STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS

Go where the locals go

THINGS TO DO

Watch a sunset or sunrise from the highest point in the San Juan Islands: the tower at the top of Mt. Constitution in Moran State Park.

Get out on the water with a guided kayak tour or go on a whale watch tour.

Rent a rowboat or kayak from us and row or paddle to Freeman Island or Pt Doughty.

Go for a bike ride. Didn’t bring your bike? You can rent one from Wildlife Cycles in Eastsound. From there you can ride to our local brewery, Island Hoppin’ Brewery or enjoy some of the singletrack available at Moran State Park.

Take a water taxi to Sucia or Patos and spend the day hiking or just relaxing. Summer only.

Go for a hike. Head to the south entrance of Turtleback Mountain Preserve and hike up to the West Overlook to enjoy a sunset picnic. (Bring a headlamp and/or flashlights.)

Biplane ride with Rod. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and you’ll get to experience the islands in a way that can only be done by air. April-Oct, weather permitting.

 

PLACES TO EAT

baked treats: Brown Bear Bakery & Rose’s (breakfast & lunch also available)

romantic dinner: New Leaf Cafe (ask for a window table) and Inn At Ship Bay (reservations are recommended for both establishments)

family & group friendly: Mijitas and Madrona Bar & Grill

breakfast: Olga Cafe (now in  Eastsound) and Island Skillet (family) and New Leaf Cafe (gourmet), Doe Bay (vegetarian)

burgers and sports: The Lower Tavern (over 21 only)

cocktail lounge: The Barnacle

lunch: The Kitchen, Olga Cafe, Mia’s Cafe

Please be sure to call ahead to confirm the hours of operation or as they can vary widely as the seasons change.

 

BEST HIKES

Cascade Lake Loop-Moran State Park-2.7 miles, mostly flat, family friendly

Mountain Lake Loop-Moran State Park-3.9 miles, moderate hiking, family friendly

Turtleback Mountain-varies, moderate hiking

Obstruction Pass State Park-1 mile family friendly beach walk

Judd Cove Preserve-great hike for families with small children

 

FINE HOME CONSTRUCTION

Askew Paulson Construction-Askew Paulson Construction has been in business since 2013. It is the successor of Paulson Custom Homes.

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