Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Receives National Designation!

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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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