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Monthly Archives: June 2016

American Tree Farm System Celebrates 75 Years

Written on June 14, 2016 at 9:41 am, by

Seventy-five years ago, the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) established the first ever certified tree farm in North America on the Clemons Tree Farm near the City of Montesano in Grays Harbor County.  From that beginning, the ATFS has grown to over 80,000 family owned tree farms nationwide, and over 900 in Washington State alone.   Continue Reading »

15 Free Things To Do With Kids This Summer in Grays Harbor

Written on June 8, 2016 at 11:15 pm, by

Summer is almost here! With kids out of school, families are looking for things to do around Grays Harbor.  Here are 15 ideas for activities, events and things to do around Grays Harbor that won’t break the bank. 1.  Lake Aberdeen With a unique play area, picnic tables, and a shallow area for wading and  Continue Reading »

Celebrate State Parks ShellFest 2016 at Westport Light State Park

Written on June 8, 2016 at 11:15 pm, by

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Parks Foundation invite the public to attend ShellFest, this year taking place in Grays Harbor County.  ShellFest is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Westport Light State Park, at the foot of West Ocean Avenue in Westport. Turn left  Continue Reading »

Introducing the Farm to Beach Concept at Seabrook

Written on June 8, 2016 at 11:14 pm, by

In its 12th year, Seabrook, the decade old beach town along the Olympic Peninsula in Grays Harbor County is bringing yet another revolutionary idea to the sustainable, authentic beach village. The Seabrook town plan was designed in 2004 so that within a 5-minute walk or cycle, residents and guests would be connected to all retail and  Continue Reading »

Twin Bridges County Park Revitalized for Family Fun in Grays Harbor

Written on June 8, 2016 at 11:12 pm, by

  Twin Bridges County Park is a beautiful place to swim and sun. Twin Bridges County Park Revitalized for Family Fun in Grays Harbor As the sun climbs higher in the sky, enjoy Grays Harbor’s natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities at the newly upgraded Twin Bridges County Park. Known informally as the “Elks Picnic  Continue Reading »

Kitesurfing Rocks Year-Round at Ocean Shores

Written on June 8, 2016 at 11:11 pm, by

For some people the term “Ah, go fly a kite!” is more than a brush-off line from a 1930’s Little Rascals movie—it’s an actual call to the art of kite flying at the beach. Consistent winds on the Grays Harbor coast beckon all levels of flying aficionados year-round with any number of kite designs. On  Continue Reading »

5 Scenic Nature Drives in Grays Harbor

Written on June 8, 2016 at 11:10 pm, by

Living in the Pacific Northwest, especially on and near the Olympic Peninsula, we are lucky to have access to some of the scenic drives in the country. From old growth forests housing elk, bear, bobcat and deer to coastal vistas that are wilder than anything seen along competing coastlines, the scenic beauty in our neck  Continue Reading »

Birders Delight at the annual Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival

Written on June 8, 2016 at 11:09 pm, by

Attention residents of Grays Harbor: Prepare to be inundated with hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. This weekend, Hoquiam will become the center of the world for shorebirds as they make their annual migration from South America. Some of these birds will travel over 15,000 miles, making a quick stop in our  Continue Reading »

Celebrate the Natural Beauty of Grays Harbor During Horns and Hooks Outdoor Days

Written on June 8, 2016 at 11:07 pm, by

Grays Harbor has more than salmon. Anglers can catch rainbow trout around the region. Photo credit: Washington State Fish & Wildlife. Celebrate the Natural Beauty of Grays Harbor During Horns and Hooks Outdoor Days Celebrate the great outdoors with the Horns and Hooks Outdoor Days on April 30 – May 1. Located at the Grays  Continue Reading »

Go Fly a Kite – 6 Grays Harbor Beaches Perfect for Your Kite Flying Adventures

Written on June 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm, by

In the 1990s at Ocean Shores, my family knew where to find me. On windy days year round, I would be flying my stunt kite with my sister or the neighbors, getting into what we called “Kite Wars.” Countless days were spent on the sandy shores, flying our kites over the dunes, testing our skill,  Continue Reading »