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Sequim

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Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The 2010 census counted a population of 6,606. Sequim with the surrounding area has a population of about 28,000. Sequim is located along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. The population served by the Sequim School District population is a little over 29,000. The city has been increasing in population in recent years due to the influx of retirees seeking good weather and a relaxed lifestyle.Sequim lies within the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives on average less than 16in of rain per year—about the same as Los Angeles, California—and has given itself the nickname of Sunny Sequim. Yet the city is fairly close to some of the wettest temperate rainforests of the contiguous United States. This climate anomaly is sometimes called the blue hole of Sequim. Fogs and cool breezes from the Juan de Fuca Strait make Sequim's environment more humid than would be expected from the low average annual precipitation. Some places have surprisingly luxuriant forests dominated by Douglas-fir and western red cedar. Black cottonwood, red alder, bigleaf maple, Pacific madrone, lodgepole pine, and Garry oak can also be large. Historically, much of the area was an open oak-studded prairie supported by somewhat excessively drained gravelly sandy loam soil, though agriculture and development of the Dungeness valley have changed this ecosystem. Most soils under Sequim have been placed in a series that is named after the city. This "Sequim series" is one of the few Mollisols in western Washington and its high base saturation, a characteristic of the Mollisol order, is attributed to the minimal leaching of bases caused by low annual rainfall.
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Farm
B&B Family Farm
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
The Lavender Connection
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Farm
Purple Haze Lavender Farm
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Sequim

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Scenic Drive
Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Puget Sound Express Port Townsend
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Forest
Olympic National Park Olympic National Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Sequim

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Lighthouse
New Dungeness Lighthouse
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Dungeness River Audubon Center
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
West Coast Spin Doctors
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Wildlife Area
Dungeness Recreation Area
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Parks in Sequim

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Garden
Jardin du Soleil
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Carrie Blake Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Dungeness Landing County Park
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Park
Cline Spit County Park
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Sequim

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Art Gallery
Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Blue Whole Gallery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Sequim Museum & Arts
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

Outdoors in Sequim

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Outdoor Activity
Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Garden
The Lavender Connection
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Farm
Graysmarsh Berry Farm
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Casino
7 Cedars
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Dolphin / Whale Watching
San Juan Safaris San Juan Islands
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

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