Things to do

Birding on the Olympic Peninsula Tour #2

Watchers View #2

  • From View #1 ( Tour #1 ) return to Oak Bay Road, turn right and continue north .5 miles to Indian...
Birding on the Olympic Peninsula Tour #3

Watchers View #3: 

  • From View #2 ( map and directions)return to highway and turn right towards Marrowstone Island and...
Judy Courtwright Paintings

Judy Courtwright Paintings

The Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center will open a new Art exhibit to ring in this New Year opening for viewing on January 4th.  In this time of short,...

Birding on the Olympic Peninsula Tour #5

Watcher's View #5:

  • Leave Fort Flagler back south on highway 116,
     
  • On Oak Bay Road turn right.  
     
  • On to Port Hadlock, at stop sign across from QFC supermarket in Hadlock...
Birding on the Olympic Peninsula Tour #6

Watcher's View #6

  • From #5
     
  • Pull out and go left (East) along waterfront (keep an eye out for workers...
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,...
The Extraordinary Shi Shi Beach

Perhaps the most dramatic beach in Washington State.

Shi Shi Beach is located west of Neah Bay. Shi Shi (pronounced shy-shy) was named "best nature beach" by the Travel Channel. It's a day trip you'll remember....

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...