Lopez Village, Lopez Island

Nestled beside Fisherman Bay, Lopez Village is the compact, commercial hub of the island, about 4 miles from the ferry landing, where you can easily stroll among a variety of shops and galleries, coffee shops, a bakery, and restaurants, as well as a fully-stocked grocery store, pharmacy, and organic grocery. Lopez Village Park has public restrooms, showers, and picnic tables where you can adjust to island time, relax, and enjoy a coffee and one of the residents' favorites -- a cinnamon roll from Holly B’s Bakery.

Wander a little farther south along Fisherman Bay and enjoy a few more restaurant choices with beautiful bayside views, marinas, bike and kayak rentals, and accommodations. Continue about three miles south on Fisherman Bay Road and experience the 1887-built Center Church and the pioneer Union Cemetery with vistas across rolling farmland.

If you plan to visit Lopez during the island’s quiet season, consider scheduling your trip around the Winter Village Gathering, held the Friday after Thanksgiving. You’ll find the Village transformed into a wonderland of holiday lights and decorations. Join locals to sing carols, sip hot chocolate, and nibble on cookies to welcome the spirit of the holiday season.