsap. What was once a farming community founded in the late 1800s, Silverdale was originally named Goldendale. But when Scandinavian pioneers learned that there was already a city in Washington state with that name, they opted for Silverdale. Early days in Silverdale meant logging and chicken farming. Today, its a central location for retail and office, medical facilities and recreation. Included in the Silverdale area are the communities of Tracyton, Seabeck and Chico.


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shows performed for them to enjoy. Both are open and free to the public on the First Friday Art Walk downtown, which is on the first Friday of each month.

At 280 Fourth St., the museum is operated by the Kitsap County Historical Society which collects, preserves and exhibits the diverse culture, history and heritage of the county.

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When in Bremerton make sure to learn all about local history with a trip to the Kitsap County Historical Museum.

Permanent exhibits include authentic storefronts from the early 1900s, an early day school room, a saloon, and hands-on exhibits for children. Also inside the museum is the new home to the Valentinetti Puppet Museum which celebrates the art of puppetry through creative, historical and cultural experiences for all ages. The museum celebrates the magnificent craftsmanship of generations of puppet artists. There’s an area for kids to play with puppets and there are actual puppet

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The historic theater opened in 1928 as an art deco movie house and was renovated in 1997. It hosts more than 50,000 visitors and 110 performances and community events. Fine and casual dining is offered at the theater during performances. Take a look at the schedule of theatrical and musical performances at www. admiraltheatre.org.

PUGET Sound Navy Museum While

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DISCOVER KITSAP 2018 | 37 quarters. There’s a permanent exhibit dedicated to the the USS John C. Stennis which is based in Bremerton. Outside the museum, don’t miss seeing the sail of the USS Parche, a decommissioned Sturgeon class nuclear submarine. And take a short walk to see the Harborside fountain.

USS Turner Joy

A short walk away, along the waterfront at the Bremerton marina, you’ll find the USS Turner Joy.

A Forrest Sherman-class destroyer that served from 19581982, the Turner Joy is an opportunity to see a naval ship as they were in the Vietnam War era. The Turner Joy was the first ship in action in the Vietnam War and was involved in the Gulf of Tonkin incident. It now serves as a historical museum. Tours take about an hour and there are special events when you can stay aboard overnight.

Skaters, both on rollers and on ice,

have places to enjoy in Bremerton. There’s Bremerton Ice Center, an indoor ice skating rink, open year-round, at 1950 Homer Jones Drive. Enjoy the sport by practicing on a weather-control ice rink. Classes are available and ice hokey is played there too. But if rollerskating is more your speed, check out Bremerton Skateland, 1740 NE Fuson Road. Public skating is available daily. The local roller derby team practices and plays at Skateland. For a schedule go to www. bremertonskateland.com.

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Evergreen Rotary Park is a 10-acre

community park with great green areas to play ball or have a picnic. There’s plenty of children’s playgrounds with slides, swings and other equipment to keep the kids entertained. While there, take a minute to look at the 9/11 Memorial which includes a metal tower made of a beam from the World Trade Center. A plaza surrounds the memorial and is a great place for reflection. On Thursdays, April to October, enjoy the farmers market.

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Olympic College is located at 1600

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and photography stores, a bike store, bars including the Manette Saloon, and restaurants like The Boat Shed. Once a year, Manette celebrates with the Manette Fest on the first Saturday in September. There’s a bike parade for kids which is said to be the shortest parade in the world, food and craft vendors and a vintage car show. Manette also offers great water views.

Kitsap County Fairgrounds Don’t

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Fathoms O’ Fun Festival In the

summertime, Port Orchard is all about celebrations, highlighted by a series of events that take place downtown and on the waterfront. Most noteworthy is the Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade in late June, followed by the Fourth of July extravaganza and its spectacular fireworks demonstration over Sinclair Inlet. Check www.fathomsofun.org for details.

Manchester State Park

This 111-acre camping park has 3,400 feet of saltwater shoreline on Rich Passage. It’s a wooded respite for residents wishing to get away from it all. Except, maybe, from a game of horseshoes, hiking, fishing and volleyball!

Port Orchard Foot Ferry Want to

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while you’re visiting Port Orchard? It’s easy and convenient to get there from the waterfront by taking the historic MV Carlisle II vessel for a half-hour leisurely trip across Sinclair Inlet.

Port Orchard Farmers Market

Located at Marina Park on the waterfront, this produce and crafts market is one of the largest and oldest in Western Washington. It’s a Saturday tradition to purchase delicious fruits and vegetables from vendors offering locally grown produce. The farmers market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during April through mid-October.

Banner Forest Heritage Park

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Howe Farm and Dog Park If you’re

looking for a place to bond with your canine friend, this 83-acre park is a wide expanse with lots of walking trails and a couple of off-leash dog areas — one for the big guys and another for little yappy squirts. Howe Farm is on Long Lake Road between Mile Hill Drive and Sedgwick Road.

Port Orchard Waterfront and Children’s Park This area,

including Marina Park, is ground zero for Port Orchard recreation and entertainment. It’s the hub for most civic celebrations and festivals, such as the free Concerts on the Bay, Taste of Port Orchard, the CRUZ Car Show and others. There’s a gazebo where musicians play Thursday concerts for audiences who sit under cover — a welcome respite during the region’s traditionally rainy late spring and early summer.

Kitsap Live Steamers

Do your kids have a hankering for a ride on a railroad car? They’ll be able to whet their appetite by climbing aboard a scaled railroad car that steams along 4,000 feet of ground-level

track, including a trestle and bridge, through the South Kitsap Regional Park — itself a recreational gem. The miniature railroad is operated by the Kitsap Live Steamers, a nonprofit group of railroad enthusiasts. Rides are offered on a donation basis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month through October, weather permitting.

Port Orchard Film Festival The town’s Dragonfly

Cinema on Bay Street hosts this eclectic collection of independent films and videos as part of a weekend film festival in May, now in its second year. It also features guest stars from the film industry.

Olalla Americana Music Festival Presented by the Olalla

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visitors to Port Orchard says this waterfront city hugging Sinclair Inlet is small in size, with just 13,800 residents. But to those who live in this South Kitsap town, it’s a nice blend of suburban and rural, with a twist of maritime flavor. The county seat for Kitsap County has for quite some time managed to elude the growth of urban Seattle to the east and the encroachment of bustling Pierce County to the south. But that’s starting to change as the dynamics of economic vitality and population growth in the region begins to dip into South Kitsap and Port Orchard. City government leaders have awoken to that reality and are working to equip the city so it can better handle the expected influx of residents and, by extension, visitors and summer tourists. One of Port Orchard’s three main arterials leading to downtown — Tremont Street — is undergoing a massive reconstruction. It’s a boon to commuters from town who use connecting highway State Route 16 to either Bremerton and its Navy industrial base or urban Tacoma and Pierce County. The awakening downtown Port Orchard and its Bay Street shopping area also is in the middle of a revitalization. The Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway project is being completed in phases, highlighted by a scenic bridge crossing over Blackjack Creek near the waterfront’s edge. Soon, walkers and bicylists will have at their disposal a paved path

between the Annapolis ferry dock to the north and the south end of Highway 166, or Bay Street. Near the McCormick Woods housing cluster will be an expansion of the McCormick Village Park. At the end of this year, the city park will feature new sidewalks and paths, a pedestrian bridge and boardwalk, picnic shelters, play areas and play structures, topped off by a splash pad water feature. What remains the same in Port Orchard, however, are the hometown folks, many of whom have lived in the area for generations. They come out in force to take part in the city’s summertime Fathoms O’ Fun festival activities, highlighted by the quirky Seagull Calling Contest and Wings Cook-off in May, the Grand Parade down Bay Street in June and the traditional Fourth of July Grand Parade. And, if you are a car buff, there are a number of car shows that take place on the waterfront, including a classic Mustang show and the largest in the county, the CRUZ Car Show.

Manchester Looking for small town

charm? The tiny burg of Manchester will fit the bill. While the Navy’s Manchester Fuel Depot dominates the shorefront, this little place on the water is famous for its views, neighborly charm and public boat dock. It also features a small restaurant and town library situated on its one-road downtown. Locals also take part in the summer’s can’t-miss foodie event: the Father’s Day Salmon Bake and Book Sale, benefitting the Friends of the Manchester Library.

Olalla

A blip on Kitsap County maps, Olalla is a place known for rolling hills, scenic homesite views and its Olalla Americana Festival, formerly known as the Bluegrass and Beyond Festival. Olalla also celebrates summer berry season with its annual Strawberry Festival. Want to be daring in the New Year? The town features the annual Olalla Polar Bear Jump off the bridge at Crescent Valley Road into the frigid waters of Puget Sound. Brrr.

Southworth, to the east of Port Orchard off Sedgwick Road, is South Kitsap’s transportation link to Seattle. It’s known for the Southworth ferry dock, which loads passengers and cars for a quick trip on a Washington State Ferries vessel to Vashon and West Seattle’s Fauntleroy ferry dock. In the coming few years, a Kitsap Transit fast ferry vessel will offer direct sailings for passengers only to downtown Seattle.

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4 THE KIDS Kitsap County has no shortage of places for the kids to delight themselves in play, creativity, and scientific or athletic pursuits.

If you like to skate, there’s an indoor ice skating rink, Bremerton Ice Center located at 1950 Homer Jones Drive, Bremerton or roller skating at Bremerton’s Skateland located at 1740 NE Fuson Rd, Bremerton.

Ahoy Kitsap is a great location for the kids to bounce around and get their wiggle out. Check out their schedule at www.ahoykitsap.com or stop by 5934 Highway 303 NE, Bremerton. Your little ones will put their thinking caps on when they step into the interactive installations at the Kids Discovery Museum. From a pretend town to a pirate tree house, they’ll discover all sorts of make-believe while practicing basic math, literacy and fine motor skills. Weekly events – Messy Monday, Tuesday Tunes and 123 Wednesday, for example - are designed to encourage and develop sensory exploration located at 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island.

The Imagination Station Enrichment Center 1 Garnett Way Keyport, WA 98345

www.navalunderseamuseum.org Hours • Open Daily: 10 am — 4 pm • Closed Tuesdays, October — April • Free Admission

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boasts a 4,000 square-foot facility ripe for pretend play. Accompanied infants and kiddos up to age 6 will enjoy the cedar jungle gym, soft toy area and train station. The center hosts Mommy and Me music and art classes as well as a summer camp and regular Date Night events, so you can get that vital adult time in located at 1033 Bethel Ave., Port Orchard. Pop into The Evergreen Children’s Theatre and Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum to peruse a collection of more than a thousand puppets and props, including goofy hats and singing rabbits. Kids can produce their own show in the children’s play area or attend one of the monthly make-your-own puppet workshops. Every quarter, the museum hosts performances from celebrated puppet artists located at 280 Fourth St., Bremerton. Full steam ahead! Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine will love the Kitsap Live Steamers Train Park, where every second and fourth Saturday from April to October, they can hop aboard the real thing. Free rides begin at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m., weather permitting, at 3101 SE Marbeth Lane, Port Orchard. For those who have kids who like bugs, the Bug & Reptile Museum is the place. In the museum’s 15-plus exhibits, you’ll meet several tarantulas,

scorpions, and a 9-foot python. A little afraid? Located at 1118 Charleston Beach Road West, Bremerton. At the SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo, they don’t believe in “do not touch.” A tide pool touch tank, theater and multiple aquariums allow visitors to experience more than 100 species of marine plants and animals natural to the Puget Sound – sea stars, anemones, urchins, crabs, even sea cucumbers. Located at 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. For additional activities for the kids go to visitkitsap.com - Kitsap Loves Kids

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Kitsap Memorial State Park & Sleeper Cabins 202 NE Park St Poulsbo, WA 98370 360.779.3205 / 800.902.8844 Newberry Hill Heritige Park Newberry Hill Road Silverdale, WA 98383 360.337.5350 Salsbury Point County Park 3600 Beach DR Poulsbo, WA 98370 360.337.5350

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Manchester State Park 7767 E. Hilldale Rd Port Orchard, WA 98366 Bachmann Park 206 Shore DR Bremerton, WA 98310 360.473.5305

Allyn Waterfront Park Green Mountain State Forest DNR & Historic Church Allyn, WA - S Puget Sound Region 360.825.1631 Guillemot Cove Nature Preserve 19235 Stavis Bay RD NW Point No Point Lighthouse Seabeck, WA 98380 9001 NW Point No Point RD 360.337.5350 Hansville, WA 98340 360.337.5350

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CHILL ON THE BEACH PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA

There is no better place to hang out on a gorgeous day than a Kitsap Peninsula beach

one of the deepest boat launches in the area and a pier with transient moorage available for up to three days.

Scenic Beach State Park, Seabeck With more than 370 miles of shoreline, we’ve got a lot of beaches to choose from. So whether you want to visit a lighthouse or a nature preserve, go camping or play at a city park, we’ve got a beach for you. Here are a dozen stand-outs you won’t want to miss:

Point No Point Lighthouse and Park, Hansville

It doesn’t get much better than this. The historic lighthouse overlooks a wide sandy beach on both sides of the point. You can fish for salmon from the shore and watch the cruise ships go by. The area is also a birdwatcher’s paradise. There are picnic areas and plenty of parking, plus lighthouse tours on weekends.

Anderson Point County Park, Olalla

This 66-acre park offers one of the best beach walks on the Kitsap Peninsula, with views of Colvos Passage and Vashon Island. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you.

Silverdale Waterfront Park

Close to Silverdale hotels, restaurants and shopping, this park offers a newly updated play area, plenty of picnic tables and a beach on Dyes Inlet. The adjacent Port of Silverdale has

The name says it all. This camping park has 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on the Hood Canal and astonishing views of the Olympic Mountains. A former resort, the park is known for its wild rhododendrons and huge trees. There are 52 tent spaces and 18 pull-through campsites for RVs up to 60 feet. Discover Pass required for day use.

sea stars and sand dollars. There are no restroom facilities and all trash should be packed out. No pets allowed and no driftwood or shells should be removed from the beach.

Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve, Seabeck

Forested trails lead to a beach with breathtaking views. There are no restroom facilities, so plan accordingly, and pack out all trash. One of the trails leads to a historic Stump House made from a gigantic hollowed out cedar stump.

Port Orchard Marina Park

In addition to a beach, this lovely park offers an up-close view of the Hood Canal Bridge, a wide lawn, play area, picnic shelter and tables, a boat launch and floating pier.

In addition to beach access, this park offers a covered performance area, children’s playground and views of Bremerton, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the Seattle ferry. The Saturday Port Orchard Farmers Market is located in the adjacent parking lot.

Eglon Beach Park

Kitsap Memorial State Park, Poulsbo

Salsbury Point County Park, Poulsbo

Between Kingston and Hansville, this small outof-the-way beach offers views of Cascade peaks and marine traffic. There’s a boat launch and grassy picnic area with a shelter and tables.

Lions Park, Bremerton

This community park offers 1,900 feet of shoreline and stellar mountain views. There’s also a .7-mile loop walking path, playground, shelter, picnic tables and plenty of parking.

Foulweather Bluff Preserve, Hansville

At low tide, this sandy beach two miles northwest of Hansville goes on and on, making it a perfect place for kids to play and parents to relax. A short woodland hike leads visitors to a bird marsh and 3,800 feet of beach. Look for sea anemones,

This park on the Hood Canal offers a beach with tide pools and views of the Olympics. There are 39 reservable campsites, 4 cabins and two moorage buoys. Grassy fields and a playground provide plenty of space for families to play. Close to amenities in Poulsbo and Silverdale. Discover Pass required for day use.

Arness Roadside Park, Kingston

This small beach at the head of Apple Tree Cove offers sweeping views of the Port of Kingston, Edmonds ferry and the Cascades. It has a picnic area, lots of driftwood and is a great place to launch a kayak. For street addresses and directions to many of these beaches go to www.VisitKitsap.com.


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DOCK THAT BOAT HERE PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA

There’s plenty of water surrounding Kitsap Peninsula and that makes it a boater’s paradise. Here are the full service public marinas in the county:

Port Orchard Marina

707 Sidney Parkway, Port Orchard, 360-8765535, portofbremerton.org; amenities include fuel dock, parking, dockside pump-out, showers, bathrooms, and laundry facilities onsite, dock carts, metered electricity, cable TV access and free Wi-Fi, boat launch.

Poulsbo Marina

18809 Front St., Poulsbo, 360-779-3505, ext. 1, portofpoulsbo.com; amenities permanent and guest moorage, fuel dock, boat ramp, pump-out stations, showers, laundry, multipurpose room.

Kingston Marina

25864 Washington Blvd., Kingston, 360-2973545, portofkingston.org; amenities include a fuel dock, pump-out and water, permanent and guest moorage, restrooms, showers and laundry, wireless internet, covered picnic tables on guest dock, electric vehicle available for guests.

Silverdale Marina

Old Town Silverdale at the Waterfront Park, Silverdale, 360-698-4918, portofsilverdale.com; fresh water hook-ups, pump-out and power, security cameras and random foot patrols for safety, boat launch, parking available for vehicle and trailer parking, playground and seasonal rentals of kayaks and paddle boards.

Bremerton Marina

120 Washington Beach, Bremerton, 360-3731035, portofbremerton.org; free parking and dockside pump-out, showers, laundry, dock carts, metered electricity, cable, Wifi.

Brownsville Marina

9700 block of Ogle Road, Bremerton, 360-6925498, portofbrownsville.org; amenities include laundry, fuel dock, boat ramps and parking, restrooms and pump-out, pavilion, parks and moorage.

Bainbridge Island Eagle Harbor Marina

5834 Ward Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, 206842-4003, eagleharbormarina.com; free wifi, showers, laundry, security, pump-out, electricity, clubhouse.

Seabeck Marina

15376 Seabeck Highway NW, Seabeck, 206-9415932, olympicviewmarina.com; amenities include moorage, fuel station, pump-out, grocery store, boat launch. Additionally there are boat and launch facilities at these sites: Port of Eglon, beach and shelter; Port of Illahee, beach, camping; Port of Indianola, beach; Port of Manchester, beach and dock; Port of Allyn, beach and dock.


Visit us online to Learn about the History, Access Points, Popular Routes and Water Trail Events Access the KPNWT website on your desktop or any mobile device 24/7. The site includes the history of the KPNWT, user friendly interactive map (screen shot shown below) with filters that let you choose from more than 150 access points around the region.The site also includes maps of popular water trail routes, photos, blog posts, and links to resources and user groups. Find all the details at: kitsappeninsulawatertrails.com

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KPNWT interactive, mobile friendly map The KPNWT interactive map includes information about each access point including directors, hours, parking and other amenities. Filters help you find a location for your adventure.

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Introducing the new, expanded KP National Water Trails Guide & Free Map (cover shown above). Pick one up at local visitor centers, WA State Ferries, or request one online. Visit our website to view our new interactive map, routes, and event calendar.

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The KPNWT interactive map was funded by Kitsap County, a grant from the WA State Dept. of Commerce, and lodging tax funds from cities of Poulsbo, Port Orchard, Bremerton and other donors to support economic opportunities related to the KPNWT and outdoor recreation.


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Public Marina, Pumpout, Guest Moorage, Fuel, Power, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry 2A Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park & City Dock Private Marina, Limited Guest 206.780.3733 | bainbridgewa.gov Moorage, Public Pumpout, Power, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry 2B Eagle Harbor Marina Public Dock, Guest Moorage, Offshore 206.842.4003 | eagleharbormarina.com Moorage, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry 2C Harbour Marina Private Marina, Limited Guest 206.842.6502 | harbor-marina.com Moorage, Public Pumpout, Power, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry 3 Port of Poulsbo Marina Public Marina, Pumpout, Guest 360.779.3505 | portofpoulsbo.com Moorage, Fuel, Power, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry 4 Port of Keyport Marina Public Marina, Guest Moorage, 541.760.0176 | portofkeyport.com Power, Water 5 Port of Brownsville Marina Public Marina, Pumpout, Guest 360.692.5498 | portofbrownsville.org Moorage, Fuel, Power, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry Camping 6 Port of Illahee | portofillahee.com Public Dock 7 Port of Silverdale Public Marina, Pumpout, Guest 360.698.4918 | portofsilverdale.com Moorage, Power, Water, Restrooms 8 Bremerton Marina Public Marina, Pumpout, Guest 360.373.1035 | portofbremerton.org Moorage, Power, Water, Restrooms, Showers 9 Port Orchard Marina Public Marina, Pumpout, Guest 360.876.5535 | portofbremerton.org Moorage, Fuel, Power, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry 10 Port of Manchester Public Dock, Restrooms 360.871.0500 | portofmanchester.com 11 Blake Island State Park Public Marina, Pumpout, Guest Moorage, Power, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Camping 12A City of Gig Harbor - Jerisich Dock Public Dock, Pumpout, 253.851.8136 | cityofgigharbor.net Guest Moorage, Power, Water, Restrooms 12B Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard Private Marina, Limited 253.858.3535 | gigharbormarina.com Guest Moorage 12C Arabella’s Landing Marina Private Marina, Public Pumpout, 253.851.1793 | arabellaslanding.com Guest Moorage, Power, Water, Restrooms, Showers, Laundry 13 Penrose Point State Park Public Marina, Pumpout, Guest 253.884.2514 | parks.state.wa.us Moorage, Restrooms, Shower 14 Longbranch Marina Public Marina, Pumpout, Guest 253.884.5137 Moorage, Restrooms longbranchimprovementclub.org 77 15 Port of Allyn Waterfront Park Public Dock, Pumpout, Guest 360.275.2430 | portofallyn.com Moorage, Restrooms 16 Jarrell Cove State Park Public Dock, Pumpout, Guest 360.426.9226 | parks.state.wa.us Moorage, Power, Water, Restrooms, Showers

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Whatever your pleasure, there’s a state, county, or city park nearby. Finding the perfect park to meet your need is easy. Although there are many parks to choose from on the peninsula, we selected just a few in each community, for additional park information and street addresses we recommend you go to visitkitsap.com.

KITSAP MEMORIAL STATE PARK

a 58-acre camping park with 1,797-feet of saltwater shoreline and facilities for group and individual recreation, weddings and overnight stays. The park offers beautiful natural surroundings and sweeping views of Hood Canal. Grassy play fields and children’s play equipment, a saltwater beach with tide pools, and shellfish harvesting opportunities are highlights of this park.

SOUTH KITSAP REGIONAL PARK, PORT ORCHARD

a multipurpose recreational area encompassing wooded 193 acres. It features three ball fields, batting cages, hiking trails, a skate park, walking trails and a miniature railroad that travels through parts of the park. Another option in South Kitsap is the popular park at Horseshoe Lake Park, a 20-acre park with ball fields, picnic area, playgrounds, restrooms, swimming area, volleyball courts and water access. The park is located in the southern portion of the county.

EVERGREEN ROTARY PARK, BREMERTON

A 10-plus acre community park, Evergreen Rotary Park hosts a playground that offers opportunities for children of all abilities, the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial which includes a metal tower made from portions of the World Trade Center and home to the Thursday Bremerton Farmers Market (April to October). Amenities include playground, shelter, tables and benches, drinking fountain, trails/pathways, restroom, basketball court, water access, boat ramp and 75 parking spaces.

FISH PARK, POULSBO

has 20.73 acres and features nature hiking trails, boardwalk, winding paths, lawn/sitting areas, arboretum, wildlife/bird viewing, viewing platforms, pedestrian bridges, interpretive signage, kiosk, parking. The majority of the development has been through volunteers, service organizations, businesses and individuals.

CENTRAL PARK, PORT ORCHARD

basketball court, large field for informal games, playground, picnic area, and restrooms. It’s a particularly popular sunny place for toddlers and their families.

MIKE WALLACE PARK, KINGSTON

The more than one acre park includes manicured lawn and gardens for outdoor enjoyment. Barbecues and picnic tables are available. An event tent and stage are available upon request. Apply with the Port of Kingston. The use of Mike Wallace Park is free. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

FAY BAINBRIDGE PARK, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

A 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. The park offers sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains and features sandy beaches. On clear days, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible from a sandy beach. The campground has 15 tent sites at $15 per night with a central water location and a portable toilet. There are 26 sites with water at $23 per night; two restroom facilities, one with showers. New this year are cabins for overnight rental.


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CAMPING

BELFAIR STATE PARK: 3151 NE Highway 300, Belfair; 65-acre, year-round camping park on 3,720 feet of saltwater shoreline, beach walking and saltwater swimming.

KITSAP MEMORIAL STATE PARK: 202 NE Park Street, Poulsbo; 58-acre camping park with 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline, play fields, overnight camping.

SALSBURY POINT COUNTY PARK: 3160 NW Wheeler Street, Poulsbo, 7-acre park featuring saltwater beach access, public boat launch, picnic shelter and playground.

FAY BAINBRIDGE PARK: 15446 Sunrise Drive NE, Bainbridge Island; 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. Reservations are accepted year round.

KITSAP MEMORIAL SLEEPER CABINS: 202 NE Park

DEWATTO CAMPGROUND: 2501 NE Dewatto Road, Tahuya; 60 campsites, hiking, fishing and shellfish. ILAHEE STATE PARK: 3540 NE Sylvan Way, Bremerton, 75-acre marine camping park with 1,785 feet of saltwater frontage on Port Orchard Bay.

Street, Poulsbo, four sleeper cabins, log furniture, fire pit and picnic table. Water at site and restrooms nearby. Located in Kitsap Memorial State Park. Make reservations direct with the park.

SCENIC BEACH STATE PARK: 9565 Scenic Beach Road NW, Seabeck, an 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on Hood Canal, ADA-compliant paths lead to a country garden, gazebo, rustic bridge and huge trees. BLAKE ISLAND STATE PARK: Manchester, 475-acre marine camping park with five miles of saltwater beach shoreline provides views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. The park is only reachable by tour boats or private boats.


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HIKING Bainbridge MANZANITA PARK 7644 NE Day Road, Manzanita

Park is a 120-acre recreational complex with 2.27 miles of self-guided trails through diverse woods and wetlands

BATTLE POINT PARK 11299 Arrowpoint Drive, of the 14 main trail systems in Bainbridge, Battle Point is one of the most popular offering roughly 3.5 miles of trails that allow bikes.The park is surrounded by 1.5 miles of equestrian terrain. GRAND FOREST 9752 Miller Road NE, the forest

is split into two, 3-mile trail systems. The Grand Forest East can be accessed from Mandus Olson Road. Grand Forest West can be accessed from Miller Road. For those feeling adventurous, trails link from the forests to other areas of the island.

Bremerton ANNA SMITH PARK 7601 Tracyton Blvd., this park

offers more than 6 acres of saltwater beach access, picnic areas, demonstration gardens and marked trails.

GREEN MOUNTAIN Located south of Seabeck and west of Bremerton, Green Mountain offers 13 miles of trails and recreation. Along with hiking, there is mountain biking, horseback riding and other opportunities for visitors. ILAHEE PRESERVE 3540 NE Sylvan Way, Bremerton, walking Trails inside 380 acres make this recreation opportunity a must. The preserve features nine looping trails, which run along wetlands near Rolling Hills Golf Course.

NEWBERRY HILL HERITAGE PARK 7607 NW Newberry Hill Road, Silverdale. The approximately 1,200 acres of public land was created in 2009. Kiosks, maps and trail markers help guide those new to the area. Work continues on the park with new developments annually. The trail network passes Klahowya Secondary School and passes multiple

open water wetlands, streams and ponds. Two main gates provide access, the Holly Gate located off the Seabeck Highway and the Blue Gate off Newberry Hill Road.

North Kitsap NELSON PARK 20756 Viking Way NW, a restored

farmhouse is the anchor for this park with walking trails, a play area and picnic areas.

AMERICAN LEAGUE PARK A small park on Liberty

Bay that offers wildlife and bird watching, as well as waterfront walks.

HANSVILLE GREENWAY southwest of the

unincorporated town of Hansville, adjacent to Buck Lake County Park. The 265 acres of walking, equestrian and biking trails that make up Hansville Greenway is located on county property and trail easements.

NORTH KITSAP HERITAGE PARK 25995 Barber Cut

Off Road NE, Kingston, more than four miles of trail that passes through 443 acres of land. A total of seven trails offer access to forest that backs up to the White Horse Golf Club, Indianola and Kingston. Trails are marked with colors matching a map, which is available on the county website. Trail heads can be found on Miller Bay Road, Norman Road and Indianola Road. Port Orchard

SOUTH KITSAP REGIONAL PARK Jackson Avenue SE and SE Lund Avenue, Port Orchard, forest trails, children’s playground, ballfields, batting cages, horseshoe courts, paintball, miniature railroad, basketball, volleyball, picnic shelter and a skate park make up this expansive park. BANNER FOREST HERTIAGE PARK Banner Road SE

and SE Overra Road, walking and equestrian trails include 635 acres of explorable terrain. The park features three marshes and dozens of looping trails. To get there, take Sedgwick Road to Banner Road, and go south on Banner Road to the intersection of Banner and Overra Road.

SIlverdale GUILLEMOT COVE NATURE RESERVE 19235 Stavis Bay Road NW, Seabeck, the 184-acre nature reserve includes eight trails of various lengths. The main access trail, which is approximately one mile long, includes a big leaf maple tree forest and takes hikers over Old Sawmill Plateau. Seven other trails branch off from the main trail, none more than half a mile. The reserve offers beach access. ANDERSON LANDING Warren Rd NW, Silverdale,A

loop featuring approximately 68 acres of hiking trails and three scenic viewing areas. There is a trail head on NW Anderson Hill Road and Warren Road NW.

CLEAR CREEK BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN TRAIL 9641 Levin Road, Silverdale, this trail features a 1.4 mile, 10-foot-wide paved path along a portion of Clear Creek. The paved path connects to the Clear Creek Trail, which offers almost five miles of dirt trails through Silverdale. The trails stretch from Silverdale Way to Trigger Avenue and includes 16 marked points of interest as it follows Clear Creek into Dyes Inlet.


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BOATING/FISHING & CRABBING Best boating sites according to VisitKitsap.com Trophy Lake & Golf Casting, Port Orchard; Anna Smith Park, Bremerton; Silverdale Waterfront Park, Silverdale; Point No Point Lighthouse and Park, Hansville; Buck Lake County Park, Hansville; and along the Hood Canal. The best shrimping and crabbing in the area is along the Hood Canal, according to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.(www.wdfw.wa.gov/fishing).

Shrimping season begins in May. There is a daily limit of 80 shrimp. Shrimp heads may be removed while in the field, prior to coming ashore. The minimum mesh size for shrimp pots is 1-inch mesh; June 1 through Oct. 15, the daily limit is 10 pounds. Crab season opens in June and includes Dungeness and Red Rock Crab, all fishing methods. Crab limits are Dungeness Crab - 6.25-inch, five males and you must retain back shell while in the field. Fishermen must release all soft shell females. A catch record card is required.

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CYCLING

BANNER FOREST in the Port Orchard area is

GREEN MOUNTAIN

which has an amazing view on clear days. It has the most height for flowing downhill. These trails will challenge riders with PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA its technical sections. The main trail is “Wildcat” with 4.5 miles to Green Mountain Vista. A shorter, less known access trail is Gold Creek. It’s a 2.5 mile route to the Vista.

PORT GAMBLE TRAILS is a single track with

a tight, flowing single track through trees and dirt hills. It has the least amount of fire roads and more trails packed into an area than one can believe possible.

KLAHOWYA HERITAGE PARK has great trails to practice technical riding and is great for shorter rides. Riders can see the entire place in a couple hours, but it will keep you on your toes and leave you with an urge to return for more. ILLAHEE PRESERVE is another great area to ride when time is limited but you need a “forest” fix for the day. Easily located in east Bremerton.

North Kitsap Bike Tour a 25-mile ride

that has a bit of everything. Start in Poulsbo or take Highway 305 from the Bainbridge Ferry. Poulsbo/Port Gamble Loop Ride: 36 miles, some hills, mostly rolling. One of the loop options of the Cascade Bicycle Club.

Central Kitsap Bike Tour A 20-mile loop

ride through central Kitsap, including the Central Valley.

Indianola Loop Ride A 14-mile ride with some hill, mostly rolling. Hansville Loop Ride A 25-mile ride with some hills, one which is very steep. To learn more about any of these trails, contact West Sound Cycling Club in Silverdale at 360-779-1819, or www. westsoundcycling.com.

something for all experience levels.

KAYAKING

KITSAP PENINSULA NATIONAL WATER TRAILS is part of the

larger Cascadia Marine Trail in Washington State founded in 1993. The trail is divided into 13 segments, each with its own unique brand of paddling and adventures. The northern trails, outside of the protected bays and inlets, are more exposed to the open waters of Puget Sound and thus require greater paddling skills but provide some of the most spectacular wildlife encounters. Paddling in and around orca whales, gray whales, humpback whales, harbor porpoise, California sea lions and numerous other marine species can be had throughout the year.

HOOD CANAL makes for the perfect multi-day paddling trip with six state parks and numerous private campgrounds providing for overnight destinations. To paddle its full 65 miles would take about five days. Favorite stops are Belfair, Seabeck, Hoodsport, Brinnon and Union. SILVERDALE WATERFRONT this

shoreline offers 17 acres of picnic and beach area, where kayaks can be put in the water. Rentals are available in the summer months. A new kayak landing area was opened nearby at the Port of Tracyton.

SCUBA DIVING

Dive sites throughout Kitsap County include; Rockaway Beach and Blakely Harbor on Bainbridge Island; Seabeck; Harper Pier in Port Orchard; for more contact Hula Kai Adventures LLC in Kingston, or go to www. hulakaiscuba.com. Other spots include Manchester, Illahee Dock, Fort Ward, Port Washington and the Hood Canal. Bainbridge has scuba diving at Point White Pier, where the historic former Mosquito fleet was once docked. Kitsap Memorial State Park near Poulsbo also is a beautiful setting for scuba diving.


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SWIMMING Glenn Jarstad Aquatic Center 2270 Schley Blvd.,

Bremerton, 360-337-3741, operated in partnership with the YMCA.

Long Lake County Park and Community Center 5100 Long Lake Road SE. There’s lake access and a swimming area. Checkout kitsapgov.com/parks Wildcat Lake County Park 9205 Holly Road NW, Bremerton, as well as at Kitsap Lake Park near Bremerton.

Silverdale Waterfront Park Silverdale Old Town

park, sandy and rocky beach, and places to rest in the sun.

Bainbridge Aquatic Center 8521

Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge Island, two pools, both housed at the aquatic center. The Ray Williamson Pool is a six-lane 25-yard pool and was built in 1970 as an outdoor pool. The Don Nakata Memorial Pool built in 2001, and is a 360,000 gallon pool that includes a 180-foot water slide, lazy river, sloped beach entry, tot pool, water features, toddler frog slide, 1- and 3-meter diving boards and four 25-yard lap lanes.

SKATE PARKS South Kitsap Skate Park,

Port Orchard, 7,000-squarefoot bowl, a 7,700-square-foot plaza and a 16-foot full pipe.

Kitsap Skate Park at Silverdale Way and Wagga Way, pyramid, quarter pipe and 7-foot bowl. Near to the Clear Creek Trail, parking available.

DOG PARKS

Howe Farm County Park Long Lake Road in Port Orchard, 83 acre historic farm, walking trails, offleash dog area, parking lot.

Eagledale Park, 5055 Rose Ave., Bainbridge Island, a one-acre grassy off-leash park with nearby labyrinth and tennis court.

Poulsbo’s Frank Raab Park 18349 Caldart Ave.,

Bark Park 1199 Union Ave., Bremerton, a small, flat canine oasis near the play fields of Pendergast Regional Park on Union Avenue.

off-leash area, community garden and picnic shelter, fenced sections for pups.

Silverdale Dog Park 11601 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, off leash.

Island Lake Skate Park 12500 Camp Court NW, Poulsbo, a 10,000-square-foot skate park, fully covered with lights and sound system, intricate and diverse street course. Kingston half-acre skate park 24700 Linvog Road NE.


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WE ALL HAVE A STORY TO TELL Officially formed Jan. 16, 1857, Kitsap County has a long and storied history. For starters, Kitsap County used to be called Slaughter County, in honor of Lt. William Alloway Slaughter, who had been killed in 1855 in the Yakima War. But the name Slaughter County lasted only seven months — in the first election, on July 13, 1857, voters had the opportunity to rename the county to Kitsap, named for Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish Tribe. Now, residents and visitors to the Kitsap Peninsula have plenty of chances to learn about the ensuing 160 years in museums throughout the county, as well as the history of individual communities and the naval presence in Kitsap County. The U.S. Navy has been a presence on the Kitsap Peninsula since 1892, With its large bays and channels, calm, sheltered waters and strategic location, Kitsap County has played an important role in the mission of the U.S. Navy for 126 years. Today, there is the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Naval Base Kitsap which includes a base at Bremerton adjoining the shipyard, the nuclear submarine Base at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and Sea Command at Naval Base KitsapKeyport. On your do list in exploring Kitsap, you should include the many historical sites and museums related to the history of the military in the area. Naval Undersea Museum, 1 Garnett Way (Just off

SR 308) Keyport, 360.396.4148 This fascinating museum focuses on the history of undersea exploration and warfare. Exhibits and artifacts cover the ocean environment, torpedoes,

submarines, and diving. Outdoor exhibits include deep-sea vehicles. The museum’s exhibits will be of interest to anyone interested in naval history, or oceanography. The Naval Undersea Museum on the Kitsap Peninsula combines naval history, undersea technology, and marine science to create an exciting and educational experience for visitors.

Puget Sound Navy Museum

251 1st ST, Bremerton, 360.479.7447 The Puget Sound Navy Museum offers an up-close look at life on the sea, important moments for the Navy in Puget Sound and the history of the Naval Shipyard. Children can grab hold of the captains steering wheel and pretend to steer a boat to safety. Be sure to see the Japanese swords collections, a real sea mine and the Russian uniforms.

Puget Sound Navy Memorial Fountain Park

315 Pacific Ave, Bremerton Located just north of the Naval Museum, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Memorial Plaza highlights the Shipyard’s many contributions to the city and the nation. There are numerous fountains, statues, informative plaques and ample public view and seating areas.

USS Turner Joy

300 Washington Beach AVE, On the Bremerton Waterfront, 360.792.2457 A restored Vietnam- era destroyer - the first permanent, and publicly accessible, Naval heritage and educational ship attraction in the Pacific Northwest. The ship can be toured from

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the boiler room to the bridge and is also available for group tours, meetings and banquets, as well as youth group overnights.

Kitsap County Veteran’s Memorial

3337 NW Byron, Silverdale Waterfront Members of the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County worked with other community organizations to build the Kitsap County Veterans Memorial Park to honor all who have served in any era and is one of the few in the nation to pay tribute to six branches of service including merchant marines. Flags of all six branches fly over the memorial. Located at Silverdale Waterfront Park it offers beautiful views and is an appropriate location to reflect on what veterans have done for this country. Also honors Henry R. Johnson World War I Silverdale citizen who lost his life in the Muese-Argonne Offensive. Located near picnic shelter, children’s area and public boardwalk and pier.


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discover the history The Kitsap Peninsula has 2 Indian Tribes located on the Kitsap Penisula Suquamish is one of the many Indian Tribes in the Pacific Northwest who thrived in their traditional ways of life before the arrival of nonIndians. Taking their name from the traditional Lushootseed phrase for “people of the clear salt water” these expert fisherman, canoe builders and basket weavers have lived in harmony with the lands and waterways along Washington’s Central Puget Sound Region for thousands of years. To learn more on the Suquamish tribe’s history visit suquamish.nsn.us. The other tribe is the Port Gamble S’Klallam, historically, they belonged to the Salish speaking people who lived from the central British Columbia Coast to northwestern Oregon and the interior Fraser and Columbia River basins. The Salish people were well established in the Puget Sound basin by 1400 A.D, having arrived from the interior by way of the Skagit and Fraser rivers, to learn more on this tribe visit pgst.nsn.us, next on your to do list are these sacred tribal historical sites and museums.

House of Knowledge

31912 Little Boston RD NE, Kingston, 360.297.2646 The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s House of Knowledge consists of four integrated buildings with spectacular native american carvings and art. The Longhouse has 5,700 sq. ft. of ceremonial space and is available for

weddings and events up to 400 people. The entire space consists of a single room with a central performance area, surrounded by builtin stepped seating on both the north and south sides of the performance area. Tables and chairs available. Sound system.

Suquamish Veteran Memorial Park

18490 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish The memorial overlooks Puget Sound and sits above the tribe’s House of Awakened Culture. Four thick wood pillars jut up from the cement, their carvings facing the road. One pillar represents Chief Sealth, the other Chief Kitsap. The Suquamish Warriors hope the site will serve as a place of reflection for veterans, and a place where younger generations can see the names of tribal elders and learn of their dedication.

about the culture of the Suquamish and Coast Salish Tribes.

Chief Sealth’s Grave

7076 NE South ST, Behind St. Peters Mission Suquamish, WA 98392 Seattle was named for Suquamish Chief Si áł (Sealth), who came to be known as Chief Seattle. The grave site is located in the town of Suquamish, and overlooks Puget Sound. This memorial was renovated and rededicated on Veterans Day, 2010. Find more information at the new Suquamish Museum. Easy walk to downtown Suquamish, stores, restaurants, services. A beautiful setting with views of Seattle and mountains beyond.

Suquamish Museum

6861 NE South Street, PO Box 498 Suquamish, WA 98392 360.394.8499 The Suquamish Museum facility opened in September 2012. From the moment you walk between the welcoming posts, the path through the exhibit, Ancient Shores – Changing Tides will engage your senses. Movement, textures, a forest-inspired environment and the symbolic movement of the tide will touch the imagination. The objects owned by the Suquamish Museum and those on loan from Suquamish families and other museums, will engage visitors to learn PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA


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LOOKING BACK museums which should round out your historical visits around the Kitsap Peninsula

PORT Bainbridge GAMBLE Bainbridge Island Historical Society & Museum

Next on your list of places to see and things to do is Port Gamble, which is located just east of the Hood Canal bridge, this turn-of-the-century company town is now preserved as a National Historic Landmark. With it’s charming New England-style buildings and lovely waterfront setting, Port Gamble is a fun place to wander and explore. Be sure to visit the Port Gamble General Store & Cafe, which houses the local museum as well as an astonishing collection of seashells. The Port Gamble Historic Museum is located beneath the store facing the bay, 360.297.8074 ext. 21. Depicting a special chapter in the history of the Pacific Northwest and the forest products industry. Stroll through actual furnished settings and experience the dynamic story of Port Gamble. The Port Gamble Historic Cemetery dates back from 1856 when U.S. Navy Coxswain Gustave Englebrecht of the U.S.S. Massachusetts died in a skirmish with Haida raiders, in the French & Indian War in Port Gamble. Englebrecht is credited with being the first U.S. Navy man killed in the Pacific. Town founder Josiah Keller died in 1862 in Victoria and he is buried here in a plot surrounded by an iron fence, but without a headstone. There are several community historical sites and

215 Ericksen AVE NE, Bainbridge Island, 206.842.2773 The historical museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 215 Ericksen Ave. NE and is a delightful local museum located in a 1908 Bainbridge Island schoolhouse. Learn about the Japanese American internment camp or the Port Blakely lumber mill, the Native American families that used the island as their seasonal hunting and fishing grounds, among other aspects of the island’s history. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $10 for families and free for museum members and children under 10. Admission is free for everyone on the first Thursday of each month. Learn more at bainbridgehistory.org or by calling 206-842-2773.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, 206.842.4451 Located steps from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is a welcoming landmark just 35 minutes from downtown Seattle by ferry—make a day of it! BIMA showcases artists from the Puget Sound region with diverse exhibitions changing three times per year. Join us for engaging events or host your private event in our galleries and auditorium.

Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Bainbridge Island This Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial is an outdoor exhibit commemorating the internment of Japanese Americans on Bainbridge Island.

POULSBO

In Poulsbo, there are a few museums run by the Poulsbo Historical Society, including the Poulsbo Historical Museum Heritage Hall which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 200 Moe St. NE No. 2. and Poulsbo Maritime Museum on front street. These museums capture the cultural heritage and the daily lives of early Poulsbo families. and offers a glimpse to the many facets of life in the evolution of Poulsbo from its early beginnings to the lively community it is now.

Poulsbo Historical Society

200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo, 360.440.7354 This museum captures the cultural heritage and the daily lives of early Poulsbo families. Changing exhibits provide visitors a reason to return again and again to glimpse the many facets of life in the evolution of Poulsbo from its early beginnings to the lively community it now is.

Poulsbo Maritime Museum

Front Street, downtown Poulsbo The Poulsbo Maritime Museum showcases the


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Martinson Cabin,

Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays at 317 NW Lindvig Way. Built in the late 1800s by the Martinson family, this cabin was moved to its present location in 2006 to preserve this important historical landmark and to give residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of early Poulsbo pioneers. Tools, transportation, laundry – nearly every aspect of daily living is displayed to awaken the guest’s imagination to the life of early Poulsbo pioneers. To learn more about the Poulsbo Historical Society museums, visit poulsbohistory.com or call 360-440-7354.

HANSVILLE Point No Point Lighthouse

9001 NW Point No Point RD, Hansville, 360.337.5350 The oldest lighthouse on Puget Sound, in continuous service since Jan 1, 1880. The lighthouse was manned until 1980, when it was automated by the Coast Guard. Wide beaches for walks, fishing and views of the mountains, wildlife and marine traffic. Picnic areas, walking trails. 59.8 Acres. The lighthouse and museum is open for tours on weekends in the summer - see website for specific dates and times.

resources. Travel down a timeline to learn about Kitsap’s diverse residents from native peoples to loggers, farmers, shipbuilders, and military personnel.

Elandan Gardens & Bonsai Museum

3050 State Highway 16 W Bremerton, WA 98312 360.373.8260 Garden shop and more along with nationally renowned bonsai collection and the contemporary sculpture garden. Available for small weddings and events. NW Flower & Garden Show award winners. Fee for bonsai gardens (museum).

Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum

257 4th St., Bremerton, 360.373.2992 A museum of theatrical puppets representing many different puppet types and different cultures from around the world. Includes a hands-on children’s activity room; Gift shop; tours by special arrangement for Preschool through adult ages. The Evergreen Children’s Theatre presents 4-5 plays a year for children and their families, and operates the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum.

South Kitsap Log Cabin Museum

Kitsap Historical Society and Museum

280 4th St Bremerton, WA 98337 360.479.6226 The Kitsap County Historical Society and Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits the diverse culture, heritage and history of Kitsap County for the education and enjoyment of the public. People have lived on the Kitsap Peninsula for thousands of years, drawn by its many natural

202 Sidney AVE Port Orchard, WA 98366 Sidney Art Gallery is a terrific place to find artistic treasures by renowned and emerging artists. The Gallery features a monthly exhibition of works of Northwest artists, from brilliant stained glass to nostalgic watercolors. Creative gifts are offered for all occasions: original paintings, prints, pottery, sculptures, wood carvings, metal and iron work, blown glass and jewelry. Stop in to see all the wonderful things they offer.

Presents The Annual

My Girl Drive In

Bremerton

Sidney Art Gallery

416 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard, 360.876.3693

KINGSTON Kingston, WA 98346 360.297.1792 My Girl Drive-In & Museum is an authentic replica of a 1950’s drive-in restaurant located in Kingston, Washington. Choose this unusual venue for your next event! Available for private or corporate functions, wedding receptions, reunions, family gatherings or fund raising events. Call for reservations: 360-297-1782

Housed in an original settlers’ cabin, the museum features a “family” which follow a seasonal story line depicting life in South Kitsap. The displays are changed regularly.

Grand Fireworks Show! July 4th - 10:30PM Over Sinclair Inlet

View from Port Orchard & Bremerton

Concerts by The Bay - 12PM to 10:30PM Port of Bremerton’s Marina Park Gazebo in Port Orchard

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D VE into A

CULINARY adventure

Many places are often known for their culinary delights. In the Midwest, you can't leave without barbecue. On the East Coast, it's crab, and in the South, it's shrimp. Kitsap County has its own tantalizing tonguetasty treats. These are the places and dishes you can't leave without tasting.

Bainbridge: On this historic railroad car with a drugstore lunch counter complete with a bar and stools, get ready for the best milkshake you've ever had. Hand-dipped real ice cream in a rainbow of flavors, the option to add fruit in season, and topped off with whipped cream and a red cherry. Or try a sundae, also handdipped vanilla ice cream with chocolate, strawberry, blackberry or caramel, topped with whipped cream, peanuts and a cherry.

Moving on to Let's start on Bainbridge Island Poulsbo Plate & Pint 321 High School Road NE,

Pho Kim Chi 19367

The Madison Diner 305 Madison Ave. N.,

Pho T & N 19689 Seventh Ave. NE, Poulsbo. At Pho

Bainbridge: A family friendly Northwest sports bar on Bainbridge Island with whose pulledpork nachos are to scream for. The nachos are made of spice-rubbed, apple-brined pork shoulder with house-made refried beans, salsa roja, black olives, roasted garlic, pickled jalapeños, tomato, green onion, cheddar and sour cream. Or try the "Chicken Pub Pie”; stewed chicken breast, light cream, broccoli, carrots, onion, puff pastry.

Seventh Ave. NE, Poulsbo: If you're in the mood for Vietnamese food, try a twofor-one and check out both Pho Kim Chi and

Kim Chi the specialty is Bun Tau Hu Pho salad bowl with mixed greens, sauce, and tofu. At Pho T & N, try the Spring Roll (Gỏi Cuốn) which includes vermicelli noodles, lettuce, bean sprouts, cilantro, cucumber, rice paper, served with peanut sauce. Options include pork & shrimp, pork, or shrimp. And don't miss the buttered garlic wings.

Sully's Bistro 7234 NE Parkway St., Suquamish: People clamber to get to Sully's for Taco Tuesday when tacos of all types are served all day long. And don't forget to order the smooth, cool cucumber hurricane drink.

Stop in Port Gamble Butcher & Baker Provisions 4719 NE Highway

104, Port Gamble: Get your hungry on and try the fried chicken sandwich, with applewood bacon, pimento cheese, dill pickles, served on a Kaiser bun. This locally sourced farmhouse restaurant, butcher shop and bakery offers small batch provisions and dining.


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After you've rested a bit head to Kingston

and-cheddar cheese, coleslaw, served with fries.

Grub Hut 11130 N.E. Highway 104, Kingston: A zillion burger combos

to choose from, but the local favorite is the "Reid's Right-Way Burger," a culinary delight of beef, bacon, Gorgonzola cheese, fresh baby spinach, tomato fried onion straws and mayo.

Kingston Alehouse 11225 Highway 104, Kingston: Known for their

Smoked Salmon Chowder, which has cream potatoes, bacon, and in-house smoked salmon. Couple that with a teriyaki chicken sandwich, grilled chicken, swiss cheese, teriyaki sauce and a pineapple ring.

Borrowed Kitchen 10811 NE Highway 104, Suite 101, Kingston:

"Decadent Dark Chocolate Three-Layer Cake." This cake is a chocolate lovers dream. It features three layers of dark cocoa embellished with Pegasus espresso. Each layer is frosted with a dark chocolate frosting before being stacked impossibly high. It is everything you want from a chocolate cake; rich, moist, and full of chocolate flavor.

On to Silverdale

The Garage 6812 Kitsap Way,

Bremerton: Known for its out of this world Bloody Marys, try the "Beast Mode Mary" — a traditional Bloody Mary garnished with candied bacon, onion rings, hog wild wing, two chicken wings, bag of Skittles, and topped off with a pepperoni straw.

Finish up your adventure in Port Orchard That One Place 1386 SE Lund Ave. Suite 110, Port Orchard: A big buy

for a big appetite, it's "The Challenge: Quad Nasty!!!" Everything on the big nasty... three-quarters pound burger, quarter-pound gourmet hot dog, chili, two slices bacon, jalapeños, and onion — but quadrupled. Think you have what it takes? Stacked so high, you may not be able to see over it.

China Sun Buffet 4331 Bethel Road SE, Port Orchard: An American-

Nattamit Thai 9001 Pacific Ave NW, Silverdale: Folks rave about its

pineapple fried rice — authentically made with rice, cashews, tomato, cucumber and onion. It's a small place in Old Town Silverdale with big flavor.

Yacht Club Broiler 9226 Bayshore Dr. NW Silverdale: For the seafood lovers, try Cioppino, assorted seafood and shellfish simmered in an herb tomato broth. Be sure to begin with an appetizer of oysters.

Chinese buffet that stretches from wall to wall and includes all the favorite Chinese dishes, sushi, many American dishes, and sweets to top it all off. Make sure to try the coconut chicken, sesame chicken, banana pudding rolls, fried rice, coconut shrimp, and the teriyaki is a must. Of course, these are just some of the many culinary delights you will find, for more places to eat and drink go to visitkitsap.com/eat-and-play

Moctezuma's 10315 Silverdale Way NW #J3, Silverdale: Cheese appetizer lit on fire at your table; brunch tacos with eggs, bacon, chorizo, potatoes and cheese in flour tortillas. Served with fresh fruit and black beans.

Hop on down to Bremerton Toad House Pizza 1405 NE McWilliams Road, Suite 101, Bremerton:

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-Crafted Confections to served Feed Your Hungry Soul Try a savory brick-oven pizzas with tomato, garlic, basil, in an amazing cozy atmosphere set off by the brick oven.

Nightshade 2003 E. 11th St., Bremerton: Known for vegetarian and

a limited liability corporation

Hand-Crafted Confections to Feed Your Hungry Soul

gluten-free fare, the Copper Can G & T cocktail, served in a copper can with a copper straw, and a slice of lime is a highlight for diners. The menu is built around what is locally in season and fresh, and the ever changing menu invites you to try new things. Try the jicama salad, Charleston Center • 2801 6th Street grilled jicama, & Wycoff (1 BloCk WeSt of CalloW) • Bremerton, Wa 98312 fresh avocado, 7-2252 • amy@amysdecadentchocola tes.com grapefruit, . a m y s d e c a d e n tgreen, c h o c oCharleston l a t e s . c o m organic Center • 2801 6th Street roasted jalapeño Sixth & Wycoff (1 BLOCK WEST OF CALLOW) • Bremerton, WA 98312 vinaigrette. 360-377-2252 • AMY@AMYSDECADENTCHOCOLATES.COM

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Shore Drive, Bremerton: Fish tacos, 3.5-ounce cod with lime sauce, jack-

Charleston Center • 2801 6th Street SIXTH & WYCOFF (1 BLOCK WEST OF CALLOW) w w w. a m ys d e c a d e n t ch o c o l a t e s . c o m Bremerton, WA 98312 360-377-2252 • amy@amysdecadentchocolates.com

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WHAT’S ON TAP? Local craft Beers on the Kitsap Peninsula While you are out and about taking in the sights of the Kitsap Peninsula, make sure you leave time to check out one (or all) of the fine craft breweries. The breweries are locally owned and the owners and operators have spent many hours crafting that special blend which is sure to hit the spot on a hot summer day.

Bainbridge Island Brewing

9415 Coppertop Loop, Suite 103104, Bainbridge Island 206.451.4646 A fresh pint of Bainbridge Beer. Free wi-fi, local sports on the TVs, and host weekly events and competitions

Slippery Pig Brewing

18801 Front Street, Poulsbo 360.394.1686 Great local brews located in the heart of downtown Poulsbo.

Western Red Brewing

19168 Jensen Way NE, Poulsbo, 360.626.1280 Their mission is to brew and serve the best craft beers ever made in the Pacific Northwest.

Silver City Brewery & Taproom

206 Katy Penman Ave, Bremerton 360.813.1487 Seasonal, specialty, small batch, barrel aged, & experimental beers to sample & enjoy. Pick up Silver City gear and beer to go including kegs, 22oz bottles, and growler fills. Private group events are available on request.

Valhöll Brewing

18970 3rd Ave. NE, Poulsbo 360.930.0172 One of the first breweries within Poulsbo’s city limits, from the Valkyrie Red, award winning Brew Bitch IPA, to the Stouty Stouterson, there is a lot to sample and a lot of malt and hops in Valholl’s beers.

Downpour Brewing

10991 NE State Highway 104, Kingston The newest brewery on the Kitsap Peninsula is in downtown Kingston. Dan and Kristen Williams handcraft small batches of IPAs, pales, stouts, porters, red and seasonal beers and light snacks. Family friendly play area and children’s refreshments.

Taster Tuesday, Wing Wednesday and the new wines. Happy Hour daily from 4-6pm. Great for groups, families welcome, beer aficionados... Make sure to introduce yourself to the owners!

restaurant. Featuring: Halibut & Chips, fresh salads, grilled sandwiches, burgers, steaks & seafood, pasta & gourmet pizza. Kitsap Peninsula’s home of handcrafted ales, lagers & sodas.

CASH Brewing

Slaughter County Brewery

3388 NW Byron Street, Silverdale 360.633.7852 Local ale house with great food!

Dog Days Brewing

260 4th St, Bremerton 206.929.3314 A kid and dog friendly Brewery in Bremerton

Lovecraft Brewing Company

26449 Bond Road NE, Kingston 360.297.8316 Local brews include Agate Pass Amber, Big Beef Oatmeal Stout, and Dosewalips Special.

275 5th Street, Ste 101, Bremerton Established in 2015 by Jesse and Tasha Wilson, both beer industry workers and craft beer lovers have created a brewery for the literature and board game nerds that rewards overly complicated rulebooks with tasty beers specializing in classic Belgians and Pacific Northwest style beers.

Rainy Daze Brewing

Hales Barrelhouse

Hood Canal Brewery

650 NW Bovela lane, Suite 3, Poulsbo A small Brewery nestled in the backwoods on the Kitsap Peninsula. Brew master Mike Montoney’s reputation for Craft Brewing is quickly carving out a piece of history for Rainy Daze Brewing, one rare flavored pint at a time.

Sound Brewery

19815 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo Great Brewery and restaurant with award-winning craft brews which are available in retail and restaurants around the region. In 2017 Sound bought a popular pizza restaurant just down the street from their brewery.

Der Blokken Brewery & Restaurant

1100 Perry Avenue, Bremerton 360.377.2344 A great brewery and restaurant located in Bremerton, specifically in Manette. Try

1509 North Wycoff Avenue, Bremerton 360.271.4831 A tasting room for Hale’s Ales which is the longest running independently owned microbrewery in the Pacific Northwest. No food is served. Peanuts and snacks are available. Customers can order pizza to be delivered at the barrelhouse.

Silver City Restaurant & Brewery 2799 NW Myhre RD, Silverdale 360.698.5879 A microbrewery and a full-service, family

1307 Bay St, Port Orchard 360.329.2340 A craft brewery, brewpub & taphouse, located on the waterfront in downtown Port Orchard. They have been dubbed a “Pirate themed Irish pub,” Slaughter County is the original name of Kitsap County.

Bent Bine Brew Co

23297 SR 3 NE. Belfair 814.273.9379 The owners wanted to re-create their Wisconsin family values of cheerful community connection and the family tradition they grew up with. The brewery was developed to provide a relaxing environment to enjoy fresh craft brewed beers. The “scene” is warm industrial with steel, glass and concrete materials that come together into a surprisingly comfortable and inviting area to share conversations, experiences and of course our hand crafted brews.

7 Seas Brewing

3006 Judson St #110, Ste 110, Gig Harbor 253.524.8129 The Gig Harbor Tap Room offers a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere, offering 7 Seas yearround brews, seasonals, and a constantly rotating Tap Room Reserve Series, there is sure to be a beer to fit your tastes. They also offer a local WA cider, gluten-free beers from Seattle’s Ghostfish Brewing, and several non-alcoholic offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food in or order delivery from any of the local restaurants.

The Hub at Gig harbor

1208 26th Ave NW Gig Harbor 253.853.1585 The newest addition to the Harmon family is a warm and friendly atmosphere for families and visitors. Enjoy the spectacular view with a fullflavored beer and some great grub to go with it!


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Calendar of events THE WHEN AND WHERE OF WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND KITSAP MAY 18-20 Viking Fest begins in Poulsbo, which takes over downtown Poulsbo and the waterfront; a carnival, Viking village, live entertainment, contests including a paddle board races and lutefisk eating competitions. www.vikingfest.org. 26-27 Kitsap Harbor Festival Pirates Rendezvous craft and vendor show in Port Orchard. Fathom’s Seagull Calling Festival and Wings cook-off Waterfront Park on May 26. Festivities begin at noon. Bremerton Marina fills with boaters, tall ships and the historic tug Comanche in Port Orchard or Bremerton. Festival draws boaters and visitors from outlying communities. Hours: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

JUNE 2-3

Bainbridge Island Gardens in Bloom, www.artshum.org.

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Kitsap Medieval Faire, Port Gamble. Tournaments, Artisan’s Village, Merchants Row, minstrels, food vendors. www.junefaire.com.

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Midsommarfest, Poulsbo, celebrating the Summer Solstice, Scandinavian style at Poulsbo's Waterfront Park. Features are folk dancing, games and the raising of the midsummer pole.

21

Concerts on the Bay music series every Thursday evening beginning June 21, in Port Orchard at Waterfront Park.

22-24 Water Trails Festival, Silverdale. Celebration on the water, kayaking, www.VisitKitsap.org. 24

Keys to Keyport Fun Paddle, paddle from Poulsbo or Brownsville to nearby Keyport and win free raffle prizes.

30

Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade in downtown Port Orchard. Also Festival by the Sea Craft Show June 29-30, July 1.

30

SK Volunteer Firemen’s Association Annual Hot Foot 5K Races, 9 a.m., South Kitsap Regional Park.

30

Fathoms O’Fun Dinghy Derby, noon to 3 p.m. Port Orchard Waterfront.

30

Rotary Auction/Rummage Sale, July 1. Sale starts at 8 a.m., www.bainbridgeislandrotary.org.

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JULY 3

Bainbridge Island Downtown Association Street Dance. Annual street dance in Winslow for the Fourth of July. www.bainbridgedowntown.org

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Poulsbo's Grand fireworks display over Liberty Bay, Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park, at dusk. Live music,www. vikingfest.org.

15

Virginia V Cruise Around Bainbridge, aboard the last of the steam-powered . “Mosquito Fleet” vessels. Reservations required. www.bainbridgehistory.org. 21

21 Friends of the Farms Annual Farm to Table Dinner on Bainbridge island, 6-9 p.m. www. friends ofthefarms. org.

3-4 Kingston 4th of July celebration, Tiny Town, music festival, Kingston’s Got Talent, Great Ball Race, Fun Run. 4

Grand Old Fourth of July Parade celebration in downtown Winslow, parade at 1 p.m., B.I. Chamber of Commerce., www. bainbridgechamber.com

4

Bainbridge Island Fireworks over Eagle Harbor, www.bainbridgefireworks.org.

4

Bremerton, Sinclair Inlet annual fireworks show.

4

Fathoms O’ Fun Annual Grand Fireworks Show in Port Orchard at Sinclair Inlet. Carnival on the waterfront July 5-8.

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Kingston 4th of July, Kingston, www. kingston4thofjuly.com

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Wednesday Evening Concerts, JulyAugust at a variety of B.I. parks. www. biparks.org

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Old Mill Days, Port Gamble, www. oldmilldays.com

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Bloedel Reserve Summer Performances Concert Series JulyAug. www.bloedelreserve.org

14-15 Chris Craft Rendezvous at the Port Orchard Marina. 14

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22 Live & Ride Motorcycle Show, Port Orchard. 27-29 Whaling Days — Old Town Silverdale/Silverdale Waterfront. Old-fashioned carnival with food booths, live music, games and rides. Sunday at 3 p.m., watch thousands of rubber duckies race to the finish line on Dyes Inlet. 29

Bremerton Summer Brewfest, featuring

Mustangs on the Waterfront, Port Orchard.

AUGUST 5

Bike for Pie, Squeaky Wheels, Bainbridge Island. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., www.squeakywheels.org.

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Washington Midsummer Renaissance Fair, Aug. 5-6, 11-12, 18-19, at the Kelly Farm, Bonney Lake.

10-12 Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, www.bistudiotour. com. 11

Kitsap Wine Festival at Harborside Fountain Park in Bremerton, a celebration of food and wine on Bremerton’s scenic waterfront, benefiting Harrison Medical Center Foundation.

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The Cruz Classic Car Show and Festival by the Bay in Downtown Port Orchard, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Waterfront.

5th Annual South Kitsap Golf Classic Starts at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce.

14-15 Port Orchard Bay Street Association Art & Antiques Fair, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Historic Home and Garden Tour in Port Orchard, beginning at Sidney Art Gallery.

17-19 Chief Seattle Days, www.suquamish. org/ChiefSeattleDays.aspx 17-19 Poulsbo Arts Festival, a juried art competition that also includes a children’s arts corner, jewelry, metal, ceramic, wood, and fabric arts. 22-26 Kitsap County Fair and Stampede, Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Animals on exhibit, carnival rides and food, lots of homemade foods and crafts to view. Concerts in the evening and a fun rodeo nightly. 31

Bremerton Blackberry Festival, Sept. 2-4, on Bremerton's boardwalk. Food vendors, arts and crafts, car show, and games for the kids.

SEPTEMBER 1-2

Bremerton Blackberry Festival, on Bremerton's boardwalk. Food vendors, arts and crafts, car show, and games for the kids. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday.

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Taste of Port Orchard, Waterfront Park, Port Orchard.

TBD Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm, www. friendsofthefarms.org. 8-9

Port Orchard Chocolate Festival, Port Orchard.

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First Sundays Concert, 4 p.m. Waterfront Park Community Center, Bainbridge Island, www. firstsundaysconcerts.org.

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Rotary Wine with Wags, McCormick Woods, Port Orchard.


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Kiwanis Summer Challenge Bike Ride, three routes: 16, 24 & 52 miles, www. SummerChallengeRide.org.

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B.A.D. (Brownsville Appreciation Day), Brownsville Marina, free kids’ games, car show ,zombie pirate treasure hunt.

NOVEMBER 4

Bainbridge Island First Sundays Concert, 4 p.m. Waterfront Park Community Center, www. firstsundays concerts.org

OCTOBER 7

Bainbridge Island First Sundays Concert, 4 p.m. Waterfront Park Community Center, www. firstsundaysconcerts. org.

TBD Bloedel Reserve Squash Scavenger Hunt on Bainbridge Island, www.bloedelreserve.org. 13

Poulsbo Marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10k or relay through the region. The races starts at North Kitsap High School. Bainbridge Gardens’ Annual Pumpkin Walk throughout October, hundreds of lighted pumpkins, www. bainbridgegardens.com.

3 Winter Farmers Market on Bainbridge, November-December, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Town Square, www. bainbridgefarmersmarket.com

10-12 Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival, Lynwood Theatre, Bainbridge Island, www.ahbainbridge.org. 11

Veteran's Day Celebration, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Nov. 11. Celebrate our veterans with patriotic speeches, displays and food.

23

Viking Avenue Tree Lighting, Viking Way and Lindvig Way, Poulsbo. Lights turned on at dusk, refreshments, singing and a parade.

24

Bainbridge Holiday Open House and Community Tree Lighting, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. on Madrone Lane, www. bainbridgedowntown.org.

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Small Business Saturday, downtown Port Orchard.

Small Business Saturday and Silverdale holiday tree lighting, Nov. 24, Silverdale Way and Bucklin Hill Road.

Breakfast with Santa, Nov. 24, 8 a.m.noon in Port Orchard at Port Orchard Eagles.

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Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, www.bistudiotour.com.

DECEMBER 1-2

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, www.bistudiotour.com.

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Bloedel Reserve Holiday Village & Model Train Display, throughout December, www.bloedelreserve.org.

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Winterfest in downtown Bremerton, includes tree lighting, carolers and a visit from Santa.

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Julefest in downtown Poulsbo. A Scandinavian arts and crafts bazaar runs throughout the day, while folk dancing, singing and horse and wagon rides continue in town. Miss Poulsbo lights the Christmas tree at Waterfront Park. Helpful links: www.portofpoulsbo. com, www.historicdowntownpoulsbo. com, www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/ parks.htm, www.cafnw.org, www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com, www.poulsbochamber.com.

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Gingerbread Houses at KiDiMu throughout December, www.kidimu.org

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Pictures with Santa at the Log Cabin, first two weekends in December, Sidney Art Gallery, Port Orchard.

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Festival of Chimes & Lights, Chamber Holiday Pet Parade, Sinclair Inlet Yacht


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Club Christmas Lane, Jingle Bell Run, Port Orchard.

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Pooch & Purr Parade, 4-5 p.m. Bay Street, Port Orchard. Dress your pets in style and parade them down Bay Street.

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Kingston Country Christmas throughout December, www.kingstonchamber.com.

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Port Gamble Country Christmas in December,www.portgamble.com.

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Community caroling, Musical Theatre Bainbridge and Bainbridge Chorale from 4 to 5 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.

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Noon Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Family New Year Celebration and Countdown to Noon at the Museum, 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., Kids Discovery Museum, 301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge Island, www.kidimu.org.

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Featuring the Jingle Bell Run/Walk and these family FREE events: the lighting of the town Christmas tree, the of Santa Claus on a fire City Hall &arrival Downtown Port Orchard truck, the Pooch’n Purr parade, hay rides, choirs, decorated boats, children’s activities, and much more. Join us for the fun!

Happy Holidays! from the Happy Holidays! City of Port Orchard and the

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GETTING THERE

How will you travel to your Destination

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The Kitsap Peninsula is heavily dependent on bridges and ferries. Visitors arriving by ferry can take Washington State Ferries (WSF) or Kitsap Transit (KT). WSF offers auto-ferry service connecting downtown Seattle to both Bainbridge Island and Bremerton; WSF also operates the Kingston-Edmonds and Southworth-Fauntleroy routes. KT’s passenger-only ferry service, offers half-hour trips between downtown Seattle and Bremerton; due to high demand, reservations for seats on KT’s fast ferry are recommended. Both ferry services accommodate bicycles. KT is planning on adding Kingston to Seattle passenger-only ferry service within the next year

Highway 3 is the main north-south highway,

connecting communities in Port Gamble, Poulsbo, Silverdale, and Bremerton. Highway 16 connects Kitsap to Pierce County via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Highway 305 connects Bainbridge Island with the Kitsap Peninsula. Northbound Highway 3 travelers can reach Jefferson County via the Hood Canal Bridge, while southbound Highway 3 travelers will reach Mason County. Drivers should check online for accidents, construction and road closures that could affect travel time.

ON THE WEB:

Washington State Ferries: http://www.wsdot. wa.gov/ferries/ Kitsap Transit Fast Ferries: http://www. kitsapferries.com/discoverkitsap Puget Sound Area Travel Alerts: http://www. wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/PugetSound.aspx

BUS SERVICE

Kitsap Transit offers bus service on weekdays and Saturdays. Eligible seniors, disabled, youth and low-income pay half price. ORCA cards are accepted.

Experience the era of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet A designated “floating museum,” the 101-year-old Carlisle II is one of the oldest continuously operated vessels in the Pacific Northwest. Get all the details at kitsaptransit.com/service/foot-ferry Follow us

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DISCOVER KITSAP 2018 | 75 Silverdale can take the #11 Crosstown Limited, Local buses provide a great way to tour the area CARLISLE II by foot and get tips on places of interest from drivers and riders. Here are just a few examples:

Bainbridge Island: During off-peak hours, visitors can hop aboard KT’s on-demand service called BI Ride, which makes scheduled stops at the ferry terminal, Lynnwood Center, and Bloedel Reserve. Tell the driver where you want to go. For curb-tocurb service, visitors can call (1-844-4BI-RIDE) at least two hours in advance. Weekdays: Pickups begin at 9:15 a.m. with final drop-offs at the ferry at 3:50 p.m. Saturdays: Pickups begin at 10:35 a.m. Final drop-offs at the ferry at 4:30 p.m. During commuting hours, many buses stop at the terminal, including the #90 to Poulsbo and the #91 to Kingston. Kingston: Starting on June 5, visitors can take KT’s on-demand service called Kingston Ride, which picks up from the ferry terminal, to reach a destination in the Kingston area on weekdays during off-peak hours. To hail this service, download the TapRide app from Google Play for Android or the iTunes Store for iPhone. Select the ‘Kitsap’ application and register your number. Click on the map or enter an address to select where you like to be picked up and dropped off. The driver will respond with an estimated pickup time. Alternatively, call 1-844-475-7433 to schedule your ride. During commuting hours, the #91 and #92 stop at the ferry terminal. Bremerton: Visitors arriving at the Bremerton ferry terminal who want to shop at the Kitsap Mall in

which picks up passengers at the East Bremerton Transfer Center and continues to Silverdale as #17. Weekdays: Pickups at ferry terminal on express bus begin at 8:15a.m. Final drop-offs at the ferry terminal at 8:45 p.m. Saturdays: Pickups at ferry terminal on express bus begin at 10:15 a.m. Final drop-offs at the ferry terminal at 5:35 p.m. Kitsap Transit operates a customer-service center (1-800-501-RIDE) that can assist visitors with questions. The call center is open 6 a.m.to 7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Kitsap Transit also has route information, schedules and system maps on its website. It’s a good idea to check the website for any rider alerts or changes to schedules. ON THE WEB: Kitsap Transit: http://www. kitsaptransit.com/

Hood Canal floating bridge will transport you from the Kitsap to Olympic Peninsula (State Route 104,) the bridge is approximately 1.4 miles in length and is the longest floating bridge in the world located on saltwater and the third longest floating bridge overall. Constructed in 1961, it is a vital link for residents, commuters and recreational travelers between the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. The best part of this travel experience is no toll charge to cross the bridge, the downfall is the bridge opens up for marine traffic and the wait time to cross during peak summer hours can sometimes be frustrating.

Take a trip back in time to the days of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet. The Carlisle II, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2017, is one of the last surviving members of the large fleet of small boats that carried passengers and freight between the islands and ports of the Puget Sound in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Washington Commission for the Humanities has designated the vessel “a floating museum”; black-and-white photos of Mosquito Fleet vessels decorate her interior. Built in 1917 in Bellingham, the Carlisle II originally operated between Bellingham and a cannery on Lummi Island. Horluck Transportation Co. bought her in 1936 and used the vessel to make the short run across Sinclair Inlet between Bremerton and Port Orchard – an important source of transportation during the war years as the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard expanded its operations. Kitsap Transit bought the vessel in 2008 and still uses her today for the BremertonPort Orchard run during commute hours. Carlisle II is one of two foot ferries that link Bremerton with Port Orchard and Annapolis. The crossing time is about 12 minutes for BremertonPort Orchard and about 5 minutes for BremertonAnnapolis. ON THE WEB: Kitsap Transit Foot Ferry: http:// www.kitsaptransit.com/service/foot-ferry#


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1906 13th Street– Bremerton, WA 98337 Church Office: (360) 377-9169 Email: mtzionmbc@qwestoffice.net Website: www.mountzionbremerton.org Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1906 13th Bremerton, Street– Bremerton, WA 98337 1906 13th Street– WA 98337 Church(360) Office: (360) 377-9169 Church Office: 377-9169 Sunday School —9:30 A.M. Email: mtzionmbc@qwestoffice.net Email: mtzionmbc@qwestoffice.net www.mountzionbremerton.org Website:Website: www.mountzionbremerton.org Morning Service —11:00 A.M.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1906Wednesday 13th Street– Bremerton, WA 98337 Night Bible Study —6:30 P.M. Sunday School Sunday School —9:30 A.M.—9:30 A.M. Church (360) 377-9169 Morning Service —11:00 A.M. MorningOffice: Service —11:00 A.M. Study WednesdayWednesday Night Bible Night StudyBible —6:30 P.M.—6:30 P.M. Email: mtzionmbc@qwestoffice.net Pastor Richmond Johnson Pastor Johnson Richmond Johnson Richmond Website: Pastor www.mountzionbremerton.org Know Christ To Known.” Make Him Known.” “To Know Christ and To Make Him “To Know“To Christ and ToandMake Him Known.”

First Lutheran Community Church

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Anglican St. Charles Anglican Church 20295 Little Valley Rd NE, Poulsbo 98370 360-779-3524 www.stcharlesanglican.com

St Olaf’s Catholic Church 8943 Caldart Avenue, Poulsbo, WA 98370 360-779-4291 www.stolafschurch.org

Baptist Manette Community Church 1137 Hayward Ave, Bremerton, WA 98310 360-373-2103 www.manettecommunitychurch.com

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church 1187 Wyatt Way NW Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206) 842-5601 www.stbbi.org

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1906 E 13th St, Bremerton, WA 98310 360-377-9169 www.mountzionbremerton.org

Olympic Evangelical Free Church 14861 Silverdale Way NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370 360-598-3400 www.oefc.org

Spirit led. Community focused.CHURCHES Laughter included. 1 OF 2 Everyone welcome. Sunday Worship times: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m 2483 Mitchell Road SE Port Orchard, WA 98366 Phone: (360) 876-3901

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Catholic St. Gabriel Parish 1150 Mitchell Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98367 360-876-2762 www.stgabrielpo.org

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Lutheran Bethany Lutheran 7968 Finch Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206) 842-4241 www.bethanyofbainbridge.org

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8:30am and 11:00am 9:45am Sunday School (Sept.-May) Childcare available up to age 5

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DISCOVER KITSAP 2018 | 77 First Lutheran Community Church 2483 Mitchell Road Southeast, Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-3901 www.firstlutheranpo.com Our Saviours Lutheran Church 1015 Veneta Ave, Bremerton 98337 360-479-6374 www.oslcbremerton.org Methodist Port Orchard United Methodist Church 725 Kitsap St, Port Orchard, WA (360) 876-3975

“Blessed to be a Blessing” Sundays 10AM at Bainbridge High School Commons CSC Office 600 Ericksen Ave. NE #210, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-842-6898 www.crosssound.org

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Traditional Sunday Services – 8 and 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Service & Education for all – 9:15 a.m. Pastor Paul Meeker – 360-479-6374 Sycamore Tree Preschool 360-792-2213

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CHURCHES Peace Lutheran 2 OF 2 Church and School

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Sunday Worship Services 8:00 am & 10:45 am Sunday School/Bible Class 9:30 am

St. Olaf Catholic Church 18943 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo 360-779-4291 St. Peter Mission 910 South St., Suquamish St. Olaf Church Masses Saturday 6:30 pm (Spanish) Sunday 8:00 am 10:30 am St. Peter Mission Mass Saturday 4:30 pm For Weekday service schedule, visit www.stolafschurch.org

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SPORTS

No matter what time of year it is, Kitsap County offers plenty of options for the sports ENTHUSIAST PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA

General admission is $10 and children between the ages 7-12 are $3. To find out more, go to www.kitsapadmirals.com.

Ice Hockey

The area is home to several local clubs that play in various corners of the county, and are often affordable, so you can bring your entire family for an entertaining evening. Kitsap is also home to several top-notch golf courses. Thanks to the natural beauty that surrounds us on the Kitsap Peninsula, the lush green grass and stunning views of the Olympic mountains make for an unforgettable golfing experience.

Soccer KITSAP PUMAS Games are played from May through August at Gordon Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $7 for adults. Find out more at www.kitsapsoccerclub.com. OLYMPIC FORCE, (indoor soccer team) Olympic

Sports Center in Bremerton, an athletic complex with several indoor and three outdoor-turf fields, in the winter and Gordon Field Park during the summer. To find out more, go to www. OlympicForce.com. The Force’s women’s team, a member of the Women’s Premier Soccer League, play teams from the Puget Sound and Oregon May through September

Basketball KITSAP ADMIRALS play from October through March at various locations in Kitsap County including Bremerton High School and the Bremerton Family YMCA.

The WEST SOUND WARRIORS (Junior A hockey squad) home matches are at the Bremerton Ice Arena in East Bremerton. Tickets are $8 for reserved seating and $6 for general admission. For more ticket information, call 360-479-7465 or go to www. westsoundwarriors.pointstreaksites.com.

Rodeo THUNDERBIRD PRO BENEFIT RODEO takes place the

June 24-26 at Thunderbird Stadium at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. Go online to www.thunderbirdrodeo. com for schedules & ticket information

KITSAP COUNTY STAMPEDE (Kitsap County Fair) Part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The five-day rodeo, taking place Aug. 22-26 includes XTREME BULLS competition, which is televised on ESPN. Visit www.kitsapstampedeclub.com

ROLLER DERBY NORTHWEST ROLLER DERBY COMPANY Women’s Flat Track Derby Association KITSAP DERBY BRATS, a junior roller derby squad open to girls ages 12-18 with a “tootsie” roller team for ages 5-11. Home bouts are at the Bremerton Skateland, 1740 NE Fuson Rd., Bremerton. Tickets are $12 at door, $10 pre-sale and $5 for children age 6-12. For more information, go to www. northwestderbycompany.com. For more information, location of parks and other options for outdoor recreation, visit www. kitsapgov.com/parks.

GOLF GOLD MOUNTAIN features two separate courses, the Cascade and the Olympic courses, which

are 18 holes each. They offer annual passes, including some that allow the golfer to choose whichever course they want to golf that particular day. Gold mountain also offers soccer golf, a game that mixes the two sports for players to enjoy. Location: 7263 West Belfair Road, Bremerton. Website: www.goldmountaingolf.com

MCCORMICK WOODS 18-hole course Location: 5515 McCormick Woods Drive SW, Port Orchard. Website: www.mcccormickwoordsgolf. com. TROPHY LAKE 18-hole course Trout are stocked seasonally in the two lakes, which are embedded within the golf course with fishing rods available for rental. The practice facility offers 40,000-square feet of natural turf, a chipping area and sand bunker for practice before playing a round. Location: 3900 SW Lake Flora Rd., Port Orchard. Website: www.rollinghills-golfcourse.com ROLLING HILLS 18-hole course. The course’s rates are cheaper than many of its competitors, and there are discounts for juniors, seniors and active military. Location: 2485 NE McWilliams Rd, Bremerton Website: www.rollinghills-golfcourse.com WHITE HORSE White Horse Golf Course in

Kingston, which features stunning views of the mountains, was rated as one of America’s Best new Courses in 2007 by Golf Digest. After falling into foreclosure, White Horse reopened in late 2009 under ownership of the Suquamish Tribe. The course has undergone several modifications since then. Several fairways were modified with new trees and the removal of bunkers to revamp the course. The late John Harbottle III, who designed the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain, lead the renovations. Location: 22795 Three Lions Place NE, Kingston. Website: www.whitehorsegolf.com.


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FARMERS MARKETS Local farmers and artists offer something for just about everyone

Bremerton Farmers Market

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. May through October, at Evergreen Park, 1400 Park Avenue, Bremerton Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May through September at Bremerton Ferry Terminal, Washington Avenue and First Street, Bremerton www.bremertonmarket.wordpress.com

Kingston Farmers Market Don’t miss your chance to visit one of the many farmers markets around the county, although most of them are on Saturday or Sundays, you will find there are mid week markets open on a Tuesday or Wednesday as well. You will want to make sure to pick up some fresh homegrown vegetables, flowers or local homemade honey. You are sure to find a special gift for someone back home. At many of the markets, local artists show their crafts including paintings, pottery and jewelry. PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT KITSAP PENINSULA

Bainbridge Island Farmers Market

At town square in Winslow, Bainbridge Island Saturdays through Dec. 16, 9 a.m to 1 p.m. www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.org

At Mike Wallace Park on the Kingston waterfront Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May through October www.kingstonfarmersmarket.com

Poulsbo Farmers Market

Gateway Fellowship parking lot, 18901 8th Ave. NE, Poulsbo Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April through December www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org

Port Orchard Farmers Market

At the Port Orchard Waterfront Boardwalk on Bay Street, Port Orchard Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spring through fall. www.pofarmersmarket.org

Ravenwood Market

7950 NE Little Boston Road, Kingston Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through September www.pgst.nsn.us

Suquamish Farmers Market

At the Masi Shop parking area, 16281 Highway 305, Suquamish. Every third Wednesday of the month, 3 to 7 p.m., June through October www.suquamishfarmersmarket.org

Silverdale Farmers Market

9551 Ridgetop Blvd., Silverdale Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April to September www.silverdalefarmersmarket.com

Central Kitsap Farmers Market

Old Town Silverdale at Waterfront Park Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. May 2 to Oct. 10 www.kitsapag.org


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TRIPS ON A TANK NAVIGATING THE PENINSULA ON A SINGLE TANK OF GAS One of the many beautiful things about the

Kitsap Peninsula (we have a lot) are the multitude of nearby places to see and things to do. Using Kitsap as a launch pad, a single tank of gas in your car becomes a ticket to adventure, capable of carrying travel-hungry visitors to the high mountains and meadows of the Olympic Mountains, or the ruggedly beautiful shores of the Dungeness Spit. Much of Kitsap’s beauty lies in the ease of accessibility to the area’s surrounding gems, here are a few ideas to help you plan out your visit to Kitsap.

Port Townsend founded in 1851 is a historic

and charming city with many historical sites. In addition to its natural scenery, the city is known for many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th-century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for independent boat-builders and related industries and crafts. Port Townsend’s Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. With its maritime heritage, artist spirit, and a touch of urban chic, Port Townsend is an easily accessible base camp to the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Port Townsend is home to Fort Worden State Park which is a turn-ofthe-century army base located just two miles from the downtown core. Fort Worden offers an

unmatched combination of natural beauty and historic interest. Acres of saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and open fields are framed by stunning vistas of the Olympic and Cascade ranges and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In addition to being a mecca for nature lovers, the park and it’s nonprofit campus partners is a center for lifelong learning. Port Townsend is known as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula,” and has a variety of activities available that will appeal to any traveler. Adventure seekers can kayak, bike, or hike. Golfers can play a round on our 18-hole Championship Golf Course that Esquire magazine called “The Most Scenic in the World.” Those looking for relaxation can charter a yacht, go whale watching, fish or simply relax in beach chairs along the pristine shores of Ludlow Bay. Wildlife is abundant in the area; raccoons and black-tailed deer are spotted frequently. Otters can be seen frolicking in the bay with blue herons standing stoically in the mist. One of the most beautiful local attractions is Ludlow Falls, an active salmon stream and, in season, visitors can watch as salmon fight their way upstream to begin a new generation. Osprey and kingfishers can be spotted, as well as pileated and other woodpeckers.

The Olympic Peninsula is home to the only temperate rainforest in North America as well as hundreds of species of plants that are native only to the Olympic Peninsula. Area museums and Burner Point celebrate the Native American heritage of the Northwest, and Seattle even derives its name from Chief Sealth, a famous Native American leader who negotiated with pioneers in the creation of the city. The surrounding area offers plenty of options that compliment a fun filled day in Port Ludlow. A scenic 30-minute drive to Sequim allows visitors to explore the world’s


DISCOVER KITSAP 2018 | 81 longest natural sand spit complete with a 4.5mile beach walk and endless wildlife viewing opportunities. Families can take children to the Olympic Game Farm located in Sequim to view an assortment of wild animals including: zebras, tigers, bears, bison, and much much more.

Port Angeles/Sequim Options aren’t scarce when

you visit Port Angeles, in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. Whether your interest is kayaking, wine tasting, antiquing, eating or just spending time on the beautiful beaches, Port Angeles has something for every traveler. Ride your bike along Discovery Trail, a

ceremonial Indian artifacts of the former Tse-whitzen village. Some of the unearthed remains date back between 1,700 to 2,700 years. Many of the graves uncovered held entire families that seemed to have died suddenly. Archeologists project that this was likely the result of pandemics of smallpox and other illnesses brought by European immigrants to North America that caused massive death tolls in 1780 and 1835. Interactions with European fur traders purportedly wiped out about 90 percent of the Indians living in the Northwest. The Port Angeles area is outdoor-friendly with scores of campgrounds, hiking and biking trails. The Olympic Discovery Trail spreads out 30 miles from Ediz Hook near downtown Port Angeles to Blyn, east of Sequim, and is suitable for walkers and road bikes.

Sequim, pronounced “Skwim,” is a growing

waterfront trail that stretches from the west end of Port Angeles into Port Townsend. Taste locally grown food at the farmers markets. Enjoy the water view from Francis Street Park. Or, explore the Fine Arts Center, which features works by more than 500 Northwest artists.

Port Angeles is also the gateway to one of Washington’s most popular natural spaces, the Olympic National Park and Hurricane Ridge, conveniently located 17 miles from downtown. Additionally, Port Angeles is also home to several unique, boutique style wineries. No matter what time of year you plan to visit the city, the abundance of community events and local attractions draw visitors from far and wide. The Peninsula is a mosaic of past and present: a rich Native American heritage, pioneer farm families and a new community of young farmers who want to put down roots, work the land and preserve it for the future. Port Angeles is the site of the “largest prehistoric Indian village and burial ground found in the United States,” according to a senior archaeologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle. In August 2003, a 275 million dollar construction project was started in the city. The construction site ultimately uncovered about 300 graves and 785 pieces of human bones in addition to numerous ritual and

community of about 6,600 in the SequimDungeness Valley. The valley is bounded by Jefferson County on the east, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, Port Angeles on the west and the Olympic National Forest on the south. In the rain shadow of the 8,000foot Olympic Mountains, Sequim is one of the driest locales in Western Washington, receiving an average of 16 inches annually. The town and valley gladly have adopted the moniker of “Sunny Sequim” as they are blessed by an average of 300 days of sunshine. Sequim also is known as the “Lavender Capital of North America” and draws crowds of 30,000 to its Lavender Festival in July. Sequim is situated just off of scenic U.S. Highway 101, which connects with state highways to Port Townsend to the east and Washington’s coastline to the west. The area is served by one airline from Fairchild International Airport, connecting to Seattle, and the MV Coho ferry, both in Port Angeles, 15 miles west, and a countywide transit system. Sequim Valley Airfield, four miles north of town, offers charter flights, business courier service and general aviation. John Wayne Marina at Sequim Bay is popular with small boat traffic.

The Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park cover the

majority of the Olympic Peninsula, making Sequim and its environs a prime viewing area for birds and wildlife. Just outside the eastern city limits is where a resident Roosevelt elk herd grazes much of the year. Several of the herd’s leaders are tagged with radio collars and occasionally elk-crossing warning signs flash yellow on Highway 101. It’s wise to heed them — bull elk can weigh up to 1,100 pounds. In addition to the

federally managed park and forest, several state parks and campgrounds are within a 25-mile radius of Sequim. Points of interest in or near Sequim include Olympic Game Farm, the New Dungeness Lighthouse on Dungeness Spit, the Olympic Discovery Trail, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center, 7 Cedars Casino, the Dungeness River Audubon Center, area lavender farms, the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and the Museum & Arts Center in the SequimDungeness Valley.

Olympic National Park/Hurricane Ridge

Olympic National Forest is a distinct area, its 633,000 acres in two sections bordering the much larger Olympic National Park (922,000 acres) west of Hood Canal and south of Sequim and at the northwest corner of the park. It was established in 1897 as a reserve and was designated as a national forest in 1907, some 30 years before the park was established. The forest’s topography includes a temperate rain forest where annual precipitation often exceeds 120 inches, yielding ferns the size of dining room tables and sky-scraping Sitka spruce and Douglas-fir; the Olympic Mountains with Mount Olympus looming to about 8,000 feet; large lowland lakes with Lake Crescent, a turquoise gem 12 miles long and 625 feet at its maximum depth; cascading rivers and waterfalls. A green cathedral, the forest has 2,178 miles of canopied roads, 200 miles of trails for hikers, bicyclists and horses, several providing access to Olympic National Park, and 19 developed campgrounds. It also has five boating sites, four nature trails and one viewpoint. Five wildernesses in the forest, totaling 88,480 acres, provide solitude and scenic beauty where the only access is by foot or horseback. The forest receives more than 1.2 million visitor days annually. See www.fs.fed.us/r6/ olympic. Hurricane Ridge has a mountain experience for everybody. Seventeen miles south of Port Angeles at an elevation of 5,242 feet, the ridge is Olympic National Park’s most easily reached mountain destination. Paved meadow loop trails traverse the ridge top near the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Black-tailed deer often are seen browsing among


82 | DISCOVER KITSAP 2018 the meadow flowers. The trails are handicapped accessible with some assistance and provide magnificent views. Stretching from the east to the south, the snowcapped peaks of the Olympics have an awe-inspiring alpine majesty, especially Mount Olympus at 7,980 feet. The fresh scent of hemlock and fir wafts on the breezes that sweep Hurricane Ridge. Delicate mountain flowers, from early-blooming alpine lilies that to the bright red Indian paintbrushes and tiny pink phlox blossoms, there is a plenty of pretty.

The Big Meadow Loop leads to the Cirque Rim

Trail, with scenic overlooks past the Elwha Valley to the west. The deep blue water of the Strait of Juan de Fuca is visible past fire-scorched Griff Peak.

There are two eye-popping trails that head out from Hurricane Ridge. The first is the 3.8-mile trail leading from Sunrise Point to Klahhane Ridge. The steep High Ridge Trail climbs to a stunning view before dropping to a four-way juncture. To the left, the trail loops back to the meadow trails, ahead is a short climb to Sunrise Point (worth the detour) and to the right is the Mount Angeles Trail. This trail parallels Sunrise Ridge to Mount Angeles. It offers gorgeous mountain views as it traverses flowered meadows and stands of sub-alpine forest. It also offers relative solitude as few venture far from the meadow loops. After about 2.8 miles, the trail encounters the Switchback Trail for a steep 1-mile climb up Klahhane Ridge and a perfect picnic point. The trail continues down the shale slope past Lake Angeles to the park entrance but it’s

WHIDBEY ISLAND

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a long trek and might be best to turn back here. The second option involves a drive beyond the Visitor Center to Hurricane Hill. The road is narrow and winding and deters many would-be hikers. The 1.6-mile trail is paved for much of the way and is accessible, with assistance, though there are no guardrails. For a relatively easy hike with beautiful views, scenery and a modicum of isolation, Hurricane Hill is a pleasant option.

Port Townsend, which is just north of Kitsap County in Jefferson County. Whidbey offers nature hikes, camping, shopping and much history. There are many hotels and bed and breakfasts, which means visitors can make a weekend of it. The island forms the northern boundary of Puget Sound. It is home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The economy of Whidbey Island south of Oak Harbor relies heavily on tourism, small-scale agriculture and the arts. Langley and Freeland both have a number of art galleries and antique stores. Often referred to as Puget Sound’s largest artists colony, Whidbey is home to numerous working artists, writers, and performers. Whidbey Island contains Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, the first national historic reserve in the U.S. created by the National Park Service to preserve the rural history and culture of the island and to protect the area’s rare and sensitive plants.

Washington State Parks located on the island include Deception Pass State Park, Joseph Whidbey State Park, Fort Ebey State Park, Fort Casey State Park, Possession Point State Park, and South Whidbey Island State Park. There is also a series of county operated parks throughout the Island. Sites not to miss on the island include the Greenbank Farm, at mid point on the island. There’s several artists shops, and a local wine tasting room, along with gardens to view. A small cafe offers in-season specials that are great for a lunch time picnic nearby. Whidbey Island hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Among the most popular is the Island Area Fair, July 20-23. It includes rides, food, and 4-H animal shows.


DISCOVER KITSAP 2018 | 83 at www.Deceptionpasstours.com. There are two ferry routes to Whidbey, the Clinton to Mukilteo run on the sour end, and the Coupeville to Port Townsend route. Check with the Washington State Ferries for time and rates. During the summer months, reservations are suggested when traveling the Coupeville ferry route. Access on the north end is via the Deception Pass Bridge routing travelers to Highway 20 which then connects to I-5 at Mount Vernon. Another great event is Whidbey Island Race Week, a week-long sailing regatta every summer based out of Oak Harbor with daily racing in Penn Cove and/or Saratoga Passage. Usually on the third week of July, it can vary slightly due to tidal conditions. Check with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce for more.

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Sequim Lavender Festival by Cindy Mangutz

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Art by Julie Peterson

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GIFT SHOP OPEN YEAR ROUND Summer Gift Shop Business Hours: 10am-6pm Daily See website for Fall/Winter/Spring Hours www.sunshinelavender.com

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Sequim, WA Dungeness & Salt Creek Recreation Areas www.sequimlavenderweekend.com

Offering:

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

Playgrounds Picnic Sites Beach Recreation Hiking Trails

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360-417-2291 • email parks@co.clallam.wa.us

PURPLE

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JULY 20-22

PURPLE HAZE LAVENDER FARM

May - Sept. • 10-5 daily Organic Blossoms Natural Products Lavender Products for Gifts, Decorating, Crafts & Cooking Bring your summer guests to our farm for lavender ice cream, and U-pick lavender.

At The Kelley Farm 20021 Sumner Buckley Hwy., Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Also Join Us For

The 3rd Annual

Oregon Renaissance am Faire to106 pm JUNE 9–10, 16–17 Clackamas County Event Center 694 NE Ave. Canby, OR 97013

www.oregonfaire.com

Hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm! Tickets are available online or at the Towne Gate! Children under 5 years old are FREE!

Parking is FREE!

180 Bell Bottom Rd. Sequim, WA 98382

1-888-852-6560 www.purplehazelavender.com

First Weekend: Chivalry & Honor

Second Weekend: Faeries, Dragons & Unicorns, Oh My!

Third Weekend: Land, ho! It’s a Pirate’s Parlay!

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Camping Year-Round Campsite Reservations Full-Service Restrooms Birding Opportunities

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

Discounts for Active Military, Police & Firemen www.shadowmt.com

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Winter Summer Inn B&B

Pane d’Amore Artisan Bakery

(360)963-2264

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16651 Hwy 112/PO Box 54 Clallam Bay, WA 98326

est. 2003

www.wintersummerinn.com

Northwest Waterfront Dining at John Wayne Marina

Only waterfront dining in Sequim

Voted Penisula’s Best Seafood

FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD, STEAKS & MORE LUNCH SERVED 11:30AM - 3PM DINNER SERVED 4PM - 9PM OPEN WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY CLOSED MON & TUES

COCKTAILS • WINE • LOCAL MICRO BREW BREWS Winter Hours begin Nov 1, close 8 pm 360-683-7510 2577 West West Sequim Sequim Bay Bay Rd. Rd. Sequim Sequim 2577

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$15 Online • $20 At the Door

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES • MILITARY DISPLAYS BEER GARDEN • FOOD, GIFTS & MORE!

www.olympicairshow.com

JUNE 15-17 Largest 700 Main Street Selection Downtown Edmonds FRI-SAT: 10a-8p Cars · SUN: 10a-6p ofwww.edmondsartsfestival.com Used In Mason County!

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Olive Oils & Vinegars 139 W. Washington St 360-683-2050

SALES • SERVICE • PARTS

www.GillisAutoCenter.com Largest OliveOils Oils & & Vinegars 800-365-4096 Olive Vinegars Selection 139 W. Washington St (360) 426-5585 of Used Cars In 139 W.360-683-2050 Washington St West 180 Hulbert Rd • Shelton 139 W. Washington St Mason County! 2nd Shelton Exit off Hwy 101 360-683-2050

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advertisers index Ace Hardware, Bainbridge................................89

John L Scott, Jan Zufelt....................................30

Silverdale Beach Hotel.......................................75

Ahoy Kitsap........................................................49

John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort.....................84

Skiff Point...........................................................21

Alder Creek Pet Lodge.......................................50

Kingston Bookery..............................................31

Sole Mates..........................................................21

Alina Korotkina...................................................19

Kingston Mercantile................................... 30, 59

Sotheby’s Real Estate........................................46

All Creatures Animal Hospital...........................51

Kitsap Museum..................................................38

St Olaf Catholic Church.....................................77

Amy’s Decadent Chocolates....................... 38,67

Kitsap Public Facilities District.........................13

Stedman Bee Supply.........................................35

Animal Rescue Families....................................50

Kitsap Transit..................................................... 74

Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm.....................86

B & B Repair Auto..............................................37

Lavender Festival...............................................86

Suquamish Museum..........................................27

Bainbridge Gardens...........................................19

Lavender Wind...................................................83

Sweet Life Cakery..............................................30

Bainbridge Island Arts & Crafts.......................19

Liberty Shores & Harbor House.......................29

Tango Zulu..........................................................24

Bainbridge Island Barkery.................................20

Monica’s Waterfront Bakery.............................35

That One Place...................................................43

Bainbridge Island Downtown Assoc................22

Montessori Country School..............................21

The Brass Kraken Pub.......................................26

Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation...............16

Mora Ice Cream.................................................22

The Plate & Pint.................................................20

Bainbridge Island Wineries...............................69

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist..............................76

The Point Casino..................................................3

Blue Heron Jewelry Co..................................4, 26

Naturally 4 Paws................................................50

Tizley’s Europub.................................................26

Bremerton United Methodist............................77

Naval Undersea Museum..................................49

Vca Central Kitsap Animal.................................51

Bug Museum......................................................49

North Point Church............................................76

Village Green Apartments, Kingston................40

Catherine Arlen..................................................31

Oak Harbor Block Party.....................................83

Visit Kitsap.....................................................8, 29

Central Kitsap Church Of Christ.......................77

Olympia Kiwanis Foundation............................84

Washington Renaissance Arts & Ed Soc.. 72, 86

City Of Port Orchard..........................................73

Olympic Flight Museum....................................87

Western Red Brewing........................................26

Clallum County Parks........................................86

Olympic Game Farm..........................................84

Westside Pizza, Kingston..................................31

Clearwater Casino................................................9

Olympic Peninsula Wineries.............................85

Whidbey Island Music Festival.........................83

Connie Castellano..............................................20

Our Lady Star Of The Sea.................................76

Winter Summer Inn B & B................................87

Cookie’s Pet Corner & Wash.............................43

Our Saviours Lutheran Church.........................77

Winton Woods Apartments..............................40

Cross Sound Church.........................................77

Oxford Suites...............................................35, 74

Wish....................................................................24

Destination Hwy 420.........................................32

Pane D’amore.....................................................87

Woodside Animal Hospital................................50

Dockside Grill.....................................................87

Paws And Fins..............................................19, 51

Doctors Clinic.....................................................92

Pawsably Home.................................................50

Edmonds Arts Festival......................................87

Peace Lutheran Church.....................................77

Explore Port Orchard.........................................91

Peninsula Property Management.....................39

Fairbank Construction.........................................4

Perfect Parties...................................................43

Fairway Independent Mortgage........................48

Port Gamble Guest Houses...............................24

Fathoms O’fun............................................. 65, 90

Port Gamble Weddings & Events.....................24

First Federal..........................................................2

Port Of Bremerton.............................................40

First Lutheran Church........................................76

Port Of Kingston................................................30

Four Seasons Pools & Spas.............................35

Port Orchard First Lutheran..............................76

Frasers Gourmet Hideaway...............................83

Poulsbo Red Apple............................................25

Frog Soap...........................................................38

Public Safety Testing.........................................29

Gillis Auto Center...............................................87

Puget Sound Express........................................45

Good Property Management............................39

Purple Haze Lavender........................................86

Grub Hut.............................................................31

Reid Property Management..............................39

Hwy 420...................................................... 35, 38

Reid Real Estate.................................................39

Hot Shots Java...................................................26

Sail Bainbridge...................................................21

Hyla School........................................................21

Sequim Spice & Tea...........................................87

Jak Aktion Comics.............................................43

Shadow Mountain General Store.....................86

Jakes Pickup......................................................20

Silverdale Autoworks.........................................35

Bainbridge Snap Shop Andrew Bergh Bainbridge Organic Distillers Bainbridge Island Brewing Company Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art Bainbridge Island Studio Tour Bloedel Reserve Bon Bon Enterprises Eleven Winery Hear For Life Kidimu Kim Mclaughlin Pastiche Antiques Pleasant Beach Village Westside Pizza


SPRING IS HERE

FOR ALL HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS

Your Locally Owned Full-Service, Family Hardware Home Store Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm • Saturday 8am -6pm • Sunday 10am - 5pm 635 High School Road NE • (206) 842-9901 www.acehardware.com


VISIT PORT ORCHARD

South Kitsap’s FATHOMS O' FUN FESTIVAL, INC. E N T S P R E S

Experience the I Love Kitsap Credit Union

Magic A SUMMER OF WONDER!

Why do I love Kitsap Credit Union? Because it’s a different kind of financial institution. A good kind of different. We are a local, not-for-profit financial cooperative. We are owned by our account holders, not profit-driven stockholders. And, that’s why we make decisions based on what is best for our membership.

Dozens of fun-filled events all Summer long including: parades, carnivals, car shows, Are youConcerts, looking for a better way to borrow or manage your money? Join us.*races, fireworks, Personalvendor and Businessand craft Mobile, Text, and and much much more! shows, Checking and Savings Online Banking

Home and Auto Loans And so much more! Visit www.FathomsOFun.com for a full calendar of events!

(800) 422-5852 kitsapcu.org presents Fathoms O’ Fun presents the 4th of July Grand Parade Fireworks Show! Federally Insured By NCUA Equal Housing Opportunity

* If you live, work, worship, or attend school in Washington state you can join us.

Suzanne Tapper EMPOWERING YOUTH • STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY Kingston Branch Manager

FATHOMS O’ FUN is a community organization operated by local

volunteers who are dedicated to Empowering Youth & Strengthening Community. Proceeds from our annual events support our Youth Scholarship Program as well as other community resources. Traditions live on as we continually celebrate South Kitsap through family-friendly events & activities. So come on down and be a part of all the fun in store, we look forward to seeing you!

Fathoms O’ Fun ENJOY FREE LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY AT 6:30 PM

May 31st - August 30th • Port of Bremerton’s Marina Park in Port Orchard Rain or Shine See Our Website for Full Concert Listings!

FOR EVENT DETAILS & TO LEARN MORE CONTACT US www.FathomsOFun.org • (360) 871-1805 OR (360) 876-3505


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