Heading into summer in Port Gamble

Traditionally, summertime in Port Gamble means big festivals like June Faire and Old Mill Days. Although Port Gamble will not be hosting those festivals this year, the quaint historic town is still expecting a busy summer. With many dining options, Port Gamble boasts great eats, unique shopping experiences, and lots of outdoor activities to fill your appetite for summer fun.

Olympic Outdoor Center leads the charge in outdoor activities year-round. From kayak rentals and classes to mountain bike rentals and summer camps, this long-time anchor of Kitsap County has you covered. Best known for their top-notch kayaks and classes, the Olympic Outdoor Center (OOC) is excited to now offer mountain bike rentals as well. With many options ranging from hourly to multi-day rentals, you don’t have to be a hardened trail warrior to enjoy the mountain bikes and experiences offered by OOC. Visit their shop on historic Rainier Avenue, rent a bike, and within minutes you’re on one of the best trail systems in the Northwest with 4,000 acres of forestland as your playground, right in Port Gamble.

Sounds awesome, right? But what if you have kids? What could they do? Well, the OOC has summer camps featuring Outdoor Adventures, Kayaking, and Mountain Biking. For registration and details on all the upcoming camps, visit olympicoutdoorcenter.com/youth-classes. To get your summer recreation going with kayaking and mountain biking, visit their website or stop in to their shop located at 32379 Rainier Avenue in Port Gamble.

Roots Rock Run presents Lumberjack Run June 8-9

Race through the trails surrounding Port Gamble with the Roots Rock Run Lumberjack Run. With a 100 mile, 100 kilometer, and 50 mile option, this race is sure to challenge you to the core. The run will consist of a 12.5-mile loop with three fully stocked aid stations per loop, a 30-hour time limit, and the option to run whatever distance you like.

The course is eight 12.5-mile loops with three aid stations per loop (start/finish included). It is a mixture of single track and dirt roads. There are no large climbs, but plenty of ups and downs. There is approximately 1,500 ft per loop for a total elevation gain of 12,000 feet. The course is marked with reflective tape and reflective arrows

For race details and registration, be sure to visitrootsrockrun.com and sign up today.

A look ahead, Port Gamble Summer Faire Aug. 11

Get ready for the Annual Port Gamble Summer Faire on Sunday, August 11 from noon to 5 p.m. We are excited to have live music all afternoon with awesome local acts Shrove, James Hunnicutt, Old Clifton Road, and Steady Rock Cosmonaut. We are adding a traveling arts and crafts fair along with some great vendors too.

The West Sound Wildlife Shelter will be hosting the much-anticipated Raptor Rhapsody at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion where you can get up close and personal with birds of prey. This is a great experience for any age and a great opportunity to help support a local Kitsap organization.

Stay tuned to the Port Gamble Facebook page for event updates and details. We look forward to seeing all the families out again for a fun Summer day.

Port Gamble is hiring seasonal employees

Know someone looking for a Summer Job, the Port Gamble Maintenance/Land Care team is looking for seasonal employees starting now. To view the available opportunities and apply, call 360-297-7251, or visit portgamble.com/employment-opportunities.

Starting or moving your business?

We have great commercial spaces available for you.

Choose from two great commercial spaces with great views: Historic House 10 $1,400 per month 1,482 square feet.

Historic Duplex (left side) $1,200 per month 1,140 square feet.

Give us a call at 360-297-7251 to inquire about leasing one of these awesome spaces or check out port gamble.com/rentals.