Fall weekend at Deception Pass State Park. There’s a reason this is one of the most popular parks in the state. Actually, there are many reasons. Among them: fishing opportunities, freshwater and saltwater; beachwalking, breathtaking views; water adventures, trail walking, camping … almost any Northwest adventure you can imagine! Grab your Discover Pass and head […]
There was a lot of activity at Deception Pass State Park today, as one would expect on a sunny Sunday in October. Among those enjoying the park’s assets was Patrick, a Bellingham resident who traveled to Whidbey for an adventure in his kevlar canoe. Cranberry Lake.
I love this area of Deceeption Pass State Park. There is a winding paved pathway (ADA standards) between Cranberry Lake and the dunes area of West Beach. Trees and vegetation give the trail a tunnel effect. There is an eagle’s nest in the neighborhood and although I’ve never seen one, there is evidence of a […]
A repair and resurfacing project is under way in the dunes area of Deception Pass State Park near Cranberry Lake. The ADA trail was no longer accessible to wheelchairs, with tree roots pushing up through the asphalt. During the closure, old asphalt will be removed, with new gravel placed and fresh paving installed. A wonderful […]
I encountered this kayaker at Cranberry Lake this morning. I asked him if I could take his photo, and he said yes. He then identified himself as John O’Connell, a retired teacher in Washington State, now on his way to teach in Kasakhstan (central Asia, formerly a Soviet republic). Too early to retire, he said. […]
I always enjoy a visit to Deception Pass State Park, but my Monday morning journey was extraordinary in terms of birds. There were Canada geese and mallards at Cranberry Lake; bald eagles perched in a treetop between lake and surf. There were sparrows, crows and of course, seagulls and cormorants. There was a hawk flying […]