Experience North Kitsap, located directly west of Seattle across Puget Sound. Take a short, scenic ferry ride from Seattle to Bainbridge Island or from Edmonds to Kingston. Or come by bridge over the world’s largest floating bridge from the Olympic Peninsula, or the Tacoma Narrows Bridge near Gig Harbor.
Nature is our playground. Whether it’s a tour of the world-renown Bloedel Reserve garden or a view of the Olympic Mountains across the Hood Canal, you’re surrounded by natural splendor wherever you go. Thousands of acres of forest cover much of North Kitsap, offering miles of trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding as well as wildlife and bird watching opportunities.
The Native Americans’ settlements were located on the shores for thousands of years. Today, following that tradition, our communities are also nestled between the forest and the water. Once connected to each other only by "Mosquito Fleet” steamships, they are now part of the Kitsap Water Trails system covering more than 300 miles of shoreline. A number of marinas welcome boaters and kayaks, canoes and paddle boards are available for rent in most communities.
North Kitsap is a food and beverage lover’s dream. Farmers’ markets showcase the wide variety of local crops and restaurants offer Northwest regional and international menus, many with locally grown ingredients and priced for every budget. Visit the tasting rooms of the many small wineries and breweries, and even an organic distillery. And like our big city sister Seattle, we have an espresso stand, bakery, or café on practically every corner.
For a group of small communities, there is certainly a lot going on year-round. Art walks and art galleries, live music and theater, fiber arts, books, cinemas, museums and cultural centers designed to engage locals and visitors of all ages. And festivals. Every community has at least one major festival each year. Please check out the individual community pages and the events calendar for details.
Stottlemeyer 30/60 Mile Bike Race
Northwest Epic Series 2013 will kick-off on May 11th with a race at Stottlemeyer on the Kitsap Peninsula!
Kingston Wine Walk - May 18
Fibers & Fabrics - May 18-19th
Port Gamble will become a paradise for fiber artists during the 2nd annual Fibers and Fabrics event, presented in collaboration with The Quilted Strait and The Artful Ewe. It will be filled with two days of classes, demonstrations, prizes and vendors. The event runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-3pm on Sunday.