Nature

Viewing Salmon Runs on the Natural Side of Puget Sound

The migration of wild salmon finale is one of nature’s greatest marvels and you can see this remarkable annual event during November at dozens of streams and waterways on the Kitsap Peninsula, the Natural Side of Puget Sound. Local organizations offer both guided and self-guided tours. Below are details and links to where you can [...]

2019-11-08T16:30:51-08:00November 8th, 2019|Attractions, Events, Families, Nature, Outdoors|

Fall Fun on the Kitsap Peninsula

Farewell summer and hello to the amazing transformation of fall!  It's time to celebrate the crisp air and captivating colors of fall on the Kitsap Peninsula..the Natural Side of Puget Sound TM. We invite you to visit any time to explore our wide-opens spaces, acres of wooded trails, miles of scenic beaches or enjoy some [...]

We have a Beach for You!

What better place to hang out on a beautiful summer day than a Kitsap Peninsula beach? The Kitsap Peninsula has 371 miles of saltwater shoreline, fresh water lakes and plenty of public beaches to hang out with family and friends. Whether you’re interested in beach walking, birding, lighthouses, historical buildings, nature preserves, fishing, swimming, kayaking, [...]

2019-08-08T07:55:47-08:00August 8th, 2019|Attractions, Boating, Camping, Families, Nature, Outdoors, Recreation|

Pet Friendly Hikes around the Kitsap Peninsula

There are so many paths to explore on the Kitsap Peninsula - tranquil trails and salt-water scented beach walks with stunning views of distant mountains. Charming waterfront communities offer pet-friendly places to stay for you and your furry friend. There are some great pet-friendly places to stay so you can hike all weekend. There’s more, so much [...]

2019-06-14T06:48:48-08:00January 17th, 2019|Lodging, Nature, Outdoors, Pets, Recreation|

Where To Watch Annual Salmon Migration on the Kitsap Peninsula

Head on over to the Kitsap Peninsula and book a room with a view of the salmon jumping, returning to spawn. Both the Oxford Suites and the Silverdale Beach Hotel In Silverdale have magnificent views of Dyes Inlet and on a clear day, Mount Rainier. Another hotel with beautiful views of Sinclair Inlet is Comfort [...]

2018-10-28T09:30:32-08:00October 23rd, 2018|Attractions, Families, Kitsap Loves Kids, Nature, Outdoors|

Celebrate Fall On the Kitsap Peninsula

Funtober on the Kitsap Peninsula is full of pumpkin pursuits and spooky entertainment for the whole family. Pack up your kids, pets and relatives and head on over for scenic drives along the miles of shoreline, pumpkin patches and ghostly haunted events. Here’s a taste of hair-raising things to come: Thru October - Tour the famous [...]

Mom’s Day To Play

This Mother's Day, hop aboard one of four iconic WA State Ferries or cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and transport yourself to the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula...just a 30-minute ride from Seattle. Brush off the urban fog, and take time to relax and soak up and in some fresh air. Take a stressless garden tour or [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2019-08-10T04:54:25-08:00May 26th, 2017|Families, Nature, Outdoors, Pets, Recreation|
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