As the weather chills, the local streams and rivers are festooned with the lovely shades of orange and red of the turning leaves. This season also marks the last weeks in the life cycle of many salmon species as they travel up these rivers and streams to spawn and die.
The deep, extensive forests of the Olympic Peninsula hide secrets. For some its the discovery of a new plant that can cure an illness; others seek the solitude of moss laden ancient trees; and, for a select few, the search continues for a hidden creature that makes himself popular on bumper stickers and dangly air fresheners throughout the Northwest – here’s some details behind this northwest favorite character.
You probably don't need any urging – just enjoying one of the many parks and beaches or watching the wildlife in the water is enough for most visiting Hood Canal. But just in case you need a few ideas here's a “couple” to inspire you – Thanks to all your great ideas we’ve updated our list from 50 to 75!
Want the local scoop on what to do? Head to the local farmers market. They are a great source of local information and farmers and crafters are always ready to talk and share with folks about the best of their community. Farmers markets are Skokomish Farms’ Andrea Miller, favorite place to stop whenever she travel to a new place.
Ahh... road trips –there’s nothing that holds more appeal than the classic road trip – discovering new places, trying new things. Getting away from it all is as easy as heading to the South Sound via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge or by catching the Bremerton ferry for the 22 minute drive to Belfair, WA at the head of Hood Canal.