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About Camano Island
If you are looking for an easy and relaxing island day trip, Camano Island is an excellent choice! Known fondly as “paradise” by the locals, Camano Island offers a laid-back blend of nature, art, outdoor activities and local food and drink. No ferry lines to worry about … you get to Camano Island by driving across a bridge from neighboring Stanwood (about an hour north of Seattle). Once on the island, you’ll feel the stress slipping away as you begin your adventure on “island time.”
Though the island is not overly touristy, there are a few spots you won’t want to miss. Camano Commons at the north end of the island is the main hub for restaurants and shops. Home to Camano Island Coffee Roasters (tours available) and Marketplace with a great gift shop, ice cream and amazing French bakery, the commons is gathering space for locals and tourists alike. Sip on local brews, enjoy the outdoor courtyard and patio, and for a day of wellness, check out Movement Arts yoga studio and Camano Island Day Spa. Note: It’s best to book your spa day in advance!
A few miles down the road you’ll find Camano Plaza with the island’s main grocery store, a hardware store, and the Visitor’s Center. Stop in for a map of the island and find out which activities you’ll want to check out.
There are two state parks (Camano Island State Park and Cama Beach State Park) which offer excellent beaches, hiking trails, camping, water access and great memories for the whole family. You’ll also find several art galleries (hours vary) and artist studios dotted throughout the island. The annual Camano Island Studio Tour in May is a great opportunity to see multiple artist studios in one visit.
Looking for a more adventurous trip? Try zip-lining at CanopyTours NW or axe-throwing at Arrowhead Axe. Whatever you day entails, be sure to keep you eyes open for eagles flying overhead and the beautiful Puget Sound vistas.