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Spend the Day at Fort Worden State Park

Spend the Day at Fort Worden State Park/Stop at these Port Townsend Wineries

Fort Worden State Park, located in Port Townsend, Washington, is a historical state park that blends natural beauty and rich history. Originally established as a military fort in the late 19th century, it was part of the “Triangle of Fire” designed to protect Puget Sound from potential naval threats. Today, the park spans 434 acres and over two miles of shoreline, providing stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains.

The park’s historic buildings, including the iconic Fort Worden Commanding Officer’s Quarters and the Point Wilson Lighthouse, remind its military past and are now preserved for educational and recreational use. The park offers miles of hiking and biking trails, allowing guests to explore the coastal forests and scenic beaches. Water enthusiasts can engage in kayaking, paddleboarding, and even scuba diving in the park’s waters.

Fort Worden State Park is one of the highlights of visiting Port Townsend on a day trip from Sequim; after you’ve strolled the beach and explored the lighthouse, you’ll want to head to the charming Victorian town center for lunch and wine tasting at the best Port Townsend wineries. With our Sequim lodging property as your homebase, you’ll be in the perfect central location on the Olympic Peninsula to head out on day trip adventures. Check our upcoming availability and book your cottage today!

Spend the Day at Fort Worden State Park/Stop at these Port Townsend Wineries

Day Trip: Fort Worden State Park & Wine Tasting in Port Townsend

Visiting Port Townsend is such a great day trip from Sequim during your summer getaway! Wake refreshed in your cozy cabin as the sun rises over the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Pack your beach stuff, enjoy a great breakfast at the local favorite, The Oak Table, and head to Fort Worden State Park for a great day on the water. The long, sandy stretch is ideal for relaxing days picnicking, building sandcastles, birdwatching, and sunbathing.

History enthusiasts should definitely visit Port Townsend. The town is known for its historic architecture and is home to the intriguing World War II military installation, Fort Worden State Park. Situated along a two-mile stretch of shoreline in Port Townsend, the park was strategically crucial for the US military. Built between 1898 and 1917, the fort housed up to 1,000 soldiers and officers at one point.

After you’ve had your fill of sunshine and explored the hikes at Fort Worden State Park, head into the charming downtown area of Port Townsend for wine tasting. Port Townsend Vineyards is the most popular winery here, with three locations. The downtown tasting room, Vintage, offers an elegant, brick-clad space for flights, small plates, and live music.

However, head out to the modern and spacious Port Townsend Winery for an up-close look at the state-of-the-art equipment and to learn about our meticulous winemaking methods. Find a space in the beautifully designed wood and stainless steel tasting room or lay a blanket on the emerald green lawns, perfect for playing games and relaxing with friends. Lastly, for true wine enthusiasts, the Vineyards on Portuguese Hill will give you an in-depth look at the growing and harvesting process.

Fort Worden State Park and the best Port Townsend wineries are just a quick scenic drive from our Sequim lodging property

The Perfect Lodging in Sequim for Your Summer Getaways

Dungeness Bay Cottages, on the picturesque shores of the Dungeness Bay in Sequim, Washington, offer a scenic escape perfect for a summer getaway. The cottages are ideally located to provide stunning panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the majestic Olympic Mountains. This beautiful setting is just a short drive from the charming downtown area of Sequim and places like Fort Worden State Park, known for its lavender fields and sunny weather, making it a prime destination this summer.

Each cottage is tastefully decorated and features large windows that frame the breathtaking views of the bay and surrounding landscapes. The cottages are perfect for couples, families, or solo travelers seeking a peaceful haven. Modern conveniences such as fully equipped kitchens, private bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi ensure guests have everything they need for a comfortable stay. The private patios and outdoor seating areas offer the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or a sunset.

The private beach access allows for leisurely strolls along the shoreline, beachcombing, or simply relaxing by the water. For those interested in outdoor adventures, the nearby Dungeness Spit provides excellent opportunities for bird-watching. We also offer complimentary bicycles, making it easy to explore the scenic surroundings. Additionally, the well-maintained grounds include picnic areas and barbecue facilities. Start planning for summer and book today!

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