Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Whistle Lake Fitness Hike

For those who want to cover ground at a fast pace!

Distance: 8 Miles

We will cover some ground exploring the Whistle Lake forest lands on this fitness journey. Along the way we will enjoy a great view of Whistle Lake from the south, pass by Toot swamp, and summit Sugar Cube. Make sure to dress in layers and bring water.

Meet at Whistle Lake parking lot.



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Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Sugarloaf Mountain Old Growth Extra Gentle Hike

Tucked into the bottom of Sugarloaf lies a sweet trail through ancient trees.

Meet at the base of Mount Erie on Ray Auld Drive. 

Directions to the base of Mount Erie
From Commercial Ave in Anacortes -  Head west on 32nd St.  Turn left on H Ave.  H Ave eventually turns into Heart Lake Rd.  Continue south on Heart Lake Rd approximately 1.6 miles.  Ray Auld Drive will be on your left.  Park anywhere along Ray Auld Drive near the trailhead kiosk.

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Sugarloaf Mountain for all ages

Experience the golden glow of Sugarloaf Mountain in October. We will hike from the dark woods at the base to the stunning summit view, enjoying every stretch in between. 

Meet at the trailhead on Ray Auld Drive at the bottom of Mount Erie just off of Heart Lake Road. 

Directions to the base of Mount Erie
From Commercial Ave in Anacortes -  Head west on 32nd St.  Turn left on H Ave.  H Ave eventually turns into Heart Lake Rd.  Continue south on Heart Lake Rd approximately 1.6 miles.  Ray Auld Drive will be on your left.  Park anywhere along Ray Auld Drive near the trailhead kiosk.

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Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Big Beaver Pond Loop for adults

This gentle, just over one mile hike will lead us past three distinct wetlands and through two watersheds. You will come to know the qualities of a marsh, swamp, bog, and fen. We will explore the role of our resident beaver families in creating and sustaining this rich habitat within the ACFL. Enjoy this excellent birding opportunity.

Meet at the end of 32nd St West off of D Ave. 

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Northwest Heart Lake Hike for adults

We will explore a maze of trails in the Ace of Hearts Creek terrain. There will be some gentle hills on this just over 1 mile hike. 

Meet at the Heart lake Parking Lot

Directions to Heart Lake parking lot
From Commercial Avenue in Anacortes - Head west on 32nd St.  Turn left on H Ave.  H Ave eventually turns into Heart Lake Rd.  Continue south on Heart Lake Rd approximately 1 mile.  The Heart Lake parking lot will be on your right.  Park near the trailhead kiosk.

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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Erie View Trail Hike for all ages

This is a trail of wonders, twisting and turning through prime wetland wildlife corridor all the way to a hidden meadow. Our most recent forest acquisition of 40 contiguous acres is in this area. The views of Lake Erie and Mount Erie are a rare treat. This hike is approximately 2.8 miles.

Meet at the base of Mount Erie on Ray Auld Drive. 

Directions to the base of Mount Erie
From Commercial Ave in Anacortes -  Head west on 32nd St.  Turn left on H Ave.  H Ave eventually turns into Heart Lake Rd.  Continue south on Heart Lake Rd approximately 1.6 miles.  Ray Auld Drive will be on your left.  Park anywhere along Ray Auld Drive near the trailhead kiosk.

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Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Mitten Pond Loop Hike for all ages

Summer isn’t over yet! The cool smell of water floats up the path as we near Mitten Pond. Whirligig beetles spin shining patterns in the glowing green duckweed. Dragonflies drift and zoom around us. Enjoy this wide path 2.4mile hike through the best of beaver pond territory.

Meet at the ACFL kiosk on A Ave. and 37th.

Directions to Old City Dump  (Little Cranberry corridor)
From Commercial Avenue in Anacortes -  Head west on 32nd St.  Take a left on D Ave, which turns into A avenue and later Havekost road.  The old city dump parking area and kiosk will be on your right at 37th and A Ave.

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Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Northwest Whistle Lake Hike for adults

This route is a regular favorite, providing spectacular views and deep woods feel with just the right amount of physical challenge. (Just over 2 miles)

Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot.

Driving Directions to Whistle Lake
Coming into Anacortes from Highway 20 - Head west on WA Route 20 and continue on Route 20 Spur W. Turn left onto Commercial Avenue at a traffic circle, go past The Store Grocery until Commercial comes to a T, turn left at Fidalgo Ave.  Follow Fidalgo Ave. and take a left in front of St. Mary’s church, curve right on Hillcrest Dr. follow Hillcrest by Grandview Cemetery, turn right onto Whistle Lake Rd, go past Dow lane, road curves left and goes down a hill, then curves right and becomes gravel, go right at next turn and follow road to parking lot. You will see signs to Whistle Lake.    

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Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

Session 2 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Aug
9
9:00 AM09:00

Session 2 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

Session 2 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Aug
8
9:00 AM09:00

Session 2 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Aug
7
1:00 PM13:00

Session 2 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

Session 2 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Jul
26
1:00 PM13:00

Session 1 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

Session 1 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Jul
25
1:00 PM13:00

Session 1 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Session 1 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Jul
24
1:00 PM13:00

Session 1 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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Jul
24
9:00 AM09:00

Session 1 Forest Discovery Day Camp - Full

The “Forest Discovery Program” is an activity oriented summer day camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 12.  Each day we explore a different area of our Community Forest Lands.  As we hike, play games, make nature journals and experiment, we learn about wild animals, native plants and different habitats.

Forest Discovery will meet at a different trailhead each day.  More detailed instructions, maps & directions will be sent to you prior to your session.  The trails are all within the Anacortes City limits.

Please contact us to be added to our waiting list.

Registration Form and Details 

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