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— home of exciting whale-watching trips, quiet afternoon bike rides and enjoyable shopping. The islands’ remarkable natural beauty makes the cares of the world slip away. Everyone can find something that appeals to them with the islands’ wide variety of diversions and educational opportunities. The ferry ride itself is a getaway. The waters surrounding this spectacular archipelago are home to pods of wild orcas, which can sometimes be seen as you make your way to your island destination. The San Juanderer is a guide designed to help get you started on your island adventures. In the following pages, you will find advice on how to get to the islands, how to get around and what you will find on each of the main islands. There’s advice on what to see and a calendar of what you can do. The attractions of the islands could fill several publications this size, but we tried to include as much information about the islands’ unique businesses, historic sites and scenic attractions as possible. We also provide Web addresses and phone numbers where you can learn more about island events. We hope you enjoy San Juanderer and, more importantly, your visit to the San Juan Islands.

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Anacortes/Fidalgo Island From the tide pools you can explore at Rosario Beach to the vistas at the top of Mount Erie, Fidalgo Island offers a wealth of recreation opportunities. Some of our favorites: a kayak trip at Bowman Bay, a morning walk on the Washington Park Loop Road, a whale-watching trip to the San Juans and a hike through the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. For a different experience, browse the art galleries in downtown Anacortes, check out the sculptures on Commercial Avenue, stroll past Bill Mitchell’s historic murals, tour the W.T. Preston snagboat and visit the Anacortes Museum. Finish up with a cup of clam chowder, fresh seafood from the docks or fine dining in any number of restaurants and you’ll see why locals say there’s nowhere better to “Coast in. Hang out.”

You couldn’t get a better introduction to the San Juan Islands than Fidalgo Island. With 2,800 acres of forest lands, tranquil lakes and stunning shorelines, it has all the beauty and recreation opportunities you’ll find on the islands to the west. All this and a vibrant and friendly hub — Anacortes — that offers fine eateries, boutiques, art galleries and a rich marine heritage. A city of approximately 17,000 residents, Anacortes has all the services and amenities you need. The city has more than a dozen parks, including a skate park, off-leash dog area and several with playgrounds and walking trails. The Anacortes Community Forest Lands have 50 miles of multi-use trails for hikers and bicyclists and even a few for horseback riders and

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motorcycles. Mount Erie in the middle of the island provides opportunities for mountain climbing along with spectacular views of Mount Baker, the Cascade and Olympic mountains and surrounding bodies of water. You’re never far from saltwater on Fidalgo Island. That means plenty of nearby opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating — by kayak, canoe, sailboat or yacht. Fidalgo Island is home to five freshwater lakes, including Heart Lake, site of a free annual Kids Fishing Derby. Speaking of fish, the island has numerous restaurants and cafes for its size serving up seafood, burgers, home cooking, and Greek and Italian fare just to name a few. There are plenty of quaint shops

to buy anything from picnic supplies and a nice bottle of wine to one of a kind art pieces and jewelry. Festivals throughout the year bring artists, fishermen, kids, bikers, treasure hunters and just about anyone looking for a good time to the beautiful temperate weather of the Northwest. Two city museums give visitors time indoors to discover the city’s rich history and colorful characters of the past. Fidalgo Island is the best place to start a journey to the rest of the San Juans with the Washington State Ferries docking in the northwest corner of the city. For more information about Anacortes and Fidalgo Island, go to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Web site at www.anacortes.org.

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Anacortes Festivals Boating enthusiasts, art lovers and leather-clad bikers can all find at least one major Anacortes event that will tickle their fancy: • TRAWLER FEST, May 12-14 (registration begins May 11) at Cap Sante Boat Haven, is a niche boat show that includes displays of longrange cruising powerboats, landbased exhibits, in-depth seminars and social activities for the cruisingunder-power community. Visit www.trawlerfest.com. • ANACORTES WATERFRONT FESTIVAL, May 21-22 at Cap Sante Boat Haven, includes free boat rides, music, radio-controlled boats, kids activities, a marine swap meet, vendor booths and food. Visit www.anacortes.org.

• ST. MERRYFEST, June 10-12, starts the summer with carnival rides, food, entertainment and fireworks at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4001 St. Mary’s Drive. • JULY 4 CELEBRATION, patriotic parade and a picnic — complete with sack races and pie-eating contests. A large fireworks display over Fidalgo Bay ends the day with a bang. • KIDS-R-BEST FEST, July 9, is a free event with inflatable toys, games, food, face painting, entertainment and more at Storvik Park, between 29th and 32nd streets. • WHAT-THE-HECK FEST, July 1517, features a lot of exciting young bands from local labels at several venues. Word has spread and bands from Portland to the Canadian border are lined up to participate. Visit www.whattheheckfest.com.

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• ANACORTES WORKBOAT RACES, Aug. 27, pits a variety of workboats in similar classes against each other in races down Guemes Channel. The event includes sea chanteys, chowder and pirates. • ANTIQUE ENGINE AND MACHINERY SHOW, Sept. 10, brings about 2,000 visitors to check out tractors, trucks, engines, saws and steamboats. • OYSTER RUN, Sunday, Sept. 25. The largest motorcycle rally in the Pacific Northwest, it draws thousands of tattooed and leather-clad bikers to Anacortes on their gleaming machines. Vendors fill side streets with bike gear, leather goods, jewelry and more, while drill teams perform stunts. Restaurants and food booths always offer plenty of oysters. Perfect

• SHIPWRECK DAY FLEA MARKET, July 16, fills several blocks downtown with booths filled with plunder. • ANACORTES ARTS FESTIVAL, Aug. 5-7, is the city’s biggest annual event. Ten blocks downtown are closed to traffic to make room for art and activities sure to delight all ages. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, with extended evening performances Friday and Saturday. More than 250 street artists, selected by a jury for diversity and quality, set up booths. About 30 food vendors offer tempting dishes from many cultures and an entire block is reserved for hands-on children’s activities and performers. Visit www.anacortesartsfestival. com or call (360) 293-6211.

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Whale Watching When thinking of the Pacific Northwest, the beautiful orca whale most assuredly comes to mind. The Southern Resident orca community is made up of three pods, J, K and L, the 80-plus killer whales as they’re also known spend most of their summers in the waters around the San Juan Islands. Before the mid-1900s, orcas were considered a nuisance to fishermen. People came to see them as a curiosity in the 1960s and

1970s and captured them for public display in marine parks. The captures seriously damaged the population. Thirteen orcas were killed during one roundup. Another 45 were removed from their habitat. The Southern Residents are now listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The southern resident whales feed mainly on salmon, herring and rockfish and often can be seen from Lime Kiln Point State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. The 36-acre park, opened in 1984, was originally a limestone quarry. The 1919 lighthouse is used today for orca whale research, interpretation and tours. The interpretive center is open mid-May through mid-September. The Whale Museum at 62 First St. N. in Friday Harbor has exhibits,

artwork, models, a Whale Phone Booth, videos and artifacts on whales including whale skeletons and a family tree of the resident orcas. The information explains the natural history of whales with a special focus on the southern resident pods. The museum, a nonprofit organization, also oversees several programs including orca adoption, soundwatch boater education, seasound remote sensing, marine mammal stranding, bottomfish recovery, conservation research and the Whale Hotline. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for youth and college students and free for children 5 and younger. Group rates are also available. Call (800) 946-7227, ext. 30, or go to www.whalemuseum.org.

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Whale Watching The southern resident orca community’s three pods spend much of their summers around the San Juan Islands. Several companies provide whale-watching tours by boat or kayak to see the endangered species up close. Reservations are highly recommended. ANACORTES, FIDALGO ISLAND • ISLAND ADVENTURES 1801 Commercial Ave. (800) 465-4604 www.island-adventures.com • MYSTIC SEA CHARTERS Cap Sante Boat Haven Dock A, 710 Seafarers Way (800) 308-9387 www.mysticseacharters.com FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLAND • SEA QUEST EXPEDITIONS Friday Harbor ferry terminal (888) 589-4253 www.sea-quest-kayak.com • SAN JUAN EXCURSIONS 1/2 block from Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal (800) 809-4253 www.watchwhales.com • CAPTAIN CARLI’S WHALE WATCHING Spring Street Landing at Port of Friday Harbor (888) 221-1331 www.carliwhalewatch.com • CRYSTAL SEAS KAYAKING Snug Harbor (877) 732-7877 www.crystalseas.com • MAYA’S WESTSIDE CHARTERS Snug Harbor (360) 378-7996 www.mayaswhalewatch.biz • DISCOVERY SEA KAYAKS (866) 461-2559 www.discoveryseakayak.com • VICTORIA SAN JUAN CRUISES Spring Street Landing (800) 443-4552 www.whales.com skagitvisitor.com

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You can escape from the cares of the world — but still enjoy its pleasures — at San Juan Island. Spectacular scenery, wildlife, outdoor adventures, quiet getaways and just enough urban diversions to spice things up make this delightful island an ideal vacation getaway. Picturesque Friday Harbor, the largest city in the islands, has more than enough shops, galleries, theaters and museums to occupy a visitor. Numerous eateries range from a casual outdoor oyster grill to fine waterfront dining. There’s ethnic cuisine, Northwest fare, seafood and simple soups and sandwiches. Many come simply for the close encounters with whales. Check out displays at the Whale Museum, then charter a tour at Friday Harbor or

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Roche Harbor to see them in the wild. For kids, there’s Island Rec’s skate and family parks, Paradise Lanes and the Palace Theatre. In the evenings, San Juan Community Theatre offers frequent plays and musical events. The San Juan Historical Museum, 405 Price St., includes a pioneer home, a jail and a frontier cabin; call (360) 378-3949. Several galleries offer fine art; among the best are Arctic Raven, Island Studios and Waterworks. At Friday Harbor, rent a bike, moped, Scootcar, kayak or boat for a jaunt. Beyond the city are several public parks with access to incredible beaches and rocky coastline. San Juan Island National Historic Park encompasses the remnants of two waterfront military camps. Lime Kiln Point State Park, on Skagit Publishing

western San Juan Island, boasts great picnic spots and a photogenic historic lighthouse. Overlooking the confluence of three major straits, it is the island’s best land base for whale viewing. The lovely village of Roche Harbor and the Island Museum of Art Sculpture Park are north of Lime Kiln and English Camp. In the heart of the island, look for roadside stands offering colorful blooms, a golf course and San Juan Island Vineyards. Pelindaba Lavender Farm at 33 Hawthorne Lane is always inviting; and Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm, 152 Blazing Tree Road, has animals placidly grazing and a shop where you can buy soft sweaters, coats and plush toys made from their wool. Call the Chamber of Commerce at (360) 378-5240. skagitvisitor.com


San Juan Island Roche Harbor Resort, on the northwest side of San Juan Island, is a charming retreat with activities and attractive places to stay, including the historic Hotel de Haro, built in 1886 around the original Hudson’s Bay trading post and still furnished with original antiques, the Quarryman Hall Building and the McMillin Suites. A former company town built up around the Roche Harbor Lime Company in the 1890s, it became a resort for boating families in the late 1950s and grew into a tourist village. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing massage or body treatment at the Afterglow Spa, do a little shopping at several unique shops in the village or explore the area’s history

with a fold-out map available at the Hotel de Haro’s front desk. Dining is available at three restaurants. Interesting sites include a historic mausoleum, Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel and the IMA Sculpture Park. Visitors can swim, play tennis and hike trails around the old lime quarries. The resort can also be used as a jumping-off spot for sea kayaking and whale watching, or for renting one of Susie’s Mopeds for a ride around the island. Throughout the summer watch for street artisans, art festivals and a three-day-long July 4 celebration. For more information contact (800) 451-8910 or www.rocheharbor.com.

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armies jointly occupied the island until 1872, when an arbitrator gave the islands to the United States. Today the gardens, barracks, guard houses and grassy compounds are patrolled only by park rangers. Visitors stroll the grounds, enjoying lovely scenery of English Camp and the windswept solitude and quiet beaches of American Camp. Things liven up July 23 during for the annual Encampment at English Camp. The park’s biggest event, it draws more than 80 costumed people who recreate mid-19th century blacksmithing, cooking, butter churning, sewing, soldier games and more. It concludes with a Candlelight Ball. Many ranger-guided tide pool walks, lectures and re-enactments are scheduled each summer at the two camps. A visitors center with artifacts, displays, literature and souvenirs is Skagit Publishing

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The meandering trails at the 19-acre IMA Sculpture Park at Westcott Bay offer surprises behind every turn. Figures, animals and abstract shapes in bronze, stone, wood, metal, glass and ceramics stand at the edge of wetlands, nestle in the woods and perch along rocky outcroppings. Even gates and benches are works of art. Kids of all ages run ahead to see a bird or discover the next sculpture, getting sunshine, fresh air, exercise and exposure to fine art all at once. Formerly known as the Westcott Bay Sculpture Reserve, the sculpture park was established in 2001 on land designated as permanent open space. The magical microcosm of island ecology, run by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art & Sculpture Park, is a perfect outdoor museum for 100 large pieces by noted Northwest artists, with new sculptures installed this year. The extraordinary location, next to Westcott Bay near

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Roche Harbor Resort, has helped make the reserve a favorite outing of both visitors and islanders. Last year about 75,000 guests visited the park — and a smaller number bought $35,000 worth of sculpture. All the art at the reserve is for sale, with 70 percent going to the artists. A binder listing artists and prices is available at the gatehouse weekends in the summer or at the museum at 258 Spring St. in Friday Harbor. The park is open daily, dawn to dusk. A requested donation is $5 per person. A map, available at the entrance, shows the trails and names the artists and their sculptures. Bird watchers can pick up brochures to help identify nearly 120 species of birds found there. Artists in residence and artists in action are featured regularly, and the sculpture park has free Family Art Days classes Saturdays in July and August. For more information, call (360) 370-5050 or visit http://sjima.com.

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With enclaves of potters, earthy resorts and great camping — as well as a posh resort centered around a gracious 1909 mansion — Orcas Island offers a more laid-back alternative to busier San Juan Island. Outdoor diversions on the island include whale watching, biplane rides, golf, horseback riding, bike rentals and kayak tours. Topping it all is spectacular Moran State Park, with stunning vistas, trails, campsites, a swimming beach, lakes and waterfalls. For those who like it quiet but not totally rustic, Orcas also offers interesting shops, tempting restaurants and, Aug. 12-27, the 14th Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. The ferry stops at Orcas Landing, where you can sample fresh pastry at the Orcas Hotel Cafe and Bakery, browse through gift shops or charter a whale-watching tour. From there, follow Orcas Road to Deer Harbor Road for a madrona-lined shoreline drive to West Sound and Deer Harbor, skagitvisitor.com

pretty villages with marinas, boat charters, food and lodgings. Crow Valley Road will take you toward West Beach and the Crow Valley Pottery, Orcas Island Pottery and the Right Place Pottery, where you can browse or maybe try throwing or painting a pot. Along the way is the Crow Valley School Museum, an 1888 schoolhouse with authentic furnishings and memorabilia. At the top of the horseshoe-shaped island is Orcas’ only city, Eastsound. Numerous galleries and shops offer tempting treasures. You’ll find seafood, burgers, pizza, vegetarian fare and French, Mexican and Northwest cuisine. Or, get supplies at the grocery store’s deli or the Saturday Farmer’s Market, then have a picnic at lovely Waterfront Park. Youngsters can catch a movie at Sea View Theater or test the worldclass Buck Park skateboard park. The Funhouse Discovery Center offers hands-on exhibits, a pitching cage with speed gun, art studio, climbing Skagit Publishing

wall, a gaming area and more. Call (360) 376-7177 or visit www.thefunhouse.org. Orcas Island Historical Museum, in log homestead cabins at 181 N. Beach Road, has exhibits on the area’s pioneer history. Call (360) 376-4849 or visit orcasmuseum.org. The Lambiel House Museum near town offers the largest private collection of works by San Juan Islands artists. Tours, led by Leo Lambiel himself, are available by appointment for $20 per person. Call (360) 376-4544. The elegant Rosario Resort & Spa near Moran State Park has just been lovingly restored by new owners. Built in 1906-1909 for a shipbuilding magnate, the resort’s Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now a museum filled with original Arts and Crafts fixtures and furnishings, including a Tiffany chandelier. Musician and historian Christopher Peacock gives a presentation that includes historic photographs, SAN JUANDERER | APRIL 2011 |

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Orcas Island “Phantom of the Opera” music played on the 1,972-pipe Aeolian organ, a silent film and stories of the mansion’s most colorful residents — including ghosts — at 4 p.m. Saturdays through June 11 and daily (except Sundays) June 13-Sept. 17. Near the far end of the island is

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Olga, home of a trendy cafe and Orcas Island Artworks, filled with pottery, jewelry and fine art. South of Olga is Obstruction Pass Park and a great public-access beach. Near the tip of the island is Doe Bay, with a general store on the National Register of Historic Buildings

MORAN STATE PARK

A visit to Orcas Island’s Moran State Park is sure to top your visit to Orcas Island. A 5,252-acre jewel of the state park system, the park includes 2,409-foot Mount Constitution — the highest point in the San Juan Islands. Accessible by car, bike or foot,

the summit offers panoramic 360degree views of the region’s islands, mountain ranges and cities from a stone observation tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. Moran State Park also boasts five freshwater lakes, two boat ramps, 180 campsites, swimming, freshwater

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fishing, interpretive activities and 30 miles of trails. Hikers can scale Mount Constitution or simply trek around lakes, past several waterfalls and through lodgepole pine and oldgrowth forests. Many families enjoy packing a picnic and spending the day at the swimming area on Cascade Lake. There’s a sandy beach, a snack shop, paddle boat rentals and a picnic shelter. The park was named for Robert Moran, a shipbuilder and former mayor of Seattle who donated more than 2,700 acres to the state for the park. The CCC built the many stone and wood shelters and buildings during the Depression. For camping rates and information call (888) 226-7688. skagitvisitor.com


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ORCAS ISLAND ORCAS ISLAND GOLF CLUB 2171 Orcas Road, Eastsound (360) 376-4400 www.orcasgolf.com Semi-public course: 9 holes with 2,192 yards from the longest tees for a par of 34. Rated: 72.8 with a slope of 98. Green fees: $20 to $35 in the summer. Amenities: Power and pull cart rentals, driving range, practice area, club house.

FIDALGO ISLAND SIMILK BEACH GOLF COURSE 12518 Christiansen Road (360) 293-3444 Public course: 18 holes with 6,177 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Rated: 68.4 with a slope of 110. Green fees: $14 to $28 weekdays, $16 to $32 weekends in the summer. Amenities: Driving range, clubhouse, pro shop, snack bar, instruction and cart rentals. SAN JUAN ISLAND SAN JUAN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 806 Golf Course Road, Friday Harbor, (360) 378-2254 www.sanjuangolfclub.com. Public course: 9 holes with 3,314 yards from the longest tees for a par of 35. Rated: 71 with a slope of 115. Green fees: $30 to $45 in the summer. Amenities: Motorized carts, hand carts and club rentals, PGA instruction, grass tee practice areas, pro shop, club house with full bar and grill, tennis courts. skagitvisitor.com

LOPEZ ISLAND LOPEZ ISLAND GOLF CLUB 589 Airport Road (360) 468-2679 www.lopezislandgolfclub.com. Semi-private course: 9 holes with 2,711 yards from the longest tees for a par of 35. Rated: 33 with a slope of 110. Green fees: $20 to $35. Amenities: Clubhouse, golf wear, snacks, club and cart rentals.

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Lopez Island

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Spend a day — or more — exploring Lopez Island. Walk out the wind-swept sand spit at Spencer Spit State Park. Browse the book store, shops and galleries in Lopez Village. Rent a bicycle and pedal the island’s bike-friendly flat roads. Enjoy a glass of wine at Lopez Island Vineyards. Be prepared to wave when you visit Lopez Island — it’s said to be the friendliest with inhabitants regularly waving at passers-by. It is the first island you come to when arriving in the San Juans by Washington State Ferries. It is one of the smaller main islands at less than 30 square miles with about 2,200 full-time residents. Many residents make their living from farming, fishing and raising livestock. Its distinction comes from being one of the flattest islands, making it ideal for bicyclists all year and the Tour de Lopez bike tour held each

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April. The island is also great for kayaking, boating, whale watching, eagle spotting, hiking, fishing and golfing. Travelers will have no problem finding a place to stay the night with a number of inns, cottages, cabins and tent sites. And there are plenty of places to dine. Artist studios and galleries, restaurants and shops make up Lopez Village as well as a post office, bank, medical clinic, library and chamber of commerce. Public restrooms, showers and Skagit Publishing

picnic tables are accessible to the public near the 5-acre community center with a pavilion, performance center, children’s center and skate park. Additional attractions include Lopez Island Vineyards, state and county parks, summer farmers market, Weeks Wetland Preserve, Historical Society Museum and the restored Port Stanley Schoolhouse. For more information call the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce at (877) 433-2789 or visit www.lopezisland.com. skagitvisitor.com


Shaw Island Shaw Island is the perfect spot to find true peace in the San Juans. With only a dozen primitive campsites at the county park and one general store, the island offers a relaxed, contemplative visit. Bicyclists looking for a tranquil outing will enjoy Shaw Island’s wooded roads, especially the figure eight-shaped loop that covers most of the island. Shaw Island County Park has a sandy, inviting beach and a day-use area for picnickers on Indian Cove Road off Squaw Bay Road. The smallest of the islands served by ferry, Shaw has only 200 residents — a fair number of them nuns — who like the quiet life.

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Whidbey Island

Big, bold and beautiful Whidbey Island has enough attractions to bring you back again and again, from the spectacular Deception Pass State Park at the north to the Clinton ferry at the south — with beaches, wine tasting, art and more in between. Rather than driving directly to or from the San Juan Islands ferry to I-5, visitors with a little time can stretch out their island experience by detouring across Whidbey Island, enjoying its beautiful views, historic forts, inviting beaches and charming villages. From Anacortes, take Highway 20 south to the Deception Pass Bridge. One of the scenic wonders of the Northwest, the bridge offers breathtaking views of the churning water beneath. It links two islands and the two halves of Deception State Park. If you have time, it offers boat tours, hiking, swimming, camping, kayaking and fishing.

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Oak Harbor, the island’s largest city, is about nine miles beyond the park. It has restaurants, shops, lodging, entertainment, and events such as Holland Happening in April and Whidbey Island Race Week in July. A few miles south of Oak Harbor is Coupeville, a quaint waterfront village with small shops, charming Victorian homes, galleries, restaurants, a museum and annual mussel and arts festivals. Across Highway 20 from Coupeville is Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve and Fort Ebey State Park, a perfect place to fly a kite, beachcomb or picnic. Fort Casey State Park, three miles south of Coupeville, guarded the entrance to Puget Sound during World War II. Visitors can visit its 105year-old Admiralty Head Lighthouse, explore the fort’s maze-like interior, climb massive gun mounts and view the Olympics from high bluffs. Adjacent to Fort Casey is the Skagit Publishing

landing for the ferry to Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula — another possible detour. About 11 miles south of Coupeville is Greenbank Farm, a 520-acre public site with historic buildings, shops, a wine store and a tasting room. Farther south is Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, home of spectacular spring blooms. South Whidbey Island has pastoral stretches and lovely views. Bayview Corner has a farmers market, a renovated 1924 mercantile store, trendy shops and a restaurant. Langley, an inviting waterfront village with art galleries and shops, is home to Whidbey Island Winery, which offers tastings. At Clinton, ferries leave for Everett about every half hour. For information, call the Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce at (360) 675-3535.

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Rugged cliffs, churning waters, old-growth forest, miles of freshwater and saltwater shoreline and an exceptionally scenic bridge are among the reasons Deception Pass State Park is the most visited in the state park system. The scenic Deception Pass Bridge spans Highway 20 about 15 miles south of Anacortes. Many visitors stop only to snap photos of the breathtaking views from overlooks at both ends of the bridge or on Pass Island in the middle, but luckier visitors stay to camp, picnic, kayak, hike, swim, view tide pools, dive, fish and relax in the park below. There are about 40 miles of trails, interpretive activities and scenic rock work dating back to the Civilian Conservation skagitvisitor.com

DECEPTION PASS

Corps in the 1930s. A statue and interpretive center at Bowman Bay honor the area’s history and the CCC. The Maiden of Deception Pass story pole on Rosario Beach depicts a story of the Samish Indian Nation, a tribe that has called the area home for thousands of years. An observation deck overlooks the Cranberry Lake wetlands and a sand dunes interpretive trail. The lake’s sandy swimming beach, with a snack bar, is popular with kids. Deception Pass Tours offers hourly interpretive boat tours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting at $21 per person. Check in at the booth in the parking lot at the south end of the bridge. Call (888) 909-8687 or visit www.deceptionpasstours.com. Skagit Publishing

Anacortes Kayak Tours offers family friendly 90-minute sea kayak tours from Bowman Bay, northwest of the bridge, for $25-$35. This year they are adding “sit on top” boat rentals. Call (800) 992-1801 or visit anacorteskayaktours.com. Those who own a boat can launch at three freshwater or five saltwater ramps. A daily permit is available for water craft launching and trailer dumping. Moorage is available at docks, floats and buoys. For details call (360) 902-8844. The park is open year-round for camping and day use. For rates or reservations, call (888) 226-7688 or visit www.parks.wa.gov/parks.

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La Conner

Spend a few hours, or a few days, visiting La Conner on the way to or from the San Juan Islands. The vibrant, historic waterfront village is home to a working waterfront and the works of famous Northwest artists. Museums are must-sees — the Museum of Northwest Art is right in the middle of things on First Street, and the Skagit County Museum and the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum are on the hill above town. This is a town to stroll. Pick up a guide at the Chamber of Commerce and explore the outdoor sculpture exhibition. Order coffee and watch the boats cruise by on Swinomish Channel. Or enjoy wandering through the downtown shops. Founded in the 1880s, La Conner is nestled in cedar and fir forests. Just across Swinomish Channel from Fidalgo Island and the Swinomish Indian Reservation, it is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Anacortes. The iconic Rainbow Bridge that connects the town with the reservation was built in 1957. It was painted with orange rust coating, but the residents liked the color so much that it was never given the formal gray coat. The channel is the result of a dredging and diking project that

made a navigable waterway through what was once called Swinomish Slough, a shallow collection of tidal sloughs, salt marshes and mud flats. The 11-mile channel, completed in 1937, created La Conner’s working waterfront. Since the 1930s and 1940s, Northwest artists have drawn inspiration from La Conner and its spectacular surroundings — the lovely tulip fields and rural scenery of Skagit Valley, and nearby forests and communities. The most famous of these artists, Guy Anderson,

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Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves and Mark Tobey, created a fresh style and a regional identity known as the Northwest School. When the Museum of Northwest Art was established in 1981, La Conner was deemed a natural site because of its association with these master painters. The museum has a fine representative collection of their works and works by other regional artists in a variety of media, including a display of fine glass. It exhibits established Northwest artists and promising new talent, and offers workshops, tours, lectures and educational activities. Outside the museum, carvings and metal art pop up unexpectedly, part of a rotating outdoor sculpture exhibition in the city’s public spaces. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, La Conner is also home of the Skagit County Museum and the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, which is located in a restored Victorian mansion. For more information call the La Conner Chamber of Commerce at (360) 466-4778 or visit www.laconnerchamber.com. skagitvisitor.com


Sidney, British Columbia Sidney, British Columbia, is just a ferry ride away. This waterfront town of 11,000, it is nestled along the east coast of the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island and surrounded by a diverse agricultural community. The bustling commercial hub has majestic views of the water and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. Check the Washington State Ferries Web site at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries for travel options from Anacortes. You can take the car or just walk on. The ferry terminal is just blocks away from Sidney’s pedestrianfriendly downtown, which offers an excellent variety of stores and specialty shops. Sidney is known as Booktown. You can spend many enjoyable hours browsing through new and used books in a large number of bookstores. Every Thursday evening during the summer months Beacon Avenue comes alive with the Sidney Summer Market. The street is closed to traffic and hundreds of vendors come out to sell an imaginative array of items. The waterfront location makes Sidney a prime spot for boating, sailing, kayaking, diving and fishing. Catch a ferry to Sidney Spit, take a boat tour at Beacon Wharf or hop on a whale-watching excursion. Other attractions include Mineral World and Scratch Patch, Port Sidney Marina and Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. History buffs will want to visit the Sidney Historical Museum in the old post office at Beacon Avenue and Fourth Street. At the top of the street the Mary Winspear Centre awaits, with the Myfanwy Pavelic Art Gallery and the Charlie White Theatre. Events and productions are staged year-round. You can also visit the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society’s Heritage Acres and the British Columbia skagitvisitor.com

Aviation Museum. Call the Sannich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at (250) 656-3616 or visit www.peninsulachamber.ca. If you’re looking for a site to please the eye and delight the senses, visit nearby Butchart Gardens. The 55acre landscape lets visitors explore flowers, shrubs, trees, expansive lawns and other horticultural delights. Butchart Gardens is 14 miles north of Victoria on Vancouver Island in Brentwood Bay. For more information, call (866) 652-4422 or visit www.butchartgardens.com.

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Vineyards Whether you prefer a subtle, dry siegerrebe, a floral chardonnay or a crisp, sharp cider, you can find prizewinning vintages produced on San Juan and Lopez islands. WESTCOTT BAY ORCHARDS

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Westcott Bay Orchard uses traditional cider apples grown right on San Juan Island to make its crisp and refreshing ciders. The original orchard, dating back to 1880, was replanted in the 1990s and produced its first cider in 1999. The vintage apple varieties have wonderful names like Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill, Dabinett and Sweet Coppin. The ciders, available in dry, very dry and medium sweet, have won several awards in international cider competitions in recent years.

San Juan Vineyards is locally owned by Yvonne Swanberg, Tim Judkins and daughter Madison. Started in 1996, with its first vintage in 1999, the vineyards produce more than 4,000 cases of wine a year. Its syrah, cabernet-merlot and riesling have won gold medals; many of their other wines, such as madeleine angevine, siegerrebe, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot and pinot noir, have won silver medals and other accolades. Some grapes are grown on the estate, others in the Yakima and Columbia valleys. The scenic 33-acre grounds include a renovated 1896 school house, winery building and chapel built in 1998. The tasting and gift shop is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, depending on the season.

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LOPEZ ISLAND VINEYARDS

724 Fisherman Bay Road (360) 468-3644 lopezislandvineyards.com Since planting 6 acres of grapes in 1987, Lopez Island Vineyards has tended them with Earth-friendly practices and the operation has been certified organic by the state since 1989. The goal of the family-run business is to maintain a sustainable farm that benefits the local economy and community. The wines crafted by Lopez winemaker Brent Charnley have won well over 100 awards. Using both estate grapes and organic grapes from Yakima Valley, the vineyard produces a variety of wines, which are distributed primarily within the local community. Varieties include madeleine angevine, siegerrebe, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon-merlot, malbec and raspberry wines. The winery tasting room is open noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays in April and October 1-20; Fridays and Saturdays in May, June and September; and WednesdaysFridays in July and August. On Saturdays, the winery hosts a booth at the Lopez Island Farmers Market. Special event tastings are run on some Saturdays; reservations required.

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Contact information: Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, 819 Commercial Ave., Suite F, www.anacortes.org or (360) 293-7911

Contact information: Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, www.orcasislandchamber.com Welcome to Orcas Island, www.orcasisland.org San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, www.visitsanjuans.com Island Athletic Events, www.islandathleticevents.com Orcas Center, 917 Mount Baker Rd, Eastsound, www.orcascenter.org or (360) 376-2281 Deer Harbor Business Association, www.deerharbor.org

ONGOING EVENTS: • First Friday Gallery Walk, 6-9 p.m. first Friday of each month at downtown art galleries.

• Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, May 21 through midOctober, 611 R Ave. Visit www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org. • Productions at Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Call (360) 293-6829 or visit www.acttheatre.com.

Lopez Island Contact information: Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce, www.lopezisland.com Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, www.lopezcenter.com San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, www.visitsanjuans.com ONGOING EVENTS: • Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, May through September, Lopez Village. Visit www.lopezfarmersmarket.com. skagitvisitor.com

ONGOING EVENTS: • Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, May through September in the Eastsound Village Green. Visit www.orcasislandfarmersmarket.org. • Shows at Crow Valley Pottery, 2274 Orcas Road, Eastsound. Call (877) 512-8184 or visit www.crowvalley.com. • Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, Visit www.oicmf.org or call (360) 376-6636.

San Juan Island Contact information: San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, 135 Spring St., Friday Harbor, www.sanjuanisland.org or (360) 378-5240 San Juan Community Theatre, 100 Second St., Friday Harbor, www.sanjuanarts.org or (360) 378-3210 Island Stage Left, 1062 Wold Road, Friday Harbor, www.islandstageleft.org or (360) 378-5649 San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, www.visitsanjuans.com

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Island Athletic Events, www.islandathleticevents.com Visit Historic Friday Harbor, www.historicfridayharbor.org ONGOING EVENTS: • Shows at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle St., Friday Harbor. Call (360) 378-3060 or visit www.waterworksgallery.com. • Classes and workshops at San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park, museum at 285 Spring St., Friday Harbor or sculpture park across from Roche Harbor Airstrip. Visit www.sjima.org. • Demonstrations and presentations at San Juan Island National Historical Park, English Camp and American Camp. Visit www.nps.gov/sajh. • Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through mid-October, county courthouse parking lot on Second Street, Friday Harbor. Visit www.sjifarmersmarket.com. • Tours and events, Whale Museum, 62 First St. N., Friday Harbor. Visit www.whalemuseum.org. • Music on the Lawn, San Juan Historical Museum, Friday Harbor. Call (360) 378-3949 or visit www.sjmuseum.org. • Artists’ Studio Tour, Visit www.sanjuanislandartists.com.

• Lavender Festival, Call (866) 819-1911 or visit www.pelindaba.com. • County Fair, Call (360) 378-4310 or visit www.sanjuancountyfair.org.

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Getting There

The Washington State Ferries aren’t only a means of transportation to the San Juan Islands but an adventure in themselves with the opportunity to see the scenic waters of the Salish Sea up close, the surrounding mountain ranges and even a possible orca pod or two. Catch the ferry to the San Juans from the northwest corner of

Fidalgo Island at 2100 Ferry Terminal Road in Anacortes. (888) 808-7977 www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries Services: Passenger and vehicle transportation to San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw islands and Sidney, British Columbia. Schedule: First ferry leaves Anacortes at 4:20 a.m. Last ferry arrives back at about 11 p.m. Prices: Round-trip prices vary with season, island of destination, passenger age and vehicle size. Spring fares are $34 to $40 for a typical vehicle and driver, and $11.50 for adults. Amenities: Food service and vending machines. Guidelines: Riders are advised to arrive 30 minutes to two hours prior to sailing times depending on the

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season. Please turn off your vehicle in the holding lanes. Vehicle engines must be turned off while the vessel is under way. Do not restart your car until directed by a crew member. Bicyclists and persons carrying kayaks or canoes should wait near the front of the loading area, as they are generally first to load. Once on board, secure bikes in the place provided. Crews will direct passengers on placement of kayaks and canoes. Animals, except service animals, are not allowed in terminal buildings or above the car decks, unless they are in a pet container; however, they are permitted on the exposed upper decks of vessels on some routes. Contact terminal staff for loading procedures as vessel and terminal configurations vary.

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