Take a Trip to the Emerald Island
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Orcas Island, also known as the Emerald Island, is the largest of the San Juan Islands, located in the Northwestern corner of Washington. Orcas Island is most famous for its abundant wildlife, horseshoe shape and moderate climate which attributes to its colorful moniker. Travelers can easily access the island by way of the Washington State Ferry out of Anacortes.
Orcas Island offers a wealth of activities including horseback riding, mushroom hunting, kayaking, whale and wildlife watching. The Island is home to a great number of artists and musicians. There are 2 museums as well as three historic camps open for public viewing - and is even an 18-hole golf course reminiscent of Scottish courses years ago.
Also located on Orcas Island is Moran State Park which consists of over 5,000 acres, 38 miles of foot trails, several lakes and waterfalls as well as Mount Constitution, which is the highest point in the San Juans.
For comfortable, relaxing accommodation and a true island experience stay at:
Inn at Ship Bay, Orcas Island, WA
Watch eagles swoop by your windoews from The Inn at Ship Bay. The Inn and its restaurant are located on top of a magnificent bluff overlooking the gorgeous waters of Ship Bay. Each room features cozy gas stoves as well as private patios with breathtaking ocean views. The Inn at Ship Bay is the perfect place for a comfortable and relaxing island experience.
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