Things to do

Quilcene Historical Museum

The Quilcene Historical Museum displays photos, historic artifacts, and other educational displays highlighting the area’s logging and pioneer past. Regular displays of early Quilcene, school, barn, home and hearth, logging, mining, country...

Biking the Quilcene, Brinnon, Hood Canal Area

The Quilcene/Brinnon area is popular with road and mountain bike enthusiasts alike. The area provides scenic roads and challenging mountain bike trails. Whether you enjoy casually peddling along beach-side towns, down-hilling mountainous terrain...

Fishing and Shellfishing in the Quilcene, Brinnon and Hood Canal Area

Shellfishing is immensely popular in the Hood Canal where families and commercial growers enjoy bountiful harvests of oysters, clams, shrimp, and crab. Crab and shrimp pots are built and sold locally, and buckets, shovels, rakes, and other...

Bird Watching in the Quilcene, Brinnon and Hood Canal Area

Olympic Peninsula offers exceptional bird watching year round. Our mild winters support large numbers of ocean birds and waterfowl. The spring and fall migrations offer great diversity in species. Summer residents are numerous and varied due to a...

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...

Kalaloch Beaches

Scenic ocean shores with easy access are found in the Kalaloch (pronounced clay-lock) area, 15 miles south of the Rain Forest Road on Hwy 101. Beach Trail 4 is a pebble beach with dramatic surf (beware of the strong undertow), tidal pools and is...

Around Forks

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...

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. On the south side of the river is the Quileute Indian village of La Push...

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...

Ozette Wilderness Hike

Travelers will find the northwest entrance to Olympic National Park’s 57 miles of coastal wilderness at Lake Ozette.* (From Hwy 112 past Clallam Bay, turn southwest onto the Hoko-Ozette Road, follow 21 miles to the Ozette Ranger Station.)...