The Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula is a magical place. It is the only rain forest in North America.
For more information, check out:
- The wikipedia page
- The wikitravel page
- The official Olympic Peninsula website
- The National Park Service Info Site
Naturebridge has put together a list of neat things to do nearby (and places to eat if you extend your stay): Naturebridge recommendations
A couple of our favorite things to do in the broader area include:
- Hiking the longest “spit” in North America (5 miles long!) up to the lighthouse
- Driving to the top of Hurricane Ridge and hiking along the ridge to get a view of Seattle from above
- The Sol Duc Hot Springs are a 30-45 minute drive from Naturebridge that you may even want to stay at if you come early/stay longer
- About a 20 minute drive from Naturebridge there was once a dam. Two years ago the dam was removed and the lake it created turned back into a river. You can now explore the old lake bead – which is now a a rocky field with small trees just starting to poke through. There is even an old eroded row boat half-buried in the middle of the ‘field’. Ask for directions at Naturebridge on the best way to get to the former lake
(And if you are a Twilight fan, Fork, Washington – home of Bella, Edward and Jacob – is just a few miles west of Naturebridge. Check out forkwa.com and http://forkswa.com/twilight/ for more information)
It’s a very beautiful area and we are excited to share it with you!
Edward and Jessica