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An Afternoon at Railroad Bridge Park

Railroad Bridge Park SequimOne step outside your door in the morning, and you realize that the transition between summer and fall is here.  Crisp, chilly mornings are normal this time of year; just as normal as sunny, beautiful afternoons.  Only in the beautiful town of Sequim do you get to enjoy the Olympic Peninsula’s famous natural beauty without all the typical Washington Rain.  Thanks to the rainshadow effect of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim enjoys an incredible 250+ sunny days every year.  The difference in Sequim’s weather patters is much more noticeable during the typically dreary fall and winter days. When the rest of Western Washington bundles up and pulls out the umbrella’s, those of us in Sequim head outside to enjoy the drier weather at places like Sequim’s Railroad Bridge Park.

Railroad Bridge Park

At the heart of the popular  multi-use Olympic Discovery Trail, you’ll find the beautiful Railroad Bridge Park.  The beautiful Railroad Bridge was built in 1915 by the Milwaukee Railroad.  Both timber and passengers moving between Port Townsend, Port Angeles, and towns and logging railways further west traveled over this bridge from 1915 through 1980.  In 1985, this railway line was abandoned, and later became an important site showcasing Sequim’s history.  Today, the bridge is one of the few remaining wood truss railroad bridges.  The truss and trestle at Railroad Bridge Park is also the longest bridge over the raging Dungeness River.  Sadly, the original wooden trestle had to be replaced by a new steel structure after a storm in 2015.

Dungeness River Audobon Center

Railroad Bridge Park Sequim

Railroad Bridge Park is a popular destination for birding, as it is home to the Dungeness River Audobon Center.  The Audobon Center hosts spectacular exhibits of local birds and wildlife, and provides on-site environmental programs for adults and children. There are short river trails in the park, as well as restrooms, drinking water, picnic areas, and parking.  If you continue walking west from Railroad Bridge Park, you’ll soon find yourself wandering through some of Sequim’s scenic farmland.

If you want to know more about Sequim’s incredible weather and fun activities, contact one of our knowledgeable real estate agents today.  We know how to help you find the home of your dreams!