If you love fresh salty sea air, spectacular natural beauty and yearn to go exploring, Port Townsend is the perfect place for you. There is something here for every outdoor enthusiast.
Hiking and Cycling
The area around Port Townsend offers a network of trails and routes for hikers and riders of all levels of experience, from beaches along the shore to sun dappled public trails through thick forests and biking lanes in town to connect you to them all. Bicycle rentals are available year ‘round. For more info about cycling in Port Townsend, around Jefferson County or on the Olympic Peninsula, please click here for maps. If you are in town, pick up a map at the PT Visitor Info Center (behind Safeway in the Park-and-Ride) or view a trail map to get the lay of the land prior to your visit.
On the water
Bring your kayak, sail into Port Townsend Bay and drop anchor or get a slip at one of our two marinas—Point Hudson or Boat Haven—which are run by the Port of Port Townsend. Seasonal fishing is exceptional in the area as well, with various derbies held throughout the year. Check with the Port for dates and more info about fishing. Seasonal kayak rentals are available from May through September in downtown Port Townsend and at Fort Worden State Park.
Tee it up
Stunning views and rolling terrain make Port Townsend’s municipal nine-hole golf course a “must play” while you’re here. Bring your clubs and tee it up for a long drive down the fairway, yet only a short car drive from anywhere in town.
Get acquainted with nature and enjoy gorgeous vistas of Admiralty Inlet. Saunter along sandy beaches or hike up the trails to the batteries near the campground at Fort Worden State Park. This is the only campground in Port Townsend to allow tents, although RVs and trailers have sites here too.