19 nually hosts the Oyster Rama, an intertidal celebration featuring music and marathons. Tour the beach, harvest oysters, and have fun! Shelton’s OysterFest is the state’s largest seafood festival with food, Washington wines and microbrew, music, and the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships. Big Charm in a Small Town Shelton’s forestry heritage is evident in its turn-of-the century architecture. Railroad Avenue is transformed for the annual Forest Festival, featuring a parade, logger’s competition featuring spar climbing and log rolling and a 25’ Paul Bunyan. Downtown offers shops, restaurants, and parks. Want to experience living history? Enjoy views of working tugboats riding the tides to greater Puget Sound from your room at A Lighthouse on Hammersley B&B. Craving Adventure? Head to Shelton’s Skydive Kapowsin for a new perspective as you drop 13,000 feet above the Olympics. Prefer staying grounded? Down the road is one of the Northwest’s most famous tracks, The Ridge Motorsports, including karting, moto- cross and a racing school. Skokomish & Squaxin Share Their Story Long before the first European explorers sailed the Salish Sea, the area provided year-round generous bounty and culture for the Skokomish and Squaxin people. Celebrating their heritage with museums sharing stories, photos, art and artifacts, the tribes bridge the early experience and spirituality with modern day ritu- als and living. Lucky Dog Casino and Little Creek Casino Resort of- fer gaming and entertainment with world-class dining. Little Creek also hosts Salish Cliffs, the award-winning golf course overlooking South Puget Sound. Photo: Courtesy Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce Points of Interest The High Steel Bridge 360-877-2021 • Perched 420 feet above the North Fork of Skokomish River, the 685-foot-long steel span was originally a logging railroad bridge built in 1929. Approximately ten miles from Hwy 101, it’s a stunning view! Directions and more information at ExploreHoodCanal.comandOlympicPeninsulaWa- terfallTrail.com. Skyline Drive-In Theatre 182 SE Brewer Rd, Shelton • 360-426-4707 One of the last vintage theaters, the Skyline Drive-In Theater is great fun with nightly double features in the summer months and a nostalgic snack shack. Mason County Historical Society Museum 427WRailroadAve,Shelton•360-426-1020 TheMuseumislocatedintheoldtownhallbuildingindowntown Sheltonandishometocountlessphotographs,displays,books, diaries,loggingtools,pioneerclothing,woodcarvings,WorldWar Ieramemorabilia,militaryuniforms,andofficialdocuments. Staircase Entrance to Olympic National Park 150NLakeCushmanRd,Hoodsport•360-877-2021•NPS.gov/olym Withcampingandhikingopportunitiesgalore,theStaircase entrancetoOlympicNationalParkboastsmagnificentviewsof thesurroundingpeaks,thetumblingwatersoftheNorthFork SkokomishRiver,andgiantoldgrowthcedarandfir. Dalby Waterwheel Hwy 106 between Dalby Rd and E Beach Dr, Union Mason County’s most famous and most photographed historical structure. It powered the first hydro electricity in the area. Photo: Courtesy of ExploreHoodCanal.com CometotheannualOysterFest!