Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Sequim 
Fall is in the air bringing crisp morning and evening temperatures, mostly sunny afternoons, and glowing leaves in and around Sequim. If you've put off taking a trip to the Olympic Peninsula this year, fall is a great season to explore the great outdoors and take advantage of smaller crowds and better rates. The seasons have definitely changed, but there are still a lot of bright autumn days ahead. Our website will help you with all the information you need to plan your trip.

Visit Sunny Sequim

Outdoor Adventure
With all the restrictions we need to follow to stay safe due to the COVID 19 pandemic, people are spending a lot more time outside and taking advantage of the gorgeous scenery and enjoying outdoor activity. Here are a few ideas of how to make the most of your visit to Sequim while staying safe and healthy.

Take a Walk on the Beach
The Dungeness Spit is the longest natural sandspit in North America.

The Dungeness Spit and National Wildlife Refuge on the northern edge of Sequim is the longest natural sand spit in the nation, flowing 5.5 miles out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The hike starts with a walk through a lush forest before opening up with breathtaking views of the Spit and Strait before you reach the beach. A hike to the end will reward you with a visit to the New Dungeness Lighthouse, in operation since 1857. But you don't need to walk all the way to the end to enjoy the salty air, sandy beach, and beautiful scenery. Stroll as far as you are comfortable.

Port Williams Beach offers a peaceful stroll along the quiet shores of Sequim Bay.

If you're looking for a less vigorous beach experience, the Marlyn Nelson County Park, better known here as Port William Beach, offers a peaceful beach setting along the quiet shores of Sequim Bay. Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch. Bring your kayak and take a paddle through the calm waters, or just settle in on a driftwood log and enjoy the scenery.

Take to the Woods

The Olympic National Forest is in Sequim's backyard and offers an excellent outdoor opportunity on your visit to Sequim. Take a hike along the upper Dungeness River through the Buckhorn Wilderness. There are a variety of trails to choose from ranging in elevation from 1000 feet to over 7000 feet.
   The Upper Dungeness River offers a variety of hiking trails. 

Visit Sequim's Carrie Blake Park

Carrie Blake Park right in the middle of the City is a great stop for people with all interests. Garden lovers will enjoy the Sequim Botanical Gardens in full bloom right now with a rainbow of stunning dahlias. Bring your pickleball paddle and ball and play a game on one of Sequim's eight new tournament quality courts.   New shuffleboard and bocce ball courts are also open. There's an off-leash dog park, skate park, playfields, picnic areas and playground equipment. The park is also a great place to jump on the Olympic Discovery Trail for a walk or a bike ride through town. Carrie Blake Park is one of Sequim's favorite gathering places. Be sure to make it a stop on your next visit.

Carrie Blake Park offers amenities for a wide range of interests.

Enjoy the Small-Town Charm

Sequim has a charming downtown core full of family-owned restaurants and shops. You can grab a takeout lunch and enjoy a picnic at Pioneer Memorial Park in the heart of downtown or take advantage of the indoor and outdoor seating options offered by restaurants. Sequim shops offer a wide selection of unique products from up-to-date fashions, hand-printed linens, hand-crafted lavender products, culinary delights, and local artwork. And they've all worked hard to ensure that residents and guests can visit safely.

Family-owned boutiques, shops, and restaurants await you in Sequim.

Come and enjoy the variety of beach experiences near Sequim.  VisitSunnySequim.com has all of the information you need to plan your trip today. 
Mark Your Calendar
Deadline October 21
Enter to win a four-night trip to the Olympic Peninsula.  Share your favorite memory from a previous trip or ideas for your dream visit. Enter to Win!

Saturdays through October
Local farmers and talented craftspeople share their bounty at the market.  Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Farmers and Artisans Market.
Beginning November 28
The holidays might look a little different this year, but the lights will still be gorgeous. Plan your visit to enjoy the displays throughout town. 
Thank you for your interest in Sequim, Washington on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
We hope you will bundle up and enjoy all that the fall season has to offer. Remember when you visit to "Recreate Responsibly" and make the most of your visit. There are a lot of ways to stay current with the latest news. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and visit our website for comprehensive information. We look forward to seeing you in Sunny Sequim!

Barbara Hanna
City of Sequim
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