Cities and Towns of Hood Canal
Hood Canal stretches more than 70 miles through Washington's pristine forestlands and is a bastion for outdoor recreation and nature viewing. Towns like Union, Potlatch, Hoodsport, Brinnon and Quilcene offer the traveler a wide assortment of accommodations, from RV parks to bed and breakfast cabins in secluded settings. Camping facilities also are available in state parks and privately operated campgrounds.
Hood Canal's activities are plentiful: Sea kayaking is a popular sport off shore from the town of Union, where 80-degree summers help to warm the waters at the southern end of the canal. Sport fishing for cutthroat, spinrays, kokanees and rainbow trout is available at many of the lakes in the area.
Port Gamble, North America's longest running company-operated mill town offers a unique glimpse into the area's historic beginnings. Now a National Historic Landmark, the mill town has been restored to its 19th century decor. Hoodsport Winery, which has been in operation in Hoodsport since 1978, hosts seasonal events and highlights award-winning wines.
Of course, there is no better way to experience the scenery of Hood Canal than from the air. Seaplane tours can be chartered through the Alderbrook Resort in Union and feature spectacular vistas as far away as Seattle.
Alderbrook Resort offers fine dining and an 18-hole golf course with breathtaking views of the Olympic mountain range, along with upscale accommodations and shopping for the selective traveler.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Hood Canal Country Trail Guide (Discover Your Northwest Trail Guides) by Discover Your Northwest and Olympic National Forest Hood Canal Ranger District. This compact trail guide explores the Hood Canal region of the Olympic National Forest and Park. Information includes maps, trail descriptions, regulations, restrictions and recommendations. Order now...
Afoot & Afloat South Puget Sound: And Hood Canal by Marge Mueller and Ted Mueller. This book tells you where to take your boat and what there is to do when you reach your destination. Easy to use directions by boat and car, interesting facts and trivia, navigation notes and specific trips are included. Order now...
Hood Canal Bridge by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome and John McBrewster. Learn about the Hood Canal Bridge, a floating bridge that connects the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas. The content of this book is from Wikipedia or other free online sources. Order now...
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