Here’s something different – load up the kids, kayaks and crab pots and head to the Canal. It’s time to get up close and personal with nature and catch dinner from the stability of – a kayak. The guides at Kayak Brinnon are seeing a trend to families and individuals
trying out this new exciting method of catching your own dinner!
Just below the surface of the waters of the Hood Canal, a whole new world exists waiting to be explored. It is carpeted with sponges and seaweed, populated by wolf eels and octopus and visited by the occasional seal and even (rarely) a six-gilled shark. Although the cold water of the Pacific is daunting, the variety of marine life it holds is well worth the chilly SCUBA dive.
Yes, it's a shameless play on words –While the athletes compete in the XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang – we can celebrate with our own neighborhood Olympics. Now is the time to search for the "Traveler," and marvel at how Mount Washington looks just like the coin profile!
The Hood Canal fjord formed during the Late Pleistocene era approximately 13,000 years ago when the Cordilleran Ice Sheet retreated. The ice sheet excavated the channels of Puget Sound, Lake Washington, Hood Canal, and other long, straight valleys in the Puget Sound area.
Forty year veteran sailor and Pleiades skipper, Captain Jon Prins summed up his feelings on sailing in Hood Canal, “When I take the boat out in the evening, rounding the Great Bend, and open up to that vista that greets us – that is the most beautiful spot in Puget Sound as far as I’m concerned.”
They’re the succulent creatures that speckle Hood Canal’s shoreline, and chances are you either love them or hate them. Regardless, oysters are a staple of Hood Canal's seafood bounty, and you'll never guess what these small crustaceans can do.
A mountain biker is a rugged and intrepid creature. No throwing in the towel for this one, especially if she also happens to be a weekend warrior. A little rain is a welcome challenge, and in many occasions it translates to mystical, magical, tacky brown pow.
A weekend warrior is a 21st century beast whose population seems to be exponentially growing. As the “rolley chair blues” epidemic proliferates across the Pacific Northwest, so does the drive to combat it with an epic 48-hour adventure.
Ever wonder what an Independence Day weekend on the wild side of Washington looks like? Think watermelon dripping down your arm, bare feet in the soft green grass, and a breathtaking fireworks display reflected in Hood Canal.
It’s summertime in the Olympic Peninsula! Sweet smelling lavender peppers the hillsides, Olympic Mountain Ice Cream drips down our wrists, and we toss what’s left of the unexpired sunscreen into our bags as we head out to tromp through the third of our monthly itineraries.
Cascading waterfalls tucked into hidden nooks are simply and quintessentially Hood Canal. Sure, we love summer, but winter is truly a marvel in our corner of the world. We daresay we prefer it when it comes to admiring the majestic cascades tumbling from the woods.
From locally-sourced treats for lunch to post-ride beers and an all around awesome vibe from front to end, Hood Canal Events is tops in event planning. Go ahead—steal our itinerary and give them a call!