The 23,000-acre working forest that is Tahuya State forest draws over 200,000 visitors a year to its verdant hillsides replete with winding trails. It's one of the best places in Hood Canal for motorsports and mountain biking alike while serving up breathtaking views of the water and the Olympics alike.

Staying overnight in Tahuya is typically a fjord-side affair and almost always includes shellfishing within mere minutes and a friendly, local vibe.