All posts by: "Tim Pinson"

2020 Year In Review – A Look Back

New Year’s Day is just around the corner – and what a relief. For most of us, getting 2020 into the rearview mirror is cause enough. for celebration. And yet, the year wasn’t all bad. In fact, we had a great time welcoming so many of you to Manitou Lodge. There’s nothing quite like a

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Best Tidepooling Beaches On The Olympic Peninsula

If you’re fascinated by weird and colorful sea life, you’re going to love exploring the tide pools of the Pacific Northwest. Not every beach is equal, however, and some offer far better tidepooling opportunities than others. Is there anything more fascinating than a tide pool teeming with weird and colorful sea life? Mussels, urchins, crabs,

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Things To Do in Forks WA

So, you’re planning an Olympic Peninsula getaway and want to know if there are any things to do in Forks, WA, beyond the great outdoors and Twilight. It’s a great question and the answer is a resounding YES! There’s no denying that nature is on center stage here on the Olympic Peninsula. Most folks come

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The Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is home to so many waterfalls they’ve created a trail you can follow to catch them all. The Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail leads to 24 separate, spectacular waterfalls located around the Olympic Peninsula – many within easy reach of Manitou Lodge! As everyone knows, all water seeks the sea, and the Pacific

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Lake Quinault and the Quinault Rain Forest

Lake Quinault is a glacier fed, natural lake in the Quinault Rain Forest on the southern edge of Olympic National Park. The area, popular for its hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, and more, is an easy drive south on 101 from Manitou Lodge. Guests of Manitou Lodge are surrounded by wonderful things to see and fun

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