Start thinking summer in the Pacific Northwest! One of our favorite ways to spend a day enjoying the Pacific Northwest is at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks in Ballard, Only a 20 minute drive from Olympic View Cottage. This summer they are offering Concerts at the Locks Jul through Sept. Hear a concert on the lawn at this beautiful venue. Enjoy a walk around the rose garden and a fun time watching the boats make their way in and out of the locks. Watch the salmon as they move thorough the fish ladder. Enjoy great seafood and fun activity all around you. A must see!