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Weather on the on the peninsula can be unreliable, especially on the west coast, but whether in rain, mist, or sunshine, its landscapes have an undeniable majesty and power.
Olympic Peninsula: The Victorian city of Port Townsend  makes for a pleasant weekend getaway and welcomes visitors to the Olympic Peninsula.
Once a busy port, the quiet harbor of Port Townsend is now a destination for pleasure boats and a venue for regattas and maritime festivals. Its Victorian architecture has earned Port Townsend the status of National Historic District. Farmer's markets, regattas, and festivals stoke up the normally quiet community. Old signage painted on the sides of commercial buildings provide a sense of histoy and nostalgia for those old enough to remember, and tourist facilities help keep the economy going. Leaving Port Townsed to explore the peninsula. Outside of the National Park, the Ho River areas has been logged but retains its beauty. Moss draped giants (Big Leaf Maple) brood in the mist and rain of the Ho River Valley. The shingle beaches and massive driftwood are evidence that the mood of the rugged coastline is not always this quiet. The subalpine forest and meadows of the Olympic mountains are easily accessible by road or trail and can put on a spectacular show of spring flowers.
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The weather on the on the peninsula can be unreliable, especially on the west coast, but whether in the rain, mist, or sunshine, its landscapes have an undeniable majesty and power.
Olympic Peninsula: The Victorian city of Port Townsend  makes for a pleasant weekend getaway and welcomes visitors to the Olympic Peninsula.
Once a busy port, the quiet harbor of Port Townsend is now a destination for pleasure boats and a venue for regattas and maritime festivals. Its Victorian architecture has earned Port Townsend the status of National Historic District. Farmer's markets, regattas, and festivals stoke up the normally quiet community. Old signage painted on the sides of commercial buildings provide a sense of history and nostalgia for those old enough to remember, and tourist facilities help keep the economy going. Leaving Port Townsed to explore the peninsula. Moss draped giants (Big Leaf Maple) brood in the mist and rain of the Ho River Valley. The shingle beaches and massive driftwood are evidence that the mood of the rugged coastline is not always this quiet. The subalpine forest and meadows of the Olympic mountains are easily accessible by road or trail and can put on a spectacular show of spring flowers.