In bounds of Olympic National Park in northwest Washington, the northern road follows along huge Lake Crescent. A side road allows you to explore trails, waterfalls, docks, and the old lodge, complete with kayaks, deck chairs, a crackling fire in the fireplace, and a great restaurant. Check out the gift shop and rooms too-- I didn't... The lake is magical, enclosed by green mountains, shrouded in mist, and untainted by motorized vehicles and crowds. It is truly a place for peace.