Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Receives National Designation!

Kitsap, Wash.

Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails earned its official National Water Trail designation in June, becoming the first trail system of its kind in Washington State.

The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails — which showcase the beauty of 371 miles of Puget Sound coastline and some of the most spectacular marine environments on the planet — joins a system of 14 locally managed water trails throughout the United States.

Federal, state, and local partners have worked together on the national water trails to increase access to water-based outdoor recreation, encourage community stewardship and promote local tourism.

“The National Water Trail designation means a lot to everybody — not just paddlers,” says John Kuntz, director of the North Kitsap Trails Association. “It puts (Kitsap Peninsula) on the national and world map.”

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