Bake Lake Trail near Mt Baker

Baker Lake Trail extends for miles along the pretty shores of Baker Lake near Mt Baker. It is ready for shorter out-and-back walks or longer stretches. Rivers, suspension bridge, pretty forest, mountainous views, and more are experienced along the way.

Baker Lake was formed in 1959 when Baker River […]

2017-03-24T23:10:42+00:00 August 21, 2016|

Whidbey Lemonade Day

The Island County Economic Development Council initiated a cool annual event for kids: Whidbey Lemonade Day. Kids all over Whidbey Island are provided advance training on how to run a small business through a lemonade stand. Normal health department regulations are addressed for this one time event by […]

2017-03-24T22:40:19+00:00 August 20, 2016|

Northwest Trek

Northwest Trek is a fun “natural setting” zoo set on 723 forested acres in Eatonville on the way to Mt Rainier National Park. Animals of many types and locations can be found wandering in the 435 acre bus/tram-accessible open space, and then there are naturally landscaped pens for up […]

2017-02-06T22:12:15+00:00 August 7, 2016|

Bench and Snow Lake Trail in Mt Rainier National Park

Bench and Snow Lake Trail in Mt Rainier National Park is a pleasant and easy 2.5 miles roundtrip to pretty lakes surrounded by steep walled cirque valley mountains. Along the way are closeup views of trees and flowers, while Mt Rainer looms large in the background. It’s a […]

2017-02-04T22:14:27+00:00 August 6, 2016|

Wonderland Trail in Mt Rainier National Park

The Wonderland Trail circumnavigates the entirety of Mt Rainier in its park, and offers quite the variety. In this section, we went from nearby Cougar Rock Campground, crossed the log bridge over the Nisqually River, and then went up along the shore of Paradise River to pretty Carter Falls. […]

2016-11-24T19:29:08+00:00 August 5, 2016|

Theler Wetlands Trails: Pretty trails and wildlife

The Theler Wetlands Trails provides a great, meandering 3 mile walk through pretty forests and intertidal marshes at the headwaters of Hood Canal. Salmon spawn, raptors swoop, and critters abound. Views extend down the waters of Hood Canal and out to nearby mountains or forested hillsides.

The property is […]

2016-06-28T22:08:42+00:00 June 26, 2016|

Kids Extravaganza: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Open House

Every year, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island puts on an impressive Open House. It is free, and the fun things to do there frankly rival paid small amusement parks for the kids. Children get to stretch their sense of adventure, have fun, and learn along the way.

After entering […]

2016-06-29T23:32:47+00:00 June 25, 2016|