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 [...]

Biketoberfest: Great Party, Great Cause

It’s time to party in the woods, help save 3,000 acres of forest and ride, ride, ride at Biketoberfest Mountain Bike Festival in Port Gamble Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24. This is the fourth year for the family-friendly event, which attracted more than 500 people in 2015 and is open to all skill [...]

2017-03-03T22:56:33-08:00September 19th, 2016|Cycling, Entertainment, Events, Families, Nature, Outdoors, Recreation|

Public Art Tells Kitsap Peninsula’s Story

You can tell a lot about a place from its public art. On the Kitsap Peninsula, our murals and sculptures tell a story of place, culture, and history, with a little whimsy thrown in for fun. Bremerton celebrates its ties to the U.S. Navy. Poulsbo loves Vikings. The Suquamish and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes showcase [...]

2017-03-03T22:56:34-08:00August 24th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Attractions, Families, Outdoors|

Kitsap Peninsula Featured Destination: Manette

Like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, there’s a reward waiting for visitors who cross the newly rebuilt bridge from downtown Bremerton to the charming community of Manette – gorgeous views and an ever-growing array of inviting shops and restaurants. At the end of the bridge is Whitey Domstad Park, which [...]

Kitsap Peninsula Beaches Offer Something for Everyone

There’s no better place to hang out on a gorgeous day than a Kitsap Peninsula beach. And with more than 370 miles of shoreline, we’ve got a lot of beaches to choose from. So whether you want to visit a lighthouse or a nature preserve, go camping or play at a city park, we’ve got [...]

2017-05-28T09:57:17-07:00July 29th, 2016|Boating, Camping, Families, Lodging, Nature, Outdoors, Recreation|

Kitsap Peninsula Destination: Manchester

You can’t beat the view from Manchester, a tiny Kitsap Peninsula village located on the western shore of Puget Sound across from Seattle. A popular destination for families, campers, cyclists and boaters, the community has an inviting waterfront picnic area, public beach access and two floating docks for short-term moorage. There’s also a popular local [...]

2017-03-03T22:56:36-08:00July 27th, 2016|Boating, Camping, Cycling, Families, Nature, Outdoors, Recreation|

Kitsap Peninsula Summer Nights are Music-Filled

If you love music, come to the Kitsap Peninsula this summer. Nearly every city and town hosts free waterfront concerts in irresistible settings. Bring the kids, pack a picnic and get ready to rock ‘cause we’ve got your summer jam. Bainbridge Island – The park district hosts Sounds of Summer concerts at Battle Point Park at [...]

Kitsap Peninsula Destination: Hansville

With miles of beaches and trails, a picturesque lighthouse and glorious Puget Sound views, Hansville is one of the Kitsap Peninsula’s most spectacular destinations. And there’s no better time to visit than on a sunny summer day, when the water sparkles, cruise ships dot the horizon and shore birds dart along the water’s edge. The [...]

2019-06-06T15:15:30-07:00July 2nd, 2016|Attractions, Families, Nature, Outdoors, Recreation|

Kitsap Peninsula Destination: Seabeck

This former logging community is a short drive from Silverdale hotels, but its serene beauty, stunning mountain views and water access will make you feel like you’re at a resort whether you stay for an afternoon or a mini-vacation. Take time to explore the area by car, bike or boat, look for resident bald eagles [...]

2019-07-27T05:45:00-07:00May 30th, 2016|Attractions, Families, Nature, Outdoors, Recreation|

Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails – A Spectacular Perspective

There’s no better way to explore the Kitsap Peninsula’s spectacular 370+ miles of shoreline than by water and the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails (KPNWT) gives you a chance to see our natural beauty from a new perspective. The only nationally designated water trails in the state of Washington and the only salt water trails [...]

2019-06-14T06:42:59-07:00May 30th, 2016|Events, Families, Nature, Outdoors, Recreation|
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