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Best things to do in Lake Crescent

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Hotel
“Enjoy the short hike to Marymere Falls then reward yourself with a relaxing lunch at the beautiful historic lodge. ”
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Lake
“The most clear lake, with breathtaking views. It’s also loaded with trail options from the lake itself. ”
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Natural Feature
“an easy and beautiful hike to the waterfall. pick up the trail from Lake Crescent Lodge”
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Point of Interest
“Enjoy the beautiful trail with moss covered trees, bridges and streams on your way to the falls. Our 2 & 6 year old can make the hike.”
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Waterfall
“Want a short day hike? This is a great place for the family, little ones included, to hike to the beautiful waterfall in the Olympic National Park. I took my kids when they were young several times, it is always breathtaking!”
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Route
“Recently renovated national park trail along a historic railroad grade that hugs Lake Crescent's North shore. Dogs allowed on leash”
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Route
“Goes mostly around the far shore of Lake Crescent. Out-and-back trail, not a loop. Part of the Olympic Discovery Trail. Part of it is wheelchair-accessible and most of it is flat or nearly so. Dogs OK.”
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Point of Interest
“A nice 20-30 minute hike to an incredible dive spot. Courageous (or crazy) people climb up a rock to different points and jump off. People watch from the bridge and excitedly cheer on the daredevils. You can swim in the chilly and deep waters of Lake Crescent here, but you must jump off the bridge or climb down rocks so East Beach is a better spot for a day of swimming.”
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Point of Interest
“Lake Crescent is a extremely deep lake, located entirely within Olympic National Park, and known for its brilliant blue waters and exceptional clarity. Lake Crescent is 18 miles west of Port Angeles, following Hwy 101on the south side of the 12 mile long lake, curving right along its shore with breathtaking scenery. The La Poel Picnic Area is on the south shore of Lake Crescent, just off of Olympic Highway, a ways after Lake Crescent Lodge. It is a small day use area with a dense tree canopy and amazing lake view, perfect for a picnic. ”
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Other Great Outdoors
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Lodging
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Restaurant
“With a great view, this is a definite place to visit! The food is great and the location even greater. Right on Lake Crescent, you can have a meal and then just sit at the water and take in the majestic views.”
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Route
“The Spruce Railroad section of the ODT is the longest section of Rails to Trails in the county. Follows along the lake to Devil's punchbowl, a popular cliff jumping site”
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Trail
“One of the oldest Lavender festivals in the US. Arts and crafts fairs with wonderful local food . Farm tours are highly recommended where you will meet the owners and staff of each farm. July 19-21”
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Natural Feature
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Route
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