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From Sea to Summit and Farm to Table – Where Washington Comes to Play!
Jefferson County Destinations
Located just 90 minutes west of Seattle on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, few places in America can boast of the range of natural beauty as Jefferson County. In a matter of minutes, you can travel from the beaches of the Salish Sea to the trailheads of Olympic National Park. In between are verdant farmlands, vibrant artisan food culture, and world-class outdoor adventures that make Jefferson County a Washington favorite! View Accessibility information for Port Townsend and Jefferson County,
Port Townsend is a year-round tourist destination that boasts a maritime working waterfront, thriving small businesses, a flourishing arts community, two National Historic Landmark Districts and a Victorian Heritage. A vast spectrum of entrepreneurs call Port Townsend home, from artists and artisans to musicians and mariners. Learn about Jefferson County businesses at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.
Port Townsend offers a wide range of recreational activities including hiking, biking and boating. A growing number of tech-sector businesses have cropped up in Port Townsend and have added to its spirit of entrepreneurial diversity. A thriving agri-business community of wineries, cideries, farms and restaurants round out the local flavor. Port Townsend is truly a one-of-a-kind Northwest experience. Learn more at EnjoyPT.com.
Port Hadlock-Irondale, Chimacum, Center Valley, Beaver Valley & Oak Bay
Open fields of green grass, rolling valleys and rich farmland form the foundation of this flourishing agricultural and agritourism area. Branching off of its pastoral charms is a burgeoning commercial sector of restaurants, pubs, wineries and equine businesses. Check out the Chimacum Farmer’s Market and Finnriver Farm & Cidery to feel and taste the local flavor.
This friendly Island community harkens back to a time of old school charm and tranquility. Located 18 miles from Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island has gorgeous beaches, small shops and local hotspot Nordland General Store. The Island won the geographic lottery with views of the Cascade Mountains, Salish Sea and the marine shipping lane from Marrowstone’s eastern shore.
The Island also boasts popular camping destinations at Mystery Bay State Park and Fort Flagler State Park. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop at Marrowstone Vineyards to taste the local, award winning vintage.
Quilcene & Brinnon
Known as the “Emerald Towns of the Hood Canal”, Quilcene & Brinnon were once thriving lumber camps. Perfect for day trips, these quaint towns have great scenic views, fresh seafood and picturesque sunsets.
The Quilcene Historical Museum and its Victorian Worthington Mansion are perfect for photo ops, as are the rhododendrons at Whitney Gardens & Nursery in Brinnon.
Port Ludlow represents a refined tourism option on the Peninsula. The Fireside Café at The Resort at Port Ludlow features delicious, locally-sourced cuisine.
Steeped in maritime tradition, Port Ludlow features a marina as well as an active boating and kayaking community. For those that like to take their leisure time to the next level, it also features a world-class 18-hole golf course that Esquire Magazine named one of the “Most Scenic in the World.”
The Olympic Peninsula is one of America’s best kept secrets, and the place to go to learn about what you can do throughout the peninsula is https://olympicpeninsula.org/.
The Olympic Culinary Loop is the most mouth-watering way to experience Olympic Coast Cuisines. Find destinations featuring fresh and delicious culinary treats, chef-inspired local recipes and culinary news, as well as information and assistance on planning your own culinary adventure. https://www.olympicculinaryloop.com/.
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