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Make a Valentine’s Day adventure to Dungeness refuge

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Feb. 12, 2009 at 7:10 am |
February 12, 2009 7:10 am

Are you looking for a fun outdoors getaway for you and your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? If so, consider a day trip to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge in Sequim.

The refuge hosts a large number of bald eagles and one of the largest concentrations of wintering black brant populations in the lower 48 states, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Also this time of year, the refuge is a temporary home to the red-breasted merganser, the red-throated loon and the red head duck.

You also can watch Pacific harbor seals playing just off shore or go for a walk along famed Dungeness Spit. For the adventurous, the 10 mile round trip hike to the lighthouse takes 4 to 6 hours.

After your visit, you can head into Port Angeles for dinner. If your date is a fan of the Twilight series of books, consider making a reservation at Bella Italia. You can order the same mushroom raviloi that Bella ordered in the first book.

Click here to learn more about the refuge.

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