The outdoors are one of the reasons that we decided to move to Seattle. Knowing the weather over the weekend is going to be perfect, we rented a car and hopped on the Ferry. Last time I went to Bainbridge was about 10 years ago. I vividly remember a cute little Norwegian town rested by the ocean. It’s called Poulsbo. The little town is still cute but my perspective has changed after all the travels I did over the years and seven years of living in NYC.
The entire ferry ride is about 35 minutes. If you are traveling with a vehicle, make sure to get to the ferry dot at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time . We got super lucky to make it on the ferry. we are literally the last car on the ferry!Mountain Rainier is so beautiful from the water. You will for sure get a spectacular view of Seattle’s skyline across Elliott Bay on a sunny day.
We grabbed a quick bite at Hitchcock Deli in downtown Bainbridge. After that we headed out to the Bloedel Reserve. I will say it’s definitely met my expectations. The entire loop in the park is about 2 miles long with different vegetation along the way. It is a beautiful place to spend the afternoon.
From Bloedal Reserve to Poulsbo is about a 15 minutes drive. We walked around the downtown historical areas and grab some ice cream before heading back to Seattle.