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The Olympic Peninsula Travel Guide

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Located in the western-most portion of Washington State, the Olympic Peninsula is mostly covered in the lush pine tree rainforests of the Olympic National Park. This ecologically unique area is always green thanks to plenty of rain and mild year-round temperatures. Visitors here can enjoy unequaled hiking and camping areas, as well as great fishing, biking, kayaking, and beachfront activities. On the northern edge of this peninsula lies Port Angeles. This bustling city is the economic and social heart of the region, and has a great ferry that provides service to the San Juan Islands, Victoria Island and up into British Colombia to the north. This or other ferries embarking eastward from the Peninsula can also reach Seattle and Tacoma. The Capital of the state can be found here at Olympia. You might be surprised to find in this small capital a thriving college town, complete with a happening nightlife and extensive artistic/historic scene. To the south is Mt. St. Helens, and to the southeast is Mt. Rainier. The western coast has both rocky and sandy beaches that are certainly swim-able during the warmer months. Visitors to this sparsely populated area are usually seeking natural entertainment, and the vast untouched forests of the Olympic Peninsula certainly contain enough rugged beauty to wear out the hiking boots of even the most experienced outdoor enthusiast.
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    5 Apr 19, 2011
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Located in the western-most portion of Washington State, the Olympic Peninsula is mostly covered in the lush pine tree rainforests of the Olympic National Park. This ecologically unique area is always green thanks to plenty of rain and mild year-round temperatures. Visitors here can enjoy unequaled hiking and camping areas, as well as great fishing, biking, kayaking, and beachfront activities. On the northern edge of this peninsula lies Port Angeles. This bustling city is the economic and social heart of the region, and has a great ferry that provides service to the San Juan Islands, Victoria Island and up into British Colombia to the north. This or other ferries embarking eastward from the Peninsula can also reach Seattle and Tacoma. The Capital of the state can be found here at Olympia. You might be surprised to find in this small capital a thriving college town, complete with a happening nightlife and extensive artistic/historic scene. To the south is Mt. St. Helens, and to the southeast is Mt. Rainier. The western coast has both rocky and sandy beaches that are certainly swim-able during the warmer months. Visitors to this sparsely populated area are usually seeking natural entertainment, and the vast untouched forests of the Olympic Peninsula certainly contain enough rugged beauty to wear out the hiking boots of even the most experienced outdoor enthusiast.
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