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Fishing and ShellfishingWith the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north and Hood Canal on the east, the fishing possibilities are endless. Some of the best river fishing in the world can be found on the Elwha, Bogachiel, Hoh and Sol Duc... Sailing and BoatingThe Strait of Juan de Fuca is a challenging and exhilarating sailing experience. There is a strong heritage of Wooden Ship Building here, with a major festival and school. Bustling Port Angeles Harbor offers protection for large and small craft... Wildlife ViewingThe Olympic Peninsula is one of the best places on the globe to view diverse wildlife at close proximity. Black-tailed deer inhabit the hills and lowlands and are frequently seen through the region. Likewise, eagles and raptors such as falcons... Olympic Peninsula Tribal CulturesIndian tribes have lived on the Olympic Peninsula for thousands of years. Their rich, complex cultures reflect their traditions of hunting, fishing, sea-faring and tribal crafts. The five tribes of the North Olympic Peninsula include the... Miles of Saltwater ShorelinesClallam and Jefferson Counties combined have over 400 miles of saltwater coastline. The inland waters of the 61-mile glacial fjord of the Hood Canal, the glacier-carved Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Dungeness Spit and the wild, rugged Pacific Coast...
Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway - Hwy 112One of the nation's newest National Scenic Byways, it follows the shoreline of a glacial fjord that connects Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean, separating the Olympic Peninsula from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This dramatic stretch of... Olympic National ParkThe majesty of the Olympic Mountains, the fairy-tale quality of the rain forests and the pristine wilderness coastline are great reasons to visit Olympic National Park. This World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve encompasses nearly one million... Olympic National ForestOlympic National Forest covers over 633,000 acres and is made up of two ranger districts: the Hood Canal and the Pacific. It offers a wide range of recreation, including hiking, camping, backpacking, picnicking, boating and other outdoor... The Experiential PeninsulaWhat better way to explore the Olympic Peninsula than with a local expert? Immerse yourself with the fun facts, the history, the geology and an insiders' take on what makes the Peninsula unique and special. Port Angeles Farmers MarketSaturdays, 10AM - 2PM at Gateway Transit Center year round Wednesdays, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Mid-June through September Gateway Transit Center tel: 360-460-0361 Forks Open Aire Market Open every Saturday 10AM-3PM, mid-May through mid-October. The market is next to the Forks Visitor Center and the Timber Museum. Twilighters Welcome! On the 1st Saturdays of June - Sept. and the last market in Oct. (Forks Hickory... Point Wilson Lighthouse Point Wilson marks the west entrance into the Puget Sound. It is the turning point from the Strait of Juan de Fuca into Admiralty Inlet. The current station was built in 1914, replacing the original tower. The 49-foot tower was built in an... Annual Rhododendron Festival Port Townsend's Annual Rhododendron Festival is celebrated in the spring when these beautiful flowers bloom all over Jefferson County. The week of events includes the Rhody Tour for cyclists, the Rhody Run for runners and a Grand Parade... Port Williams Beach Is a Hidden GemPort Williams is a great beach for families, lovers, birdwatchers, dog lovers and kayakers. Usually, overlooked, it is seldom busy except for the birds. Be sure to keep an eye out for an elk herd along the way. Olympic Coast CuisineCuisine is an art form that engages all of the human senses. Foods that are well-prepared with fresh, local ingredients impart a sense of a place and its culture. Resplendent with fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables, as well as... Port Ludlow Farmers MarketFridays, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, May through September Village Center at Oak Bay & Paradise Bay Roads tel: 360-437-0882Chimacum Farmers MarketSundays, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, May to October 9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum Chimacum Farmer's market is located in the parking lot of the Chimacum Corner Farmstandefferson County Historical MuseumLocated in historic City Hall (1892), the museum continues to discover, collect, preserve and promote Jefferson County heritage, including Native American history, Victorian life and military and maritime memorabilia. Additional history exhibits...

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