Looking for a day trip filled with arts and culture? Join Zac Blaylock as he takes us on a trip to Port Angeles.  I grew up on the Olympic Peninsula after my mom moved back from Bellingham when I was just 3 years old. Aside from a couple years in Bellevue in my twenties and…

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Lake Crescent

Looking for another stunning spot on the Olympic Peninsula? Join Explore Washington State contributor Albertine Wang as she takes you on a journey to one of her favorite spots – Lake Crescent. Nestled in a glacial valley about half an hour from Port Angeles is a waterscape so beautiful it makes me a little irrationally angry…

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Considering the seemingly never-ending natural beauty of Washington State, it is sometimes easy to forget about the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. Sprawling nearly one million acres, Olympic National Park contains three distinct ecosystems – glaciated mountains, rugged Pacific coastline and lush temperate forests. Best part? You can explore it all. Not sure where to…

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Looking for a challenging hike to tackle in the Olympic forest? Klahhane Ridge Loop Trail might be the fit for you! Explore Washington State Contributor Zac Blaylock recently conquered the Klahhane Ridge Loop Trail, closing out at 16 miles round-trip, with sweeping views of Mount Olympus, Port Angeles Harbor and Sequim Bay. Back Into Hiking…

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This guest post was written by Kory Kirby: “Hello all, my name is Kory Kirby, and I appreciate the read, if you want to know more about myself, read my writing, or  follow my adventures on the Olympic Peninsula, find me here: My Blog – My Instagram” Port Angeles is tucked off in between the rain shadow…

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  Founded and preserved on April 22nd, 2005 (Earth Day) by Gordon Hempton, One Square Inch of Silence, is a beautiful project meant to highlight how serene it can be to stand in nature and not hear any noise-pollution.     The project is located in the Hoh Rain Forest in the heart of the Olympic…

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Lavender

Washington Lavender located in Port Angeles, Washington is a relaxation haven. The land was originally bought fifteen years ago by a Canadian couple, Dan and Jane Abbott. They had a dream of one day “having a small farm nearby in their retirement years.” And so, it was! Four years later, in 2006, their replica of…

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