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Whidbey Scenic Isle Way is home to the first scenic byway in the country set entirely on an island. The byway offers some of the most picturesque views of the Pacific Northwest.  Although just 30 miles north of Seattle, it feels like a world away. Wildlife thrive, such as migrating birds and whales, enjoying the mild, maritime climate.

Whidbey Island is the largest island in Puget Sound. Once you arrive by Deception Pass Bridge or ferry, you’ll notice everything moves at a slower pace. The landscapes are a combination of open prairie, wetlands, farmlands, and lush upland forests. Adventures range from wild and rustic to spiritually healing and transformational. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains and the shimmering Salish Sea, the viewshed will not disappoint. Meander along the streets of the historic seaside towns, where shops, art galleries and cafes exist to be explored.

Whidbey Scenic Isle Way is part of the larger 450-mile Cascade Loop National Scenic Byway. Explore the many points of interest at  Festivals year-round range from the Holland Happening and the Wag N’ Walk, to the Musselfest and the Chili & Chowder Cook-Off.  Learn about all festivals and weekly events at


Learn and experience more about Whidbey Scenic Isle Way –


Download the official map here:



24 Trails Off The Beaten Path, also available free in printed guide form at island visitor centers


Outdoor art and new first-of-its-kind VR exhibition



“2 Minute Trailers” to some of the trails on our YouTube channel:


Hammons Family Farm Preserve


Camano Ridge Forest Reserve


Wilbert Trail


Dorothy Cleveland Trail


Cranberry Lake Trail


Beach View Farm Trail