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Day Trip: Escape to Jetty Island near Everett

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Set sail on a free ferry boat. Spend the day on a wide sandy beach. Build sandcastles. Unplug. Have fun.   If the ferry lines to nearby escapes like the San Juan Islands have you staying close to home on perfect summer days, there’s a little escape you need to know about. It’s called Jetty Island and […]

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GO: Spencer Island Refuge in Everett

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Looking for an easy day trip from Seattle that’ll get you up close and personal with wildlife? Go north, to Spencer Island. Whatever the weather, this short hike combines nature with fun. The Snohomish River near Everett splits here and braids there, creating a tangled estuary. Over time, the brackish waters have been diked and […]

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GO: Picnic Point Park, a Scenic Beach Escape on Puget Sound

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The waterfront retreat known as Picnic Point Park is aptly-named; come on a sunny day or a clear evening near sunset and you’re going to spot plenty of couples on blankets with picnic baskets. It’s just a perfect spot for a romantic rendezvous. And at low tide, it’s the perfect spot for beach-combing. Set on the […]

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