Experience North Kitsap, located directly west of Seattle across Puget Sound. Take a short, scenic Washington State Ferry ride from Seattle to Bainbridge Island or from Edmond's 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.
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Cruise Port Gamble
Car buffs bring out their classic, new, or unique cars to show off on the lawns beside Mike's Four Star BBQ. Free and open to everyone.
Old Mill Days: Forest Festival
September 27th & 28th
Experience top-notch logging shows, competitions, vendors, food and much more while learning about forestry practices at this annual family-fun event!
Stillwaters Environmental Center's
Harvest Dinner and Auction
September 28th 4pm-7pm
Sponsored by Columbia Bank
Guest Speaker ~ Senator Christine Rolfes
Music by George Ramsey
Beverages & Harvest Foods from ~ Judith Weinstock
~ Mi Sueno Taqueria ~ Sweets & Savories ~ Downpour
Tickets only $50 each — For Tickets: 360-297-1226
Port Gamble Ghost Walks
Every Friday & Saturday in October(except 24th-26th)
Port Gamble Historic Museum
Take a guided tour of Port Gamble highlighting the town's history
of the paranormal. Includes tours of the more active locations in town.
Reservations required, limit 15 people. Cost is $20/person, must be ages 16+. 7:oopm - 9:30pm, call to reserve your spot today! 360-297-8074. Visit www.portgamble.wix.com/pt-gamble-paranormal for all details.
Port Gamble Theater Co. presents:
"The Canterville Ghost"
October 3rd - 21st
Port Gamble Theater
For tickets and show times, visit www.portgambletheater.com.