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Seattle Backcountry | Snohomish County, WA

Seattle Backcountry begins 12 miles north of Seattle, a little under 100 miles south of Vancouver, and a short ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands or Olympic Peninsula in Snohomish County and is ideally situated for exploring the entire Pacific Northwest.

Coastal Communities

Snohomish County, Washington offers hundreds of miles of Salish Sea waterfront to explore.  Its picturesque coastal communities are why many seasoned travelers and local residents flock to the area. Just a few miles north of Seattle, lies Edmonds a small walkable waterfront town on the Salish Sea. Home to art galleries, year-round whale watching tours, performing arts, sandy beaches, festivals and a great selection of restaurants.

Mukilteo is known for its historic Lighthouse that offers docent lead tours and for its restaurant selection with water views (Ivar’s and Arnie's restaurants are both NW institutions). Mukilteo is perfect home base when visiting the numerous aviation experiences at Paine Field (Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, The Historic Flight Foundation and The Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum).

Discover Everett, a coastal town spread along the Salish Sea. It’s home to the world’s largest building by volume Boeing’s 747,767, 777, & 787 factory (easily visited on the Boeing Factory tour located at the Future of Flight Aviation Center). It’s also home to a trending pop culture toymaker (Funko) who in August 2017 opened a new visitor center.  Several hotels have recently opened in Everett offering water views and high walkability scores for those seeking restaurants, coffee shops and art museums. Everett’s many breweries, distilleries and restaurants welcome all who seek an urban vibe with Salish Sea views.

Port Susan is the local name of the coastline heading north of Everett and continuing 25 miles to the city of Stanwood and Camano Island. This area offers pristine wildlife viewing, opportunity to rent a crab boat and catch your dinner, visit a glass blowing studio or stop by an organic farm. Bird watcher’s flock to Port Susan to add to their resume of migratory and unique waterfowl. Immerse yourself the ancient history and cultural of the region at The Tulalip Tribes’s Hibulb Cultural Center. The Tulalip Resort and Casino is the perfect 4 Diamond property to unwind at and enjoy the spa and the seven restaurants on property and in the evening, try your luck at the Casino or the 160-store Seattle Premium Outlets next door.

Snohomish County is Seattle’s Backcountry, located just 15 miles from downtown.
 

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Mukilteo Lighthouse Park

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Park was constructed in the 1950s on a filled tideland and has provided continuous...

Edmonds Marsh

Habitat: City-owned marine/estuarine, freshwater wetlands, 23 acres of saltwater marsh. Birding: More than...

Tulalip Amphitheatre

July-Sept , Doors open at 6, show at 7pm. Variety of shows and music. Tickets can be purchased in person...

Jetty Island

Jetty Island is 2-mile-long by half-mile-wide man-made island that lies just off the Everett waterfront. This...

Edmonds Underwater Park

Edmonds Underwater Park was developed by a group of volunteers over the past two decades. The 27-acre...