Get ready for outdoor activities in Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula
April 25, 2018
Warmer weather and some sunshine have finally come to the Pacific Northwest! We're making plans now to make the most of our beautiful spring and summer days by getting outside. From a quiet picnic to a day on the trails, Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula have you covered!
“They happen all summer long at the different public beaches and are awesome,” says Paige Schulte.
Hit the beach for one of these free 60- to 90-minute walks, and you’ll learn about the animals of the intertidal zone and brush up on your beach etiquette. Biologists and volunteer naturalists lead the way, and all ages are welcome. Dress for the weather and be ready to get your feet wet! You can find all the details for this summer’s beach walks on the events list of the Harbor Wild Watch Facebook page. See you on the beach!
This is one of Stacey Gendreau’s favorite summer destinations located near Henderson Bay in Puget Sound.
“We love going to Kopachuck State Park,” says Stacey. And it’s no wonder! “It has a very long shoreline, and it’s a great spot to take your pup and a picnic, then watch the sunset as it drops behind the Olympic Mountains!”
There’s something for everyone here, from saltwater fishing and low-key relaxation to shellfish harvesting and paddling. Wade into the water at the beach or bring your boat or kayak and make the trip out to mysterious Cutts Island. (You’ll only get there by boat!) Up for a little hiking? The park has 2 miles of shaded trails.