There are so many places to see and activities to do here
in Washington State
State is a great place to live. Nature is evident wherever
you turn and there is so much to do.
in the extreme Northwest
corner of Washington
State, the unspoiled San
Juan Islands are a Pacific
Northwest treasure. Comprised of about 750 individual
islands, the San Juan Islands are Washington State's
best kept secret and an inland boater's paradise.
outdoor enthusiasts dream; the San
Juan Islands feature beautiful waterways where Washington
State Ferries and Kayakers share the water with
wild Orcas. Mountain vistas yield panoramic views overlooking
Cascades Loop takes you up into the Cascade
Mountains on beautiful Highway 20 (Hwy 20).
celebrates the return of the Bald Eagle to the upper
Valley.Both Experience Washington and
Your San Juans web sites have lots of great information detailing the local attractions.
Great camping is offered at the many Washington
State Parks all across the State.
can take your car, bike, or just 'walk on' a Washington
State Ferry to explore the beautiful San Juan Islands.
in the archipelago holds it's own unique secrets.
The larger islands include San
Juan Island, Lopez
Island and Orcas
Harbor located on San Juan Island is a great port
to visit on foot, by boat or bike. "Island Time" describes
the peaceful, relaxed pace of life where time seems
to stand still; schedules and commitments all seem to
across the Deception
Pass bridge to nearby Oak
Harbor situated on Whidbey
Island (which just happens to be the longest island
in the continental United States).
Mountains situated on the nearby Olympic
Peninsula cast a rain
shadow over the San Juan Islands so places like
Harbor actually receive far less precipitation
than the neighboring areas including the Skagit
in the beautiful San
Juan Islands. As a safe
boater, I always check the Tide
Chart and the latest Weather
to ensure I have an accurate Marine
Be sure to carry your WA Boat License with you at all times.
I enjoy skimming across the waves in my turbine
powered boat with a permanent grim etched on my
Town comes alive during the annual
Skagit Valley Tulip
Tour of the Skagit Valley tulip fields when all
the flowers are in full bloom.
Check the tide tables before you take your boat out (right)
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