home | contact | links | library | gallery | members | about us | blogs |
Visit Kitsap Peninsula - 371 Miles of Scenic Water Trails on... The Natural Side of Puget Sound
view my folder  (0 items)
Washington Department of Transportation
Travel Alerts
Washington State Ferries
Ferry Schedule
Ferry Webcams

Fascinating Facts & More. . .

  Results 1 - 10 of 30 Next >>
city(ies) category(ies) contact info description
Hood Canal - South Region

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
Hood Canal Bridge
The Hood Canal Bridge is the world’s longest floating bridge over saltwater.

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
Weather on and around the Kitsap Peninsula varies greatly due to the mountains, water and other influences.

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
MV Carlisle II
Built in 1917, the MV Carlisle II is the oldest continuously operating ferry in Puget Sound and the longest continuously licensed vessel in the U.S. This foot ferry was totally overhauled in 2004 and currently operates between Bremerton and Port Orchard.
Olympic Peninsula

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
Olympic Mountains
Views to the west from Kitsap Peninsula feature the beautiful Olympic Mountains rising almost 8,000 feet. While this isn't all that high for a mountain range, the Olympics start at sea level, making them appear bigger than they are and providing spectacular sunset scenery.

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
Oldest Eagle's Nest in Washington State
The oldest documented Eagle's nest in Washington State is located near Hansville, high on the bluff overlooking Puget Sound in the Point No Point County Park.

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
Napoleon's Poplar Trees
In 1908 C.E. Greaves planted the original Lombardy Poplar tree that is the forerunner of the majestic stand of poplars that now towers over Silverdale. The trees are the actual cuttings of the trees whose origin were the trees that Napoleon had planted on the Isle of St. Helena when he was banished from France.

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
Hood Canal
Hood Canal is a natural, glacier-carved fiord more than 60 miles long, with 242 miles of shoreline and first explored and named by Captain George Vancouver in 1972.
All Kitsap Peninsula

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
Kitsap, Chief Kitsap
Kitsap or Ktsap was a war chief of the Suquamish Tribe. One source says that he was the most powerful chief on Puget Sound from 1790 to 1845. Kitsap County, Washington and the Kitsap Peninsula are named for him.
Port Gamble

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
First U.S. Navy battle death in the Pacific
Haida raiders kill Gustave Englebrecht, first U.S. Navy battle death in the Pacific, at Port Gamble on November 21, 1856.

 add item
Fascinating Facts & More. . .
Pronounced "gooey-duck" it has been proclaimed the Washington State Bird but is, in fact, the most impressive hardshell clam in the Pacific Northwest . . .
    Next >>

Experience Kitsap
& Meetings
& Receptions
Sports &
Conferences & Meetings
Business Retreats
Feedback and Comments
Military Life
9481 Silverdale Way NW, Suite 281, Silverdale, WA 98383 - 800.337.0580 - info@visitkitsap.com
Official Visitor Information Resource for the Kitsap Peninsula Since 1983
Copyright © 2014 Visit Kitsap Peninsula. All rights reserved.