Port Hadlock - Chimacum | Things to do
Port Hadlock, Chimacum and Irondale are known as the "Tri-Area" to the locals and contains a plethora of differing landscapes and activities. The area spans fertile farmland, hills, valleys, lakes and salt water shoreline. Pick your adventure--organic farm foods, tours and markets, beaches, boating, wine tasting, art, hiking, dining, golfing and more!
Fort Townsend: The grounds of one of Washington’s oldest forts built adjacent to S’Klallam Indian villages to protect settlers. Camping, beach, trails (map)
Irondale Beach Park: A story of restoration - a former log dump returned to beach and the Chimacum Creek watershed returned to salmon.
Port Hadlock Marina: Built on the site of a former Native American village, picnic tables under cedars.
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building: Ask for a tour of waterfront buildings filled with the delicious scent of wood shavings.
Oak Bay Park: This park is on both sides of the manmade “cut” and bridge which eliminated a ferry ride to Indian Island. On Indian Island, a trail system parallels the cut and Oak Bay to Marrowstone Island.
Dining: The Ajax Cafe, famous for steak and seafood, is in a historic building on the waterfront. Other local restaurants offer amazing burgers, hearty chowders, barbecue and Mexican fare.
HJ Carroll Park: Access to Chimacum Creek, track around soccer fields, native plant garden, picnic shelters.
Chimacum Corner Farmstand: Fresh local produce and products, including organic meats and cheeses. Check out the bulletin board!
Finnriver Farm & Cidery: Blueberry farm plus hard cider, brandies, and farm events.
Red Dog Farm: Farm stand on Center Valley Road is open year round.
Egg & I Road: The Egg & I, is a witty memoir by Betty MacDonald about her adventures as a young wife learning to operate a chicken farm near Chimacum with her husband. The original farm is still there.