Places to go in Anacortes, Washington - Anacortes Magazine


So Many Things to See in Anacortes

Cap Sante Park (1000 W Avenue) is a 37 acre forested promontory at the eastern edge of Anacortes. It is primarily a viewpoint overlooking the marina, the City of Anacortes, March Point, Fidalgo Bay and the Cascades. A remnant of … Continue reading

Seafarer’s Memorial Park opened in May 2011. The park offers beach access, picnic areas and is also host to summer music concerts provided by the Snohomish Artist Guild. Catching a ride to go whale watching? This is the park where … Continue reading

Mt. Erie is a 160 acre Park. It includes the summit of Mt. Erie, the highest point of Fidalgo Island and is part of the former Anacortes watershed. There is a small parking area and a road to the top … Continue reading

A 110-acre Skagit County Park with the largest remaining undeveloped waterfront on Fidalgo Island near Anacortes. Highlights include a freshwater beaver pond and the stunning views of Rosario Strait. A short 3/4 -mile walk through old growth firs, madronas, and … Continue reading

Whistle Lake is a small lake located within city limits in Anacortes Community Forest Lands southeast of central Anacortes, Washington. Though not directly accessible by vehicle, Whistle Lake attracts thousands of visitors each year. The lake may be reached by … Continue reading

Washington Park sits on a peninsula at the west end of Fidalgo Island. The 220-acre city park features camping, a boat launch, and day use picnic sites. A scenic 2.2-mile loop road winds through the park’s forested hills and meadows with views of the San Juan Islands and Olympic Mountains. Continue reading

The Guemes Channel Trail project entails developing the old rail bed into a parkway trail. Once complete the Guemes Channel Trail will link the San Juan Ferry to downtown Anacortes and the Tommy Thompson Trail. The scenic views and gentle … Continue reading