Small and quaint, Conway is the first town that northbound travelers can visit as they enter Skagit County on Interstate 5.
A bridge built in 1914 connects the small town to Fir Island, which is full of farmland and a birding paradise. Fir Island is formed by the Skagit River breaking into north and south forks before it hits saltwater.
Fir Island is a winter home to snow geese and trumpeter swans. The island’s Skagit Wildlife Area is a game reserve for duck hunters and is also enjoyed by hikers, bird watchers and photographers.
Another photo-worthy site here is the beautiful and nearly century-old Fir-Conway Lutheran Church.
Conway’s Main Street includes antique stores, a tropical fish store, the Conway Pub and Eatery and a Sons of Norway Hall. At the end of Main Street is Conway Park, which includes a baseball field next to the river and the bridge to Fir Island.
Also on Main Street is the Conway Muse, a unique retail store, auction barn, performing and visual arts center and community meeting place. Visitors are welcome to enjoy live music and dancing, or an occasional burlesque or theater show.
During berry season, local farmers set up roadside stands to show off their strawberry, blueberry and raspberry crops.