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Explore Skagit Valley in the Winter!

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    1. Grab your coffee and check out our Skagit Roadtrip map by clicking the PLAY button!
    2. Check out the Skagit Loop itinerary from either Seattle or Vancouver BC and plan to pick up your Skagit Farm to Pint Passport if you enjoy craft beer.
    3. Read about the Skagit Birds of Winter Experience 


Skagit Roadtrip Loop via Seattle – Hop off I-5 at exit 221 and venture west through Conway and Fir Island, passing farm fields filled with thousands of snow geese. Stop off in La Conner to enjoy museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, and the lighted boat parade from the new boardwalk.

Meander north past historic barns and farm stands and catch Hwy 20 west to Fidalgo Island and Anacortes, where you can ditch your car for a horse-drawn carriage ride, or venture a bit further afield to Deception Pass and Mount Erie to enjoy views of the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea.

Next, head back east on Hwy 20 and do some holiday shopping in the quirky little town of Edison. Don’t forget to warm up with some delicious coffee and pastries! Afterwards, swing over to Burlington—it has the outlets and tons of other shops where you can find gifts for all your loved ones.

East of town, Hwy 20 will take you to the old logging town of Sedro Woolley. Stop in for a stroll through the historic downtown, or walk or bike part of the 22.5-mile Cascade Trail. Next, continue on to the town of Lyman, which boasts the “horniest tavern in the US,” and then drive a bit further up-valley to Concrete, where you can witness hundreds of bald eagles roosting along the Skagit River. If you’re the outdoor type, go a bit north of town to Baker Lake for winter sports like cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Or continue east to Marblemount and try squeezing into the tiny Wildwood Chapel.

Finally, follow Hwy 20 back down the valley and take I-5 or Burlington Blvd to Mount Vernon to enjoy great food, shopping, and the newly rebuilt waterfront park.

Skagit Roadtrip Loop via Vancouver, BC – Catch Hwy 20 at Exit 230 and head east to the  old logging town of Sedro Woolley. Stop in for a stroll through the historic downtown, or walk or bike part of the 22.5-mile Cascade Trail. Next, continue on to the town of Lyman, which boasts the “horniest tavern in the US,” and then drive a bit further up-valley to Concrete, where you can witness hundreds of bald eagles roosting along the Skagit River. If you’re the outdoor type, go a bit north to town of Baker Lake for winter sports like cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Or continue east to Marblemount and try squeezing into the tiny Wildwood Chapel.

Follow Hwy 20 back down the valley to Burlington—it has the outlets and tons of other shops where you can find holiday gifts for all your loved ones. Afterwards, take I-5 or Burlington Blvd to Mount Vernon to enjoy great food, shopping, and the newly rebuilt waterfront park.

Catch I-5 south for a few miles and then take exit 221 to Conway. Venture west through Fir Island, passing farm fields filled with thousands of snow geese. Stop off in La Conner to enjoy museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, and the new boardwalk.

Meander north past historic barns and farm stands and catch Hwy 20 west to Fidalgo Island and Anacortes, where you can ditch your car for a horse-drawn carriage ride, or venture a bit further afield to Deception Pass and Mount Erie to enjoy views of the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea.

Next, head back east on Hwy 20 and do some holiday shopping in the quirky little town of Edison. Don’t forget to warm up with some delicious coffee and pastries! Then take Chuckanut Drive back to I-5 to head for home.

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