Welcome To Skagit County!

Whether you’re here for a long weekend or looking to put down roots, you’re in a special place that stretches from saltwater beaches on the Salish Sea to snow-capped Cascade peaks. And of course the Skagit River, which has defined our region for centuries, runs through it.

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Things To Do

Whale Watching

Take advantage of Anacortes’ proximity to world-class orca watching.

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Hikes

From sea-level tromps to mountain summit treks, there is a trail in Skagit County for every hiker.

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Venues

Few areas in Washington state offer the artistic and cultural diversity found in Skagit County.

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Communities

Burlington

Burlington is a mix of old and new, with its historic shopping district and more modern shopping mall and outlet shops that draw shoppers from Seattle and Vancouver, BC.

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Local History

In 1870, the first steamer reached Mount Vernon, bringing settlers; within four years, regular steamer service was available from Seattle.

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Tribes

For thousands of years aboriginal tribes have lived in the Skagit and Samish River valleys, along the coast of the Salish Sea and on its numerous islands.

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