Sequim, WA – Part 2

August 12, 2009

Nestled between the Olympic Mountain range and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Sequim and the surrounding area claim to be the “Lavender Capital of North America”. Abundant sunshine, fertile soil and the mild maritime climate provide the perfect conditions for growing lavender.

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A 30 mile long hike and bike trail runs through Sequim, built on the old railroad right of way that begins in Pt. Townsend and continues to Pt. Angeles. In Sequim, the trail includes the 94 year old railroad trestle over the Dungenness River pictured below. We’ll bike it on our next visit since we couldn’t this time, the first rainy day in Sequim in months!

Hike and Bike Trail in Sequim

Hike and Bike Trail in Sequim

The Dungeness River - Salmon pass hear to spawn upstream.

The Dungeness River - Salmon pass hear to spawn upstream.

If you want to know more about the history of the bridge that was built in 1915 and abandoned in 1985, click here.

Stefani August 13, 2009 at 10:58 pm

I can just about SMELL the lavender. So pretty!

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