Visit The Farms
Hike or Bike in the Olympic National Forest
Downtown Sequim & Local Cuisine
Birding, Kayaking, Biking
More Suggested Trips
In & around Sequim
Day Five: BIRDING, KAYAKING, BIKINGSequim is located on one of North America’s biggest flyways making it an ideal spot for bird watching. An ever-changing variety of birds can be spotted soaring above the Dungeness Valley or fishing in the area’s waterways.
The Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park is located within Sequim to help collect information and educate the public about birds. More than 250 species of birds have been recorded at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge on Dungeness Spit. To obtain a map of good birding spots contact the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society or stop by the Sequim Visitor Center, 1192 E. Washington St.
If you love to kayak, grab your paddle and head to Dungeness Spit or Sequim Bay. Calm waters, intriguing inlets and abundant marine life are waiting for you. As you glide through the cold, blue water you are likely to see harbor seals fishing or just basking in the sun.
Stop at the New Dungeness Lighthouse to stretch your legs, take a picture or enjoy a picnic lunch. Landings are easy, but are limited in number by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. To make arrangements, contact 360-457-8451. For additional information: www.dungenesskayaking.com.
Bicyclists of all skill levels will find the Sequim Valley a great place to enjoy a street or mountain bike ride. The wide and long valley has gentle hills featuring views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Generally, area roads are wide with good shoulders and are not overcrowded with other bicycles or autos. The temperate weather allows cyclists to enjoy year-round cycling opportunities.
Mountain bikers will find Olympic National Forest and Washington State Department of Natural Resources roads and trails provide a great place to test their skills. The Olympic Discovery Trail winds through the Dungeness Valley from Sequim to Port Angeles and is open to biking, hiking, and in some sections horseback riding. For more information about biking in the area, visit www.mikes-bikes.net.