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Parks and nature in Kitsap County

Top parks

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“Experiential public garden and forest reserve, a mixed tapestry of woodlands, meadows and landscaped gardens. With 150 acres to explore and 14 distinct landcapes, plan to spend at least 2 hours wandering around the reserve. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
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“Close to Rolling Bay Cabin. Beautiful beach, views of city, playground for kids.”
  • 25 locals recommend
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“Scenic Beach State Park is an 88-acre Washington state park on Hood Canal in Kitsap County. The park has 1,500 feet of shoreline and activities that include picnicking, camping, walking on ADA-accessible paths, boating, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, crabbing, beachcombing, birdwatching, windsurfing, volleyball, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Forest
“This is a fantastic place for a walk, some quiet time in nature or even a bike ride. Trails wind through the forest but are well maintained and easy to navigate.”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“Kids? No kids? Worth the visit. A huge park with a nice paved walking/biking trail around the perimeter, play structure, swings, pond, blackberries (late summer), observatory...beautiful and spacious.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“This is a beautiful state park. You can access the rocky beach and breathe deeply surrounded by gorgeous trees.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Our largest park, where you can walk into "Valley of the Firs" or walk to the Mukai pond...lots of Huckleberry bushes everywhere.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“10 minute easy walk. Turn right out of the driveway and stay right at the fork. Historic park with remnants of WWII gun batteries, great walking/biking trail, beach and a boat launch.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Playgrounds

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“Kids? No kids? Worth the visit. A huge park with a nice paved walking/biking trail around the perimeter, play structure, swings, pond, blackberries (late summer), observatory...beautiful and spacious.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“Nice walking paths, plenty of green spaces, wonderful playground, cabana's for party's, boat launch, 911 memorial.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Quiet, flat park along the Port Washington Narrows. Nice place for a morning run + very kid friendly.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Beach
“Vashon’s local beach, not listed on many maps but the best sand beach on the island! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“40 minute scenic hike that takes you through visitor center, forest, meadows, cliff, beaches, nice view of Mount Rainier and Mount Olympia.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“Take a drive on the south side of the island by visiting Point White Dock. On your way, you'll see gorgeous homes along our southern beach, views of Mt. Rainer, etc. Drive slow, be mindful of the locals. Park at Point White and walk out on the dock to take in the views. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beach
“A great small beach for picnics and exploring the tidal zone. Kids love it.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“Right down the street. This is one of the best beaches on Bainbridge Island. Sandy with great tide pools, a fire pit. Even a homemade soccer field. The beach to the left and right of the road end are private property but you can walk along them as long as you are respectful.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“Fun little spot to walk on the dock, enjoy the local deli and take in the beautiful local scenery.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
“Beautiful beach walk and when tide is low you can walk across to other part of the island. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Mountain
“There is a trail that leads up to the top where you'll have a gorgeous view of Hood Canal and Seattle in the distance. If you are feeling lazy....you can drive all the way to the top! This is just on the other side of Quilcene from us.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Trail
  • 2 locals recommend
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