For a fantastic day trip, try Dungeness Spit, located in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge along the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula. It is an hour drive but totally worth the trip. The spit is a preserve for native birds, no dogs allowed, so bring the camera. You can make the full 10 mile round-trip hike and check out the New Dungeness Lighthouse at the 5 mile mark. Be sure to check the tide calendar before you go. Having made this hike myself I have to recommend it to out-of-towners or even locals who don’t know it’s there. Simply beautiful!
Old Fashioned 4th of July at Fort Worden State Park will begin at 5 p.m. with kid’s games and lawn pinball all capped off with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Come join us for this old fashioned, home-spun and community-funded show. We encourage you to obtain a $30 Discover Pass that will give you access to all Washington State Parks for a year or if you prefer, a $10 day pass will be available at the main office or at pay stations located at the park. After 7 p.m. on July 4th there will be open access to the Fort with free parking.