4.5Cedar Creek Grist Mill(91 reviews) - Beautiful spot Thursday: Architectural Buildings • Bridges • Scenic Walking Areas
Although I went when the mill itself was closed, this is a beautiful area to visit. There is a trail on the opposite side of the creek from the mill that is short, but gorgeous. It’s out of the way, so during the week when it’s closed, there are few, if any, people around. The covered bridge leading to the mill is very cool.See more..
My husband and I were coming across the Sound from Seattle, venture just a few hours by boat to this charm of the West Sound Poulsbo... was easy to find an open spot in the Marina because it’s Sunday. There’s a nice park right in the harbor. Liberty Bay and Olympic Mountains are a perfect backdrop. New, very clean restrooms, gazebo, many benches by the beautiful cabana and more benches every where on the sidewalk. Such a peaceful little town.See more..
4.5Ediz Hook Reserve(50 reviews) - A Great Place to drive for Sundown Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Walking Areas
You go past the paper mill and to the gate of the coast guard station and pull off on the right or left of the road. On one side you see the sun go down and on the other you see the town of Port Angeles. A beautiful way to end the day.See more..
4.0Bremerton Boardwalk(35 reviews) - Often overlooked boardwalk on the waterfront Spent 1-2 hours Piers & Boardwalks • Scenic Walking Areas
It’s often ovrloooked. This area is mostly used for ferry travel, parking and restaurants so its passed by. But if you take a few minutes and walk around you will enjoy the tranquility of the boardwalk. Probably most famous for being the location of the annual Bremerton Blackberry Festival (in 2018 ((the 29th)) it will be over the Labor Day weekend) the boardwalk is a hidden gem. I suggest stopping at Starbucks first then take a relaxing visit of the boardwalk followed by going to the water park nearby.See more..
Lovely grounds for a stroll. Admission is free, but a donation is suggested. We purchased a bottle of honey from the gift shop that was produced by the bees on site. A little sparse in foliage in March, but still enjoyable.See more..
4.5Franklin Falls(28 reviews) - Great hike for all ages Spent 2-3 hours Scenic Walking Areas
This was a great hike. Easy enough and the waterfall at the end is beautiful. Perfect on a sunny day, hike was well shaded and then you can dip your feet in the water when you get there. Easy enough for all types of hikers. Can get very busy, hard to find parking if you go during 10am to 3pm. We went in the afternoon, most people were leaving so we found a parking spot at the parking lot. There is a $5 fee or you have to have a Forrest Pass. We will go again.See more..
4.0North Beach Park(25 reviews) - Nice beach for hunting sea glass Spent 2-3 hours Scenic Walking Areas
A long stretch of beach with a lot of people searching for "sea glass". Small pieces can easily be found among the rocks washed up on shore. There's a small parking lot on the North end of the beach along with a few porta potties. My family actually parked in a lot further North in the Fort Worden State Park and walked down the beach about 1 mile.See more..
4.0Wintler Community Park(19 reviews) - Great park for a picnic lunch Thursday: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Beaches • Parks • Scenic Walking Areas
Situated on the bank of the Columbia River, this 12.5-acre beach park has picnic tables, access to the Waterfront Renaissance Trail, restrooms (April-October) and fantastic view of the Columbia River and Mt. Hood. Vehicle fees are collected for use of the parking lot from Memorial Day through Labor Day. $5 per vehicle or $3 per motorcycle.See more..
4.5Soaring Eagle Park(13 reviews) - Somewhere different to walk your dog Spent 1-2 hours Scenic Walking Areas
This is a great spot under the shade of the trees. It’s in an urban district but you feel like you are out in the natural forest . Go check it out !!See more..
5.0Chalet in the Woods(11 reviews) - Beautiful, quality clothing you'll wear year after year Spent 1-2 hours Scenic Walking Areas
Many years ago, my husband and I began visiting the Chalet for the restorative experience and tranquil garden setting. We were primarily shopping for modern Scandinavian tableware (Iittala plates, glasses, vases etc.). Over the last 8 years we have started purchasing more and more clothing items: St. James of France and Oleana of Norway. Our wardrobes are now made up of these two clothing lines - almost exclusively. It is so refreshing to be able to purchase quality clothing that is meant to be worn over and over again and that isn't styled in such a way as to be out-moded in a year. I'm still wearing sweaters I purchased 5 or 6 years ago. It is extremely difficult to find quality clothing at any price. If you're looking for a relaxing shopping experience and clothing you'll wear year after year, stop by and see Laura.See more..
5.0Chambers Bay Loop(10 reviews) - Absolutely Stunning; so much to do! Spent 2-3 hours Scenic Walking Areas
I love this loop! There is a great smooth trail for walking, which I believe would also be great for wheel chairs, rollover blading, scooters, etc. Lots of people with leashed dogs, as well as two off leash dog parks (one for small dogs and one for large dogs). There is also a great bridge type thing to walk out over the water a little. You can walk down one flight of stairs to get to the beach with plenty of large driftwood to sit on. The grassy area between the parking lot and beach is nice and flat and perfect for soccer, frisbee, kite flying, and more. I don't remember a playground, but with everything else, you won't even miss it.See more..
Unbelievable beauty from every step of the trail. Louis Ruth Photography captures the sheer beauty of the Maple Glade Nature trail. Bring bug repellant. Watch out for bears and cougars. You might be lucky to see the elk at the Homestead trail just off the Maple Glade nature trail.See more..
3.5Al Borlin Park(6 reviews) - Decent city park Spent 2-3 hours Scenic Walking Areas
Al Borlin Park borders the Skykomish River. You cross over Wood's Creek on a bridge from Lewis St. to enter it. There are wide trails that stretch over half a mile, with different access to the river. It's a bit rustic and you may encounter big puddles after rains, but you can walk around these. I especially like this park on hot summer days, because it's covered by canopy and cooler.See more..
4.0Fort Cascades Historic Site(5 reviews) - Little known trail Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Scenic Walking Areas
Old growth trees easy flat trail heritage markers little known trail to experience in the Gorge on the Washington side of the river Top of my listSee more..
The trail itself is short in distance, but it is paved and easy to follow. You cross over a bridge over the river that was built about 10 years ago. Got lucky and saw 5 deer eating cross along the way. Very picturesque. Lots of horses around too to watch. See more..
4.0Teneriffe Falls(3 reviews) - Good Spring/Early Summer Hike Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Walking Areas
A great workout close to town. This trail is 5.4 miles and approx a 1600 foot elevation gain. The trail can be popular, so I arrived at 9:40AM and the parking lot was half full. The trail is snow free starting the middle to end of March. The trail is well maintained. As soon as the trail turns and go from walking side by side to single file, it gets rocky, so make sure you have sturdy shoes (don't recommend regular tennis shoes or teva type sandals). The last mile gains about 850 feet and will give your thighs a nice workout. The top gets pretty crowded and there isn't a lot of space up there. There are a few places to sit and eat out of everyone's way and some people sat in the sun on the rocks with the mountain view. The mosquito are just coming out, so you may want to bring bug spray. Just a few here and there. There isn't water on the trail, so bring some for your dog. Check out the WTA site for more info. And don't forget your Discover Pass for parking.See more..
5.0Maple Hollow Park(1 review) - Beautiful private park with rocky beach access and trails to explore Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts • Scenic Walking Areas The park has a small parking area with picnic site, primitive restrooms, no water. The trails can be steep but there is an ADA accessible route to the upper lookout area that has a view of lower Puget Sound and Mt Rainier area. There is a trail to the beach that is about 1/2 mile hike from the parking area. Near the beach the trail has a set of stairs and there are stone steps down to the beach. There are 3 campsites near the beach access which are intended for the water trail users. There is no running water at the park. This park isn't heavily used and can provide solitude. The beach area is nice and there is a large variety of wildlife. Seals frequent the water along the beach.See more..
4.0Paseo de Reding(1 review) Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Walking Areas