Olympic Peninsula - Other Things To Do

The Olympic Peninsula, including the Olympic National Park, is a unique ecosystem unto itself. Where else can you find the crashing surf of the blue Pacific ocean, the lush green of a temperate rain forest, and 7000 foot snow-capped mountains all within 50 miles? This is what makes the Olympic Peninsula one of the most spectacular areas of the world to visit.

There are a countless number of unforgettable sights and attractions in the general area of Forks, Washington. Try to schedule a few extra days to take in the sights of this beautiful region, especially if you're visiting from out-of-state. And don't forget to bring your camera!

Here are some suggestions for other things to see and do during your 'fishing trip':

  • Always keep an eye out for the local animals including black bear, an occasional cougar, abundant Roosevelt elk, and black-tail deer.
  • Visit the Forks Timber Museum where you can learn a little history of the area's logging industry.
  • Dig razor clams along the Pacific coastline.
  • Watch salmon or steelhead work the falls at the Sol Duc River's Salmon Cascades.
  • Visit the La Push Indian village, or stay at Kalaloch Lodge (45 miles south), where you can watch a spectacular Pacific storm or catch a beautiful sunset.
  • Visit the Hoh Rain Forest and take a walk through the Hall of Mosses Trail.
  • Visit the Hurricane Ridge Visitor's Center in the Olympic National Park 17 miles south of Port Angeles. Try this on a clear, sunny day and you won't be disappointed in the view!
  • Visit Cape Flattery, the most northwestern point in the continental United States.
  • Visit Sequim where you can play a round of golf or visit the Olympic Game Farm.
  • Take a car ferry, or passenger ferry, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the great town of Victoria, British Columbia. Once there, you can visit the beautiful, and spectacular, Butchart Gardens!
  • You might also want to check The Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association's website. They are a very good source for bed & breakfasts, restaurants, and sightseeing attractions for the entire Olympic Peninsula.

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