I have been taking my kids up to enjoy this town since they were babies. We used to live quite a bit closer to it, when they were small. In those days, I would drive up once a month to get my hair cut, and then we would take a picnic and visit a wonderful, secret-garden type of park called Chetzemoka (after an Indian chief). In that park were lots of grass, swings, a glider, a digger, a carousel, a huge rose-arbor, a pergola and access to the beach.As the children got older and could walk farther, we started to go to Fort Worden, a former army base tuned park. You may recall seeing scenes from the movie, "An Officer & A Gentleman" some of which were filmed there. There are many old bunkers in the park, some several stories tall, that used to house large guns and cannons.
It's a kid's fantasy, to be able to explore these concrete buildings, going up and down stairs, climbing ladders, exploring tunnels, walking on the roofs, playing hide and seek. David and Katie loved it.
For me, the view toward Canada over the water is a big attraction.I also love the lighthouse. You can see it from various vantage points in the park.
David enjoys climbing up and jumping off of things.
We walked through woods, along a cliff path, down to the beach and back up to the top of another hill. The sun was shining the entire time. It was crisp, cool and clear.