Celebrate Oyster Week on Hood Canal | October 1 – 7

Celebrate Oyster Week on Hood Canal | October 1 – 7

It's ok to be "shellfish" when your on Hood Canal. How about waking up to spectacular canal views for days filled autumn walks and beach treasure hunts? With OysterFest just around the corner (October 6-7) and Governor Inslee proclaiming next week Oyster Week – it’s a great time to hit the Hood – and we’ve prepared a jam-packed customizable itinerary for you culminating at the WA State Seafood Festival!

Squatch Watch

Squatch Watch

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.

Hood Canal "Glamping"

Hood Canal "Glamping"

If your idea of a camping excursion is freeze dried food and dry shampoo – and luxury to you is a bed of moss under your sleep sack or a solar-powered lamp – "glamping" may not hold much interest for you.  Glamping or  "glamor-camping" as the name suggest, goes WAY beyond the coleman stove and solar shower upgrade.  If you crave a star-studded forest canopy while enjoying gourmet camp cuisine and all the comforts of home – bed, pillows, duvet, light switches– glamping may be a great compromise to get outdoors!

Fjordin Crossin & Paddle the Canal Race | June 23

Fjordin Crossin & Paddle the Canal Race | June 23

The Hardware Distillery is sending another barrel of aquavit across the fjord to commemorate a centuries old Nordic tradition of aging aquavit with the rocking of a sea journey. Join the Distillery and Hood Canal Events to celebrate the crossing with a regatta and paddle race; live music, food, kids' activities and an "Aquavit Garden" (also serving beer).

A Hood Canal Road Trip

A Hood Canal Road Trip

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.