Things to do

Quilcene Historical Museum

The Quilcene Historical Museum will celebrate its 20th Anniversary and re-opening for the season on April 16 from 12-3pm with grilled hot dogs, beverages, birthday cake and card; music by Denny Secord and the "Northwest Country Boys". Charter and...

Kayaking the Hood Canal

The Hood Canal's protected waters are ideal for kayaking, beginners, novices, families, and seasoned paddlers alike. Many sheltered coves, bays, and inlets provide calm waters with serene beaches and beautiful landscapes. Popular launch sites...

Hiking in the Hood Canal Region

Quilcene and Brinnon are nestled between the beautiful Hood Canal and the Hood Canal Ranger District of the Olympic National Forest. This unique location leaves endless opportunities for hiking and visiting viewpoints. One-hundred and ten miles...

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...

Waterfalls and Scenic Walks on Hood Canal

Spend an hour, and afternoon or a week exploring our local treasured places. Clean air, clean water and spectacular scenery combine to create an unforgettable visit. Here are some of our favorite places:

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Hike or Drive to Scenic Mt. Walker

The Quilcene/Brinnon area holds an abundance of magnificant scenery just waiting for that special photograph.  From magnificant mountain views at the top of one of our nearby mountain peaks, to the brilliance of the sunlite water of Hood...

Geoduck Tavern in Brinnon was voted one of the BEST BARS IN AMERICA!

The Geoduck Tavern in Brinnon was voted one of the BEST BARS IN AMERICA by Esquire Magazine! They call it "a rustic paradise" and we definitely agree!

They love the Geoduck's own full-pound "Burger Dip" sandwich, and the great view from...