Category: Trip Ideas

Bird Watching on Fidalgo Island

Bald eagles, marsh wrens and oyster-catchers; these are just a few of the birds one can spot on Fidalgo Island. Whether you are visiting for the day or staying for the weekend there are plenty of birding opportunities to enjoy….

Surviving Days Off With Children

By Joni Kirk The holidays are upon us, and I don’t simply mean the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Schools also close for extended breaks over the Martin Luther King Jr. and President’s Day holidays, snow days, and…

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Traditions with Trees

By Joni Kirk There is something magical about making our way through the forest with snow or rain falling around us, side-stepping muddy paths, and warming chilled noses that motivates my family to leave our cozy home in early December…

Pursuing Healthier Streams and Wetlands at Northwest Stream Center

In the Pacific Northwest, water is our lifeline. From the Cascade Mountains, hundreds of miles of glistening rivers and streams make their way to Puget Sound. Those waterways teem with fish that feed thousands of people and other creatures, and…

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

Each year, Mukilteans give one last hurrah each September to the passing of summer with a huge community party that we lovingly call the Lighthouse Festival. It’s grown over the years, with 2016 being our 51st year. For visitors passing…

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