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Nature & Wildlife

Bald Eagle and Western Gull by Jeff Friedman, Maya's Legacy
Experience

Where to Find Wildlife in the Winter

Winter's for the birds! Some bird species only call the San Juans home in the colder months. See where you can find them. 

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The Art of Painting Lavender

Artist Teresa Smith writes about painting lavender at the San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

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5 Reasons to Visit the San Juans Year-Round

From Savor the San Juans farm tours in the fall, to small-town holiday traditions and romantic getaways in the winter, this post lets you in on all the special events, happening all year 'round in the San Juan Islands.

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Springtime in the San Juans

Guest blogger Lisette Wolter-McKinley explores family-friendly springtime activities on San Juan Island.

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The Foxes of American Camp

The adorable red, black and silver foxes of American Camp are fun to watch, and wildlife photographer Monika Wieland Shields offers ways to observe them while keeping a safe distance.

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A Mini-Vacation in a Neighboring Nation

Hop aboard a ferry between Sydney, B.C. and Friday Harbor for a friendly visit to our north-of-the-border neighbors.

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Experience

Reconnect with Nature on Orcas Island

Hiking to a waterfall or taking a refreshing dip in a mountain lake helps you to reconnect with nature on Orcas Island.

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San Juan Islands Beach
Experience

Slow Down to Island Time

Slow down to Island Time when you visit Lopez, Orcas or San Juan Islands.

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Experience

No Age Limit on Fun

One long-time Orcas resident shares her best tips for 3-generation family vacations.

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Boating in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Photography by John Sinclair
Experience

Multi-Generation Destination

When you get families together, inevitably, everyone has a different idea of fun. If you get everyone together in the San Juans, you'll find something to keep everyone busy and happy - and enjoy together.

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