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Activities

Dec 13, 2012
Coupeville’s Concerts on the Cove sponsors a series of outdoor concerts throughout the spring, summer and fall, which feature a variety of music styles and a wide range of musicians and bands. 360-678-5434 The Pacific Northwest Art School, a private, non profit visual arts education center, with an established national and international reputation, offers workshops in the visual arts for aspiring artists or just for fun. 360-678-3396 Performing artists are welcomed at the Penn Cove Mussel Festival and Penn Cove Water Festival. Artists and patrons of art are welcome to the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. Greenbank Farm hosts a…

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Itineraries

Dec 13, 2012
EXPLORE SCENIC CENTRAL WHIDBEY ITINERARIES – Here are some ideas to help you when planning your trip toCoupeville and Central Whidbey Island. The Ferries from Port Townsend to the Coupeville Terminal at Keystone on Whidbey Island provides access from the Olympic Peninsula.  Reservations are required on this route so please check their schedules. From the North drivers take the Deception Pass Bridge from Fidalgo Island onto Whidbey Island.  Directions are posted from Interstate 5 to Whidbey Island and the Ferries. From the Seattle/Tacoma take the Mukilteo to Clinton Ferry.  They run every 30 minutes and do not require a reservation…
Coupeville is one of Washington's oldest towns and the seat of Island County. Situated on Whidbey Island, at Penn Cove, the town was once the site of three permanent Lower Skagit tribal villages. British Captain George Vancouver (1757-1798) made journal entries of his visit to the island in the summer of 1792. He named it in honor of Joseph Whidbey (1755-1833), master of the HMS Discovery, and Penn Cove in remembrance of a friend. The native word for the island was Tscha-kole-chy. Vancouver met a small number of Skagit Indians and wrote that their tribes had once flourished but had…
Historical Landmarks
Coupeville and Central Whidbey has an abundance of Historic Landmarks, all protected for generations to come.  Admiralty Head Lighthouse:  http://admiraltyhead.wsu.edu.  Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville.  Built in 1861 and rebuilt in 1903, the lighthouse guided tall ships toward the Whidbey Island shore where they could fill their sails with wind. It was the last brick lighthouse designed by renowned German architect Carl Leick - its walls 18 inches thick to withstand the earthquakes that shake western Washington. Admiralty Head's Fresnel lens was extinguished in 1922, but the lighthouse today welcomes visitors, weddings and tour parties with the help of dedicated…

Indoor Activities

Mar 21, 2013
Coupeville and Central Whidbey have a great selection of indoor activities to keep you busy during your stay. ART GALLERIES & ARTISTS STUDIOS: Local artists get their inspiration from the natural scenic beauty and historic buildings that surround you in Coupeville and Central Whidbey. GREENBANK FARM:: S. on highway 20 from Coupeville or North on 525 from Freeland. The Farm is home to three fab­u­lous art gal­leries, each filled with pieces that are pro­duced by local and regional artists. Visit our Art Gal­leries page on our website to get an overview of what our gal­leries have to offer: Raven Rocks…
Outdoor Activities
Coupeville and the Central Whidbey area are known for being an outdoor recreation destination. Biking, Bird Watching, Clamming, Crabbing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Paragliding, Walking Trails, Whale Watching, and more, it’s all here! The Cascade Loop--Best Road Trip Vacation in Washington State: Washington State's Best Vacation-The Cascade Loop Scenic Highway! Beginning just 28 miles north of Seattle, circle through the Cascades mountains, along the semi-arid Columbia River Valley, past glacier-fed Lake Chelan, through the wildlife-filled Methow Valley and North Cascades National Park, and into the Puget Sound. We are a path into nature, a road through friendly towns, and a rest…

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