Three Washington State Spots to Soothe Your Hobbit Soul 5 (1)

The Hobbit House at the Brothers Greenhouses Washington State Hobbit Houses

Pining for the Shire? Here are a few places to visit to quell your hobbity cravings in Washington State without visiting Middle Earth (or at least New Zealand).

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Foulweather Bluff Sign

Foulweather Bluff is a protected nature refuge in Hansville, WA. It offers a short family-friendly hike to the beach and great birdwatching!

Three Western Washington Ghost Tours To Haunt You 0 (0)

Port Gamble Ghost Tours Walker Ames Mansion with Bleach Bypass

Are you a believer? It’s OK if you’re not. Ghost tours are fun, especially in October when the days are growing shorter and the leaves are falling. And good ones are also a bit of an (entertaining) history lesson. Here are three Haunted Tours in and (relatively) near Seattle to take this Autumn: Seattle, Port Gamble, and Port Townsend

Famous Seattle Graves (and Where to Find Them) 4 (1)

Jimi Hendrix gravesite Jimi hendrix face purple

If celebrity burials are your thing, the number of Seattle’s famous dead denizens does come close to rivaling many larger, and older, cities. But we do have a few here, and they’re worth visiting if you like cemeteries. Here’s more about where to find the graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee, Jimi Hendrix, and Chief Sealth (Seattle), along with a listing of a few others with a more local claim to fame.

Sound Fall Fun: Things to Do This Autumn in Seattle and the Puget Sound Area 0 (0)

Remlinger Farms Pumpkin Farm Festival

I haven’t updated this post for 2021, and, at this point, am not sure if I will get around to it due to life events and changes on this website. Look for future posts with holiday event, though!

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Stump House Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve Trail Maps

Guillemot Cove Nature Preserve is one of my favorite Kitsap County day hikes, and great for kids (at least kids who will tolerate the uphill trek back from the beach). While you’re there, visit the Stump House which (legend has it) was a hideout for an outlaw in the 1800s and would have been my clubhouse as a kid if it had been in my neighborhood.

Blake Island Kayaking and Camping 0 (0)

Cheryl in Kayak

You can only get to Blake Island in Washington State by boat (or seaplane, it turns out). It’s a fun kayaking adventure from Seattle or Kitsap County. Here’s more about kayaking and camping on Blake Island.

Three Washington State Spots to Soothe Your Hobbit Soul 5 (1)

The Hobbit House at the Brothers Greenhouses Washington State Hobbit Houses

Pining for the Shire? Here are a few places to visit to quell your hobbity cravings in Washington State without visiting Middle Earth (or at least New Zealand).

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