Travelers far and wide come to the Olympic Peninsula to escape the hustle and bustle, relax, and explore all the unique sights the area has to offer. One such sight is the 135 mile long, Olympic Discovery Trail.
Spanning across Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles, Forks and more . . . the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) will eventually stretch from the Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean, showcasing some of the most renowned cultural and natural assets on the North Olympic Peninsula. Used by walkers, runners, bikers, horseback riders, and fishers alike, each section of the ODT offers users sights and sounds unlike any seen from the major roadways.
As you can image, a project this size does not happen overnight. It takes years of planning and the collaborative efforts of multiple agencies and jurisdictions across the length of the trail.
Our friends over at Rails to Trails Conservancy (an organization who efforts are focused on reimagining public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to be active outdoors) have put together a great article outlining the vast efforts that have gone into the creation of the ODT. From interviewing Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Chairman W. Ron Allen and local business owners, to highlighting just what makes the Olympic Discovery Trail unique, this article covers it all.