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Shop, Stroll, Sip on the Seaside

Luxury goods, craft brew, and a meditative sculpture park. It's all in a day’s work.

Kayak Point, Stanwood & Camano Island

Adjacent to Tulalip Resort Casino, you’ll find the Seattle Premium Outlets. Perfect for a morning of shopping before you set out to explore further, this international destination offers more than 100 stores in a covered, open-air setting. 

From there it’s a short drive up the coast to go hiking and stroll the beach at Kayak Kayak Point. Kayak Point is the quintessential northwest beach, offering a pier for crabbing, cliffs overhung by picturesque madrona trees, and a boat launch for kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders. 

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Finish your day exploring the Scandinavian heritage of nearby downtown Stanwood. SAAL Brewing Co. is a brewpub built in a cool old adobe firehouse. Besides having delicious craft beer on tap, they also make savory vegan appetizers, which you can take to go as you explore the coastal beaches nearby.

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End your day at the Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island. One of the few Salish Sea islands that are accessible by a bridge (as opposed to ferry), the views from Camano are truly stunning, with panoramic beaches that face Snohomish County, the Cascade foothills beyond, and the white muscular mountains that we’re known for. 

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As the sun sets on your Salish Sea journey, you’ve seen a lot of the saltwater splendor that Seattle NorthCountry has to offer. You hit many of the highlights along the way, but there’s still plenty more waiting to be discovered. So much in fact, that a return visit just might be necessary. And while you’ve covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time, from the terminus of Camano Island you’re only 45 minutes from where the journey began at Paine Field.

See the coastal communities right! Visit Seattle NorthCountry this spring to dip your toes in the salt water and experience the best of the maritime in the Pacific Northwest.

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