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Local Attractions
Exploring the Skagit Valley, Stanwood, and nearby areas

  • Year Round:
    Walking and bird watching along the Skagit River dike system is available within one mile.

    Very close by in Conway you will find a bit of local "Paradise" when dining at the Conway Pub and Eatery. Enjoy an evening show featuring the best local musicians at the Conway Muse.
  • In Winter:
    Trumpeter and Tundra Swans migrate to this area from Alaska. Exciting News: This year Trumpeter and Tundra Swans have been spotted feeding in the fields just below the cottage! See images of swans in the photo gallery. The fields of Fir Island, just a few miles northwest, become a noisy and spectacular spread of white color from thousands of Snow Geese. Check out the Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival
  • In Spring:
    You may embark on a driving tour of the fertile Skagit River Valley to view the immense and vivid fields where daffodils and tulips are in bloom. Go to www.tulipfestival.org for information on the events and maps. While there, enjoy unique shopping or elegant dining in the delightful and historic town of La Conner. www.laconnerchamber.com
    Camano Island Studio Tour
    In May, the Camano Island Studio Tour, one of the premier art events in our region takes place on the traditional Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 -13, and again on the weekend of May 19 and 20. This self-guided tour is a type of treasure hunt where visitors can travel through beautiful Camano Island and visit more than 60 local artists at their studios and in amazing galleries to view some of the most exciting work being done on the island. All of the art and artists showing on the Tour have juried into the event to bring you exciting art from the local art community. It is an opportunity to not only explore the island, but also to visit with the artists in the very studios where the art is made.
    www.camanoarts.org
  • In Summer:
    For information and maps on nearby biking and walking: www.beactiveskagit.org
  • Southwest of the Cottage, less than 15 miles away on nearby Camano Island is Camano Island State Park. www.parks.wa.gov
    Just 30 miles northwest of the cottage discover the dramatic Deception Pass State Park.
    The San Juan Islands can be reached from the WA State Ferry terminal west of Anacortes, 30 miles from the Cottage. For more information: www.sanjuanweb.com
    For additional information and events in Stanwood: Stanwood Chamber of Commerce
    Extended Day Trips
    For visitors from other states or countries who want to explore the highlights of the Pacific Northwest, Cedar Bluff Cottage is ideally situated to discover the magnificent splendor of this region, whether driving, walking, bicycling, boating or kayaking.
  • The San Juan Islands can be reached from the WA State Ferry terminal west of Anacortes, 30 miles from the Cottage.
  • The North Cascades Highway 20 extends eastward through the scenic North-Cascades National Park and Washington Pass, descending the Methow Valley to reach the Western town of Winthrop.www.winthropwashington.com
  • Mt. Baker Ski Resort is an 82-mile drive northeast.
  • Vancouver, Canada is 90 miles north, crossing the US/Canadian Border at Blaine.



  • Water view above Chuckanut.
    Snowgeese landing in a field on Fir Island.
    Late summer flowers in La Conner.
    Swans in the field below the cottage.
    North Cascade Highway 20.