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VISITOR GUIDE 2019

EVENTS • FESTIVALS • BEACHES • PARKS • FISHING • ACTIVITIES & MORE A SUPPLEMENT TO THE DAILY WORLD ∙ THE VIDETTE ∙ THE NORTH COAST NEWS ∙ SOUTH BEACH BULLETIN


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Events MCCLE ARY & OAK V ILLE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, PARADE & CAR SHOW July 6, Oakville

BEAR FESTIVAL July 12–14, McCleary

For the 60th McCleary Bear Festival, the theme is “Blast from the Past.” The festival features a car show, a parade, games, food and craft vendors, and, of course, the bear stew. The festival will feature a softball tournament throughout the weekend, which traditionally includes a game between police officers and firefighters, known as “Guns and Hoses.” A coronation for Bear Festival royalty also is held at the park. Bear stew is served immediately following the parade. In some past years, the bear stew has also included beef, but for the past

few years, the stew was made entirely with bear meat, according to organizers. The meat was sweet and had a texture like a beef pot roast, mixed in with the soft potatoes, carrots and other ingredients that made for a delicious treat. A Bear Claw Derby (a soap box derby) also is traditionally held. McCleary has celebrated the festival for more than 50 years. In addition to all of that fare and fun, a car show fills the parking lots downtown. For more information, visit mcclearybearfestival.org. www.mcclearybearfestival.org

vehicles will receive T-shirts, Grays Harbor Raceway tickets and a dash plaque. A poker run also will be held on Friday. On Saturday a show and shine takes place at 9 a.m., with music, a raffle, vendor and food booths and beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles. Public admission is free. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. For more information visit www.elmachamber.org or call 360-482-3055. Organizers are aiming to add a kids area this year.

HEAT ON THE STREET CAR SHOW Aug. 2–3

Elma’s annual custom car and motorcycle show is 3–7 p.m. Friday night and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Friday’s events include a free cruise-in party. Cruise in and bring the family for a preview of the cars and a night of music. Where the cruise in ends, participants can register their cars. Registration costs $20 and the first 200 pre-registered

M O N T E SAN O HISTORIC MONTESANO CAR SHOW & KIDS SUMMER FEST July 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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carnival rides. The Randy Houser, Lorrie Moran, Eagles tribute band Hotel California and local favorites Humptulips will perform this year. More information is available at www.ghcfairgrounds.com. Adult admission is $10, and senior, youth and military discounts are available.

At the fairgrounds in Elma. Five days of family fun begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, and runs through 10 p.m. daily until Saturday when it stays open an hour later. The raceway heats up for action with the Pepsi Fair Race on Saturday (free admission with a fair ticket). The fair will close out with with a final day, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., on Sunday. Come for the fair and animals, stay for the music and food. Buy a year’s worth of meat at the 4-H auction, or just treat yourself to an elephant ear near the

The 17th annual Historical Montesano Car Show hits the streets again on Saturday. The show typically draws more than 200 registered cars, featuring streets rods, classic cars, muscle cars and special-interest vehicles of all kinds. While the cars get their rev on, get your groove on to live music. A swap meet also will be held. Kids’ games are held at Fleet Park on Fleet Street one block from The Vidette building, sponsored by the Montesano Chamber of Commerce. Kids Fest begins at 10 a.m. For more information, contact 360-580-7941 or email dpfoss@comcast.net.

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Fourth of July in Oakville features a parade, food, art, crafts and vendors on Independence Day weekend each year. In years past, a re-enactment of the last horseback robbery in the state has taken place.

The Montesano Historic Car Show draws hundreds of cars and thousands of spectators every year.


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DISCOVER LAKE SYLVIA FALL FESTIVAL Sept. 14, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Lake Sylvia State Park.

The Fall Festival offers fun for all ages as visitors enjoy the state park through mountain bike and off-road running races, live music and even shopping for art around the park. The day traditionally kicks off with a pancake breakfast followed by the beginning of the races. Near the stage along the lake shore, vendors and organizations have booths set up, including nature arts and crafts for children hosted by the Girl Scouts, and a cooking demonstration and tasting by the Boy Scouts. CATCH MONTESANO: FISH AND BREW FEST

fishing swap meet, a cook off, food vendors, local art vendors, local bands and a beer garden. The festival also will collect canned food donations for the local food bank.

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Residents go all out with their holiday lights. The city takes it seriously: there’s often a choir in the county courthouse, a yule log at Fleet Park downtown, and a lighted nighttime parade Saturday that goes through downtown with each float elaborately decorated. Recent winners have been, the Seattle Seahawks Beast Bus and decorated cement mixers. New last year was a light show set to music in Fleet Park.

Those wishing to try their own luck in the dirt should head just north of McCleary and take to the dirt tracks at Grays Harbor ORV Park. The park offers an action-packed season with 4x4 events, trail rides, enduros and Pacwest motor cross action. There

are even some ways to get dirty at the ORV park without two or four wheels by participating in unique events LIKE the Dirty Dash or the extreme zombie run. The park operates through the end of August. For more, go to www.ghorvpark.com ghorvpark.com.

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Held to coincide with the beginning of the recreational salmon fishing season, the annual event is at Fleet Park. Fans of good food and good brews will catch the fishing bug at the festival. Familyfun activities will be paired with a

Festival of Lights

Dirt track racing takes place during the Grays Harbor County Fair and other summer weekends at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma.

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Parks S TAT E PAR K S SCHAFER STATE PARK 1365 W. Schafer Park Road, Elma 360-482-3852 Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk

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Campgrounds closed Oct. 1 through April 30. The park is open year-round for day-use.

Schafer State Park is a 113-acre camping park on the Satsop River, midway between Olympia and Ocean Park. A big attraction to park users is the abundant fishing for steelhead, cutthroat trout and salmon on the Satsop River. Wading and swimming in the shallow water make it an equally attractive site for family gatherings. Rich in local history, the park is a state and national historic site as designated by the Washington Heritage Register and National Register of Historic Places.

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Traditionally, the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia hold a salmon bake on the second Saturday in October. On the second Sunday in December, families are invited to the park for a Yule log hunt which was followed by smoked salmon chowder last year. Interpretive activities are available throughout the park, and 2 miles of hiking trails will get you around. The park is ideal for bird watching and wildlife viewing, and the best

bet for either is away from parking lots along one of the hiking trails. The park trail connect with the City of Montesano’s trails.

of old logging gear and curiosities, the lake is good for fishing, and the rustic charm of the park makes for excellent day outings and group camping trips. Lake Sylvia allows LAKE SYLVIA STATE PARK for day use and has some 5 miles 1812 N. Lake Sylvia Road, Montesano of hiking trails. In addition to the 360-249-3621 standard 5 miles of hiking trails, Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk a trail about a half mile long has Lake Sylvia State Park is a 252-acre been constructed to Americans camping park with 15,000-feet of with Disabilities Act requirements. freshwater shoreline. The park is an Bird watching, swimming, fishing old logging camp in a wooded area. — they’re all along the trails and Aside from the interesting displays waiting for your participation.

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Trails MONTESANO CITY FOREST The city of Montesano has its own forest, and the 5,000-acre forest is lined with trails for residents and visitors, including the Sylvia Creek Forestry Trail, a 2.25 mile interpretive loop meandering down the valley, crossing Sylvia Creek before climbing back to Lake Sylvia. The trail was constructed in 1991 and was reconstructed in 2012. Mountain biking is becoming more popular throughout the forest.

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the groomed, well-marked trail (formerly rail tracks). The trail connects to Preacher’s Slough, which features an observation tower.

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The 3-mile Blue Slough interpretive trail wanders beside the Chehalis River. Along the way, the interpretive elements give outdoor enthusiasts a free tutorial on the biology of the trail. Professional hiking gear or just tennis shoes would be equally appropriate on

Friends Landing has earned national and state honors as an “obstacle-free” park. Now owned by the Port of Grays Harbor, the 152-acre site sports handicap accessible recreation opportunities including a 1.7 mile paved path to a 32-acre man-made lake.

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OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION July 4 Held on the grounds of the Westport Maritime Museum. Children’s games for prizes, food,

clowns, a plant and bake sale, face painting, a cakewalk, and a silent auction. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info: 360-268-0078 FIREWORKS Free fireworks shows start at dusk in Westport’s Marina District. July 4

TOKELAND PARADE & CELEBRATION July 6 This old-fashioned community parade has grown to more than 200 entrants. Real family fun. Starts at 11 a.m. More info: 360-267-7006

TREK ACROSS TOKELAND July 7 Community hike, 1–2 miles.

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ELK RIVER CHALLENGE Bring your kayak, canoe, rowboat, or surfboard with paddles or oars, and don’t forget your life vest and whistle! Contestants start their human-powered race at Brady’s Oysters at the foot of the Elk River Bridge and race up into the Elk River estuary and back over a 7-mile or 3-mile round-trip course.

GRAYLAND OPEN JET SKI COMPETITION Aug. 9–11 Off the beach near Grayland Road beach approach. This free event for spectators will bring dozens of riders and hundreds of spectators from all over the U.S. Stunt competition, motosurf racing and a big-air competition. More info: 360-593-0984

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SECOND ANNUAL VETERAN APPRECIATION STREET FAIR Aug. 9–11 In Westport. Hosted by Mission Outdoors. Live broadcast by KAYO Country. More info: 253-802-0800, info@missionoutdoors.org. 11TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON TUNA CLASSIC Aug. 10 Competitive albacore tuna tournament to beneft veterans and the South Beach Food Bank. Info: 253-802-0800, info@missionoutdoors.org.

WESTPORT ART FESTIVAL This is a juried show of fine art and crafts. At various locations in the Marina District. More info: 206-228-9784, www.westportartfestival.org westportartfestival.org Aug. 17–18

73RD SEAFOOD FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW Aug. 31 Fresh fish, oysters and more. Live music and local crafters. Food service from noon to 5 p.m. on the Westport Maritime Museum Grounds. Beer and wine available. Info: 800-345-6223

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VETTES AT THE MARINA Dozens of classic Corvettes will grace the parking spaces along the Westport Marina Esplanade during the Seafood Festival. More info: 360-589-1716 Aug. 31

BRADY’S OYSTER FEED Oysters any way you like ‘em. Held at Brady’s Oysters just west of the Elk River Bridge on SR105 from noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit clean water and scholarships. More info: 360-268-0077 Sept. 14

WESTPORT MARINA SALMON DERBY Sept. 15–Oct. 31 Come fish for salmon at the Westport Boat Basin through Oct. 31. Fish right off the floats for salmon and vie for derby prizes. Free to enter. More info: 360-268-1234

OPERATION SHORE PATROL: 47TH ANNUAL BEACH CLEANUP Sept. 21 Four-wheelers converge on our beaches to tidy up after the summer season. Grab a litterbag and beachcomb for Styrofoam! Sponsored by the State 4x4 Association. More info: 360-268-9422 CRANBERRY HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct. 11—13 At the historic Grayland Community Hall. It’s the 24th annual this year. The cranberry harvest season is celebrated with crafts, food, drink and decorations. Bog tours, a cook-off contest, local cranberry products, music, and a Saturday nighttime Firefly Parade in Grayland. SANTA BY THE SEA Santa arrives at Float 6 at the Westport Marina at 11 a.m. and then holds court at the Maritime Museum. All area and visiting children are invited. Refreshments served, photos with Santa and a kids’ store available. Info: 253-381-5989 Dec. 7

30 MILES OF JUNQUE Sept. 20–22 Annual beachwide garage sale from Tokeland to Ocosta and Westport. More than 60 locations. More info: downloadable map at westportgrayland-chamber.org ww.westportgrayland-chamber.org

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Recreation CLAMMING Locals and visitors alike eagerly anticipate spring, fall and winter clam digging seasons. Drawing thousands to the South Beach, this recreational sport is among the state’s most popular. To determine specific opening dates, check with local media or Chambers of Commerce or online at wdfw.wa.gov. The State Department of Fish & Wildlife determines clam digging seasons depending on the health and population of the resource. A license is needed to dig clams. Diggers are reminded that the limit per day is the first 15 clams dug, regardless of size or condition. BEACH DRIVING While traveling along our pristine 18 miles of Pacific Ocean beach in motor vehicles is very popular,

tourists and locals alike are reminded that they are a part of the State Highway system. That means the rules of the road apply on the beach as well as on the pavement. The speed limit on the beach is 25 miles per hour. Swerving, cutting “doughnuts” and other such activities are not allowed. Be sure to drive on the uppermost wet sand to avoid clam beds, not to mention getting stuck! No motor vehicles are allowed on the beach in front of Westhaven State Park near the South Jetty at any time. From April 15 to the day after Labor Day each year, you may not drive north from the Twin Harbors State Park Beach access road off SR105, and you may not drive south beyond the Warrenton Cannery Road beach access in

North Cove. During recreational clam digging seasons, you may drive 1.9 miles north of the Twin Harbors Beach Access Road and 0.3 miles south of Midway Beach Access Road. DEEP-SEA FISHING Deep-sea bottom fishing holds its own special rewards in the variety and quantity of fish caught. Enormous schools of sea bass can be found in ample numbers in rock pinnacles along our coast and skippers know where to find them all spring, summer and fall. Starting in June, anglers can take day trips for salmon fishing. Check with charter offices for season information. In the fall, salmon begin returning from the sea to our harbors, bays, and estuaries on their journey to

the rivers from whence they came. Fishing on Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay this time of year can be hugely rewarding experiences. There are excellent boat-launching facilities both in Westport and at Tokeland and charter trips are available. From mid-summer through October, you can book a one-, two-or three-day trip for albacore tuna or halibut. WATER SPORTS The annual Grayland Open Jet Ski Competition will be held off the beach near the Grayland Beach Approach on Aug. 9–11. This free event for spectators will bring dozens of riders and hundreds of spectators from all over the U.S. It includes stunt competition, motosurf racing and a big air competition.

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Bottle Beach State Park is a 75acre, day-use park with 6,000 feet of shoreline on Grays Harbor. The open tide flats are the park’s most significant feature. Mud flats in the area support a rich supply of invertebrates that attract shorebirds as they migrate from Central and South America to their breeding grounds in the Arctic. Grays Harbor is considered the single most important shorebird feeding area on the Pacific Coast, attracting more than a million birds each spring.

GRAYLAND STATE PARK Hours: summer 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; winter 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The park is open year-round for camping and day-use. Reservations are accepted year-round. And highly recommended even in the off-season due to events such as razor clam tides and holidays. Grayland Beach State Park is a 412-acre, year-round, marine camping park with 7,449-feet of spectacular ocean frontage, just south of the town of Grayland. The park offers 55 full-hookup campsites within easy walking distance of the ocean. There are five short, marked trails leading from the campground to the each. TWIN HARBOR STATE PARK Highway 105, Westport Hours: summer 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; winter 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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WESTPORT LIGHT STATE PARK Westport Hours: summer 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; winter 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park is open year-round for day use only.

Westport Light State Park is a 212acre park. The Westport Lighthouse stands on adjacent Coast Guard property. A boardwalk connects the park with Westhaven State Park, 1.3 miles away. WESTHAVEN STATE PARK Westport Hours: summer 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; winter 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park is open year-round for day use only.

Trails WESTPORT LIGHTHOUSE DUNE TRAIL The 2.8-mile-long Westport Lighthouse Interpretive Dune Trail, actually an 8-foot-wide handicapped accessible concrete walkway, meanders along the ocean shoreline from near the Grays Harbor Lighthouse to the Port of Grays Harbor Observation Tower in Westport’s Marina District.

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Inner Harbor Events FOUNDERS DAY A parade and music celebrate the founders of Aberdeen.

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SPLASH FESTIVAL Daylong festival at Morrison Riverfront Park with games, music & fireworks just after 10 p.m. July 4

The annual Founders Day parade takes place in late June in downtown Aberdeen.

MIDNIGHT CRUISERS ROD FEST Second annual Rod Fest in downtown Aberdeen. Contact: Bill Jenkins, 360-532-8690. July 13

GRAYS HARBOR PRIDE FESTIVAL Festival in Hoquiam raising awareness of LGBTQ community. Contact: Miki 360-500-3444. Aug. 3

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Parks ABER D EEN LAKE ABERDEEN RECREATION AREA About 640 acres of timber with 5 acres of land developed for recreation, and 100 acres of water. Located on the eastern edge of the city just off Highway 12. Swimming, fishing, boating, restrooms. STEWART MEMORIAL PARK Located in the northeast outskirts of Aberdeen, this 74-acre park has been left in its natural setting. It boasts an elaborate trail system, a wandering creek and a rustic kitchen facility. BISHOP ATHLETIC COMPLEX A 38-acre athletic complex just outside Aberdeen along the Westport Highway (State Route 105). Includes soccer, fast-pitch and baseball fields.

PIONEER PARK SPORTS COMPLEX On the south side of Aberdeen, this 24-acre park is adjacent to Stevens Elementary School. It contains three softball fields, two minor league fields, a Little League field, a Babe Ruth field and a multipurpose area. It also offers tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a basketball court and a playground, as well as the city’s skate park. SAM BENN PARK A rustic, tree-filled 14-acre park that overlooks the city’s core, just north of downtown near Aberdeen High School. It offers picnic areas, playground equipment, tennis courts and a disc golf course along its rolling, grassy hills. MORRISON RIVERFRONT PARK An 11-acre complex along the shores of the Chehalis River on the east end of Aberdeen. A bronze logging sculpture marks its entrance, and it boasts the multiuse Rotary Log Pavilion, which can be rented for events through the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation

Department. The complex includes picnic tables, a fishing and viewing dock, waterfront walking trail and modern playground equipment. WEST END PLAYFIELD A neighborhood 3.5-acre park that contains a playground, combination ball field, parking area and a paved multi-use area. FINCH PLAYFIELD A 2-acre park that offers a wide variety of activities, including playground equipment and a spray park. FRANKLIN FIELD A 2-acre downtown community park boasting a large, multi-use field. GARLEY PARK This 2-acre park in South Aberdeen has off-street parking, playground equipment and a grassy playfield with a backstop. NORTH ABERDEEN PLAYFIELD A 2-acre park on the north end of town that contains a paved basketball court, baseball diamond and playground equipment.

ZELASKO PARK A half-acre park just inside the eastern entrance to the city, situated between the Wishkah and Heron Street bridges. It contains benches, carvings and historical monuments.

COSM O PO LIS MAKARENKO PARK A 39-acre park with more than 2 miles of paved and gravel trails for walking, running and biking. The park, nestled in the hills in residential Cosmopolis, also includes two soccer fields. MILL CREEK PARK COSI LIONS PARK

H O QUIA M JOHN GABLE PARK 23 acres directly adjacent to Hoquiam High School on the west side of town. Facilities include two softball fields, a basketball court, new playground equipment, restroom facilities and a new skate park.

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OLYMPIC STADIUM A 9-acre athletic complex located in the eastern portion of the city. Facilities include the stadium, which accommodates high school interscholastic athletics, baseball, youth sports organizations and is the home of the Loggers Playday show held annually in the city of Hoquiam. The stadium can seat upwards of 8,000 people and the athletic fields include picnic tables and support facilities. Recent improvements have made the stadium more ADA-accessible. ELTON BENNETT PARK A 9-acre wooded site located in north central Hoquiam, providing a picturesque mile-plus hiking trail through the densely forested landscape. The trails have been graveled in areas and some steps have been installed in the steeper terrain. The trail is a challenging experience for the disabled user. SUNSET MEMORIAL PARK/ CEMETERY Located in north central Hoquiam, covering approximately 40 acres. It is well maintained with large trees and shrubs and paved walking areas, which has made it a popular destination for walkers. BEACON HILL PARK A 2.5-acre park located in east-central Hoquiam. The park is situated on the permanent cover of the city’s reservoir and includes one basketball court, a playground area and two tennis courts. Landscaping and support facilities provide for

enjoyment of the scenic view of the Hoquiam River and the harbor. No restroom facilities. JOHNNY GREEN DIKE A landscaped dike located between the Hoquiam River and Riverside Avenue. The park consists of open green space, benches and a paved pedestrian walkway that provides access to the river loop and the Farmers Market. ART POCKLINGTON CENTRAL PLAY PARK Located in the central portion of the city, this 1-acre park provides an open play area, state-of-theart playground equipment, and a spray park that opens in May and stays open through the summer as weather permits. It has a fenced basketball court and is ADAaccessible. It also includes several benches and picnic tables and a covered picnic shelter, as well as restroom facilities. LAST SPUR PARK A small urban square that commemorates the community’s logging heritage. It is located in north-central Hoquiam and provides two picnic tables. There are no restrooms at this park. EIGHTH STREET LANDING Approximately 120 linear feet of public access to the Hoquiam River in the downtown waterfront area. There are picnic tables with shelters and a fishing and boat dock.

Loggers Playday is held every September in Hoquiam. It draws scores of loggers to compete for cash prizes in front of a packed Olympic Stadium.

Recreation YMCA OF GRAYS HARBOR Offers a lap and recreation pool, gym, workout center, aerobics classes and more. ABERDEEN SKATE PARK Located at Aberdeen’s Pioneer Park. HOQUIAM SKATE PARK Located at Hoquiam’s Gable Park.

28TH ST. LANDING In Hoquiam along the Port Industrial Road, offers a viewing tower and boat launch for recreational watercraft. BOWERMAN BASIN Offering birdwatching, walking trails. and views of Grays Harbor and the Bowerman Field airport.

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Trails ABER D EEN JOHN’S RIVER WILDLIFE AREA Off state Route 105, 12 miles west of Aberdeen, off John’s River Road. The approximately 1-mile trail is paved for about the first half. Singletrack trails lead off into the woods. CHEHALIS RIVER TRAILWAY This 3-mile trail runs begins between the soccer fields at the Bishop Athletic Complex and runs along the shores of the Chehalis River to Mill Street. LAKE SWANO TRAILS A 2-mile trail through 20 acres of forest on the Grays Harbor College campus, including interpretive signs. BASICH TRAILWAY A 1.5-mile trail that meanders through Pioneer Park in South

Aberdeen along Mill Creek, ending at the Cosi Lions Park in Cosmopolis.

and Cemetery Hill in residential Cosmopolis, just south of Aberdeen.

MORRISON RIVERFRONT WALKWAY A 1.8-mile paved walking path in East Aberdeen from the Guesthouse Inn & Suites along the northern bank of the Chehalis River, running to Lakeside Industries just outside Aberdeen.

MILL CREEK PARK TRAIL Cosmopolis’ most popular park on C Street past Cosmopolis School, it offers miles of gravel trails around Mill Creek and Mill Creek Pond.

STEWART PARK TRAIL Just short of a mile of rugged trail up and down hills and across bridges in east Aberdeen’s Stewart Park. SHERWOOD FOREST TRAIL A rugged trail located off Bel Aire Drive, featuring miles of forested trail to explore.

COSMO PO LIS MAKARENKO PARK TRAIL Two miles of gravel trails in the woods between Bell Hill

H O QUIA M SANDPIPER TRAIL Located within the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge on Bowerman Basin on the west end of Hoquiam near the airport, the trail offers great bird viewing along a wooden plank trail. The refuge is known as a prime spot in the spring to observe migratory shorebirds. Parking area to the tip of the Bowerman Peninsula is about 2 miles. HOQUIAM RIVER LOOP The loop begins in downtown Hoquiam at the corner of Eighth and L streets near Hoquiam City

Hall, and takes walkers around a loop that crosses both the Simpson Avenue Bridge and Riverside Bridge, and along the north and south banks of the Hoquiam River. ELTON BENNETT PARK Rugged trails in a natural setting in residential north-central Hoquiam, with trails that connect to offer a mile-plus of forested hiking. SUNSET MEMORIAL PARK A popular walking area off Grand Avenue just up the hill from Elton Bennett Park. Offers paved loop roads with gradual inclines and limited traffic. PROSPECT TO ENDRESEN WALKING TRAIL The trailhead is located just off Prospect Street, and the trail meanders over a hill and ends on Endresen Street, across from a boat launch on the Little Hoquiam River.

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North Beach

Events HOOD TO COAST Washington relay race begins and ends at Seabrook.

Kites galore on the beach for the Festival of Colors in June.

OCEAN SHORES WOOF-A-THON North Beach High School.

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Aug. 10

WEARABLE ART SHOW At the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

OCEAN SHORES BODY & SOUL FESTIVAL Aug. 24–25 At the Convention Center.

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY FESTIVAL OF COLORS June 8–9 Kite flying event on the beach at Damon Road.

AAOS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL Aug. 30–Sept. 1 At the Convention Center.

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FLAG DAY PARADE June 8 Sponsored by the Ocean Shores Elks, on Pt. Brown Ave. and Chance a la Mer St., ending at the Convention Center. SAND & SAWDUST FESTIVAL June 28–30 Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, at the Convention Center. AAOS JURIED FINE ART, PHOTO AND 3D SHOW June 28–30 At the Convention Center.

PADDLE THE SHORES At Oyhut Bay Seaside Village. Aug. 31

WHALE OF A QUILT SHOW Sept. 20–22 At the Convention Center. CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Recreation SHORES BOWL Located at 125 W. Chance a la Mer St. in Ocean Shores. Nothing beats the winter blues better than blasting a few bowling pins at Ocean Shores’ all-season bowling alley. Also has pool, shuffleboard and darts. THE OCEAN SHORES BOAT HOUSE At 952 Point Brown Ave. SE offers boats, paddle and pedal-craft (hydrobikes) rentals to explore the miles of inland canals and lakes in Ocean Shores. Book a guuided tour or be your own captain 360-289-0487. The electric Duffy cruisers can hold up to 10 people each, making them ideal for family outings, small parties, special events, meetings, or even breakfast and/or dinner cruises. Also, rent

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during the winter, and it remains a rich bird-watching retreat. Ocean Shores and Point Grenville also are featured with field trips during the annual Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival in the spring (www.shorebirdfestival.com) to celebrate and observe the hundreds of thousands of shorebirds that stop to rest and feed in Grays Harbor estuary on their migration northward. GOLF As the only 18-hole golf course on the entire outer coast of Washington, the Ocean Shores Golf Course has a storied history to go with its challenging layout, where each side offers distinctively different experiences. Ocean Shores Golf Course opened in 1961 as a 6-hole golf course. Two years later three more holes were added to complete a nine-hole track. In 1966 Pat Boone started hosting his Celebrity Golf Classic at Ocean Shores. Celebrities such as Clint Eastwood, Joe Namath and Fred MacMurray, came to play in the event. That format continued until 1970 when Ocean Shores became an LPGA Tour stop. Many women’s tour stars of that era,

such as Kathy Whitworth, Althea Gibson, JoAnne Carner and Patty Berg, played the event. The 6,252-yard, par-71 course includes a covered driving range. Located at 500 Canal Dr. Contact: 360-289-3357, www.oceanshoresgolf.com CAR SHOWS The top car show annually is the High Rollin’ Hot Rods at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. In the fall, there’s also the annual Show n’ Shine event. Guest host is Lance Lambert of the Vintage Vehicle Show, and rain or shine it’s one of the top car shows of the spring. Online schedule: www.quinaultbeachresort.com/calendar Another showcase for local auto fans is the annual Clam Digger Rod Run in May at the Ocean Shores Elks Lodge. While it’s not officially a car show, the Bikers at the Beach and Hog Wild Weekend motorcycle events the last weekend of July bring in bikes and bikers of all styles, sizes, all ages and endeavours for one of the more entertaining and colorful festivals on the beach.


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Trails Parks THE WEATHERWAX TRAIL The city purchased 121 acres of unplatted, undeveloped land in July 1999, preserved with a wonderful walking trail through the forest and along Duck Lake. The three parcels of property making up the Weatherwax lie east of Canal Drive SE, south of Ocean Lake Way and Overlake, and west of Duck Lake Drive NE.

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LO C AL PAR K S Ocean Shores has four city parks open to the public, along with a skatepark. CHINOOK PARK On Duck Lake off Duck Lake Drive and has a boat launch and fishing pier for freshwater fishing. Also, a soccer field, outdoor basketball court, picnic facilities and children’s play area. NORTH BAY PARK The largest of the parks and is also on Duck Lake at the intersection of Chance a la Mer and Albatross. It has a public boat launch and fishing pier, but there is also a tennis court, a baseball field and large playground for the kids. North Bay also has a picnic shelter and restrooms.

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See & Do AMUSEMENT FUN Ocean Shores has two family amusement centers, with a number of indoor activities, too, when the weather gets too wet or cold for go-karts or bumper boats and mini-golf. Playtime Family Fun Center (748 Point Brown Ave. NE) has bumper cars, an arcade and the Peppermint Parlor ice cream shop, while Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center (767 Minard Ave. NW) also has arcade games, bumper boats, as well as mini-golf. GETTING AROUND Electric fat tire bikes for the beach or city cruisers for about town: Rent them at Electric Beack Bike Renals, 172 W. Chance a la Mer 360-593-7441; or hop on a moped at Affordable Mopeds, 896 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW, 360-289-0919.

GALLERY HOPPING Ocean Shores has a half dozen vibrant art galleries, and each one offers something different and unique to the area. A good place to start is at 849 Point Brown, The Gallery of Ocean Shores, with artists in residence as part of the North Beach Artists Guild. Not only are there dozens of paintings, photos, craft works and prints for sale or for browsing, but there are art classes that you can drop in on and music or entertainment every third Saturday. QUINAULT BEACH RESORT & CASINO Located at 78 State Route 115 between Ocean City and Ocean Shores, the resort features one of the best ocean-view restaurants in the area and plenty of slot machines, card tables, craps and roulette,

The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores is a popular destination for travelers and gamblers.

along with a daily tournament in the poker room. There’s entertainment every night on the weekends and a decent sports bar to watch games, especially during the NFL season over the Sunday omelet bar. OCEAN SHORES CINEMAS Located at 631 Point Brown Ave. NW, the three movie screens all have digital projectors and show first-run movies with all the trimmings. Showings usually begin about 1 p.m., with three showings a day of most films. Call 360-289-1234 for the current movie listings and times.

GARDEN BY THE SEA The community garden in Ocean Shores is located behind the Galilean Retreat Center, 824 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW. Includes a children’s garden and garden to support the Ocean Shores Food Bank. STAGE WEST COMMUNITY THEATRE Live community theater with several productions throughout the year on the Ocean Shores Lions Club Stage. For event times and information about joining: stagewestcommunitytheatre.org www.stagewestcommunitytheatre.org

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Seagulls fly over the North Jetty, one of the region’s best spots for photographers.

THE GAZEBOS The gazebo overlooking the ocean at the Pacific Beach Resort and Conference Center, or the equally picturesque gazebo at the end of Main Street in Pacific Beach.

STIX Under “Stix” the 35-foot driftwood Seahorse that stands guard outside the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

SHARKY’S In the teeth of the giant shark that greets visitors to the entrance of Sharky’s Gift Shop, 695 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW.

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