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Top 10 Favorite Things about Living at Spring Lake Farm

Ron’s Top Ten

  1. Simply having a farm, the pleasure of agriculture
  2. Privacy, able to generate my own positive, creative energy
  3. The opportunity to be out and be a physical person – immediacy of having access to an environment that allows you to be active
  4. Aesthetics. To see the world, you see it and feel it all, have access to the changing expressions of the world
  5. Completeness of resources, stewardship (taking care of mother earth, this our home, we can contribute in a larger way)
  6. Walk in the forest, an opportunity to own a private forest
  7. Year round gardening contributes to my quality of life, which is difficult to reproduce in other ways
  8. We have wildlife, a natural preserve, and can provide a safe habitat
  9. Just a step away from world-class attractions, Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, etc.
  10. This property has huge, untapped potential so broad that it fuels the imagination

Leslie’s Top Ten

  1. I feel like I’m living my life with purpose and intent and that the quality of my life is immeasurably improved by my decision to live surrounded by nature.
  2. The landscape is devastatingly beautiful. Each morning I am inspired by the sensation that the landscape has been transformed overnight into something unique, to be treasured.
  3. Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I sit on the porch and am treated to a serenade of a thousand-frog chorus and the cries of night birds calling each other home across the lake.
  4. We have more stars than Hollywood, literally. On clear nights, the sky is a luminous blanket of stars and individual constellations are crystal-clear. The Milky Way is brilliant too and cuts a broad, starry swath across the sky. It just takes your breath away.
  5. The fragrance of the woods, rich and musky; or newly cut grass, sweeter than the wild roses that grow along the pasture fences.
  6. The countryside is teeming with life and it makes me feel so alive too.
  7. I have traveled extensively and yet I feel this is one of the most stunning places I’ve seen. I am often, unexpectedly moved by the majesty of the Olympic Mountains that frame this beautiful valley.
  8. Living here I feel closer to nature and infused with vitality. It is a privilege to observe at the edge of the forest, a brand new fawn gain its footing and meet the world on its own, wobbly terms.
  9. There is an opportunity to accomplish something besides meeting my own needs, an opportunity to provide active stewardship for the natural environment.
  10. Living on a farm you learn where things come from and you learn to respect the land.

Nearby Attractions for the Outdoor Enthusiast


Lake Crescent (Lodge)

416 Lake Crescent Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363, United States
Phone: (360) 928-3211
Driving Distance: 10.1 mi, Duration: 14 mins, Route: US-101 W
Straight Line or Air Distance: 13.5 km, 8.39 miles, 7.29 nautical miles


Sol Duc Hot Springs

12076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363, United States
Phone: (360) 327-3583
Driving Distance: 30.3 mi, Duration: 47 mins, Route: US-101 W and Sol Duc-Hot Springs Rd
Straight Line or Air Distance: 21.21 km, 13.18 miles, 11.45 nautical miles


Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Falls, Washington, USA
End Point: Sol Duc Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363, United States
Driving Distance: 31.9 mi, Duration: 51 mins, Route: US-101 W and Sol Duc-Hot Springs Rd
Straight Line or Air Distance: 20.41 km, 12.68 miles, 11.01 nautical miles


Hoh Rainforest (Visitor Center)

Forks, WA 98331, United States
Phone: (360) 374-6925
Driving Distance: 76.8 mi, Duration: 1 hour 41 mins, Route: US-101 W
Straight Line or Air Distance: 32.91 km, 20.45 miles, 17.76 nautical miles


La Push Beach

La Push, WA 98350, USA
End Point: 313-319 Alder St, La Push, WA 98350, United States
Driving Distance: 58.0 mi, Duration: 1 hour 10 mins, Route: US-101 W
Straight Line or Air Distance: 77.67 km, 48.26 miles, 41.91 nautical miles


Rialto Beach / Mora Mora

Mora Rd, Forks, WA 98331, United States
End Point: 3283 Mora Rd, Forks, WA 98331, United States
Driving Distance: 56.9 mi, Duration: 1 hour 9 mins, Route: US-101 W
Straight Line or Air Distance: 77.54 km, 48.18 miles, 41.84 nautical miles


Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach, Washington 98331, United States
End Point: 167422 US-101, Forks, WA 98331, United States
Driving Distance: 72.7 mi, Duration: 1 hour 26 mins, Route: US-101 W
Straight Line or Air Distance: 71.39 km, 44.36 miles, 38.52 nautical miles


Kalaloch Beach (Lodge)

157151 US-101, Forks, WA 98331, United States
Phone: (360) 962-2271
Driving Distance: 80.0 mi, Duration: 1 hour 35 mins, Route: US-101 W
Straight Line or Air Distance: 76.11 km, 47.29 miles, 41.07 nautical miles


Ozette Lake

Ozette Lake, Washington 98326, United States
End Point: Unnamed Road, Clallam Bay, WA 98326, United States
Driving Distance: 65.0 mi, Duration: 1 hour 51 mins, Route: US-101 W
Straight Line or Air Distance: 74.38 km, 46.22 miles, 40.14 nautical miles


Lake Quinault (Lodge)

345 S Shore Rd, Quinault, WA 98575, United States
Phone: (360) 288-2900
Driving Distance: 113 mi, Duration: 2 hours 11 mins, Route: US-101 W
Straight Line or Air Distance: 68.99 km, 42.87 miles, 37.23 nautical miles


Salt Creek Recreation Area

3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363, United States
Phone: (360) 928-3441
Driving Distance: 15.9 mi, Duration: 19 mins, Route: US-101 E and WA-112
Straight Line or Air Distance: 11.96 km, 7.43 miles, 6.45 nautical miles


Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge, Washington 98362, United States
Driving Distance: 27.8 mi, Duration: 48 mins, Route: US-101 E, Hurricane Ridge Rd
Straight Line or Air Distance: 21.84 km, 13.57 miles, 11.78 nautical miles


Dungeness Spit & Wildlife Sanctuary

Dungeness Spit, Washington 98382, United States
End Point: 199 Cline Spit Rd, Sequim, WA 98382, United States
Driving Distance: 27.9 mi, Duration: 42 mins, Route: US-101 E
Straight line or air distance: 36 km, 22.37 miles, 19.43 nautical miles


Olympic Discovery Trail

The route of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) traverses almost 130 miles of lowlands, bordered on the south by the Olympic Mountain Range and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It starts in the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend and ends on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The trail is a wide, paved pathway designed to multi user standards for bicyclists, hikers, and disabled users, with a 4’ shoulder for equestrians where appropriate.

The “Adventure Route” (designated in the black box in the map detail) is located approximately 1 mile from the property


Area Wineries


Harbinger Winery

2358 Highway 101 West, US-101, Port Angeles, WA 98363, United States
Phone: (360) 452-4262
Driving Distance: 7.0 mi , Duration: 8 mins, Route: US-101 E
Straight line or air distance: 9.66 km, 6 miles, 5.21 nautical miles


Camaraderie Cellars

334 Benson Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363, United States
Phone: (360) 417-3564
Driving Distance: 8.4 mi , Duration: 10 mins, Route: US-101 E
Straight line or air distance: 11.22 km, 6.97 miles, 6.05 nautical miles


Olympic Cellars

255410 US-101, Port Angeles, WA 98362, United States
Phone: (360) 452-0160
Driving Distance: 17.6 mi, Duration: 25 mins, Route: US-101 E
Straight line or air distance: 24.09 km, 14.97 miles, 13 nautical miles


Nearby Major Metro Areas


Victoria, British Columbia via the Black Ball Ferry Line

(90-minute marine transit across the Strait of Juan de Fuca)
101 E Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362, United States
Phone: (360) 457-4491
Driving Distance: 10.8 mi, Duration: 16 mins, Route: US-101 E
Straight line or air distance: 15.1 km, 9.38 miles, 8.15 nautical miles


Seattle, Washington

Driving Distance: 92.5 mi , Duration: 2 hours 46 mins, Route: US-101 E
Straight line or air distance: 108.9 km, 67.67 miles, 58.76 nautical miles

 

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Port Angeles Farmers Market
Nash's Produce, nationally recognized sustainable farm; Several CSA’S (Community Supported Agricultural farms); Active farm-to-table restaurants - Michael's Seafood & SteakhouseBella ItaliaAlderwood Bistro

River, salmon and deep-sea fishing

Deer and elk hunting, tidal foraging, beach combing, rafting and kayaking in rivers and coves, established surf community, Lyre River mouth public access

Bird watching & Dungeness River Audubon Center

National Park headquarters and visitor center Huxley College of the Environment

Peninsula Community College North Olympic Land Trust

Recreational mushroom hunting & established mushroom foraging economies, The Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society

Two independent bookstores:Port Book and News & Odyssey Bookshop

 

Festivals:

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival,

Sequim Irrigation Festival

Sequim Lavender Festival

Juan de fuca Art Festival

Makah Days

 

Casinos & Community:

7 Cedars CasinoElwha River Casino

Port Angeles Community Players

Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra

Port Angeles Senior Center

Clallam County YMCA

William Shore Pool

Olympic Medical Center

William R Fairchild International Airport