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Local Adventures: Camp Casey

Last week, the first graders for a field trip to Camp Casey, which is run by Seattle Pacific University. It sits next to Fort Casey, which is a Washington State Park. The two sections blend rather seamless, and one might find it hard at times to know which they are in. The Camp has the… Continue reading Local Adventures: Camp Casey

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Local Adventures: Chetzemoka Park

Port Townsend, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, is a highly walkable Victorian town. There are many places to visit that have history entwined in them, and many are kid friendly. I find walking lets you see the lay of the land better in urban adventures and you see so much more. We often… Continue reading Local Adventures: Chetzemoka Park

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Spring at Maxwelton Outdoor School

Spring brings trips to the Outdoor Classroom for our school district. Tucked into the woods on the island is one of two salmon bearing streams, Maxwelton Creek. This spring the visits were about birds in the forest, but I might have had my eyes to the ground at times. The two trips were over a… Continue reading Spring at Maxwelton Outdoor School

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5 Kid Friendly Hikes On South Whidbey Island

5 Kid Friendly Hikes On South Whidbey Island – a few of our favorite hikes to get out into. And best of all? These are all great hikes for the off-season. Central and South Whidbey have the Olympic Rain Shadow in most parts, so are often much drier than areas around. I’ve noted which hikes… Continue reading 5 Kid Friendly Hikes On South Whidbey Island

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Local Adventures: South Whidbey Trustland Trails

Tucked just off Hwy 525, south of the village of Bayview on Whidbey Island is the Trustland Trails, run by South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District. The history of the area: "This 200-acre property has been in State ownership since 1895 as part of the State’s “trust lands.” In 2004, Whidbey Camano Land Trust, a… Continue reading Local Adventures: South Whidbey Trustland Trails