Olympic Peninsula

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On Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, located 90 miles west of Seattle, you’ll find a nature lover’s dream-come-true. Hiking, biking, water sports. From snow-capped peaks to pristine ocean beaches... get ready to explore one of the most captivating places on the planet!

Outdoor enthusiasts love the diverse opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. Being a peninsula, with water on three sides, there are all sorts of water sports to enjoy. Kayaking, surfing, rafting, boating, canoeing, swimming. Hike through over 600 miles of pristine mountain trails. Absorb the serene experience of the rain forests where rainfall can approach 200 inches a year. Relax in a natural hot spring. Wander on a remote Olympic National Park ocean beach accessible by car in only a few places. Olympic National Park, the crown jewel of the Peninsula, lures visitors from all over the world to the third most-visited western National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. Small towns and communities are strung together like beads on a string by the Highway 101 Scenic Byway. Each community has its own personality and unique history. From rich native heritage and tribal centers, to local farms and a hopping culinary scene, to unique events and art galleries, you’ll find what speaks to you here.

HIGHLIGHTS: Strait of Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway. 60-mile-long, glacier-carved Hood Canal. Makah Museum and Cape Flattery. Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail. Olympic Discovery Trail.

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