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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Roots Rock Run ~
Lumberjack Endurance Run
Port Gamble Uplands
Race through the trails surrounding Port Gamble. for more details and to register, go to
Open Mic & Jam Session
Saturday April 12th at 6PM
Greater Hansville Community Center
Join us for Open Mic Night and Jam session, if you have a talent and would like to perform please contact Marco Tyler at 360-638-0102.
Port Gamble Theater presents: "Pygmalion"
March 28th - April 13th
Port Gamble Theater
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 19th at 10AM
Buck Lake Park
Easter Egg hunt for three age groups in the Park. Contact: Lynn Hix for more information at (360) 638-0420
Port Gamble presents Fibers and Fabrics 2014
In collaboration with the Quilted Strait and The Artful Ewe, Port Gamble will become a fiber artist's paradise of classes, displays, demonstrations, vendors, prizes and more.