Anacortes lies on the water and is also near abundant wide-open spaces, both of which provide for year-round recreational activities. Explore 2,800 acres of nearby forests, meadows, wetlands, and lakes. With over 50 miles of multiuse trails offering wooded and seascape views, finding a route to explore is easy. The waters off Fidalgo Island are rich with marine wildlife. The narrow waterways adjacent to three smaller islands with underdeveloped shorelines are perfect for exploring the protected bays, an ideal island activity.
The art, music and festival scene in Anacortes is lively year-round. From food and wine experiences to beer and cider events, from the nationally recognized Skagit Valley Tulip Festival to seasonal farmers markets and holiday celebrations, Anacortes provides a great time for all types of visitors during any season.
Shopping in Anacortes is as unique as the destination. The charming downtown boasts locally owned shops and galleries offering keepsakes with a unique regional flavor.
There is something for everyone in Anacortes.