Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

August 5, 2008, 8:10 am
Here the scenery features snow-capped mountains with 7,000-foot peaks as well as lush rain forests on the Pacific coast. The Olympic circuit: Head north from Seattle to the Whidbey Island ferry. Motor up the snake-shaped island's spine, stopping for chocolate treats in Langley or Penn Cove mussels in Coupeville before boarding your second ferry from Keystone to Port Townsend. This Victorian-era town aimed to be a thriving port during the 1888-90 railroad boom but soon went bust.