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Kathy's Itinerary March 2011
The 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 and hawks populate many areas on the peninsula. In the fall, spawning season brings different species of salmon into the rivers and streams. In Olympic National Park, mountain goats live in the higher altitudes, while Roosevelt elk roam in the lower areas and move in and out of the Park boundaries.
United States48° 5' 28.1472" N, 123° 3' 3.8916" W
If you like history, especially the local history, be sure to stop by and check out the exhibits at the Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitors Center which is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society. there are amazing photos of native peoples, early settlers to the area as well as antique tools for farming and forestry. Kids of all ages love the giant threshing machine out front.
OP Gateway Visitors Center
93 Beaver Vallery RoadPort Ludlow, WA
United States47° 55' 15.222" N, 122° 43' 42.9996" W
Shipwreck Point Beach, between Sekiu and Neah Bay, is a State Natural Resource Conservation Area, which includes outstanding examples of native ecosystems and scenic landscapes.
Clallam Bay Sekiu WA
If you are a fan of the Twilight book series, you can come to Forks and tour the sites that are featured in the books written by Stephenie Meyer. Just stop by the Forks Chamber of Commerce visitor center (1411 South Forks Ave.) to receive your free Twilight packet. It includes trivia tests from all four books along with a Forks Twilight map showing where the sites are located. Hours are 10am to 5pm Monday - Saturday and 11am - 4pm on Sundays.
Forks Chamber of Commerce
1411 South Forks Ave.Forks, WA 98331
United States47° 55' 37.2648" N, 124° 22' 45.5988" W
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.
La Push WA
United States47° 54' 30.9744" N, 124° 38' 20.3676" W
The town of Forks is situated on a broad prairie 15 miles from the ocean (in the Quillayute Valley). About 5,000 folks live in the greater Forks area, and you’ll find restaurants, lodgings, shops and services in this friendly, rural community.
Forks Forks, WA
United States47° 57' 7.0524" N, 124° 23' 7.1664" W