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EXPLORE waterfront parks, whale trails, and tide pools teeming with sea life. Surfing, SUP-ing, kayaking and fishing are only just the beginning.

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Hike to DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL on Lake Crescent along the Spruce Railroad Trail, a historic railroad trail.

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Trek through a canopy of conifers and wrap your arms around a 90 foot tall waterfall at MARYMERE FALLS.

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You can opt to stay on the 70+ miles of paved trail, or take the “adventure route” up the hill from downtown Port Angeles for an offroad ride to the Elwha River and Lake THINGS Crescent on 26-miles of sinewy NATIONAL PARK single and double-track trails. A somewhat secret, Port Angeles’ VISITPORTANGELES.COM massive trail system and mild climate is made for mountain biking. Don’t miss the annual NW Cup downhill MTB race, or the Ride the Hurricane road cycling event for a stunning car-free ride through the Olympic National Park.

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THINGS WANDERING Your foodie sideWINTER is eager to get a taste of Port Angeles by sampling fresh seafood. Pick up some in-season healthy snacks from local farms VISITPORTANGELES.COM to fuel your day from the year-round farmers market every Saturday, then sip heritage wine in a 125 year-old barn followed by gourmet burgers and beer for a casual dinner out.

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• Juan de Fuca Arts Festival - Memorial Day Weekend THINGS & ROLL WALK • North Olympic Discovery Marathon - June • Sequim Lavender Festival - July VISITPORTANGELES.COM • Ride the Hurricane Road Biking Event - August • Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival - September • Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival - October • Harvest Wine & Cider Tour - November

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HOTEL S • M OTEL S • I N N S • HO STEL S Aircrest Motel • 1006 E Front, Port Angeles • (360) 452-9255 • aircrest.com All View Motel • 214 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles • (360) 457-7779 • allviewmotel.com Angeles Motel • 812 E 1st St, Port Angeles • (360) 797-1779 Days Inn • 1510 E Front St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-4015 • daysinn.com Fairmount Motel • 1137 Hwy 101 W, Port Angeles • (360) 452-1627 Flagstone Motel • 415 E First St, Port Angeles • (360) 457-9494 • flagstonemotel.com Holiday Lodge • 414 E 1st St, Port Angeles • (360) 457-9201 • holidaylodgewa.com Olympic Lodge • 140 Del Guzzi Dr, Port Angeles • (360) 452-2993 • olympiclodge.com Port Angeles Inn • 111 E 2nd St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-9285 • portangelesinn.com Quality Inn Uptown • 101 E 2nd St, Port Angeles • (360) 457-9434 • choicehotels.com Red Lion Hotel - Port Angeles • 221 N Lincoln, Port Angeles • (360) 452-9215 • redlion.com Riviera Inn • 535 E Front St, Port Angeles • (360) 417-3955 Royal Victorian Motel • 521 E First St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-8400 • royalvictorian.net Super 8 Motel • 2104 E First St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-8401 • super8.com The Downtown Hotel • 101 1/2 E Front St, Port Angeles • (360) 565-1125 • portangelesdowntownhotel.com ToadLily House International Hostel • 105 E 5th St, Port Angeles • (360) 797-3797 • toadlilyhouse.com Travelers Motel • 1133 E Front St, Port Angeles • (360) 452-2303 • travelersmotel.net Uptown Inn • 112 E 2nd St, Port Angeles • (360) 457-9435 • uptowninnpa.com BED & BR EA K FASTS Angeles Inn B&B • 1203 E 7th St, Port Angeles • (360) 417-0260 • angelesinn.com Five SeaSuns Bed & Breakfast • 1006 S Lincoln, Port Angeles • (360) 452-8248 • seasuns.com Michael’s Inn • 604 W 8th St, Port Angeles • (360) 461-5197 • ptangeles.com/michaelsinn

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1 Port Angeles Visitor Center 2 Ferry Terminal 3 City Pier 4 Feiro Marine Life Center 5 Post Office 6 Clallam County Courthouse 7 Vern Burton Community Center/City Hall 8 North Olympic Library 9 Port Angeles Fine Arts Center 10 Community Players Theater 11 Peninsula College 12 National Park Visitor Center 13 National Park Administration 14 Clallam County Fairgrounds 15 Port Angeles Boat Haven (Marina) 16 Waterfront Park 17 Senior Center

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