Eating healthy food and getting adequate physical activity is an essential part of maintaining good health and provides a variety of health benefits. Leading a healthy and active lifestyle can reduce your risk of obesity and chronic disease, improve your health, and enhance your quality of life. Below are links to help you make healthy choices in Jefferson County and beyond.
- Regular physical activity can improve health and quality of life at all ages. There are many opportunities for active living in Jefferson County.
Park & Trail MapsBelow are a variety of maps for parks and trails in Jefferson County.
- Jefferson County Parks and Attractions This is a comprehensive map of parks throughout Jefferson County.
- Port Townsend Walking Times Map This map provides approximate travel time on foot at an estimated speed of 3 miles per hour between points in Port Townsend
- Port Townsend Walking Map Courtesy of the City of Port Townsend
- Cappy's Trails. Hiking and Mountain biking trails west of Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
- Anderson Lake State Park Anderson Lake State Park is a remote day-use park of cedar, fir, and alder forest mixed with freshwater marshes. Surrounded by 476 acres of wooded and wetland, the park slopes down to the 70-acre Anderson Lake and abounds with birds and wildlife. Eight miles of hiking trails, 7 miles of bike trails, and 5 miles of equestrian trails are available. A Discovery Pass is required.
- Fort Flagler State Park Fort Flagler State Park is a 784 acre marine camping park surrounded on 3 sides by 19,100 feet of saltwater shoreline. The park has walking, hiking and biking trails and roads and rests on a high bluff overlook Puget Sound with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th century established military fort. A Discovery Pass is required
- Fort Worden State Park Walking, hiking and biking in Fort Worden State Park. Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center is a 434-acre multi-use park that has walking, hiking and biking trails and roads with over two miles of saltwater shoreline and a wide variety of services and facilities. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th century military fort. A Discovery Pass is required.
- Gibbs Lake County Park The park includes: 300 acres of amazing natural forest area with a lake; 7 miles of multiple purpose single track trail. Mountain bike jumps, balance logs and built structures for tricks. Hiking; Horseback riding; 45-acre lake; boat launch area; incredible fishing; Challenge course, Beautiful 100-year-old forest and is currently being expanded by 240 acres to include old growth forest.
- Larry Scott Trail The Larry Scott Trail starts in Port Townsend and travels 7.3 miles south and west towards 4 Corners where it ends at Milo Curry Trailhead. The Larry Scott Trail is part of the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail. The Larry Scott Trails is beautifully constructed and is available for non-motorized transportation and recreational purposes including walking, bicycling, wheeling, and horseback riding.
- East Jefferson County Cycling Map Courtesy of the Port Townsend Bicycle Association.
- Olympic Discovery Trail Courtesy of the Peninsula Trails Coalition.
- Olympic Peninsula Wilderness Camping Information
- Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail Guide
- Olympic National Park Wilderness Trail Guide
- H.J. Carroll Park: This 40-acre park provides athletic fields, creek access, exercise trails, a BMX track, disc golf, native plant gardens, restrooms, playground, picnic areas, and basketball courts.
- North Beach Park: This 1 acre of waterfront is one of the few public access beaches on the north end of the Quimper Peninsula. It is an excellent beachcombers' starting point for walks in either direction. The park adjoins Fort Worden State Park making this park a popular destination for hikers. The site includes mowed grass area, rest rooms, picnic shelter, water and parking.
- Sather Park: This undeveloped small-acreage park in Morgan Hill has a clearing for gatherings and trails for exploring, surrounded by tall firs, native trees, and shrubs.