Kings' Wanderings

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 Shirt Day,) will be "Just Desserts Bake Sale" and "Live at the Market" Saturdays. The Market will have a bake sale that will include items for special gluten & dairy-free and sugar-free diets. "Live at the Market" will feature mostly local musicians and performance artists.

Location

Forks Open Air Market
1421 S Forks Avenue
Forks, WA, 98331
United States
47° 56' 12.372" N, 124° 23' 41.352" W
See map: Google Maps

Breathe Mile-High Air at Hurricane Ridge!

Hurricane Ridge, 17 miles south of Port Angeles, in Olympic National Park, will make you feel like you're on top of the world. And, in fact, you are!  Hurricane Ridge is reached by taking Hwy 101 into Port Angeles.  Look for the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge signs.  Turn south on Race Street, and taking a slight right curve on the Hurricane Ridge Parkway. From there you will see signs leading to the Park Entrance.

Location

Olympic National Park WA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
See map: Google Maps

Around La Push

This drive-to beach is a beautiful spot to enjoy the surf and watch shorebirds, eagles and seals. The 1-1/4 mile trek north to “Hole-in-the-Wall” begins here.

It's Time for Tidepooling!

Take time to discover and explore the miniature world of tide pools on the Olympic Peninsula's Pacific coastal and Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches. As breezes blow away the morning mist, you'll discover dozens of fascinating tide pools with sea stars and urchins and other critters scurring about in the tide pools.

Location

Ocean BeachesWA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
See map: Google Maps

Explore the Northwest Coast Hwy 112

Head to the most Northwestern tip of the continental US exploring Cape Flattery, walk along Hobuck Beach and visit the internationally-known Makah Museum.

Along Hwy 112 are the communities of Clallam Bay, Sekiu and Neah Bay with spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. Birders will delight in the variety of sea and migratory fowl found in this region, a list of sites and species is available by request or on-line.

Location

Northwest CoastNeah Bay, WA
United States
48° 21' 40.4532" N, 124° 39' 24.2568" W
See map: Google Maps

Hoh Rain Forest

Among the only protected temperate rain forests in the Northern Hemisphere, the Hoh Rain Forest is a not-to-be-missed attraction on the West Side of the Olympic Peninsula. Moisture-laden air from the Pacific brings an average of 140 inches of annual rainfall to the Hoh Valley,(record of 190 inches) in addition to condensed mist that contributes another 30 inches. Nineteen miles inland from Hwy 101 you’ll find the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

Location

Hoh RainforestWA
United States
47° 51' 39.2004" N, 123° 56' 5.3124" W
See map: Google Maps