Purdy, Washington. Is it the gateway to Hood Canal? Is it the gateway to the entire Olympic Peninsula? So many people pass through this wide spot in the road and only note that there is a very narrow bridge they have to cross in order to go west. The Purdy bridge in a way, is the beginning to leaving the busy city life. Those of us who choose to live here, know the most important secret. SShhh!!! It's not that far !
I can leave my home and be on I-5 in 20 minutes in non-commute times. But boy, when the commute happens, it might take you 7 minutes longer! The secret is that just on the other side of the Purdy bridge is Key Peninsula, where the living is quiet, serene, and you feel like you are on vacation. Yet, I would do my drive over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge any day, before I would drive from Lakewood to Tacoma.
Although, most people remember the Purdy bridge because they have to cross over this bridge to get to Hood Canal and all the lakes, fishing, and the great recreational activities of Mason County. Those of you that drive this route for fun know it well. And those of you that have not ventured west to Mason County, please take the time to do so.
Purdy is located in the most NW corner of Pierce County, and yet, feels like your a world away. This is the next growth area for Pierce Co. There is still land that is affordable, and this part of the county, also known as Key Peninsula, is a great area to start any journey from. Recreation is just outside your door. The hard drive was getting home. Now once your home, it is time to start recreating.
Come visit Key Peninsula the next time you need to get out of town. We have 2 State Parks just on the peninsula, or if you want to drive 20 minutes farther from the Purdy bridge, you can be in Belfair. The true gateway to Hood Canal.
Check back for activities for the area. I will post activities for NW Pierce Co., Mason Co. and Kitsap Co.. You can stay busy on any vacation in this area that is so close, but feels so far away from Tacoma and Seattle.
Have a great day! Summer has officially begun.