Stanwood was settled in 1866 as a trading post on the “flats” at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River. The Pearson House Museum holds many of the area’s artifacts, and coupled with the Floyd Norgaard Community Center, is a must-see stop. Many festivals and musical events are held at the "Floyd.”
Kayak Point is a county park in city limits with over 3,000 feet of shoreline. It’s a place where you can walk freely along the waves-- no shortage of sand to explore.
An Amtrak train station is less than a block's walk to unique shops. On weekends, there's live music at the Stanwood Saloon. Stanwood farms feature fresh locally grown produce seven days/week in the spring, summer and fall. The Viking Village is the site for a farmer’s market throughout the summer. The Twin City Idlers host a huge car show on the last Sunday in June. The first weekend in August is devoted to the Stanwood/Camano Fair, a country fair with all the animals and exhibits you would expect from a quality event.
Stanwood is also the gateway to beautiful Camano Island. There you will find Camano Island State Park and Washington’s newest state park, Cama Beach State Park. Four Springs House is located off Camano Hill road and is available for both indoor and outdoor events.