During this difficult time, the Kitsap Peninsula is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and many opportunities to enjoy safe and healthy outdoor recreational activities all year round. Whether visiting or living in the region, when out touring the town or hiking the trails, please follow official health guidelines as you Discover the Treasures Around the Kitsap Peninsula.
The Kitsap Peninsula is a popular destination for outdoor recreational events. Whether you enjoy cycling, kayaking or trail running/hiking, there are a number of upcoming events to sign up for now. Check out the following below.
• Stottlemeyer 17/30/60 mile Bike Race - May 8 - Part of the NW Epic Series, this traditional season opener is a great, well marked singletrack race course followed by fast gravel trails of Port Gamble. 17 miles | 30 miles | 60 miles. Registration is limited to 200 riders total, so sign up today.
• Gig Harbor Tour Lite - May 14-16. Enjoy three days of riding through lovely Gig Harbor in the South Puget Sound, just across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from Tacoma & head north to explore scenic roads on the Kitsap Peninsula as part of the three day itinerary. Details and register here.
• Dirty Turtle 25/50K - May 22 - Runners will make their way on challenging 25k & 50k single track and dirt service roads with beautiful views from the summit and ridges of Green Mountain State Forest.
• Ride the Tide: Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails - June 12 - The Ride the Tide paddle is about six miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Starting at the Tracyton Boat Ramp, paddle through the Port Washington Narrows with the current and finish at the boat ramp in Port Orchard. Bring your own boat/board or rent one from Olympic Outdoor Center. Click here for more details and signup.
Kitsap is now following WA State Phase 3 Guidelines that allow outdoor recreation activities. Below are links to information about locations and maps including those featured in Craig Romana's popular Kitsap Urban Trails Guide.
KitsapBites.com is our new website devoted to providing support to independent, locally owned places to eat & drink all around the Kitsap Peninsula. More listings are in the process of being added but if you have a local favorite you would like to share, send an email to .
Use our Eating & Drink Search to find options for more eating, drinking, services and amenities. Please note that not all establishments are open or may be offering limited services. Please check with each establishment to confirm details.
Check out our new web page which features a wide range of outdoor art located around the Kitsap Peninsula region in both urban and natural environments...and nearly all are free and open to the public for viewing any time of the year.
The VKP created a special VKP Tourism Partner section to assist local businesses that are vital to Kitsap's tourism industry and the local economy. The section includes links and information provided by industry, government, and business organizations. Click here for details.