Feeling stuck on the Island? Make your escape! We have all the inspiration you need to Get Off The Rock and enjoy the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
Mention the northwest to someone, and beautiful landscape images may be how they distinctly envision the region. There are majestic mountains and ancient glaciers, lush massive trees and an stunning array of greenery in the forests. Others imagine the relaxing view of a vessel plying the Strait of Juan de Fuca or a huge ship at anchor in the windswept harbor. Port Angeles embodies these images, with a genuine downtown, a proud heritage, ties to Native American culture, and a variety of exciting outdoor pursuits like kayaking and cycling.
Bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the Hood Canal and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Peninsula is anchored by the majestic Olympic Mountains. With nearly a million awe-inspiring acres, Olympic National Park beckons with its pristine alpine meadows, rugged Pacific coastline and moss-draped rain forest valleys. Friendly towns along the puzzle-like shoreline offer fine arts, flavorful wines, delightful festivals and breathtaking adventures!
BED & BREAKFASTS
Nothing connects you to the history, adventure, and natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula like a stay at a bed and breakfast. Learn the inside scoop to: the best restaurants in town, remarkable scenic spots and incredible hiking trails. The innkeepers are eager to help you create a memorable Pacific Northwest experience, both in Olympic National Park and on the Olympic Peninsula. Be pampered with a great night’s sleep, and wake up to the wonderful aroma of a homemade breakfast.
OLYMPIC DISCOVERY TRAIL
This beautiful Shared Use Pathway runs for 130 miles (210 kilometers) across the North Olympic Peninsula, from the Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. The trail exhibits stunning views of snow-capped peaks, ocean vistas, flowing rivers, pristine lakes, and majestic forests. Bring your bicycle, walk the trail or traverse it on horseback.
DUNGENESS CRAB AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL | Port Angeles, October 9-11, 2015
Crabfest is a celebration of the Olympic Peninsula’s seafood, maritime and cultural traditions, and is ranked as one of the best seafood festivals in the United States. The festival takes place along the scenic Port Angeles waterfront, an easy stroll away from the MV Coho terminal.