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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

10 Reasons Families Love Spring on the Kitsap Peninsula

You’re going to love spring on the Kitsap Peninsula! In fact, there are so many family-friendly parks, trails, museums and adventures awaiting you, it’s tough to know where to begin. So here’s our insider’s guide to 10 absolutely awesome activities. We promise, you’re going to have a blast! Touch a bug or snake Bremerton's Bug [...]

Top 10 Reasons to Bring Your Valentine to the Kitsap Peninsula

It doesn’t get much more romantic than the Kitsap Peninsula. Whether you’re into walks on the beach, winery tours, farm-to-table restaurants or kicking back at a craft brewery, there’s something for every couple’s taste. Here are a few ideas for creating the perfect lovers’ getaway throughout the month of February: Wine + Chocolate – Bainbridge Island’s [...]

Nature Puts on a Show during Kitsap Salmon Tours

One of the greatest spectacles in the natural world is about to take place on the Kitsap Peninsula and you can witness it firsthand during Kitsap Salmon Tours Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. Each fall, salmon return to the streams where they were born, ending a multi-year migration to the sea and laying eggs that [...]

2017-03-03T22:56:30+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Events, Families, Nature, Outdoors|

Kitsap Peninsula Destination: Port Gamble

There’s no better time to visit Port Gamble than fall, when the chill air crowns the maples and elms in vivid reds, oranges and golds, highlighting the New England heritage of this quintessential Pacific Northwest destination. And for those seeking chills up their spines, Port Gamble also has a spooky side. Visitors who dare can [...]

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