OLYMPIC PENINSULA EAST
- Quilcene and Brinnon hug the Hood Canal and are the eastern access points to many amazing hiking trails and scenic lookouts.
- The Resort at Port Ludlow hosts a boutique waterfront inn, a 300-slip marina, and a championship 18-hole golf course.
- The Chimacum Valley blends old-town history with a growing population of small-scale farmers revisiting authentic ways to produce food in a modern world.
ABOUT THE AREA
PORT LUDLOW AREA
Nestled on the shores of Puget Sound, Port Ludlow hosts beautiful residential neighborhoods, a boutique waterfront inn, a 300-slip marina, and a championship 18-hole golf course. The award-winning Fireside Restaurant offers sweeping views of Ludlow Bay and a daily menu featuring the bounty of the local farms. For those seeking adventure, Port Ludlow offers a variety of activities to enjoy the wonders of Mother Nature. Take a kayak or a stand-up paddle board into the bay and explore the twin islands. Hike or bike some of the 26+ miles of trails and experience the magical views and abundant wildlife. If it’s fishing or crabbing you enjoy – head out into Puget Sound and drop some pots or cast your line. Or, if it’s a nice walk you’re in the mood for or looking for a place to set down a chair, head to the beach and soak in the views.
Rolling hills, farms, miles of waterfront and recreational activity surrounded by a wealth of parks, playfields and campgrounds. The area is steeped in a strong maritime heritage. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding teaches maritime trades near the Port Hadlock Marina. The U.S. Navy operates a supply depot on Indian Island. You'll find both Indian Island and Marrowstone Island are easily accessed from the mainland via a bridge. Day trippers and campers will enjoy historic Fort Flagler State Park on Marrowstone, along with many other public parks on both islands. Weekly during the summer, music lovers will enjoy the Olympic Music Festival in an old barn a few miles south of Chimacum. Sportsmen and women can try for trout on several fresh water lakes, as well as ply the saltwater bays and inlets for other species — or gather clams and oysters.
QUILCENE & BRINNON
These two delightful Hood Canal small towns just minutes apart are nestled in the scenic area of Highway 101 that hugs the shore of the great fjord called Hood Canal at the eastern edge of the Olympic National Forest. Quilcene and Brinnon offer great places to stay, deep water marinas, three major rivers, clam and oyster beaches. There are camping venues in the forest and along the beach. Bring your kayaks and boats, scuba and fishing gear! There are two Visitor's Centers with detailed maps and up-to-date information about the Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park in Quilcene. This is the eastern access to these amazing natural places, abundant with amazing scenery and all levels of hiking trails that can lead you through the entire Park for a week of trekking, or a short round-trip with a picnic. Falls View Park and waterfall, the Wildlife Viewing Platform, Mount Walker viewpoint and many other pleasant scenic outings are all within a few minutes' drive of either community.