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Where to cool off and - Enjoy! - during the Summer heat

Warm, sunny days in the Pacific NW are jokingly considered to be a rarity for many who have lived in the area for a while.

However, when the heat gets turned up on Summer, head to the Coast and Enjoy the Olympic Peninsula's west side as you cool-off, eat and play!

Lake Quinault LodgeAnother fantastic way to be cool on a warm summer’s day is to head up to Lake Quinault and explore the glacial-carved lake by kayak, paddle-board, rowboat or canoe. Available for an hour, two hours, a half day, or a full day, these watercraft can be rented right next to the scenic Lake Quinault Lodge in Grays Harbor County. This is an awesome experience and nothing is quite as cooling as enjoying the waters flowing down from the Olympics next to the rainforest.

Cool off on a Hike

The Quinault Rainforest - Cooler and almost always damp, the Quinault Rainforest is a great place to head to when the thermometer starts to creep up. Offering numerous trails, including 13 miles of scenic hikes though the cooling rainforest right near the Lake Quinault Lodge, you can’t go wrong escaping the heat here. Need a destination? Start your journey at the Rain Forest Lodge Salmon House Check out the top 10 highlights of driving the Lake Quinault Loop.

 

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“Healthy Ocean Healthy You!” Lift a fork to Get Into Your Sanctuary Day on the Olympic Coast!

unnamedThe Olympic Culinary Loop knows that our delicious Olympic Coast Cuisine has environmental stewards to thank just as much as skilled chefs! Saturday June 25 our NOAA partners with the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary  have a full day of education, adventure and activities planned. All weekend long we'll be featuring Olympic Culinary Loop sustainable dining experiences for to feel as good about the wise sustainable seafood sourcing decisions on your plate as your platelet does about the delicious cuisine being savored! Some of the members you won't want to miss tasting include:   Full Get Into Your Sanctuary details on-line Instagram photo contest! To enter, post a photo by June 29 of yourself on Instagram enjoying one of our national marine sanctuaries, geotag it, and tag it with #VisitSanctuaries.