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Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula

Sequim is the Gateway to the Olympic PeninsulaAs we settle into 2017, it’s time to start looking at and appreciating the charmed life we lead in Sequim. If you don’t already live here, perhaps it’s time you join us? There are many significant reasons to move to Sequim. The obvious one that most people talk about is weather, and the infamous “blue hole” in which Sequim resides. While that is certainly fantastic and an important part to life here, that’s not all there is. Sequim is also considered a gateway to all of the incredible destinations further west on the Olympic Peninsula.  In Sequim, you get all of the amenities of modern life:  High quality doctors, good schools, a vibrant community culture, plenty of stores and restaurants, and an active retired community. From there, your journey is only just beginning.  Continue Reading

Enjoy the Winter in Sequim

Winter Activities SequimSequim, known as a respite from the typically gray and rainy Pacific Northwest, is a wonderful place to be during the winter.  So many of us tend to stay indoors, out of the harsh elements of winter.  But in Sequim, we have the chance to do exactly the opposite. Whether you’re looking for traditional winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding, or whether you just want to take a quiet walk through nature this winter, Sequim has what you’re looking for.  It doesn’t matter what the weather does in Western Washington; there’s always something to do in Sequim.  Come fall in love with the charms of the Olympic Peninsula; you won’t want to leave! Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

Birding in Beautiful Sequim

Birding SequimThough there’s still a chill in the air, a quick look out the window tells you that spring is here.  One of the best parts about living in Sequim are the many activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year.  The mild weather here means outdoor activities are plentiful no matter the season.  However, even on the Olympic Peninsula, there is still something distinctly special about spring time.  Though we certainly will see some rain at this time of year, the pull to get outside and enjoy the reawakening of mother nature is undeniable. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy quiet activities like birding and hiking through meadows of colorful wildflowers, and Sequim is an incredible place in which to enjoy these activities. Once you visit us for a day, you’ll want to stay for a lifetime. Continue Reading

Fall Hiking in Sequim

Sequim Fall HikingAll it takes is one simple look around at the abundant natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula for visitors to fall in love with the Sequim area and all it has to offer. Many new residents have flocked to the greater Sequim Valley after that first impression. One of the best things about Sequim, other than its idyllic setting, is the moderate weather that we enjoy year-round.  The frequent sunny days and mild temperatures allow residents and visitors alike to get outside on a regular basis.  Though spring and summer may be the more obvious choices for hiking on the Olympic Peninsula, we find that there really isn’t any bad time of year to get out and enjoy the trails.  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. Continue Reading