A little wine tasting, a little gift store browsing, not a bad way to spend to enjoy sunny afternoon on the Hood Canal. From the winery, you have a view of the Hood Canal and
the Olympic Mountains.
The Hoodsport Winery originated in 1978 when there were only sixteen wineries in Washington. Washington now has over six-hundred wineries.
Hoodsport Winery produces varietals such as Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Island Belle and Lemberger-Cabernet. They also produce Raspberry, Rhubarb and Loganberry wines. These wines taste like the fruit it self. The Raspberry has won top awards at many wine competitions. Their 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon won a gold medal at VinExpo in France.
They also sell gift packs, wine truffles, jams and select coffee that are hand roasted by a local coffee roaster.
You can also order online at Hoodsport Winery
Gift Shop and Wine Tasting Open Daily 10 am to 6pm. Located just south of the town of Hoodsport on HWY 101
Olympia Farmers Market - A fun Day trip
What a fun day for you and the whole family at the Olympia Farmer's Market. http://www.olympiafarmersmarket.com/ There is something for everyone. For the Spring fever in you, there are trees, plants, bulbs, gorgeous hanging baskets. There are fresh fruits and vegetables. There are even meat shops represented that sell beef, pork, seafood and wild game. There are soaps, divinely scented ones that enliven all your senses. There are baked goods that make your mouth water. And there are many places to have breakfast and lunch treats. And after you enjoy all of this, you can take a walk down to the water and walk along the boardwalk to see the boats and breath in the fresh air. This is a trip worth taking for the whole family or just a fun outing with a friend. Located at 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501
Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm
With the weather turning toward Fall, this is a must-see, especially for families with small children. You can purchase a bag of feed in the store, take it out and find goats that love to eat from your hand.
There are ducks and guinea's that have had little chicks to feed also. There was even a large bin outside the front of the store with baby rabbits that could be petted. Numerous chickens, turkeys and other fowl were in large pens to see, along with a pig who had a pen all to himself.
The food was a big draw. We had some of the best apple fritters we have tasted, followed by a cup of hot apple cider. There was every kind of pie imaginable, apple cake and several kinds of breads. Fresh produce can also be purchased. There are more apple goodies than you have time to eat. Washington honey and many other canned items are on the shelves.
With the cooler weather approaching, be sure to take a day to enjoy, just 40 minutes from Shelton Washington.
Wanted to get away for the day and walking on the beach sounded good. Westport is just 90 minutes away so away we went. On the way we were fortunate to see the elk herd frequently seen just 20 minutes away from Shelton WA.
Westport is known for it's Boardwalk with it's fishing fleet, public docks, and of course gift shops. Fishermen and sightseers frequently visit this attraction. You can watch boats enter and exit the Westport Marina right next to you. There is also a very scenic view of Grays Harbor from the boardwalk. Be sure to see this while you are in town. After stopping for a bite at the One Eyed Crab where my wife had deep fried crab legs and enjoyed a bowl of seafood chowder! We walked the docks with people crabbing and fishing! But we really wanted to walk the beach so off the Grayland we went. Kite flying and near deserted beaches made for a great day!