Get Outside on the Olympic Peninsula
Fall on the Olympic Peninsula is just as glorious as the rest of the year. One look around at this incredibly scenic valley, and you’ll wonder why you haven’t moved here sooner. Though people relocate to Sequim for a variety of reasons, the exquisite sunny, dry weather and the unbeatable natural beauty are high on the list for most. Though spring and summer are the more obvious choice for outdoor recreation, fall’s frequent sunny days and mild temperatures allow for plenty of outdoor adventure as well. Whether it’s hiking, biking, golfing, birding, kayaking, or beachcombing, fall on the Olympic Peninsula is unbeatable. If you haven’t been yet, we invite you to come explore Sequim with us, and to see firsthand what all the hype is about.
Olympic Peninsula Fall Adventures
For many people in the Northwest, the Olympic Peninsula’s rainy an gloomy fall weather signals an end to outdoor adventures and a slow, reluctant retreat indoors. That’s not the case in Sunny Sequim, though. In this retiree’s paradise, you’ll be able to enjoy a range of outdoor activities throughout the fall. Bike along the scenic 130+ mile Olympic Discovery Trail, which winds along fields and farms, through parks and towns, past beaches, and over creeks, rivers, and ravines. Views of snow capped peaks, ocean beaches, raging rivers and sparkling lakes, and the majestic green giants of the forests will fill you with a deep sense of appreciation for nature. For a true Northwest experience, grab a guide and head into the woods, where you can try your hand at foraging for delicious wild edibles.
Though you’re definitely more likely to run into wet trail conditions and rainy weather high in the Olympic Mountains, there are still plenty of wonderful places for fall hiking in the Sequim Area. Our favorite place for fall hiking, or really hiking at any time of the year, is the popular Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. No matter how many times you visit, there is always something new to see and enjoy along this protected beach, which is home to a tremendous variety of wildlife and natural habitat. Another local favorite during the fall months is hiking the hills of Hurricane Ridge near Port Angeles. Or, for a nearby spectacular display of fall color, take a relaxing walk at Dungeness Railroad Bridge Park.
Fall activities are just beginning on the Olympic Peninsula, and adventure is yours for the taking. Make the most of these beautiful fall months, and come see why Sequim has become such a beloved retirement destination. When you’re ready to make the move, contact our experienced Real Estate Brokers for help.