The small town of Coupeville on Whidbey Island has an annual tradition right before Halloween: The Torchlight Parade. Local neighbors gather in Cooks Corner Park and talk and talk while judges go around looking at costumes of different categories for giving prizes out later. The organizers lead a […]
The Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race attracts a ragtag group of folks who like to blend creativity and ingenuity, and then put it all on public display in a pseudo-race that is all for fun. The race extends across two days, spanning an initial show in a parade, then […]
The Lake Ann Trail is a fun way to skirt around a steep mountainside, go through colorful fall meadows, and end up at a pretty mountain lake cirque after seeing a pika or bear. It is located in the Okanogan National Forest of the Cascade Mountains, accessible from mountain […]
The trail to Blue Lake is pretty any time of year, rising up through forests and surrounded by craggy Cascade Mountain peaks. In the fall season, it is even better. Bright yellow golden larch trees line the ridges, showing off their unusual coniferous fall color change. Below […]
Diablo Lake is a beautiful lake along mountain highway 20, formed between two electricity-generating dams. The lake has intense colors at different times of day and seasons, sometimes dependent upon the amount of glacial flour mixed into the water from higher up. A wide open overlook is easily […]
The Jack’d Skimboards crew gives kids a treat every summer at Double Bluff Beach park in Freeland on Whidbey Island: the Jack’d Skim School. The camp entails two days of teaching for a couple hours each day, with experienced skimboarders providing guidance and tricks to all levels of kids. […]
Fort Ebey State Park offers a great spaghetti pile of interlocking forest trails through the Kettles that eventually take you to beautiful bluff-top vistas overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. There are trails for many interests and skill levels!