Terri

About Terri Gleich

Terri Gleich is a freelance writer, who loves to run, bike, hike and paddle on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Biketoberfest 2017: Bikes, Brews & Family Fun

Biketoberfest is back for a fifth year of adrenaline-fueled fun Sept. 29-30, and it's another great reason to plan a fall getaway to the Kitsap Peninsula. The family-friendly mountain biking and craft beer festival kicks off at 5 p.m Friday with a night ride, beer garden, bonfire and music. Saturday, there's a full slate of races [...]

2017-09-25T14:57:15+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Craft Beer, Cycling, Entertainment, Events, Families, Outdoors, Recreation|

Kitsap County Fair is Fun for the Whole Family

From midway rides to 4-H animals to one of the top rodeos in the country, the Kitsap County Fair has something for everyone Aug. 23-27. And, there's no better way to make the most of the last days of summer than by taking the whole family to an old-fashioned county fair. Besides cotton candy, squealing piglets, prize-winning [...]

2017-08-23T09:32:19+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Attractions, Entertainment, Events, Families, Recreation|

Rockin’ Summer Nights on the Kitsap Peninsula

Summer nights and music just seem to go together on the Kitsap Peninsula, where we have some of the best outdoor summer concert venues around. The shows are all free and perfect for a date night or family outing. You’ll love the spectacular settings, including waterfront parks in Port Orchard, Poulsbo and Kingston, the Bremerton [...]

Make a Splash at the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival

Start summer off with a splash this weekend at the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival and celebrate one of the world’s most spectacular paddling destinations with food, music, games and outdoor recreation for the whole family. Plan to stay a night or two to enjoy the Kitsap Peninsula’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife via the only [...]

Celebrate Dad with a Kitsap Peninsula Weekend Getaway

Show Dad how much you appreciate him with a Father's Day overnight getaway to the Kitsap Peninsula. With world-class golf courses, amazing craft beverages and miles and miles of family-friendly trails and beaches, there's something here to make every Dad smile. Get away from the big-city crowds, relax and enjoy stress-free family time on the Natural [...]

Kitsap Peninsula Spotlight: Elandan Gardens

You've never seen anything like the Kitsap Peninsula's Elandan Gardens, home of Dan Robinson's extraordinary collection of more than 200 bonsai trees. Here, beauty is found in the twisted, gnarled, aged and distressed, as with this Alpine Hemlock that dates back to the year 1300. Robinson is part gardener, part sculptor, carving, hollowing, training and [...]

Forests, beaches & views wow Kitsap Peninsula hikers

With lush forests abloom with rhododendrons, hundreds of miles of publicly accessible beaches and breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and the Olympics, the Kitsap Peninsula is the perfect place to take a hike this weekend or any time, according to Craig Romano, author of Urban Trails: Kitsap. “The trails scene on the Kitsap Peninsula has been [...]

2017-05-26T23:26:02+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Families, Nature, Outdoors, Pets, Recreation|

Clear Creek Trail: Kitsap Peninsula’s Secret Urban Oasis

Psst! Want to know a secret? Tucked into the heart of the Kitsap Peninsula’s commercial hub, the Clear Creek Trail in Silverdale is a family- and pet-friendly oasis that’s close to hotels, shopping, restaurants and craft breweries, but feels like it’s a world away. Picnic areas abound Perfect for walking, running or biking, most of [...]

Port Orchard Film Festival Brings Silver Screen Fun to the Kitsap Peninsula

Filmmakers from around the region, the country and the world are coming to the Kitsap Peninsula May 5-7 for the inaugural Port Orchard Film Festival and we're saving you a front-row seat for all the indie cinema fun. Nostalgia buffs will love meeting actress Alison Arngrim, best known for playing mean girl Nellie Oleson on the beloved television [...]

2017-05-04T00:50:23+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Attractions, Entertainment, Events|

Kitsap Peninsula Garden Spotlight: Heronswood

The world-famous Heronswood is more than a garden, it's a work of art in a thousand hues of green. Founders Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones designed a tapestry, alive with color and texture, and punctuated with lacy foliage, angular walkways and arched hedges. You'll love the contrast between the formal hedgerows and the woodland gardens, the architectural [...]

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