Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Clinton Beach Park

Clinton Beach Park might be one of the smallest public beaches on Whidbey Island. And also one of the oddest ones to reach. To access it, drive down Hwy 525 towards the Clinton Ferry dock, but stay in the main lane (do not get into the ferry lane). At the light above the ferry pay… Continue reading Local Adventures: Clinton Beach Park

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Book Review: Getting To The Water’s Edge

In the past year a new edition of Getting To The Water's Edge was printed, the 3rd edition. The 2nd edition was well used by us, and I was very happy to see a more up to date version finally be published. The book covers both Whidbey and Camano Islands, which makes up Island County.… Continue reading Book Review: Getting To The Water’s Edge

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Local Adventures: Bluff Trail-Kettles Loop

Fort Ebey State Park sits in the central section of Whidbey Island, just outside of Coupeville, but close to Oak Harbor. Years ago I hiked all the trails there with my oldest son, him strapped into a jogger stroller. Since we moved back to Whidbey Island, I hadn't gotten back here much, and it clicked… Continue reading Local Adventures: Bluff Trail-Kettles Loop

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Local Adventures: Ala Spit

Ala Spit is a small Island County park, on the north end of Whidbey Island. on the eastern side of the island. It had been a long time since I had been there, at least 24 years since. I used to drive there often, to sit and stare at the water, in those turbulent years… Continue reading Local Adventures: Ala Spit

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Local Adventures: Price Sculpture Forest

Price Sculpture Forest opened up recently, at the end of October, 2020, just outside of the city limits of Coupeville, on Whidbey Island. In a blend of private philanthropy and non-profit preservation, this parcel of land was saved, to be enjoyed by the public. While not old-growth forest, it was maintained over the past 100… Continue reading Local Adventures: Price Sculpture Forest