October 2017 adventure with Betsy

Port Angeles Farmers Market

Saturdays, 10AM - 2PM at Gateway Transit Center year round

Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Mid-June through September

Gateway Transit Center tel: 360-460-0361

Location

PA Farmers MarketPort Angeles, WA, 98362
United States
47° 57' 26.0748" N, 123° 23' 36.1932" W
See map: Google Maps

Port Townsend Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, April through November Uptown, Port Townsend Wednesdays, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, June through September Uptown, Port Townsend Tel: 360-379-9098

Location

This field is required**WA
United States
48° 7' 4.1052" N, 122° 45' 34.92" W
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Around Forks

The town of Forks is situated on a broad prairie 15 miles from the ocean (in the Quillayute Valley). About 5,000 folks live in the greater Forks area, and you’ll find restaurants, lodgings, shops and services in this friendly, rural community.

Location

ForksForks, WA
United States
47° 57' 7.0524" N, 124° 23' 7.1664" W
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Finnriver Farm & Cidery

Finnriver is a 33 acre organic family farm and artisan cidery where we welcome visitors to our year-round Tasting Room for a sip of life on the farm.  Located alongside a restored salmon stream in the fertile, green Chimacum Valley, Finnriver grows a variety of vegetables, fruit and grains; and we gather and ferment the flavors of the land to offer you award-winning, handcrafted sparkling hard ciders and dessert wines.  You must be 21 to do a tasting but all ages are welcome on the farm for self-guided walks around the farm.

Location

Chimacum
62 Barn Swallow Rd
Chimacum, WA, 98325
United States
47° 58' 34.8672" N, 122° 46' 44.2704" W
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Purple Haze Lavender Farm

Purple Haze Lavender Farm is a 10 acre certified organic lavender farm located in the Dungeness Valley of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. We are one of more than 36 growers in the valley who are cultivating this wonderful herb.

We welcome visitors to wander our grounds, shop for lavender products, and relax with the scent of lavender in the air. In the summer, the farm is open for U-pick lavender.

Hours for the Farm gift shop: 10:00am.-5:00pm daily

We also offer the farm for weddings, and the Farmhouse is available as a vacation rental.
 

Location

Sequim
180 Bellbottom Road
Sequim, WA, 98382
United States
48° 4' 24.96" N, 123° 3' 57.6" W
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Port Townsend Cider Route

Download a PDF Map for directions to three of the area's Craft Cider Makers.

Alpenfire Cider
220 Pocket Lane Pt Townsend, WA
(360) 379-8915 ~ Website

Finnriver Farm & Cidery
62 Barn Swallow Rd Chimacum, WA
(360) 732-4337  ~ Website

Eaglemount Wine & Cider
2350 Eaglemount Rd Pt Townsend, WA
(360) 732-4084 ~ Website

Location

Gateway Visitor's Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
47° 53' 28.7952" N, 122° 43' 55.1532" W
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Sequim Open Aire Market

The Sequim Open Aire Market offers the best of fresh, local produce, arts and crafts.  The market opens in mid-May and runs through September.  Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. www.sequimmarket.com

 

Location

SequimWA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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Chimacum Farmers Market

Sundays, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, May to October

9122 Rhody Drive, Chimacum

Chimacum Farmer's market is located in the parking lot of the Chimacum Corner Farmstand

http://chimacumcorner.com/events/chimacum-farmers-market-sundays-10-2

Location

Chimacum Farmers Market
9122 Rhody Drive
Chimacum, WA, 98365
United States
48° 0' 40.3668" N, 122° 46' 6.978" W
See map: Google Maps

Harstine Island Farmers Market

Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Harstine Island Community Hall

Location

Harstine Island Farmers Market
3371 E Harstine Island Rd N
Shetlon, WA, 98584
United States
47° 16' 26.3568" N, 122° 53' 12.174" W
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Eight Lighthouses on the Olympic Peninsula

Stop along the way and visit some of the historical lighthouses on the Olympic Peninsula.

POINT WILSON
Point Wilson marks the west entrance into the Puget Sound. It is the turning point from the Strait of Juan de Fuca into Admiralty Inlet.

Location

Olympic PeninsulaWA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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Point Wilson Lighthouse

Point Wilson marks the west entrance into the Puget Sound. It is the turning point from the Strait of Juan de Fuca into Admiralty Inlet. The current station was built in 1914, replacing the original tower. The 49-foot tower was built in an octagonal shape to reduce wind pressure on the structure. The light shines from a 4th order Fresnel lens, a white light on for 15 seconds, then off 5 seconds, with one red flash during the occultation. The light was automated in 1976.

Location

Point Wilson Lighthouse
186 Harbor Defense Way
Port Townsend, WA, 98362
United States
See map: Google Maps

Dungeness Spit and Lighthouse

At 5.5 miles in length, the Dungeness Spit is the world's longest naturally occurring sandspit and home to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a sanctuary for over 250 species of birds, 41 species of land mammals and eight species of water mammals. Its trails and picnic areas offer breathtaking views of the beaches, Dungeness harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Location

Dungeness Spit and LighthouseSequim, WA, 98382
United States
48° 8' 24.4356" N, 123° 11' 41.874" W
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Quilcene Historical Museum

The Quilcene Historical Museum will celebrate its 20th Anniversary and re-opening for the season on April 16 from 12-3pm with grilled hot dogs, beverages, birthday cake and card; music by Denny Secord and the "Northwest Country Boys". Charter and Founding Members are special guests, but all are invited to this free family-fun event.

Location

Quilcene Historical Museum
151 E. Columbia St.
Quilcene, WA, 98376
United States
47° 49' 40.2492" N, 122° 52' 46.8876" W
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Port Townsend Marine Science Center & Natural History Museum

The Port Townsend Marine Science and Natural History Museum promote the scientific study of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits with interactive live exhibits for the public and educational programs, training and support for teachers and students. Bird migration cruises to Protection Island are scheduled throughout the year.

Fort Worden State Park
532 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
tel: 360-385-5582; 1-800-566-3932

Location

Pt. Townsend Marine Science Center & Natural History Museum
532 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
United States
48° 8' 28.1724" N, 122° 46' 19.0848" W
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Jefferson Art & History Museum

Located in historic City Hall (1892), the museum continues to discover, collect, preserve and promote Jefferson County heritage, including Native American history, Victorian life and military and maritime memorabilia. Additional history exhibits at Olympic Gateway Visitor Center at junction of Hwy. 104 and Hwy. 19.

540 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
tel: 360-385-1003

Location

Jefferson County Historical Museum
540 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
United States
48° 6' 57.3588" N, 122° 45' 10.2096" W
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Rothschild House Museum

The 1868 Greek Revival style home, now a Washington State Park, was the home of German immigrant and early Port Townsend merchant Henry Rothschild, wife Dorette and their four children. The house is filled with the objects and furnishings of the Rothschild family's life for over 90 years. This home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Call or visit the website for hours and information.

Corner of Franklin & Taylor
tel: 360-385-1003

Location

Rothschild House Museum
404 Taylor Street
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
United States
48° 6' 56.952" N, 122° 45' 27.9072" W
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Museum and Arts Center/Sequim-Dungeness Valley

This regional museum includes natural and cultural history displays and showcases the Manis Mastodon discovered in Sequim. Rotating collection, art exhibits and a museum store are featured. The historic Dungeness Schoolhouse, built in 1892, has a period classroom exhibit. Visit the Second Chance consignment store which helps provide operating income for museum programs and services. Open to the public by appointment, the DeWitt Building houses administrative offices, artifact storage, photo archives and the Whatton Research Library.

175 W. Cedar St.
Sequim, WA 98382
tel: 360-683-8110

Location

Museum and Arts Center
175 W. Cedar St.
Sequim, WA, 98382
United States
48° 4' 50.0052" N, 123° 6' 15.5124" W
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Port Angeles Fine Arts Center & Webster's Woods Art Park

Thought-provoking exhibitions with a Northwest flavor are imaginatively displayed in the semi-circular hilltop gallery set against an awesome vista of marine and mountain views. Webster's Woods is a five-acre "museum without walls" featuring over 125 sculptures and site works along rustic trails in a unique sylvan setting that is a microcosm of nearby Olympic National Park.

Gallery hours: Wednesday—Sunday, 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. (Nov.-Feb.); 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. (Mar.-Oct.)
Webster's Woods open daylight hours, year-round. Admission is free.

Location

PA Fine Arts Center & Webster's Woods Art Park
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA, 98362
United States
48° 6' 12.8376" N, 123° 25' 11.4168" W
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Clallam County Historical Society

The Museum in the restored Carnegie Library building features a permanent exhibit telling the story of Clallam County through the lives of its pioneers through the years. Changing exhibits are located on the first floor. Handicap accessible. A museum annex is located in the historic Federal Building at First and Oak.

Museum at the Carnegie
207 S. Lincoln St.
Port Angeles, WA 98382
tel: 360-452-2662

Email: artifact@olypen.com

Location

Clallam Count Historical Society
PO Box 1327
Port Angeles, WA, 98362
United States
47° 57' 26.0748" N, 123° 23' 36.1932" W
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Makah Cultural Center

The Makah Cultural and Research Center is world famous. Many of the items in the museum are from the "Ozette Dig," which yielded Makah artifacts from a village partially buried in a mudslide in the 1500s. The Ozette archeological collection is the largest pre-contact Northwest Coast Indian collection in the country. Whaling, sealing and fishing gear, basketry and replicas of a 60-foot cedar longhouse and oceangoing canoes are displayed. The center also houses the Makah language program, working to preserve and teach Makah language and culture.

1880 Bay View
Neah Bay, WA 98357

Location

Makah Cultural Center
1880 Bay View
Neah Bay, WA, 98357
United States
48° 22' 3.0504" N, 124° 37' 21.6048" W
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Forks Timber Museum

The museum displays the tools and history of logging, including The Logger, a 10-foot tall chainsaw-carved cedar statue surrounded by name plaques honoring past timber workers. Exhibits also highlight the history, pioneers, agriculture and Indian culture of Forks.

1411 Forks Ave. South
Forks, WA 98331
tel: 360-374-9663
email: forkstimbermuseum@hotmail.com

Location

Forks Timber Museum
1411 S Forks Avenue
Forks, WA, 98331
United States
47° 56' 36.9384" N, 124° 23' 7.6956" W
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Quilcene Historical Museum

The Quilcene Historical Museum displays photos, historic artifacts, and other educational displays highlighting the area’s logging and pioneer past. Regular displays of early Quilcene, school, barn, home and hearth, logging, mining, country store, toy and bottle collections, Native Americans, and Quilcene families.

Location

Quilcene Historical Museum
151 E. Columbia Street
Quilcene, WA, 98376
United States
47° 49' 40.2492" N, 122° 52' 46.8876" W
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Explore the Northwest Coast Hwy 112

Head to the most Northwestern tip of the continental US exploring Cape Flattery, walk along Hobuck Beach and visit the internationally-known Makah Museum.

Along Hwy 112 are the communities of Clallam Bay, Sekiu and Neah Bay with spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. Birders will delight in the variety of sea and migratory fowl found in this region, a list of sites and species is available by request or on-line.

Location

Northwest CoastNeah Bay, WA
United States
48° 21' 40.4532" N, 124° 39' 24.2568" W
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History Museum at Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitors Center

If you like history, especially the local history, be sure to stop by and check out the exhibits at the Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitors Center which is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society. there are amazing photos of native peoples, early settlers to the area as well as antique tools for farming and forestry. Kids of all ages love the giant threshing machine out front.

Location

OP Gateway Visitors Center
93 Beaver Vallery Road
Port Ludlow, WA
United States
47° 55' 15.222" N, 122° 43' 42.9996" W
See map: Google Maps

History in Jefferson County

 As you and your family stroll the streets of Port Townsend the Jefferson County Historical Society has a number of ways to enjoy the historic tapestry of Port Townsend.  Our central Museum is in the landmark 1892 City Hall building, downtown at 540 Water Street.  From this building the movers, doers, and speculators of early Port Townsend talked and planed their dreams.  Criminals were tossed in the jail downstairs, sometimes in leg-irons, and upstairs the Court and the rest of the powerful watched over the city's affairs.  Today the building still does the work of

Location

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540 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
United States
48° 6' 58.1112" N, 122° 45' 8.6724" W
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Military History comes alive at the Commanding Officer's Quarters Museum

This 1904 Home Museum, overlooking the Parade Grounds at Fort Worden, and Port Townsend Bay, reflects the dignity and responsibilities of the Coast Artillery Commanders here.  Charged with the protection of the United States waters from Imperial Naval powers at the turn if the 1900's Fort Worden was Headquarters for three Coast Artillery forts that formed what was called the "Triangle of Fire" in the day.  The Museum features furnishings and historic photographs of this bygone era.  We are open 11:00 A. M. to 5:00 P. M.

Location

Commanding Officer's Quarters
Pershing Ave.
Port Townsend, WA, 98368
United States
48° 7' 58.3896" N, 122° 45' 57.2184" W
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Jefferson County Historical Society Museum Opens New Theater Gallery

We Came With Dreams
 

Location

Jefferson County Historical Society MuseumWA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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VINCENT CREEK FALLS

The falls are viewed from the "High Steel Bridge", which crosses over 300 feet above the canyon floor.  The falls  dry out by mid summer the best time to visit is November to February when the Skokomish River basin receives heavy rainfall.

 

Location

VINCENT CREEK FALLS WA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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North and South Hamma Hamma River Bridge

 

Location

North and South Hamma Hamma River BridgeWA
United States
47° 32' 47.6952" N, 123° 2' 34.8468" W
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Goldsborough Creek Bridge

Location

Goldsborough Creek Bridge
State Hwy 3
Shelton, WA, 98584
United States
47° 10' 49.5912" N, 123° 5' 59.0676" W
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Malaney-O'Neill House

Location

Malaney-O'Neill HouseWA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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