"Vashon Island" Vashon Island by trvlrtom
Vashon Island Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 73 photos
Vashon Island is a pleasant getaway in the Seattle area. Accessible only by boat or ferry, it maintains a rather low-key pace of life. There are miles of pine tree edged roads that make bicycling a popular activity. The tourist economy is fairly well developed, but on a small scale; you won't find motels and typical chain establishments, but several B & Bs and a youth hostel. So far suburban development has been kept at bay, so the rural feel of the island hasn't changed. There are good views of Mt. Rainer from several spots on the southern and eastern sides.
The island is about 13 miles long by 8 miles at the widest point.
There are three ferry boats to the island that take cars, along with a passenger only ferry from downtown Seattle on weekdays. All have views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains.
The area is home to many artists, including painters, potters, jewelers, artists, musicians, writers and organic farmers. The first 2 weekends in May and December are the Potters' and Artists' tours. In July there is a lavender festival and a strawberry festival.
During one visit in April, we took a day trip over to Whidbey Island and the tulip area around nearby La Conner. The weather looked a little precarious, but it made for a nice photo.
Almost all of Vashon Island's businesses and restaurants are located in the town of Vashon. One exception is the Back... more travel advice
At the southern end of the island is the crossroads village of Burton. There is not much here: a few shops, a good... more travel advice
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