Outdoor Shakespeare (and other outdoor performances) Near Puget Sound 5 (1)

Seattle Shakespeare in the Park Productions Featured Image

We love Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor theater performances! Pack a picnic and a blanket and sit in the sun (or in some cases under the stars). While many performances have been canceled for 2021, some are resuming. Here are the ones of which we are currently aware.

Foulweather Bluff 0 (0)

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!

Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back 0 (0)

I cycled this route years ago, and intended to write about it at that time.

A few things may have changed since then, but it remains a good cycling route with a good stop at Remlinger Farms at the mid-point (when they reopen),

This route is also my first go-round with adding route sharing capacity. If you have a route you’d like to share with readers, you can do it!

The Best Beginner Mountain Bike Trails Near Seattle 5 (1)

Seattle Mountain Bike Trails

Seattle is home to some great mountain biking and some of the best beginner mountain bike trails in the Pacific Northwest. This is a sponsored post from evo — a Seattle based retailer that specializes in outdoor equipment…mountainbikes and more!

Feeling Drawn to the Water? A PNW Wetsuit Guide 4.2 (11)

Choosing a Wetsuit in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is a great place for water sports, but it can be cold. Here are some great tips for choosing a wetsuit for the Pacific Northwest from evo — a Seattle based outdoor gear retailer.

Fleur Couture: A Sneak Peek at 2020’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival 0 (0)

Fleurs de Villes at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival 2020

I had the chance to go to a media preview of this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. The gardens, as always were fabulous, there looks to be a promising lineup of speakers, but the real stars of the show were the “Fleurs de Villes.”

Visiting the Sequim Lavender Festival: A (Tiny) bit of Provence in Washington State 0 (0)

Sequim Lavender Festival Bike Kitty Bs Lavender Farm

Sometimes referred to as “America’s Provence,” Sequim sits in the Olympic rain shadow, so it sees more days of sun that some other parts of western Washington State — and grows a LOT of lavender!

Here’s more about Sequim’s Lavender Festival that takes place each July, tips for visiting, information about a few of the farms, and a link to an interative map of area lavender farms you might want to visit.

Best Hiking Trails in Mount Rainier National Park 0 (0)

Guest author Mark Bennet discusses the best hiking trails at Mount Rainier National Park from the skyline trail at Paradise to the Summerland Trail.

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!

About that THING… 0 (0)

Pacific Northwest Event Calendar Outdoor Stage at Thing NW Review 2019

We attended THING, Adam Zack’s (of Sasquatch! fame) new multidisciplinary music and arts festival at Fort Worden in Port Townsend. It included a varied lineup of entertainment and was worthwhile overall, with, we think a few learning experiences for next year if there is another THING coming.

Hiking Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve 0 (0)

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.

Kayaking Obstruction Island 0 (0)

Kayaking Obstruction Island Easy Orcas Island Kayaking and Safe Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

Obstruction Island just off the southeast part of Orcas Island is a good place for beginner-intermediate kayakers to paddle without being carried away by currents. Here’s more about this satisfying island circumnavigation paddle.

Going Victorian in Port Townsend 0 (0)

Tintype taken at the Port Townsend Victorian Festival

If you want to explore times of yore (sorry about the rhyme), head to Port Townsend for their annual Victorian Festival. We did in 2018 and encountered many a thing, including frightening(ly beautiful) ball gowns, tintype photography, and ghost stories.

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.

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