Tag: Things to do in Sequim

Head to the Hurricane Ridge Ski Area this Winter

The Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the world with striking mountainous views, sparkling waters, and picturesque coastlines. Many people move here just for outdoor recreation!  Thankfully, the Hurricane Ridge Ski Area is only an hour from Sequim, WA, and only 40 minutes from Port Angeles, WA. For those who love heading to the beach in the warmer months and hitting the slopes in the winter, you’ll absolutely fall in love with the location of these small towns on the Olympic Penisula.

The Hurricane Ridge Ski Area is within the Olympic National Park, and it’s the westernmost ski area in the continental United States. Olympic National Park is a diverse preserved area with three distinct ecosystems: the Pacific coastline, temperate forests, subalpine forests, and meadow areas. The Hurricane Ridge Ski area is located in the alpine region, and powdery white snow typically covers the landscape in the wintertime.

If you’ve felt the call of the beauty of the Northwest, there’s so much to explore here on the Olympic Penisula and the Olympic National Park. Let us help you decide if this is the place you’d like to call home. Reach out to one of our seasoned and personable agents today! Continue Reading

Our Favorite Fall Activities!

Fall on the Olympic Peninsula is pretty magical – and certainly ranks high at the top of our list of places to explore.  There are so many great things to do in Sequim this fall, too, some of which may surrpise you! The Pacific Northwest may not share the same vibrant colors of New England in the fall, but Mother Nature still puts on a great show each year. It’s been a relatively dry summer, even for sunny Sequim, and we’re really looking forward to the crisp, cool nights and sunny days ahead.

Whether you’re looking for an epic fall adventure seeking out the best fall colors the Pacific Northwest has to offer, or whether you’d rather spend your time browsing the shops, restaurants, and more in downtown Sequim, we can think of plenty of things to do in Sequim this fall (along with neighboring towns). We’d love to share some of our favorite fall traditions with you – don’t hesitate to reach out for more information about Sequim, especially if you’re considering moving here. Our team at Schwab Realty is always happy to help!

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Visit Sequim Bay State Park This Summer

Sequim, located on the Olympic Peninsula about 2 hours west of Seattle, offers unparalleled mountain views and a wide variety of landscapes and animal life to enjoy.  It’s also the home of Sequim Bay State Park, which is a wonderful place to camp or stay for a few days while you explore this charming corner of the world.

Sequim is nestled near the foot of the Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Forest and makes for the perfect getaway for outdoor adventurers. It’s also just minutes from the sparkling blue waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, so perfect for fishermen, boaters, and water lovers of all types.  At Sequim Bay State Park, you can truly enjoy the best of all worlds – and it’s all just minutes from the charming downtown of Sequim, which offers weary travelers a home-town feel when they’re not traversing the trails.

Come experience the fresh air of the Olympic Peninsula this summer.  Once you’re here, you may never want to go back – and we can help with that, of course! Continue Reading

10 Fantastic Things to do in Sequim This Spring

If you’re holding off on enjoying the many wonderful things to do in Sequim because you don’t think the weather is suitable, it’s time to rethink your position! A recent February snowstorm hit the Pacific Northwest, slowing things down for a day or two. But, per usual, Sequim was spared the brunt of the storm, and it is thanks to the Rainshadow effect of the Olympic Mountains that affords Sequim more sunny days than is typical in the (sometimes) dreary Pacific Northwest!

Take advantage of Sequim’s drier than usual spring, and get out and enjoy all of the great things to do in Sequim this spring.  From birdwatching, hiking, and biking, to kayaking and more, there’s never a shortage of things to do in this beautiful, small town. Not only is Sequim great to explore on its own, but it’s also well-located on the Olympic Peninsula and serves as the perfect jumping-off point from which to explore vast expanses of the Olympic Peninsula.

Sure – there are plenty of fun things to do in Sequim (year-round!).  But did you also know Sequim is a wonderful place to live and work? We’re seeing people move here in record numbers as the modern workforce changes and allows for more and more remote working opportunities. If you’re interested in the Sequim real estate market, it’s time to talk with our seasoned Sequim Real Estate Agents. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have as to what it’s like living and working in the area. We have decades of experience that you can put to good use. Contact one of our wonderful Realtors in Sequim today. Continue Reading

Benefits to Real Estate Investing in Sequim

Have you been thinking about real estate investing?  If so, Sequim is a great market to consider!  Sequim has frequently been touted as one of the top retirement communities, primarily due to its incredible year-round weather, it’s relative affordability, and its community amenities.

As Sequim’s #1 real estate investing team, it’s our job to make the buying and selling process as painless as possible and to represent our community in the best way possible. We pride ourselves on our many years in service to Sequim and the surrounding communities on the Olympic Peninsula and would love the opportunity to help you find your next great real estate investment. Contact one of our Sequim Real Estate Agents today! Continue Reading

10 Things to do on the Olympic Peninsula This Summer

While Sequim is certainly a charming and wonderful place to visit any time of year, it also makes a great home base for exploring the Olympic Peninsula.  Its location near some of the top things to do on the Olympic Peninsula is also what makes Sequim such a great place to live. From here, it’s easy to explore the nearby towns of Port Townsend and Port Angeles, while still also having easy access to the Olympic National Park and the area’s top attractions.

Whether you’re into hiking, biking, taking scenic drives, fishing, or just relaxing on local beaches and at local parks, Sequim really is the perfect place to relax and unwind this summer.  Whether you’re coming to the area to consider making a move or just want someplace new to visit, we hope you make Sequim a part of your summer plans this year.  If you have any questions about living in the area, reach out to one of our wonderful Sequim Real Estate Agents. Continue Reading

Socially Distant Things to do in Sequim This Summer

Sequim and the greater Clallam County area have fared pretty well when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, though we still expect this summer to be a drastically different one than normal. The famous Sequim Lavender Festival has been canceled, as have a number of other events and activities that normally take place in the summer.  Even so, there are still a number of wonderful things to do in Sequim that offer some natural social distancing.  As the threat of the pandemic passes and the state begins to reopen to things like travel, we hope you’ll consider spending some (careful) time in Sequim this summer and supporting the many wonderful small businesses here.

Downtown Sequim is a charming place, with a variety of locally-owned businesses that make it unique.  Without their typical summer crowds, Sequim Lavender farms will be happy to see your smiling faces (behind masks, of course) visiting their beautiful fields, and supporting them in whatever way possible.  Between visits to downtown businesses and lavender farms, we invite you to spend some time staying socially distanced and enjoying the many wonderful things to do in Sequim this summer.

Things to do in Sequim that Support Social Distancing

We hope that, at least in part, we can celebrate the bounty of Sequim with you this summer and fall. Tourism is important to the small town of Sequim, with people visiting here from all over the world to enjoy the variety of things to do in Sequim.  A few of these things include biking the Olympic Discovery Trail, visiting the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, hiking in the Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park, and visiting the area’s world-famous lavender farms during the annual lavender festival.

Things to do in Sequim that Encourage Social Distancing

We don’t like seeing the town of Sequim closed down to tourism anymore than you do, though for the health and wellbeing of our community it’s been an important part of the process.  As we inch closer to reopening, you can feel the palpable excitement from residents and small business owners.  Luckily, Sequim does have quite a few things going for it when it comes to welcoming visitors and embracing social distancing.

Of all the incredible things to do in Sequim, getting outside and enjoying this exceptionally beautiful area is at the top of the list.  Luckily for us, with so many places to go out and explore, it’s pretty easy to maintain proper social distancing while in Sequim. Whether you’re into hiking, biking, boating, fishing, birdwatching, or soaking up Mother Nature’s beauty in other ways, there are a whole host of exciting and fun things to do in Sequim. Here are just a few of the things we hope to share with you this summer when you do visit.  Of course, always remember to practice social distancing where needed, and bring your mask along with you, too.

  1. Hike out the 5.5 miles (one way) to the Dungeness Lighthouse.  Though there do tend to be a number of visitors to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, few of them make the 11-mile journey to the lighthouse.  The farther you get away from the start of the trailhead, the fewer people you’ll likely encounter.  There, you can focus on enjoying the resplendent nature around you, and take the time to appreciate this exceptionally beautiful part of the world.
  2. Bike down the Olympic Discovery Trail. Stretching from Port Townsend to La Push, this incredible trail takes you through some of the most magnificent scenery of the Olympic Peninsula.
  3. Take the time to visit one (or more) of Sequim’s Lavender Farms.  Visiting these farms is one of the most popular things to do in Sequim. Though we’re not quite sure what this process will look like quite yet, Sequim’s Lavender Farms are working on a solution that still allows guests to visit and experience the beauty of these rolling purple fields for themselves, all the while keeping themselves and others safe and protected.
  4. There are few better ways to practice social distancing than to get out on the water.  There are miles and miles of open water in the Sequim area, which means it’s the perfect place to go boating or kayaking.
  5. Enjoy a day in the mountains.  From the Olympic National Forest to the Olympic National Park, there are an incredible number of wonderful hiking trails in the area.  They range in distance and difficulty, but each one of them is just as rewarding as the next.

Things to do in Sequim that Encourage Social Distancing

Are you Moving to Sequim?

If you’re moving to Sequim this summer or later this year or next, let us be the first to welcome you to the area.  There are an incredible number of things to do in Sequim, and no shortage of ways to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest.  If you are still in the market for a new home or need any help settling into the area, our Sequim Real Estate Agents are here to help.  We’re passionate not just about buying and selling real estate, but also about the incredible community we call home.  Sequim truly is a wonderful place to live, and we hope to share it with you. Contact us today!