Best Paddling Towns: Port Angeles, Washington

Photo Rob Casey

Photo Rob Casey

In one day in 'PA' (pop. 19,000) as locals call Port Angeles, you can surf, rock garden, run a river, snowshoe and explore Olympic National Park's Lake Crescent. Fuel up afterwards at the Next Door Gastropub, where loggers, retirees and outdoor enthusiasts gather for craft beers and great food. — Rob Casey

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Photo Rob Casey

Photo Rob Casey