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<p>The world&#8217;s largest Western Red Cedar tree is Washington&#8217;s largest tree and is the sixth biggest tree in the United States. It is located on a short trail across from the Lake Quinault Resort on the North Shore Road. Though visitors can stand inside the tree&#8217;s hollow trunk, those who look up will notice a small sign of life near the top of the tree. At 931 AFA points, it stands 159 feet tall with a circumference of 761 inches and a spread of 45 feet.</p>

Grays Harbor — home of the biggest trees!

Sep 27, 2012 10:51am

Of course Grays Harbor is well-known for its logging history, but did you know that Grays Harbor is home to four living specimens of trees that are the largest in the world? Not only that, but to...

<p>Belly dancers perform a variety of songs to wow the crowd.</p>


Sep 27, 2012 10:54am

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Jewel of Grays Harbor

Sep 27, 2012 11:28am

As the county seat, Montesano is sometimes considered the jewel of Greys Harbor. The historic sandstone county courthouse, built in 1911 is a prominent feature at the heart of town and worth a...

<p>A profusion of wildflowers bloom in a meadow on the way to the summit of Colonel Bob.</p>

Colonel Bob is iconic Olympic Peninsula hike

Sep 27, 2012 11:30am

Mountains rose from the clouds like islands from a white sea. Morning fog filled the Quinault Valley, stretching out to the horizon to the south and east — an eternal ocean of billowing white far...

From whoops to wow

Sep 27, 2012 11:31am

Visible from from the highway between Elma and Montesano are a pair of nuclear cooling towers looping atop the hills south of Highway 12. Instead of becoming a shining example of tomorrow’s energy...

Bank robbery celebrated

Sep 27, 2012 11:31am

OAKVILLE — The City of Oakville, incorporated in 1905, was named for the scrub oaks in the area. It’s a good jumping off point for visiting the nearby Capitol State Forest or for fishing some of...

<p>The Wishkah River Distillery offers high-quality spirits. Additionally, mini barrels can be purchased for those who want to try their hand at aging whiskey on a smaller scale in their own home in less time.</p>

From wine to whiskey, there’s something for everyone

Updated: Sep 27, 2012 11:54am

Besides selling craft brews, liquors and wines, what do all of Grays Harbor’s ‘eries’ have in common? Their owners are passionate about their craft and they’re not afraid to show it.


<p>For information on what&#8217;s doing in Elma, or is about to, stop by the Elma Visitor Station at 222 W. Main St.</p>

Elma: Gateway to Grays Harbor

Sep 27, 2012 11:56am


Pop. 3,107

First settled 1853, incorporated 1888

Historically the commercial center of East Grays Harbor, there’s a lot going on in and around Elma...

Harbor offers a variety of places to stay

Sep 27, 2012 11:56am


Aberdeen Guesthouse Inn & Suites 701 E. Heron St. (360) 537-7460

A Harbor View Inn 111 W. 11th St. (360) 533-7996 http://www....

Grays Harbor, a great destination for the birds

Sep 27, 2012 11:57am

Grays Harbor County is definitely “for the birds,” a special place for winged creatures — and those who like to watch them.

That’s because “the Harbor” abounds with so many varieties, from...

Timber and bears

Sep 27, 2012 11:57am

McCleary began as a logging camp and grew into a company town named after timber baron Henry McCleary. It incorporated two years after he sold the door plant to Simpson Timber Co.

The plant...

<p>For beginners and experienced riders alike, horses can be rented by the hour on several beaches.</p>

Family fun abound on the Harbor

Sep 27, 2012 11:58am

But what can I do? The answer to the all-too-familiar phrase heard by parents everywhere lies in Grays Harbor’s backyard. Below are a few highlights of activities ranging from educational to play...