Looking for a special way to celebrate the Hood this long weekend? There is a new series of events in Hoodsport that are getting a lot of attention – one that includes great food and drink and a surprisingly good time singing along!
It's ok to be "shellfish" when your on Hood Canal. How about waking up to spectacular water and mountain views for days filled with unique activities? Chef prepared Farm to Table dinner at Union; Canal beach walks and oyster gathering; a spectacular intertidal party at Lilliwaup – it’s a great time to hit the Hood – and we’ve prepared a jam-packed customizable Shellfish Week itinerary for you!
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.
Although the Pacific Northwest is known for its temperate rainforests accompanied by an abundant amount of green, with April warmth, we can start to look forward to the colorful relief offered by the return of the native flowers around the Canal and South Puget Sound area.
In addition to being one of the most beautiful natural gems of the Pacific Northwest, the Olympic Peninsula can easily become the picturesque destination wedding in your backyard, and Hood Canal Events can make it happen for you.
Every year the public is welcomed to Hama Hama's beach to learn about oysters, oyster farming, and life in the Hood Canal, aquatic and other. They call this beach celebration the Hama Hama Oyster Rama. The Rama features beach tours, u-pick oysters and clams, an oyster-sports competition, kid's activities, live music, and various delicious food and drink options.
The traditions of clam and oyster digging run deeply through the historical veins of the Olympic Peninsula. As one of the most bountiful places in the country when it comes to sea-fare, warmer temperatures in Hood Canal set us to unearthing our boots, shovels, and spades from the back of the garage.
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!
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.
Tromping through the park and the surrounding areas is admittedly our favorite thing to do, but sometimes asking for directions can be tricky. Especially when we slip up and ask for a “geo-duck” (geoduck). Reduce your noob status and read on to ensure that when you have to flag a local down, you don’t get a suppressed giggle along with directions.
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!
An off-the-grid woodsy adventure—with the proper gear and safety precautions—makes for a truly memorable experience. Here are our recommendations for five must-have accessories to make your ONP adventure one for the books.
Even someone as determined as John Muir couldn’t have poked around every nook in the 876,447 acres of this boundless wilderness haven. Here are our 5 reasons why you can’t afford to miss it—especially if you’re a Seattleite.
Though there are many factors that come together to make a good photographer—gear, dedication, understanding of theory, etc.—the one elusive quality that boosts George Stenberg’s craft into the upper echelon is timing.
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 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.