2018 NW Regional Walking Festival and Conference July 13-15, 2018

Enjoy a weekend in the beautiful Port Angeles area with astounding views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca while hiking in and adjacent to the beautiful Olympic National Park.

Event Brochure:  Click here

Registration:  On-line  or Paper Form

Location: The festival will be headquartered at the Eagles Lodge in Port Angeles, WA. The lodge is located at 2843 E Myrtle St, Port Angeles, WA.  Daily hours at the lodge will be 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Lodging:  There is not a central hotel for the festival as the nature of this town and area includes many varied options with smaller hotels, Airbnb and other choices.  Please reserve early as some hotels double their prices during this short summer window with access to the Olympic National Park. Here is a link to some possibilities:  http://www.portangeles.org/list/ql/lodging-travel-15

There will be a traditional event hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Explorers on Thursday July 12th at Anderson Lake State Park in Chimacum for you to enjoy on your way to the festival. This walk will also be available during the festival.

Social events during the festival include a complimentary Friday late afternoon “Howdy-Do” time.  A buffet dinner is being planned for Saturday evening.  Both social events will be held at the Eagles Lodge in Port Angeles. The cost of the buffet is $30.00.  Reservations need to be made for the dinner by July 1, 2018 to provide planning information to the caterer. Dinner Menu Posted here     

Our Regional Director will be scheduling some small training classes available over the festival weekend.  The weekend schedule will be available soon.

The Festival events include 5 walks.  The bike on the Olympic Discovery Trail is sanctioned for the year already and we are investigating a location for a swim. Details on the walks are here:  http://www.esva.online/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/NW-Reg-Wallking-Festival.pdf

A Silent Auction is being planned.  All donations will go to the Olympic Discovery Trail (Peninsula Trails Coalition) for continuing development of the trail.

Watch here for updates as the committee is working to bring you an awesome event on The Olympic Peninsula.