Need a destination swimming hole? While we may enjoy basking in the sun and exploring, sometimes we just need a break. After all, we are from the Pacific Northwest. On these days, when the heat is just too much, you don’t need to remain cooped up indoors. Instead, head to these great local destinations to stay cool.
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!
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.
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!
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.