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Local Adventures: Robinson Beach

Of all the public beach access on Whidbey Island, Washington, Robinson Beach, just outside of Freeland, is to me the best. There are many reasons for this: It's easy to access. No long, winding roads going downhill. It's a normal road. It's just outside of town. Grab some food in town at Payless (the grocery… Continue reading Local Adventures: Robinson Beach

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Local Adventures: Lagoon Point County Park

Lagoon Point County park is one of the less than memorable public beach access points on Whidbey Island. The truth is....it's not a place you feel welcome at. It's more than obvious that if you don't live in the development, you are not welcome here. And that is a theme overall you often experience on… Continue reading Local Adventures: Lagoon Point County Park

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Local Adventures: Ledgewood Beach County Park

With school back in, the boys and I are back to visiting beaches to find more access points on Whidbey Island. Ledgewood Beach County Park is a tiny access area that if you didn't look it up, you'd not know it is there. I drive by the Ledgewood housing development area far too often, and… Continue reading Local Adventures: Ledgewood Beach County Park

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Local Adventures: Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail and Pratt Loop Trail

Today was the first day of school for the 2022/2023 school year. The boys are homeschooling this year and you just cannot force kids to start before Labor Day. We were going to go for a walk, to count as PE...but then I was "Why not go for an actual hike? And go somewhere pretty"...because… Continue reading Local Adventures: Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail and Pratt Loop Trail

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Local Adventures: Larry Scott Memorial Trail Waterfront

It is doable to reach this trailhead by foot, from the ferry dock in Port Townsend, Washington - on the Quimper Peninsula, meaning one can walk on from the Coupeville ferry dock on Whidbey Island and do it without a car. The walk from the ferry dock and back is the same length as the… Continue reading Local Adventures: Larry Scott Memorial Trail Waterfront