7 growth forests, explore Sol Duc Falls and Salmon Cascades or relax in the hot springs. The Sol Duc River, with many camping and recreational opportunities, is abundant with salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout. This 78-mile river runs through the valley on its way to the Quillayute River in La Push. Enjoy scenic views while crossing the Sol Duc River five times between Forks and Port Angeles. Sol Duc Hatchery is just off Mary Clark Road (north of milepost 203, Hwy. 101). Enjoy self-guided walking tours of the Sol Duc Salmon Hatchery Interpretive Center and rearing ponds. Open daily. Guided group tours available by request. • 360-327-3246 Photo: James Jamie Photo: Dave Logan Fascination on the Olympic Peninsula Photo: Forks Prop Store Twilight Journey to Forks, the hometown of the vampire coven in Stephenie Meyer’s beloved Twilight novels. Discover for yourself the magic of the rainiest town in the contiguous United States, explore our rain forest and beaches, and—just maybe—catch a glimpse of a vampire or “wolf!” Visit the Forever Twilight in Forks Collection, a gallery of screen-worn costumes and actual props used by your favorite saga actors at the world’s largest collection of Twilight Saga props and cos- tumes alongside Forks-centric pieces, international editions, beautiful fan-made T-shirt quilts and other unique items! Forever Twilight in Forks Sept. 13–16, 2018 ForeverTwilightInForks.com Please join us for Forever Twilight in Forks, our annual festival held on the weekend closest to hero- ine Bella Swan’s birthday on September 13th. Enjoy fun Twilight-inspired parties, activities, contests, vendors and more! Meet up with other Twi-fans and celebrate your love of Twilight! La Push & Ocean Beaches From Forks, drive west to La Push or Rialto on the rugged Pacific Coast and explore its pristine beaches, kayak tidal estuaries and surf coastal waves. Over 70 miles of protected coastline and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary form the western boundary of the north Olympic Peninsula. Just 16 miles west of Forks at the mouth of the Quillayute River is the coastal village of La Push, home of the Quileute People for thousands of years.  La Push offers a marina and services for visitors, including  beachfront resort, RV park and restaurant. Drive to nearby Rialto Beach, also known as Mora, to the north of La Push. Hike forested trails to reach pristine shores at Second and Third Beaches. Mile-wide First Beach in La Push is a popular surfing spot and a favorite place for gray whales to pause and feed on their northward migration. Best viewing is in the morning from mid-February through late May. Sol Duc River & Valley Located west of Lake Crescent in the Olympic National Park, the Sol Doc Valley offers many intriguing places to discover. See old- FirstBeach inLaPush