Annas Bay, the elbow of the Great Bend of Hood Canal, has the largest river estuary, the Skokomish River, in the area. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the immediately adjacent Olympic Mountains, this maze of winding channels and grassy banks abounds in birdlife and seals.
At high tide a meandering route can be followed all the way across the estuary through these watery convolutions and miniature islets. Especially stunning are the fall colors of the wetland deciduous trees and shrubs in brilliant contrast against the mountains’ greens.
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