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Address: , Olympic National Park, WA
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Activities: Fishing, Scuba diving
Description: The longest fjord in the United States.

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A lovely drive to get to or from Port Townsend

A lovely drive on the 101 coming from Port Townsend, Wa. Many state parks along the way. I was disappointed that there just are not many if any pull outs for views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Moss Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This long fjord has some wonderful wild life viewing opportunities. If you like oysters, you can get them fresh (even dig your own).

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely drive on the 101 coming from Port Townsend, Wa. Many state parks along the way. I was disappointed that there just are not many if any pull outs for views.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

From Olympia towards Port Townsend, the highway follows the edge of canal for several miles of wonderful views. The canal is quite wide but gives great views across to the mainland and even better views up and down the canal - you see tree fringed beaches, the mountains, and serene little settlements. Lots and lots of places to pull off... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Hood Canal is on the inner reaches of the Puget Sound. It looks like an inland fjord. We rented a house on it and were able to harvest our own oysters at low tide. We sat on the deck and watched seals swim by. It was in the town of Hoodsport, which has services and a large IGA grocery store.

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Oregon Coast
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371 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We drove Highway 101 along the Hood Canal in our RV. This is a very scenic road and for the most part we enjoyed it. If you are in an RV, though, be aware that there are several narrow bridges that are really only wide enough for one-way traffic for bigger rigs! We were there in April and traffic was... More 

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Braidwood, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

You don't know when to stop stopping to look at some great view In spring with no wind or clouds this place is as good as it gets

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mision viejo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We rented a place on VRBO next to the water and enjoyed spectacular views. In the morning, when the water backs away, we picked up oysters from the shore!!. Being able to pick up your own oysters and eat them right on the spot gave a great feeling of connecting with nature. Great experience for the kids! Also, the water... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We chose to drive through here to see the Canal on our way back east. It is very beautiful, and the canal is larger than you would think it would be. Some cute little towns are scattered along the way. Cars were very good about pulling over if they were holding up traffic, which was nice. Glad we took this... More 

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Hansville, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Hood Canal stretches ,many miles north to south and will visitors plenty of beautiful views and salt water access. The Hood Canal Bridge is the access point to the Olympic Peninsula which features many small towns, wineries, casinos, and the most beautiful scenery in the world. We know, we look at it every day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went up for 3 nights with my best friend and her grandmother, her grandmother has a cabin right on hood canal and it was beautiful to wake up to in the morning, lots of adorable seals and a family of parent and baby otters we would see regularly from her dock. We did lots of exploring, lots to see. On... More 

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