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Welcome to North Mason County!

We are a favorite vacation destination for visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Easily accessible off the I–5 corridor, we’re just a short drive from the greater Seattle–Tacoma–Olympia area (two hours from almost anywhere on Puget Sound). Come visit our beautiful region of Hood Canal & South Puget Sound!

Allyn Association Hosts Annual Festival & Salmon Bake

You can eat salmon at a variety of community events throughout the year or even in your own back yard, but it is well known that the ACA serves up a salmon dinner with a gusto that cannot be surpassed.


North Mason Forest Festival

For over sixty–eight years Mason County has been proud to welcome friends, families, neighbors and visitors from all over to celebrate forest traditions. Join in on all of the family fun, including the carnival, car show, fireworks, logging show, fun run, and more!

Belfair’s "Taste of Hood Canal"


Every August, the North Mason community gathers together to celebrate the "Taste of Hood Canal." This event combines a host of mouth–watering food booths, wine–tasting, vendors, a chain–saw carving exhibition, live music, entertainers and vintage cars. In addition, there are exhibits focusing on the nature of Hood Canal, with hands–on activities for young and old.

Solstice Geoduck Hunt on Hood Canal

There is such a thing as a free lunch, and summer solstice’s extremely low tides on the Hood Canal had the whole neighborhood out for the feast. Great blue herons lined the mudflats looking for treats that only a minus four–foot tide can offer. Several bald eagles evaluated their options from above, while a six–pack of transient orcas pursued their favorite snack, harbor seal.


Hood Canal/Brinnon ShrimpFest

A weekend festival located in the heart of Brinnon celebrating Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood. It lures hungry shrimpers from all over the Northwest to fish Hood Canal’s rich waters. The Fest features craft booths, food booths, belt sander races, exhibits, live music, kids’ activities and so much more. Proceeds from ShrimpFest are donated to community projects.

Other Things To Do

Wineries in Mason County

You can do the loop around Mason County tasting exquisite seafood & fresh raised beef at our local dining treasures – pairing with stops at some of the best tasting rooms in the Northwest.

Trails to Suit every Walking Speed!

World–class hiking trails lace the Olympic Mountain wilderness, leading from mountain streambeds through old growth forest to high–altitude ridgelines with breathtaking views of Hood Canal and beyond.


Diving Deep into Hood Canal

Hood Canal is well known among scuba divers for its gentle currents and curious rock formations. Lessons and equipment are available at locations in Mason County.


The valleys and bights of Mason County are laced with perfect areas to test all levels of paddling skills. Join a club or set out on your own! You will love getting close to our wildlife!

Music in Mason

Mason County is well known for raising and promoting some of the best musicians in the World! That’s why all year long you are sure to find World Class music at even the quaintest of events –– from country to rock and even harnessing some of the best classical talent with Annas Bay Chorale.

Mason County’s new tourism website is open for business at www.ExploreHoodCanal.com. The site’s user–friendly navigation and interactive menu is complemented by its dynamic editorial content, captivating photography, mapping capabilities and panoramic views of Mason County’s beauty. Visitors will find lodging & dining information, things to see and do, an extensive event calendar and much more.

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