Enter Grays Harbor and explore all the natural resources, outdoor adventures, beachside getaways, and historical buildings that the community has to offer.  To start, try our bucket list of things to do around Grays Harbor or hop over to our article listing free things to do with kids.  Plan your trip around a razor clam dig or the Grays Harbor County Fair.  Take in the annual Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival or walk quietly along the miles of ocean beach. Complete your trip by stopping at Lake Quinault and let yourself be surrounded by old-growth forests.  Grays Harbor is truly a destination for all season.

To get even more ideas about being a tourist in Grays Harbor, visit www.visitgraysharbor.com.

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Grayland Open

Annual Grayland Open Jet Ski Competition Thrills August 10-13

All Dan Lindgren wanted for the Grayland Open during its first year was to make the event “as fun and legitimate” as he possibly...
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Where to Surf in Grays Harbor

Just offshore from the miles of sandy, windswept beaches of Grays Harbor, the best surfing spots in the Pacific Northwest are awaiting your board....
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Take a Drive on the Cranberry Coast – A Guided Tour

Tucked between Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay is a little-known stretch of coastal road called the Cranberry Coast Scenic Byway. The shoulders of this...
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Grays Harbor County Fair: Five Fantastically Family Fun Features

Grab your family and get ready for some good old-fashion fun in the sun. Its Grays Harbor County Fair time, August 9 through 13,...
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Where to Mountain Bike in Grays Harbor County

As you get on your bike saddle and take the first few pedals through the bumpy, forest trails, it is clear that mountain biking...
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Paddling the Canals of Ocean Shores

Attention canoeists, kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders- there is a new destination for calm water paddling in Grays Harbor. While the City of Ocean...
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Old Dominion Headlines Hot Entertainment Line-Up at Grays Harbor County Fair

The Grays Harbor County Fair is nearly here. Oh, the food, the fun, the festivities! Carnival rides and games, that unique and blissful “fair...
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Geocaching Around Grays Harbor

Within 30 miles of Aberdeen, nearly 500 hidden treasures, known as geocaches, await those who have the skill, desire and wherewithal to find them....
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Rediscovering the Quinault Rainforest

It is a silly thing to do, having to choose your favorite local rainforest. Yet for residents and visitors to the Olympic Peninsula, it...
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Experience the Towns and Beaches of Northern Grays Harbor this Summer

It's summertime and the living is easy. We in Washington are blessed with miles and miles of beautiful, pristine beaches. But, how to decide...
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2017 Grays Harbor Fourth of July Fireworks Shows and Events from A to W

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Plan your Family Summer Getaway to Westport

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Top 9 Instagram Destinations in Grays Harbor

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Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day around Grays Harbor

Just like every Mom is special and unique, Grays Harbor offers exceptional ways to celebrate Mother’s Day. And, to show your mom how much...
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Where to Watch Shorebirds in Grays Harbor

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Busy Grays Harbor Fairgrounds Works Hard to Host Equestrian Events

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Find Fun and Entertainment for the Entire Family at Grays Harbor Raceway

Get ready for flying dirt, the smell of exhaust and all the sounds, sights, smells and excitement that only a dirt racetrack can bring....
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Trout Fishing at Aberdeen Lake

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Clean Up Our Beaches with Washington CoastSavers

Each year, after a winter’s worth of inclement weather, heavy storm surges and millions of waves crash against the wild coast of Washington State,...

5 Grays Harbor Staycations To Enjoy With Your Dog

You’ve been working hard and are ready for a break from the day to day. Time for fresh air, new sights and some quality...
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Searching For Sasquatch in Grays Harbor County

Shrouded in mystery and lore, the legendary Sasquatch is said to be lurking in the remote forests around Grays Harbor. Out the dense, primeval...
Quinault Rainforest at Olympic National Park.

Grays Harbor Tourism Logs Record Year of Revenue

Whether you are a long-time Harborite or a new transplant to the region, you likely have a fierce loyalty to and love of our...

17 Things to Do Around Grays Harbor in 2017

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Make Memories Razor Clam Digging on the Washington Coast

Once the days start getting shorter and the rain returns, outdoor enthusiasts start celebrating a fantastic time to be a Washingtonian. While common sense...

Jingle All the Way to the Country Christmas Bazaar

Whether you begin shopping at last year’s post-Christmas sales or prefer a grand-slam Black Friday binge, it’s hard to find just the right holiday...
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Shop the Harbor First: Grays Harbor Holiday Bazaars

Shop the Harbor First! Let this motto guide you to more enjoyable gift shopping at Grays Harbor holiday bazaars this season. Don’t get stressed...

On the Case of the Ocean Shores Giant Razor Clam Caper

Myths, mysterious happenings, folk tales, legends and the unexplained abound in city and village alike. Ocean Shores, master-planned in 1960 with hopes of someday...
Coho Salmon

The Seasonal Delight of Salmon Fishing in Grays Harbor

As daylight begins to dwindle and the gray slowly starts replacing the blue skies, an excitement builds among residents of Grays Harbor. With each...
Quinault Mushroom Festival

Fantastic Fungi to Flavor Festival at Lake Quinault

Perched on the hip of the Olympic Peninsula, the historic Lake Quinault Lodge is famous for stunning vistas, soaring evergreens, and its verdant rain...

Head Over to the Grays Harbor County Fair

Tradition and novelty are on tap for the beloved 2016 Grays Harbor County Fair. The fair’s heritage of animal exhibits, traditional fair food and...
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Saying Goodbye to the Quinault Big Cedar and Hello to New Olympic National Park...

For generations, the Quinault Big Cedar on North Shore Road captivated the hearts and imaginations of all who gazed at this wooden giant. Inspiring...
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Reconnect with the Natural Beauty around Grays Harbor

Out here, on the wet and wild side of Washington State, you can be exploring the natural beauty of Grays Harbor in just minutes....
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Our Aberdeen’s Murals on the Map Instill Pride in the Community

Aberdeen is witnessing art growing on formerly ugly, bare walls. Murals are being created along the downtown corridor. A spectacular piece titled ‘Immigrants’ has...
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Headlining Entertainment Brings Awesome Sounds to the Grays Harbor County Fair

Summer in Grays Harbor County brings thoughts of family fun, games and rides, the aroma of outdoor cooking, and visions of a variety of...
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15 Free Things To Do With Kids This Summer in Grays Harbor

Summer is almost here! With kids out of school, families are looking for things to do around Grays Harbor.  Here are 15 ideas for...
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Introducing the Farm to Beach Concept at Seabrook

In its 12th year, Seabrook, the decade old beach town along the Olympic Peninsula in Grays Harbor County is bringing yet another revolutionary idea to...
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Twin Bridges County Park Revitalized for Family Fun in Grays Harbor

As the sun climbs higher in the sky, enjoy Grays Harbor’s natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities at the newly upgraded Twin Bridges County...
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Kitesurfing Rocks Year-Round at Ocean Shores

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Birders Delight at the Annual Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival

Attention residents of Grays Harbor: Prepare to be inundated with hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. This weekend, Hoquiam will become the...
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Celebrate the Natural Beauty of Grays Harbor During Horns and Hooks Outdoor Days

Celebrate the great outdoors with the Horns and Hooks Outdoor Days on April 30 - May 1. Located at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds, this event is...
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Spring on the Washington Coast: A Whale of a Good Time

You’ll never forget the first time you spot a whale. From the initial sighting of the spray rising from the ocean swells, to the...
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Wynoochee Lake: A Gorgeous Destination for Family Fun

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Grays Harbor Mounted Posse Rides Into Town This Weekend

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Grays Harbor ATVers: Growing and Going in the Great Outdoors

Today’s ATVers aren’t what they used to be. Gone is the image of the helmeted, mud-splattered teenager tearing through the off-road landscape. “It’s not...

Eat Out with the Kids at Family-Friendly Restaurants across Grays Harbor

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10 Historic Buildings Linking Grays Harbor’s Past to the Present

Steeped in stories and personalities of yesteryear, historic buildings offer quiet glimpses into the past and link us to the present. Their walls and...
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4 Ways to Spend Winter in the Quinault Rainforest

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15 Ways to Celebrate the Christmas Season Around Grays Harbor

  With the Christmas season almost upon us, Grays Harbor County is gearing up for the holidays with Christmas light displays, concerts, visits from Santa,...
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5 Tips for Watching Winter Storms in Grays Harbor

  Each fall, an energy and excitement arrives along the Washington Coast in the form of wind and rain. As the wind blasts against the coast,...
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Trevor Brearty Offers Fishing Tips in Grays Harbor

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From Field to Stream: Hunting and Fishing in Grays Harbor

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Art and History Live On at the Grays Harbor County Courthouse

  By Kristine Lowder You never know what you'll find inside an oyster, but a little prying can reveal a pearl. The same goes for the...

World’s Top Jetski Freeriders Head to Grayland Beach for Annual Grayland Open

  By Grant Clark Mark Gomez will pull double duty at this year’s Grayland Open Pro/Am Jetski Freeride Competition. The world’s top-ranked freerider and current point’s leaders...
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Experience the Grays Harbor County Fair This Week

  Whether it’s the once-a-year combination of entertainment, food, rides, animals, activities, and community, there’s nothing like a county Fair. This year’s Grays Harbor County...
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Museum of the North Beach – Destination for Grays Harbor History

  By Douglas Scott Located along the North Beach region of Grays Harbor, the City of Moclips and surrounding areas is often referred to as Washington’s...
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Four Delicious Burgers Found in Grays Harbor

  By Douglas Scott The hamburger is one of the most iconic American foods, with Americans eating roughly 50,000,000,000 (billion) burgers each year. Americans eat nearly...

Six Top Places to Fish in Grays Harbor

  By Douglas Scott Most of the country knows about Grays Harbor because of Kurt Cobain, or possibly the older generations will remember the logging industry...

Haunted Harbor: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Haunted Places in Grays Harbor County

  By Rachel Thomson Grays Harbor County is known for its overcast skies and frequent rainstorms. Cities and towns are filled with weathered homes and buildings...

Restarting an Important Piece of Grays Harbor History

  By Douglas Scott On June 10, 2014, the Railroad Camp building at the Polson Museum in Hoquaim filled with smoke. Pouring out the doors and...
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Five Ideal Camping Locations in Grays Harbor

  By Douglas Scott Numerous camping experiences exist in Grays Harbor, but it can be overwhelming to find the perfect site for your camping adventure. Grays...
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