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Del Fairfax Preserve

This is one of the secret places only Whidbey Island locals know about. Only a small sign on a back-island road gives notice anything is there. But park at the sign and go for a walk around this space of peace and solitude. After walking through the forest, you come upon a giant open meadow surrounded by tall trees. It’s … Read More

A close view of honey bees on a honey comb.

Camano Island Honey

Camano Island Honey has about 1.5 to 2 million bees busy pollinating plants on the island and making honey. But, it all began because one woman’s garden was not doing very well. Now, she’s responsible for an estimated one-third of the island’s honey bees!

Captain Whidbey

Built in 1907 on then sparsely settled Whidbey Island, Captain Whidbey Inn has an incredibly rustic personality that stands apart from 21st-century cool.

Farm to Table

Farm to Table is a popular phrase these days, but what exactly is it? On Whidbey and Camano Islands, it’s far more than a business relationship, it’s a personal understanding between farmer and chef. It’s a relationship born out of years of working with each other, trusting one another, and communication. It’s two halves of a whole. Find Our Farmers … Read More

Colorful glass balls rest among the driftwood on a Camano Island beach.

The Great Northwest Glass Quest

The Great Northwest Glass Quest is an annual February 10-day scavenger hunt. The lucky ones end up with beautiful glass art. Meet the artists who make them.

Deception Pass in the Foggy Season

From mid-fall through spring is Deception Pass’s “mystery” season, where the park shows off some attitude and a Pacific Northwest-style beauty.

Sun rising against the dark outline of a bluff that is Barnum Point

Barnum Point

The Whidbey and Camano Land Trust has succeeded in saving a portion of Barnum point from developers. They met a September 6th deadline to raise the money needed to move the land deal forward.