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 of the events listed below. You can find many more things to do at VisitKitsap.com.
The good news is the Kitsap Peninsula is a short, scenic ferry ride or bridge crossing away from downtown Seattle. It’s the perfect destination where children (of all ages) and four-legged friends can run wild for a day, or two, or three! Book your easy getaway and use those unused vacation days before the new year arrives! You can find lodging ideas at visitkitsap.com/lodging.
Fall Colors On Display – One of the best places to experience nature’s colorful transformation is Port Gamble located in North Kitsap Peninsula. The streets of this historic Victorian town are lined with towering maples, shops, and eateries. If you’d like to stay in one of the historic homes just travel to the Port Gamble Guest Houses website.
A couple of other favorite fall stops include the 150-acre, world-renown Bloedel Reserves on the south end of Bainbridge Island and Elandan Garden & Bonsai Museum located near Port Orchard. CLICK HERE for INFO ABOUT MORE GARDENS
Thru November 2 – Kitsap County Haunted House – Kitsap County Fairgrounds
Work your way through three buildings on the fairgrounds at this popular spooky local Halloween attraction. CLICK HERE TO MAP IT.
October 25- 26 – Haunted Heronswood Garden Ghosts and goblins, young and old, will enjoy the stroll through Jack O’ Lantern Lane and past vignettes inspired by S’Klallam and other Native American stories and traditional Halloween characters. Food and beverage tent for the whole family.5- 9 pm. CLICK HERE TO MAP IT.
October 26 – Kitsap Live Steamers Ghost Train – This popular attraction offers freaky fun for the whole family. Ride these amazing scale model trains through forests filled with ghosts and goblins. Located at South Kitsap Regional Park. CLICK HERE TO MAP IT
October 27 – 14th Annual Spooky 12K Run – Runners vie for best costume while running along scenic wooded trails in the great Port Gamble forest. A wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors on the Kitsap Peninsula! Sign up online at poulsborunning.com.
Thru November 1 – Pheasant Field Farms, Celebrate the final harvest with family-friendly events at this working farm in operation since 1905. Scour the fields for the perfect pumpkin from warty to white or one that fits in the palm of a hand. Open Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sundays 12-6 pm. CLICK HERE TO MAP IT.
November 2-3 – Bremerton Antique Auto Swap Meet – Kitsap County Fairgrounds – This 30-year old swap is a treasure trove of historic car parts, automotive memorabilia, general vintage, and antique items and so much more. The public is welcome. Small entry fee, free-parking. Saturday 8 am – 5 pm. Sunday 8 am – 2:30 pm. CLICK HERE TO MAP IT
November 9 – Kitsap Salmon Tour – Bring family and friends to celebrate the kickoff of salmon returning to Kitsap streams at these FREE events! Learn about the remarkable life cycle of the salmon and their ecological needs and actions people can take to build and maintain a successful balance between salmon and humans. Salmon Docents and volunteers will talk about the various types of salmon in eight viewing sites around Kitsap, the salmon life cycle, and healthy fish habitat. CLICK HERE for other info about local Salmon Habitats on the VKP website.
Other Salmon Habitat Tours & Viewing Location: Jarstad Park (Gorst): Nov. 13th 10 am – 12 pm, Salmon Haven (Bremerton): Nov. 17, 11 am – 1 pm, Poulsbo’s Fish Park (Poulsbo): Nov. 13th, 11am-12pm and Nov. 14, 12-1pm. Presented by WSU Extension Office. CLICK HERE for details about locations and activities.
November 8 -11 – Art in the Woods Studio Tour – Attention art lovers. Make plans now for a long weekend getaway to enjoy a leisurely self-guided tour of 20 studios located in on county roads in Kingston, Indianola, Suquamish, and Poulsbo. The tour feature more than 60 professional local artists working in a variety of media giving visitors the chance to see “artists at work”. Observe demonstrations in processes such as glass lamp-work, raku, and etching. Presented by Cultural Arts Foundation NW. CLICK HERE for all the details.
The Kitsap Peninsula…We’re Your Destination for an Easy Weekday or Weekend Getaway. When you’re ready for a break from the daily grind or intense urban city scene, hop aboard a beautify WA State Ferry or drive across the scenic Tacoma Narrows Bridge and in no time, you will be in the wide-open spaces on the Kitsap Peninsula.
NEARBY LODGING IDEAS: Oxford Suites, Silverdale Waterfront; Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel, Poulsbo Inn & Suites, Poulsbo Guest House/Red Lion. Find lodging and event info at www.VisitKitsap.com. The Kitsap Peninsula is served by four WA State Ferry Routes: Edmonds-Kingston, Seattle-Bremerton, Seattle-Bainbridge Island, and West Seattle-Vashon – Southworth. CLICK HERE for Schedule Info.