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Travel to Forks, Washington

Updated on June 11, 2013
Forks, Washington makes Twilight real
Forks, Washington makes Twilight real

My Trip to Forks, WA

Stephanie Meyer's 'Twilight' series spawned a supernatural location in our very own backyard, and though some might think Forks, Washington is laced with history and folklore; it was actually only founded in 1945.

Although made famous by vampires and wolves, the the small town of Forks is an affordable and relaxing area full of many things activities but with a small town feel that will leave you longing for a place among their 3500 residents.

Within the city you will find the sights of Forks High School, the hospital Bella was 'treated' at after Edward saved her from being pummeled by a van, including Dr. Cullen's parking spot. You can even take a picture with Bella's truck at the small Chamber of Commerce at the city limits. Before you leave the small town for a day of adventure, stop at the local diner for a nice hot breakfast and the best coffee in the country.

In every direction there is something to do surrounding Forks and the views are all breathtaking, making outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping, kayaking and fishing.

To the south of Forks, about 30 miles, allow the road to lead you through the Hoh Rainforest, part of the Olympic National Park. The seemingly enchanted rain forest will carry your imagination away and for a moment you may believe you even see a wolf, as I did when I visited the area. (Of course my sister and I soon figured out it was a Husky dog.)

Another extension of the Olympic National Park is Rialto Beach which was my favorite part. You can spend hours searching the millions of unusual rocks lining the beach from the ocean or take pictures of the amazing views.

While in the area, a must for any Twi-hard is La Push Beach as described in the book as a hang out for younger members of the Quileute tribe, a local Indian village.

You can even visit nearby Port Angeles. The town Edward saved Bella from being attacked by a group of local drunks.

When you get back to Forks for the evening, be sure to stop at the local gift shops for souvenirs and trinkets to commemorate your visit. Very rarely does a person get the opportunity to walk through an actual town featured in a book and while you won't find vampires and wolves (at least they weren't out when we visited), you will find amazing beaches, green forests and friendly people.

While there, check out the Olson's cabin to rent for your stay. A quaint little cottage all to yourself if better than a stay in the hotel which don't usually provide a full size kitchen and front porch to enjoy your stay even better.

Books to Read While Travelling to Forks

Getting to Forks

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Forks, Washington:
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Visit Rialto Beach
Visit Rialto Beach | Source
Visit the Hoh Rainforest
Visit the Hoh Rainforest | Source
Olson's Cabin ~ Forks, Washington
Olson's Cabin ~ Forks, Washington | Source

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    • TSmith2013 profile image

      TSmith2013 

      5 years ago from All around the world!

      This hub is great! full of information and has a really easy read to it. i really enjoyed reading this hub and the pictures that are attached are amazing. I would love to visit forks and see the forests.

    • Miranda McAdams profile image

      Miranda McAdams 

      6 years ago

      would love to go there....

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      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      I really liked reading your hub and hope to get this most beautiful state one day...such spectacular scenery seen so well in the movies...have to confess I'm a bit of a twilight fan...voted up & awesome

      Cheers

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I enjoyed this... I am twihard fan and would love to visit forks sometime

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      SouthernHoney 

      6 years ago from Woodinville, WA

      I enjoyed reading this article – it takes me back to my own little trip out to Forks. One thing that sticks in my mind is the drive out to the town. Although the length may try your patience, it’s absolutely stunning. And we were lucky enough to end up camping in the beach in La Push during the annual Quileute tribal festival. Nothing like fireworks over the beach!

    • emilybee profile image

      emilybee 

      6 years ago

      You can rent out the Olson's cabin? That is awesome! Wow, I'd love to visit Forks, both my boyfriend and I are definitely Twilight nerds, very suddenly I guess since we both were not into it initially at all. They are addicting though, we love all the films now. My friend visited Forks and went to La Push beach, so jealous!! Great hub, I hope it will be useful for us someday if we get to visit.

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      Joanna McKenna 

      6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Although I was never bitten by the Twilight craze, this is an informative, well-written hub. Also, because I'm not a Twi-hard, I had no idea Port Angeles was one of its locations, P.A. being where a shirttail relative lived for many years and, I think, died there (of natural causes!).

      I suggest, however, you include "Washington" in the title. Non-Twilight fans who wouldn't recognize Forks by itself may be looking for a WA vacation or day trip destination and would find this hub useful.

      Voted up and awesome! ;D

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