Monday, August 4, 2014

One of the most beautiful lakes in the world!

What doesn’t Lake Crescent have? This pristine Lake which is part of the Olympic National Park, is only about a 20 minute drive from Port Angeles and you couldn't possibly be bored once you get there. You might be interested in staying the night so check out the Lake Crescent Lodge which sits right on the Lake with a dock that stretches out for superior views. If you’re hungry there is an amazing restaurant with a full bar that serves Harbinger wine! Maybe you’re more interested in “roughing it”. Turn off right before driving around the lake and you can stay at the log cabin resort, which also has adorable little cabins and campsites.

Just there for the day? Take the kids swimming at East Beach, this kid-friendly roped-off area is shallow enough to actually warm the water. If you’re liquid-loving I highly recommend bringing your kayak or paddleboard to this lake. It is completely enclosed so you’ll never be carried off to sea and you just can’t imagine all the beautiful sights you’ll see if you decide to explore every corner of the lake by paddling around it. If you’re just using your feet, there are a plethora of trails. Some of the most popular are Marrymere Falls, Spruce Railroad Trail, and Storm King which all bring you to unique and amazing places. If you’re a risk-taker why not try cliff-jumping into the famous “devil’s punchbowl? And if you like to fish, there are a few different kinds of fish  in this lake including but not limited to the rainbow trout and Kokanee, but just so you know, this is strictly a catch-and release area. Maybe the water is a bit too cold for you, so just keep on driving and you’ll find  the Sol Duc Hot springs where you can sit in resort-style pools which are thermally heated and outdoors so you can still soak up some sun. If none of this sounds interesting to you, then I don’t know what would. Maybe on your way out or possibly on your way back into town, stop by for a little wine at Harbinger winery since we are conveniently located right off the highway and you are sure to pass by. 

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