Things to do

Birding on the Olympic Peninsula Tour #7

Watcher's View #7

  • Last, is a trip to Fort Worden in Port Townsend.  Go on through town’s historic downtown district to Monroe Street, turn left, go to stop sign,
     
  • Right on Roosevelt,...
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 Discovery Trail

A paved trail system that connects Port Townsend on Puget Sound to the Pacific beaches at La Push is 70% on abandoned Railroad grade. The trail is growing as sections are completed and is being constructed as a non-motorized corridor, including...

Port Ludlow Falls Trail - Hike

Port Ludlow Falls Trail:

Here is an opportunity for a walk in Port Ludlow if you are visiting and time is limited. A bit of quiet to reflect on things is on hand with a five minute drive from anywhere in the Port Ludlow...

The Last Dam Summer on the Elwha River

Now that we have your attention the Gateway Visitor Center would like to invite you outdoors and out of Jefferson County to the Elwha River valley. 

Anyone who takes this tour drive will have the opportunity to witness a “Once...

Port Ludlow Falls Trail

Here is an opportunity for a walk in Port Ludlow if you are visiting and time is limited. A bit of quiet to reflect on things is on hand with a five minute drive from anywhere in the Port Ludlow area.
The Port Ludlow Falls trail is...

Olympic Natural Resources Center Trail

Whether you are looking for a quick hike or a more leisurely exploration of mature second growth forest and fauna, the University of Washington’s campus in Forks features a 2 ½ mile rustic trail for hiking and bird watching. The...

Shellfish Gathering

Shellfish Gathering

Come prepared with buckets, boots and crab pots, and delight in the mouth-watering taste of Hood Canal shellfish. Oysters, crab, shrimp and clams can be harvested seasonally. Experience what locals know is the...

Northwest Mason County Parks

 

Explore the parks in Mason County!

Mason County & Hood Canal host a variety of parks & recreational facilities to suit every visitor's needs ~ from beach access with shellfish gathering and boat launches to...

Northeast Mason County Parks

 

Explore the parks in Mason County!

Mason County & Hood Canal host a variety of parks & recreational facilities to suit every visitor's needs ~ from beach access with shellfish gathering and boat launches to...