Theler Wetlands─Enjoy the sounds and smells of spring at Hood Canal

Quick Facts Location: Kitsap Peninsula Land Agency: City of Belfair, Washington Roundtrip: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 50 feet Contact: Mary E. Theler Wetlands and Community Center (360) 275-4898 Notes: Trail open dawn to dusk. Dogs are prohibited. Access: From Bremerton head west on SR 3 to Belfair. Proceed one mile beyond the junction with SR […]

Twin Rivers Park─A nice place to go with the flow

Quick Facts Location: Stillaguamish River Valley, Arlington Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: none Contact: Snohomish County Parks; www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Parks/ Notes: Dogs must be on leash. Access: From Exit 208 on I-5, head east on SR 530 for 4.0 miles to Arlington. Continue east on SR 530 for another .5 mile turning […]

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge─Gorge on some excellent bird watching

Quick Facts Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: none Contact: www.fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges/steigerwaldlake Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S Notes: Dogs prohibited; section of trail closed from Oct 1—Apr 30 for wildlife protection. Access: From Vancouver head east on SR 14 for […]