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WINTER VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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WELCOME TO OUR PENINSULA! Whether you’re a visitor or new resident, you’re sure to fall in love with the Olympic Peninsula. Whatever you imagined it to be, look forward to an experience that exceeds your imagination. You’ll find the Olympic Peninsula, filled with glorious surprises, is home to beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, natural lakes, salmon-bearing rivers, temperate rainforests and the wilderness of the Olympic National Park. This Olympic Peninsula guide encourages residents and visitors alike to savor all that is a natural part of our environment and enjoy the multitude of pleasures that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Included in this guide is a wealth of information about the goods, services and activities available on the Peninsula. You’ll find sections representing each of the unique communities and regions: Port Angeles, Sequim and the Dungeness Valley, Port Townsend and Jefferson County, Forks and the West End, the Northwest Coast and, just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Victoria, B.C. We combine all the adventures of wilderness recreation with the comforts of a premier resort destination. While you’re here, we encourage you to read our three newspapers — Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum.

They contain updated information about community and entertainment events throughout the year. You can also keep in touch 24/7 by logging on to their websites with a computer or smartphone, at peninsuladailynews. com, sequimgazette.com and forksforum.com. Come to the wilderness wonderland of the Olympic Peninsula!

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On the cover: On the .75-mile trail to Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the continental U.S., several observation decks are available for viewing the dramatic rock formations and crashing waves.

Olympic Peninsula Visitors Guide WINTER 2019

PUBLISHER Terry R. Ward

Most mornings find the area sheathed in fog, but on a sunny day, the view over the Pacific Ocean is breathtaking — as though you are gazing over the edge of the earth.

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EDITORS

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CONTRIBUTING COPY EDITOR Maureen Heaster The Olympic Peninsula Visitors Guide is a biannual publication of Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. Copies are distributed at locations throughout the Olympic Peninsula. PENINSULA DAILY NEWS 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-452-2345 • peninsuladailynews.com SEQUIM GAZETTE 147 W. Washington St., Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-3311 • sequimgazette.com FORKS FORUM 490 S. Forks Ave., Forks, WA 98331 360-374-3311 • forksforum.com All content © 2019, Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. The editors of this guide make every attempt to be accurate at the time of its compilation. Report any errors to 360-452-2345 or news@peninsuladailynews.com.

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Visiting the Olympic Peninsula is a chance to experience several different worlds — different in an amazing way. With our ever-changing microclimates, numerous park settings, amazing wildlife and breathtaking viewpoints, there’s something for everyone to experience as they make their way up, down, around and through the Pacific Northwest. Lace up your boots and get ready for an amazing adventure.

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WINTER

Lake Crescent A crown jewel on the North Olympic Peninsula, Lake Crescent is a must-see and a will-see if you’re heading to our West End communities. During the fall and winter, the leaves of the trees surrounding the lake turn to hues of gold and burnished red. Stop at one of the many pullouts and snap photos as fog lifts from the lake’s surface to reveal majestic peaks and valleys. Come see the bigleaf maple leaves turn to Stop at the beautiful Lake Crescent glorious autumnal colors along the Sol Duc Lodge (open through Jan. 2) for dinner and River during the fall. About 5 miles down a view, or sit by the cozy fire with your Sol Duc Road are the Salmon Cascades, favorite drink and recharge before ventura popular destination during late October ing off to explore around the lake. and early November. An easy hike with views takes you from Visitors come to watch the determined the lodge to Marymere Falls. Trek through coho salmon leap over the falls on their green forests on a dirt trail. After crossing way to spawn upstream in the roaring river. a bridge, hike up a steeper incline the Bring rain gear for this visit. enchanting Pacific Northwest waterfall.

Sol Duc Valley

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Dosewallips River

Best known as the location of Dosewallips State Park and the community of Brinnon, the Dosewallips River offers some awesome hikes and gorgeous views in the Olympic National Park. Dosewallips River via the abandoned Dosewalips Road is a moderate day hike of 11 miles. This hike parallels the Dosewallips River and showcases fall foliage. It is an easy hike along the unused national park road that offers many opportunities for photos. Visit Dosewallips State Park to see the river empty into the sparkling waters of Dabob Bay. You can visit for free in November; Discover Pass Free Days are Nov. 11 and Nov. 23.


HIGHLIGHTS

Rialto Beach Hurricane Ridge

A good winter on Hurricane Ridge means astounding views of the Olympic Mountains, snowshoeing, snowboarding and lots of other fun cold-weather activities. Weather permitting, Hurricane Ridge Road opens Fridays through Sundays and holiday Mondays during the winter season, but storms or avalanche hazards can lead to road closures at any time. For the 2019-20 winter season, winter operations at the ridge begin mid-December, which also is when the visitors center will reopen with staff members.

Talk about dramatic. You’ll want to make your way to La Push and head to Olympic National Park’s Rialto Beach. Once there, clamber onto the breathtaking beach and, if you’re up for it and it’s low tide, make your way to Hole-in-the-Wall. Look south to the forested James and Little James islands, while waves crash over Gunsight Rock and numerous offshore sea stacks. Once at the hole, scramble through the rocky, slippery archway and explore the adjacent tide pools, teeming with small oceanic critters. Not up for the hike? Wander among the driftwood and catch glimpses of more wildlife.

Hoh Rain Forest

Looking for the Pacific Northwest rainforest you’ve read about often? Now’s your chance to take in one of the best. The road leading to Olympic National Park’s Hoh Rain Forest provides peeks of the ice-blue waters of the Hoh River. Throughout the winter, rain falls frequently in the Hoh Rain Forest, contributing to the total of 140 to 170 inches of precipitation each year. The result is a lush, green canopy of both coniferous and deciduous trees. Mosses and ferns that blanket the surfaces add another dimension to the enchantment of the rainforest. Park at the visitors center and take a stroll through the Hall of Mosses, where you’ll take in every hue of green imaginable and become entranced with the forest.

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RECREATION Olympic Discovery Trail & Adventure Route

OLYMPIC ADVENTURE ROUTE (OAR) THE CEDARS AT DUNGENESS

The OAR is a 25-mile alternative to the paved, rail grade ODT route between the Elwha River and Lake Crescent. It leaves the ODT at state Highway 112 just west of the Elwha River. The 130-mile route of the Olympic It is designed for active mountain bikers, Discovery Trail (ODT) includes roadways hikers and equestrians. It has double and and multi-use paths. single track riding over scenic, hilly, The trail is a wide, paved path designed forested terrain. to multi-user standards for bicyclists, The trail is entirely off-road except the hikers and disabled users, with a 4-foot last 4 miles on the west end, which is on shoulder for equestrians where appropriate. old railroad grade along the Lyre River and Situated between the Olympic Mountain shared with logging access. Range and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, The Adventure Route was built by the it starts in Port Townsend and will end on Clallam County Sheriff ’s Chain Gang. the shores of the Pacific Ocean in La Push For more information on the trail and its when it’s completed. progress, visit olympicdiscoverytrail.com or The ODT includes views of snow-capped peninsulatrailscoalition.org. peaks, ocean vistas, fast-flowing rivers, pristine lakes and majestic forests. Travelers can enjoy the ODT in small The Olympic Peninsula’s mild climate bites. The ODT crosses public roads often, makes golfing a great year-round activity. making short hikes easy if you’re not up to All the courses listed here are available to walking, biking or running large sections. the public at least part of the time. Many There are no use fees for the trails with allow you to book your tee time in advance. one exception: parking along the DepartDISCOVERY BAY GOLF CLUB ment of Natural Resources (DNR)-owned Port Townsend Joyce Access Road, where it crosses the An 18-hole, dog-friendly course with trail, may require a DNR parking pass. covered driving range and tight boundaries. The Peninsula Trails Coalition — the Dense forest surrounds the hilly back nine. all-volunteer nonprofit behind the Olympic PORT TOWNSEND GOLF CLUB Discovery Trail — was founded in 1988. This is a 9-hole course with trees, sand Construction started in the 1990s, and traps, water hazards and other challenges. work continues to complete the route. Improvements to Spruce Railroad Trail PORT LUDLOW GOLF CLUB (part of the ODT) along Lake Crescent were With views of Hood Canal, this resort completed this summer. The dog- and course offers 18 holes designed as a wildlife sanctuary by Robert Muir Graves. bike-friendly trail is now open for use.

Golf courses

PENINSULA GOLF COURSE

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Sequim Offering five different tees and welldrained greens, this 18-hole course is famous for its crab-shaped sand trap.

SKYRIDGE GOLF COURSE

Sequim Originally a dairy farm, this familyowned, links-style course has 10 holes with open fairways and mountain views.

SUNLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Sequim This is a semi-private course offers multiple tees for all abilities, with 18 holes winding through abundant evergreen trees.

PENINSULA GOLF CLUB

Port Angeles Semi-private club with 18 holes. Boasting views of the mountains and the Strait, it provides ample variety and challenge.

Disc golf courses

There are a couple disc golf courses throughout the Peninsula. All are free.

LINCOLN PARK

Port Angeles A great beginner course, you won’t lose your discs in the open fields and trees.

RAINSHADOW DISC GOLF PARK

Sequim A technically challenging course with some long drives, this course is welldesigned and has excellent signage.

H.J. CARROLL PARK

Chimacum This course has a variety of landscapes with plenty of forested sections.


Wine

Many of the wineries use grapes from Eastern Washington, although some grow their own cool-climate grapes or use berries and fruit from local farms. Look on the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association website for a suggested tour map, olympicpeninsulawineries.org.

HARBINGER WINERY

West Port Angeles Boasting multiple awards, Harbinger focuses on drinkable wines and unusual varietals served in a cozy tasting room.

CAMARADERIE CELLARS

West Port Angeles Surrounded by the forests of Olympic National Park, Camaraderie’s tasting room has several examples of Washington wines.

OLYMPIC CELLARS

East Port Angeles Set in a scenery dominated by farmland, this family-owned winery is housed in an old barn with a handcrafted tasting bar.

WIND ROSE CELLARS

Sequim This award-winning winery offers Italian-style wines and food pairings with a focus on staying true to the varietal.

Beer

PORT TOWNSEND BREWING COMPANY

Offering more than 10 ales, you can find this popular brewery’s concoctions at grocery stores all over the Peninsula.

PROPOLIS BREWING

Port Townsend Propolis brews ales using 100 percent organic Pacific Northwest barley and wheat and includes seasonal ingredients.

101 BREWERY

Quilcene Get house-made microbrew beer, pizza, burgers, local oysters and handmade pie at the family-owned Twana Roadhouse.

BARHOP BREWING & TAPROOM

Port Angeles Barhop brews small-batch microbrews made from Olympic Mountain water, including rye ales, IPAs, porters and more.

Spirits

EVIL ROY’S ELIXIRS DISTILLERY

FAIRWINDS WINERY

Sequim This distiller makes brandy, whiskey, gin, rum and a custom spirit reminiscent of salsa. Sixty-seven percent of its ingredients come from within a 10-mile radius.

LULLABY WINERY

Port Townsend Crafted with local ingredients, this distiller offers different brandies and gins that celebrate the ingredients used.

Port Townsend Relying on growers in the Yakima Valley to produce small-batch wines, Fairwinds averages about 1,000 cases per year. Port Townsend Lullaby produces a very limited quantity of wines from select vineyards in Walla Walla and other Eastern Washington areas.

PORT TOWNSEND VINEYARDS

Providing three locations in and near Port Townsend, this vineyard aims to produce thought-provoking, casual wines.

Cider

EAGLEMOUNT WINE & CIDER

Port Townsend Offering a tasting room, event space and inn on mixed farm and woodlands, this vintner prides itself on its fine beverages.

ALPENFIRE

Port Townsend This is the only certified organic orchard on the Peninsula. Ask for a tour of the cidery and all its equipment.

FINNRIVER FARM & CIDERY

Chimacum The Finnriver crew farms and ferments on an 80-acre family farm and orchard. Using organic ingredients, it produces innovative hard ciders.

CHANTERELLE MUSHROOM

ADMIRALTY DISTILLERS

Food

Fall is the best time for foodies on the Olympic Peninsula. Family-owned and operated farms, organic farms, farm stores and year-round farmers markets can be found just about everywhere. From early summer through late fall, pick from hundreds of varietals.

The Olympic Peninsula offers diverse culinary options for a small region. Berries, tree fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood and mushrooms of the highest quality and freshness are available. A list of farmers markets is on page 61. Many restaurants on the Peninsula serve seasonal menus that highlight local foods from small businesses within a few miles. Locally caught fish and shellfish, such as salmon, halibut and Dungeness crab are staples on many restaurant menus. Look for fresh chanterelle and portabella mushrooms starting in autumn.

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

Olympic National Park passes

Recreation pass

Olympic National Forest day pass The Olympic Peninsula features more To visit Olympic National Park (ONP) than 2.13 million acres of federal lands to this winter, you’ll need an ONP pass enjoy. Of these, more than 633,600 acres — except on fee-free days, the last of which are managed by Olympic National Forest Looking to take home some seafood is Nov. 11 this year. (ONF), which blankets the foothills of the during your trip? The Olympic Peninsula A pass covers entrance fees at national Olympic Mountains and surrounds ONP. has plenty to offer, but you’ll need a license parks and national wildlife refuges, as well ONF features 17 campgrounds on a or two. Peninsula visitors can hunt first-come, first-served basis — five boating as day-use fees at national forests and everything from elk and deer to bear and sites, four nature trails and one viewpoint. grasslands. cougar — even rabbit, grouse and migraA recreation pass is needed for visiting FEES FOR WEEK-LONG PASSES tory birds. Olympic National Forest. Display passes on Private vehicle: $30 RULES & REGULATIONS your dashboard on the driver’s side. Motorcycle: $25 Licenses are required for all fishing and Recreation passes do not cover fees for Per person: $15 (hikers, bicyclists or hunting activities. You can purchase cabin rentals or climbing and wilderness pedestrians) licenses online or at most tackle shops and permits. Passes also do not cover fees at Children age 15 and younger are outdoors stores on the Peninsula. developed campgrounds. admitted free. Learn the Washington Department of Note: The last 2019 Fee-Free Day for ONF Visit nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fees. Fish and Wildlife boundaries, regulations is Nov. 11. This only covers day-use fees. ELECTRONIC ENTRANCE PASSES and licensing rules. DAY PASSES Visitors can purchase park entrance Free pamphlets usually are available A National Forest Recreation Day Pass costs passes electronically prior to their visit wherever licenses are sold and also can be $5 per day and is honored at all Forest Service through YourPassNow, yourpassnow.com. downloaded at wdfw.wa.gov. entrances or day-use fee sites in Washington The pass will be accepted at all Olympic Note that all fishing and hunting is and Oregon. For multiple days, a pass for each National Park entrance stations. prohibited inside Olympic National Park. day must be visible in the vehicle. Once purchased, passes must be printed Washington law requires first-time ANNUAL PASSES prior to use. While in the park, the paper hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, to Annual Northwest Forest Passes and copy is presented at entrance stations and successfully complete a hunter education Interagency Annual Passes are available for displayed on the vehicle dashboard. class before they can purchase a hunt$30. Visit fs.usda.gov/olympic. Connectivity is limited or nonexistent in ing license. the park; therefore, printing the permit in SHELLFISH advance is required. You need a license for harvesting any Washington State Parks pass ANNUAL PASS shellfish. Anyone fishing for crab needs to A Department of Natural Resources The Olympic National Park Annual Pass carry and maintain a catch record card. Discover Pass is your gateway to exploring costs $55 and is good for entry into the Washington’s state parks. FISH park for one year from the month of The Discover Pass provides motor vehicle Anglers and harvesters can purchase access to recreation lands managed by the purchase. annual, one-day, two-day or three-day Washington State Department of Natural Passes can be purchased at Olympic licenses. Prices vary depending on age, Resources (DNR) and other departments. National Park visitor centers and residency status, handicapped status and Washington State created the Discover entrance stations. military status. Pass in 2011 to offset reductions in tax Grab a copy of the Washington State AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL support for recreation lands operated by Sportfishing Rules pamphlet when you pick Nation-wide annual pass the state — when you buy the Discover up your license, as well as the Olympic For $80, anyone can get admission to all Pass, you’re helping to keep the state’s National Park official sportfishing guide. of America’s national parks for one year outdoor recreation sites open to the public. ELK & DEER from the month of purchase of an America Use your Discover Pass to explore 160-plus Areas around Forks, Clallam Bay, Neah the Beautiful annual pass. recreation sites managed by DNR, more Bay and Sequim provide chances at large An annual senior pass is $20. than 100 state parks, 700 water access points Roosevelt elk, while black-tailed deer can The pass is available free of charge to U.S. and hundreds of natural and wildlife areas. be found all over the Peninsula. Note: Day-use-only state park free days military members and dependents in the Detailed information about hunting for are Nov. 11, Nov. 29, and Jan. 1, Jan. 20, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast seasons and regulations can be found in March 19, April 11 and April 22, 2020. Guard, plus Reserve and National the Washington Big Game Hunting Seasons Guard members. OPTIONS and Regulations pamphlet. A lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or The annual pass, $35, can be used for permanent residents with permanent FOWL & SMALL GAME two vehicles. A one-day pass is $11.50. The Migratory Waterfowl and Upland disabilities is free. Passes must be visible in the front Game Season rules pamphlet contains For additional pass information and free windshield of a licensed motor vehicle. Learn more at bit.ly/discover167. detailed information about hunting seasons. options, visit tinyurl.com/ONPpasses.

Fish & wildlife

Discover Pass

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olympic national park

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


HURRICANE RIDGE VISITOR CENTER

More than 600 miles of trails weave throughout the park, from short, easy loop trails to rigorous hikes with astounding views. USE A MAP Olympic National Park (ONP) can be easily visited on foot or by car. For most trips inside the park, you’ll need a topographic map, which you can buy at visitor centers and ranger stations. For those who prefer to see some of this nearly 1-million-acre park by car, there are 168 miles of paved and gravel roads that provide access to various points. All park roads are “spur roads” off U.S. Highway 101. Remember: No roads traverse the Olympic wilderness. OBSERVE PARK RULES The rugged wilderness is a delicate environment. To help protect animal and plant life, waterways and each person’s wilderness experience, the National Park Service has a variety of regulations. Remember: You need a park pass to visit ONP, nps.gov/olym, except on free days. ONP FREE DAYS The National Park Service invites the public to experience ONP without entrance fees on Nov. 11. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping.

Visitor centers OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK VISITOR & WILDERNESS INFORMATION CENTER Port Angeles, on the way to Hurricane Ridge This visitor center is fully accessible. Other centers and ranger stations provide varying levels of accessibility and hours of operation. Play in the hands-on Discovery Room and see exhibits about Olympic’s history at the center. Also available are a passport stamping station and the award-winning orientation film, “Mosaic of Diversity,” shown upon request. The ONP Visitor Center is open yearround, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Hours for both centers vary by season. Call 360-565-3130 for the visitor center. The Wilderness Information Center can be reached at 360-565-3100 for information on backcountry permits and bear canisters.

HOH RAIN FOREST VISITOR CENTER 31 miles south of Forks, off U.S. Highway 101 This fully accessible center is open daily in summer and weekends in the off-season, but is closed January and February. Check out the new, hands-on exhibits on our area’s complex ecosystem, visit the bookstore and get more visitor information.

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KALALOCH RANGER STATION

Outside of Forks This station has information about the coast, Forks and other areas on the West End. It is open daily Memorial Day through September. Detailed visitor center information is available at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit.

Park wildlife

When you visit Olympic National Park, you’re sure to see some amazing animals as you explore different areas. OLYMPIC MARMOT One of the most unique and famous creatures, you might catch glimpses of these charismatic animals in Olympic’s higher elevations, such as Hurricane Ridge. BLACK-TAILED DEER A common sight in almost all areas of the park, deer often roam in the mountainous and forested locations and tend to be more active during the morning and evening. ROOSEVELT ELK Active around dusk and dawn as they nibble on grass, elk move in herds and can be spotted in the lower valleys and rainforests. BIRDS There are more than 300 species of birds found in the diverse habitats of the park. Bald eagles, northern pygmy owls, black oystercatchers and sooty grouse are fairly common, along with gray jays. MOUNTAIN GOATS Last year, the park took action with efforts to remove as many goats as possible. In 2020, the park will continue working to capture more goats. Any captured goats will eventually reside in the North Cascades. Use caution when viewing mountain goats. This non-native animal is fascinating, but must be observed at a safe distance. While in the park, mountain goats might be spotted, but they have historically been a problem. Goats impact the fragile alpine and sub-alpine ecosystem. Goats have sharp, lethal horns, and they might stand their ground if approached. If a goat approaches, slowly move away. If it persists, chase it off by yelling, waving your arms, waving clothing or throwing rocks. BLACK BEARS Black bears are seldom sighted in areas with high human presence. Most sightings occur along backcountry trails — bear canisters are required in the backcountry. WHALES Olympic National Park’s coastal region is a great area to occasionally spot whales. Prime whale-watching locations include Kalaloch, Rialto and Shi Shi beaches.


FISH Olympic’s rivers are home to all five species of Pacific salmon, as well as steelhead and bull trout. Although there are salmon migrations throughout the year, fall is the best time to view the salmon’s dramatic upstream journey.

MINNIE PETERSON CAMPGROUND

Camping in ONP

All park campgrounds require a camping fee. Many are self-registration and change for overpayment cannot be made, so be sure to bring small bills or your checkbook.

GROUP CAMPSITES

If you’re looking for a group site, reservations are needed for the park’s two group campgrounds. KALALOCH This facility takes phone reservations at 360-962-2271. There is a 10-person minimum and 30-person maximum, with a seven day maximum stay. SOL DUC At Sol Duc, you can reserve online at recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. This campsite is for organized groups only, with a 24-person and eight-stock maximum and seven-day maximum stay.

CAMPING ADVICE

FOOD & WILDLIFE Birds, rodents, bears and other common wildlife will search for any available food or scented item. Protect your property and help maintain healthy wildlife by securing food, dirty dishes, garbage and other smelly items. • Store all food and scented items in your car trunk or an animal-proof food storage locker when not in use. • Do not leave food, dishes, garbage or other pungent items unattended at your campsite. Please keep a clean camp at all times. FIREWOOD & BURNING When it comes to firewood, in campgrounds where wood is not available for sale by concession services, visitors can collect dead and down wood (smaller than 6 inches in diameter) within 100 feet of campgrounds. Please see individual campground info boards for more details. Also check your campground for burn bans before planning a trip. Burn bans come and go quickly and must be observed. SHOWERS & AMENITIES Many campgrounds in ONP are primitive and do not have flush toilets or potable water. Showers are not available. Amenities vary by season. For a list of campgrounds and their statuses, visit nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/ campgroundstatus.htm.

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TRAIL NEAR LOWER ELWHA DAM

CAMPING WITHOUT A CAMPGROUND If you’re planning on doing some backcountry camping, you’ll need to obtain a permit from the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles. There’s much more information on backcountry camping at nps.gov/olym/ planyourvisit/wilderness-trip-planner.htm.

PETS IN THE PARK

If you’re planning on bringing your dog to the park, we ask you to please follow the rules of BARK: • Bag your pet’s poop. • Always use a leash. • Respect wildlife. • Know where you can go. PETS ARE ALLOWED ON THESE TRAILS: • Peabody Creek Trail • R ialto Beach, from the parking lot to Ellen Creek • The beaches between the Hoh and Quinault reservations • Madison Falls Trail • Spruce Railroad Trail • July Creek Loop Trail Pets are not permitted on any trails not listed above, in public buildings, on interpretive walks or in the wilderness. Pets are welcome in campgrounds and picnic areas as well as paved or dirt roads.

10 ESSENTIALS

It is a good idea to pack “The 10 Essentials” whenever you step onto a trail. Although you might never use these items, they could save your life: 1. Map and compass 2. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses 3. Extra clothing 4. Headlamp and/or flashlight 5. First-aid supplies 6. Waterproof matches or lighter 7. Repair kit and tools 8. Extra food 9. Extra water 10. Emergency shelter Don’t forget to pack out what you pack in. Please keep our park litter-free!

WILDLIFE

ONP offers many opportunities to view animals in their natural habitats. Here are a few tips from nps.gov to keep your park visit fun and safe: • Observe wildlife from a distance: All wildlife is protected by the park, and visitors are asked to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards (half a football field) between themselves and any animal, even if the animals approach closer. • Never feed wild animals: This includes birds, squirrels, marmots, deer, otters, etc. • Keep children close: Kids should stay within immediate sight at all times. Leashed pets are allowed on • Store food properly and keep your trails in Olympic National Forest. campsites clean: Cook and eat away from your sleeping area. Store food by locking it in your vehicle or using a bear-proof container. • Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: As with any outdoor activity, there are This includes when animals are mating, inherent risks when trekking in the nesting, raising young and during winter. outdoors. Safety is your responsibility. PREDATORS Check trail conditions at nps.gov/olym/ Black bears and cougars are dangerous. planyourvisit/wilderness-trail-conditions.htm. Follow wildlife safety guidelines when one Here are a few tips to remember when is sighted and report all cougar observaplanning your wilderness trip: tions to your nearest ranger. 1. Always leave an itinerary of your hike INSECTS with family or friends, and stick to it. Stinging insects such as wasps, bees and 2. Before your trip, learn about the hornets can cause hiking safety concerns hazards you might encounter and take for those with severe allergies. adequate precautions. Select appropriate During late summer and fall, foraging clothing and equipment. Always hike with wasps can become aggressive. a companion. • Wear close-fitting white or tan clothing; 3. Know your own limitations and the stay away from loose-fitting, bright abilities and weaknesses of your hiking clothing: light blue, pink, red and orange. companions. Plan your route and rate of • Minimize use of scented body items. travel around the weakest member. Make • Keep food covered when picnicking or sure that each member of your party hiking in the park. Avoid walking barefoot knows what gear the others have packed. and watch where you walk or sit down. 4. Track your location using map and • Don’t wave your arms to shoo yellow compass. If you encounter trouble, do not jackets away. Instead, back away slowly and be afraid to turn back. use both hands to cover your face. Swift 5. During bad weather — heavy rain, movements attract more yellow jackets. snow and fog — you might be safer if you • Stay on trails to avoid disturbing any potential yellow jacket nests. stay put rather than attempt to travel.

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Hurricane Ridge

ELWHA RIVER

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The Elwha River is a popular waterway Hurricane Ridge is the most easily on the Olympic Peninsula thanks in part to accessed mountain area within ONP. the recent removal of two dams. The Elwha The area offers ridgetop traverses and steep River Restoration is a National Park Service trails that descend to subalpine lakes and project that began in mid-September 2011. valleys. Look for Olympic marmots, hares The project, the largest dam-removal and gray jays flitting in the clouds, but keep project in history, entailed tearing down your distance. Avoid mountain goats. the 108-foot Elwha Dam and the 210-foot Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is a great Glines Canyon Dam and restoring the place to start your visit at the ridge. Stop Elwha River watershed. there for brochures, maps, snacks and tips The removal of both dams was completed in August 2014. regarding your visit. It is open daily in the The ongoing restoration work has allowed summer and whenever Hurricane Ridge the Elwha River to flow through its native Road is open during the remainder of the channel for the first time in more year (most centers close in winter). than 100 years and helping the salmon WEATHER When planning to visit Hurricane Ridge, population. Removing the dams is also helping take note of the weather and understand rebuild Ediz Hook with sediment deposits. that the forecast can change dramatically The mighty Elwha River can be seen from in a short period of time. several vantage points in Port Angeles. It is wise to bring clothing for rain. For weather updates, phone the Olympic ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE Cross the Elwha River bridge to get a National Park hotline at 360-565-3131. gorgeous view of the rushing river. Drive HURRICANE HILL down Crown Z Water Road to get up close This is a solid trail that climbs to a and personal with the river. Here, you can panoramic view of mountains and saltwater. connect to the Olympic Discovery Trail, On a clear day, the 360-degree view offers too. Elwha River Road/Crown Z Water Road. glimpses north across the Strait of Juan de ELWHA RIVER VIEWPOINT Fuca to Victoria, B.C., or the southern view Observe the changing landscape where of the glacier-clad Mount Olympus. the Elwha River flows through the site of This trail has an elevation change of 700 the former Lake Aldwell reservoir. West feet. The first quarter-mile of the 1.6-mile (one-way) trail is wheelchair-accessible with U.S. Highway 101. ELWHA VALLEY assistance. The Elwha Valley area is closed to vehicle CIRQUE RIM traffic beyond the Madison Falls parking Another easy hike is Cirque Rim Trail, lot at the park boundary due to extensive a paved path with views of Port Angeles flood damage. Use caution when exploring and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. on foot. Olympic Hot Springs Road. The half-mile (one-way) trek has an elevation change of less than 50 feet and is PLACE ROAD ACCESS POINT Off state Highway 112, follow Place Road wheelchair-accessible with assistance. to the end, where you’ll be able to walk out KLAHHANE RIDGE and see where the mouth of the Elwha is Klahhane is one of the more popular changing. As this access point is located in — and intense — trails at the ridge. The a residential neighborhood, please respect first 2.8 miles of this trail is on a ridge to a private property. Place Road. junction with the Klahhane Switchback Trail. SOL DUC RIVER An additional mile climbs 800 feet on The Sol Duc River serves as a key the Switchback Trail to Klahhane Ridge. highway for coho salmon, running through the valley and ascending toward the lakes and headwaters in the mountains. There’s nothing more powerful than the Chinook and coho salmon ascend the Sol roar of a river as it turbulently rushes by. Duc River in late summer and spawn in late Linking ocean and land, rivers and fall, while cutthroat trout and steelhead streams provide a highway for fish and other run in the fall and winter and spawn into wildlife to move both up and downstream. the spring. Multiple rivers radiate from the park’s The Sol Duc is one of the few places highest peak, Mount Olympus. where salmon run in every season. For those seeking adventure or those Sol Duc Falls, a 1.6-mile roundtrip, is a seeking to silence the cacophony of the city, hike that wanders through the forest to a ONP has myriad rivers that will bring you cascading waterfalls. The trailhead parking lot is off of Sol Duc Hot Springs Road. back to nature.

Rivers

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HOH RIVER

HOH RIVER

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

Mountains

The Olympic Mountains are not very high — Mount Olympus, the tallest, is just under 8,000 feet — but they rise almost from the water’s edge. At lower elevations, rain nurtures the forests, while at higher elevations snow adds to glacial masses. The mountains wring precipitation out of the air so effectively that areas to the northeast experience a rain shadow and get very little rain. Ice Age glacial sheets from the north carved out the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal, isolating the Olympics from nearby land masses. Surrounded on three sides by water and still crowned by alpine glaciers, the Olympics retain the distinctive character that developed from their isolation.

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GLACIERS Glacial ice is one of the foremost scenic and scientific values of Olympic National Park. Because they grow or shrink in response to snowfall and snowmelt, glaciers are sensitive indicators of changes in regional and global climate. There are currently 266 glaciers crowning the Olympic peaks. The most prominent glaciers are on the 7,980-foot Mount Olympus, covering about 10-square-miles. The Blue Glacier, a 2.6-mile long glacier and also the park’s largest, contributes a significant amount of water to the Hoh River via Glacier Creek. Beyond the Olympic complex are the glaciers of Mount Carrie, the Bailey Range, Mount Christie and Mount Anderson. Over thousands of years gravel embedded in glacial ice has carved away at Olympic rock as the glaciers flow downhill. In the company of these glaciers are perpetual snowbanks that have the superficial appearance of glacial ice. Travel on the Olympic Mountains’ glacial ice is a specialized skill of mountaineering requiring the basic use of climbing rope, ice ax, crampons and good judgment. Climbers should be accompanied by a professional or experienced leader.

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Forests

There are four basic types of forests on the North Olympic Peninsula: temperate rainforest, lowland, montane and subalpine. TEMPERATE RAINFOREST Found at low elevations along the Pacific Ocean coast and in the western-facing valleys of the Peninsula, these forests rely on lots of rain and moderate temperatures. Summer fogs are common. Plants in the rainforest rely on a nearly continuous source of water. LOWLAND FOREST This kind of forest grows farther inland from the coast and above the rainforest valleys. The lowland forest gives way to the montane forest. As elevation increases, temperatures cool and more moisture falls as snow; growing seasons get shorter and the subalpine zone takes over. MONTANE FOREST The lower portion of the subalpine zone consists of continuous forest, but the forest thins out in higher elevations. SUBALPINE FOREST Increasing elevation causes even more severe climatic conditions. Trees become fewer, shorter and more misshapen. When the tree line is reached, beyond which trees do not grow, a profusion of wildflowers often rewards your eyes.


Land meets sea

The Pacific Ocean coastline form a vital component of Olympic National Park. More than 70 miles in total, the west coast of the Peninsula looks much as it did when Native Americans built their first villages thousands of years before Northern Europeans arrived. A diverse range of features provide interest for any visitor: arches and sea stacks, beaches of sand, rock or driftwood, crashing waves, forested cliffs, dramatic sunsets, vast ocean vistas, and a wide array of birds, including seagulls, bald eagles, cormorants and black oystercatchers.

TIDE POOLS

At low tide, you can walk toward the surf, stopping at various tide pools along the way. If you squat down and spend some time just looking in a tide pool, you will be amazed at what you see; what first look like rocks are, in fact, small sea animals.

KALALOCH BEACHES 1-4 Featuring well-maintained trails that traverse short walks down to the water, these beaches have beautiful geological details and limited beach area strewn with boulders and driftwood.

LAKE CRESCENT LODGE

Cozy ONP lodges

When planning your visit, there are plenty of options for camping within Olympic National Park (ONP). But what if you want a more luxurious place to rest your head? Visitors can choose from rooms in historic hotels dating back to the early 1900s, modern motel-type accommodations or rustic cabins. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Rooms book up fast, especially in July and August, bit.ly/ONPLodging or nps.gov/olym/ planyourvisit/lodging.htm.

LAKE CRESCENT LODGE

West of Port Angeles Built in 1915, Lake Crescent Lodge sits Check the tides before you go right on the lake, located about 20 minutes — many of the beaches on the west of Port Angeles. Lake Crescent is great for recreation.

Peninsula are impassable when LOG CABIN RESORT high tide comes in. You don’t Lake Crescent Also located on Lake Crescent, this rustic want to get stranded! BEACHES

HOBUCK BEACH Northernmost of the Olympic beaches, Hobuck is on the west side of the Makah Reservation and offers a wide array of coast activities. This beach requires a Makah Recreation Pass to park at the day use area. SHI SHI BEACH This beach has a 2-mile access trail known for how muddy it is, but everyone who has made the trek knows it’s worth it. The trail extends two more miles along the beach, providing unwordly ocean views. RIALTO BEACH This is an incredibly popular spot to view whales, watch surfers and enjoy the fresh, salty air. Hole-in-the-Wall is a sea-carved arch about 1.5 mile north of Rialto Beach, within the Olympic wilderness. Do not go through the arch once the tide has reached the sand beneath it. LA PUSH BEACHES First, Second and Third beaches are directly south of Rialto Beach. Access is sometimes difficult, but the views are breathtaking. If you’re looking for sea stacks, these beaches have plenty. Only First Beach can be accessed by vehicle. Third beach has many sea stacks, tide pools and a waterfall.

retreat is a great spot for families, offering lakeside chalets, lodge rooms, cabins, and full hook-up RV sites, plus tent camping sites.

SOL DUC HOT SPRINGS RESORT

Near Lake Crescent Just a stone’s throw away from Lake Crescent, this resort touts cabins for the whole family, plus access to the popular Sol Duc Falls. Many people come for the three mineral hot spring soaking pools and one freshwater pool offered at the resort.

LAKE QUINAULT LODGE

South of Forks Technically not within the park, this grand and rustic lodge built in 1926 is located a little over an hour south of Forks. It is open year-round and offers petfriendly accommodations.

KALALOCH LODGE

Kalaloch Beach, south of Forks Also open year-round, Kalaloch Lodge is situated at the mouth of Kalaloch Creek, about a 45-minute drive south of Forks, and boasts stunning views of the Pacific. With a campground right next door, the site offers different overnight options in one place. Charles W. Becker Sr. built the original lodge and cabins in the 1920s.

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OLYMPIC PENINSULA CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association General Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. “The Fifth Ave.”, 500 W. Hendrickson, Sequim Shop offers lapidary & jewelry making classes 40 Harrison Rd. Space 4, Sequim/ Call for times Rock Show Sept. 2020 Andy Patapoff 360-906-0839 Kathy Schreiner 360-681-3811 www.sequimrocks.org Clallam County Republican Party Republican Headquarters, 509 S. Lincoln, P.A. Mon - Fri 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • 360-417-3035 or Sue Forde, Chair, sueforde@clallamrepublicans.org www.clallamrepublicans.org Fraternal Order of Eagles #483 2843 E. Myrtle St., Port Angeles Aerie - 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:00 p.m. Auxiliary - 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:00 p.m. Secretary - 360-452-3344 International Footprint Association Olympic Peninsula, Chapter 74 Dinner meeting 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Pt. Williams Gene Mattson 360-681-0533 Olympic Driftwood Sculptors 1st Wednesday Every month, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Rd., Sequim Driftwood Show July 17-19th at Sequim Middle School Tuttie Peetz, President & Instructor 360-683-6860 info@olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org Olympic Newcomers’ Club Many social activities including luncheons, wine tasting, cards, bowling, movies, dining around, hiking, and holiday parties. Meet & develop friendships. Sue Cimino 360-775-6598 olympicnewcomers.org Olympic Peninsula Equine Network “We provide rescue, rehabilitation & dignity to abandoned, abused or neglected horses” KSQM Meeting room on the 2nd Thursday of each month Valerie Jackson, president 360.207.1688 www.olypenequinenet.org Pacific Northwest Wood Artisans All forms of wood art Weekly workshops, instruction every Tuesday, 12-3pm. 83 Raven Hill Road, Carlsborg Annual show, November 16, Sequim Elks Lodge, 9am-4pm. Free admission. Contacts: Larry Laing, 360-683-4197, Gary Cummins, 360-774-1378 Visit our website at www.woodartisans.net Port Angeles Business Association Joshua’s Restaurant 113 DelGuzzi Dr., Port Angeles Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. Carol Johnson, President 360-460-0218 www.paba.org

Olympic Peninsula Art Association St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish Hall. 525 N 5th Ave, Sequim Presentations by local & visiting artists each month. Meetings 4th Thursday, 10 am-12 pm (except July, August, November, December 1st Thursday) olympicpeninsulaartassociation.org Sequim City Band Olympic Peninsula’s Premier Community Band Wednesdays 7–9 p.m. Swisher Hall, 350 N. Blake Ave. 360.207.4722 www.sequimcityband.org Sequim Valley Lions Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim 2nd & 4th Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Betty Wilkerson (360) 461-6090 Sequim Visitor Information Center Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce 1192 E. Washington Street Sequim, WA 98382 360.683.6197, 800.737.8462 Shipley Center 921 E. Hammond St. Sequim Senior Center: Open M-F 9am-4pm Cafe: M-F. 9am - 2pm, breakfast, lunch, & catering (360) 683-6806 info@shipleycenter.org www.shipleycenter.org Soroptimist Int’l Port Angeles Jet Set Senior Center Corner of 7th & Peabody 7:00 a.m., Every Thursday of the Month Marsha Robin 206.650.5431 www.sijtset.com Soroptimist Int’l of Sequim PO Box 126, Sequim, WA 98382 Meets at Sequim Holiday Inn and Suites on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. More info: 360-460-5522 Strait Air Volksgrüppe VW Car Club 1st Sunday of each month at noon. We alternate between Port Angeles and Sequim locations Check website for next meeting and location www.straitairvolksgruppe.com email: straitairvolksgruppe@earthlink.net Strait Turners - Woodturners Group Monthly meeting (except Dec.) on the last Tuesday of each month from 12:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Rd. Sequim All levels of turners are welcome. Visit www.straitturners.org for more information United Way of Clallam County PO Box 937 Port Angeles WA 98362 www.unitedwayclallam.org info@unitedwayclallam.org Serving Clallam County since 1952

If you would like to have your club or organization listed on this page in our Summer Olympic Peninsula Guide call (360) 417-7685 or email jelledge@peninsuladailynews.com

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Puget Sound Anglers - North Olympic Peninsula Chpt. Trinity United Methodist Church 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim General meeting: 3rd Thursday of month, @6:30pm, Free Kids Fishing Day in April - Carrie Blake Park Sherry Anderson, Secretary 360-681-4768 psanopc.org

Rotary Club - Nor’wester Seasons Café - Olympic Medical Center Friday @ 7 a.m. Brian Albright, President, 360-775-3177


emerald towns

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


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These “Emerald Towns” offer wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities and other fun things to do. You will find good camping, boating, scuba diving, fishing, bird-watching, fairs and festivals, shopping, food and lodging.

Oysters are usually open to harvesting from mid-July to mid-September. Please familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations before harvesting. Check any of the local eateries to find delicious fresh oysters on the menu.

Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow is a residential and recreational community built around the shores of Ludlow Bay. Their visitor centers are a good place to OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS start planning a visit, emeraldtowns.com. The natural environment and developed facilities offer hikes on wooded trails and paths, clam digs along the beach, drives through scenic countryside, oyster harvests, bicycling and jogging. The small towns of Quilcene and For water lovers, rent kayaks from Port Brinnon are nestled among the trees near Ludlow Marina on calm days or try power Olympic National Forest. boating, fishing or windsurfing. Explore the gravelly shores during low CAMPING & LODGING tide at Shine Tidelands, a state park Some campsites are in the seclusion of quiet forests, while others are adjacent to or property next to the Hood Canal Bridge. FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT within easy walking distance of Hood Stop and eat at one of the quaint Canal and the four main rivers that flow restaurants available. Check out the local out of the Olympic Mountains to Hood theater group, The Ludlow Village Players, Canal — the Big Quilcene, Dosewallips, ludlowvillageplayers.org. Duckabush and Hamma Hamma. Accommodations, from well-appointed cabins to lodges to B&Bs, also are available. FISHING The Big Quilcene River, Duckabush River, Tarboo Lake, Leland Lake, Pleasant Harbor The towns of Port Hadlock, Chimacum, and Indian George Beach are great for fish. Irondale and Nordland have a history of There are five public or private boat building business and community. launch ramps from Quilcene to Triton In the 20th century, agriculture, smelting Cove, south of Brinnon, and three marinas. and lumber were the primary industries. Today, tourism, education, retail, Consider Homeport Marina and Pleasant restaurants and services are at the Harbor Marina, both in Brinnon. forefront, with agriculture and value-added BEACHES While exploring the beaches, riverbanks food services continuing to expand. and forest roads or trails, visitors can CHIMACUM observe an abundance of wildlife including Chimacum is known for its dairy farms a variety of bird species, seals and perhaps spread across Chimacum Valley. one of the several bands of majestic elk H.J. Carroll Park is a county park that that roam throughout Brinnon’s offers a playground, BMX track, disc golf Dosewallips and Duckabush valleys. course and other amenities. A road off state Highway 19 is named OYSTERS & CLAMS Well known for their shellfish, there’s an “Egg and I Road” after Betty MacDonald’s abundance of clams and treasured Quilcene 1945 memoir, “The Egg and I.” The book tells of her experiences living on a chicken and Dabob Bay oysters in the Emerald farm in Chimacum. Towns. You can even gather your own shellfish in season here. IRONDALE If you want to collect your own oysters Port Hadlock-Irondale is at the on the shore, it is advised that you bring crossroads of the most populated area in proper shucking tools, sturdy gloves for Jefferson County, near Port Townsend. safety and scrub brushes for cleaning. The area has something for everyone — Be careful where you collect them; most from shopping and restaurants, tidelands in Hood Canal are private. accommodations and cultural activities, Public beaches generally will have rules to a wide range of outdoor options such as and identification guides clearly posted crabbing, fishing, kayaking and sailing. along with emergency rule changes. You This commercial hub also is the gateway to Marrowstone and Indian islands. must have a license.

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NORDLAND Located southeast of Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island is a narrow piece of land that houses the small community of Nordland along with Fort Flagler State Park. Despite its small stature, the island’s community has plenty to offer visitors. Marrowstone takes its name from Marrowstone Point, the northernmost point on the island. It was given this name in 1792 by British explorer George Vancouver. Stop in at the Nordland General Store, which has been part of the community since the early 1920s.

FORT FLAGLER Built in the late 1890s and manned during World War I, World War II and the Korean War, Fort Flagler now features a military museum and gift shop. COYLE Take a side trip over to Coyle, where you can experience a Concert in the Woods at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, coyleconcerts.com, 14 miles out on the end of the Toandos Peninsula. The Toandos Peninsula is occasionally called the “Dabob Peninsula” or the “Coyle Peninsula.” There are no services, such as gas stations or markets, out on the Peninsula, so be sure to plan accordingly.

EVENTS

• Nov. 3: Concerts in the Woods: March to May, Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene, 3 p.m. By donation. • Nov. 10: Concerts in the Woods: The Lasses, Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene, 3 p.m. By donation. • Nov. 17: Concerts in the Woods: Don Alder, Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. By donation. • Dec. 7-8: Chimacum Craft Fair, 91 West Valley Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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port townsend

Established in 1851, Port Townsend’s character comes from its boom in the 1880s and ’90s as a major seaport and fishing and lumber area. Victorian architecture built by captains and merchants peppers the city. This cultural hub won fourth Best Northwestern Small Town distinction by USA Today ‘10Best’ Reader’s Choice travel award contest in 2017. PHOTO: POINT HUDSON MARINA


PORT TOWNSEND WATERFRONT

Upon entering “PT,” also known as “The City of Dreams,” you might have some trouble deciding what to do first. SHOPPING If you’re looking to shop, the downtown area has a plethora of businesses to fit any family members’ wants and needs. From high-class boutiques to sporting goods stores to consignment shops, spice shops to art galleries, the family could spend a whole day just in the downtown. IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY The city is working on its Water Street Enhancement Project, which will replace 80-year-old sewer lines running the main downtown route of Water Street, while putting in infrastructure that will see overhead utilities such as power lines moved underground by 2020. It will revamp Water Street sidewalks to bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, resize parking spaces in downtown to make them more uniform and transform the small parking lot at the end of Tyler Street into a pedestrian area with beach access. Please be patient as you look for parking, and mind the construction workers.

A historic seaport

Once you’re settled, enjoy the waterfront views and the sounds of the sea gulls as you take in the historical architecture. Be sure to visit Pope Marine Park, a scenic waterfront area with wooden piers hosting numerous companies, and Jackson Tidal Park, for gorgeous views of the bay. If you’re looking for a spot to sit down, relax and munch on a meal, Port Townsend has a wide array of restaurants and pubs that offer a range of culinary delights. Whether you’re into camping or RVing, long-term or short-term vacation rentals, bed-and-breakfasts or motels and hotels, families and friends have myriad choices of places to stay. Port Townsend’s heyday as a late-Victorian seaport brought wealth and style to the community as upwardly mobile captains and merchants built fine homes. The “uptown” area overlooking Admiralty Inlet reveals about 30 homes built between 1860 and 1900. These historic houses were restored to their late 19th-century glory in a variety of styles, including classic Victorian and Victorian Gothic, Italianate, Italianate Villa and Italianate Renaissance, Queen Anne and Georgian. Port Townsend shined in the 1880s and ’90s with the promise of a railroad, so many of the homes reflect the style of

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the waning Victorian Age with massive construction and elaborate ornamentation. Most are private residences and not open to the public. Please be respectful.

JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

One of the most magnificent Port Townsend structures overseeing the entire city is the classical Victorian Jefferson County Courthouse, built in 1892. The county’s business still is conducted in the building, a National Historic Landmark and one of the two oldest courthouses in the state. Port Townsend was designated a National Historic District in 1976.

Historical society

The Jefferson County Historical Society operates and maintains five sites along with an extensive online database. For more information, visit jchsmuseum.org.

JEFFERSON MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY

In the magnificently restored 1892 Port Townsend City Hall building, the exhibits of this museum are housed in the former municipal courtroom, fire hall and jail spaces. They illustrate the lively history of communities born in waterfront forests more than 150 years ago.

D.C.H. ROTHSCHILD HOUSE MUSEUM

Built in 1868, this museum is part of the state parks system and managed by the Jefferson County Historical Society. The house is virtually unchanged, providing insight into wealthy lifestyles of the day. It is furnished in period pieces and open May through September.

OLYMPIC PENINSULA GATEWAY VISITOR CENTER

Located in Port Ludlow, the center touts a museum featuring exhibits of the early days on the Olympic Peninsula. Photographs of scenes and artifacts from the early logging, fishing and farming areas in rural Jefferson County can be viewed at the visitor center.

RESEARCH CENTER

Serving as both the primary research facility and the repository for the society’s archival collections, staff and volunteers are on hand to assist researchers.

COMMANDING OFFICER’S QUARTERS

Built in 1904, this house is located in Fort Worden State Park, overlooking Admiralty Inlet. Late Victorian and Edwardian furnishings provide a unique glimpse into the life of a senior U. S. Army officer and his family in the first decade of the 20th century.


HOLDIAY PREPARATION IN PORT TOWNSEND

EVENTS • Oct. 24: KiwanisHaunt Town (youth special), Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. $5 for kids 13 and younger with full price paid adult, $12. • Oct. 26: Divined Costume Ball, American Legion Post No. 26, 209 Monroe St., 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $25 or $40. • Oct. 31: Port Townsend Main Street Downtown Trick-or-Treat and Costume Parade, parade starts at 1st Security Plaza, 734 Water St., 4 p.m.; trick-or-treat continues through 5:30 p.m. • Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27: Kiwanis Haunt Town, Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

• Nov. 1-2: Haunted Histories & Mysteries, downtown, ticketing information TBA. • Nov. 2: Monthly Art Walk, local art galleries, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Nov. 9-10: Harvest Wine Tour, locations, times and ticket prices vary. • Nov. 11: Port Townsend Summer Band Veterans Day Concert, American Legion Post No. 26, 209 Monroe St., 10:30 a.m. • Nov. 29-30: Port Townsend Arts Guild Holiday Craft Sale, Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Nov. 29-Dec. 27: “Mercy Falls,” 419 Washington St., times and ticket prices vary.

• Dec. 7: Monthly Art Walk, local art galleries, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Dec. 12-29: “Spirit of the Yule,” Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St., details vary. • Dec. 1: Main Street Treelighting Celebration and Santa Visit, Haller Fountain, 4:30 p.m. Santa visits with children afterwards at Pope Marine Building, 100 Madison St. • Dec. 8 and 15: Main Street/Kiwanis Choo Choo Rides for Families, at Pope Marine Park, on Water Street between Madison and Monroe streets, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. • Dec. 15: Open Parlor Tours, self-guided tour of historic inns and homes, noon to 4 p.m.

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The Kelly Art Deco Light Museum houses a grand history of art deco lights that graced the homes of a time when speakeasies were common and Prohibition was the law of the land. See over 400 fixtures dating from 1928 to 1938, including chandeliers, wall sconces and table lights that graced the homes of the middle and upper class during the Great Depression. Museum opening hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, kellymuseum.org.

Haunted history

There are plenty of eerie stories that might be enough to convince anyone that ghosts dwell in the walls of the city’s older buildings and businesses, tourporttownsend.com.

MANRESA CASTLE

The castle was completed in 1892 as the home of Charles and Kate Eisenbeis. Two ghosts are said to haunt Manresa Castle. The first is a young woman, who is said to have leapt to her death from her room (306) in despair after her lover either failed to show up or was killed. The other is the ghost of a monk that legend claims hanged himself in the tower above room 302.

WATER STREET HOTEL

In downtown, the Water Street Hotel has had its fair share of haunted activity. There have been many cases of people taking pictures of orbs as well as several sightings of men in top hats walking the halls at night only to walk through a wall. Strange sounds in the lobby area at night have also been heard by the staff as well as guests staying at the hotel.

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CHETZEMOKA PARK

Jackson & Blaine streets Nearly two dozen parks dot the landscape of Port Townsend, but the showpiece is Chetzemoka Park, a 115-year-old expanse of woods, fields and waterfront. Hundreds of volunteers helped create Chetzemoka Park, the first city park in Port Townsend, in June 1904. Named in honor of the Klallam chief Chetzemoka, friend of the pioneers, the 5.1-acre park overlooks Admiralty Inlet. The city-owned gem is on the water and has a stunning view of the Cascade Mountains and Whidbey Island on clear days. The park features flower gardens, picnic areas, play equipment and a bandstand, plus easy access to the beach and tidelands.

CHETZEMOKA INTERPRETIVE TRAIL

Chetzemoka Park (main entrance) An interpretive trail that chronicles the history of the S’Klallam people and the European settlers as they worked to co-exist. It offers three choices of length: 3 miles, 6 miles and 12 miles for walking, bicycling or driving. The 18 stops on the Chetzemoka Trail, aka the čičm hán trail, take visitors to beaches, vista points and historic buildings.

PT SKATE PARK

Monroe & Jefferson streets Built in 2006, the downtown Port Townsend Skate Park is a fun local hangout for kids of all ages — and adults, too! — the park boasts a clover pool with pool coping; a large C-shaped pool; a street course with rails, manny pads, quarter pipes and a hip, as well as a mini beginner’s section. The park welcomes skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX bikers only. Scooters are not permitted. The park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk daily. Please remember to be respectful of other skaters/bikers, and don’t forget your safety gear!

LARRY SCOTT MEMORIAL TRAIL

Reynolds road to Milo Curry Trailhead The Larry Scott Memorial Trail is a hard-packed gravel trail that starts in Port Townsend. It is now completed close to the Four Corners intersection with Highway 20 and is approximately 7.3 miles long. Here, you’ll find the Milo Curry trailhead. It is open for non-motorized modes of transportation and recreational purposes. Access is from the Port Townsend Boat Haven off Haines Place. It is a segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The trail is a great place to see breathtaking views not accessible by car.

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The Palace Hotel was formerly a brothel. It is believed to be haunted by at least 10 spirits, including the former sea captain who constructed the hotel. The best-known apparition is the ghost of a lady in an old-fashioned blue dress. She mostly appears in rooms 3 and 4, and people report smelling her perfume. The oldest ghost story recorded here is an account of the ghost of a Chinese man wandering the back alley of the Rothschild & Co. ship brokers back in 1899. According to two apparent eyewitnesses, the ghost’s head had a nasty gash (“tomahawk scar”) down its face and appeared between the hours of midnight and 1 a.m. Twisted History Tours offers different types of tours for all ages.

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BAPTIST Lighthouse Baptist Church

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First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Morning Service 6:00 p.m. Evening Service First Sunday of the month exception: Potluck following morning service Afternoon Service immediately after lunch No evening service

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METHODIST Trinity United Methodist Church of Port Townsend

A real church for real people 609 Taylor Street (at Clay) Port Townsend (360) 385-0484 trinityumc@olympus.net www.trinityumcpt.org Pastor Tony Brown SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship Child care available and handicap accessible. Watch services live Sunday mornings on our website. We welcome all persons equally

Trinity offers social events to meet and get to know other folks in Port Townsend.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

First Church of Christ, Scientist Port Townsend

275 Umatilla, near Discovery and San Juan Port Townsend • (360) 379-1139 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Sunday School WEDNESDAY Noon Testimony Meeting READING ROOM IN SUNDAY SCHOOL Mon & Fri. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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LUTHERAN Grace Lutheran Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1120 Walker Street • (360) 385-1595 gracelutheranpt@gmail.com Pastor Coe Hutchison SUNDAY 9:15 a.m. Adult Forum 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Lessons of the week Bible study FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Men’s Bible & Breakfast at The Roadhouse 2152 W. Sims Way, Port Townsend For current schedules, special activities and information visit www.gracelutheranpt.org

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

Family Friendly. Bible Believing. Pastor James Lyman (360) 385-4544 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Bible Study 11 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Children’s Church MONDAY 10 a.m. Women’s Craft & Chat 3RD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH 6:30 p.m. Free Movie Night Come early for the cartoons emc.pt2135@gmail.com

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UNITY Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center

Spirituality with Open Hearts ...Open Minds Rev. Pamela Douglas-Smith Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil, Music 3918 San Juan Ave. Port Townsend (Near Blue Heron School) Mailing Address: PO Box 1853 Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-6519 SUNDAYS 11 a.m. Inspirational Service & Children/Youth/Team Circles Check our website for classes, special events and meditation groups. Authentic Transformative Spiritual Community info@unitypt.org Visit our website at: www.unitypt.org

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Mary Star of the Sea

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

MONTHLY 9:30 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast 2nd Saturday of the month 10:30 a.m. Ladies’ Luncheon 3rd Saturday of the month lighthousebaptistchurchpt@gmail. pastordepriestlbcpt@gmail.com On Facebook: Lighthouse Baptist Church Port Townsend

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

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


Maritime Center

Port Townsend celebrates its maritime past and future with this living museum. The Northwest Maritime Center is a nonprofit organization backed by an impressive cross-section of citizens, nonprofit groups and government agencies. The complex, at the core of Port Townsend’s National Landmark Historic District, includes: DEEPWATER PIER 289 feet long — with floats and mooring buoys. MARITIME HERITAGE & RESOURCES BUILDING 15,840 square feet — with a boat livery, chandlery, information desk, exhibition space, gift store, resource library, meeting rooms and offices. MARITIME EDUCATION BUILDING 9,520 square feet — with a craft demonstration area, wood shop, Learning Lab, classrooms and pilothouse tower. Programs at the building highlight maritime artisans and craft demonstrations featuring sail making, leather and rope work and hand-tooled, small-craft boat building and maintenance. OUTDOORS PUBLIC COMMONS AREA More than 40,000 square feet — with a beach boardwalk, small-boat staging platform and handicapped-accessible hand-launch boat ramp.

Marine Science Center

Wooden Boat Foundation

Founded in 1978, the Wooden Boat Foundation operates a hands-on learning laboratory for students with a wide array of courses and activities related to nautical science and maritime history. INTERACTIVE LEARNING A mezzanine running the full length of the building provides a great vantage point to observe the Learning Lab activities. A hoist system raises small boats and materials to second-floor classrooms. The foundation offers educational courses to both adults and youths. EVENTS The public commons area is a popular site for concerts and craft shows. A boardwalk links a city park, the center’s dock and the Point Hudson jetty. Learn about upcoming events on the foundation’s website, nwmaritime.org. H.W. MCCURDY LIBRARY Open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the library is on the second floor of the yellow building of the Northwest Maritime Center and offers a place to research maritime topics. Winter hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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PT Paper Mill

The Port Townsend Paper mill (which you can sometimes smell) has been in continuous operation for more than 85 years, ptpc.com. It produces kraft pulp, paper, containerboard and specialty products by blending virgin and recycled fibers. Port Townsend Paper Corp. is the largest private employer in Jefferson County and the largest recycler on the North Olympic Peninsula, recycling one-third of all the cardboard in Washington. The mill produces 325,000 tons of paper product annually. It has a 33-acre runoff pond where water from the mill is purified and then channeled into Port Townsend Bay at a rate of 12 million gallons daily.

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With exhibits on both the scenic pier and shoreline at Fort Worden’s expansive sandy beach, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center rewards residents and visitors alike with dynamic displays of intertidal plants and animals indigenous to the Salish Sea. The center, founded in 1982 as an educational and scientific organization, is devoted to inspiring conservation of the Salish Sea and its inhabitants. In the winter, the center is open Fridays through Sundays the rest of the year. The aquarium closes in winter, ptmsc.org. INTERACT WITH THE SEA The interactive natural history museum and hands-on aquarium feature countless animals, plants and exhibits to touch and discover, including colorful touch tanks filled with anemones, sea stars, urchins, hermit crabs and more. Scheduled guided beach walks to nearby tide pools and live feeding of the animals in the marine exhibits are favorites for children, available with admission to the exhibits.

LISTEN TO THE WHALES They also boast a hydrophone to listen to nearby whales, brand-new interactive exhibits on glaciers and climate change, and one of only six fully articulated orca skeletons in the United States. VIEW PLANKTON Tiny plants and animals, known as plankton, are collected daily off the pier with the help of visitors, to be viewed under microscopes. Interactive oceanography-onthe-dock activities are free and open to the public. Look online for a calendar of the museum’s scheduled activities.

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FORT WORDEN

HISTORIC FORTS Fort Flagler State Park, Fort Townsend State Park and Fort Worden State Park all are within a short drive from the Hood Canal Bridge and Port Townsend on the eastern side of the Olympic Peninsula.

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A park ranger conducts interpretive walks by request on Saturdays, parks.state. wa.us/510 for more info.

Fort Worden

Port Townsend The most popular of the three forts on the Peninsula, Fort Worden State Park is the base Port Townsend Find hidden history at Fort Townsend State camp for myriad events in Port Townsend. Featuring more than 2 miles of saltwater Park. The forested park has a rich history in shoreline, come kayak, swim, water ski, the armed forces, dating from pioneer days. Built in 1856, Fort Townsend operated as crab or dive in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Hidden gun emplacements, expansive a U.S. Army site on and off until a fire parade lawns and restored Victorian-era destroyed its barracks in 1895. The property was used as an enemy-muni- officers homes place history front and center at the park. tions defusing station during World War II. While today’s park hosts workshops, State Parks took custody of it in 1953. festivals and family reunions, the Fort CAMPING Worden of 100 years ago was home to This small camping park south of Port nearly 1,000 troops and officers training to Townsend is unique among Washington’s coastal forts because it has all but returned defend the Puget Sound from invaders. MUSEUMS & TOURS to nature. Fort Townsend provides a At the Friends of Fort Worden Gift Shop, quieter alternative to its busier northern grab a self-guided walking tour map. Stop neighbor, Fort Worden. The park has 40 standard campsites and into the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum, Commanding Officer’s House and four hiker/biker campsites that are Marine Science Center. first-come, first-served. The group site Enjoy a meal in the Guard House Pub, takes up to 80 people. and peruse the photogenic 1914 Point The park has one dump station, two Wilson Lighthouse. restrooms and one shower. Stay in a barracks-turned-dormitory, TOURS & OUTDOOR RECREATION a commanding officer’s home or a castle. Explore a historic torpedo tower that Explore defunct coastal defense batterheld state-of-the-art technology during ies, and imagine the compound teeming World War II (now part of the group site). with enlisted men, officers and staff during The park has 6 miles of loamy trails World War I and II. through Douglas firs, Western hemlock, HIKING & CAMPING cedar trees and ferns. With more than 11 miles of hiking trails Wander down to the beach for views of — 2.6 miles being ADA friendly and Port Townsend Bay. 8.3 miles being bike friendly — there’s Walk the parade lawn and find interpretive plaques lining the former Officers’ Row. plenty to explore during your visit.

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Campers can enjoy this scenic and historic fort at two campgrounds with 80 campsites that can be reserved up to one year in advance. Both campgrounds have restrooms with showers. A Discover Pass is required for day-use parking at a Fort Worden campsite, in the beach area and at the main trailheads, parks.state.wa.us/511/Fort-Worden.

Fort Flagler

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


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Aero Museum

If you like antique airplanes don’t miss the Port Townsend Aero Museum at Jefferson County International Airport. About 30 antique airplanes have been donated to the nonprofit and, after meticulous restoration, are displayed on three levels. At any given time, a half-dozen are being hand-restored by youth apprentices in the building’s shop, mentored by skilled volunteer craftsmen. The Port Townsend Aero Museum displays more than just airplanes. Its world-class aviation art collection provides a stunning survey of military and civil flight history. Spanning the full secondstory walkway of the museum, the art gallery should not be missed! The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information, visit ptaeromuseum.com.

WALK-ONS & BIKES Bicyclists should arrive 20 minutes prior to departure time to be loaded at the beginning of the loading process. Reservations are not needed for bicyclists or walk-on passengers. PARKING Port Townsend is a fairly small town with limited parking in the downtown area. Street parking is limited to two hours. Ferry passengers are advised to park their cars in the Haines Place Park-N-Ride Lot. Parking is available at the nearby bank on weekends only after 1 p.m. For more information on Port Townsend ferry departure and arrival times, delays and more, visit wsdot.com/ferries. Reservations for the Port Townsend/ Coupeville route are available 24/7 at takeaferry.com.

Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay is a lovely place to take a rest from the road, stay overnight or just Port Townsend offers a Washington State get away from the faster pace of city living. Located at U.S. Highway 101 and state Department of Transportation ferry from Highway 20, “Disco Bay” is a beautiful, the city to Coupeville. quiet estuary. COUPEVILLE British explorer Capt. George Vancouver This quiet waterfront farming commufound Discovery Bay in 1792 and named it nity — known to many as the heart of after his flagship, HMS Discovery. Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve After a sawmill was built in 1853, boats on Whidbey Island — still reflects the carried wood in and out of the bay. The old character of an old frontier seaport. mill is no longer standing. It is home to Fort Casey State Park, OUTDOOR RECREATION beaches and 91 nationally registered The Port of Port Townsend owns a public historical structures. recreational boat launch off Gardiner Beach Beyond its historical significance, Road that provides access to Disco bay. Coupeville and Whidbey Island offer While kayakers sometimes paddle along the magnificent views and tranquility that shoreline, the bay is typically quiet. inspire return visits. In 2008, the North Olympic Salmon FARMLAND & WILDERNESS Coalition created and restored salt marsh Throughout Ebey’s Reserve, from the habitat, named the Salmon Creek Estuary. Madrona Way shoreline of Penn Cove to A new segment of the Olympic Discovery the beach and bluff at Ebey’s Landing, Trail at Discovery Bay was recently visitors share space with farmers, bald dedicated. eagles, gray whales, bicyclists, herons, In the next five years, trail planners hope otters and kayakers. to bridge a missing link known as the SKAGIT COUNTY Eaglemount section from Four Corners to Many people use the Port South Discovery Bay. Townsend/Coupeville ferry to gain access to SHOPPING & DINING Skagit County, which boasts lovely tulips Be sure to stop in the new Disco Bay during the springtime, and the famous San Detour. It boasts 12 taps pouring local craft Juan Islands of Lopez Island, Orcas Island cider beer and kombucha, plus local wine. and San Juan Island/Friday Harbor, as well It often has food and live music, too. as Deception Pass State Park. Disco Bay Detour shares a parking lot USING THE FERRY with the Discovery Bay Village Store, Disco Bay Outdoor Exchange and Sea Change VEHICLES Cannabis (the first recreational marijuana It is highly recommended to make business on the Peninsula). reservations, especially for weekend trips. Discovery Bay boasts commercial You will need to be processed through the enterprises, including crabbing, oystering, tollbooth 30-45 minutes before your reserved sailing time. clamming, logging and gravel extraction.

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sequim

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


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It’s pronounced “Skwim” — dubbed “Sunny Sequim,” the Sequim-Dungeness Valley gets an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. In the rain shadow of the 8,000-foot Olympic Mountains, Sequim receives an average of 16 inches annually.

Celebration” in Evening Magazine’s 2016 Best of the Northwest competition. SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND Every July, this celebration draws lavender lovers from all over the world.

Port Williams

Port Williams’ official name is Marlyn Nelson County Park at Port Williams. This 1-acre gem was deeded to Clallam County Parks in 1976. This park has a saltwater boat launch (18 Known as the “Lavender Capital of North feet or shorter), several picnic tables (some America,” Sequim draws thousands to its with fire pits), public beach access, a vault Lavender Weekend. The city won the Best toilet and a spacious parking area. Northwestern Small Town distinction in Bring your kayak or small boat for a trip the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice around Sequim Bay. travel award contest in 2017 and, along Walk the beach or simply park at the with Olympic National Park, was named by water’s edge to watch the ships pass by. Frommer’s travel guide as one of the best For more info, visit clallam.net/parks. places to go in 2019.

RELAX & RECHARGE

Downtown Sequim is a destination for those who enjoy eating, shopping, exploring and relaxing. The downtown is a walkable community of locally owned and operated specialty shops anchored by Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. Just park your car on any of the nonmetered streets and stroll to one of downtown’s restaurants for home-style cooking or gourmet fare. Meander through downtown’s distinctive shops featuring surprising goods such as lavender products, flavored olive oils, scented candles, hand-crafted chocolates, spices and teas, an artisan bakery and vintage and exotic clothing and linens. Take a break at a coffeehouse or bistro, some of which roast their own beans. Sample Washington wines at nearby wineries. Try the many restaurants. Several stores carry Northwest arts and crafts, often featuring local artists. FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK Held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each month, downtown businesses and artists joined forces long ago to make art available to all. The walk includes more than a dozen venues highlighting area artists. Maps are available at participating businesses. Join the artists’ reception, which offers snacks and wine at the art co-operative, Sequim Civic Center at 5 p.m. OLYMPIC THEATRE ARTS Catch a show at Sequim’s strong community theater, olympictheatrearts.org.

FESTIVALS

SEQUIM IRRIGATION FESTIVAL The city is home to the longest-running festival in the state of Washington. The festival celebrated 124 years in early May and was named “The Best Small Town

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Lavender history

The city of Sequim, the village of Dungeness and the valley between them are linked historically, culturally and economically. The region was, for decades, one of the major dairy regions of the state. During the 1930s and ‘40s, there was a pea industry in the valley. An even shorter-lived enterprise that involved farmers was a mini-oil boom from 1955 to 1957. Logging, sawmills and mining also were important to the local economy. With the eventual decline of dairying, Sequim and Dungeness Valley agriculture has had to reinvent itself. A committee under the umbrella of the Chamber of Commerce, calling itself Sequim 2000, began meeting in early 1995 to consider ways to boost the economy and create new tourist possibilities. After researching various options, the group realized that the soils and microclimate of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley were ideal for lavender, a purple flowering herb known for its calming scent and wide variety of uses. The idea of “agritourism” was introduced, and July 1996 saw the first harvest of the lavender planted in 1995. By 1997, there were seven farms with a total of 10,000 plants, and the community celebrated its first lavender festival. Today there are more than two dozen lavender farms and lavender-related businesses in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Many of the farms are open throughout the summer and welcome visitors to learn more about growing, harvesting and processing lavender. Only a few farms are open in winter — call first. Sequim is now renowned for its lavender, which even flavors much of the local honey.


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Dungeness River

The Dungeness River flows through the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and begins high in the Olympic Mountains near Mystery Mountain, flowing into Dungeness Bay on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. FARMING & IRRIGATION In 1896 Dungeness Valley farmers began to divert water from the Dungeness River to irrigate farmland. A system of irrigation ditches was part of the process. SALMON ON THE RIVER The river and its associated tributaries have historically supported populations of pink, chinook, coho and chum salmon. The river and its tributaries are used throughout the year at different times and by different species for migration, rearing and spawning. It is especially important for its population of pink salmon which is unique in the Puget Sound area. The population of pink salmon is entirely native wild stock with no hatchery influence. Its numbers are unfortunately on the decline. The chinook population also has decreased and is considered to be severely depressed. Attempts to augment the population by hatch and release were discontinued in 1982 due to lack of success. Coho salmon use the upper river to spawn and the entire river for rearing. The Dungeness Fish Hatchery hatches and releases both coho and chum salmon. When snow melts in the Olympics Mountains and spring rains fall, trees and debris speed downstream at near 30 mph.

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Irrigation Festival

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

skyline for decades, as it’s the tallest structure in Sequim. Completed in 1945, the former grain elevator, which operated as such from the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, is currently the home of the Mexican restaurant Baja Cantina. The MAC wanted to purchase the grain elevator, but could not raise enough money. The structure now also serves the area as a multi-purpose communications tower. SEQUIM OPERA HOUSE Built in 1906, the Sequim Opera House served to quench residents’ creative thirsts DUNGENESS SCHOOLHOUSE The historic schoolhouse hosts weddings, and entertainment needs for decades. It remains one of Sequim’s oldest musicals, classes, family reunions and tours commercial buildings and was added to the that keep the 126-year-old National National Register of Historic places Historic site busy. Applications are online. in 1991. The interior retains some of its VETERANS MEMORIAL historic character on the upper level. The Veterans Monument was dedicated during Veterans Day in 2003 and rededicated in 2014 as a way to recognize veterans and military organizations. Veterans ceremonies are held throughout the year. Manis Mastodon tusks housed in the museum are the oldest in North America. Visitors from around the world visit Sequim to see this amazing find. The greatest accomplishment of the new building is that it was built using private funds, volunteer labor, gifted materials and labor. Dedicated, loving people partnered to make this happen. BOOKSTORE The museum bookstore usually carries an impressive collection of local history books, postcards and gifts.

Historical buildings Two other sites will stand out to you as your travel around Sequim. CLALLAM CO-OP GRAIN ELEVATOR The grain elevator was strategically positioned near the railroad tracks that once cut through town. The old Clallam Co-Op granary has provided a distinctive notch to the Sequim

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The Sequim Museum & Arts Center, affectionately referred to as “The MAC” by locals, is dedicated to presenting the history and culture of the families that settled the Sequim Prairie, Dungeness and areas of eastern Clallam County.

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City parks

Sequim is home to several beautiful city parks, where you can find a nice picnic area or a quiet place to meditate, a spot to let your dog run or watch your kids play. For more about Sequim city parks, visit sequimwa.gov.

Dungeness River Audubon Center

This family-friendly, interactive learning center is a great place for kids. Owned by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and operated in partnership with the Dungeness River Audubon Center 501(c)(3) CARRIE BLAKE PARK nonprofit group and the Olympic Peninsula 202 N. Blake Ave. Audubon Society, the “DRAC,” will soon be Home to several yearly events, including updated with a large expansion to accomthe Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair, modate its large collections. this park has softball fields, a playground, With its stunning displays, hands-on an off-leash dog park with agility course, exhibits and knowledgeable staff, the a picnic shelter, a skate park and eight Audubon Center is a must-see at Railroad pickleball courts. Bridge Park, a focal point for study and PICKLEBALL education concerning the Dungeness River Raise your paddle if you’re into the sport Watershed and its environs. of pickleball. The main room is lined with cases Sequim’s team, the Sequim Picklers, and housing hundreds of examples of birds of the City of Sequim opened eight new the area, along with lynx, black bear, tournament quality courts in 2018 to raccoons and mountain lions. Carrie Blake Park. Hands-on exhibits include drawers full The team also plays at the Boys and Girls of the fascinating and the curious: bones, Club courts. feathers, eggs and teeth of species from For more information about the Sequim songbird to mammoth. Picklers or where else to play pickleball on Check out spectacular specimens of the Peninsula, visit sequimpicklers.net. taxidermied animals in the River Center, prepared by Claude and Edna Ritze of WATER REUSE Sequim. Visit the Native Plant Garden, DEMONSTRATION PARK where visitors can learn about familiar Next to (just north of) Carrie Blake Park foods and places Pacific Northwest This park offers a fishing pond for kids animals love. up to 14 years old. The River Center’s staff and docents are There also is James Center for Performing eager to show visitors the collection and Arts, the Albert Haller Playfields (a .425-mile answer questions. walking trail around the playfields that links Children will enjoy going on a scavenger to the Olympic Discovery Trail) and the hunt through the park, and the River Terrace Gardens that are maintained by the Center is a great place to begin a ramble Sequim Botanical Garden society. along the riverside trails through the forest PIONEER MEMORIAL PARK or over the stony shore of the Dungeness River, dungenessrivercenter.org. Downtown Established in 1951 by the Sequim Prairie Garden Club, Pioneer is a lovely 4-acre park and arboretum. Admire the restored waterfall and pool and then proceed to view beautiful established trees, shrubs and flowers. This park also is home to historical RECREATION AREA artifacts, such as a pioneer log cabin, The Dungeness Recreation Area is known gravestone markers and a totem pole as the portal to the Dungeness Spit, but (currently undergoing restoration). The garden clubhouse is available to rent. there is a lot more to discover before you Visit sequimprairiegardenclub.org for more. arrive at the National Wildlife Refuge. The 216-acre county park has upland RAILROAD BRIDGE PARK forest, wetlands, sandy bluffs, campsites West Hendrickson Road & Dungeness River and views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island and Mount Baker. This delightful little park is part of the Picnic on the bluff, watch the shipping Olympic Discovery Trail, which means you can hike as far as time allows, or as little as lanes and catch a glimpse of the upland you like. You’ll see salmon spawning in the birds. Witness northern harriers suspended in air, warblers’ serenades and the melanfall, interpretive signs year round and can watch the seasons turn by visiting as often choly cooing of mourning doves. as you like. Visit fws.gov/refuge/dungeness.

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CAMPING Park amenities include a group camp with picnic shelter, play equipment and miles of trails for pedestrians and equestrians. The recreation area has 66 standard campsites within the park. Half of the sites may be reserved in advance (sites 34-66), the remaining are open on a first-come, first-served basis (1-33). Two restrooms are available with showers. Visit clallam.net/Parks/Dungeness.html. DAY USE While there is no entrance or day use fee charged at this park, a separate entrance fee is required to access the Dungeness Spit. Leashed dogs are allowed, but not on the spit. Please use doggie bags. To access the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and the Dungeness Spit, drive through the recreation area to the refuge parking lot.

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The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and covers 631 acres. Recognizing the importance of the fertile habitats, President Woodrow Wilson established the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 20, 1915, as a refuge, preserve and breeding ground for native birds and other wildlife. The spit is one of the world’s longest natural sand spits, 5.5 miles long and growing at a rate of about 13 feet per year. At its highest point, the spit is only 15 feet above sea level, often flooding in winter. NEW DUNGENESS LIGHTHOUSE The New Dungeness Lighthouse, first lit in 1857 and available for tours, is located half a mile from the tip (the last half mile is closed to protect sensitive habitat). Pay a $3 fee at the kiosk/information center to enter the refuge. No dogs allowed. Hikers are restricted to the north shore to reach the New Dungeness Lighthouse, newdungenesslighthouse.com. Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public year-round. Hiking, wildlife viewing and photography are popular activities at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. SEASONAL RESTRICTIONS To ensure that wildlife continues to have a peaceful place to rest and feed, certain recreational activities such as swimming, jogging and other beach activities are allowed only in selected areas during certain times of the year. Pets, bicycles, kite-flying, frisbees, ball-playing, camping, beachcombing and fires are not permitted in the refuge because they disturb the many migrating birds and other wildlife.

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TRIBES Hoh

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The Hoh Tribe is a small community in West Jefferson County, along the mouth of the Hoh River that runs untouched by dikes or diversion into the Pacific Ocean. The Hoh River — famous for its king salmon run — is jammed at its mouth with a maze of massive spruce, hemlock and cedar old-growth driftwood. The river is the focal point of the tribe’s identity and stories. Flooding is a nearly constant problem as the reservation is on 1-square-mile of land on a flood plain at the mouth of the Hoh River; however, additional land the tribe acquired will allow it to relocate much of the reservation to higher ground. For more info, visit hohtribe-nsn.org.

The Makah Nation is on the northwestern tip of the Peninsula. It is the home of the celebrated Makah Cultural and Research Center, which houses, among other things, the extensive Ozette collection. From the reservation you can also reach Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the Lower 48 states. During the summer months, the Makah Marina is a busy place with fishing charter boats and tribal fisherman returning with the catch of the day, but winter is quiet. Each August, Makah Days, an annual fair featuring traditional dancing, singing, canoe races and more is held. This year’s celebration took place Aug. 23-25. For more info, visit makah.com.

Lower Elwha Klallam Today, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe resides in the Lower Elwha River Valley and adjacent bluffs, but the tribe’s home once made up a majority of the Peninsula. In fact, Port Angeles was once home to a huge village called Tse-whit-zen, which was unearthed in 2003 at Port Angeles Harbor. Many of the found artifacts, plus exhibits covering the tribe’s history, are on display at the Historic Carnegie Building. The tribe runs various enterprises in the Port Angeles area, including the Elwha River Casino, elwha.org.

Quinault The Quinault Nation consists of the Quinault and Queets tribes and descendants of five other coastal tribes — Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook and Cowlitz. The Quinault Nation is in the rainsoaked lands on the southwestern portion of the Olympic Peninsula. The reservation is a land of forests, swift-flowing rivers, gleaming lakes and 23 miles of unspoiled Pacific coastline. The reservation is primarily in Grays Harbor County, with some parts in Jefferson County. Learn more at quinaultindiannation.com.

Jamestown S’Klallam The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is comprised of S’Klallam citizens whose ancestors lived in Port Townsend, Indian Island, Discovery Bay, Dungeness and beyond. The tribal government and several tribal businesses are located along the highway in Blyn, including 7 Cedars Casino, the Longhouse Market and Deli, and Northwest Native Expressions Gallery. The tribe also operates The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, Carlsborg SelfStorage, Jamestown Excavating, as well as Jamestown Family Health and Dental Clinics, all open to the public. For information, visit jamestowntribe.org.

Quileute The Quileute gained recent fame due to the success of the “Twilight” books and movies. While the fictional Quileute have legends of vampires and werewolves, no such stories exist in reality. But the tribe and many of the places mentioned in the books, including La Push and First Beach, are quite real. Stay at Quileute Oceanside Resort and enjoy the beauty of coastal beaches, surf or watch for whales and other wildlife. La Push is about 1-square-mile, but the tribe’s territory once stretched along the shores of the Pacific. Each year, usually in July, the tribe holds Quileute Days, a celebration rich in tradition, quileutenation.org.

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7 Cedars Casino

The Jamestown S’Klallam tribe operates several businesses along the highway in Blyn, including 7 Cedars Casino. It is the largest casino on the Peninsula. The casino boasts amazing live entertainment every week, table games, poker, bingo, a gift shop, slots, delicious food and fully stocked bars. It also has a large nightclub space that can be rented in advance for special events. Contact the casino for more information. Along with the casino, 7 Cedars Resort operates the Longhouse Market and Deli, Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, and will be opening 7 Cedars Hotel in May 2020. Come get an assortment of great food, play some of the hottest casino games around, shop for rare finds, enjoy live entertainment or play a scenic round of golf, 7cedarsresort.com

Sequim elk

Be on the lookout for Sequim’s famous Roosevelt elk herd as you enter town from the east. Elk-crossing signal lights on U.S. Highway 101 are triggered by herd members wearing collars that transmit radio signals. From time to time, they do cross the road en masse, halting traffic. Roosevelt elk are native to the Olympic Peninsula. Bulls weigh up to 1,100 pounds and cows are in the 600-pound range. Sequim’s herd, today comprising about 40 animals, considers the area part of its range. When not in the forest, they graze in farm fields and on lawns. Although the Sequim elk appear to be tame, they are not. Caution should be used at all times when viewing the herd.

Normally, elk avoid close contact with people and move away when approached; however, they might show signs of agitation if people get too close or throw things, or when people or cars block what the elk consider to be an escape route Favorite spots for elk viewing seem to be along Happy Valley Road, West Sequim Bay Road and Port Williams Road.

Olympic Game Farm

A family run business, Olympic Game Farm is home to many animal species, both endangered and nonendangered. Many of its animals are veterans of television and movies. For more than 28 years, the farm worked with Walt Disney Studios and many others on features for theater and television. Today, the farm is home to over 20 different exotic and nonexotic species, with hundreds of animals on site for families to “get face to face with wildlife” from the comfort of their vehicles on the farm’s driving tour. Also visit its historical studio barn and freshwater aquarium. On the driving tour, there are friendly llamas that eat bread from your hand, performing bears, grazing elk and buffalo. You also will see many animals that are on the endangered species list, such as timber wolves, Bengal tigers and African lions. The farm is home to coyotes, bobcats, cougars and many more species. Morning and early afternoon are the best times for viewing. Driving tours are open year-round except Thanksgiving and Christmas days. There is an admission fee for the tours, olygamefarm.com.

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Recreational cannabis use is legal in Washington, and the Peninsula has stores available to fit any visitor’s needs. Pot use and possession remain a criminal act on federal lands and most reservations. You can consume cannabis on private property out of view of the general public. Adults 21 and older can purchase up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces in liquid form or 7 grams of concentrates. Marijuana can be sold and purchased only at state-licensed retail stores. A valid photo ID is required, and no one under 21 is allowed on the retail premises. Most retail marijuana stores only accept cash and usually have an ATM available.

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STATE Some of the Olympic Peninsula’s most treasured lands can be found in our state parks. State parks connect locals and tourists alike to diverse natural and cultural heritages and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences.

DISCOVER PASS Washington State Parks pass State parks require a pass for day access. Learn more on page 10.

Sequim Bay

Sequim Bay State Park is a marine camping park in the Sequim “rain shadow” on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Set in one of the driest micro-climates west of the Cascade Mountains, Sequim Bay hosts a stretch of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The trail crosses a high bridge, completed in 2016 to allow salmon passage in the stream below.

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Triton Cove State Park is a day-use park on Hood Canal. Known for splendid daybreaks on clear mornings, this tiny day-use park is quieter than its northern neighbor, Dosewallips. Triton Cove’s ADA-accessible boat launch also makes this a prime spot for in-season fishing and crabbing.

Dosewallips

Dosewallips State Park is a year-round camping park with 5 miles of shoreline on Hood Canal and the Dosewallips River. The park features riverside campsites, cabins and five-person platform tents. All camp areas are grassy and located in scenic, rustic settings. Guests might share space with the local elk herds that wander through camp. (Stay back 100 feet, and never offer food.) Bald eagles have been seen on the beach, and great blue herons flock to the river.


PARKS Fort Worden Fort Worden State Park has over 2 miles of saltwater shoreline and a wide variety of services and facilities. This rich cultural treasure will delight military and maritime history buffs, as well as writers, musicians and visitors to nearby Port Townsend.

Shine Tidelands Shine Tidelands State Park is a small day-use area on Bywater Bay, next to Hood Canal Bridge and offers fishing and crabbing. Its shoreline is popular with kayakers and beach walkers. A small wetland on the property offers excellent birding. Low tide brings out oysters and clams, which makes the park popular with shellfish harvesters.

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Fort Townsend Fort Townsend State Park is a marine camping park on Port Townsend Bay. The forested park has a rich history in the armed forces, dating from pioneer days. Explore a historic torpedo tower that held state-of-the-art technology during World War II (and is now part of the group campground). Check the park’s calendar to learn about events taking place on the lawn.

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LIGHTHOUSES Preserving and cherishing the Olympic Peninsula’s maritime heritage extends to its lighthouses. In 1850, Congress authorized 16 lighthouses along the Pacific coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca as shipping and passenger traffic surged. Clallam County, established in 1854, has a lighthouse heritage going back to 1857, when Congress appropriated about $40,000 to build the Cape Flattery (Tatoosh Island) and New Dungeness lighthouses, both of which are functional as automated navigational aids today.

New Dungeness

The New Dungeness Lighthouse is near the tip of Dungeness Spit, a round-trip trek of 10.2 miles. This was the first U.S. lighthouse completed on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It has operated continuously, providing navigational aid to ships plying the waters of the Strait since its lard oil lamp was lit for the first time Dec. 14, 1857. The lighthouse is one of the very few that allow families an opportunity to be “lighthouse keepers” for a week. In 1993, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The lighthouse is open to the public, and tours of the lighthouse are available daily from 9 a.m. to three hours before sunset. If you plan to hike out to the lighthouse, allow about five hours for the round trip, plus some rest time at the lighthouse. Check the tide tables; at low tide there, is plenty of beach to walk on, but at high tide, it can all but disappear. Mind signs for the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more at newdungenesslighthouse.com.

Point Wilson

The lighthouses of Jefferson County — Point Wilson (1879), Destruction Island (1891) and Marrowstone Point (1912) — came considerably later, and all three remain active but with automated equipment. The Point Wilson Lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park marks the west entrance into Puget Sound. It is the turning point from the Strait of Juan de Fuca into Admiralty Inlet. The current station was built in 1914, replacing the original tower. Point Wilson Lighthouse is open for tours on request. Tours are free, but donations are appreciated. For more info, contact dfrazeur@olypen.com. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access for day use.

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Destruction Island

Destruction Island Lighthouse is recognizable as the island with the lighthouse near Ruby Beach and Kalaloch. The lighthouse there was completed Nov. 12, 1891. In 2008, the Coast Guard, citing that the beacon was no longer being used for navigation, switched off Destruction Island Lighthouse for good. The lens, built in France in 1888, is now located in the Westport Maritime Museum in Westport.

Marrowstone Point

Marrowstone Point forms the eastern entrance to Port Townsend Bay and was first marked by a lens lantern on a pole on Oct. 1, 1888. Though the lighthouse was automated in 1962, the station remains fairly intact. The property was transferred in 1972 from the Coast Guard to the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for use as a scientific research facility. The keeper’s dwelling serves as a guest house for scientists visiting the Marrowstone Marine Field Station. Research in marine ecosystem health and marine fish health is conducted at the station.

Cape Flattery

The Cape Flattery Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island is just off the northwesternmost spot in the continental United States. The island is part of the Makah Nation. The lighthouse marks the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a wide and deep passage from the open Pacific Ocean to Puget Sound at Point Wilson. In recent years, Tatoosh Island has become an important center for intertidal studies, including climate change and ocean acidification research. The lighthouse and Tatoosh Island are part of the proposed Washington State National Maritime Heritage Area, which follows most of the Washington coast and includes culturally and geographically diverse areas that represent the state’s long-standing relationship with water. Tatoosh Island is not open to the public, but it and the lighthouse can be seen from high cliffs at the end of the Cape Flattery Trail near Neah Bay. Various companies offer private tours by kayak and boat.


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LUTHERAN

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

SUNDAY 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Bible Classes Youth Group & Family Fun Events Christian Preschool HOLY COMMUNION 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month Both Services www.faithlutheransequim.org

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METHODIST Trinity United Methodist Church

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

Web site: www.sequimtumc.org Email: church@sequimtumc.org

NON DENOMINATIONAL Sequim Center for Spiritual Living

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Thrive Church

Rev. Victoria Kelley, serving the Olympic Peninsula Non-Denominational Spiritual needs for Spiritual Counseling, Weddings, Christenings, Memorials and Funerals. Rev. Kelley is a practitioner at the Sequim Center for Spiritual Living

“People becoming the Church” 640 N. Sequim Avenue (360) 683-7981 David Westman & David Lyke, Pastors SUNDAY GATHERINGS 10:30 a.m.

BAPTIST FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SEQUIM (SBC) 1323 Sequim-Dungeness Way Sequim, WA 98382 Wes Funkhouser, Pastor (360) 683-2114 SUNDAYS: 9:15 a.m. Small Group Bible Study 10:45 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE Please visit our website for additional meeting times and activities! office@fbcsequim.com www.fbcsequim.com

360-977-7689 office 425-785-1788 cell Sunday Service is 10 a.m. 387 E. Washington St., Sequim Pastor, Rev. Lynn Osborne

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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Looking for a different kind of faith community?

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Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles 360-452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday School ( mid Sept. thru May only) pefchurch@gmail.com Families worshiping and learning together www.sermonaudio.com/pefc www.pefcpa.com

JEWISH Congregation Olympic B’nai Shalom

Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs High Holy Days & Other Jewish Holiday Services

Between Sequim & Port Angeles 1033 N. Barr Rd., Agnew Between Hwy 101 & Old Olympic Imagine a religion that embraces many different beliefs… including yours. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service and Children’s Program-Enrichment & Play Fellowship Hour following the service

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ACTIVITIES Choir, Women’s Groups, Men’s Group, Short Story Book Group, Contemplative Service, Second & Fourth Tuesday brunches, Third Sunday Potluck.

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Farmers markets PORT ANGELES

SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET Year-round at The Gateway in downtown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. farmersmarketportangeles.com

WEDNESDAY FARMERS MARKET June through September at the Jefferson Transit Haines Place Park and Ride from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. jcfmarkets.org/port-townsend-wednesdays

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SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET Through Oct. 26 at Civic Center Plaza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. sequimmarket.com

SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET June through October behind Chimacum Corner Farmstand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. jcfmarkets.org/sunday

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SATURDAY OPEN AIRE MARKET Through October at the Umpqua Bank parking lot on Forks Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. forkswa.com

SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET Through December on Tyler and Lawrence streets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. jcfmarkets.org/saturday

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On October 29, 2019, the Baha’i community will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Bab, Herald and Forerunner of the Baha’i Faith. We invite you to join in the beauty of this historic occasion as it unfolds around the world.

Visit the Bicentenary website: https://bicentenary.bahai.org Baha’i Faith - local information: 360-582-7101 / 417-0105

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

EVERY SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery available during AM services EVERY WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Christian Maturity Studies Invite your friends & neighbors for clear, biblical preaching, wonderful fellowship, & the invitation to a lasting, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

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CATHOLIC

Sequim Bible Church 847 N. Sequim Ave. (360) 683-4135 www.sequimbible.org

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

Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses on Wednesday & Friday Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish

121 E. Maple St., Sequim (360) 683.6076 www.clallamcatholic.org Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Monday: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. Thursday - Friday 8:30am Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday 2 p.m. Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses on Wednesday & Friday Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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Dungeness Community Church

45 Eberle Lane • 683-7333 (Off Sequim-Dungeness Way) info@dcchurch.org Lead Pastor: Tim Richards Assoc. Pastor: Wayne Yamamoto Youth Pastor: David Piper Children & Family Ministries: Britt Hemphill SUNDAY Worship Services: 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: Nursery-Preschool available 1st Service Nursery-5th grade available 2nd Service Jr High and High School class meet during 2nd service www.dcchurch.org

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Nursery - infant to 2 years old Children’s Ministry 11:00 a.m. Fellowhip Hour Nursery - infant to 2 years old Children’s Classes ages 3-12 WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. Youth Group Middle School/High School THURSDAY 6:00 p.m. Awana (September - May)

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 337 West Spruce Street

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Service 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sunday School (in the Reading Room) WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Testimonial Meeting CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM at 121 N. Sequim Ave. Open Noon-3 p.m. Tues. through Sat. For more information call: (360) 683-9174 christiansciencesequim.org

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Adventure awaits you right outside your front door, so why wait to experience it on vacation when you could wake up to it each day? The Olympic Peninsula draws families from all over. With its misty mornings and sunny days, the Peninsula welcomes any and all who wish to call her home. Whether you’re looking for a more remote location or a family-friendly home in town, local real estate agents are here to help. They know the ins and outs of the Peninsula better than anyone and can help guide you in finding the perfect place to rest your head at night. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, the Peninsula has options: downtown apartments, condominiums close to recreational opportunities, luxury homes high on the bluffs, waterfront acreage and traditional single-family residences in friendly neighborhoods close to shopping and schools. If you’re looking to relocate a business or start a new one, area real estate agents are there to assist in such transitions, as well. The Peninsula has award-winning wineries, beautiful libraries, stellar fishing opportunities and numerous arts and entertainment venues. The National Rural Health Association has recognized Olympic Medical Center as one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the country for four years in a row. Jefferson Healthcare has been designated as a leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality since 2014 by the Human Rights Campaign. In 2015, Port Angeles was named the second best place to live in the U.S. by Outside Magazine. Sequim won the Best Northwestern Small Town Distinction in the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest in April 2017. Port Townsend took the No. 4 spot. Olympic National Park offers more than 600 miles of hiking trails and is filled with waterfalls, rivers, lakes and more. The Olympic Peninsula boasts a yearround gardening and growing season, and with just a short ferry ride, you can easily visit Canada. If you’re looking for a beautiful new place to call home, love the outdoors and want to contribute to a growing community, our real estate agents are available to lend a helping hand.


port angeles

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


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Situated between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains on a natural deepwater harbor, Port Angeles is the first full-service port available to ships heading into the Puget Sound. Originally named “Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles” (or “Port of Our Lady of the Angels”) in 1791 by Spanish explorer Don Francisco de Eliza, the name was eventually shortened into Port Angeles Harbor; however, long before Don Francisco came across the region, the area was home to Klallam Tribes and two major Klallam villages, I’e’nis and Tse-whit-zen. Port Angeles was established as a townsite by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 by executive order. The Board of Trade in 1890 called Port Angeles the “Second National City,” with Washington, D.C., being the first. In 1887, the Puget Sound Co-Operative Colony settled in Port Angeles and the population steadily grew. While the colony did not last long, it played a major role in the development of Port Angeles.

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Stop by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, portangeles.org and visitportangeles.com, to talk with knowledgeable volunteers about what there is to see and do in Port Angeles. Located on the scenic waterfront along Railroad Avenue, the center carries souvenirs, maps, brochures and touristrelated guides to help visitors enjoy their time on the North Olympic Peninsula. Volunteers will inform visitors about upcoming events and make recommendations for activities ranging from shopping to hiking. The chamber represents more than 400 businesses and organizations on the Peninsula, with information on all of them!

UNDERGROUND HERITAGE TOURS

Port Angeles Underground Heritage Tours, portangelesheritagetours.com, offer visitors a guided walking tour through the city’s past. The tour takes you through historical downtown buildings, past murals that tell stories and down into the Port Angeles

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underground, created when downtown street levels were raised above the tidal flats in 1914. Tours start from the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. During the month of October, a special “haunted” edition of the tour is offered. Learn about the rumors of ghastly occurrences that are said to have happened right under your feet!

CLALLAM COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Built in 1914, the impressive Clallam County Courthouse, clallam.net, at Fourth and Lincoln streets is a Georgian-style brick structure with distinctive features, such as a stained-glass skylight, marble steps and a clock tower. The courthouse clock was made by Joseph Mayer, a Seattle manufacturing jeweler and street clock maker. Mayer capitalized on the burst of county courthouse construction in western Washington in the decade before World War I, installing tower clocks in Tacoma, Everett and Montesano. He installed this interesting Howard tower clock in the Clallam County Courthouse in 1915.

MUSEUM AT THE CARNEGIE

Nearby, the Museum at the Carnegie, elwha.org/departments/carnegie-museum, offers a glimpse into Clallam County’s past. The museum, found in the city-owned historic 97-year-old Carnegie Library, was taken over by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. The space has cultural and historical artifacts related to the history of the tribe and other tribes on the Olympic Peninsula.

ELWHA KLALLAM HERITAGE CENTER

To learn more about the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, stop by the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, elwha.org. Port Angeles was once home to a village called Tse-whit-zen, which was unearthed in 2003 at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor. The earliest confirmed settlement at the village site dates to 750 B.C. The site was occupied by the tribe until the 1930s when local mills pushed villagers out of the area. Over time, the village was covered in 15 to 30 feet of backfill that preserved much of its historical significance. Many of the Tse-whit-zen artifacts uncovered in 2003 can be viewed at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center. The center integrates life and vocational skills, cultural values and history, as well as providing entrepreneurial avenues and initiating opportunities to learn traditional Klallam arts.


Port Angeles Art

1. One of a Kind Art Gallery

115 Railroad Ave., Suite 105 | 360-477-4333 | oneofakindartgallery.com One of a Kind Gallery is a collective of over 50 regional artists and handcrafters. The expansive gallery offers a wide variety of art including pottery, jewelry, original paintings in oil, watercolor and acrylic, high-quality art prints and cards, photography, pyrography, blown and fused glass. Various classes are also offered.

2. Landing Artists

115 E Railroad Ave Ste 103 | landingartistsstudio A working art studio with a diverse offering of visual and wearable pieces, making it a great destination for visitors who want to purchase local handcrafted items including: paintings, jewelry, clothing, textured yarns, baskets, ornaments, souvenirs, fashion accessories, and more! It’s an equally important place for residents who want to connect with the local arts community.

3. Studio Bob

118 1/2 E Front Street (upstairs) | 415-990-0457 more information on facebook & rbssculptor.com Studio Bob is a unique venue featuring a new art exhibit each month which opens during art walk on Second Weekend - Saturday. The studio offers all types of performances and events, public and private that are hosted among the artwork of the monthly show.

4. Harbor Art

114 N Laurel | HOURS 11-5 M-SA | 415-990-0457, 360-808-4815 pictures and info on facebook Harbor Art Gallery is a diverse collective featuring 22+ local artists. The gallery boasts a wide range of quality art with something for everyone.

5. PA Fine Arts Center

1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. | (360) 457-3532 | www.pafac.org/ HOURS: Gallery:Thur - Sun 11am - 5pm, Sculpture Park: 7 days a week, dawn to dusk PAFAC is a cultural jewel known for presenting the arts in all of its forms in a unique environmental setting. We aspire to be the place on the Olympic Peninsula where discovery and exploration of the arts enriches the community and inspires the artist within each person. Curated Art Exhibitions, Webster’s Woods Scultpure Park, Summer Solstice Art Festival, Shakespeare in the Woods, Wintertide Winter Arts Festival & more.

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EVENTS EVENTS & FESTIVALS

• Through Oct. 31: Haunted Underground Heritage Tours, Port Angeles Visitors Center, 121 E. Railroad Ave., times vary. $17 or $19. • Oct. 18-20: Forest Storytelling Festival, Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., times and ticket prices vary. • Oct. 31: Downtown Trick-or-Treat, variety of downtown businesses, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. • Nov. 9-10: Harvest Wine Tour, locations, times and ticket prices vary. • Nov. 11: Olympic National Park Free Entrance Day to celebrate Veterans Day. • Nov. 22-Jan. 20: Winter Ice Village & Ice Skating, across from Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St., times and ticket prices vary. • Nov. 23: Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa arrival, Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain, start time TBA. • Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Festival of Trees, Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., times and prices vary. • Dec. 7-8: Vern Burton Christmas Fair, Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8.

ART/THEATER

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Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave., 7:30 p.m. $12-$30; kids 16 and younger are free. • Nov. 9: Second Weekend Artwalk, downtown, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Dec. 6-22: “A Christmas Carol,” Port Angeles Community Players, 1235 E Lauridsen Blvd. • Dec. 14: Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.; public dress rehearsal at 10 a.m.; pre-concert chat at 6:40 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. $12-$30; kids 16 and younger are free. • Dec. 14: Second Weekend Artwalk, downtown, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Jan. 11: Second Weekend Artwalk, downtown, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Feb. 21-March 8: “Peter Pan and Wendy,” Port Angeles Community Players, 1235 E Lauridsen Blvd. • April 17-18: Jazz in the Olympics, Port Angeles Visitors Center, 121 E. Railroad Ave. • April 24-May 10: “More Fun Than Bowling,” Port Angeles Community Players, 1235 E Lauridsen Blvd. • April 25-26: Wine, Cider and Cheese Tour, locations and times vary

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Saunter downtown ART ON THE TOWN

Art on the Town is an ever-changing outdoor art project that graces the downtown sidewalks. The art ranges from the realist to the abstract, conveyed in various media. Eleven steel sculptures along Laurel Street, called “Avenue of the People,” are a popular photography opportunity for visitors.

CONRAD DYAR MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets features cascading water and benches for resting, backed by the gorgeous Olympic Visions mural. Many buskers like to perform here. The three-level Laurel Street stairs begin behind the fountain area. Get great views of the activity in Port Angeles Harbor and beyond at the top.

MURALS

As you explore the downtown, you will find artistic murals that represent the past of Port Angeles and the Peninsula, visitportangeles.com/mural-trail. Twelve outdoor art murals dot downtown and tell a tale of the town’s rich maritime history and Native American culture. Two within close proximity are the “Sluicing the Hogback” and “MV Kalakala” murals, located along Laurel Street. In 2019, the Sluicing and Kalakala murals received facelifts by Cory Ench, who painted the Kalakala mural in 1995-96 and the “I’e’nis/Ennis Creek” mural at City Pier. And don’t miss the “Olympic Visions” mural behind the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in the heart of downtown.

SHOPPING & DINING

As you wander downtown to find delicious food and unique souvenirs to remember your travels by, you’ll find a wealth of cafes and restaurants to refuel before returning to Olympic National Park to cross one more trail off your bucket list. DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION The Port Angeles Downtown Association, portangelesdowntown.com, represents over 225 businesses in the downtown area. Downtown businesses are independently owned and support local families who support local schools, churches, athletic groups and civic organizations. RESTAURANTS After a busy day of exploration or just for a quick bite in the afternoon, Port Angeles’ dining establishments offer plenty of options for the hungry visitor. To-go or boxed lunches are popular for those wanting to dine at picnic tables scattered along the waterfront — if they can catch one of our beautiful fall or winter days. Savor locally caught seafood and locally grown produce at the majority of eateries. SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP Once everyone is happily fed, stretch your legs by walking along the brick-lined sidewalks. The downtown boasts everything from antique stores and clothing boutiques to bookstores, specialty shops and cafes. Many shops carry products by local artisans and regional artists so visitors can take home a one-of-a-kind piece of the Pacific Northwest. As a portal to Canada with unique shopping and dining experiences, festivals and local markets, downtown Port Angeles has stayed true to its roots.

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Along the Strait in downtown Port Angeles, take in panoramas from these viewpoints CITY PIER

As you explore the Port Angeles waterfront, it’s hard to miss the City Pier. The pier offers scenic vistas, fishing and ferry watching. Climb the stairs of the lookout tower to see even farther across the sparkling Strait and the city. Aside from being the home of the Feiro Marine Life Center, the pier plays host to numerous events during the summer. The “Grab-a-Crab” derby during the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival in October takes place in large holding tanks on the pier. Participants use crab snares and bait for their catch of the day. Six new floating docks were recently added at City Pier. The docks allow moorage space for tall ships, boaters and kayakers.

HOLLYWOOD BEACH

In front of the Red Lion Hotel, visitors can bring their families to Hollywood Beach, which offers a playground, access to the Olympic Discovery Trail and a great view of the Strait. Launch a kayak or paddleboard from the mellow shore. You can also throw on your diving gear and walk in for a scuba session. The beach also is a great place to bring the kids to play at the nearby playground, or to connect to the Olympic Discovery Trail for a stroll or bike ride. Be sure to pack a picnic and take in amazing views of the city and Olympic Mountains from here. On a clear day, you might even see Mount Baker!

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Pebble Beach Park, formerly known as West End Park, is a 1.5-acre waterfront area along Front Street downtown. The park also was renamed in the Klallam language. Find the pronunciation at tinyurl.com/PebbleBeachKlallam. The recent name change was proposed by representatives of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and recommended by a unanimous Parks, Recreation and Beautification Commission. Pebble Beach Park was designed to celebrate Klallam history and culture with numerous tribal elements on the grounds. It features two beaches. Come sit on one of the benches to watch the waves roll in or see what the tide has left behind by strolling along the rocky shore. Take a moment to investigate the park’s public art sculptures as you walk the pathway to waterfront businesses. Do a little bird watching or snap photos of boats moving about in the harbor from the crows nest on the west side of the park. There have been sightings of orcas nearby, so keep a sharp eye out!

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Only a few minutes via car from downtown Port Angeles, past the Port Angeles Boat Haven, you will find Ediz Hook, a 3-mile-long crescent-shaped sand spit enhanced by rock that juts into the Strait of Juan de Fuca to form Port Angeles’ deepwater harbor. This is an ideal spot to view the city and the Olympic Mountains rising in the background. Public beaches offer beachcombing opportunities and places to view ships traveling through the Strait. For treasure-seekers, you won’t find seashells along the rocky shores, but you might be rewarded with sea glass or agates. Harbor seals, orcas and seabirds can be spotted from the hook. Watch for feral cats as they slink around the border of boulders. Kayak, stand-up paddleboarding, canoe and scuba dive from the Sail & Paddle Park. At the end of Ediz Hook is the Port Angeles Coast Guard Station, which is off limits to the public. Access the Hook via Marine Drive through the McKinley Paper Co. plant. Please slow down for workers, runners, walkers and bikers who use the same roadway to access the area.

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What’s in the works for Port Angeles The city is seeing a lot of growth in the next few years, including renovations to the old Lincoln Theater, a new downtown hotel and a new waterfront arts center.

LINCOLN THEATER

The shuttered theater is undergoing restoration efforts. The downtown landmark’s new managers have said they want to turn the former movie house into a nonprofit performing arts venue.

DOWNTOWN HOTEL

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has started working on a four-story, 100-room hotel near the downtown waterfront. The hotel will include an indoor restaurant, an outdoor restaurant, meeting space and a bar. During construction, sidewalks may be closed, and vehicle traffic may be affected.

WATERFRONT ARTS CENTER

A performance venue and conference facility is in the works for the west side of Port Angeles’ waterfront. The Field Arts and Events Hall will be a 41,000-square-foot glass-wrapped building that will be constructed at the corner of Oak and Front streets on a 1.6-acre parcel purchased with a $1.43 million donation. When it’s done, representatives say the center will join a Lower Elwha Klallam performance-educational longhouse and a new Feiro Marine Life Center facility.

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LOVELY LAKES The Peninsula is known for its beautiful lakes, which offer a variety of recreational opportunities for the entire family. Here we highlight a few gems that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Anderson Lake

About 20 minutes from Port Townsend, Anderson Lake State Park is a day-use park encompassing 476 acres with 8,250 feet of freshwater shoreline on the 70-acre lake. Anderson Lake is one of the few parks in the area to offer equestrian and bike trails. The lake may be closed to all water activity due to recurring toxic algae issues. Check with Jefferson County Public Health on their lake status page for lake conditions and status reports.

Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant Community Beach Park near Beaver offers visitors almost 2 acres and 208 lineal feet of lake that is perfect for year-round fishing, swimming, kayaking and camping. Boat launches, loading and mooring docks and boat trailer parking are available for those wanting to get out on the water. A playground, picnic area and public restrooms make the lake a great spot to stop during the drive to coastal attractions.

Lake Ozette

Located on the northwestern coast of the Peninsula, Lake Ozette is the largest unaltered natural lake in the state. The lake is a place of rich history. Discoveries have unearthed the presence of a culture dating back at least 2,000 years, as well Toxic algae is extremely hazardous, even to dogs! as the well-preserved Ozette village that had been covered by a mudslide. There are three islands on Lake Ozette: Tivoli, Garden Island and Baby Island. Tivoli is a favorite kayaking and canoeing Leland Lake near Quilcene is a popular fishing lake. It is stocked destination for overnight tent campers willing to make the long seasonally. trip down the lake. The sheltered lake also is a popular kayaking and stand-up Beware of unpredictable weather conditions, as the large surface paddleboarding destination. of the lake is known to fetch large waves quickly. A boat ramp, dock, picnic areas and a variety of campsites make Boat launches are available. Leland Lake a popular family camping spot. The area features several trails leading to the Pacific Ocean.

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Lake Crescent

Nestled in the northern foothills of the Olympic Mountains, Lake Crescent lies about 18 miles west of Port Angeles. The pristine azure waters of this deep, glacially carved lake make it an ideal destination for those in search of natural beauty. Picnic areas and boat launches can be found at both ends. A variety of trails, including the popular Marymere Falls trail, encourage visitors to stretch their legs and snap a photo or two. The turnoff from U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic National Park’s Storm King Ranger Station leads to several picnic tables nestled in the trees, restrooms, access to potable water, trails and a boat launch.

Lake Quinault

Lake Quinault is in the glacial-carved Quinault Valley of the Quinault River, at the southwestern edge of Olympic National Park. The lake is within the temperate Quinault Rain Forest. Area activities include fishing (with a permit from the Quinault tribe), scenic drives and lots of hiking. The southern side of the lake is home to the historic Lake Quinault Lodge and the Rain Forest Resort Village. Tent camping, RV sites, vacation rentals and lodge accommodations are available. A few stores offer last-minute needs.

Fishing is allowed on most lakes; check regulations. LAKE CRESCENT

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’FALL TRAILS Melting snow and abundant rainfall make the Olympic Peninsula a waterfall lover’s paradise during the late spring and early summer months. Visitors will want to check out the Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail, olympicpeninsulawaterfalltrail.com, to learn about and explore the region’s falls. We’ve highlighted some of the major waterfalls here:

SOL DUC FALLS

Upper Sol Duc River The stunning and popular Sol Duc Falls can be enjoyed year-round. Marvel at old-growth trees amid a lush rainforest landscape. A railed viewing area allows for an unique above-stream-level view. You may want to bring a towel to dry off, as the falls can spray.

SOL DUC FALLS

STR AWBERRY BAY FALLS

Pacific coast near La Push A 1.3-mile walk on mostly flat trail leads to views of this horsetail waterfall in the distance. Another 0.6 miles at low tide along a sandy beach allows for a closer viewing.

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Quinault Rain Forest The Rain Forest Nature Trail is an easy 0.5-mile loop with interpretive signs and an array of wildlife to see. The hike can be done in about an hour.

ROCKY BROOK FALLS

Hood Canal One of the largest and most-visited falls on the Hood Canal, Rocky Brook is a short walk of a couple hundred yards to this fan-type falls. Strong, year-round flow will have your hair whipping back as you gaze up.

MADISON CREEK FALLS

Elwha Valley This wheel-chair accessible and photogenic waterfall is a short 200 feet from the Elwha River entrance.

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Lake Crescent Hike through old-growth forest and up a steep incline to take in this popular and powerful 90-foot waterfall. There are two viewpoints; the lower platform gives a view directly opposite the base of the falls, while the hillside viewing deck looks down on the falls.


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Out on City Pier, the sea creatures within the tanks at the Feiro Marine Life Center, feiromarinelifecenter.org, seem static until a volunteer points out a small scallop filtering plankton or several starry flounders and great sculpins blanketed in light sand. These and other lessons are what the late Arthur Feiro, a Port Angeles biology teacher with a passion for marine life, wanted his legacy to be in establishing the center, situated on the pier next to Hollywood Beach. The center is an educational and scientific organization promoting marine education and conservation. The exhibits are representative of the marine life inhabiting the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Visitors can get up close to local marine life in the center’s touch, view tanks and check out a bank of aquariums. Learn about plankton at the microscope station. The newest exhibit is a refurbished moon jellyfish habitat. If you spend time on the waterfront near the Landing Mall, you might notice the student-produced fish art on the fence. The late Paul Cronauer launched the public art project, with his goal to include 20,000 fish. Over the years, the art project has branched out into a dedicated education program, involving local students and youth, an interpretive walk and an annual fundraising event. At this time, supporters of Feiro are working toward expanding the marine life center. Through donations and campaign efforts, a milestone is in the future for the nonprofit.

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Olympic Coast Discovery Center & Marine Sanctuary Stop by the Olympic Coast Discovery Center, olympiccoast.noaa.gov, to learn more about the animals and plants that call this area home. Found in The Landing mall, the visitor center helps inform guests about Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary natural and cultural resources, research and educational programs. Entry is free and open to the public. The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary includes 2,408 square nautical miles of marine waters off the rugged Olympic Peninsula coastline. Extending 25 to 50 miles seaward and covering much of the continental shelf and several major submarine canyons, the sanctuary provides protection to a variety of marine mammals and seabirds. The sanctuary includes habitats as varied as they are broad, with sandy beaches, tide pools, rocky reefs, the open ocean surface and deep sea canyons. These habitats provide shelter and other basic needs to sustain diverse and abundant marine wildlife populations. Along its shores are kelp and intertidal communities, teeming with fish and other sea life. In the darkness of the seafloor, communities of deep-sea coral and sponges form habitats for fish and other marine wildlife. The sanctuary has a rich cultural and historical legacy including area tribes’ ties to the ocean environment. In addition, more than 200 shipwrecks are documented within its boundaries.

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Fine Arts Center

The 1,300-square-foot visual arts exhibition at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, pafac.org, is a wonderful place for the art lover to visit. The center’s gallery, originally the private residence of Esther and Charles Webster, was designed in 1951 by Paul Hayden Kirk as both a residence and artist’s studio. The semicircular Webster house is a plate-glass-and-timbered classic of modern Northwest architecture that sits on the crest of Beaver Hill. Kirk’s use of voids and indigenous materials offers a low-impact structure that ushers indoors the abundance of the natural world. With sweeping vistas of the city, Port Angeles Harbor, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and British Columbia’s Vancouver Island,

JESSICA ELLIOTT, PORT ANGELES FINE ARTS CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center presents an atmosphere conducive to observation and reflection.

WEBSTER’S WOODS PARK

Visitors can explore Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park independently by using the park trails to discover artworks hanging in trees, burrowing in the ground or camouflaged by the natural beauty of the foliage. The first sculptures were installed in 2000, and new pieces are added every year. The center’s gallery and Webster’s Woods are both free and open to the public yearround. Donations are gladly accepted. WINTERTIDE: LIGHT • ART • EXPERIENCE From Dec. 14-Jan. 10, enjoy a free winter arts festival with lighted installations, hands-on art experiences and a holiday maker’s market.

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Freshwater Bay, where river water spills into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is a great place for an outing. Freshwater Bay County Park features 21 acres and 1,450 lineal feet of public tidelands. The park is naturally landscaped with Western red cedars and ferns. The protected bay provides a tranquil location to launch kayaks and small boats to explore beautiful coves while enjoying panoramic views of Vancouver Island and Mount Baker. Once on the secluded bay, it is common to come face to face with any number of marine mammals, including harbor seals, California sea lions and river otters. Bald eagles often can be found soaring above the small sea stack called Bachelor Rock, which can be reached at extremely low tides. Clamor over rocks and slippery seaweed to discover carpets of mussel beds. Take the kayaks out, or hop on your boat for some season salmon fishing. Dogs love a good romp on the beach at low tide, too! Freshwater Bay also is part of The Whale Trail, thewhaletrail.org. Gray whales and orcas occasionally pass through the bay, and dolphins and porpoises also have been seen. The bay is great for stand-up paddle boarding thanks to relatively shallow and calm waters. An overflow parking and picnic area is on the bluff above the bay, but it is closed during the winter season. The lower picnic site, concrete launch ramp, outhouse and beach access areas are open throughout the year. Stop, stretch your legs and grab a picnic.

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EPISCOPAL

St. Andrew’s Episcopal 510 East Park Ave. • 457-4862 (1 block east of PA High School) sapa@olypen.com The Rev. Gail Wheatley

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

SUNDAY 9 a.m. Adult Forum & Sunday School 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Nursery available on Sundays MONDAY 8:15 p.m. Compline WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist www.standrewpa.org

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

PENTECOSTAL

Bethany Pentecostal

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

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

Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses on Wednesday & Friday Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

EVERY SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service

St. Joseph Parish

EVERY WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Christian Maturity Studies

121 E. Maple St., Sequim (360) 683.6076 www.clallamcatholic.org Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Monday: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. Thursday - Friday 8:30am Spanish Mass every 2nd Sunday 2 p.m.

Invite your friends & neighbors for clear, biblical preaching, wonderful fellowship, & the invitation to a lasting, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

LUTHERAN St. Matthew Lutheran

Confession: 30 minutes prior to daily Masses on Wednesday & Friday Weekend Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

FRIENDS/QUAKER Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles 360-452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday School ( mid Sept. thru May only) pefchurch@gmail.com Families worshiping and learning together www.sermonaudio.com/pefc www.pefcpa.com

(Missouri Synod) Lincoln at 13th St. • (360) 457-4122 Rev. Dr. Patrick Lovejoy, Pastor

UNITY Unity in the Olympics 2917 E. Myrtle • (360) 457-3981

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Silent Meditation 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Fellowship Time Childcare services available www.unityintheolympics.org uito@olypen.com

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SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Adult Bible Class 9:15 a.m. Children Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 7:00 p.m. Worship Service WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. Free Dinner Call for more information regarding other church activities. www.stmatthewportangeles.org

JEWISH Congregation Olympic B’nai Shalom

Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs High Holy Days & Other Jewish Holiday Services Social and Cultural Events... Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Connections to Seattle & Tacoma Congregations For Information: www.obsh.org, (360) 452-2471 www.facebook.com/COBS.ORG/ or write P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362


North Olympic Church of Christ

834 Front St., (Side Entrance) Port Angeles, WA, 98362 360-797-1536 or 360-417-6980 10:00 AM Worship Lord’s Day R.E. Swan - Preacher Bible Questions Answered

PORT ANGELES

(American) Leading people in an ever changing culture to the hope of Jesus 105 West 6th Street • (360) 457-3313 Tim Hughes, Pastor

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church

SUNDAY 9:30 Traditional Service 11:00 Contemporary Service 11:00 Children’s Church for kids 3-9 Nursery care provided at both services

139 West 8th • (360) 452-4781 Matthew Paul, Pastor

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. childcare provided

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Hillcrest Baptist Church (SBC) 205 Black Diamond Road 457-7409 Dr. William Gullick, Pastor

Call for more info regarding other church activities.

Grace Baptist Church

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

Meeting at Port Angeles Senior Center 328 E. 7th Street (Corner of S. Peabody St.)

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

For information: (360) 504-1950 www.rgopc.org

First Baptist Church

WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer

Redeeming Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church

SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

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SUNDAY 9:45 a.m. Bible Study, all ages 11 a.m. Worship Nursery provided

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Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.

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Looking for a different kind of faith community?

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Between Sequim & Port Angeles 1033 N. Barr Rd., Agnew Between Hwy 101 & Old Olympic Imagine a religion that embraces many different beliefs… including yours. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service and Children’s Program-Enrichment & Play Fellowship Hour following the service ACTIVITIES Choir, Women’s Groups, Men’s Group, Short Story Book Group, Contemplative Service, Second & Fourth Tuesday brunches, Third Sunday Potluck.



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SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Faith Formation (Sept.-May) Nursery available during morning services



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JOYCE MUSEUM

Joyce

For a small town, Joyce has a really big personality. Found just west of Port Angeles on state Highway 112, what Joyce lacks in size is made up for with fun festivals, historical sites and a general store that offers an eclectic array of goods.

GENERAL STORE

Joyce General Store, joycegeneral.com, is what comes to mind when you think of a small-town mom-and-pop shop in the Northwest. The store, built in 1911 by Joe Joyce, from whom the town gets its name, remains very much the same: false front, beaded ceilings and wooden floors. Much of the store’s interior is made of remnants from the opera house and Markhum House, which stood in the township of Port Crescent in the 1800s.

CRESCENT BEACH

Port Crescent was a few miles north of Joyce on what is now Crescent Beach. The privately owned beach, crescentbeachrv.com, offers campsites, RV sites and cabins for those seeking a peaceful oceanfront overnight. Visitors also can purchase a day pass to relax on the beach or play in the water. Try out surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, skimboarding or ocean kayaking.

JOYCE MUSEUM

The Joyce Museum, joycegeneral.com/ museum, housed in a former railroad station, is next door to the general store. Built in 1915, it’s considered to be the last remaining log depot from the Milwaukee Road. Museum displays include railroad memorabilia with photos and artifacts of Port Crescent, Gettysburg, Disque, Twin, Piedmont, Camp Hayden at Tongue Point, Lake Crescent, Sol Duc and, of course, Joyce. It is built of Alaska yellow cedar and was restored by the Joyce Museum Society in 2002. In addition, you’ll find newspaper clippings from past eras. Winter hours are Fridays-Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JOYCE DAZE

In the summer, a popular local event is the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, joycedaze.org. Prolific blackberry brambles can be seen growing along highways and most side roads across the Peninsula. The reward for letting these prickly vines grow is delicious blackberries. This one-day event takes place the first weekend of August and features blackberry pies, pie-making contests, a community pancake breakfast at the Grange Hall, arts and crafts vendors and much more.

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Salt Creek Recreation Area

One of the county’s most popular parks for families, Salt Creek Recreation Area, clallam.net/Parks/SaltCreek.html, offers visitors forests, rocky bluffs, tide pools, a sandy beach and camping options. It features wonderful panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Crescent Bay and Vancouver Island. Park amenities include a picnic shelter with a fireplace; a playground; basketball, volleyball and horseshoe courts; and a softball field, plus several hiking trails. Highlighted as a premier birding site, Salt Creek is on the National Audubon’s Olympic Loop of the Greater Washington State Birding Trail. The area was once the location of Camp Hayden, a World War II harbor defense military base. Two concrete bunkers preserve its military history. The adjacent Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary includes a rocky outcropping that, at low tide, reveals starfish, sea urchins, limpets, sea cucumbers and many other forms of marine life. The scenic Whale Trail, thewhaletrail.org, is a string of 20 locations around Washington where visitors are likely to see whales and other marine mammals from shore. A sign at Salt Creek Recreation Area overlooks Crescent Bay, where gray whales often are seen. Along state Highway 112, also known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway, Whale Trail sites are found at Freshwater Bay County Park, the Sekiu Overlook and Shipwreck Point.

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Drop in at the Joyce General Store and step into a building that has had few changes since the early 1900’s. The false front, beaded ceiling, oiled wood floors and many of the fixtures remain the same. Much of the interior of the store is from the Markham House Hotel which stood in the now vanished town of Port Crescent in the 1800’s. The store carries gas, groceries, tackle, bait, and other items. There JOYCE GENERAL STORE also are unique gifts, souvenirs, and in beautiful downtown Joyce • 360-928-3568 Indian arts and crafts.

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forks & west end

Gigantic trees draped in moss surrounded by enormous ferns, beaches dotted with sea stacks and rolling rivers sprinkled with glacial powder dominate the wild and wonderful West End. With a city filled with logging industry history and Native American culture everywhere, visitors are transported to a place unlike any other. PHOTO: FORKS LOGGERS MEMORIAL


LOGGING TOUR

Nestled in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, between the Olympic Mountains and Pacific Ocean beaches, Forks is known as a timber town and the gateway to wild beaches. Forks also is known for its annual rainfall, and celebrates the moisture that falls freely from the sky each April during RainFest. The phrase “long may it rain” has been an unofficial town slogan throughout the years. Visitors to Forks will find a nice selection of locally owned hotels, bed and breakfasts, cafes and retail stores. RECREATION Forks and the surrounding area provide an impressive array of recreational options. This 2,000-square-mile area is bordered on the north and west by more than 100 miles of saltwater shores, and to the south and east by alpine meadows and rainforest valleys. More than 200 miles of wild rivers cross the region, providing healthy runs of native salmon and steelhead making the West End a wonderful place to plan a fishing trip. Experience world class attractions such as the Rialto Beach, the Hoh Rain Forest, Kalaloch Beach, Lake Ozette and many mountain trails. When starting your exploration of the area, consider stopping by the Forks Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Information Center, forkswa.com, to speak to a helpful volunteer or staff member. Here you will find plenty of enthusiastic suggestions to enjoy your time in Forks and the surrounding area.

Logging & Mill Tour

In May 1991, during the height of the northern spotted owl controversy, the city of Forks was looking for a way to get the real story about logging out to the visitors to the area. In an effort to portray what logging and milling really were about, the Forks Chamber of Commerce created a logging and mill tour. Since its inception, thousands have climbed aboard the “crew bus” driven by volunteer guides — all are retired from the timber industry — and driven over logging roads to an active logging site. During tours, participants are given an overview of the history of logging in the area as well as information about how logging practices have grown and changed in recent years. Attendees also learn about the policies that affect forests and the global impacts of good forest management. Tours, offered from May through September, are closed for the season. When you come back in summer, the three-hour tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted. Tours leave from the Forks Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Wear boots or sneakers, bring a jacket and bring a camera. Kids 8 and older are welcome. For more details, call the visitor center at 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757.

Forks Timber Museum & Loggers Memorial

To understand the history and importance of logging on the West End, stop by the Forks Timber Museum and La Push is the home of the Quileute Tribe Loggers Memorial, forkstimbermuseum.org. and offers beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Look for the log cabin at the south end of You can stroll to First Beach to watch Forks with the loggers out front, next door surfers catch a wave or simply to watch to the Forks Visitors Center. seabirds soar above James Island (the island Built in 1989 by the Forks High School is called A-Ka-Lat in the Quileute language, carpentry class and local volunteers, this which translates to the “top of the rock”). cozy museum offers a self-guided The island at the mouth of the Quillayute interactive look into the local history of River is sacred to tribal members. homesteading, farming, logging and Native Throughout the years, the island has been American cultures. used to spot whales and was a burial spot Children 12 and younger receive free for Quileute chiefs. Public access to the entry with a paid adult admission ($3) and island is not permitted. will be entertained with the Museum Hunt. First Beach is a good spot to watch for Displays include a pioneer “home” with a gray whales as they migrate along wind-up phonograph, ringer washer and the coast. cast-iron stove. Watch tribal fishermen return after a A loggers bunkhouse, chain and hand long day on the water. saws of all kinds are displayed. Models of A short stroll to the Quileute Harbor old-time steam donkeys and tractors, plus Marina will allow you to see them unload historical photographs, are featured. their catches and to view colorful stacks of A small gift shop offers locally made crab pots, nets and coolers. items to help fund the museum.

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EVENTS

Art for everyone

The downtown Rainforest Arts Center (RAC), forkswashington.org/local-resources/rac, • Oct. 31: Truck or Treat, Forks Assembly of has become the home to several events God, 81 Huckleberry Lane, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the year. It is on the former site of the IOOF Hall • Nov. 11: Olympic National Park free that later became the original Rainforest entrance to celebrate Veterans Day. Arts Center, and the Olympic Pharmacy • Nov. 19: Forks History and More, First building that was last occupied by the Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., Dazzled By Twilight store. Both buildings were destroyed in a fire 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29, 2012. • Nov. 22: 5th annual Turkey Trot, run or The replacement $2.64 million, walk the Elk Creek Conservation Trail in 6,300-square-foot structure is owned by Forks, sign up at 8:15 a.m., race starts at the city and was built with insurance funds. 9 a.m. $10 donation toward United Way of The vacant lot next door was purchased Clallam County requested but not required. by the local theater group and donated • Dec. 6: 18th annual Cherish Our Children to the city. Many of the center’s design elements benefit dinner and silent auction, Forks Elks resulted from residents coming together to Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, 5 p.m. build something for the community. • Dec. 7: Breakfast with Santa, Forks Local high school students installed a Northwest-themed mural made from Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., square log ends in the lobby with guidance 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Adults are $5, kids are $3, from NAC Architecture of Seattle, which pictures with Santa are $5. designed the building. • Dec. 7: 18th annual Twinkle Light Parade Working closely with NAC, University of on Forks Avenue, 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Washington architecture students designed • Dec. 7: Moonlight Madness, shop at and built acoustical wall panels as part of their fabrication project. Forks area merchants, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A local mill donated a large curved wood • Dec. 7-8: Soroptimist International of the beam window seat. Olympic Rain Forest Festival of Trees, Forks has embraced the new facility, and Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave., it has already served a variety of uses. various times. This new addition to the heart of Forks, since its opening, has hosted the • Dec. 17: Forks History and More, First Washington State Supreme Court, Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., meetings, movies, weddings, concerts, 11:30 a.m. dances, art shows and more. The great room even played host to For future Forks and West End Twilight author Stephenie Meyer during events, visit forkswa.com. her visit to Forks in September 2015. L e t

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Forks may not be the home of box stores and malls, but the city has everything you need for a well-rounded vacation. Saunter through downtown for souvenirs, coffee, cafe food and history. For your major camping, grocery and even clothing needs, Forks Outfitters, forksoutfitters.com, is the place to go. Thriftway grocery offers everything you need for your trip: food for all types of diets, libations, a deli, toiletries and fresh produce. You also can purchase licenses here. Next door at ACE Hardware, find outdoor gear, lawn and garden supplies, tools, paint and a variety of home goods and souvenirs.

Forever Twilight in Forks going strong

Die-hard Twilight fans, eager to see the setting of author Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling books, travel to the North Olympic Peninsula to retrace the footprints of their favorite characters. Although none of the movies were filmed in the small town of Forks, a town populated by slightly more than 3,500, people from all over the world have come to the West End. They make stops everywhere from Forks High School, where Bella and Edward met, to out in La Push, where Bella visits her werewolf friend, Jacob. The majority of the four books of the Twilight series — and five motion pictures — are set in Forks. FOREVER TWILIGHT Fans will celebrate “Forever Twilight in Forks,” forevertwilightinforks.com, the weekend closest to Bella’s birthday, Sept. 13.

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Fans get the chance to enjoy a variety of events, entertainment and vendors based around the Twilight movies and books. The Forever Twilight in Forks Collection, forkswa.com/ftfcollection, allows visitors to view screen-worn costumes and actual props used by favorite Twilight saga actors. The Chamber of Commerce’s collection features a blend of book, movie and unique Forks-centric pieces, including authentic props and costumes, Twilight saga novels from all over the world and more right in the heart of downtown Forks at the RAC. POTENTIAL PLACES Although Meyer didn’t visit Forks until after she wrote her first book, the Forks Chamber of Commerce has supplied a list of locations that closely match the books: • Fans are welcome to drive by the residence that is considered the home of Bella and her police chief father, Charlie, but since it is a private residence, please do not go on the property. 775 K St. • The Miller Tree Inn fits the bill for the Cullen house. Feel free to take pictures, but do not go inside unless you are a guest. 654 E. Division St. • Forks High School is where the characters attended school and where Bella met Edward. 261 S. Spartan Ave. • Forks Police Department is where Bella’s father worked. 500 E. Division St. • Forks Community Hospital is where Dr. Carlisle Cullen, Edward’s “father,” is employed. 530 Bogachiel Way. • Forks Outfitters is considered the “Newton’s Olympic Outfitters” store owned by the Newton family and where Bella works. 950 S. Forks Ave. • Stop by the Forks Visitor Center to take photos next to a replica of Bella’s truck. DON’T FORGET LA PUSH La Push may be off limits to vampires, but werewolf fans — and yes, vampire fans, too — can visit the Quileute reservation where Bella’s friend Jacob lived. Enjoy the beauty of the reservation while checking out First Beach, where Bella first learned of “the cold ones” from Jacob. The cliffs where the werewolves and Bella are said to have gone cliff diving are visible, but visitors should know that cliff diving is illegal and dangerous. MORE TO SEE IN PORT ANGELES • The former Lincoln Theater is considered the same cinema where some of the characters see films. 132 E. First St. • Just down the street from the theater is Bella Italia where Edward and Bella have their first date. 118 E. First St. The bookstore where Bella goes to shop after her friends look for dresses has two possibilities. It could either be Odyssey Bookshop or Port Book and News.

Hoh Rain Forest

HALL OF MOSSES

Summer visitors will reap the benefits of winter’s rainfall in the Hoh Rain Forest, nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visiting-the-hoh.htm. A total of 140 to 170 inches of precipitation falls each year, resulting in a lush green canopy of deciduous and coniferous species in one of the finest remaining temperate rainforests in the U.S. Mosses and ferns carpet surfaces to create some of the most enchanting scenes on the Olympic Peninsula. The Hoh Valley, less than an hour outside Forks on Upper Hoh Road, provides visitors with picnic areas, camping spots, a visitors center and many recreational opportunities. You will need a National Parks Pass to access the visitors center, Hall of Mosses and beyond.

HOH RAIN FOREST VISITORS CENTER A great place to start is the visitors center. The staff have plenty of information on hiking trails, and exhibits explain what makes the area so special. The center is open daily during the summer. Other seasonal hours vary.

HALL OF MOSSES

This .8-mile trail is an easy and popular — aka crowded — hike for families. Sprinkled with educational signage, the trail meanders through gorgeous greenery. Be on the lookout for elk, banana slugs and all sorts of Northwest wildlife.

SPRUCE NATURE TRAIL

This leisurely 1.2-mile loop trail near the visitors center can be paired with the Hall of Mosses trail for a flat, exploratory legstretcher. This is another one for the kids, too!

Hoh Tribe

The Hoh River Indians, hohtribe-nsn.org or npaihb.org/member-tribes/hoh-tribe/, are considered a band of the Quileute Tribe but are recognized as a separate tribe. The Hoh Reservation includes 443 acres located 28 miles south of Forks and 80 miles north of Aberdeen. The livelihood of the Hoh is primarily fishing, although a few of the residents make traditional decorative baskets, carved canoes for ocean going or river use and other decorative carvings. The Hoh have been increasing their presence locally. In November 2017, the tribe completed the fourth of four building and land purchases dating back to August 2016. Tribal officials have yet to say what they want to do with the sites, but we do know a casino is not an option.

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West End coast

The West End is known for its accessibility to ruggedly beautiful beaches.

SECOND AND THIRD BEACHES

Close to La Push are scenic Second Beach and Third Beach. Both involve some timeconsuming hikes through the forest but are worth the effort as you are rewarded with long stretches of sandy beach and sea stacks that decorate the landscape. Shorter than the hike to Third Beach, the access to Second Beach is a little more interesting thanks to the ups and downs and a set of switchbacked stairs leading down to a coastline, dotted with seastacks

and a hole in the mainland that wind whistles through eerily. When the tide is out, be sure to carefully peek around the edges of rocks and sea stacks for a glimpse at tide pools to see what lives in the Pacific Ocean.

RUBY BEACH

Ruby Beach, about 35 miles south of Forks, is one of easiest-to-reach scenic beaches in the state. It offers craggy sea stacks, softer sand and a small stream that flows through it at the base of the short trail from the parking lot. Ruby Beach was named because of its pinkish-red sand. This color is caused by the concentration of small almandite

crystals — a type of red garnet — which is a different mineral from the precious stone known as ruby. The garnet sand grains were originally individual dodecahedron crystals, but most of them have been abraded to a nearly spherical shape. This mineral is relatively heavy and tends to become concentrated in patches by wave action.

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Farther down the road along the Kalaloch strip of the coastline are several beaches numbered 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1. These stops are easily walked from the car to the shore.

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The wild oceans and salty air create gorgeous landscapes both on shore and in the water for those seeking a different type of hike. Sea stacks rise up like giants to protect and give shelter to the wildlife of the coast. Olympic’s beaches look just like they did when wooden ships searched for the elusive Northwest Passage, so your chances of spotting a piece of history are pretty good! Try exploring the Ozette Triangle (aka the Cape Alava Loop), a two-hikes-in-one ramble; Third Beach near La Push, which offers opportunities to see bald eagles and seals; Beach 4 near Kalaloch, a solid location for exploring tide pools filled with countless giant green anemones, mussels, barnacles, limpets and ochre sea stars; and Ruby Beach, a popular tourist spot with glittering sand and views to die for. During the winter months, winds can be bitter and harsh. Wear plenty of layers, plus a warm hat and scarf. Best to leave some hot cocoa in the car for when you get back! MIND THE TIDES Remember to always check the tides before heading out to a beach hike. Low tide is ideal. At high tide, many oncepassable sections become impassable. Particularly during a returning tide, be careful and keep an eye out for “sneaker waves,” an unanticipated coastal wave much greater in force and height than the waves preceding it (usually every seventh wave). LOG SAFETY Beware of “killer logs,” as the locals call them. The tall conifers that make the area beautiful can be a hazard when washed up by the surf as logs and driftwood. As you clamber over these beached logs, it’s hard to believe you can’t always see them coming, but as a wave crests, it can obscure your view of what is riding behind it. Remember that logs so easily tossed ashore are still loose, so care should be taken when climbing over logs. RESCUES Rescues by the Coast Guard, Olympic National Park rangers or both are occasionally necessary for people who either failed to or didn’t know to consult a tide table and weather report. Headlands extending out to the water’s edge can create alcoves and grottoes that may be readily accessible by thin strips of beach exposed during low tides. When the tide turns, the fast-moving incoming waters can trap visitors who must scramble to reach high ground. For tide charts and more information about hiking the rugged coast, visit nps.gov/ olym/planyourvisit/coastal-routes.htm.


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From Grays Harbor to Neah Bay, more than 800 rocks, reefs and islands dot the rugged coastline. Three national wildlife refuges — Flattery Rocks, Quillayute Needles and Copalis — totaling 430 acres are within the boundaries of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and Olympic National Park, fws.gov. All three were set aside by former President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907 in an effort to protect and enhance habitat for struggling seabird populations. Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge runs from Cape Flattery to the Ozette area. Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge extends from that southern boundary to about Kalaloch. Copalis National Wildlife Refuge stretches from south of Queets to just north of Grays Harbor. KEY TO SEABIRD POPULATION The refuge areas are the primary breeding grounds for the tufted puffin, with its striped head and peculiar beak, and the common murre, which resembles a little penguin. The islands swell with flocks of migrating seabirds in excess of a million during fall and spring migrations. In summer the vast majority of Washington’s breeding seabirds jostle for space on these remote rocks. Black oystercatchers tend pebbly nests at the water’s edge, common murres lay gravity-defying eggs on barren ledges, and tufted puffins burrow their nests deep into the loamy bluffs. The region, where 80 percent of the state’s seabird population nests, supports 12 types of marine birds. In addition, peregrine falcons and bald eagles reside with their cousins. Several types of seals, sea lions and sea otters also stop by the local kelp beds. Sea otters are not easily seen from shore but have been spotted off Cape Flattery. Within these refuges, most of the islands are small enough that they never earned names on a map. Destruction Island and Point Grenville are among some of the better-known locations. VISITOR REGULATIONS All refuges are closed to the public to protect the habitat. The refuges and their inhabitants may be viewed with binoculars or spotting scopes from several spots along the coast, including Cape Alava and Shi Shi, Rialto, Second, Ruby and Kalaloch beaches. Refuge staff warn that boaters should stay at least 200 yards off the islands, both for their own safety and to avoid disturbing birds.

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TIDE POOL TREASURES

ANEMONES

As coastal waters retreat, pools of sea water — tide pools — expose a variety of marine life. Purple, red or yellow starfish, crabs, sea snails, sea urchins, brittle stars, hardshelled limpets, sculpin and anemones are just some of the treasures that can be found in area tide pools. While you can see tide pools during positive tides (up to +1.5), the best low times are zero and minus tides. Tide pools are delicate areas. Visitors need to refrain from tromping about in them.

FORKS LUTHERAN (ELCA) Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 250 N. Blackberry Avenue PO Box 660, Forks, WA 98331 (360) 374-6343 Pastor Pamela Hunter

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Call for schedule changes, additional activities or other information.

SEKIU EPISCOPAL St. Swithin’s Episcopal

Meeting at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 250 N. Blackberry Avenue, Forks (360) 374-7486 SUNDAY MEETING AT LONG TERM CARE CENTER 10:30 a.m. Worship MEETING AT PRINCE OF PEACE 5:00 p.m. Worship followed by Supper For more info call (360) 374-9770 or email at dillionmama@gmail.com

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SUNDAY 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

TIDE POOL ETIQUETTE

• Remember to watch your step: To avoid killing or harming organisms in tide pools, try to walk on sand or bare rocks, and do not attempt to jump from rock to rock. The rocks also may be quite slick from algae and seaweed, so use extreme caution while exploring. • Never try to pull or pry something out of a tide pool or off a rock: While some plants and wildlife in a tide pool can be gently touched, keep in mind that these are living organisms. • Never remove anything from a beach or tide pool: Everything within these pools exist as part of a very delicate ecosystem. Instead, only take photographs. • Don’t leave behind anything that doesn’t belong on the beach: This includes all types of food, garbage and clothing. • Check the tide schedule before heading out to explore, and keep an eye on water levels: Many rocks near pools can become submerged as the tide comes in. When walking around tide pool areas, remember to watch closely for sneaker waves and the returning tide. • Make sure you are wearing appropriate clothes and shoes, as they will get wet and sandy: Sneakers and boots are best; flip-flops are not recommended.

POPULAR TIDE POOL LOCATIONS

For some easily accessible tide pools, try a few of the following: • Ruby Beach and Beach Four in the Kalaloch area. • Shi Shi Beach near Neah Bay. • Freshwater Bay and Salt Creek Recreation Area off Highway 112 outside of Port Angeles. • Second Beach, Third Beach and Hole in the Wall in the La Push/Mora area. Two notes with Hole in the Wall: Do not cross through Hole in the Wall when the tide begins to cover the floor of the arch. Hole in the Wall is constantly battered by waves. Falling rocks can be a significant hazard, so avoid lengthy visits right next to and under the arch. If you hear rock falling, cover your head and move away from the arch. Visit nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/tidepoolactivities.htm for more information.


northwest coast

The Olympic Peninsula’s beautiful coastal area includes Clallam Bay and Sekiu, twin seafront towns about 50 miles west of Port Angeles, plus Neah Bay, home of the Makah Tribe. Visitors to this area enjoy the wild and rugged coast. Stand at the edge of the continent, fish on untamed rivers and learn about an ancient whaling village. PHOTO: TIDEPOOL AT RIALTO BEACH


For a view from the “edge of the earth,” visit the Cape Flattery Trail in Neah Bay, perhaps the best-known attraction of the Northwest Coast. This easily accessible, .75-mile path features a boardwalk, packed gravel and steps winding beneath a tall canopy of marine forest. Four observation decks offer breathtaking views of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Tatoosh Island and the Cape Flattery Lighthouse. The coast is often foggy in the mornings, with sunny afternoons. The lighthouse, built in 1858, is now automated. The trail is a Makah Wilderness Area, so please stay on the trail and supervise children closely during your visit. You will need a Makah Recreation Permit to hike the Cape Flattery Trail.

Beach hikes

Clallam Bay, Sekiu and Neah Bay are great places to view wildlife ranging from bald eagles and an array of sea birds to harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters and gray and humpback whales. As you travel along state Highway 112, you can access a number of beach hikes.

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The stroll along the beach to the petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks to the south is equally inviting. But the boardwalk can be treacherous in spots; it is quite slick when wet. The beach is an ankle-bending jumble of rock and gravel. Reservations are required for overnight camping. Call 360-565-3100.

Neah Bay & the Makah Tribe

Located at the very northwest tip of the continental United States, Neah Bay is flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The home of the Makah Nation is steeped rugged cliffs, sustainably managed lush forests and unbelievably gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The name “Makah,” attributed to the tribe by the neighboring tribes, means “people generous with food” in the Salish language.

MAKAH RECREATION PASS REQUIRED

A Makah Recreation Pass ($10) is required for anyone wanting to enjoy the trails, beaches and other attractions in Neah Bay. With the pass, you receive a map that shows where one can explore on the reservation. You can pick one up at: SHI SHI BEACH • Makah Marina Olympic National Park’s Shi Shi Beach • Makah Cultural and Research Center offers breathtaking views of the Pacific • Washburn’s General Store Ocean and nearby Point of the Arches, tide • Makah Mini Mart pools, spires and more. The trail, a 3.3-mile trek from the Makah • Makah Tribal Center • Hobuck Beach Resort Reservation in Neah Bay to the beach, Display the permit in the window of is the easiest way to reach the shoreline. your vehicle. Much of the trail is a boardwalk that meanders through lush forests, but other MAKAH MUSEUM sections of the trail can be very muddy, Stop by the Makah Cultural and especially after a heavy rain. Research Center, makahmuseum.com, for a glimpse into what life was like for the tribe POINT OF ARCHES hundreds of years ago. Continue the last stretch of the Shi Shi In 1970, tidal erosion uncovered an hike to the Point of Arches, a mile-long ancient whaling village at Ozette, parts of parade of rocky sea stacks. which had been covered by a mudslide Wander the tide pools and observe the hundreds of years ago. daily goings on of the resident coastal The artifacts now make up some of the critters. Drop your pack and spend your exhibits at the museum. time relishing being in one of the most The museum’s Ozette collection is the scenic locations in the Northwest. largest archaeological accumulation of any Want to camp? You’ll need a Makah U.S. tribe. On display are about 1 percent of Recreation Pass and an Olympic National the 55,000 artifacts recovered from Ozette, Park wilderness permit. all 300 to 500 years old. OZETTE LOOP Other items on display include artifacts The Ozette Loop is another celebrated from an archaeological dig at the hike along the Northwest Coast. The Hoko River. 3.3-mile hike to the campground at Cape The dig revealed a fishing camp that is Alava has its ups and downs. It’s a short nearly 3,000 years old and a rock shelter jaunt on a boardwalk to the Pacific Ocean. that is about 1,000 years old.

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The museum features illustrated displays with information on Makah history and a 26-foot-long skeleton of a 31-ton gray whale suspended over cedar canoes. Museum staff and other Makah tribal members offer a variety of traditional classes, including carving and weaving, and guided tours throughout the year. The museum gift shop features a variety of souvenirs, including handmade carvings, basketry, drums, clothing and jewelry made by Makah artists. It also can provide a wealth of information about places to visit and things to see in Neah Bay. Funding for the center comes from different sources, including federal grants, private foundations and corporations, museum ticket sales and more. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

MAKAH DAYS

Each August, the tribe invites the public to celebrate Makah Days, facebook.com/ makah.days, an annual event featuring traditional dancing, singing and drumming, canoe races, salmon bakes, fireworks and more.

HALIBUT HOOK-UP

Book a charter during May openers to catch your limit of the tasty flat fish and snag halibut-inspired art to recall the time spent in Neah Bay. Just be sure to check fishing regulations before making plans.

NATURAL ATTR ACTIONS

Enjoy the beaches, rainforest or ocean by surfing, hiking or fishing. Visitors can stay in a variety of accommodations on the Makah Reservation, makah.com.

FISHING A popular activity in Neah Bay is fishing in the Pacific Ocean or in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Makah Marina is a good place to start your trip. A number of guides operate charters out of the marina, or you can bring or rent your own boat. Fish for halibut, lingcod, rockfish, greenling, sea bass and salmon. Maybe you are looking to steam up a Dungeness crab? The bottom feeders tend to hang out in the rocky reefs anywhere from 50 to 90 feet deep. To enjoy Neah Bay fishing, you will need a saltwater license. Marine tours of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary also are available through some sport fishing companies. Visit neahbaywa.com for more information about fishing in Neah Bay.

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Clallam Bay & Sekiu

RECREATION

When the tide is out, it feels as though you could walk for days on the mudflats before reaching water. This also is the location of an Audubondesignated Important Bird Area due to the unique estuary bay shoreline habitat and wide variety of shorebirds.

Vacation homes, beach cabins, bed and breakfasts and resorts offer guests comfortable places to stay, while local Nestled along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, restaurants serve up fresh-off-the-boat fish Clallam Bay and Sekiu, clallambay.com, and other seafood. Camping also is an occupy a unique place in a spectacular region. option for those who wish to rough it. Located on the rim of an eye-popping The shoreline between the two towns is a bay, these historic fishing villages have long good place to comb the beaches, hunt for been a haven for those who crave a real Northwest experience any time of the year. agate and explore tide pools. Bring the family for hiking, birding, FISHING diving, kayaking and wildlife watching. You Both towns are well known for outstand- might even catch gray whales passing by! ing sport fishing. PILLAR POINT PARK For generations, anglers have launched Ten miles east of Clallam Bay along their boats into the protected bay in search scenic Highway 112, you will find the of record-breaking fish. You can find 4.3-acre Pillar Point County Park. charters for fishing — halibut, salmon, The park offers saltwater-beach access lingcod and rockfish are good catches. and a concrete launch ramp for small boats, Make sure you have proper fishing and is a great place to start a kayak trip. licenses and permits.

CLALLAM BAY SPIT

Stop by this 33-acre day-use county park in the center of Clallam Bay, where the water of the Clallam River empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The park includes public access to Clallam Spit, a mile of a sand/gravel saltwater beach and access to the Clallam River. Watch for bald eagles and osprey feeding on the beach. Keep an eye out for oystercatchers, cormorants and other birds on offshore rocks. A picnic area and restrooms are available. 952349592

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beyond the peninsula

Visiting the Peninsula opens gateways to many more beautiful Pacific Northwestern areas. Travel north via ferry to Canada and visit Victoria and all its history. Hit the road south and find more beaches to explore, unique coastal towns, festivals and delicious food along the way. PHOTO: VICTORIA HARBOR


CANADIAN GOOSE AT VICTORIA HARBOR

Victoria, B.C.

After enjoying your visit to the North Olympic Peninsula, it is A city full of classic British charm with a metropolitan population of more easy to extend your travels to than 300,000 is just a ferry ride away from southern Washington and Oregon Port Angeles. While the voyage might not exactly rank or even to Vancouver Island, B.C.

as an overseas journey — even though the water can be rough! — travelers definitely are in another land when they set foot Dreaming of going to British Columbia? in Victoria. The privately owned Black Ball Ferry Line WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE operates the MV Coho, which takes The magnificent Fairmont Empress Hotel passengers and vehicles between Port dominates the waterfront as passengers Angeles and Victoria daily. arrive at Inner Harbour. Crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca takes Harbor tours are available. about 90 minutes. Parliament Buildings, the Royal British Voyages leave from the Port Angeles ferry Columbia Museum, downtown shops, landing on Railroad Avenue and return from restaurants and Chinatown are all located the Victoria ferry landing on Belleville Street. within walking distance of the ferry landing. For schedule and fare details, contact Public transportation easily can be found Black Ball Ferry Line at 360-457-4491 or to reach other popular sites. visit cohoferry.com. First-time visitors might want to start at the Greater Victoria Visitor Information WHAT YOU WILL NEED Centre, on the waterfront across from the FOR CROSSING imposing Empress Hotel. The center provides All U.S. citizens and permanent residents visitor maps, a variety of brochures, lodging who cross the international border must carry a valid passport or an accepted traveler information and expert advice on what there is to see and do in the area. program card to return to the United States The Royal British Columbia Museum, via sea, including passengers aboard the near the Parliament Buildings, has special ferry to the Port Angeles port of entry. exhibits and a First Nations area. Those with a criminal record — includENTERTAINMENT ing a DUI — can be denied entry into The National Geographic Theater at the Canada. There is a process for applying museum presents an IMAX experience for a waiver. with a six-story-tall screen showing several FOR U.S. & CANADIAN CITIZENS • Passport, passport cards or trusted travel movies that provide worldwide adventures. Plenty of shops can be found along program cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST). Government Street; however, the real • An enhanced driver’s license/ID card. ‘‘main street” is Douglas Street, and • U.S. military identification with military everything from major department stores travel orders, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant to out-of-the-way specialty shops can be Marine ID document when traveling on found on the side streets. official maritime business or enhanced Food fanciers should note that some of tribal cards. the finest bakeries in the world are found GREEN CARDS on Fort Street between Douglas and A permanent resident of the U.S. will be Blanshard, and authentic British and Irish required to show his or her immigration pubs are a great way to take a break from “green card” at the ports of entry. shopping and walking. Old-fashioned London double-decker 15 AND YOUNGER buses leave on tours from in front of the All U.S. and Canadian citizens 15 and Empress Hotel for specific attractions. younger only need proof of their citizenship with an original or photocopy of a BUG ZOO birth certificate or citizenship card. People of all ages will enjoy a trip to the SCHOOL GROUPS Victoria Bug Zoo, victoriabugzoo.ca. Groups of U.S. and Canadian citizen This miniature zoo offers visitors an children 18 and younger, when traveling opportunity to view and experience with a social organization, school or religious multi-legged creatures from around the group or team will be able to enter under world in a family-friendly atmosphere. adult supervision with copies of their birth Get up close and personal with live certificates or other proof of citizenship. tropical bugs, including giant walking For more information, visit U.S. Customs sticks, alien-eyed praying mantis, tarantuand Border Protection, cbp.gov, or Canadian las, glow-in-the-dark scorpions and more, plus see Canada’s largest ant colony. Border Services, cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.

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CASTLE ON THE HILL

TRAVELER INFORMATION

Craigdarroch Castle, thecastle.ca, is a national historic site that is a stunning example of Victorian architecture. The castle includes stained-glass windows, woodwork and period antiques. This legendary Victorian mansion, built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking VISITOR CENTERS & CHAMBERS OF the city, announced to the world that coal COMMERCE baron Robert Dunsmuir was the richest and BRINNON VISITORS CENTER most important man in Western Canada.

EXQUISITE GARDENS

A “must-see oasis,” the Butchart Gardens touts 55 acres of gardens, 900 bedding plant varieties, 26 greenhouses and 50 full-time gardeners to tend to every area of the space. With a former quarry as a canvas, Jennie Butchart envisioned transforming this space into a beautiful garden haven, which is still run by family to this day. Make sure to plan for at least two hours to get the most out of your visit. The website has a few itineraries for reference.

Extended travel

After sampling all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer, head south on U.S. Highway 101 to explore an array of charming Washington and Oregon towns.

WASHINGTON COAST

Want to try some nighttime razor clamming? Head into Moclips, a quiet, small town where you can unplug. If you’re looking to thrill the kids, make sure to stop by Ocean Shores. The beach is amazing for kite-flying thanks to the stable winds. Westport has a startling variety of waterfront scenery to explore, and the small town is known for its amazing surfing opportunities. Mile after mile of sandy shoreline awaits in Long Beach, with fishing available in the surrounding ocean waters. Those interested in other types of sightseeing can enjoy miles of hiking trails and stunning lighthouses and vistas at Cape Disappointment.

CRANBERRY SEASON

During the fall season, visitors will find colorful cranberry-growing operations in the Long Beach area. The harvest takes place once berries ripen in October. Visitors can learn about West Coast cranberry growing at the Cranberry Museum and Gift Shop, cranberrymuseum.com.

HEADING INTO OREGON

As you continue following coastal roadways into Oregon, cross the Columbia River and find numerous operational lighthouses, sand dunes, beaches you can drive on, historic forts and plenty of opportunities to catch wildlife in action.

306144 Highway 101, Brinnon, 360-796-4350, emeraldtowns.com CLALLAM BAY/SEKIU CHAMBER 16795 state Highway 112, Clallam Bay, 360-963-2339 or 877-963-2339, clallambay.com FORKS CHAMBER 1411 S. Forks Ave., Forks, 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757, forkswa.com HOH RAIN FOREST VISITOR CENTER Upper Hoh Road, about 31 miles south of Forks and east of Highway 101, 360-374-6925 HURRICANE RIDGE VISITOR CENTER 17 miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Road, 360-565-3131, nps.gov/olym NEAH BAY CHAMBER 1081 Bay View Ave., neahbaywa.com OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, 360-565-3130, nps.gov/olym OLYMPIC PENINSULA GATEWAY VISITORS CENTER 93 Beaver Valley Road, Port Ludlow, 360-437-0120, enjoyolympicpeninsula.org OLYMPIC PENINSULA VISITOR BUREAU 618 S. Peabody St., Suite F, Port Angeles, 360-452-8552 or 800-942-4042, olympicpeninsula.org PORT ANGELES VISITOR CENTER & REGIONAL CHAMBER 121 E. Railroad Ave., 360-452-2363, portangeles.org, visitportangeles.com JEFFERSON COUNTY CHAMBER 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, 360-385-7869, jeffcountychamber.org NORTH HOOD CANAL VISITORS CENTER 295142 Highway 101, Quilcene, 360-765-4999, emeraldtowns.com SEQUIM-DUNGENESS VALLEY CHAMBER 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim, 360-683-6197 or 800-737-8462, sequimchamber.com; visitsunnysequim.com HOSPITALS FORKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 530 Bogachiel Way, 360-374-6271, forkshospital.org JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE 834 Sheridan Ave., Port Townsend, 360-385-2200, jeffersonhealthcare.org OLYMPIC MEDICAL CENTER 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles, 360-417-7000, olympicmedical.org

WALK-IN CLINICS BOGACHIEL MEDICAL CLINIC 390 Founders Way, Forks, MondaysFridays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 360-374-6998, forkshospital.org CLALLAM BAY MEDICAL CLINIC 74 Bogachiel St., Mondays-Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 360-963-2202, forkshospital.org CLINICARE 621 E. Front St., Port Angeles, MondaysFridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 360-452-5000, portangelesclinicare.com JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE EXPRESS CLINIC 834 Sheridan St., Suite B, Port Townsend, Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 360-385-2204. jeffersonhealthcare.org PORT ANGELES WALK-IN CLINIC Olympic Medical Center, Medical Office Building, 907 Georgiana St., Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 360-565-0550, olympicmedical.org DUNGENESS VALLEY HEALTH & WELLNESS CLINIC (SEQUIM FREE CLINIC) 777 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 109, Mondays and Thursdays, drop-in starts at 4:45 p.m., 360-582-0218, sequimfreeclinic.org SEQUIM WALK-IN CLINIC 840 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 1400, MondaysFridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 360-582-2930, olympicmedical.org FERRIES BLACK BALL FERRY LINE 101 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles, 360-457-4491 or 888-993-3779, 430 Belleville St., Victoria, B.C., 205-386-2202 or 800-264-6475, cohoferry.com WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES 800-843-3779, wsdot.wa.gov/ferries TRANSIT SERVICES CLALLAM COUNTY TRANSIT 360-452-4511 or 800-858-3747, clallamtransit.com JEFFERSON COUNTY TRANSIT 360-385-4777 or 800-371-0497, jeffersontransit.com DUNGENESS LINE 360-417-0700, dungeness-line.com ROCKET TRANSPORTATION 360-683-8087, gorocketman.com TAXI SERVICES NORTHWEST CABS 360-406-0210, northwestcabs.com PENINSULA TAXI 360-385-1872 SUN TAXI 360-681-4090

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