CAMP: Scenic Beach State Park

Never heard of this Washington State Park and campground? Some of the best-kept secrets are that way for a reason, and in the case of Scenic Beach State Park, it’s simply far enough off the beaten path to fly under the radar. Located on the upper arm of Hood Canal’s eastern shore near Seabeck, Scenic Beach State Park’s 52 spacious […]

Kayaking Hood Canal

On the still waters of Hood Canal, a kayaker approaches the north shore. Photo by Lana_aka_BADGRL. On Hood Canal’s south shore in the town of Union, Alderbrook Resort’s 1500-foot dock includes rentals for peddle-boats, kayaks and canoes from Hood Canal Adventures. They offer guided excursions as well. Read more about exploring Hood Canal’s south shore.  

Northwest Getaway: The South Shore of Hood Canal

It’s barely noon when we pull into the tiny town of Union, one of a handful of communities that dot the south shore of Washington’s Hood Canal. Above us, periwinkle sky is peeking through clouds, and across the glacier-carved fjord sit snow-capped Olympic mountains. If Union has one thing going for it, it has location. […]