Recreation

Spring Break on the Kitsap Peninsula

HELLO SEATTLE PARENTS! It's Spring break and the Kitsap Peninsula is the perfect place to give your family a break from the city to let the children (of all ages) and pets run wild and breathe some fresh air. The minute you board the beautiful WA State Ferry  (there are four that serve the Kitsap [...]

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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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 [...]

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+00:00May 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 [...]

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