Sightseeing the Olympic Peninsula

Cheryl

Sightseeing the Olympic Peninsula

Parks & Nature
Hurricane Ridge is located inside Olympic national Park. Its a must see while visiting the Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic national park visitor center is if five minute drive from the cottage. The information number is 360-565-3131
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Hurricane Ridge
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Hurricane Ridge is located inside Olympic national Park. Its a must see while visiting the Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic national park visitor center is if five minute drive from the cottage. The information number is 360-565-3131
The Olympic discovery trail access nearest the cottage is located on Georgiana and Francis Street (to the west), At the corner of Georgiana/Francis streets, turn down toward the water, this is just one Olympic Discovery Trail access point at 911 Memorial Park. The Olympic Discovery Trail continues for many miles from there to the east and to the west.
Olympic Discovery Trail
The Olympic discovery trail access nearest the cottage is located on Georgiana and Francis Street (to the west), At the corner of Georgiana/Francis streets, turn down toward the water, this is just one Olympic Discovery Trail access point at 911 Memorial Park. The Olympic Discovery Trail continues for many miles from there to the east and to the west.
The Hoh Rainforest is approximately a 2 Hour drive from the cottage. You’ll head west on Hwy101. This will be a long day and well worth the sightseeing experience. You will have the opportunity to depart from 101 at the Elwha Bridge to visit Madison Falls. Drive up the Elwha valley to the Nat Park entrance gate, and parking lot(a short drive). Located here is the Madison Falls Trailhead, a very short hike. (Approximately 1/4 mile and well worth the time). Next is Lake Crescent which is where Mary Mere Falls and Lake Crescent Lodge are located. Marymere Falls is a local and touristy favorite it’s approximately a 1 mile hike. Lake Crescent Lodge is a great historic Inn near Marymere Falls. Upon leaving the highway, turn right at the first stop sign for Marymere Falls, turn left at the first stop sign for Lake Crescent Lodge. Continue west on Highway 101 to Sol Duc Valley turn off. This is a must see drive up the Sol Duc Valley where are you will see many many old growth Douglas Fir and Western Cedar trees. The drive up the Sol Duc Valley is approximately 12 miles and well worth the time. At the end of the road you will find the trail head to Sol Duc Falls which is a 1 mile hike and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls you’ll ever see. As you continue west on Highway 101 you will enter the town of Forks, Washington. Forks is mostly known for its Historic Logging, and also the Twilight Book and Movie Series. As you continue on Highway 101 you will come to the Pacific Coast, Ruby Beach and Kalaloch Campground and Lodge. Just a little further and you will be arriving at the Hoh Rainforest.
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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
18113 Upper Hoh Road
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The Hoh Rainforest is approximately a 2 Hour drive from the cottage. You’ll head west on Hwy101. This will be a long day and well worth the sightseeing experience. You will have the opportunity to depart from 101 at the Elwha Bridge to visit Madison Falls. Drive up the Elwha valley to the Nat Park entrance gate, and parking lot(a short drive). Located here is the Madison Falls Trailhead, a very short hike. (Approximately 1/4 mile and well worth the time). Next is Lake Crescent which is where Mary Mere Falls and Lake Crescent Lodge are located. Marymere Falls is a local and touristy favorite it’s approximately a 1 mile hike. Lake Crescent Lodge is a great historic Inn near Marymere Falls. Upon leaving the highway, turn right at the first stop sign for Marymere Falls, turn left at the first stop sign for Lake Crescent Lodge. Continue west on Highway 101 to Sol Duc Valley turn off. This is a must see drive up the Sol Duc Valley where are you will see many many old growth Douglas Fir and Western Cedar trees. The drive up the Sol Duc Valley is approximately 12 miles and well worth the time. At the end of the road you will find the trail head to Sol Duc Falls which is a 1 mile hike and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls you’ll ever see. As you continue west on Highway 101 you will enter the town of Forks, Washington. Forks is mostly known for its Historic Logging, and also the Twilight Book and Movie Series. As you continue on Highway 101 you will come to the Pacific Coast, Ruby Beach and Kalaloch Campground and Lodge. Just a little further and you will be arriving at the Hoh Rainforest.
located at the waterfront (at the bottom of Lincoln street) close to dining and the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Hollywood Beach
located at the waterfront (at the bottom of Lincoln street) close to dining and the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Drinks & Nightlife
A quiet internet café.
Bella Rosa Coffee House
403 South Lincoln Street
A quiet internet café.
good food, live music
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7 Cedars Casino
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good food, live music
Popular, and outdoor seating.
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Next Door Gastropub
113 West 1st Street
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Popular, and outdoor seating.
Specialize in seafood
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Kokopelli Grill
203 East Front Street
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Specialize in seafood
Food Scene
only operates on Saturdays.
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Port Angeles Farmers Market
133 E Front St
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only operates on Saturdays.
nice atmosphere, great for breakfast.
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Chestnut Cottage Restaurant
929 East Front Street
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nice atmosphere, great for breakfast.
a local favorite for american style dining
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Traylor's Restaurant
3256 E Hwy 101
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a local favorite for american style dining
Good Mexican food, nice environment.
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Fiesta Jalisco
636 East Front Street
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Good Mexican food, nice environment.
Healthy options
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New Day Eatery
102 West Front Street
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Healthy options
deli, sundries, apparel, bulk foods, local produce, supplements, sitting area.
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Country Aire Natural Foods
200 West 1st Street
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deli, sundries, apparel, bulk foods, local produce, supplements, sitting area.
Essentials
There's also another Safeway store on hwy 101 when you enter Port Angeles. NOT AS BUSY
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Safeway
110 East 3rd Street
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There's also another Safeway store on hwy 101 when you enter Port Angeles. NOT AS BUSY
Shopping
Big Lots
1940 East 1st Street
A great local favorite! Motto: Swains has everything!
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Swain's General Store
602 E 1st St
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A great local favorite! Motto: Swains has everything!
Sightseeing
historic tour
Port Angeles Underground Heritage Tour
121 E Railroad Ave
historic tour
great paved walking, running, biking trail.
Olympic Discovery Trail
great paved walking, running, biking trail.