Deception Pass State Park straddles the eponymous steep-sided water chasm that flows between Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands, and incorporates lakes, islands, campsites and 27 miles of hiking trails. This area is also one of the best places in Washington to spot orcas from the shore, so keep an eye out to sea!
Lonely Planet's must-see attractions
In 1911 Robert Moran donated 7 sq miles of his property to create this park on the eastern saddlebag of Orcas Island. The park is dominated by 2409ft Mt…
Nearby Around Seattle attractions
For prime picnic spots and attractive ocean-side hiking and biking trails, make your way over to Washington Park just west of the ferry terminal.
The quilt museum displays examples of quilt art from several generations as well as changing exhibits that may include other crafts such as knitting. The…
This worthwhile art gallery has a large collection of paintings by the influential Northwest Mystics, a loosely related group of regional artists such as…
Perched atop a hill high above Skagit Bay and the surrounding farmlands, this fortress-like museum presents indigenous crafts, dolls, vintage kitchen…
This museum in the historic Carnegie Library Building has a large collection of photos showcasing the area's past and maritime history.
The maritime museum contains the restored hulk of the WT Preston snagboat, the last sternwheeler that operated on Puget Sound between 1929 and 1981,…
This scenic area at the island's southeastern extremity holds three trails, the best being the under-a-quarter-mile stroll to Watmough Bay, a stunning arc…
Marine camping and moorage park on James Island.