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Welcome Skagit County 360.424.5268 PO Box 1441 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 info@iLoveSkagit.com

Owner & Publisher: Guy D. Corp Sales Representative: Susan Trenary Jamie McCullough Contributing writers: Steve Crider; Jason Miller; Craig Romano; Jana Henningsen; Mike Woodmansee Contributing photographers: Many have graciously contributed their artwork. Cover illustration: Jennifer Bowman www.jenniferbowman.com

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hether this is your first visit or you’ve enjoyed the magic of the Skagit your whole life, we’re glad you’re here! Mother Nature has blessed us with stunning natural beauty and world-class soils and we hope you enjoy this piece of paradise. Be it strolling through the tulip fields, visiting one of our premier farms, enjoying a forested hike, or watching the tides roll in and out, we know you’ll find things to love in Skagit Valley. Just like we do. We are delighted to be such a special part of how people connect with nature and beauty, it’s THE driving force behind our mission and vision. That we get to do this on our “home field,” where we grew up, alongside our friends, families, and neighbors is truly a dream come true. Your friends at Spinach Bus; – Andrew, Angela, Donnie, Rachael and Randy

He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work... – Exodus 35:35 NIV

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.

Table of Contents Welcome to Skagit County Events Calendar.............Activity Map Places to Eat....................................3 Places to Stay..................................4 County Maps ................................6-8 Things to Do Antiques...........................................3 Camping & Parks......................16-18 Farmers Markets..............................9 Farmland & Flower Fields................9 Indoor Activities ........................18-19 Local Libations.................................5 Outdoor Activities................13-15, 19 Ferry Transportation ......................25

Community Profiles Anacortes.......................................20 Map .............................22-23, 26-27 Burlington.......................................42 Alger, Bay View, Blanchard, Bow, Edison, Samish Island........................45 Padilla Bay, Chuckanut Drive ............46 Maps........................................... 44, 46 Concrete ........................................50 Map..............................................52 Conway..........................................40 Map..............................................41 La Conner......................................28 Map..............................................31 Mount Vernon ................................32

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Welcome to Skagit County

to Eat

Places Anacortes

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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 Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery Award winning specialty cafe and "famous made from scratch" bakery. See our ad on page 21 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 24

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 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 45

Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery Award winning specialty cafe and “famous made from scratch” bakery. See our ad on page 21

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Conway Conway Pub Live weekend entertainment. Outdoor patio for those warmer days! See our ad on page 41

The Skagit Casino Resort Just off I-5 at Exit 236 with three great restaurants offer dining options to suit every taste. Get the Vegas style experience with over 900 of the most popular slots, table games, monthly headline entertainment, promotions, and a generous rewards program! For hours and other information visit: www.theskagit.com. See our ad on inside back cover

Places Anacortes

Mount Vernon 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 13 Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery Award winning specialty cafe and “famous made from scratch” bakery. See our ad on page 21 Trumpeter Public House A cozy, relaxed, warm and inviting setting specializing in gluten-free menu items. See our ad on page 33

to Buy & View Antiques & Art

Scott Milo Gallery www.scottmilo.com See our ad on page 21

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Mount Vernon

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum www.laconnerquilts.com See our ad on page 29 Skagit County Historical Museum www.skagitcounty.net See our ad on page 29

Babe Rainbow Antiques and Eclectic Ephemera See our ad on page 38 Dilly Dally Antiques & Collectibles Find us on Facebook See our ad on page 38 Red Door Antique Mall www.reddoorantiquemall.com See our ad on this page and 38

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Places Anacortes Majestic Inn Spacious rooms – Island views. Full service spa and salon. Restaurant and lounge. See our ad on page 24

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The Skagit Hotel The Skagit Hotel offers 103 restful rooms, including 28 suites and is adjacent to the casino. The lobby is warm and inviting with a grand fireplace and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Amenities include an indoor heated pool with retractable roof, dry sauna, hot tub and fitness room. For more information visit: www.theskagit.com. See our ad on inside back cover The Skagit Ridge Hotel The Skagit Ridge Hotel features scenic views of the North Cascades and Skagit Valley while preserving a secluded setting for your next getaway or meeting. For more information visit: www.theskagitridge.com. See our ad on inside back cover

Burlington Candlewood Suites Extended stay hotel offering a warm welcome and comfortable short term/corporate housing. See our ad on Activity Map & page 4

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 Activity Map Hampton Inn & Suites Near I-5, shops and dining. Pool, fitness center, free high speed Internet. See our ad on Activity Map & page 4 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 43

Mount Vernon Tulip Inn Deluxe air conditioned rooms. Continental breakfast, in-room coffee. High-speed Internet. See our ad on page 7

to Stay Pioneer Trails RV Resort Open year-round. Daily, weekly and monthly rates available. 150 spacious full hook-up sites, 5 rustic cabins. Quiet, peaceful, and heavily wooded park with firs, cedars and pines. Sunny sites too. See our ad on page 6 Thousand Trails La Conner RV 56 full hookups, 220 power and water only - Rentals: 17 cabins, 4 Getaway cabins. See our ad on page 15 Thousand Trails Mount Vernon RV Campsites: 227 power and water only - Rentals: 2 cabins, 3 yurts. See our ad on page 15

RV Parks & Campgrounds 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 15 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 15

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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

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

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

Distilleries

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

Carpenter Creek Winery Mount Vernon www.carpentercreek.com 360 848-6673

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

Eagle Haven Winery Sedro-Woolley www.eaglehavenwinery.com 360 856-6248

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

Glacier Peak Winery Rockport www.glacierpeakwinery.com 360 873-4073

Micro Breweries

Pasek Cellars Mount Vernon www.pasekcellars.com 360 336-6877 Tulip Valley Vineyard & Orchard Mount Vernon www.tulipvalley.net 360 428-6894

192 Brewing Company Mount Vernon www.192brewing.com 360 424-2337 Anacortes Brewery Anacortes www.anacortesrockfish.com 360 588-1720 Bastion Brewing Anacortes www.bastionbrewery.com 360 399-1614

Flyers Brewery Burlington www.eatatflyers.com 360 899-1025 La Conner Brewing Co. La Conner www.laconnerbrewery.com 360 466-1415 North Sound Brewing Co. Mount Vernon www.northsoundbrewing.com 360 982-2057 Skagit River Brewing Co. Mount Vernon www.skagitbrew.com 360 336-2884 Skagit Valley Malting Burlington www.skagitvalleymalting.com 360 982-1262

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

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Copyright Notice: Unauthorized reproduction of these maps and/or indexes by any means without written permission from the copyright holder, I Love Skagit, LLC., is prohibited and will be prosecuted under Title 17 of the US Copyright Laws. These maps are provided as general reference to assist in the locating of businesses advertising herein. As such, they are not to scale and some streets may not be depicted or named.

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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 region. 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 pasture-raised 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.

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.

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 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 Bow 1 pm – 6 p.m Thursdays, June 7 – Sept. 27 Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd. www.bowlittlemarket.com Edison 10 am – 2 pm Sundays, Opens early June 14136 Gilmore Ave www.edisonfarmersmarket.org

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

Tulip Town Bulb Farm Welcome to Tulip Town 2.0 New Energy – Same Spirit

In June of 2019, we bought Tulip Town from the original founders, Dutch tulip farmer Tom DeGoede and his wife Jeannette. Though new to farming, we aren’t new to Skagit Valley or to hard work! We’re all former Mount Vernon High School classmates that decided it was time to do our part in keeping up the fine tradition of family farms here in the Valley.

tastes and treasures of the Skagit Valley in our new café, retail boutique and beer and wine garden.

The Field One of the greatest challenges we have here at Tulip Town is trying to get our guests as close to the flowers as possible while at the same time safeguarding flower and bulb health. With that in mind this year we designed part of our field so you can experience the flowers up close. We’re Instagram ready!

tive and immersive experiences. We think you and your Instagram followers will *heart* these changes! We look forward to sharing our flowers and fun with you this spring! – Andrew, Angela, Donnie, Rachael and Randy

The Gardens New for 2020 Guests to the farm this year can expect new and exciting ways to experience both the flowers and the

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March 28th, 2020 Tickets: Tickets: $10

March 30th - April 30th* General Admission: $10 Visit tuliptown.com for info on our Photography Pass, Experience Pass & VIP

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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 360 336-8955, www.lincolntheatre.org. Anacortes Community Theatre www.acttheatre.com Historic Lincoln Theatre www.lincolntheatre.org 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.pnopera.org Skagit Symphony www.skagitsymphony.com Skagit Valley Academy of Dance www.skagitvalleyacademyofdance.com Skagit Valley Chorale www.skagitvalleychorale.org

Adult Fun

Art

Heritage Flight Museum

No matter what time of year, Skagit County has multiple retail businesses showcasing works crafted by local artisans. The quaint town of La Conner hosts the Museum of Northwest Art, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber 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.

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 county, or Swinomish Casino & Resort 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 in two locations.

The Heritage Flight Museum is located at Skagit Regional Airport. Where history flies in Skagit County! Founder Bill Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut, created the museum to preserve, educate and honor veterans. Check out Fly days every third Saturday April – September. For more information, please visit www.heritageflight.org.

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

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 Bike Routes

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.”

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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.

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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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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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Watson Lakes

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.

Hiking descriptions and photos provided by Jana Henningsen and Mike Woodmansee. Additional photos by Andy Porter and Mark Nelson.

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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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.

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

Causland Memorial Park

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

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

Whistle Lake Forest Area

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 Anacortes Public Library – 10th Street and N St.

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

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

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

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

Railroad Park 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

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

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

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.

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

360 336-6213 www.mountvernonwa.gov 6th Street Park 15th Street Park Division St. and 15th St. Neighborhood park.

City/School Tennis Courts Jameson and 3rd St.

Baker Court Park

Hammer Heritage Square

Playground and covered shelter within Eaglemont community.

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

Bakerview Park

Harry Osborne Park & Caboose

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

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

Janicki Fields

Bonnie Rae Park Anderson Rd. Majestic forest area.

Cook Rd. and Prospect St.

Division Street Playground

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

Division St. and 30th St.

Edgewater Park

Memorial Park

West Mount Vernon. Camping sites and boat launch.

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

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

Metcalf Ballpark

Kiwanis Park

Riverfront Park

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

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

Lions Park

Skate Park

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

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

Sherman Anderson Ball Park S Cleveland St. and Vera St. Well maintained park area.

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

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

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

County Parks

360 336-9414 www.skagitcounty.net Allen Park 15 acre park in Burlington.

Clear Lake Park Cleveland Park Conway Park South Fork Bridge over the Skagit River at Conway.

Donovan Park Friday Creek north of Burlington. Bordered on the North by Butler Creek and on the West by Friday Creek. Frailey ParkLands. AdjacentMountain to DNR Forest

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.

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

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Things To Do – Camping & Parks 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.

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

Squires Lake Park 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.

Young’s Park 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.

Les Hilde Trail & Trailheads 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 200-acre marine park in Skagit Bay. Beaches and a trail across the island.

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

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

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.

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

Colonial Creek Campground

Park 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.

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.

Shannon Creek

Goodell Creek Campground

Other

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.

Gorge Lake Campground

Located along the Baker Lake Road (Forest Service Road #11) 23.3 miles from SR 20. Along the western shore of Baker Lake. One wheelchair accessible site.

Baker Lake Resort

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

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.

Kulshan Campground

Horseshoe Cove

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

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.

Hozomeen Campground 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.

Marble Creek 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.

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.

Newhalem Creek Campground 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.

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve An esturay at the saltwater edge of the delta of the Skagit River in the Salish Sea.

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

Lake Erie Boat Launch

State Parks 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.

Deception Pass State Park

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. Day use only. Limited parking.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Tree or Rock Climbing

Recreational tree climbing, also known as Canopy Climbing, is an unforgettable experience. Sign up for a canopy tree climbing class to learn how to climb giant old-growth trees here in Skagit county at Deception Pass State Park. Open to ages 7+, this adventure gives a sense of freedom, power and connectivity to nature like nothing else. Canopy Tree Climbing in Skagit County is the only one in Washington State and unique to the pacific northwest. Never gone rock climbing before? Learn the basics in a class at Mt. Erie and you will be able to pass any indoor climbing gym’s belayer test and feel more confident in taking the next step towards your own climbing adventures and an amazing new hobby.

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Wildlife Viewing

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.

Skagit County Golf

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.

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 Fishing within a master planned community www.wdfw.wa.gov comprised of over 500 acres. The topogParks raphy requires use of golf carts and by Fishing www.skagitcounty.net the 4th hole you will understand why. Lake Cavanaugh Whether you are looking for a primiThe vistas of Mount Baker and the surrounding foothills will help to erase the www.lakecavanaugh.info tive lake to catch a wild rainbow trout, 2020 I Love Skagit County “Your Everything Guide!” | iLoveSkagit.com

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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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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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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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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.

Waterfront Festival Enjoy the Pacific Northwest splendor of the sea and waterfront June 1-2, 2019. Located at the Cap Sante Marina.

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.

Anacortes Arts Festival On August 2-4, 2019 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.

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.

Guemes Island

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 Guemes Island 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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OLD-GROWTH TREE CLIMBING

Old-growth Tree Climping at Deception Pass State Park is the only place in Washington you can do this unique experience. Learn to climb some of the largest old-growth trees in the world. Breathtaking views await you at the top of your climb as well as a perspective of nature few people have enjoyed.

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Limited time, buy 2 tickets and get $50 off your reservation with the code luvskagit

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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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La Conner Including Swinomish Indian Reservation

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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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Community Profile –Page_Title La Conner La Conner is home to the Museum of Northwest Art, the Skagit County Historical Museum and the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts 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.

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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

Preserving aand Preserving nd Presenting Skagit History “at the Top of the Hill”. Three galleries. For upcoming exhibits and events please visit our website or call.

Come explore Skagit History! Tues. – Sun. 11am – 4pm

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Community Profile – La Conner lished in 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

Gaches Mansion

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 Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts 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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1-30 Skagit Valley 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

1-30 Art in a Pickle Barn A fine arts show and sale at Schuh Farms 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

2 Bright Beginnings Family Palooza Skagit County Fairgrounds Parents will learn about the importance of family stability, routines, child development, maternal health, and more. 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM www.SkagitFamilyPalooza.com

4-26 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

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11 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

10-11 Spring Garage Sale, Antiques & More Mount Vernon Over 150 vendors, food and live music held at the Skagit County Fairgrounds. 360 336-9414 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

11 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

11 Tulip 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.LoveConner.com

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17-19 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

25-26 WoodFest Sedro-Woolley Featuring chainsaw carvers, wood turners, wood crafters, artisans, high school wood working exhibits, and more at Perkins Farms and Willowbrook Manor. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

May Opening Day Boat Parade La Conner Boat parade along Swinomish Channel. 3 pm. 360 466-3300 Swinomish Yacht Club www.laconneryachtsales.com

14-17 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Cap Sante Marina In-water display space for new and brokerage boats, a shoreside tent for accessory displays, shoreside space for trailerable boats and more space for boats at the the dry storage facilities. 300 plus boats on display. www.AnacortesBoatandYachtShow.com continued on next page

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Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon FREE admission and parking (use South gate at Taylor St.) Come EARLY for the best selection!

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

6-7 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

19-21 Berry Dairy Days Burlington Fresh Strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, live music, free kids activities, parade, Berry Cool Car Show and so much more! 360 757-0994 Burlington Chamber of Commerce www.berrydairydays.com

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

25-27 Skagit Dirt Cup Bow Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup race. Skagit Speedway. 360 724-3567 Skagit Speedway www.SkagitSpeedway.com

July

June 29-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.org

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

4 4th of July Parade & Fun La Conner “Anything Goes” community parade. Kids activities at Pioneer Park. Fireworks. 12:30 pm. 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber of Commerce www.LoveConner.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.mountvernonwa.gov

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

10, 17, 24, 31 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

10-11 North Cascades Fly-In Concrete The annual Concrete Fly-In is held at the Concrete Municipal Airport. 360 853-8784 Concrete Chamber of Commerce www.Concrete-WA.com

11-12 Highland Games Mount Vernon Traditional Scottish athletic events, food, and merchants. 360 416-4934 Skagit Valley Highland Games www.CelticArts.org

18 Children’s Art Festival Mount Vernon Arts, crafts, and entertainment at Hillcrest Park. 11 am – 4 pm 360 336-6215 Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation www.mountvernonwa.gov

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

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Anacortes Over 250 juried Booth Artisans. Three stages showcase 40 musical acts, ethnic and regional foods, beer and wine, as well as youth activities. 10 am – 7 pm Fri; 10 am – 6 pm Sat; 10 am – 5 pm Sun. 360 293-6211 Anacortes Arts Festival www.AnacortesArtsFestival.com

7, 14 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

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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.LoveConner.com

7 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/wildapricot.org

12-15 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

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Welcome to Schedule of Skagit Events County – continued October The Harvest at Tulip Town

Celebrate the fall season with fun activities for the whole family, including giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay rides and much more! Everyweekend in October Friday-Sunday; 12pm-6pm Tulip Town www.TulipTown.com

2-3 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/beer

3-4 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

3, 10, 17, 24 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

9-11 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival La Conner Annual quilt walk, vendors show, workshops and more. 360 466-4778 Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum www.QFAmuseum.org

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

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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6-9 Arts Alive!

La Conner Annual invitational, open & emerging shows, town-wide event 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.ArtsAliveLaConner.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

21 Skagit Wine & Beer Festival

Mount Vernon 3:00pm to 4:00pm VIP 4:00pm to 8:00pm General Admission Skagit Valley Inn & Convention Center www.MountVernonChamber.com

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Schedule of Events – continued December Holiday Wonderland Display 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

Keep the Cheer Here Anacortes Shop Anacortes and enjoy free horsedrawn trolley rides downtown each Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org/keepthecheerhere

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

4 Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting Anacortes Christmas concert, free Santa photos, and hot chocolate. 6:00pm. 360 293-7911 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce www.Anacortes.org/coastalchristmas

6 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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5 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

5 Sedro-Whoolleyville & Magic of 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

5 Lighted Boat Parade La Conner Enjoy boats decorated and judged along the Swinomish Channel. 6 pm. 360 466-4778 Swinomish Yacht Club www.LoveConner.com

5 Breakfast with Santa Sedro-Woolley Sedro-Woolley Community Center. Beta Sigma Phi www.Sedro-Woolley.com

25-26 Spirit of Christmas Past Sedro-Woolley Come celebrate the holidays with us as we communicate with the spirits that call the museum home. Sedro-Woolley Museum www.SedroWoolleyMuseum.org

January 2021

1-31 Skagit Eagle Festival 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

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Birds of Winter Skagit County Explore, observe and experience the variety of bird life that make the Skagit Valley a treasured birding destination; and savor many of the products which originate on family farms across this fertile valley. 360 421-8423 www.birdsofwinter.org

February 2021 Mardi Gras in Concrete 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

March 2021 La Conner Daffodil Festival La Conner On average, there are 450 acres of daffodils blooming in the spring. 360 466-4778 La Conner Chamber www.LoveConner.com

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12-13 Founder’s Days

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

22-23 Cascade Days Concrete Saturday morning parade, logging demonstration and great food. Enjoy small-town nostalgia. 360 853-7867 Cascade Days www.CascadeDays.com

September

12 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

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

19 Warbird Weekend

Heritage Flight Museum Celebration commemorating the history and legacy of multiple warbirds and crews that operated and flew them. 10:00 am. 360 424-5151

19 Sedro-Woolley Brewfest Downtown Sedro-Woolley Multiple food options and lots of FUN! Event raises money for local Food Bank. 360 855-1841 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce www.Sedro-Woolley.com

19-20 Fall Garage Sale, Antiques

& More Mount Vernon Over 150 vendors, food and live music! 360 336-9414 Skagit County www.SkagitCounty.net

27 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

26 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 continued on next page

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ount Vernon is a historic 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 yearround. 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 precarious 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 well-known for its state-ofthe-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 39

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

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Community Profile – Mount Vernon Schools

torical 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 expansion, 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.

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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 his-

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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.

The streets of downtown Mount Vernon host a variety of artisans, entertainment, and food booths on April 19-21, 2019.

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The fair features local music, carnival, hypnotist, magician, farm animals, eating contests, kid’s zone events, food, car show, and much more on August 8-11, 2019.

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Enjoy Scottish films, dancing competitions, concert, champion bagpipe bands, and Highland athletic competitions on July 13-14, 2019.

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In addition to rivers, streams, mountains and islands, Skagit County also boasts a number of lakes. The four largest are Clear Lake, Big Lake, Lake McMurray and Lake Cavanaugh. All four are located east of Mount Vernon and have year-round residents. Populations of people and boats are at their highest during the summer months. All have public boat launches and are great for fishing, kayaking and swimming. Clear Lake, Big Lake and Lake Cavanaugh allow for motorized boats and offer great water for wakeboarding, waterskiing or cruising the lake with family and friends.

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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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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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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. While at the Outlet Malls at Burlington, be sure to look for the 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. 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. 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 51-acre 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 Pumpkin Pitch & Harvest Festival. Berry Dairy Days in the 3rd weekend of June features a parade, 5k and 10k runs, a car show, and some pretty spectacular, locally grown, strawberry shortcake. September’s The Pumpkin Pitch & Harvest Festival features a variety of activities at Skagit River Park that are sure to catch your interest. Visitors can experience the annual pumpkin pitch, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting, pie eating challenge, and pony rides to name just a few.

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

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.

ter. The center offers indoor exhibits, a reference library, saltwater aquariums, and views to the west across Padilla Bay to Fidalgo Island.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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 Bay to the south. The island has 480 homes and is the headquarters of the Blau Oyster Company.

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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 Cen-

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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

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Community Profile – Burlington much of the area turns into mud flats, allowing vegetation to grow. There are nearly 8,000 acres of eelgrass in Padilla Bay, offering wonderful habitat for salmon, crab, clams, shrimp and other invertebrates. The area is a known feeding ground for great blue herons, bald eagles, otters and many other species. The Padilla Bay Shore Trail, one of the most accessible and best walking, jogging and biking trails in Skagit County, is

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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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located adjacent to the bay. The 2.25 mile path along the dike allows for tremendous wildlife viewing and an up close look at one of the most healthy, least disturbed and most biologically productive estuaries on Puget Sound.

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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 North Cascades 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.

ditional activities at Perkins Farms and Willowbrook Manor.

Blast From The Past

June 5-7, 2020 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

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June 30 – July 4, 2020 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.

• Jorney back in time with the historic brick buildings, downtown shops, chainsaw carvings, and old fashioned light poles.

Founder’s Days

• The downtown painted murals are inspired by Darius Kinsey, a world famous photographer.

September 12-13, 2020 An annual celebration of the city’s history during the second weekend of September features a museum open house, a Sunday picnic at Riverfront Park, and car show.

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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

Don’t Miss This!

• The great American road trip is alive and well on Washington's Cascade Loop Scenic Highway. The 400-mile journey visits nine distinct regions.

The Voice of Eastern Skagit County

• Carve out 40 minutes to drive the scenic 27-mile Mountain Loop Highway which passes through the Mount BakerSnoqualmie National Forest. 360.853.8213 0 www.concrete-herald.com r

• Visit the Lower Baker Dam, which was the highest hydroelectric dam in the world in 1927.

Albert’s M A R K E T

• The great American road trip is alive and well on Washington's Cascade Loop Scenic Highway. The 400-mile journey visits nine distinct regions. For more information, call the Concrete Chamber of Commerce 360.853.8784

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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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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.mountvernonwa.gov

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.

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.

Specialized Care

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.

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.

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.

Mammography – The Breast Care Center offers complete breast health services in Mount Vernon. United General and Island Hospital also offer brest health services.

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 was named a “4 Star” Hospital by Madicare, one of only nine in the State of Washington. Island continues its award-winning ways with a patient-perceived quality ranking of 3rd among all Washington hospitals by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and a top-ten rating for outstanding surgical performance and low infection rates by a leading national consumer magazine. Island Hospital.s CEO Vince Oliver was honored

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. with the American Hospital Association’s Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award, presented for improving community healthcare through innovative and progressive efforts. The hospital has also received national awards for spiritual care, patient safety, home health, laboratory and cancer care; and named a Top 100 Hospital in the U.S. by Solucient. 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 boardcertified physician specialists, Island now offers gastrointestinal services, The Headache Clinic 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. 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.

C Center enter ffor or health health & wellness wellness for for W West est Skagit Skagit & the SSan an JJuan uan IIslands! slands! • Anacortes Family Medicine ....................... (360) 299-4211 • Birth Center............................................... (360) 299-1331 • Cancer Care ............................................... (360) 299-4200 • Cardiopulmonary Rehab ........................... (360) 299-4242 • Diabetes Education ................................... (360) 299-4242 • Diagnostic Services, including Mammography, DEXA................ (360) 299-4288 • Fidalgo Medical Associates ........................ (360) 293-3101 • Island Surgeons......................................... (360) 293-5142

Main Switchboard (360) 299-1300

• Pain Management..................................... (360) 299-4929 • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy .. (360) 299-1328 • Psychiatry & Behavioral Health ................. (360) 299-4297

1211 24th Street / Anacortes • islandhospital.org

OUR PR PROMISE Yoour best healthccaarre experriience begins at Issland Hospitall. We alw ways placce yoour emotional andd mediccaal needs first and foorreemostt.

• Sleep Wellness Center ............................... (360) 299-8676 • Sports & Spine .......................................... (360) 299-4929 • Waalk-In Clinic ............................................ (360) 299-4211 • Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine .......... (360) 899-4600

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Demographics – Health Care

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. Since 2014, United General has been a part of PeaceHealth, a Mission-based healthcare system serving communities in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. PeaceHealth United General

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

offers highly personalized care in a easily accessible setting. A compassionate team of caregivers and clinicians provides a broad range of services locally including orthopedic and general surgery, cardiology, cancer care, urology, sophisticated imaging services, neurology, a full slate of therapy services, sleep disorder care, pulmonology rehabilitation, with more services to be added in the next year. The community also benefits from PeaceHealth United General’s close proximity to additional PeaceHealth services in Bellingham.

PeaceHealth Medical Group offers both primary and specialty care through dedicated providers in clinics located conveniently in Sedro-Woolley and Burlington, including a walk-in clinic in Burlington and, beginning in summer 2018, at our newest location at the Pavilion, located adjacent to the medical center on Highway 20. Finally, PeaceHealth 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.

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

* Information provided by Skagit County Community Action Agency

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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

2016 Annual monthly employment and total wages in covered employment.

Avg. Temp (f) Avg. Prec. (in.) January February March April May June July August September October November December

39.4 42.4 44.9 48.4 53.7 58.4 61.5 62.2 57.6 50.7 44.3 39.9

4.21 2.99 2.75 2.52 2.19 1.81 1.25 1.46 2.01 2.96 4.28 4.22

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

Industry

# Employed

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation & Warehousing Utilities Information Finance & Insurance Real Estate, Rental & Leasing Professional, Scientific, Tech Services Management of Companies & Enterprises Admin., Support, Waste Mng. Services Educational Services Healthcare & Social Assistance Arts, Entertainment, Recreation Accommodation & Food Service Other services, except public admin. Public Admin. Source: datausa.io/profile/geo/skagit-county-wa/

Employment & Income Skagit County Labor Force 60,816 Employed 57,715 Unemployed 3,101 Unemployment Rate 5.1% 2016 Median Household Income $56,433

2220 62 4261 6446 1382 6539 1777 447 590 1128 1059 2425 11 2152 4284 7301 1402 4283 2672 2180

# Employed (RCA) 3.18 0.20 1.30 1.18 0.97 1.08 0.81 1.01 0.53 0.46 1.05 0.68 0.24 0.95 0.88 1.00 1.23 1.08 1.03 0.87

Live Grain Storage

Washington State Labor Force 3,812,300 Employed 3,646,600 Unemployed 165,700 Unemployment Rate 4.3% 2016 Median Household Income $64,129

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

Population

Skagit County Anacortes Burlington Concrete

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121,725 16,953 9,188 729

La Conner Mount Vernon Sedro-Woolley

939 36,459 12,049

Lindal

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2018 median home price – $351,600 2018 median rent (2 bed apartment) – $970 per month Source: City-data.com

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Adventure Terra .......................................24 Albert’s Market.........................................51 Anacortes Chamber of Commerce ..........22 Annie’s Pizza Station...............................51 Anthony’s Restaurant ...............Center Map Babe Rainbow .........................................37 Big Scoop Sundae Palace.......................13 Bob's Burgers & Brew...............Center Map Burlington Chamber of Commerce ........................Center Map Calico Cupboard Cafe' & Bakery.............21 Candlewood Suites...............Center Map, 4 Celtic Arts Foundation ...............................1 Central Moving & Storage .........................6 Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse ....31 Concrete Herald ......................................51 Concrete Theatre.....................................51 Conway Pub ............................................41 Cook Road Shell......................Center Map Craft Stove...............................................36 Dilly Dally Antiques & Collectibles ...........38 Edward Jones – Timothy U. Price ..................................57 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott ..............Center Map

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Furnish 1-2-3 ...........................................36 Ginger Grater...........................................31 grafixCORP .............................................34 Hampton Inn & Suites...........Center Map, 4 Hansen's Furniture ..................................36 Heritage Flight Museum ..........................43 Holiday Inn Express..................Center Map Hometown Pharmacy ..............................49 Island Hospital .........................................59 Jitterbugs Espresso ..................Center Map La Conner Chamber of Commerce .........31 Landed Gentry...........................................6 Les Schwab Tire Centers..........Center Map Lincoln Theatre........................................12 Lyon's Furniture .............Inside Front Cover Majestic Inn .............................................22 McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference.......................................12 Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce ........................Center Map Mount Vernon Christian School ...............56 Olive Shoppe ...........................................31 Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum ...........................29 Pioneer Trails.............................................6

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Port of Skagit County...................17, 31, 61 Re-Feather Your Nest..............................36 Red Door Antique Mall.............................38 SaviBank ........................Inside Back Cover VisitSkagitValley.com....Outside Back Cover Scott Milo Gallery ....................................21 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce .......................................47 Sedro-Woolley Museum ..........................47 Skagit County Historical Museum............29 Skagit County Master Gardeners – WSU Extension ................................37 Skagit Eagle Festival ...............................52 Skagit Regional Health ............................58 Skagit Valley Casino Resort.........................Inside Back Cover Skagit Valley Tulip Festival ......................34 Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms....37 Skagit’s Own Fish Market........................45 Thousand Trails RV .................................15 Tulip Inn.....................................................6 Tulip Town................................................10 Village Books...........................................12 Wycoff Insurance.....................................33

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