Another very Bainbridge tradition. Make sure you don’t party too hard on New Year’s Eve so you can make it to the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day. No need to sign up, just show up a little bit before noon on January 1st, 2018 at Lytle Beach with a swimsuit, a towel, and enough nerve to jump in the very cool Puget Sound waters. Every year a local takes charge and blows a horn to signal the start of the plunge. Parking can be tight and tricky, so I’d suggest arriving around 11:30. Some folks come earlier and make a bonfire. Fingers crossed for another sunny one!
What: Bainbridge Island New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge
Where: Lytle Beach on the south end of Bainbridge Island
When: Noon on January 1st