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Summer activities in Skagit County


Skagit County is a wonderful place that is well known for its fertile valley of the Skagit River and extensive tulips cultivation. Skagit County is a pretty good place to spend your summer.

Each summer, thousands of people visit Skagit to have fun with their families and to experience new emotions.

Kayaking in Skagit County
Kayaking in Skagit County

There are some exciting summer things to do in Skagit County and lots of beautiful places to visit.

Whale Watching Tours. Probably everyone on earth would like to see a real whale. In Skagit County, these dreams may come true. The best whale watching opportunities are provided on the San Juan Islands. You can also add a wildlife cruise to your tour program.

Kayaking and SUP Tours. Gather your family, friends and have lots of fun on a Kayaking tour. You can depart from Anacortes; it will be more affordable and convenient. It will not be a problem if you don’t have any kayaking experience. Funny and friendly sea kayak instructors will provide you with essential information and details.

Wildflowers, Tulips or Birding Tours. For those who love nature, birds chirping and beautiful landscapes, there are lots of tours that offer small group day Day Hikes, Wildflower, Birding, Tulip & Farm Tours around Skagit Valley, Mount Baker, the North Cascades, Fidalgo Island, and Anacortes.

Deception Pass Jet Boat Tours. It is one of the most visited attractions in Washington. Explore the shores and waters of the surrounding area with the U.S. Coast Guard certified captain Brett. Take an excellent ride on a seated open deck boat and enjoy breathtaking views. You will also have a chance to hear some captain’s tales about characters who navigated these waters a long time ago.

National parks. Each year North Cascades National Park welcomes new visitors to show mountains, forests, rivers and lakes. Possible activities you can experience here range from accessible trails to world-class mountaineering, including scenic drives, hiking, camping, nature-watching, relaxation, boating and fishing.

Beaches. Visit wild, rocky, playful or sandy beaches. The most famous beaches are National, State, and City Park Beaches. The state parks provide all visitors with grills, picnic tables, playgrounds, restrooms, campsites and nature trails. All these things will help you have a great time and a perfect vacation with your friends and family.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

In the early summer, Skagit Valley invites everyone to visit the Tulip Festival, where millions of tulips burst into bloom. Skagit is the only county in the U.S. where the most significant number of tulip, iris, and daffodil bulbs are produced.

Tulip Festival was explicitly designed as a driving tour. You will have a great chance to visit different locations. The main tulip fields are located in the valley between La Conner and Mount Vernon. Various recreational activities are held all around Skagit Valley.

All the fields are absolutely free to visit. You will need to pay only for car parking. When you are planning your trip, don’t forget to look through the list of Tulip Festival Tours. If it is not very convenient for you to drive a car, you can also rent a bike.