October 30

Gig Harbor


Gig Harbor is an adorable and pleasantly small harbor town just across the Narrows Bridge. From Gig Harbor, Tacoma can be reached in under 20 minutes and Seattle in just under an hour!

Gig Harbor is known as "the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula" due to its close access to several state and city parks, and its historic waterfront.  While much of the town consists of quiet residential neighborhoods and homes tucked in along the water, there are many things to do in Gig Harbor's "downtown", especially on a warm summer day.

Explore galleries and antique shops, walk along the water, or even enjoy wine tasting or  a  beer at one of the fine local microbreweries.

Downtown Gig Harbor has a lot packed into just a few blocks.

For even more shopping and many conveniences , Uptown features a mix of national retailers such as Target, Costco, and the state-of-the-art Galaxy Theatre along with local merchants offering the latest fashions, intriguing gifts, décor and artwork.

Gig Harbor also boasts a multitude of parks, here are a couple of the most notable:

Cushman Trail has 6.1 miles of asphalt hiking and cycling paths going through the greenbelt.

Grandview Forest Park, right near downtown, has over 8  acres of preserved urban forest with open space and wildlife habitat.  The park is minimally developed with trails and supporting facilities.  

McCormick Forest is a 122-acre natural area containing old-growth trees, abundant wildlife, and nearly four  miles of foot, bicycle and horse trails. Some of the trails wander through the forest while others offer views down into the McCormick Creek Canyon. 

The population was 7,126 at the 2010 census.

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October 30, 2021

Gig Harbor
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