Fishermans Bay Spit Preserve
Fisherman Bay Preserve is a 29-acre property that includes open meadows, woodlands, wetlands, and approximately 1 mile of shoreline. A sandy spit marks the entrance to Fisherman Bay and is a beautiful place for a picnic.
On the way to the preserve, you'll pass Otis Perkins Day Park. Stop here for even more shoreline and beach to explore. As you follow the signs to the preserve, you'll drive through a residential neighborhood. Upon reaching the small parking lot for the preserve, you'll find an outhouse and educational panels.
The preserve offers about a mile of trails with only 20 feet of elevation gain. Pass through an old orchard, stone ruins of a Lopez homestead, and through meadows of wildflowers. Enjoy views of Orcas Island's Turtleback Mountain rising behind Shaw Island and wave to passing boats headed to Lopez Village.
Take Ferry Road heading south.
At 2.2 miles, the road name changes to Fisherman Bay Road.
Continue past Lopez Village and along Fisherman Bay, turning right onto Bayshore Road at 6.1 miles.
Turn left onto Peninsula Road at 7.55 miles.
Continue straight at the county road end sign at 8.15 miles, and turn right into the preserve at 8.3 miles.
The road ends at the parking area, 8.45 miles from the start.