Welcome to Forks
The City of Forks is located in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, between the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean beaches. Forks and the surrounding area provide you with an impressive array of recreational options as you explore the Northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. This 2,000 square mile area is bordered on the north and west by over 100 miles of saltwater shores, and to the south and east by alpine meadows and rain forest valleys. Over 200 miles of wild rivers crisscross the region, providing healthy runs of native salmon and steelhead.
Experience all the peaceful relaxation and outdoor adventure that Forks has to offer. Real estate in Forks is comprised of a beautiful variety of single-family homes, available in a wide array of sizes, styles, and prices.
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Explore the Great Outdoors in Forks
Forks sits on traditional lands of the Quileute Tribe, one of many Native American tribes on the Olympic Peninsula. Although it’s been known as a logging town, white settlers first came to the Quileute Valley grow hops along with other crops. The 1970s logging boom brought Forks fame as “The Logging Capital of the World.” That industry is slowly being replaced by tourism and small businesses including outdoors outfitters, rafting trips, hunting guides, and fishing charters. It is, of course, also home to Edward and Bella of Twilight film series fame. Take a tour and enjoy the Stephanie Meyer/Bella’s Birthday Festival.
Forks has become the arts and culture center of the West End of the Olympic Peninsula. Home to everything from authentic Mexican cuisine to great Northwest comfort food, you won’t go hungry in this little town of about 3500 people. Visit Chinook Pharmacy for books, fabric and craft materials, Twilight memorabilia, toys, stationary, and, of course, pharmacy needs. Forks also has an active community theatre troupe and a newly opened Rainforest Arts Center, designed in cooperation with the architectural design school at the University of Washington. Peninsula College offers courses leading to two and four-year degrees along with sponsoring cultural events.
Forks is a gateway to hiking and backpacking in the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean beaches. Within short drives are Shi Shi Beach, rated the best wilderness beach by the Travel Channel, and Ruby Beach which hosts an easy to navigate creekside trail leading to a pristine, driftwood and sea stack adorned ocean adventure. From there, visit Queets, the Hoh Rain Forest, and La Push. Outfitters abound if you are inclined to hunt Roosevelt Elk or fish for steelhead in the Calawah River or Coho salmon in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Forks has events to inspire and delight year round. Forks Old-Fashioned 4th of July draws visitors from all over the Olympic Peninsula and beyond for the Grand Parade, Fun Run, art show and fireworks. Given Forks’ 120 inches of rain per year, April showers bring RainFest which includes an umbrella parade, art demonstrations, and a River and Ocean Film Festival. If you are inclined toward romance and the macabre, Forks is home, of course, to Stephanie Meyers’ Twilight series of novels and films. Take a tour of Edward, Bella, and Jacob’s adventures through tours in Forks and nearby La Push.
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