MAPLE LEOPARD: 09/07/15

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Natural Side of Puget Sound: Port Gamble








Happy Labor Day Weekend!

 It's hard to believe summer will be over in just a few weeks.  I was fortunate to travel this summer to Hawaii , Canada, and to a few beautiful spots locally.  One of my favorite places on the Kitsap Peninsula is the picturesque town of Port Gamble. I took my daughter there before she left for college to study fashion.  I am  excited to see where her talents will take her!

This old mill town is filled with cute little shops, cafes, and a historic theater. Most of the shops are located in Victorian style homes. One  of the main attractions of this town is its superb wedding venue that boasts a  breathtaking view of the Hood Canal. 

If you are a fan of ice cream, head over to the general store. This place was a hit with me, because they carry my favorite ice cream flavor: black licorice!  I grew up in Canada, and Dairy Queen always made the yummiest  black licorice milkshakes.  I rarely find this flavor available in the area.

For all the outdoor lovers, recreational activities abound in Port Gamble. The Olympic Outdoor Center offers kayak and bike rentals and there is a boat launch at the old mill site.   The Olympic Peninsula offers a variety of scenic hikes.

Where have your travels taken you this weekend? I hope it has been a great weekend of rest!