Our second investment: our portion of waterfront this Washington property.
This area offers many attractions to those interested in nature and sports, or even just having fun.
Jarrell Cove State Park
Accessible only by bridge or by boat, Jarrell Cove State Park is a sensory extravaganza, with a chorus of bird calls, saltwater and conifer smells, dense tree stands and opal-colored water all around.
Enclosed by Puget Sound and surrounded by Case Inlet and Pickering Passage, this park on Harstine Island is a watery haven with excellent opportunities for swimming, diving and boating.
Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington
A safe haven for approximately 50 wild cats, ranging from 3 – 21 years, including Cougars, Bobcats, Servals, Tigers, Canada and Eurasian Lynx, Domestic/Wild Hybrids, a Caracal, Geoffroy's Cat, Jungle Cat, Snow Leopard, African Leopard, and the only true Gordon's Cats in the United States.
Jarrell's Cove Marina
Walter Dacon Winery
Today guests, volunteers and winetasters from all over the world come to Walter Dacon to "Experience the Rhone", as they drive through the one-of-a-kind wrought iron gate created by local and national artist Nancy Moore, the guests at Walter Dacon feel that they have arrived at one of the Northwest's most charming boutique wineries.
Its fabulous wines and tasting room, create a true wine lovers experience.
Harstine Island State Park
Potlatch State Park
Potlach State Park lies along beautiful Hood Canal, 40 miles from Olympia. This unassuming park has a welcoming campground in a thicket of trees, and its forested creek was recently restored for salmon health. Local elk herds roam through the area, and pileated woodpeckers are busy with their beaks, tapping out rhythms on the trees.
And then there's the beach. Before you head to Potlach, be sure to pack pails, duck-boots, crab pots, boats and the right licenses. For shellfish harvesting, this park is truly where it's at! Whether it's oysters, crabs or clams that whet your appetite, you'll find them here.
Hope Island Marine State Park
The island can only be reached by watercraft – motorized, human- or wind-powered. Located near Steamboat Island in the Squaxin Passage, Hope Island's terrain is made up of Douglas-fir, cedar, hemlock, alder and maple trees. A wealth of tasty shellfish draws bald eagles and great blue herons. The park is popular with shellfish harvesters in season.
Beach walks and hiking trails allow for sightings of land-based wildlife too. Picnickers may enjoy their bounty in a historic orchard of fruit and nut trees planted by early homesteaders a century ago.
Vance Creek Railriders
Enjoy the unique experience of pedaling the historic Simpson Logging Company Railway in Washington’s beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Nature enthusiasts, birders, cyclists, and rail fans are sure to relish the peace and tranquility of this trip.
Salish Cliffs Golf Club
Taylor Shellfish Farms
The Ridge Motorsport Park
Between the picturesque Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, in Mason County, the birthplace of racing in Washington State. Set in a relaxed rural natural forest environment with stunning views of Mt. Rainier and Mt St. Helens, only minutes from The Olympic National Forest and scenic Hood Canal.
It is centrally positioned to serve the major population centers of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, as well as British Columbia, Canada.
Skyline Drive-In theater
Established in 1964, its gates open at 8pm, there's a show at dusk and movies show rain or shine.
McMicken Island State Park
Boaters who love Puget Sound would not want to miss it. This small state park, in the fold of Harstine Island, is only reachable by boat. Low tide allows you to walk across a tombolo to and from Harstine Island for a few hours each day.
Moor in the island's cove, check out the tombolo and take the 1-mile hiking trail through the woods. Drop your crab pots, bust out your rod and reel, or get a shellfish license and pluck delicious clams and oysters in season.
Callanan Park is a large neighborhood park with kids play equipment, a basketball court, a large baseball field, restrooms and some forested natural areas. Around the park are scattered picnic tables, some with barbeque grills. There is one covered picnic shelter. A short trail heads down to a seasonal pond in a forested bowl.
Shelton Skate Park