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Getting Here From Seattle: Drive about 50 miles north on I-5. From the Whidbey Island and the Olympic Peninsula: From Port Townsend take the Keystone Ferry to Whidbey Island. Follow SR 20 across the Deception Pass Bridge. From the San Juan Islands: Take the Anacortes Ferry. From Vancouver, B.C.: Follow I-5 south about 50 miles from the Canadian border. Greyhound, Amtrak, and air service to Skagit County is also available.

t is my pleasure to welcome you to Skagit County. I invite you to explore the region like the first explorers. My family homesteaded in Clear Lake in the 1920’s, finding work in the timber industry. Today my brothers lead businesses in logging, road construction, land development, and manufacturing. We share a vision of a better place for future generations to live and work. At the Skagit Community Foundation (SCF), we work with local people who want to see Skagit County thrive for generations too. We invest their donations and award grants from investment earnings to local organizations working in the areas of art, culture, health, education and the environment. Be our guest for a day or for a lifetime. Experience the hospitality of the local people in Skagit County and the natural beauty that enamored the first explorers.

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Concrete ........................................63 Map..............................................65 Conway..........................................53 Map..............................................54 La Conner......................................41 Map..............................................44 Mount Vernon ................................45 Big Lake, Clear Lake, Lake Cavanaugh, Lake McMurray .......50-51 Maps..................................47-48, 50-51 North Cascades.............................67 Marblemount, Newhalem, Diablo ..............................................68 Maps ...............................................68 Sedro-Woolley ...............................61 Map..............................................60 Lyman, Hamilton, Birdsview ........66 Map..............................................66 Demographics & Health Care Public Service, Schools ................69 Employment...................................74 Weather .........................................74 Health Care ..............................70-73

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to Eat

Places Anacortes

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Mount Vernon

Anthony’s Restaurant Expertly prepared fresh seafood from our own seafood company. Warm, friendly service. Featuring NW wines and microbrews. See our ad on center Activity Map

Bob’s Burgers & Brew On I-5 & Cook Rd. Open daily. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch too! See our ad on Center Activity Map

Big Scoop Sundae Palace Kids – bring Mom and Dad for 38 ice cream flavors, 28 sundaes, gourmet burgers and more! See our ad on page 24

El Gitano Mexican Restaurant & Lounge Great food, great fun. Seafood, steaks, house specialties. Orders to go. Three locations to serve you. See our ad on inside back cover

Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery Award winning specialty cafe and “famous made from scratch” bakery. See our ad on page 27

Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery Award winning specialty cafe and "famous made from scratch" bakery. See our ad on page 27 H2O Skagit County's most advanced cocktail program using unique house made liquors, 24 draft handles, full menu, live music and dance floor. See our ad on page 32 Majestic Inn 5th Street Bistro Feast on fresh local products, brought from the farm to your table and prepared by our master chefs. See our ad on page 30 Rockfish Grill Northwest food made with fresh local ingredients featuring seafood, woodfired pizza, signature burgers and sandwiches, live music, full bar and craft beers brewed on premises at the Anacortes Brewery. See our ad on page 32 Swinomish Casino You’ll find the perfect meal in one of our relaxed, enjoyable settings. See our ad on Outside Back Cover

Bow Taylor Shellfish Taste our carefully raised specialty foods and experience what we have perfected over the last 100 years. See our ad on page 58

Skagit’s Own Fish Market From the sea, caught by local fishing boats, the traditional way, so you can enjoy seafood the way nature intended. See our ad on page 24

Concrete Annie’s Pizza Station Handcrafted pizzas, grinders, pasta, beer, wine & desserts. Relaxed family dining. Dine-in, take-out or delivery. See our ad on page 64

Conway Conway Pub Live weekend entertainment. Outdoor patio for those warmer days! See our ad on page 54

Fireweed Terrace at Eaglemont Golf Course Outstanding views, scratch made food, dog-friendly outdoor patio, 6 high definition TV's for sporting events and a full bar. See our ad on page 23 El Gitano Mexican Restaurant & Lounge Great food, great fun. Seafood, steaks, house specialties. Orders to go. Three locations to serve you. See our ad on inside back cover Trumpeter Public House A cozy, relaxed, warm and inviting setting specializing in gluten-free menu items. See our ad on page 46, center Activity Map

La Conner Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery Award winning specialty cafe and "famous made from scratch" bakery. See our ad on page 27 Seeds – A Bistro & Bar Honoring our bountiful Skagit Valley. Lunch & dinner served. See our ad on page 42 2017 I Love Skagit County “Your Everything Guide!” | iLoveSkagit.com

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Places

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Anacortes

Mount Vernon

RV Parks & Campgrounds

Majestic Inn Spacious rooms – Island views. Full service spa and salon. Restaurant and lounge. See our ad on page 30 Swinomish Casino & Lodge 98 guest rooms capture breathtaking views of the surrounding lanscape. Rooms are furnished to capture the Swinomish culture. See our ad on Outside Back Cover

Best Western College Way Inn 66 deluxe rooms, continental breakfast, high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV with HBO, pool, hot tub, AAA. Exit 227. See our ad on page 49 Days Inn I-5 Exit 227 – College Way. East to Riverside Dr., turn left, two blocks on left. Full service facility with oversized rooms. Complimentary deluxe DayBreak breakfast. Seasonal heated pool. Free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly. Patron restaurant/lounge on-site. See our ad on page 6 Tulip Inn Deluxe air conditioned rooms. Continental breakfast, in-room coffee. High-speed Internet. See our ad on page 7

Friday Creek Campground 27 wooded sites along Friday Creek. Close to the Skagit Speedway and the Skagit Valley Casino Resort. See our ad on page 17 Grandy Creek Resort KOA Beautiful natural setting at base of Mt. Baker with access to North Cascade National Park and Grandy Creek. See our ad on page 17 Pioneer Trails RV Resort Camp for adventures to Whidbey Island, Anacortes, La Conner, San Juans and Victoria. See our ad on page 8 Thousand Trails La Conner RV 56 full hookups, 220 power and water only - Rentals: 17 cabins, 4 Getaway cabins. See our ad on page 17 Thousand Trails Mount Vernon RV Campsites: 227 power and water only - Rentals: 2 cabins, 3 yurts. See our ad on page 17

Burlington Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Your Marriott Awaits. Indoor pool/spa. Free hot breakfast. Near I-5. High speed internet access. See our ad on center Activity Map Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Near Hwy 20 and I-5. Complimentary Express Start hot breakfast. Heated indoor pool and spa. See our ad on page 56

San Juan Islands The Edenwild Boutique Inn Your perfect island escape located in the heart of Lopez Village. Offering an elegant, intimate experience and the opportunity to destress and restore in a beautiful, natural setting. See our ad on page 28

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Places

to Buy & View Antiques & Art

Anacortes

La Conner

Mount Vernon

Scott Milo Gallery www.scottmilo.com See our ad on page 27

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum www.laconnerquilts.com See our ad on page 42

Babe Rainbow Antiques and Eclectic Ephemera See our ad on page 50

Museum of Northwest Art www.museumofnwart.org See our ad on page 42

Dilly Dally Antiques & Collectibles Find us on Facebook See our ad on page 50

Skagit County Historical Museum www.skagitcounty.net See our ad on page 42

Red Door Antique Mall www.reddoorantiquemall.com See our ad on this page and 50 Skagit Building Salvage www.usedbuildingmaterials.com See our ad on this page 7, 50

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Farmland Flower Fields Skagit’s Bounty by Steve Crider Skagit Valley Food Network The bounty of the Skagit Valley is a part of what makes this area so special. From the first plant sales of the spring to strawberry season in June through to apple harvest and October pumpkin patches, there is something for everyone. Be sure to search out our local produce stands or the convenient farmers’ markets each weekend during the season. The alluvial delta that the Skagit River has formed is the source of our fertile soils. These are perfect for tulip bulbs, potatoes and other root crops – or for pasture and winter grains – home to the tundra swans and snow geese that visit each winter. Our mild maritime climate also makes this a major seed growing re-

gion. The spinach, beet, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts seed produced in the Skagit help feed the world. In all, over 100 commercial crops are raised here. The Skagit Valley is home to dairies producing milk and awarding-winning homestead cheeses, local, and pastureraised meat producers. Bakeries supply wonderful artisan breads and baked goods, using locally grown ingredients. Many restaurants also support local agriculture, buying directly from farmers nearby – some who farm organically. Our river and coastline produce five species of salmon, Dungeness crab and Spotted shrimp in season, and aquaculture production of oysters and mussels. Your support as a consumer and customer of our Skagit local fare help to sustain and preserve this productive resource - and the people behind it.

View our International Peace Gardens; Learn why the Tulip is the World’s Peace Flower. Enjoy fresh picked tulip bouquets, or visit the Garden Shop filled with potted tulips, daffodils hyacinths, peonies, and more. Pick up a Bulb Catalog and check

Skagit County Flowers Thousands of acres of tulips, daffodils and iris’ come to life each spring, bringing vibrant color and visitors to Skagit County. Tulips get most of the press, but a little known fact is that for every acre of tulips, there are two acres of daffodils grown in Skagit County. Bulb growing and flower harvesting is big business and makes up a significant part of the economy. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place each April to celebrate the flowers’ arrival. Once Mother Nature gives the go-ahead for the flowers to bloom, they will do so for approximately two weeks. For more information about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, visit www.tulipfestival.org.

out our specials. Don’t miss our Dahlia Shop, Art Gallery, Gift Shops, Espresso Bar and Tulip Café. We ship flowers anywhere in the USA. Browse our shopping cart and order bulbs online at www.tuliptown.com or tulips@tuliptown.com

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Local Libations Skagit County is well known for its quality wine, hard cider and microbrews. There are wineries, micro breweries and distilleries for you to visit. Each has its own specialty,

Wineries Bertelsen Winery Mount Vernon www.bertelsenwinery.com 360 540-2212 Carpenter Creek Winery Mount Vernon www.carpentercreek.com 360 848-6673 Eagle Haven Winery Sedro-Woolley www.eaglehavenwinery.com 360 856-6248 Glacier Peak Winery Rockport www.glacierpeakwinery.com 360 873-4073

but all are locally owned and operated. Do not be surprised to have your drink poured by the person who crafted the recipe and tasted the first sample.

Skagit Cellars La Conner www.skagitcellars.com 360 708-2801

Farmstrong Brewing Co. Mount Vernon www.farmstrongbrewing.com 360 873-8852

Skagit Valley Wine Association www.skagitvalleywineries.com

Flyers Brewery Burlington www.eatatflyers.com 360 899-1025

Distilleries

Deception Distillery Anacortes www.deceptiondistilling.com 360 588-1000

La Conner Brewing Co. La Conner www.laconnerbrew.com 360 466-1415

Valley Shine Mount Vernon www.valleyshinedistillery.com 360 853-6702

North Sound Brewing Co. Mount Vernon www.northsoundbrewing.com 360 982-2057

Micro Breweries

Skagit River Brewing Co. Mount Vernon www.skagitbrew.com 360 336-2884

Pasek Cellars Mount Vernon www.pasekcellars.com 360 336-6877

Anacortes Brewery Anacortes www.anacortesrockfish.com 360 588-1720

Tulip Valley Vineyard & Orchard Mount Vernon www.tulipvalley.net 360 428-6894

Bastion Brewing Anacortes www.bastionbrewingcompany.com 360 399-1614

Silver Bell Winery Burlington www.silverbellwinery.com 360 757-9463

Birdsview Brewing Co. Concrete www.birdsviewbrewingco.com 360 826-3406

Skagit Valley Malting Burlington www.skagitvalleymalting.com 360 982-1262

Chuckanut Brewery Burlington www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com 360 752-3377

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Farmers’ Markets To see first hand what Skagit County has to offer, visit any of the local farmers’ markets. Anacortes 9 am – 2 pm Saturdays, mid May to late October, Depot Arts Center (7th & R Ave) 360 293-1294 www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org

Bow 1 pm – 6 pm Thursdays, June to August Belfast Feed Store 360 724-3333 www.bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com Concrete 9 am – 3 pm Saturdays, late May to Labor Day Concrete Center 360 856-1385 concretesaturdaymarket.weebly.com

Mount Vernon 9 am – 2 pm Saturdays, late May to mid October Downtown at River Walk Park Wednesdays, June to September Skagit Valley Hospital 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 360 540-4066 www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org Sedro-Woolley 3 pm – 7 pm Wednesdays, late May to mid October Hammer Heritage Square 360 941-9472 www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com

Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement

For more information visit www.skagitonians.org, www.skagitfisheries.org, and www.slowfoodskagit.org web sites.

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland

Visit these web sites to learn more about local agriculture and preservation.

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Things To Do – Outdoor Activities Top 10 Day Hikes in Skagit County 1 Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm One of the most climactic alpine hiking experiences anywhere. Once you reach the top at 5,400 feet, the vistas of peaks, meadows, streams and glaciers will forever be etched in your mind. The round trip to Cascade Pass is 8 miles and an additional 2-6 miles for Sahale Arm. Drive Hwy 20 east from Burlington to milepost 106 at the far end of Marblemount. Continue straight ahead, crossing the Skagit River and drive 22 miles to the end of the Cascade River Road to the Cascade Pass trailhead.

2 Hidden Lake Lookout From the viewpoint you can see the crystal blue waters of Hidden Lake and one of the most incredible peaks in the North Cascades, Eldorado. Your climb begins with a tour through an old growth forest and transitions into meadows, rock gardens and a rocky perch. Round trip to the lookout is 8 miles. Drive Hwy 20 east to Marblemount and cross the bridge heading east on the Cascade River Road. After 10 miles turn left on Sibley Creek Road and drive 5 miles on a one lane road to the trailhead, elevation 3,400.

3 Thunder Creek This is a year round hiking experience through deep old growth forest leading into the heart of the North Cascades National Park. The Thunder Creek Trail is a wonderful, earthy hiking experience for those who prefer the deep woods to meadows, powerful currents to splashy waterfalls or those seeking a won1

derful off-season hike. This hike has no fixed stopping point, so distance is up to you. Drive Highway 20 east from Burlington until reaching Diablo Lake and Colonial Creek Campground near milepost 130. The trail starts at the far end of the campground, elevation 1,200 feet.

4 Sourdough Ridge This is step for step, one of the most rigorous trails in Washington State with 5,000 feet of elevation gain in 6 miles. The glorious sights are well worth the price paid and include views of the Ross & Diablo Lakes and numerous North Cascades peaks. Round trip to the old fire lookout, maintained by the National Park Service, is 12 miles. Drive Highway 20 east from Burlington until reaching the community of Diablo near milepost 126. Turn left into the Seattle City Light owned community. The trailhead starts behind the bubble enclosed swimming pool near the foot of Diablo Dam.

5 Easy Pass This hike includes spectacular views of the Fisher Creek Valley and 9,000 foot Mount Logan. The trail eventually leads to a valley with mile high peaks on both sides, too numerous to mention. Round trip is 8 miles, though you can make it a longer hike if you wish to venture down father into Fisher Creek. Hwy 20 past Newhalem and all three dams. Beyond milepost 151 turn right into the parking area for the Easy Pass trailhead, elevation 3,600 feet.

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6 Maple Pass Spectacular views into the heart of the Glacier Peak and Pasayten Wilderness Areas are among the stunning rewards from this beautiful 8 mile loop. Fall is an especially good time to visit as the Larch trees will be blazing gold. Hwy 20 east beyond milepost 157 to Rainy Pass. Turn right into the parking area and trailhead, elevation 4,900 feet.

7 Sauk Mountain This is the shortest hike on the list, but includes great vistas of surrounding peaks and a tremendous view of the winding Skagit River. Round trip to the site of a former lookout cabin is 4 miles. Hwy 20 east from Concrete about 8 miles, and turn left on the Sauk Mountain Road (just before Rockport State Park), then drive 8 miles to the trailhead, elevation 4,000 feet.

8 Baker River Trail This is a year round hiking opportunity through old growth forest and along a splendid wilderness river ending at Sulphide Creek or there is a hiking bridge that will take you across the river and allow you access to Baker Lake. Round trip is 6 miles, longer if you decide to cross the river and explore. Drive Highway 20 east from Burlington, turning left on the Baker Lake Highway beyond milepost 82. Drive approximately 26 beautiful, winding miles to the end of the road and trailhead, elevation 800 feet.

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Things To Do – Outdoor Activities 9 Park Butte This hike offers a commanding view of Mount Baker and the Easton and Deming Glaciers. The meadows and vistas here are simply amazing and have been captured by photographers for decades. Round trip is 8 miles, but wandering all day in the meadows is encouraged. Drive Highway 20 east from Burlington, turning left on the Baker Lake Highway beyond milepost 82. Turn left in 12.5 miles at a prominent intersection and, following signs for Schreibers Meadow, turn right in 3 miles before driving the final 6 miles to the trailhead, elevation 3,200 feet.

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Hike includes two alpine lakes and unobstructed views of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan. A mile long climb to a rocky knob known as Anderson Butte should be your first trek, then on to the alpine lakes for fishing, relaxing or picking blueberries. Round trip is 7 miles. Drive Highway 20 east from Burlington, turning left on the Baker Lake Highway beyond milepost 82. Drive about 14 miles before turning right and, after literally driving over the upper Baker dam, turn left and wind 8 more miles to the trailhead, elevation 4,000 feet.

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Things To Do – Outdoor Activities Running and Bicycling in the Skagit Valley

By Craig Romano

Whether you’re interested in a coastal jog or a trail run in the mountains—a quiet jaunt through forest and field or a riverside run or ride through town and country, you’ll find it right here. The Skagit Valley offers some of the finest running and cycling routes in all of Western Washington. The Valley teems with excellent paths for wonderful traffic-free, scenery-loaded running. And when it comes to biking, Skagit’s rural back roads are among the most scenic and delightful in the state. Into mountain biking? We have miles of challenging trails too, from mountain wilderness to right outside our bustling communities. I invite you to join a group ride with the Skagit Bicycle Club (www.Skagitbicycleclub.org) or a group run with Skagit Runners (www.skagitrunners.org). Be sure to pick up a free copy of the Skagit County Walking Trail Guide (www.beactiveskagit.org). Following are some of the valley’s best running and cycling destinations and annual events. I look forward to sharing our trails and roads with you and seeing you at one of our events. Welcome!

Best Running Destinations

Best Bike Routes

Anacortes

Guemes Island

Washington Park Coastal peninsula traversed by trails and a 2.3 mile loop road offering knockout views! Anacortes Community Forest Lands A 2,800-acre backyard wilderness with over 50 miles of trails. Tommy Thompson Trail 3.3 mile trail from downtown Anacortes to March Point via a restored railroad trestle.

Bay View Padilla Bay Dike Trail Perfectly flat 2.3 mile trail through Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Port of Skagit Airport Trails Over 10 miles of wooded trails in semirural environment.

Burlington Highway 20 Trail From Lions Club Park this 1.7 mile softsurface trail heads up river along SR 20. Burlington Dike Trail A 1.5 mile trail along the Skagit River near the Skagit River Playfields.

Mount Vernon Kulshan Trail 2.5 mile paved trail from downtown to Bakerview Park via woods and residential areas. Little Mountain Park Over 7 miles of exhilarating trails around and to the top of a locally prominent peak. Riverfront Trail Run from downtown one mile on a new trail along the Skagit River to Lions Park. Skagit Playfields Trail Soft surface 1.5 mile wooded running trail near Skagit Valley Community College.

Take the ferry from Anacortes and enjoy cycling with views of the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. Traffic is practically non-existent making for a kid-friendly ride.

Fir Island Enjoy close up views of tulips, daffodils, snow geese and bald eagles. Visit the old schoolhouse at “Skagit City.”

Dike Road Level lightly traveled road along Skagit River through farmlands. Giant cottonwoods line way providing roost for eagles, and views across farms to Mount Baker are wonderful.

Chuckanut Drive Follow this road (SR 11) across the Skagit Flats to Samish Bay and continue northward to Larrabee State Park where the Cascade Mountains meet the sea. Stop in quaint Edison for bite or coffee along the way.

Samish Island A former island now connected to the fertile Skagit Flats. Bike to this highly scenic destination from either Bay View or Edison. Stretch legs and explore beach at DNR Park on island.

South Skagit Highway Road parallels Skagit River for over 30 miles from SR 9 near Clear Lake to Sauk River. Traffic is light along this backcountry byway through mature forest, historic farms and riverside meadows.

Sedro-Woolley Northern State Recreation Area Six miles of rolling soft-surface trails through historic farm grounds and delightful forest. Cascade Trail 23 mile soft-surface rail trail to Concrete along Skagit River.

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Mt. Erie Park

Rotary Park

360 293-1918 www.cityofanacortes.org 29th Street Playground

Ray Auld Drive and Heart Lake Road. 160-acre Park, includes Mt. Erie.

N Avenue Park

South Section St., behind Lucille Umbarger Elementary School. Skate Park is one of the best in the region.

Anacortes

29th St. and Q Ave. Half-acre playground with play equipment.

Alice Parchman Newland Park R Ave. between 32nd and 22nd Streets. 10-acre linear park. North end includes the Ben Root Skate Park. View of Fidalgo Bay.

2nd St. and N Ave. .4 acres of undeveloped street-end park land.

Roadside Park Jackson Ave. and Oakes Ave. Views of Guemes Channel and ferry traffic.

Rotary Park 6th St. & T Ave. Located along the east side of Cap Sante Marina.

Ace of Hearts Rotary Dog Park

Storvik Park

38th & H Aves 1.5 acre fenced dog park.

1110 32nd St. Within a residential area. Used regularly as a destination park by walkers. Phenomenal kids playground!

Ben Root Skate Park 2313 R Ave. 7,500 sq. ft. concrete skate park. Located within Alice Parchman Newland Park.

Volunteer Park 1915 13th St. 45 acres of wet lands.

Washington Park

Cap Sante Park

6300 Sunset Ave. Juts into Rosario Strait, offering territorial views.

1000 W Ave. 37-acre forested viewpoint overlooking the city and region.

Whistle Lake Forest Area

Causland Memorial Park 710 N Ave. On the National Register of Historic Places. Dedicated to Anacortes veterans from WWI to the Vietnam War.

Eastern edge of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands.The trail around the lake is a very nice walk.

Clearridge Park

Burlington

Skagit River Park South Skagit St. and East Gilkey Rd. 22 soccer fields, 8 baseball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, and 24 horseshoe pits.

State Route 20 Trail Between SR 20 and the BurlingtonNorthern railroad tracks. Compact gravel jogging trail from Regent St. to Peter-Anderson Rd.

Concrete

360 853-8401 www.townofconcrete.com Veterans Memorial Park Main St. and E Ave.

Garden Club Park N Dillard Ave.

Silo Park North of SR 20. Concrete's historic cement silos.

La Conner

360 755-9649 www.ci.burlington.wa.us Alpha Park

360 466-3125 www.townoflaconner.org John Hammer Memorial Playground

Fairhaven Ave at Cherry St. Quaint, wellgroomed spot often used for summer picnics.

Moore St, behind City Hall. Donated by La Conner Kiwanis Club.

La Conner Boat Launch

Heart Lake Park

Jack Doyle Memorial Park

Sherman St. under the Rainbow Bridge.

Heart Lake Road. Picturesque lake in an undeveloped forest setting.

Along Gages Slough.

Maple Ave Playfields

Jason Boerner Memorial Park

Maple Ave.

Norris St. and West Fairhaven Ave. Dedicated for memorials to special people in the community.

Pioneer Park

1900 Block of Blakely. .80 acre partially developed park.

Cranberry Lake Forest Area Georgia Ave. to Cranberry Road. Surrounds 27-acre Cranberry Lake. Access to beaver dams, wetland flora and fauna.

John and Doris Tursi Park Pennsylvania and West 12th. City's newest park honors long-time city resident.

Keith Shugarts Playground

Lions Club Park SR 20 at Regent St. A popular community gathering spot.

Anacortes Public Library – 10th Street and N St.

Maiben Park

Kiwanis Waterfront Park

1011 E. Greenleaf Ave. Children will enjoy the playground area and the Kiwanis Water Park.

1708 6th St. On the north Anacortes shoreline. Views of the Guemes Channel, Guemes Island, boat and ferry traffic.

Railroad Park

Mt. Erie City/School Playground 41st St. and N Ave. Located on the school grounds of Mt. Erie Elementary School.

500 East Fairhaven Ave. Starting spot of the Berry Dairy Days Road Run hosted each June.

South end of Town. Sited on a wooded hill overlooking the Swinomish Channel. Natural amphitheater bandstand.

Waterfront Park 1st St. from Morris St. to Commercial. Three street-end parks.

Lyman

360 826-3033 www.townoflyman.org Lyman Town Park W Main St. across from Lyman Cemetery.

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Things To Do – Camping & Parks Mount Vernon

Sedro-Woolley

S 6th St. and Hazel St. Residential park.

Highway 20 and Cook Rd. Donated to the City by Sedro-Woolley Pioneers and the Bingham Family.

360 336-6213 www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us 6th Street Park 15th Street Park Division St. and 15th St. Neighborhood park.

Baker Court Park Playground and covered shelter within Eaglemont community.

Bakerview Park Fir St. and 30th St. Mt. Baker view. Indoor recreation center and a BMX track. Vaux Retreat Center is available for rent.

360 855-1661 www.ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us Bingham Park

City/School Tennis Courts Jameson and 3rd St.

Hammer Heritage Square Ferry St. and Metcalf St. Serves as a town square and memorial area.

Harry Osborne Park & Caboose Cook Rd. and Hwy 20. Includes an old steam train. Park named for longtime Sedro-Woolley resident.

Bonnie Rae Park

Janicki Fields

Anderson Rd. Majestic forest area.

Cook Rd. and Prospect St.

Division Street Playground

Lions Park

Division St. and 30th St.

Hwy 20 and Haines Ave. A small park used as a picnic area.

Edgewater Park West Mount Vernon. Camping sites and boat launch.

Hillcrest Park Blackburn and 13th St. City’s oldest park. Two playgrounds, lighted tennis courts. Historic Hillcrest Lodge available to rent.

Kiwanis Park Broadway and 18th St. Fun spray park and playground, picnic tables, softball field, basketball courts and boardwalk.

Lions Park East bank of the Skagit River, just north of downtown.

Little Mountain Park

Memorial Park 700 block of Pacific St. Dedicated to honor Sedro-Woolley's veterans of the Spanish American War.

Metcalf Ballpark Metcalf St. near Hwy 20. Used throughout the spring and early summer.

Riverfront Park 1001 River Rd. The amphitheater available for community plays, weddings and other events.

Skate Park Next to Public Safety building. Skateboard park has a half-pipe and several "grinding" apparatus.

Little Mountain Rd. at East end of Blackburn Rd. Views of Skagit Valley and beyond. Numerous hiking trails.

Tesarik Park

Sherman Anderson Ball Park

County Parks

S Cleveland St. and Vera St. Well maintained park area.

Intersection of Hwy 20, Hwy 9 and Cook Rd. Little League baseball field.

360 336-9414 www.skagitcounty.net Allen Park

Donovan Park Friday Creek north of Burlington. Bordered on the North by Butler Creek and on the West by Friday Creek.

Frailey Mountain Park Adjacent to DNR Forest Lands.

Grandy Lake Park Baker Lake Rd., 5 miles northeast of SR 20. Camping fee.

Howard Miller SteelheadPark Rockport off SR 20. 93 acres on the Skagit River. Year round RV & tent sites. Wildlife trail.

Northern State Recreation Area East of Sedro-Woolley, next to the Northern State Service Center. Disc golf course.

Padilla Bay Shore Trail 2.25 dike top bicycle and pedestrian pathway in Bayview.

Pomona Grange Park Eight miles north of Burlington on Old Hwy 99. 15 acre park and interpretive nature trail.

Pressentin Park South of SR 20 in Marblmount. 40 acres of old homestead land.

Samish Island Playground Halloran Rd., west of Roney Rd. 2 acre day-use park.

Sauk Park North of the Lower Government Bridge on Concrete-Sauk Valley Rd. No services available. Camping fee.

Schoolhouse Park Guemes Island Rd. and Edens Rd. 4 acre day-use park.

Sharpe Park/Mongomery Duban Headlands Rosario Rd. 110 acre environmental reserve in Anacortes. Views of San Juan Islands.

Skagit County Fairgrounds Cleveland Ave and Vera St., Mount Vernon.

15 acre park in Burlington.

Cascade Trail 22.5 miles in length running between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete.

Clear Lake Park West shore off Front St. Playground, sandy beach, covered picnic shelter.

Cleveland Park 1401 Cleveland St. in Mount Vernon. Adjacent to Mount Vernon Senior Center.

Conway Park South Fork Bridge over the Skagit River at Conway.

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Things To Do – Camping & Parks Skagit Playfields

Goodell Creek Campground

Northeast corner of Skagit Valley College. 25 acre park with ballfields and fitness trail.

Located south of SR 20 at mile post 119. 13 miles (21 km) east of Marblemount. Situated in old growth forest on the banks of the Skagit River.

Squires Lake Park

Gorge Lake Campground

Skagit/Whatcom County line on Old Hwy 99. 1/3 mile hike to lake and additional trail system.

Swinomish Boat Launch Directly below the eastern rise of the Berentson-SR 20 Bridge over the Swinomish Channel. Northeast shore of Guemes Island. San Juan Island and Mt. Baker views.

Department of Natural Resources Recreation Sites Blanchard Forest 4,800-acre state trust lands.

Cypress Island 5,500 acre island. Located in Hamilton, off SR 20. 50 miles of groomed trails at low altitude in Harry Osborne State Forest

Walker Valley ORV Riding Area Seven miles SE of Mount Vernon. Lowland riding. 28 miles of sanctioned trail and 25 miles of secondary/user-built trail.

Marine State Parks Hope Island

Horseshoe Cove

Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department. Approximately four miles south of Anacortes.

North of Anacortes and east of Guemes. Made up of a pair of wooded headlands connected by a narrow low pass.

Located 40 miles (64 km) south of Hope, B.C. on Silver/Skagit Rd (rough road). Hozomeen Campground is not accessible by road from the U.S. This primitive camp sits at the north end of Ross Lake.

Bay View State Park Seven miles west of Burlington. 25-acre camping park with shoreline on Padilla Bay. Breazeale Padilla Bay Interpretive Center is a half mile north of the park.

Marble Creek

Deception Pass State Park

Mineral Park Located along the Cascade River Road (Forest Service Road #15) east of the town of Marblemount approximately 15 miles from SR 20. Situated near the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Cascade River.

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Skagit Island

An esturay at the saltwater edge of the delta of the Skagit River in the Salish Sea.

24 acre marine camping park in Skagit Bay. Attractive beaches and a land trail.

South of Anacortes on Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands. 4,134 acre marine and camping park. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass.

Kukutali Preserve Individuals or small groups can tour this pristine island. Reservations required.

Larrabee State Park On Samish Bay on Chuckanut Dr. 2,683acre camping park. Two freshwater lakes, coves and tidelands.

Rasar State Park SR 20 near Birdsview. 169-acre camping park. Wildlife observation opportunities, especially for eagle watching.

Rockport State Park Seven miles east of Concrete on SR 20. 670-acre park in an ancient forest. The park stands at the foot of Sauk Mountain, which has a steep but climbable trail.

Panorama Point

National Areas Bayview Group Campground Located along Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) 14.8 miles from SR 20. Along the western shore of Baker Lake.

Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) approximately 19.2 miles from SR 20. Situated along the western shore of Baker Lake.

Park Creek

Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) 17.8 miles from SR 20. Situated along Boulder Creek.

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) 20.1 miles from SR 20. Situated along Park Creek.

Colonial Creek Campground

Shannon Creek

Boulder Creek

Located off SR 20 at mile post 130. 25 miles (40 km) east of Marblemount. Old growth forest at the base of the Colonial Peak on the shore of Diablo Lake.

Lake Erie Boat Launch

State Parks

Located south of SR 20 at mile post 120. 14 miles east of Marblemount. On the banks of the Skagit River, near many natural and historic destinations.

Saddlebag Island

Puget Sound Energy 14 miles north on Baker Lake Rd. from SR 20.

Hozomeen Campground

Newhalem Creek Campground

200-acre marine park in Skagit Bay. Beaches and a trail across the island.

Puget Sound Energy 24 miles north of SR 20. Privately owned under special use permit with USFS.

Kulshan Campground

Located along the Cascade River Road (Forest Service Road #15) east of the town of Marblemount about 8 miles from SR 20. Situated adjacent to Marble Creek and the Cascade River.

Les Hilde Trail & Trailheads

Baker Lake Resort

Located just outside the town of Diablo, north of SR 20 at mile post 126. 20 miles (32 km) east of Marblemount. On the bank of Gorge Lake, next to the cascading Stetattle Creek. Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11 / 1118) 17.1 miles from SR 20. Situated on the western shore of Baker Lake.

Young’s Park

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Things To Do – Outdoor Activities Outdoor Activities

Because of the easy access to Puget Sound, Cascade Mountains and all of the area in between, it is easy to see why Skagit County is called home to so many outdoor enthusiasts.

Auto Racing – Skagit Speedway Opened in 1954, Skagit Speedway has been delighting crowds of 8,000+ for many years. The 3/10 mile oval track is located in Alger, just north of Burlington. Races are held every Saturday night between April and September. For more info and to purchase tickets, please visit www.skagitspeedway.com.

Boating

With over 200 miles of marine shoreline in Skagit County and easy access to the San Juan Islands, boating is a favorite pastime of many who live here. Ports are available in Anacortes and La Conner. For more information visit www.visitskagitvalley.com/boating.cfm.

Kayaking

Anacortes offers some of the best kayaking in the U.S. Local outfitters

offer equipment for rent to experienced kayakers or ½ day and full day scheduled trips for those in need of a guide.

River Rafting

The Skagit River is 160 miles long and is the third largest river on the West Coast. For those without their own gear, you will need to contact one of the local guides offering trips or visit www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/skagit-wsr.

Fishing Whether you are looking for a primitive lake to catch a wild rainbow trout, a 20lb salmon in the Skagit River, or a game fish in Puget Sound, Skagit County offers tremendous opportunities for any angler. For information on licenses, regulations and great places to catch the next “big one”, visit www.wdfw.wa.gov.

Wildlife Viewing

Hunting

Skagit County abounds in wildlife with access to big game, bird and upland game hunting. Information concerning licenses, regulations, seasons and hunting areas can be found at www.wdfw.wa.gov.

Skiing

Hundreds of miles of trails await cross-country skiers in the North Cascades National Park. For more information and maps, visit www.visitskagitvalley.com/skiing.cfm. The nearest downhill skiing available is at Mount Baker in Whatcom County, just 2 hours northeast of Mount Vernon.

Every season in Skagit County offers opportunities to get up close and personal with wildlife. Birding and whale watching are two of the most prominent. Bald Eagles are here year round, but show up in droves in the winter to feed on salmon along the Skagit River. Thousands of Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and Snow Geese make stopovers in Skagit County on their way along the Pacific Flyway to the northern reaches of Canada. The San Juan archipelago offers a protected environment and tremendous viewing opportunities for Orca, Gray, Minke and occasionally Humpback whales. For more information, please visit www.visitskagitvalley.com/wildlife.cfm.

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Things To Do – Outdoor Activities Skagit County Golf

One thing is for certain, not a single golf hole in Skagit County is alike. Want a challenge? Look no further than Eaglemont Golf Club in Mount Vernon. This 18-hole course is built within a master planned community comprised of over 500 acres. The topography requires use of golf carts and by the 4th hole you will understand why. The vistas of Mount Baker and the surrounding foothills will help to erase the double bogey you made on the last hole. The secret to this course is to have a guide. If you can pair up with a local, your score will improve! Also available is Avalon Golf Course north of Burlington. The layout includes 27 links-style holes and is perfect for walking. Overlook Golf Course, just east of Mount Vernon, is the most economical option with its 9-hole layout overlooking Big Lake. Swinomish Golf Links is located in Anacortes adjacent to Highway 20. A private course in Burlington, Skagit

Golf & Country Club, is open to members only and those interested in joining should contact the Club Manager for a tour of the facility. Avalon Golf Links www.avalonlinks.com Eaglemont Golf Club www.eaglemontgolf.com Overlook Golf Course (360) 422-6444 Swinomish Golf Links (360)293-3444 Skagit Golf & Country Club www.skagitgolfclub.com

Lake Activities

There are over a dozen major lakes in Skagit County. Each one is special in its own way, offering excellent fishing, swimming or boating. Depending on the season, you will experience superb fishing at Baker Lake, Lake Campbell, Lake Cavanaugh, Clear Lake, Lake Erie, Heart Lake, Lake McMurray, Pass Lake and Lake Shannon. Most

have various species of native trout and bass and a number of them are stocked with rainbow trout each spring. For swimming, the best place to go is Clear Lake, between Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley. It includes covered picnic shelters, grass areas, a sandy beach, and a dock. If water sports are your passion, Big Lake, Lake Cavanaugh and Clear Lake are your three choices. Big Lake and Lake Cavanaugh are east of Mount Vernon, both with public boat launches on the south side of the lakes. Clear Lake is the smallest of the three lakes with a public boat launch on the north side of the lake. Fishing www.wdfw.wa.gov Parks www.skagitcounty.net Lake Cavanaugh www.lakecavanaugh.info

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Things To Do – Indoor Activities Indoor Activities

Each of the communities in Skagit County offer a wide variety of things to do indoors. Your choice of activities depends on your preferences. Art exhibits, shopping, gaming, bowling, roller skating, museums, wine tasting, theatre, antiquing and more awaits you!

Performing Arts

Skagit County has over a dozen performing arts organizations, more per capita than any other county in Washington State. For more information, please contact either the McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center at 360 416-7727, www.mcintyrehall.org or the Historic Lincoln Theatre at 360 3368955, www.lincolntheatre.org. Anacortes Community Theatre www.acttheatre.com Historic Lincoln Theatre www.lincolntheatre.org

La Conner Institute of Performing Arts www.laconnerarts.com McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center www.mcintyrehall.org META Performing Arts www.metaperformingarts.org North Cascades Concert Band www.nccband.org Northwest Ballet Theatre www.northwestballet.org Shakespeare Northwest Association www.shakesnw.org Skagit Opera www.skagitopera.org Skagit Symphony www.skagitsymphony.com Skagit Valley Academy of Dance www.skagitvalleyacademyofdance.com Skagit Valley Chorale www.skagitvalleychorale.org

Art Skagit County is blessed to have so many organizations and businesses related to the arts. No matter what time of year, each community has multiple retail businesses showcasing works crafted by local artisans. The quaint town of La Conner hosts the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum and the Skagit County Historical Museum. Make an effort to see all three in a day or over a weekend along with the numerous galleries downtown.

Adult Fun Skagit County offers plenty of fun for adults only. If nightlife and gaming are what you are looking for, your choices are The Skagit Valley Casino Resort adjacent to Interstate 5 at the north end of the

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Things To Do – Indoor Activities county, or Swinomish Northern Lights Casino on the east side of Anacortes. If you are in the mood to shop, your options are endless. All of the communities in Skagit County have downtown centers with specialty shops, gift stores, art galleries and antique stores. The Cascade Mall and The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington offer over 100 major retailers all together in two locations.

Heritage Flight Museum The Heritage Flight Museum is located at Skagit Regional Airport. The Heritage Flight Museum was founded in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut Maj. General William Anders and is dedicated to the preservation of historic military aircraft. For more information, please visit www.heritageflight.org.

Don’t Miss This!

• The performing arts are plentiful in Skagit County. Take in a show today!

• Nightlife, gaming and live entertainment await you at two local casinos. • The Children’s Museum of Skagit County is a safe place for kids and families to learn through play.

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Anacortes Including Guemes Island and Southern Fidalgo Island

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nacortes is located on Fidalgo Island, in the Pacific Northwest and is the destination point for the San Juans and International ferry runs for Washington State. Come explore the island get-

away you can drive to, and stroll through our vibrant coastal community. All within walking distance you'll find casual cafes to elegant dining, quirky to sophisticated shopping, art galleries to antique shops and unique accommodations. Whale watching tours, kayaking excursions, sailing, boating, birding, fishing, crabbing, hiking or biking to name a few. The Skagit Tulip and Anacortes Arts festivals are enjoyed by all ages.

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Community Profile – Anacortes alone. Anacortes is also known for its whale watching tours with local companies offering excursions that often guarantee Orca, Minke, Gray and Humpback whale sightings 95% of the time. Other adventures commonly found in Anacortes include kayaking excursions, sailing, fishing, crabbing, birding, and boating. continued on next page 30

Don’t Miss This! • Stroll amongst the historic downtown buildings and follow Bill Mitchell’s life size murals.

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Art galleries are a favorite stop for shoppers, especially on the first Friday of each month when the city’s galleries are open for extended hours to support Anacortes’ monthly Art Walk. You may also notice historic buildings and colorful exteriors that have life-size wall murals based on historical photographs strategically placed throughout the town. When it comes to food in Anacortes you will find a wide variety of dining experiences. From casual fish and chips to candlelight dinners, one thing is for certain; the chefs in Anacortes create mouth watering dishes from traditional Northwest favorites like salmon, halibut, and Dungeness crab. Among the quaint cafes, unique storefronts, and gift shops, you will also find specialty shops whose display cases are filled with fresh baked goods and handmade chocolates that will satisfy any sweet tooth. For those seeking outdoor adventure, Anacortes is full of breathtaking beauty. On the northwest side of Fidalgo Island, you will find plenty to do in Washington Park’s 220 acre spread or in The Anacortes Community Forest Lands where 2,800 acres of beautiful territory is speckled with Heart Lake, Whistle Lake, Lake Erie, and Cranberry Lake along with 50 miles of well maintained hiking and biking trails. Mount Erie offers spectacular vistas of the San Juan Islands, Mount Baker and Puget Sound. This 1,273 foot peak offers four viewpoints that can be reached by foot, bike, or car. The most popular park in Washington State, Deception Pass State Park, is located on both sides of Deception Pass featuring several beaches, beach combing, exploration of tide pools, and miles of forest trail. The historic bridge over Deception Pass that connects Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands is worth the drive

• Schedule a whale watching tour from the home port on one of the world’s largest whale watching fleets. • Board the ferry for a float to Guemes Island, the San Juan Islands, or Vancouver Island. • Visit Deception Pass Bridge, one of the scenic wonders of the Pacific Northwest. For more information, call the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce 360.293.7911

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Community Profile – Anacortes Anacortes Highlights

Anacortes Arts Festival On August 4-6, 2017 the streets of Anacortes will fill with 250 outstanding booth artisans, fine art exhibitions, culinary art, festive music, and creative youth activities. Prefestival activities begin August 1st with the Art Dash half marathon, 10k and 5k. Waterfront Festival Enjoy the Pacific Northwest splendor of the sea and waterfront June 3-4, 2017. Located at the Cap Sante Marina. Oyster Run Since 1981 Anacortes has been the host of the largest motorcycle rally in the Pacific Northwest. If you are visiting Skagit County on the last weekend of September you are likely to see the 20,000 bikes and riders who fuel their way into the main streets of Anacortes.

Manieri Jazz and Swing Collection An amazing collection of over 500 books and 1,500 CD’s and DVD’s available at the Anacortes Library, donated by Patricia Manieri in honor of her late husband Dominic Manieri. Headphones and CD players are available for listeners to sample varieties of classical and new recordings. Majestic Inn & Spa The beautifully restored Majestic Inn and Spa is a place where history meets luxury. In all its 1800s grandeur, our unique boutique hotel will truly make you feel majestic. Enjoy our exquisitely appointed guest rooms, the award-winning Apothecary Spa, elegant event spaces and the seasonally fresh menus at our 5th Street Bistro and Bar.

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HISTORY FACT For thousands of years people have lived in the Fidalgo and Guemes Island areas. After the signing of the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty, several reservations were set aside including one for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community on southeastern Fidalgo Island. In the 1700s the Spanish, British, and Russian explorers and fur traders were the first settlers to enter the Skagit region. Known as a ship harbor, Anacortes was established with a name and post office in 1879 after speculation that the site would be selected as the western terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad; in 1890 Seattle was chosen instead. Anacortes was officially incorporated in 1891 shortly after the railroad bust when the fishing and logging industries began to dominate the town.


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A five minute ferry ride from Anacortes will transport you to a piece of Skagit County unlike any other. Guemes Island, knows the meaning of “island time”. The 15 miles of paved roads on the island are traveled lightly by the annual population of 800. Upon arrival, you will be met by the Anderson’s General Store and Café. The only other commercial establishment is the Guemes Island Resort, on the north end of the island. Whether you are driving, walking, running or taking a leisurely bike ride around this island, you will be greeted with friendly waves by the locals. Before you know it, you will be the one initiating the greeting. The island is 8 square miles in size, with rolling hills, incredible views in every direction and two prominent parks. Schoolhouse Park is located directly in the middle of the island and includes covered picnic tables, playground equipment and a soccer field. Young’s Park is located on the northeast tip of the island, with thousands of feet of shoreline to explore.

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he town of La Conner boasts more retail businesses per square foot than any other in Skagit County. Set between the beautiful Skagit Valley and the Swinomish Channel, La Conner is a truly special place for visitors and locals alike. Victorian-era homes and old fashioned commercial buildings line Morris and 1st Streets creating a shopper’s paradise capable of being covered quickly in a day or thoroughly over a weekend. Eclectic shops line 1st street offering every gift and necessity you could be looking for or imagining. Once in the stores on the west side of the street, you will notice the Swinomish Channel and boat traffic are just steps away. Restaurants offer waterfront dining and boardwalks with benches entice you to stop and enjoy the sights and sounds.

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Mount Vernon Over 140 vendors, food and live music! 360 336-9414 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

Tulip Festival

Mount Vernon Taking place the entire month of April, features fun, family events. Art shows, salmon BBQ, a street fair and more! 360 428-5959 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival www.TulipFestival.org

8 Skagit Valley Tulip Run

Burlington Run the wooded airport trails in one of the valley’s biggest running events. 2 mile and 5 mile races. 9 am. 360 982-2934 Skagit Runners www.SkagitRunners.org

1-30 Art in a Pickle Barn A fine arts show and sale at Azuza Farm & Gardens to raise scholarship funds for Skagit County art students. On hand artists to assist and give demonstrations. Skagit Art Association www.skagitart.org/picklebarn.html

8 Anacortes Spring Wine Festival Anacortes Event combines 30 regional vintners and 6 restaurants at the Port Warehouse. 12 pm–4:30 pm. 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

1-2 Woodfest Sedro-Woolley Quality Woodcrafters, traditional and chainsaw carvers, woodturners, high school woodshop exhibits/competition /auction, Cub Corner Cafe, and more! 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

8 US Bank Parade

La Conner Free entertainment and Kid’s Zone. Annual Not-So-Impromptu Parade. 2 pm. 360 428-5959 Kiwanis, Tulip Festival & La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

1-23 Kiwanis Salmon BBQ Mount Vernon Alder grilled salmon served with baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages, and ice cream at Hillcrest Lodge. 11am-7pm. Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon

6-9 Anacortes Boat Show Cap Sante Boat Haven Make your plans to attend. 75 or more floating boats ranging up to 65 ft. www.AnacortesBoatshow.com

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April

21-23 Tulip Festival Street Fair

Mount Vernon Juried arts and crafts fair. Live music at two stages, children's activities and a wonderful variety of food. 360 336-3801 Downtown Business Community of Mount Vernon www.MountVernonDowntown.org

28-29 Spring Antique Show Anacortes Vintage Market Antiques, vintage, repurposed and handmade treasures for home & garden! $5.00 admission. 28th 6 pm–9 pm; 29th 9 am–4 pm. 360 420-8225 Sassy Frass Co. www.AnacortesVintageMarket.com

29 Have a Heart Run 5k/10k run/walk, 2k walk & kids run. Registration opens t 8:15am, first race begins at 9:30am at Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon. Individual and team event. 360 416-7585 Community Action of Skagit County. www.haveaheartrun.org

May

5-6 Opening Day Boat Parade La Conner Boat parade along Swinomish Channel. 3 pm. 360 466-4778 Swinomish Yacht Club www.LaConnerChamber.com continued on next page

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June

2-4 Blast From The Past Sedro-Woolley Celebrating 1964! Sidewalk sales as well as craft and food vendors. Stage show and live band. Antique car show. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

3-4 Anacortes Waterfront Festival Cap Sante Marina Annual family-friendly festival. Enjoy splendor of the sea! 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

16-17 MoNA Art Auction La Conner Silent and live auction. 360 466-4778 Museum of Northwest Art www.MuseumofNWArt.org

16-18 Berry Dairy Days Burlington Fresh strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, live music, free kids activities, and Berry Cool Car show! 360 757-0994 Burlington Chamber of Commerce www.berrydairydays.com

Bow Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup race. Skagit Speedway. 360 724-3567 Skagit Speedway www.SkagitSpeedway.com

July

June 30-July 4 Loggerodeo Sedro-Woolley The State’s oldest on-going 4th of July celebration. Enjoy the rodeo, barbecue, live band, chainsaw competition, carnival, fireworks, parade and more! 360-770-8452 Loggerodeo www.Loggerodeo.com

7, 14, 21, 28 Burlington Summer Nights Burlington Free concert series downtown Burlington at Railroad Park featuring family entertainment, food and live music. Burlington Parks and Recreation www.burlingtonwa.gov/parks

4 July 4th Celebration Anacortes Town photo at 5th & Commercial. Parade. Concert at the marina. Fireworks.10am–11pm. 360 588-1108 City of Anacortes

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Anacortes Tour unique homes and boats. Tickets at Anacortes Visitor’s Center, Tea Room at Croatian Cultural Center on day of tour, or on-line at brownpapertickets.com/ event/2714864. (360) 356-6607 www.DrSamuelgBrooksGuild.org

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SUMMER

Schedule of Events – continued

La Conner “Anything Goes” community parade. Kids activities at Pioneer Park. Fireworks. 12:30 pm. 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber of Commerce www.LaConnerChamber.com

4 Fabulous 4th of July Mount Vernon Music, food, and fireworks at Edgewater Park. 6 pm. 360 336-6215 Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us

4 4th of July Parade & Picnic Concrete Bring your entire family and enjoy the music, food, parade and much more! 360 853-8784 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

8-9 Highland Games Mount Vernon Traditional Scottish athletic events, food, and merchants. 360 416-4934 Skagit Valley Highland Games www.CelticArts.org

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Schedule Welcome of Events to Skagit – continued County 1 Community Tree Lighting

December Holiday Wonderland Display

Christmas

Sedro-Woolley Family fun, train rides, pony rides, face painting, and crafts. Tree lighting followed by the whobulation of a lighted Christmas Parade. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

Keep the Cheer Here Anacortes Free horse drawn trolleyrides each Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

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Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival Burlington First week of December. Tree lighting ceremony at Alpha Park. Sit with Santa, take a free photo and enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies at the Visitor Information Center. 360 757-0994 Burlington Chamber of Commerce www.burlington-chamber.com

Tree Lighting & Christmas Celebration Concrete Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

4 Mount Vernon Christmas Parade Mount Vernon Pine Square Christmas tree lighting, hot chocolate, parade, Santa, and more! 5pm. Downtown Mount Vernon Association www.mountvernondowntown.org

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Anacortes Christmas concert, free Santa photos, and hot chocolate. 6:00pm. 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

Mount Vernon “An Enchanting Family Tradition.” Open every day until Christmas. Featuring over 80 beautiful, decorated trees, designer ornaments, unique gifts, and stocking stuffers. 360 424-6760 Skagit Valley Gardens www.SkagitValleyGardens.com

9-10 Spirit of Christmas Past Sedro-Woolley With Chad Lindberg, actor & paranormal investigator. Come celebrate the holidays with Chad as he facilitates the communication with the spirits that call the museum home. Sedro-Woolley Museum www.SedroWoolleyMuseum.org

9 Lighted Boat Parade La Conner Enjoy boats decorated and judged along the Swinomish Channel. 6 pm. 360 466-4778 Swinomish Yacht Club www.LaConnerChamber.com continued on next page

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Welcome to Schedule of Skagit Events County – continued 9-12 Skagit County Fair Mount Vernon Local music, carnival. hypnotist, magician, farm animals, eating contest, kid’s zone events, food, and car show! 360 336-9414 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

12 Brewfest Downtown Mount Vernon Live music, local breweries and lots of friends. Join the fun; this annual event is a great fundraiser for the Lincoln Theatre. 360 336-3801 Lincoln Theatre www.lincolntheatre.org

19-20 Cascade Days Concrete Saturday morning parade, logging demonstration and great food. Enjoy small-town nostalgia. 360 853-7867 Cascade Days www.CascadeDays.com

September

9 Skagit River Salmon Festival FREE family event at Edgewater Park celebrating our amazing Skagit River, its rich history, and inspiring conservation of its resources. Skagit River Salmon Festival www.skagitriverfest.org

9-10 Founder’s Days Sedro-Woolley Celebrate the Sedro-Woolley’s history with a pancake breakfast, museum open house, Sunday picnic, car show and plenty of children’s activities at Riverfront Park. Sedro-Woolley Museum www.sedro-woolleymuseum.com

24 Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally Anacortes Event draws thousands of cycles of all makes and models. Commercial vendor, food vendors and more! 360 671-7575 www.OysterRun.org

22-23 Fall Garage Sale, Antiques & More Mount Vernon Over 140 vendors, food and live music! 360 336-9414 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

30 Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Pitch Burlington Hand built trebuchets and catapults launching pumpkins over 1000 feet. Enjoy food vendors, free children’s activities and crafts at Skagit River Park. 360 755-9649 Burlington Parks and Recreation www.burlingtonwa.gov/parks

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Schedule of Events – continued October

6-8 La Conner Quilt Festival La Conner Annual quilt walk, vendors show, workshops and more. 360 466-4778 La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum www.LaConnerQuilts.org

6-7 Anacortes Bier on the Pier Anacortes Annual event features live music and a variety of food vendors at the Port Warehouse. 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org

7-8 Festival of Family Farms Celebrating Skagit Farming Skagit Valley Celebrating Skagit's farming heritage and traditions, local Skagit farms open their doors to the public in a show of food, farm tours, and educational tools. 10 am-4 pm. 360 428-4270 WSU/Skagit County Cooperative Ext. www.FestivalofFamilyFarms.com

7, 14, 21, 28 Ghost Walk Concrete Wouldn’t it be fun to hear about ghosts’ lives, deaths, and the reason they still hang around our town? Join us for a unique experience that’s historical, hysterical, and thought-provoking! 360-853-8784 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

November

3-5 Arts Alive! La Conner Annual invitational, open & emerging shows, town-wide event 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

11 Veteran’s Day Parade Burlington Annual Veterans parade downtown Burlington on Fairhaven Ave. 360 757-0994 Burlington Chamber of Commerce www.burlington-chamber.com

31 Trick-or-Treat Night Downtown Mount Vernon First Street shuts down between Division Street and Kincaid Street. A safe and fun place for your children. 360 336-3801 Downtown Mount Vernon Association www.mountvernondowntown.org

18 Skagit Wine & Beer Festival

31 Halloween Parade Sedro-Woolley Parade followed by trick-or-treating. 5 pm. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

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21-23 North Cascades Fly-In

July – cont’d

Concrete The annual Concrete Fly-In is held at the Concrete Municipal Airport. 360 853-8784 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

15 Shipwreck Fest Anacortes Largest garage sale in the Northwest. 360 299-9310 www.ShipwreckFest.com

28-29 Sidewalk Sale

15 Children’s Art Festival

Mount Vernon This annual event literally gets the downtown merchants and their goods out onto the sidewalk! 360 336-3801 Downtown Business Community of Mount Vernon www.MountVernonDowntown.org

Mount Vernon Arts, crafts, and entertainment at Hillcrest Park. 10 am – 4 pm 360 336-6215 Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us

22 Quidditch Festival Burlington Harry Potter themed children’s festival with live Quidditch games, free kid activities, crafts, outdoor movie and so much more at Skagit River Park. (360) 755-0760 Burlington Public Library www.burlingtonwa.gov/library

August

4, 11, 18, 25 Burlington Summer Nights

Burlington Free concert series downtown Burlington at Railroad Park featuring family entertainment, food and live music. Burlington Parks and Recreation www.burlingtonwa.gov/parks

5 Classic Yacht & Car Show

La Conner Annual pancake breakfast, vendors, food, vote on your favorite boat and car. 10 am – 4 pm 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.LaConnerChamber.com

4-6 Anacortes Arts Festival Anacortes 250 juried booth artisans, a fine art show, two stages of free music, ethnic and regional foods, beer and wine, as well as youth activities. FREE. 10 am – 8 pm Fri; 10 am – 6 pm Sat; 10 am – 5 pm Sun. 360 293-6211 Anacortes Arts Festival www.AnacortesArtsFestival.com

11-13 Metal Boat Festival Anacortes Seminars, demonstrations and social activities all three days. Festival is Saturday afternoon at Cap Sante Marina. 425 485-2100 Metal Boat Society www.MetalBoatSociety.org continued on next page

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Schedule of Events – continued 9 Breakfast with Santa Sedro-Woolley Sedro-Woolley Community Center. Beta Sigma Phi www.Sedro-Woolley.com

January 2018

February 2018

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17 Flotilla Lighted Boat Parade Anacortes Viewing at the Guemes Channel. Concert begins immediately afterwards at the Port Warehouse. 5:30 pm. 360 293-1900 City of Anacortes www.CityofAnacortes.org

Concrete Every full weekend during the peak of the eagle-watching season in eastern Skagit County. Free tours, walks, presentations, and educational programs. 360 853-8784 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.skagiteaglefestival.com

Concrete Plan now to experience the goofiness and gaiety of Mardi Gras, Concrete style. Music, activities and contests – don't miss the fun! 360 853-8784 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

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819 Commercial Ave, Ste. F 360 293-7911 anacortes.org

PO Box 743 360 853-7042 concrete-wa.com

301 W Kincaid 360 428-8547 mountvernonchamber.com

714 Metcalf St. 360 855-1841 sedro-woolley.com

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111 S Cherry St 360 757-0994 burlington-chamber.com

606 Morris St 360 466-4778 laconnerchamber.com

59831 State Route 20 206 386-4495 nps.gov/noca

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Community Profile – La Conner La Conner is home to the Museum of Northwest Art, the Skagit County Historical Museum and the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. These three sights alone can keep your attention captivated for days. La Conner landmarks include the much-photographed Rainbow Bridge. Its burnt-orange color distinguishes it from any bridge in the Northwest. If you look carefully you can see it from Highway 20 driving from Burlington to Anacortes. The bridge leads to the Swinomish Indian Reservation and the private community of Shelter Bay where homeowners lease their land from the Swinomish Tribe. Quiet roads, a private marina, tennis courts, community center, and easy access to Skagit Bay are just a few of the reasons people call this quaint and peaceful part of Skagit County home.

Museum of Northwest Art

A one of a kind gallery awaits you at the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA). The museum originally opened in 1981 under the direction of Art Hupy, a local photographer. With the help of a legion of volunteers and support from famed local artists, the Museum was moved from the 2nd floor of the Gaches Mansion to its current home on 1st Street. MoNA has been showcasing NW art to thousands of people each year with new exhibits and events around every corner. For more information, please visit www.monamuseum.org.

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Located in the Gaches Mansion, the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is the only museum of its kind in Washington State. Established in continued on next page

Don’t Miss This! • Stroll the streets of this waterfront town and visit the quaint boutiques and galleries. • Take a picture of the iconic Rainbow Bridge from the boardwalks lining the Swinomish Channel. • Grab your binoculars and go bird watching for Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, Snow Geese, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Hawks and Peregrine Falcons. • Wander through the award winning and ever-changing sculpture walk. For more information, call the La Conner Chamber of Commerce 360.466.4778

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Community Profile – La Conner 1997, the museum includes three stories of displays along with Victorian-era furnishings. With two new exhibits opening every three months and a rotation of quilts from their personal collection, there is always something new to see at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. For more information, please visit www.laconnerquilts.com.

Skagit County Historical Museum

Explore Skagit County’s rich and rugged history by touring the Skagit Legacy Exhibit filled with over 180,000 artifacts depicting early Skagit life from the mountains to the sea. The collection includes farm equipment, household items, Native American pieces, tools and an extensive collection of dolls. Also included are thousands of photographs and maps dating back to the 1800’s. Sitting on one of the highest points in La Conner, the Museum’s gallery offers great vistas of Skagit Valley and an up close look at seasonal exhibits. For more information, please visit www.skagitcounty.net.

Rainbow Bridge

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One of the most historic buildings in all of Skagit County is the Gaches Mansion, located on 2nd Street. The three-story Mansion with over 20 rooms was built for George and Louisa Gaches in 1891 as their personal residence when they moved from England. The Gaches brothers owned the J&G Gaches Mercantile which was eventually moved to Seattle. In 1905 Dr. G.E. Howe purchased the Mansion and turned it into Skagit County’s first hospital until he sold it just 4 years later. Between 1909 and 1927, the Mansion was owned by the Vaughn Family, who were part owners in the local grocery store. In 1927 the Mansion was converted into apartments with numerous alterations to the floor plan made in order to accommodate additional living quarters. In 1973 the building caught on fire and was vacated completely. The extensive fire damage left the entire third floor exposed to the elements and it was thought that the building would have to be torn down. The La Conner Landmarks Group was founded in 1974 and brought the Mansion back to its original glory. For 14 years, starting in 1981, what is now known as the Museum of Northwest Art was located on the 2nd floor of the Mansion. Today the mansion is owned by and utilized as the home of the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. For more information, please visit www.laconnerquilts.org.

SKAGIT COUNTY AGRICULTURAL • Average size of farms: 131 acres • The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.96% • All wheat for grain: 5,886 harvested acres • Vegetables: 12,046 harvested acres • Land in orchards: 438 acres • The state’s leading strawberry producer. • 4 million pounds of raspberries are grown here each year. • More tulip, iris, and daffodil bulbs are produced in Skagit County than any other county in the U.S. • Skagit County ranks 5th in dairy production in WA state. • Major producer of cabbage, table beet, and spinach seed for the world. Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture, WSU Extension.

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The Rainbow Bridge connects La Conner to the southernmost portion of Fidalgo Island, crossing the Swinomish Channel which extends from Skagit Bay to Padilla Bay. The bridge was completed in 1957 and has been burnt-orange since the day the first coat of base paint was applied. The bridge was to be painted green, just like all of the others being built during that time, but strong local support for the color eventually

sealed the fate of the now photographically famous Rainbow Bridge.

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ount Vernon is a historical agricultural community that has been able to maintain its small town character in the midst of rapid growth and development. This quaint city is surrounded by the Cascade Mountains, the winding Skagit River, and the seasonally changing farmlands. As visitors drive through the streets of Mount Vernon they may notice some of its ever present landmarks including the tulip smokestack, historic granary, water tower, and if visiting in March or April visitors may stumble upon the vibrant daffodil and tulip fields. Mount Vernon is currently the largest city in beautiful Skagit County with a bustling old downtown, annual Tulip Festival, Skagit County Fair, the Skagit Valley Highland Games and Celtic Arts Festival, Skagit River Salmon Festival,

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Community Profile – Mount Vernon historic Lincoln Theatre, McIntyre Hall, and other family friendly experiences that can be enjoyed year round. Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to find many opportunities for adventure within the borders of Mount Vernon’s foothills. This city has 19 public parks including the 517-acre Little Mountain Park that tops the list as the largest and most impressive. It is home to Eagle Rock Challenge Course, archery, mountain bike trails, walking trails, and a covered viewing area that is a perfect place to watch an infamous Skagit Valley sunset over the San Juan Islands, Olympic Mountains, and valley farmland. Several parks grant public access to the river which allows community members and their four legged friends a refreshing reprieve on a hot summer’s day. It is not uncommon to see cars parked in precari-

ous turnouts along the dike in Mount Vernon as eager fishermen hunt for the perfect fishing hole in the Skagit River. Mount Vernon has also experienced rapid growth in the past few years. It has become home to Skagit Station, which was built in 2004, to accommodate Amtrak, Greyhound, Skagit Transit, and taxi services in our community. This town is becoming wellknown for its state of the art medical services including the newly-remodeled, award-winning Skagit Valley Hospital. It provides a full continuum of care to this community including its newest expansions featuring all private patient rooms, a new Emergency/Trauma unit, a new Family Birth Center, and expanded space for surgical and critical care. cont’d on page 49

Don’t Miss This! • Hunt for treasure in the many antique shops. • Enjoy a movie at the historic Lincoln Theatre or full-scale production at McIntyre Hall. • Cool off at the Kiwanis Spray Park. For more information, call the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce 360.428.8547

HISTORY FACT Mount Vernon was named after the plantation estate of George Washington, first President of the United States. The first settlers on the banks of the Skagit River, in a place that would eventually be called Mount Vernon, were Jasper Gates and Joseph Dwelley. They arrived in 1870, several years before Harrison Clothier and E.G. English who were later recognized as the city’s founders. Hotels and saloons opened up along the banks of the Skagit River to house and cater to the many that were coming to take part in the area’s first industry, logging. Mount Vernon's future was secured when it was chosen to be the Skagit County seat. Today, the county jail and most Skagit County government offices are located in Mount Vernon. 2017 I Love Skagit County “Your Everything Guide!” | iLoveSkagit.com

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Community Profile – Mount Vernon

The Mount Vernon School District has over 100 years of rich history and is the largest district in Skagit Valley. This district serves over 5,700 students in nine schools. It is a growing and diverse district that offers a wide range of educational opportunities and high quality instructional programs. In fact, Mount Vernon High School has become a sophisticated blend of historical and modern buildings that house some of the finest educators, course offerings and students. Athletes from all over the state travel here to compete and showcase their talent in the legendary Mount Vernon High School gym which was ranked as one of the best gyms in Washington State. Mount Vernon is also home to Skagit Valley College; a two-year community college that grants academic transfer degrees, technical degrees and certificates. Its campus has experienced rapid ex-

pansion, remodeling, and new construction to meet the educational needs and desires of this area. Two private schools are also within Mount Vernon; Immaculate Conception Regional School offers K through 8th grade education and Mount Vernon Christian School is a K through 12th grade school with a new high school facility.

Tulip Festival Street Fair The streets of downtown Mount Vernon host a variety of artisans, entertainment and food booths on April 21-23, 2017.

Skagit Valley Highland Games and Celtic Festival Enjoy Scottish films, dancing competitions, concert, champion bagpipe bands, and Highland athletic competitions on July 8-9, 2017.

Skagit River Salmon Festival Free family event at Edgewater Park on September 9th celebrating our amazing Skagit River, its rich history and inspiring conservation of its resources. www.skagitriverfest.org.

Skagit County Fair The fair features local music, carnival, hypnotist, magician, farm animals, eating contests, kid’s zone events, food, car show, and much more on August 9-12, 2017.

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The smallest of the four lakes is Lake McMurray at .2 square miles in size. The lake is located just 5 miles east of the I-5 Conway exit and 4 miles south of Big Lake on Highway 9, with speed restricted to 8 mph. Homes surround much of the lake, with fishing, swimming and kayaking being the most popular activities. Lake McMurray’s busiest day of the year is opening day of fishing season.

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The most remote of the four lakes is Lake Cavanaugh. Tucked up in the hills at over 1,000 feet in elevation, Lake Cavanaugh is one of Skagit County’s best kept secrets. Surrounded by homes, it is the largest lake at 1.3 square miles and offers tremendous views of the foothills and Cascade Mountains. The community has an active association and hosts an annual fun run which takes place on August 6th.

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Ferry Transportation driving across the border. Be sure you have a passport or the required documentation before scheduling a trip. Fares are calculated based on a round trip between Anacortes and your desired destination. Schedules change several times during the year and are posted online or at any of the ferry terminals. The Anacortes Ferry is located at 2100 Ferry Terminal Road on the west side of town, approximately 3.5 miles from Downtown Anacortes. Skagit County also has its own ferry system, transporting people, vehicles and goods between Anacortes and Guemes Island in under 5 minutes. The fleet is comprised of only one ferry, capable of carrying approximately 20 cars per trip. Rates are

The Washington State Ferry System is the third largest in the world and the largest in the United States. Over 2 million riders traveled through the Anacortes Terminal in 2016, venturing to Sidney B.C., San Juan Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island and Lopez Island. It is recommended for vehicle traffic to arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled time with longer waits for peak summer traffic. Walk on passengers should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are required for some of the Washington State Ferry routes. You can make reservations by calling 511 or downloading the WSDOT app. Ferry trips to British Columbia, Canada are treated just like

approximately $10 per standard vehicle for a round trip and $3 for walk on passengers. The Guemes Island ferry dock is located at 6th Street & I Avenue, just 1/3 of a mile west of Commercial Avenue. Washington State Ferries 800 843-3779 www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce 360 378-5240 www.sanjuanisland.org Guemes Island Ferry 360 293-6356 www.skagitcounty.net

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onway’s roots stretch back to 1873 when it was deemed a riverboat town. Due to its ideal location, the Great Northern Railway built a station in Conway in 1891. Since then, Conway has blossomed into a small town of friendly locals who are proud of their community, farms and small business district. Visitors will find antiques, a clothing boutique, wine tasting, and a historic pub known for their oysters. The town is also a gateway in April for visitors driving through the tulip fields

and has become a stopping point for the motorcycle rally during the Annual Oyster Run in September. Located at the entrance to Skagit County from the south, many visitors will start their exploration of the valley here. Just over the bridge to the west of Conway’s business district is Fir Island. This large land mass is located between the north and south forks of the Skagit River. Many people earmark this destination NovemberMarch for the incredible natural beauty of the flat rural farmlands and the many birds found here; including

the snow geese migrating from Wrangel Island in Russia. The 225 acre snow goose reserve is a major attraction on Fir Island where the sound of a flock of snow geese can be heard from up to 1 mile away. Travelers and photographers alike flock to this majestic area in Skagit County, not just for the bird watching and 180 different species of birds spotted here, but also for the open fields and farmland, breathtaking views of Mount Baker, the scenic dike along the Skagit Bay estuary, and the 13,000 acre Skagit Wildlife Recreation Area.

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Burlington Including Alger, Bay View, Blanchard, Bow, Edison, Samish Island and Padilla Bay

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urlington has been called the “Hub City” because it served as a con-

nection point for two major railways as well as the current junction between I-5 and Highway 20. Seasonal banners will welcome visi-

tors into the Fairhaven District, Burlington’s old downtown, which still maintains a small-town atmosphere. Its storefronts have become home to specialty shops, tasty cafes, locally owned restaurants, and other convenient services.

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Community Profile – Burlington Outside of the “downtown atmosphere” visitors are sure to notice the abundance of retail options that line the streets. Burlington has become the fourth largest city in the county and has the most major retail spaces within its borders. Over 60,000 shoppers can be seen each day hustling throughout the likes of the Cascade Mall, Outlet Shoppes at Burlington, Fairhaven District, and Burlington Boulevard. The Cascade Mall functions as a great indoor option for shopping and entertainment. The AMC Lowes Theatre shows new release films on 14 screens, the most recent Blockbuster hits, and a concession area. Just down the corridor, visitors may stumble upon a semi-truck protruding through a glass wall that displays hands on activities, learning centers, and creative toys. This visual statement is sure to attract your children into the fun-filled space known as the Children’s Museum. It is an attraction that you and your children are sure to enjoy. Visitors will have the opportunity to operate a real crane, get behind the wheel of a semi-truck, captain a tug-boat, shop in a market, put on a costume-filled theatrical performance, or even get down and artsy in the supply-filled studio/art center. With eight parks, there are many opportunities to enjoy the

beauty of Burlington. Tournaments and athletic competitions bring many visitors onto the lush green fields that saddle the Skagit River Dike throughout Burlington. In the summer months, the largest and most populated park is the 51acre Skagit River Park. It features 22 soccer fields, eight baseball diamonds, and 24 horseshoe pits. North of Burlington is a 27-hole link style golf course and the highly entertaining sprint car track known as Skagit Speedway. And for those who are looking for indoor options, Burlington is home to the only indoor roller skating rink in the county. The agricultural roots of Burlington are also celebrated each June and September with two entertaining and family-friendly events: Berry Dairy Days and the Fall Harvest Festival. The Berry Dairy Days in June feature a parade, 2-mile and 10k runs, a tractor show, and some pretty spectacular, locally grown, strawberry shortcake. September’s Fall Harvest Festival features a variety of activities in town and at city parks that are sure to catch your interest. Visitors can experience the annual pumpkin pitch, mule rides, art show, pie tasting competition, and the delectable and memorable Kiwanis Salmon BBQ.

Don’t Miss This! • Walk along the Padilla Bay Shore Trail and visit the Breazeale Interpretive Center to learn about this National Estuary. • Travel along the winding 21mile seaside road known as Chuckanut Drive. • Fill your shopping bags at the Outlet Shoppes, Cascade Mall, and old downtown retail shops. • Need a place to run and play? Skagit River Park has 51-acres including playfields, horseshoe pits, and a playground. For more information, call the Burlington Chamber of Commerce 360.757.0994

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Community Profile – Burlington Heritage Flight Museum The Heritage Flight Museum is moving its aircraft and collections to its hangar at Skagit Regional Airport. The Heritage Flight Museum was founded in 1996 by Apollo 8 astronaut Maj. General William Anders and is dedicated to the preservation of historic military aircraft. For more information, please visit www.heritageflight.org.

Northwest Skagit County

the 1920’s. Today the Taylor Shellfish Farm can be found on Chuckanut Drive just north of Blanchard.

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Originally named Brownsville, Bow became home to a post office and a population boom when the Great Northern Railway decided to reroute its railways around the Chuckanut Mountains. Today Bow is primarily a residential community overlooking Samish Bay.

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Northwest Skagit County offers a network of rural towns that are a blend of old time charm and the amenities of today. This portion of the county includes large tracts of farmland, rolling hills, specialty shops and restaurants and access to miles of shoreline.

Alger Located along Old Highway 99, the town of Alger was once known as a logging camp, but today is the center of everything racing in Skagit County. Skagit Speedway has been in Alger for 50 years showcasing high-octane racing around a 3/10 mile oval to fans from around the U.S. and Canada. Racing takes place every Saturday night between April and September.

Bay View Located between the Skagit Regional Airport and Padilla Bay, Bay View is home to a small residential community, the Bay View State Park and the Breazeale Interpretive Center. The center offers indoor exhibits, a reference library, saltwater aquariums, and views to the west across Padilla Bay to Fidalgo Island.

Downtown Edison is a prime example of what Skagit County is all about. The quaint town is located at the intersection of Farm to Market Road and Bow Hill Road and was one of the first accredited high schools in Washington State. This tightly packed commercial district has artisan bread makers, a gallery, specialty shops and two famous watering holes with excellent food and nightlife.

HISTORY FACTS It was in the fall of 1882 that John P. Millett and William McKay entered the dense forest of cedar, spruce, fir and small timber and, disturbing the deer, bear and cougar, erected a shack and made ready for the establishment of a logging camp ground which now stands as the City of Burlington. It was officially incorporated on June 16, 1902. Berry Dairy Days began in 1937 by the local volunteer firemen as a fundraiser for new equipment. The celebration included a parade, carnival and the “World’s Largest Shortcake” which served more than 5,000 people. Source: www.burlington-chamber.com

Samish Island Located at the northern end of Padilla Bay, Samish Island is roughly 3.5 miles long and 1 mile wide. The island has been accessible via the Samish Island Road since the dikes were built in 1930. Before that time it was surrounded by water with Samish Bay to the north and Padilla By to the south. The island has 480 homes and is the headquarters of the Blau Oyster Company.

100% Organic Cold Pressed Heirloom Blueberry Juice Tastings, Tours, You-Pick, and Ice Cream. Open Every Day 15628 Bow Hill Road, Bow-Edison

Blanchard Located between the base of the Chuckanut Mountains and Samish Bay, today’s small town of Blanchard was a bustling place between 1885 and 1925 when the Blanchard Logging Company was operating. As logging began to diminish, oyster farming was quick to take its place in

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Padilla Bay is located directly between the Skagit Valley, and the Samish, Guemes and Fidalgo Islands. Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is an 8 mile by 3 mile estuary that is so important to the local ecosystem that in 1980 the area was named a national reserve by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. The entire bay is so shallow that when the tide goes out,

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trap on your boots and come visit a one-of-a-kind city. At the height of its day in the late 1800’s, eleven trains arrived in Sedro-Woolley daily, the timber industry was prospering, and settlers eagerly estab-

lished homesteads near the rail lines. However, after a disastrous fire in 1911 that leveled most of the downtown businesses, Sedro-Woolley was forced to rebuild. Today, many people first arrive in Sedro-Woolley as they head east into the Cascade National Park. Yet, what is drawing new residents to the town is now the emphasis on science and technology. At the award winning schools, the new SWIFT center at the former Cascade Gateway Center and for the engineering and technological jobs created by local industry

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Community Profile – Sedro-Woolley The city’s downtown district is decorated with historical murals, life-size cedar statues that have been carved by chainsaw and hand finished, and attractive gas lamp replicas. Sedro-Woolley has done a remarkable job maintaining its old town charm while still incorporating most modern conveniences. It is a full-service town where customers can expect friendly smiles and reasonable prices within clothing shops, antique dealers, espresso stands, quaint cafes, locally loved diners, hardware stores, pharmacies, and gift shops. Some of the most beloved attractions in Sedro-Woolley revolve around its unique history. The Sedro-Woolley Museum tells the story of early logging, mining, and agriculture. It features miniature exhibits of the town along with restored automotives and logging trucks. Woodfest and the Loggerodeo also take spectators back in time. Each of these events spotlight phenomenal wood carvings, workmanship, educational exhibits, and guaranteed fun for the whole family. When in Sedro-Woolley, it is hard to resist the temptation to visit the fast-paced Skagit River or even get down and dirty in some of the local parks. Riverfront Park, which is situated on 60-acres lining the banks of the Skagit River, has a boat launch and river access. It also provides picnic shelters and tables, BBQ pits, baseball fields, an RV park, amphitheatre, and an off-leash dog park. Bingham Park, which is located at the intersection of Highway 20 and Cook Road, has ball fields, a playground, picnic shelters, and BBQ pits that are heavily used by athletes and spectators alike.

Woodfest April 1-2, 2017 This event features a variety of vendors and display booths including chainsaw carvers, wood turners, traditional carvers, wood crafters, artisans, high school wood working exhibits, educational exhibits, a silent auction, and a tour of many carvings and murals located throughout downtown Sedro-Woolley.

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Blast From The Past June 2-4, 2017 During the first weekend in June, local businesses offer sidewalk sales, craft and food vendors fill the streets, and classy cars and car lovers travel great distances to enjoy the antique car show on Saturday.

Loggerodeo June 30 – July 4, 2017 The Loggerodeo is Washington’s oldest 4th of July celebration. It features logging contests, parades, carnival attractions, a fun run, and a must see rodeo.

Founder’s Days September 9-10, 2017 An annual celebration of the city’s history during the second weekend of September features a pancake breakfast, a museum open house, a Sunday picnic at Riverfront Park, a car show and children’s activities in the park.

• Take a trip back in time with the historic brick buildings, downtown shops, larger-than life chainsaw carvings, wooden benches, and old fashioned light poles. • Find painted murals throughout downtown inspired by Darius Kinsey, a world famous photographer. • Launch the boat, get the kids out of the car, and let the dogs off their leash at the 60-acre Riverfront Park. For more information, call the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce 360.855.1841

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ocated 23 miles east of Sedro-Woolley along Highway 20 is the proud town of Concrete with a population of approximately 900 residents. After a number of name changes between 1890 and 1909, the town name of Concrete eventually stuck. The Washington Portland Cement Company and the Superior Portland Cement Company supplied the materials to build the Gorge, Ross and Diablo Lake Dams, and were opened in 1905 and 1908 respectively. The town is home to a number of historic buildings and the Henry Thomas Bridge. When completed in 1918, the bridge was the longest single span cement bridge in the world and is listed on the Washington State and National Historic Registers.

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Community Profile – Concrete Cascade Trail The Cascade Trail parallels Highway 20 and occupies the route of an abandoned railroad that was built in 1900. The trail is 22.5 miles in length and connects Concrete to SedroWoolley. The surface is crushed rock and is open to those on horseback, bicyclists, runners and walkers.

center of Concrete and Eastern Skagit County. In 1987 the theatre was added to the Washington State Historical Registry and while there have been many years in which the theatre was not in operation, scheduled showings started in February 2010 with digital projection equipment added in 2012.

Cascade Days Celebration

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Taking place in August, Cascade Days has something for everyone. With parades through town, firefighter and logger competitions, car show, kids activities, live music and more, be sure to schedule a trip “up river” during this weekend to enjoy the festivities.

Originally established in the early 1900’s, the Concrete Herald covered news and activity in Eastern Skagit County until 1989. After being dormant for 20 years, the paper was revitalized with support from the local community and the efforts of Jason Miller, a local freelance writer and resident of Concrete. Be sure to pick up a copy while you are in town or visit www.concrete-herald.com.

Concrete Theatre Originally opened in 1924, the Concrete Theatre has had a colorful past, serving as the entertainment

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• Run, walk, bike, or ride the 22.5 mile Cascade Trail. The Voice of Eastern Skagit County

• Drive over the historic singlespan cement Henry Thompson Bridge. • Schedule a movie date at the historic Concrete Theatre, built in 1923.

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Community Profile – Lyman, Hamilton, Birdsview

A Weekend in Eastern Skagit County For year-round entertainment and a refreshing taste of the North Cascades National Park, eastern Skagit County is tough to beat. Outdoor concerts and movies, great restaurants, cozy lodging options, and breathtaking scenery await every visitor. The jewel of eastern Skagit County is the North Cascades National Park. Filled with trails and panoramic views, the park is relatively uncrowded – one of western Washington’s best-kept secrets. Plan your trip at www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/index.htm Start your weekend in Sedro-Woolley, with its traditional downtown and North Cascades National Park Service headquarters and visitor center at 810 State Route 20 (360.854.7200). Continue east to Lyman and marvel at the historic Minkler Mansion, which houses the community’s Town Hall. From Lyman it’s just a short hop farther to Hamilton, with its own museum.

A few minutes farther east and you’re in Concrete, “the center of the known universe,” where you can stroll its quaint Town Center, wander through a community garden, and taste some of the best pizza in the state at Annie’s Pizza Station. You might want to stock up on food at Albert’s Red Apple Market, too. On weekends, don’t miss the Puget Sound Energy adult fish trap and visitor center just across the Baker River via the historic Henry Thompson bridge in Concrete. Eight miles to the east, you’ll find Rockport and its popular Howard Miller Steelhead Park campground. The Rockport store can supply you with anything you forgot while packing. East of Rockport, Marblemount especially bustles during the summer months, offering top-notch and varied cuisines, plus a host of lodging options. A civil war reenactment every April fills SR 20 with

the sights, sounds, and smells of that period in U.S. history. Drop into Newhalem for provisions and several trails around the Seattle City Light hydroelectric complex there. And consider a fun tour hosted by Seattle City Light; details can be found at www.seattle.gov/light/tours/skagit. For more information on lodging and events in eastern Skagit County, go to the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce Web site at www.sedro-woolley.com, the Concrete Chamber of Commerce at www.concrete-wa.com, and the North Cascades Visitor Information Center at www.marblemount.com.

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came a State Senator in 1906. The mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and can be seen from the Skagit River.

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Further east on Highway 20 from Lyman is the town of Hamilton. Situated alongside the Skagit River, much of the town is prone to flooding every couple of years. The early 1900’s were boom times for Hamilton due mostly in part to

Birdsview

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Demographics – Public Service & Schools Government Skagit County

1800 Continental Place #100 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 www.skagitcounty.net

Cities & Towns

Anacortes 904 6th Street www.cityofanacortes.org Burlington 833 S Spruce Street www.ci.burlington.wa.us Concrete 45672 Main Street www.townofconcrete.com La Conner 204 Douglas Street www.laconner.net Lyman 8334 S Main Street www.townoflyman.com Mount Vernon 910 Cleveland Avenue www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us

Skagit County Schools

Port Districts

Port of Skagit County www.portofskagit.com Port of Anacortes www.portofanacortes.com

Tribal Governments

Swinomish Tribe www.swinomish.org Upper Skagit Tribe www.upperskagittribe.com

Public Service Airports

Anacortes Airport 4000 Airport Road 360 293-4691 Concrete Airport 7879 S Superior Avenue 360 853-8401 Skagit Regional Airport 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington 360 757-0011 Sedro-Woolley District #101 360 855-3500 www.swsd.k12.wa.us PRIVATE SCHOOLS Alger Learning Center & Independence High School 121 Alder Drive Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 360 757-7533 www.independent-learning.com Hill Creek Christian School 1515 E College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 424-6434 Foothills Christian School 208 Snoqualmie Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 420-9749 Immaculate Conception 1321 E Division Street

Libraries

Anacortes 1220 10th Street 360 293-1910 Burlington 820 E Washington Avenue 360 755-0760 Central Skagit Library 100 W. State St. Sedro-Woolley 360 755-3985 Guemes Island 7549 Guemes Island Road 360 293-9052 La Conner 614 Morris Street 360 466-3352 Mount Vernon 315 Snoqualmie Street 360 336-6209 Sedro-Woolley 802 Ball Avenue 360 855-1166 Upper Skagit Library 45770-B Main Concrete 360 853-7939 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 428-3912 www.icrsweb.org Mount Vernon Christian 820 W Blackburn Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 424-9157 www.mountvernonchristian.org Skagit Adventist Academy 530 N Section Street Burlington, WA 98233 360 755-9261 www.skagitadventist.com COLLEGE Skagit Valley College 2405 E College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360 416-7600 www.skagit.edu

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Anacortes District #103 360 293-1200 www.anacortes.k12.wa.us Burlington-Edison District #100 360 757-3311 www.be.wednet.edu Concrete District #11 360 853-8141 www.concrete.k12.wa.us Conway District #317 360 445-5785 www.conway.k12.wa.us La Conner District #311 360 466-3171 www.lcsd.wednet.edu Mount Vernon District #320 360 428-6110 www.mv.k12.wa.us

Sedro-Woolley 325 Metcalf Street www.ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us

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Demographics – Health Care Health Care Skagit County has three accredited hospitals and numerous health, dental, and vision clinics. The residents of this area are fortunate to have state-of-theart health care and specialized health services available in a variety of settings. Patients can access a wide-range of care that best suits their needs and health care concerns. Health care professionals are committed to providing the best care possible in addition to offering educational tools that will ultimately promote healthy living. With over 200 physicians and surgeons in a variety of medical specialties, it is easy to see why Skagitonians can find quality care in their own back yard. Our medical community’s specialties include allergy and immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, hematology, infertility, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, nuclear medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine, oncology, optometry, ophthalmology, orthopedics and podiatry, osteopathy, pediatrics, physical medicine and general rehabilitation, psychiatry, pulmonology, radiology, sports medicine, various surgical specialties, and urology. Skagit County also has several dozen health care clinics that include walk-in clinics in Mount Vernon, Burlington, and Anacortes. In addition, Sea Mar, located in Mount Vernon, is a community based organization that provides

quality, comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos. Skagit County’s dental practitioners offer services ranging from cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, general dentistry, and pediatric dentistry to orthodontics, periodontics, and oral or maxillofacial surgery.

Skagit County residents are fortunate to have state-of-the-art health care and specialized health services available in a variety of settings. Specialized Care Birth Centers – Island and Skagit Valley hospitals, in addition to the Mount Vernon Birth Center, offer prenatal care and comfortable settings for labor, delivery, and bonding time between parents and their newborns. Mammography – The Breast Care Center offers complete breast health services in Mount Vernon. United General and Island Hospital also offer brest health services. Extended Care – Skagit County offers over two-dozen businesses devoted to extended care. The choices include assisted living facilities, convalescent centers, nursing homes, retirement and life care communities and homes. Additional agencies offer home health care, Meals on Wheels, hospice services and respite care.

Kidney Center – The Skagit Valley Kidney Center is equipped with 18 hemodialysis stations in a comfortable, modern setting that features plenty of natural light, highly trained staff, and other amenities to create a family-like atmosphere. Preventative Care – All three hospitals are committed to the health of this community and its residents by providing important preventative, educational, and support programs. They also feature health resource centers where patients can receive blood pressure and cholesterol screenings in addition to classes, lectures, and seminars to better their livelihood and overall health. Hospice of the Northwest – Program includes nursing care, home health aides, medical social services, spiritual support, bereavement support, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Sleep Disorder Center – All three hospitals offer treatment and education for people with sleep disorders.

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Demographics – Health Care Skagit Regional Health Skagit Regional Health serves as a health care leader in Northwest Washington, providing advanced, quality and comprehensive services to the people of our communities. The integrated health system features the 137-bed acute care Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon and Skagit Regional Clinics with more than 140 providers in 11 locations across Skagit, north Snohomish, and Island counties. The hospital, expanded in 2007, features private patient rooms throughout, from the Level III Trauma Emergency Department to the well-appointed Family Birth Center. The hospital offers a full range of surgical services in six, state-of-the-art operating rooms; advanced diagnostics including CT, MRI and PET; the area's only cardiac catheterization labs; a spacious Center for Sleep Disorders; the Skagit Valley Kidney Center; and a comprehensive Wound Healing Center with hyperbaric oxygen services. Skagit Valley Hospital leads the way

in comprehensive cancer care with the latest in medical and radiation therapy and excellence in diagnostics and treatment for cancer patients in one convenient location. The Breast Institute provides a multidisciplinary program dedicated to assist breast cancer patients from diagnosis to survivorship. Skagit Valley Hospital is a network member of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which brings together the talents and research power of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine

and Seattle Children's. Skagit Valley Hospital is Skagit County's largest employer and the third largest public district hospital in the State of Washington. Skagit Regional Health's vision is to "transform healthcare by improving access, service, quality and efficiency in support of our goal of healthier communities." For more information, please visit www.skagitregionalhealth.org.

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Demographics – Health Care Island Hospital Island Hospital, recognized as one of the most innovative small hospitals in the U.S., is an integral part of the great quality of life on Fidalgo Island. With nearly 200 physicians and other providers, 43bed Island Hospital offers a full range of services, from birth to rehabilitation. The Walk-In Clinic at Island Hospital is for those times that you can’t wait to receive non-emergency medical care. The clinic – located at 2511 M Ave., Anacortes, is open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and most holidays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

High-quality services

In 2015, Island Hospital continued its award-winning ways with a patient-perceived quality ranking of 3rd among all Washington hospitals by the Seattle PostIntelligencer and a top-ten rating for outstanding surgical performance and low infection rates by a leading national consumer magazine. CEO Vince Oliver was honored with the American Hospital Association’s Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award, presented for improving community healthcare through innova-

The Walk-In Clinic at Island Hospital – located at 2511 M Ave., Anacortes – is open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and most holidays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. tive and progressive efforts. Over the years Island Hospital has received numerous quality awards, most notably as a Top 100 Hospital by Solucient. The hospital has also received national awards for spiritual care, patient safety, home health, laboratory and cancer care. All patient rooms at Island Hospital are private with day beds to allow loved ones to stay in the room. In 2012, Island opened its Medical Arts Pavilion, providing a state-of-the-art facility for the Merle Cancer Care Center; Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy; and Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center.

Wide range of services

With the recent addition of skilled board-

certified physician specialists, Island now offers gastrointestinal services and a comprehensive Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Program. In addition, the hospital offers a comprehensive Birth Center, Surgery Center, Diagnostic Imaging Center (including DEXA, x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, mammography and MRI) and Sleep Wellness Center. Island Hospital also operates Anacortes Family Medicine, Fidalgo Medical Associates, Island Surgeons, Lopez Island Medical Clinic and Orcas Medical Center. For information about Island Hospital services, physicians or other programs, call the Island Health Resource Center at (360) 299-1397 or visit www.islandhospital.org.

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Demographics – Community Resources

PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley has been a vital part of the community since 1965. The hospital serves Public Hospital District 304, geographically one of the largest in the state, including Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, BowEdison, Bayview, Samish Island, Lyman, Hamilton, Concrete, Rockport, Marblemount, Clear Lake and portions of Mount Vernon, and is governed by a fivemember board of commissioners. PeaceHealth United General Medical Center offers highly

Community Resources Skagit County Community Action Agency.........................360 416-7585 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon www.skagitcap.org Veterans Assistance Program Phone ...........................360 416-7585 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon Department of Social and Health Services ......................877 501-2233 900 E College Way, #100, Mount Vernon Meals on Wheels and Senior Lunch Program......................360 419-3420 Skagit Domestic Violence and Assault Services .........360 336-9591 Housing Authority of Skagit County Phone ...........................360 428-1959 1650 Port Drive, Burlington Pregnancy Choices.........360 428-4777 617 West Division St, Mount Vernon Sea Mar Community Health Centers Phone ...........................360 428-4075 1010 East College Way, Mount Vernon Skagit County Health Department Phone ...........................360 336-9380 700 S 2nd St. Ste 301, Mount Vernon

personalized care. Our location provides easy access, easy parking, and a quiet, park-like setting. In addition to an excellent staff, the hospital provides stateof-the-art technology including one of the most advanced cancer radiation facilities in the region. Our goal is to be one of the best, safest community hospitals in the state. Services at PeaceHealth United General Medical Center include: North Puget Cancer Center, the only cancer care facility in the region with more than three decades of experience; 24/7

emergency department; diagnostic imaging center; general and orthopedic surgical services; intensive care unit; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; sleep disorders center; pulmonary rehabilitation and more. The medical center also offers a wellness program called Healthy You that provides tips and resources for staying healthy. Sign up for a free e-newsletter to receive monthly tips in your inbox. Visit www.peacehealth.org/healthy-you.

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Skagit County Parks & Recreation Phone ...........................360 336-9414 315 South 3rd St, Mount Vernon Skagit Hospice................360 848-5550 1415 East Kincaid St, Mount Vernon Washington Poison Center Phone ...........................800 222-1222 North Sound Mental Health Administration ..........360 416-7013 117 North 1st St, Mount Vernon VA Puget Sound Health Care System Phone ...........................800 329-8387 Boys and Girls Clubs of Skagit County Anacortes .......................360 588-9045 Mount Vernon ..............360 428-6995 La Conner.....................360 466-3672 Sedro-Woolley..............360 272-4553 Skagit Valley YMCA .......360 336-9622 215 East Fulton St, Mount Vernon Red Cross Skagit Valley ..360 424-5291 160 Cascade Pl. #208, Burlington Skagit Transit .................360 757-4433 105 E Kincaid, Mount Vernon Amtrak Phone .......................1-800-872-7245

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Senior Centers Anacortes 1701 - 22nd St Phone.....................360 293-7473

Burlington 1011 Greenleaf Ave Phone.....................360 755-0102

Concrete 45821 Railroad Ave Phone.....................360 853-8400

Marblemount 60055 State Route 20 Phone.....................360 873-4432

Mount Vernon 1401 Cleveland Ave Phone.....................360 336-5757

Sedro-Woolley 715 Pacific St, Memorial Park Complex ................360 855-1513

Swinomish 17691 Reservation Rd Phone.....................360 466-3980


Climate / Weather

Wage and Salary Employment

2014 Annual monthly employment and total wages in covered employment.

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Industry Employers # Employed Percent Agric., Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 182 2,630 5.4 Utilities 9 186 0.4 Construction 455 2,976 6.2 Manufacturing 176 5,781 12.0 Wholesale/Retail Trade 613 7,978 16.5 Transp. & Warehousing 98 1,256 2.6 Information 29 321 0.7 Fin., Ins., & Real Estate 232 1,958 4.1 Professional & Tech. Services 271 1,364 2.8 Administrative & Waste Services 160 1,258 2.6 Educational Services 44 350 0.7 Health Care & Social Assistance 903 5,242 10.9 Arts, Entertainment,& Recreation 56 600 1.2 Accommodation & Food Services 301 4,066 8.4 Other Svcs, except Public Admin. 272 1,398 2.9 Government 110 10,738 22.2 Total 3,926 48,291 100.0

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Source: www.skagit.org The Washington State Univeristy Cooperative Extension - "Skagit Crop Topics" Newsletter

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Employment & Income 2014

Skagit County Labor Force 56,640 Employment 52,426 Unemployment 4,214 Unemployment Rate 7.4% 2014 Projected Median Household Income $52,448

Washington State Labor Force 3,568,800 Employment 3,362,600 Unemployment 206,200 Unemployment Rate 5.8% 2014 Projected Median Household Income $57,284

Source: The Washington State Employment Security Department, Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch

Population

Skagit County Anacortes Burlington Concrete

120,315 16,232 8,568 714

La Conner Mount Vernon Sedro-Woolley Unincorporated Source: City-data.com

917 33,132 10,765 50,038

Real-Estate

2014 median home price – $255,900 2014 median rent (apartment) – $846 per month Source: City-data.com

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Advertisers Index BUSINESS NAME

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Albert’s Red Apple ...................................64

Ginger Grater...........................................44

Port of Skagit County...................20, 42, 74

Anacortes Chamber of Commerce ..........31

grafixCORP .............................................47

Pregnancy Choices .................................10

Annie’s Pizza Station...............................64

Growing Washington................................11

Re-Feather Your Nest..............................49

Anthony’s Restaurant ...Center Activity Map

H2O .........................................................32

Red Door Antique Mall.............................50

Babe Rainbow .........................................50

Hampton Inn & Suites...Center Activity Map

Rockfish Grill – Anacortes Brewery .........32

Best Western College Way Inn................49

Hansen's Furniture ..................................49

Romano, Craig ........................................65

Big Scoop Sundae Palace.......................24

SaviBank ........................Inside Back Cover

Bob's Burgers & Brew ...Center Activity Map

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites ...............................................56

Bow Hill Blueberries ................................58

Island Hospital .........................................72

Burlington Chamber of Commerce ............Center Activity Map

Jitterbugs Espresso ......Center Activity Map

Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce ............Center Activity Map

JP Automotive..........................................49

Sedro-Woolley Museum ..........................62

Calico Cupboard Cafe' & Bakery.............27

KOA/Thousand Trails ..............................17

Seeds – A Bistro & Bar ............................42

Celtic Arts Foundation/Highland Games....1

La Conner Chamber of Commerce .........44

Skagit Building Salvage.......................7, 50

Central Moving & Storage .........................8

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum ..........42

Skagit County Historical Museum............42

Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse ....10

Larson/Gross ................Center Activity Map

Skagit Cycle Center.................................18

Cinderella’s Secret .......Center Activity Map

Lincoln Theatre........................................25

Skagit Regional Health ............................71

Concrete Herald ......................................64

Lyon's Furniture .........................................2

Skagit Valley Bulb Farm (Tulip Town) ......12

Concrete Theatre.....................................64

Majestic Inn & Spa...................................30

Skagit Valley College...............................70

Conway Pub ............................................54

McIntyre Hall Performing Arts..................24

Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms....15

Cook Road Shell...........Center Activity Map

Mount Vernon Christian School ...............69

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival ......................22

Craft Stove...............................................49

Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce ............Center Activity Map

Skagit’s Own Fish Market........................24 Taylor Shellfish Farm ...............................58

Eaglemont Golf Club ...............................23

Mountain View Dental Center ...........Center Activity Map

Edenwild Boutique Inn, The.....................28

Museum of Northwest Art ........................42

Trumpeter Public House.........................46, Center Activity Map

Edward Jones – Timothy U. Price .......Center Activity Map

Olive Shoppe ...........................................44

Tulip Inn.....................................................7

Pat Rimmer Tire Center / Les Schwab ....10

Village Books ...........................................11

El Gitano Mexican Restaurant & Lounge ....................Inside Back Cover

PeaceHealth United General Medical Center...........Inside Front Cover

VisitSkagitValley.com...............................32

Express Employment Professionals ........70

Pioneer Trails RV Resort ...........................8

Wycoff Insurance..........Center Activity Map

Fairfield Inn & Suites ....Center Activity Map

Plug Ugly .................................................22

Days Inn ....................................................6 Dilly Dally Antiques & Collectibles ...........50

Scott Milo Gallery ....................................27

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Skagit County, WA Visitor's and Newcomers' guide. Activities, events and community profiles.

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