Anacortes is located on the beautiful Fidalgo Island, home-port to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. Halfway between Seattle and Vancouver BC and International ferry runs for Washington State and terminal serving Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, and San Juan Island, as well as Victoria, British Columbia (via Sidney, British Columbia) on Vancouver Island. There is also a Skagit County-operated ferry that serves Guemes Island, a residential island located across Guemes Channel, north of Anacortes.
The water that surrounds it is just a start to the glorious views this city has to offer. Residents enjoy the marinas, mountaintop views and the families of Orcas that make their way to the nearby waters. With such a rich dynamic of gourmet food and quick walk-in restaurants, Anacortes is great for visitors and residents because you can do a lot of things here like boating, sailing, whale watching tour, kayaking excursions, fishing, crabbing, hiking or biking, camping and more!
Away from the many antique shops and numerous restaurants, locals find themselves in the midst of the wildlife this city has to offer. With more than 60 miles of trails and 4 fresh-water lakes, the outside is the place to be. And for the weather, it is milder than other areas of the Pacific Northwest because it lies within the Olympic Mountain rain shadow. It has a population of 16,048 people, this is the 66th largest community in Washington and it is one of the two principal cities of and included in Mount Vernon-Anacortes Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was officially incorporated on May 19, 1891.
What’s special in Anacortes?
In terms of celebrations or events The Skagit Tulip and Anacortes Arts Festival are enjoyed by all ages, also the Shipwreck Day and Oyster Run. There are a lot of recreation and tourist spot in this are where you can see beautiful views and do a lot of activities.
Recreation and Tourism
This city is a popular destination for boaters and those traveling on the San Juan Island.
Washington Park. This park is for camping, boat launching and you can enjoy the views of the San Juan Islands
The most prominent view is Cypress Island
Strait of Juan de Fuca will give you an opportunities for whale -watching
Anacortes Community Forest Lands, mountain biking and hiking trails, are a rare amenity in a city the size of
Anacortes. In adjacent Mount Erie Park, a number of rock climbing routes are popular on the cliffs of the south and west faces of Mount Erie. Mount Erie offers scenic vistas from its 1273 foot peak.
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See also :
Real Estate Market in Anacortes WA
Community Report in Anacortes WA
Local Schools in Anacortes WA