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Kitsap Peninsula Kitsap Peninsula Kitsap Peninsula
Puget SoundThe Kitsap Peninsula is for those who are drawn to the sea. Located in the heart of Puget Sound, the Peninsula is surrounded by over 300 miles of shoreline and is situated between the dramatic mountain Olympic and Cascade mountains ranges of Washington.
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Grays Harbor Grays Harbor Grays Harbor
WesternSpend time for part of the day relaxing near the inspiring Pacific Ocean, then, if the mood strikes you, you could find yourself in a lush rain forest one hour later. Although water is a big part of Grays Harbor, there are still beautiful land-based places to visit and enjoy.
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Olympic Peninsula Olympic Peninsula Olympic Peninsula
Northwestern WashingtonIf over 60 miles of pristine wilderness coastline sounds appealing to you, the Olympic Peninsula is the place to be. Several untouched beaches provide scenery which makes a perfect setting for a romantic stroll or a reflective solitary walk along the shore.
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Olympic National Park, Washington Travel Guide

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From ice-encrusted crags to crisp glacial lakes to over 70 miles of salty ocean beaches and the deep quiet damp of the temperate rain forest, Olympic National Park is a small paradise on earth. In summer, deer and bear meander across slopes strewn with wildflowers, while visitors mosey along narrow trails that penetrate this beautiful wilderness. Alpine lakes, remote camp sites and some of the best that the Northwest has to offer in terms of natural setting can be found here. Within three hours from the Seattle area you can find short, sedate and scenic hikes or, with the proper pack, begin long, solitary, strenuous treks through almost one million acres of wilderness.

Take a day-hike on one of the many trails that range in length from half a mile to many miles, or backpack across the park via interconnected trails. Pitch your tent at one of the spots designated for campers along the way. Keep your food sealed away in the back country to avoid midnight visitors of the furry bear-like or raccoon kind. Or, pull your RV into a secluded spot, or check in to a homey lodge.

The interior of the park, about 95% of the whole park, is a designated Wilderness Area. There are roads that skirt the edges of the park and several penetrate a few miles into the interior like spokes on a wheel. Hurricane Ridge, 17 miles south of Port Angeles, will give you the best view of the interior mountains. On a clear day Mount Olympus and the entire mountain range are visible to the south and Vancouver Island, Canada, and the San Juan Islands are laid out to the north.

In winter, Hurricane Ridge opens for snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding. Strap on a pair of snowshoes and the snow is no problem for some backcountry exploration. It’s called Hurricane Ridge for a reason, so if the road is closed during the winter for safety reasons, have a low-country backup plan. Hiking one of the Olympic National Park beaches, is a good alternative to snow play. Ruby Beach, Rialto Beach and Second Beach are favorites any time of the year.

Olympic National Park is about 100 miles west of Seattle as the crow flies and the ferry rides.


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Kitsap Peninsula Kitsap Peninsula Kitsap Peninsula
Puget SoundThe Kitsap Peninsula is for those who are drawn to the sea. Located in the heart of Puget Sound, the Peninsula is surrounded by over 300 miles of shoreline and is situated between the dramatic mountain Olympic and Cascade mountains ranges of Washington.
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Grays Harbor Grays Harbor Grays Harbor
WesternSpend time for part of the day relaxing near the inspiring Pacific Ocean, then, if the mood strikes you, you could find yourself in a lush rain forest one hour later. Although water is a big part of Grays Harbor, there are still beautiful land-based places to visit and enjoy.
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Olympic Peninsula Olympic Peninsula Olympic Peninsula
Northwestern WashingtonIf over 60 miles of pristine wilderness coastline sounds appealing to you, the Olympic Peninsula is the place to be. Several untouched beaches provide scenery which makes a perfect setting for a romantic stroll or a reflective solitary walk along the shore.
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