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Nature - Resorts and Lodges in Washington
Wilderness activities abound in Washington! Nicknamed The Evergreen State, hikers will find plenty of tree-lined nature trails in this Pacific Northwest paradise. Reach the summit of adventures in both the Cascade Range and the Olympic Mountains. Both the Olympics and the Cascades offer countless places for outdoor activities, whether you’re interested in hardcore climbing, mountain biking, or hiking. When the snow falls, Washington’s mountains offer everything from black-diamond runs for skiing savants to bunny hills for beginning boarders. Taking into account the Pacific Coast of Washington and the state’s extensive tidal waterways and island perimeters, there are more than 3,000 miles of coastline here. And with an amazing number of glacier-fed rivers, freshwater lakes and scenic reservoirs, this place is a paradise for people who love water and all things you can do on it, in it and near it. You can even go whale watching in the San Juan islands. Explore the nature splendor!
Surrounded by the Cascade Mountains, the Sleeping Lady is the perfect destination to seek preserved nature. Take a walk along the banks of the Icicle Creek or go for an early morning hike. In the winter time, cross-country skiing will show you all this beautiful Washington area has to offer. Keep your eyes open for native wildlife.
The Port Ludlow Marina offers numerous chartered tours of the Puget Sound area, allowing you to explore this amazing landscape from a different vantage point. If you prefer to explore on dry land, the Olympic Mountains feature miles of hiking trails, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Try your hand at sport fishing and reel in a halibut or salmon!
Nature surrounds you at Rain Forest Resort, in the "Valley of the Rainforest Giants." See the world's largest Spruce tree or play a round on America's only rainforest golf course at Lockes Landing, just next door. Soak it all in on a nature hike, bike ride or with a swim in pristine Lake Quinault.
The nearby waterways are ideal for viewing the abundant sea life present in the Pacific Northwest. Visit nearby historic national and state marine parks. Bring your own boat and gear, or let Snug Harbor make arrangements for you. You can enjoy the sight of whales, or head to the hills and hike the trails. After exploring by day, head to the beach...
Nature is literally all around you at West Beach Resort. Beachcomb for sea creatures during low tide or scope out wildlife like orcas, minke whales, harbor seals, dolphins, eagles and more on a kayak tours a private chartered tour of the area. You'll never want to leave this lush and lively Washington paradise.
While staying at Ocean Crest Resort you can discover the true natural experience of the Olympic Peninsula and nearby Olympic National Park. There you will find world-class fishing and hiking. Plus, there is a world of mountains, rain forest valleys, and untouched wilderness to explore.
Discover Washington wilderness at Westhaven State Park, an 80-acre exploration area with 1,215-feet of shoreline on the Pacific Ocean and Half Moon Bay, with beach access to both shores. Hike the trails and observe the lush habitat at Weatherwax Coastal Rain Forest, which showcases over 70 species of birds and 50 species of plants!
The Long Beach Peninsula is known for its 28 miles of continuous sand beaches, thought to be the longest beach in the United States. Stand on these shores and look out over the endless stretch of blue in front of you as the sun sparkles off it. Then turn around and bear witness to the undulating pine-covered hills of Western Washington. Wherever...
A trip to the Washington coast can't be considered complete without a lengthy stroll along the beach. From the sand between your toes to the seagulls caw-ing above, there's plenty to focus the mind and enjoy. If you want to get a little more involved, try your hand at clam digging! Simply rent a shovel and net from Seabrook and try to scrounge up a...
Surround yourself in the refreshing and relaxing nature atmosphere at Carson Hot Springs Spa and Golf Resort. Here, you can simply let loose and enjoy the revitalizing energy of their hot springs. Soak in the waters, head out on a fishing or hiking excursion, and let mother nature soothe and rejuvenate you as only she can.
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa is located close to the Beacon Rock State Park, Bonneville Dam, and just a short drive from Gifford Pinchot National Forests. This area provides nature enthusiasts hiking and biking trails to explore the Columbia Ridge Gorge. After a long day in the wilderness, come home to relax in the mineral waters and...
The beautiful surroundings of the Cascade Mountains makes Blue Mountain Retreat the ultimate destination for nature-lovers of all ages. The home itself rests on 20 private acres so you have plenty of space to wander around at your leisure. If that's not enough, you will find trails in the lush forests and a beautiful ravine that's sure to take your...
The rugged shores of Washington coast are a dream for nature-lovers of all ages. This magnificent destination is littered with unique little marine environments, beautiful trees, and wildlife. Leisurely wander along the coast, hike through local trails, and even head out to Moclips River which runs around the back of the property. More secluded...
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