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BURLINGTON‌ At the Junction of I-5 and Hwy. 20 in Beautiful Skagit County Burlington, Washington, located at the junction of five scenic byways, is your destination for action, adventure and sightseeing. Here you will find a true sampling of all nature has to offer. With Vancouver BC to the north, the North Cascade Mountain range to the east and upper Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands to the west, Burlington is the perfect home base while exploring all Skagit County has to offer. Within a 30 minute drive in any direction visitors will enjoy access to civic and untamed parks, mountain hiking trails, downhill skiing or snowboarding, boating and other water recreation opportunities, wildlife encounters, world-class fishing, bird-watching, tulip fields, whale watching adventures, strolls on the beach as well as a hundred other ways to stretch the imagination. Unspoiled farmland is one of our most important resources. Here you will find berry fields bursting with color, dairy farms, and an unlimited variety of locally grown products. You will find many dining establishments feature these locally and organically grown favorites. In fact, you may find the dining options so plentiful, you may want to stay an extra day! The City of Burlington itself was plotted in 1890, although even by then entrepreneurs had recognized the value of laying foundations on which to build their futures in merchandising, farming and milling. Served by the Great Northern railway system and fueled by ambitious men looking to carve themselves a place in the developing wilderness, Burlington quickly became a crossroads of the Skagit Valley. The Burlington Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in October, 1961. Its founders had in mind that this small town that rose from a forest floor would someday become a shopping and business mecca. Burlington has indeed evolved into the premiere destination in which to own a business in the Skagit Valley. To promote and strengthen business, the Chamber of Commerce has placed emphasis on development of the local economy, educational efforts with regard to economic matters, and encouraging tourism. We welcome you to shop our historic downtowns, outlet shops and extensive retail offerings while you explore Skagit County. Located at the junction of I-5 and Hwy. 20, you will find everything you need, and want, right here! Burlington is truly the crossroads of the Skagit Valley. We hope to meet you soon! Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center 111 S Cherry St/PO Box 1087 Burlington, Washington 98233 (360)757-0994

North Sound Living • Volume 4 - No 1