10 Seattle Port Townsend Quilcene Brinnon To Shelton Mason Cty Port Ludlow Port Hadlock Marrow- stone Is. Sequim Gardiner Forks Kalaloch La Push Clallam Bay Sekiu Port Angeles Joyce Neah Bay Olympic National Park Olympia Lake Quinault Lake Crescent 5 101 101 101 101 104 112 3 Port Angeles Port Angeles & Lake Crescent VisitPortAngeles.com Nestled between the Olympic Range and the Strait of Juan de Fuca Port Angeles, the largest city on the Olympic Peninsula, has made its mark with colorful history as an active deep water seaport since the mid-1850s. Its location provides the best transit across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, Canada, via the Blackball Ferry Line. The MV Coho Ferry crosses in 90 minutes and operates daily except during annual dry dock service late January to early February. The snowcapped Olympic Mountains form a dramatic back- drop south of Port Angeles. A short 18-mile drive from the city leads to Hurricane Ridge, one of the most visited areas in Olympic National Park. Downtown Happenings Port Angeles’ recently renovated downtown is a great place to view harbor activities. The City Pier offers magnificent views of ships at anchor and the City of Victoria, Canada, 18 miles across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Visit the pier’s Feiro Marine Life Center with exhibits on protecting marine resources. Adjacent is the Olympic Coast Discovery Center in The Landing Mall. Learn about the ocean and underwater landscape, maritime history, marine wildlife, habitats and traditional cultures. Take a guided tour of historical Port Angeles to see sections of its famed underground or view colorful murals depicting local lore. Enjoy Art on the Town, a display of over 56 outdoor sculp- tures. It includes the Avenue of the People, a permanent outdoor art display of ordinary people doing things about town. Take a guided Art Walk through downtown or browse the cafés, restau- rants, galleries, boutiques, gift shops, independent bookstores and antique shops on your own. Favorite Events 24th Annual JuandeFucaFestivaloftheArts:May25–28 360-457-5411•JFFA.org Over125performancesofmusic,danceandtheater,presentingacts fromaroundtheworld.Liveperformancesonindoorandoutdoor stagesarejoinedbymusicalworkshops,aglobalcraftfair,delicious food,publicartandspecialactivitiesforchildren. NorthOlympicDiscoveryMarathon:June3 NODM.com HalfandfullmarathonusingtheOlympicDiscoveryTrailthat connectsSequimandPortAngeles. RidetheHurricane:Aug5 360-452-2363•PortAngeles.org Consideredoneofthepremieruphillridesinthecountry,thisunique recreationalcyclingeventallowscycliststoridethefamedHurricane RidgeRoadfreeofvehicles.Severalrideoptionsincludea100-mile centuryrideusingtheOlympicDiscoveryTrailaswell. Arts&DraughtsFestival:Sept22–25 PortAngelesBeerFest.com Over20regionalbreweries,wineriesandcideriesserveupcraft beveragesalongsidelocalfoodandfinecraftvendorsforamulti-day streetfairin downtownPortAngeles withlivemusic, “art inthemak- ing”demosandgallerytours.Thiseventisfamily friendly. DungenessCrab&SeafoodFestival:Oct5–7 360-452-6300•CrabFestival.org TheFestivalfeaturesatraditionalDungenesscrabfeedandthe freshestNorthwestseafood,withwinetasting,abeergarden, demonstrationkitchen,entertainment,craftfairandU.S.CoastGuard demonstration.TheCrabDerbyoffershands-oncrabcatchingfun! Photo: Nate Wyeth PortAngelespier MapsforPortAngelesareavailableat theVisitorCenter,121E.RailroadAvenue