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he mighty Skagit River flows through our county, providing recreational and economic opportunities, prime habitat for birds of all kinds, and lush farmlands known best for the tulips that splash color across the Skagit Valley every spring. This natural backdrop makes Skagit County an amazing place to visit and a sought-after place to call home. Our county sits on the ancestral lands of the Skagit Tribe, and it is no wonder the Skagit chose to settle on this land rich with natural resources and beauty. Mount Vernon is our county seat and the hub from which you can reach all corners of Skagit. Stop by our Visitor Information Center in downtown Mount Vernon for recommendations on things to do, places to eat, drink and hang out, and “insider” tips from Skagit County locals. We invite you to discover the people and places that make Skagit County unique.

– The staff of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center

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....................................2 Places to Stay..................................2 Ferry Info .........................................3 County Maps ................................4-6 Things to Do Antiques...........................................2 Camping & Parks......................10-12 Indoor Activities................................7 Outdoor Activities........................8-13

Community Profiles Anacortes.......................................14 Map.........................................16-17 Burlington.......................................30 Padilla Bay, Chuckanut Drive ............34 Maps................................................. 32 Concrete ........................................38 Map..............................................40 Conway..........................................28 Map..............................................29 La Conner......................................20 Map..............................................21 Mount Vernon ................................24 Maps..............................................26-27

North Cascades.............................42 Marblemount, Newhalem, Diablo ..............................................43 Maps ...............................................43 Sedro-Woolley ...............................36 Map..............................................35 Lyman, Hamilton, Birdsview ........41 Demographics & Health Care Public Service, Schools ................44 Health Care ..............................45-47

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to Stay

Bow 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. Availability is limited during Covid,


For more information visit: www.theskagitridge.com. See our ad on inside back cover

The Skagit Ridge Hotel Temporarily closed until further notice (Covid-19). 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.

Mount Vernon Tulip Inn Deluxe air conditioned rooms. Continental breakfast, in-room coffee. High-speed Internet. See our ad on page 4

to Eat

Anacortes Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery Award winning specialty cafe and "famous made from scratch" bakery. See our ad on page 16

Bow The Skagit Casino Resort Just off I-5 at Exit 236 with two great restaurants offer dining options to suit every taste. Get the Vegas style experience with over 900 of the most popular slots, closest casino to I-5, promotions, and a generous rewards program! For hours and other information


for more information call 360-7247777 or visit: www.theskagit.com. See our ad on inside back cover

visit: www.theskagit.com. See our ad on inside back cover

Burlington 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 33

Mount Vernon Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery Award winning specialty cafe and “famous made from scratch” bakery. See our ad on page 16

La Conner Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery Award winning specialty cafe and “famous made from scratch” bakery. See our ad on page 16

to Buy & View Antiques & Art

Anacortes Scott Milo Gallery www.scottmilo.com See our ad on page 16

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Ferry Transportation 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

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

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

To Vancouver BC Bellingham

EXIT 255

Eastsound Bellingham Bay

Sidney Orcas Island

Roche Harbor Friday Harbor Vancouver Island

Shaw Island


San Juan Island


Samish Bay


Guemes Island

Padilla Bay


Anacortes EXIT 230

Lopez Island

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Anacortes/Friday Harbor Service (no ferry to Sidney) Inter-Island Service (no ferry to Sidney) International Service (no Inter-Island service) Guemes Island Service

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Burlington Mount Vernon

La Conner Skagit Bay

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Mileage From I-5 Exit 227 Mount Vernon Anacortes Big Lake Burlington Concrete Conway Edison Hamilton La Conner Lake Cavanaugh Lake McMurray Lyman Marblemount Sedro-Woolley Winthrop Seattle Bellingham Vancouver, BC

16.8 Miles 6.3 Miles 1.0 Mile 32.7 Miles 7.4 Miles 12.1 Miles 21.3 Miles 9.7 Miles 21.1 Miles 12.5 Miles 17.6 Miles 48.5 Miles 8.8 Miles 136.0 Miles 62.8 Miles 29.1 Miles 79.1 Miles

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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

Art 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.

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

Heritage Flight Museum 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 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 won-


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 near the foot of Diablo Dam. If you reach the tennis courts, you’ve gone too far.

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.


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

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

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


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

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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.

FIVE “IN TOWN” HIKES Pacific Northwest Trail to Samish Overlook – Chuckanut hike offers unsurpassed views of Samish Bay and many of the San Juan Islands. Round trip is 6.5 miles and includes bat caves, a giant rock wall amphitheatre and famous Oyster Dome. (Chuckanut Dr.)

to stay on the right path. This area is a theme park for outdoor enthusiasts, with tremendous views of the San Juan Islands, Skagit Valley and numerous mountains on a clear day. Drive or hike your way to the summit to enjoy the sights. (Anacortes)

Little Mountain – Mount Vernon’s largest park with views across Skagit Valley to the Olympic Mountains. Two viewpoints, one looking west and the other north. There are number of hiking trails, but you also can drive to the summit. (Mount Vernon)

Padilla Bay Trail – Flat 2.25 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail, built on a dike with views of Padilla Bay. (Bay View-Edison Rd.)

Mount Erie – There are numerous hikes in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands and it is advised you bring a map

Fragrance Lake – This is one of the easiest hikes on Chuckanut, offering a loop trail around Fragrance Lake and a viewpoint looking northwest towards Bellingham Bay. Round trip is 4 miles. (Chuckanut Dr.)



Skagit Fisheries Enhancement

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland

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Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea

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Things To Do – Camping & Parks


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Camping Parks City Parks Anacortes 360 293-1918 www.cityofanacortes.org 29th Street Playground 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.

Mt. Erie Park

Rotary Park

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

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

N Avenue Park 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

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

Washington Park

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

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

Causland Memorial Park

Whistle Lake Forest Area

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

Clearridge Park

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

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

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

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

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


360 336-6213 www.mountvernonwa.gov 6th Street Park

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

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

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.

S 6th St. and Hazel St. Residential 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.

Bonnie Rae Park

Janicki Fields

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.

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 Mountain Park Adjacent to DNR Forest Lands.

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

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

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

Northern State Recreation Area

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

Metcalf Ballpark

Padilla Bay Shore Trail

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

Hillcrest 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.

Cascade Trail

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

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

Skagit Regional Airport Business and General Aviation

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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.

Boulder Creek

Park Creek

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

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

Colonial Creek Campground 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.

Goodell Creek Campground 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

Shannon Creek 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.

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

Directly below the eastern rise of the Berentson-SR 20 Bridge over the Swinomish Channel.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Deception Pass State Park

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.

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.

Mineral Park

Individuals or small groups can tour this pristine island. Day use only. Limited parking.

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.

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.

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

Newhalem Creek Campground

Rasar State Park

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.

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

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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.

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

Rockport State Park

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.

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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.

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

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 One thing is for certain, not a single golf hole in Skagit County is alike. Avalon Golf Course is available

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 Overlook Golf Course (360) 422-6444 Swinomish Golf Links (360)293-3444 Skagit Golf & Country Club www.skagitgolfclub.com

Lake Activities There are over a dozen major lakes in Skagit County. Each one is special in its own way, offering excellent fishing, swimming or boating. Depending on the season, you will experience superb fishing at Baker Lake, Lake Campbell, Lake Cavanaugh, Clear Lake, Lake Erie, Heart Lake, Lake McMurray, Pass Lake and Lake Shannon. Most have various species of native trout and bass and a number of them are stocked with rainbow trout each spring. For swimming, the best place to go is Clear Lake, between Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley. It includes covered picnic shelters, grass areas, a sandy beach, and a dock. If water sports are your passion, Big Lake, Lake Cavanaugh and Clear Lake are your three choices. Big Lake and Lake Cavanaugh are east of Mount Vernon, both with public boat launches on the south side of the lakes. Clear Lake is the smallest of the three lakes with a public boat launch on the north side of the lake. Fishing www.wdfw.wa.gov Parks www.skagitcounty.net Lake Cavanaugh www.lakecavanaugh.info

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Anacortes Including Guemes Island and Southern Fidalgo Island


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

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

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Community Profile – Anacortes 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

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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 alone. Anacortes is also known for its whale watching tours with local companies offering excursions that often guarantee Orca, Minke, Gray and Humpback whale sightings 95% of the time. Other adventures commonly found in

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Anacortes Highlights Oyster Run Since 1981 Anacortes has been the host of the largest motorcycle rally in the Pacific Northwest. If you are visiting Skagit County on the last weekend of September you are likely to see the 20,000 bikes and riders who fuel their way into the main streets of Anacortes. Manieri Jazz and Swing Collection An amazing collection of over 500 books and 1,500 CD’s and DVD’s available at the Anacortes Library, donated by Patricia Manieri in honor of her late husband Dominic Manieri. Headphones and CD players are available for listeners to sample varieties of classical and new recordings. continued on next page 18


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Anacortes include kayaking excursions, sailing, fishing, crabbing, birding, and boating.



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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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Rock climbing is already a popular hobby – one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Did you know it’s joining the summer Olympics? Don’t get left behind! Sign up for an outdoor rock climbing class, no experience is necessary. The heart of rock climbing is outdoors, on real rock and it’s here in our backyards in Skagit at Mt. Erie. It’s an opportunity you want to experience at least once. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.AdventureTerra.com

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A five minute ferry ride from Anacortes will transport you to a piece of Skagit County unlike any other. Guemes Island, knows the meaning of “island time”. The 15 miles of paved roads on the island are traveled lightly by the annual population of 800. Upon arrival, you will be met by the 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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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. La Conner is home to the Museum of Northwest Art, the Skagit

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Community Profile –Page_Title La Conner 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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• Stroll the streets of this waterfront town and visit the quaint boutiques and galleries. • Take a picture of the iconic Rainbow Bridge from the boardwalks lining the Swinomish Channel. • Grab your binoculars and go bird watching for Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, Snow Geese, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Hawks and Peregrine Falcons. • Wander through the award winning and ever-changing sculpture walk. For more information, call the La Conner Chamber of Commerce 360.466.4778

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• Historic and Contemporary Guest Rooms • Multiple Indoor & Outdoor Private Event Spaces • 5th Street Bistro & Bar – Fresh PNW Cuisine, Craft Cocktails, Regional Microbrews, Outstanding Happy Hour • Rooftop Dining — Remarkable San Juan Sunset Views

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Community Profile – La Conner 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.

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One of the most historic buildings in all of Skagit County is the Gaches Mansion, located on 2nd Street. The three-story Mansion with over 20 rooms was built for George and Louisa Gaches in 1891 as their personal residence when they moved from England. The Gaches brothers owned the J&G Gaches Mercantile which was eventually moved to Seattle. In 1905 Dr. G.E. Howe purchased the Mansion and turned it into Skagit County’s first hospital until he sold it just 4 years later. Between 1909 and 1927, the Mansion was owned by the Vaughn Family, who were part owners in the local grocery store. In 1927 the Mansion was converted into apartments with numerous alterations to the floor plan made in order to accommodate additional living quarters. In 1973 the building caught on fire and was vacated completely. The extensive fire damage left the entire third floor exposed to the elements and it was thought that the building would have to be torn down. The La Conner Landmarks Group was founded in 1974 and brought the Mansion back to its original glory. For 14 years, starting in 1981, what is now known as the Museum of Northwest Art was located on the 2nd floor of the Mansion. Today the mansion is owned by and utilized as the home of the 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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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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e are so very excited to have you visit the beautiful Skagit Valley during this special time of year and to enjoy the spring majesty of the tulips. The Tulip Festival returned in 2021 with some new options and activities and 2022 is building up to be even better. RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town have world class gardens on display and this year we are welcoming our newest tulip garden, Garden Rosalyn. Many of the favorite Tulip Festival events and activities are planned for 2022, some are returning from time away due to the pandemic, and there is always something new to do and try. Be sure to check out an updated list of events on the Tulip Festival website, www.tulipfestival.org. While visiting the magical Skagit Valley, please enjoy the agriculture, the local communities, businesses and locally made products. It truly is a one-of-a-kind experience. Remember to stay safe and check on the most current health guidelines when visiting. Thomas Boucher President, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Board of Directors




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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Frequently Asked Questions

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It depends on Mother Nature! Some years with a cold February and March, the tulips start to bloom about April 10. Other years with a warm February and March, the tulips have bloomed starting about March 25. “Normal” years the tulips start to bloom April 4.

We want to come and see the tulips in May … June… November … December … February. Are they in bloom? The tulips grown in the Skagit Valley are a bulb crop that blooms only once a year. The festival happens in April because that is when the tulips usually bloom. You see tulips in the grocery stores because they are also raised in a greenhouse so you can get tulips year-round.


of April (as that is when the tulips bloom) while RoozenGaarde is a year-round garden that plants other blooming flowers for you to come and see during the summer. In addition to the gardens, we have MANY events and activities, all spread out throughout our beautiful valley and happening throughout the month of April. If you are coming to visit, we highly suggest you start with our website, www.tulipfestival.org to begin planning your trip. You can also come to our office at 311 W Kincaid Street in downtown Mount Vernon to get a brochure and help from our volunteers.

When will the tulips bloom?

What is the address for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival? There is not just one address! Our festival is based on the tulip crops of RoozenGaarde (350 acres) and three gorgeous gardens (RoozenGaarde, Tulip Town and Garden Rosalyn). Tulip Town and Garden Rosalyn are open only during the month


Can I walk to the festival? Our festival is unique – you get to see the tulips growing in a variety of displays and as crops. As a consequence, you will need to drive from garden to garden and will want to see the 100s of acres of tulips (remember, an acres is the size of a pro soccer field) in bloom. Each of these areas are miles apart AND you will want to find your favorites among our many events, held in our cities, again miles apart.

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The closest gardens to our office are RoozenGaarde and Garden Rosalyn. They are over 3 miles away.

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Where do I buy tickets? Direct from the gardens. Information on ticketing is always available at www.tulipfestival.org.

When is the best time to come? Anytime the tulips are in bloom! If you want to avoid the most crowded times, we suggest coming mid-week. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays tend to have fewer fans coming. With that said, the gardens encompass ACRES of land and there is lots of room for flower fans.

Is it raining? People coming to the festival know the unpredictable nature of Pacific Northwest springtime weather and often call to see if it is raining in Skagit Valley. The festival goes on, rain or shine, for all 30 days of April. We suggest people come dressed in layers, prepared for rain, muddy fields or pathways, and possibly sunshine. Remember, 60° degrees is WARM for tulips and in April.

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Tulip Town Bulb Farm Welcome to Tulip Town New Energy – Same Spirit It has been nearly 3 years since we purchased 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 nor 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.

2022 Experience Guests to the farm this year can

expect new and exciting ways to experience both the flowers and the tastes and treasures of the Skagit Valley in our café, retail boutique and beer and wine garden.

The Field One of the greatest challenges we have here at Tulip Town is Mother Nature. With historic flooding in the fall of 2021 in Skagit Valley, the fields are going to look a bit different than they have in year's past. Our working farm will still provide an abundance of color throughout our indoor and outdoor garden displays.

The Gardens This year we planted ten times as many bulbs in our gardens as we have in the past and have reconfigured the gardens to be more interactive 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 at Tulip Town! – Andrew, Donnie, Rachael and Randy




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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Field Map and Events MAP NUMBERS & COORDINATING EVENTS Skagit Acres Tulip County Bike Tours The Skagit Casino Resort Christianson’s Nursery Art at the Schoolhouse The Rex Schuh Farms Art in a Pickle Barn Skagit’s Own Fish Market Snow Goose Produce WSU Discovery Garden Farmstrong Brewery Fidalgo Bay Coffee Roasters Rexville Grange Art Show Woodfest






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TRAVEL Tips 1) CHECK WWW.TULIPFESTIVAL.ORG for current admission and COVID-related information. 2) STATE ROUTE 20 AT EXIT 230 – Use it! Wide open, efficient, fast. 3) BE PATIENT – These are rural farm roads that are easily overwhelmed. 4) FLAGGERS are there for your safety – Please be courteous to them. 5) LOOK for designated parking areas – They are next to fields.

6) NO PARKING ZONES will be enforced and tickets will be issued. 7) NO PARKING allowed in travel lanes of any public road or on private property. 8) PRIVATE LAND The tulip area is all private property. Please respect it. 9) FARM EQUIPMENT – Slow tractors now ensure a good harvest later. 10) NO DRONES – Drones are NOT allowed in gardens or tulip fields.

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(approximate values) Tulip Office to RoozenGaarde: Tulip Office to Tulip Town: Tulip Office to Garden Rosalyn: Tulip Office to Best and McLean Rd: Conway to Best and Calhoun Rd: I-5 and SR 20 to Best and McLean Rd: TOILETS At all events, Visitor Centers, and Info Stations.

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Tulip Festival Office: (I-5 Exit 226) 311 W Kincaid, Mount Vernon, WA – 7 days a week 9am-5pm during April Fir-Conway Lutheran Church: (I-5 Exit 221) 18101 Fir Island Rd, Mount Vernon, WA Conway Foods: (I-5 Exit 221) 18707 Main St, Conway, WA Skagit’s Own Fish Market: (I-5 Exit 230) 18042 SR 20, Burlington, WA Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites: (I-5 Exit 230) 900 Andis Rd, Burlington, WA Additional Locations: All Skagit County Visitor Information Centers

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Hidden Gems

Skagit County Hidden Gems Padilla Bay Shore Trail Pioneer Park


his 2.25 mile dike-top bicycle and pedestrian pathway connects to Bay View State Park and is a great place to take the family to see birdlife, feel the saltwater breeze, and a safe place to stretch your legs. This trail gives you views of a very important part of our ecosystem known as an estuary. It is a diverse, minimally disturbed, and biologically productive place for plant and sealife to flourish. The grass you see growing along the slough is eelgrass, an important native grass harboring small salmon, crab, and other invertebrates that, in turn, are food for the eagles, herons, otters and seals. Bird-viewing is phenomenal along this trail, so bring binoculars. To get there: Take I-5 Exit 230 for Anacortes. Take Highway 20 West and stay in the left-hand lane as you exit. Turn left at the light to stay on Highway 20 West. In 7.3 miles turn right onto the Bayview Edison Road. There will be a brown sign for Bayview State Park and one for Padilla Bay Preserve. In 0.7 miles come to the south trailhead. Turn left into the parking lot just beyond the locked gate. There is a portable toilet and room for about 10 cars.


hen visiting La Conner, don’t miss this gorgeous urban park! Pioneer Park is located at the southwest corner of La Conner on a wooded hill overlooking the Swinomish Channel. It boasts a few short hiking trails marked by lush greenery and wildflowers and serves as a convenient connection to the new Conner Waterfront Park. Once you've found parking and are ready to explore, look over the posted trail map for a general orientation. As in any urban park, you are free to meander on your own. Or, for a more structured experience, the route suggested will get you to all the most interesting places. The park has a rustic bandstand occasionally used for outdoor performances, a covered eating area, restrooms and is easily accessible from the Rainbow Bridge. Wildflowers such as buttercups, fringecup, avens, salal, and nootka rose are early season blooms. Later, these will be replaced by goatsbeard an weedy asters. As you hike you likely will see squirrels and hear the calls of ravens. Sightings of robins are common.

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Little Mountain Park


ocated only 5 minutes from downtown Mount Vernon, with 10 miles of trails! A trip to Little Mountain Park is sure to be rewarding for everyone, no matter age or ability. Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll on a well-groomed forested trail, a rugged mountain biking route, or a paved wheel-chair accessible nature interpretive trail that overlooks Mount Vernon, you are sure to find it here. Locals have been visiting these trails for years. Since 2009, volunteers have spent over 17,000 hours making the park what it is today. The latest addition came in 2021 when the Mountain Bike Skills Course opened to the public. Little Mountain Park is open daily, 10:00am to dusk. To get there: Take I-5 Exit 225 to Anderson Road. Turn East onto Anderson Road (becomes S. Laventure Rd) and proceed 1.0 Mile to Blackburn Road. Turn Right onto Blackburn Road and continue for 0.3 Miles to Little Mountain Road and follow the road to the right. Proceed 0.4 Miles to the Little Mountain Park entrance on the right. There is a parking lot just inside the entrance or you can drive all the way to the top for a scenic overlook.

Hidden Gems

Heritage Flight Museum Skagit Regional Airport


he Heritage Flight Museum was founded in 1996 by William and Valerie Anders with the intent of honoring Veterans and keeping history alive for generations to come. Anders was one of three astronauts to participate in the first manned flight around the moon as a crew member on the Apollo 8 Moon Mission. Both William Anders and Heritage Flight Museum Executive Director Greg Anders had long and distinguished careers in the US Air Force, spanning from the start of the Cold War through more recent conflicts. It is their strong connection to the Air Force that guides the Museum’s focus. Visitors of the Museum will be treated to a historic collection of 15

aircraft, several antique military vehicles, a library, artifacts donated by Veterans, photographs, and exhibits educating about the history of military aviation and spaceflight – including the story of the Apollo 8 Moon Mission. The Museum focuses on keeping a number of iconic planes in working order to share with the public and is now the one and only place in our area to see the breathtaking spectacle of vintage warbirds in flight during their monthly Fly Days (typically held between May and September). From a single-ship fighter to a formation of T-6’s, there’s always something exciting going on! The Heritage Flight Museum is

also set to unveil an entirely new adventure for their guests: The ’68 Experience. This exhibit will transport visitors back in time to the year of 1968, arguably one of the most divisive years of the 20th century – not only for the United States, but also for the world as a whole. This point in history was full of both triumph and tragedy; it defined generations, brought about a sense of global community and perspective previously unknown to the world, and was rocked by a number of seemingly unimaginable events that cumulatively changed the earth and the future of humanity. One thing is for sure, history takes flight over Skagit County at the Heritage Flight Museum!

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“It’s not about the fish, it’s about the kids.”


he infamous Kiwanis Salmon BBQ is back for the 67th year! This Tulip Festival tradition, amongst locals and visitors alike, is returning to Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon. It will offer both indoor and outdoor seating along with contact-less pick-up for those who want to take their meals to go. Each meal features mouth-watering, wild King Salmon that is grilled to absolute perfection as it is smoked in a delicious secret glaze. Customers will also receive a fluffy baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, a drink and an ice cream bar. This year, the BBQ will only be serving meals on Fridays, Satur-

days and Sundays from April 2nd-May 1st. Meals are $23 for a large portion and $20 for a small. In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, the Club is also using compostable products for the second year. Run entirely by volunteers of the Kiwanis Club means that every dime of the proceeds go to help kids locally and internationally through organizations like the Boys & Girls Club, scholarships, Mount Vernon Parks Department, Friendship house, Secret Harbor, and Community Action… just to name a few.

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


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 educa-

tional opportunities and high-quality instructional programs. In fact, Mount Vernon High School has become a sophisticated blend of historical and modern buildings that house some of the finest educators, course offerings, and students. Athletes from all over the state travel here to compete and showcase their talent in the legendary Mount Vernon High School gym which was ranked as one of the best gyms in Washington State. Mount Vernon is also home to Skagit Valley College; a two-year community college that grants academic transfer degrees, technical degrees and certificates. Its campus has experienced rapid 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 high school facility.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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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.

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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.

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.


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 Center. The center offers indoor exhibits, a reference library, saltwater


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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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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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Sedro-Woolley Including Lyman, Hamilton, Birdsview, Baker Lake and Lake Shannon


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

established 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.

Don’t Miss This! • Take a trip back in time with the historic brick buildings, downtown shops, larger-than life chainsaw carvings, wooden benches, and old fashioned light poles. • Find painted murals throughout downtown inspired by Darius Kinsey, a world famous photographer. • Launch the boat, get the kids out of the car, and let the dogs off their leash at the 60-acre Riverfront Park. For more information, call the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce 360.855.1841

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Concrete The Gateway to the North Cascades


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.

Cascade Days Celebration 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.

Concrete Theatre Originally opened in 1924, the Concrete Theatre has had a colorful

past, serving as the entertainment 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.

Concrete Herald

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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.

• The great American road trip is alive and well on Washington's Cascade Loop Scenic Highway. The 400-mile journey visits nine distinct regions. • Carve out 40 minutes to drive the scenic 27-mile Mountain Loop Highway which passes through the Mount BakerSnoqualmie National Forest. • Visit the Lower Baker Dam, which was the highest hydroelectric dam in the world in 1927.

The Voice of Eastern Skagit County

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

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Concrete, WA Annual Events

Our community loves special events and we look forward to sharing them with you! Mountain Film Festival June 3-5, 2022

Fourth of July Sunday, July 4, 2022

Concrete Fly-In July 15-17, 2022

Mt. Baker Ultramarathon June 4-5, 2022

Youth Activity Day July 14, 2022 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cascade Days & Concrete Poker Walk August 20-21, 2022

Concrete Ghost Walk Saturday nights in October Murder Mystery Evening October 2022

Halloween Parade & Trunk-or-Treat October 2022

Holiday Lane, Santa Parade & Gnome Festival December 9-11, 2022

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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.


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

timber harvesting and the railroad that was built.

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

Birdsview Continuing east on Highway 20, you will find the unofficial town of Birdsview which includes a gas station, country store, Birdsview Burgers and the Birdsview Brewing Co. Nearby is Rasar State Park, a 169 acre camping park with over 4,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. Pettit St



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Lyman is a small town located just east of Sedro-Woolley on Highway 20, nestled in the beautiful Skagit River Valley. Abundant timber, fish, mineral resources and Native American history, give the town a rich heritage. Today the town has its own grade school and water utility and is home to over 400 residents. Located in Lyman is the historic Minkler Mansion, built in 1891 by Birdsey Minker who be-

Jason Miller is publisher and editor of the Concrete Herald, a monthly community newspaper dating back to the late 1800s. Jason is also the current mayor of Concrete. He can be reached at 360 853-8213 or editor@concrete-herald.com.

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North Cascades Including Rockport, Marblemount, Newhalem and Diablo


t the eastern reaches of Skagit County you will find the entrance to the North Cascades National Park. With over 1,000 square miles of mountain peaks, valleys, glaciers and wilderness, the North Cascades are Skagit County’s backdoor playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Traveling east of Concrete, the next town approximately 8.5 miles away is Rockport. This town is home to just over 100 full-time residents, but is host to thousands of campers and hikers during the summer months. The Howard Miller Steelhead Park includes a popular boat launch, actively used by fishermen and rafters alike. Rockport State Park is located on the north

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Another 8 miles east of Rockport is the town of Marblemount. Home to 250 residents, this town has a golden past serving as a trading post in the late 1800’s. During this time, there were approximately 1,500 gold prospectors in the region. The North Cascades National Park Wilderness Information Center is open from May through October and is the primary location to obtain backcountry permits. The center is located one mile north of Highway 20 on Ranger Station Road.

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Both small towns are actually in Whatcom County, but are only accessible via Skagit County during the winter months as Highway 20 is closed between Diablo and Mazama due to heavy snow. Company towns were built here to house the workers during the construction of the Gorge, Diablo, and Ross Lake Dams during a 50 year span beginning in 1918. Adjacent to the Newhalem Creek Campground is the North Cascades Visitor Center which features exhibits on the park’s natural beauty and cultural history. The center is open seven days a week between May and October. For an up close and personal look at the remote Skagit River Gorge between June and September, take a Skagit Tour. Seattle City Light has been offering tours of the

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dams and education on hydroelectric power since 1928. For more information, please visit www.seattle.gov/light/tours/skagit.

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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-the-art 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 or-

ganization 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.

Specialized Care Birth Centers – Island and Skagit Valley hospitals, in addition to the Mount Vernon Birth Center, offer prenatal care and comfortable settings for labor, delivery, and bonding time between parents and their newborns. Mammography – The Breast Care Center offers complete breast health services in Mount Vernon. United General and Island Hospital also offer brest health services. Extended Care – Skagit County offers over two-dozen businesses devoted to extended care. The choices include assisted living facilities, convalescent centers, nursing homes, retirement and life care communities and homes. Additional agencies offer home health care, Meals on Wheels, hospice services and respite care. Kidney Center – The Skagit Valley Kidney Center is equipped with 18 hemodialysis stations in a comfortable, modern setting that features plenty of natural light, highly

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

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With a strategic location, attractive lease rates, and a diverse array of Cairnspring Mills manufacturing and value-added agriculture industries on the campus, the Bayview Business Park is home to 50 businesses supporting 1,000 jobs in our community. Contact us about opportunities with the Port of Skagit. Good Jobs for the Skagit Valley

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Demographics – Health Care Island Hospital

Occupational & Speech Therapy; and Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center.

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 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,

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 offers highly personalized care in an 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, diagnostic imaging, neurology, sleep disorder care, pulmonary, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, gastroenterology and level IV Trauma care. 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. Specialty care, including a walk-in clinic, is available at the SedroWoolley campus. 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.

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, 43-bed 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.

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Wide range of services With the recent addition of skilled board-certified 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.

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Demographics – Health Care Skagit Regional Health Skagit Regional Health is a healthcare leader in northwest Washington, providing advanced technology and high quality, patient-centered care to the people of Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties. The providers, clinicians and staff who provide compassionate care to patients in our facilities, live and play in the communities they serve. The Skagit Regional Health system is diverse and comprehensive, offering a connected continuum of care across the region. The Skagit Regional Health system includes two acute care hospitals, Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon and Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington, and approximately two dozen outpatient clinics; serving rural communities such as Darrington, island communities such as Camano and Anacortes and growing hubs such as Mount Vernon, Arlington and Smokey Point. Our large health system connects patients with advanced services that were not previously accessible in smaller communities, such as state-of-the-art

robotics surgery, the latest in cancer care, the region’s only cardiac catheterization labs and advanced diagnostics including 3D mammography. Skagit Regional Health’s providers and specialists are connected by a single Electronic Health Record, so a patient’s primary care physician is always in sync with other members of their care team. Patients also benefit from the power of the Electronic Health Record that features a patient portal, providing private, easy, mobile access to patient information and convenient opportu-

nities to request prescription refills or make an appointments. Skagit Regional Health is committed to providing and enhancing healthcare services and has a vision to “transform healthcare by improving access, service, quality and efficiency in support of our goal of a healthier community.” In tandem with this commitment is the focus of our clinical teams to provide compassionate, patient-centered care to every patient, every time. For more information, please visit www.skagitregionalhealth.org.

AARON ARNOLD, DO, Family Medicine

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Advertisers Index BUSINESS NAME PAGE Bob’s Burgers & Brew ..................31 Burlington Chamber of Commerce ................................33 Calico Cupboard Cafe' & Bakery...16 Cascade Days..............................43 Central Moving & Storage..............4 Concrete Chamber of Commerce ............................40 Concrete Herald...........................39 Cook Road Shell ..........................31 Craft Stove .....................................7 Edward Jones - Timothy U. Price...44 Fairfield Inn & Suites....................31 Furnish 1-2-3..................................7 Ginger Grater ...............................23 Hansen’s Furniture.........................7

BUSINESS NAME PAGE Heritage Flight Museum ........Center Hometown Pharmacy...................37 La Conner Chamber of Commerce ................................23 Lyon's Furniture....Inside Front Cover Majestic Inn & Spa .......................21 McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference .................................7 Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce .......Inside Back Cover Mount Vernon Christian School Association ...............................44 Oliver Shoppe ..............................23 Pat Rimmer Tire Center / Les Schwab ..............................Center Port of Skagit County..........11, 23, 45

BUSINESS NAME PAGE Re-feather Your Nest ...................25 Scott Milo Gallery.........................16 Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce ................................35 Skagit Regional Health ................47 Skagit’s Own Fish Market ............33 The Skagit Casino Resort ..............Inside Back Cover Tulip Inn .........................................4 VisitSkagitValley.com...Outside Cover Wycoff Insurance...................Center Village Books .................................4

2022 COVER ARTIST KYLIE FAIR ANDERSON Kylie is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Drawing. It was during her time there that she discovered her love for Plein air painting. “There is something so special about creating art while being immersed in nature. As a Plein air painter living in the Pacific Northwest, I am truly blessed with endless inspiration all around me.” Visit www.kyliefairart.com for more information. 48 iLoveSkagit.com | 2022 I Love Skagit County “Your Everything Guide!”