View Through The Forest Trees of Mt Baker, Washington State, USA From the Nooksack River on a Sunny Summer Day

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Northwestern Washington & the San Juan Islands

Between Seattle, the Cascade Range and Canada lies Washington's most archetypal region, a 'greatest hits' of the Pacific Northwest with all the sights and sounds outsiders traditionally associate with the land of pure air and West Coast hedonism. There's the skyline-hogging volcano (Mt Baker); the wilderness-flecked natural parks (everywhere); the liberal, collegiate city (Bellingham); the antiresort ski 'resort' (Baker, again); innumerable islands (the San Juan archipelago); and even a stash of credible vineyards.


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Blockhouse building stands at the water's edge at English Camp, site of a Royal Marines camp set up in 1860 when British and American naval forces shared San Juan Island in the San Juan islands in Washington State, USA (Photo by Nik Wheeler/Corbis via Getty Images)

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See Washington’s stunning San Juan Island from a new visitor center

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