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Things to do near Camp Casey

This is from a sheet Camp Casey puts out – no endorsements on anything, just places to go and explore!

Clinton:

☐   Clinton is located on the south end of the island right after you get off the Mukilteo ferry.

☐   Dining choices include Cozy’s Roadhouse, Island Nosh, Dairy Queen and Hong Kong Gardens. A little up the road is award winning Pickles Deli.

☐   Grocery store is the Clinton Foodmart where you can purchase grocery items as well as gift cards and pizza.

☐   Hiking: Dorothy Cleveland Trail is nearby the Possession Beach Waterfront Park. This trail spans 3 miles roundtrip.

Langley:

www.visitlangley.com 360.221.6765

☐   Langley is a little town off the highway and located on the waterfront known for its waterfront views, charming shops and good food.

☐   Shopping includes gift shops with hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, home décor, gifts and fine art galleries. Good Cheer Thrift Store also has a location in Langley.

☐   Wine places include Langley’s 2nd st Wine Shop and Tasting Room, Ott and Murphy Wines and Spoiled Dog Winery.  The Tipsy Gourmet has wine and cheese. Whidbey Island Distillery is known for its Blackberry Liqueur and the distillery proudly uses ingredients sourced from the state of Washington.

☐   Dining options include Prima Bistro, Village Pizzeria, the Braeburn Café and Portico Latin Bistro.

☐   Coffee shops include Useless Bay Coffee Company, the South Whidbey Commons and the Sprinklz Ice Cream Parlor and Coffee Shop.

☐   Chocolate.  Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique.

☐   Grocery Store is much like an old general store; The Star Store has everything you would need for a picnic, including new clothes!

☐   The Langley Whale Center is located on Anthes Avenue, while Whale Bell Park is down the street. The public beach may be accessed near the whale center.

☐   Theatre.  The Clyde Theatre is an 80-year-old movie theatre known for its showings of both independent and critically acclaimed movies

Bayview:

☐   Easy to miss, but just off the 525 highway, bike rentals, outdoor chessboard.

☐   Most known for the Bayview Corner which includes restaurants, cafes and tasting room.

☐   Bayview Farm & Garden is an award winning garden center with the Flower House Café nestled on the grounds.

☐   Fishing is allowed at Lone Lake, which is stocked each year with Rainbow trout.

☐   Breakfast is offered at Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe

☐   At the Bayview Cash Store you can purchase everything from Asian cuisine at the Basil Café, to a pint at the Taproom.

Freeland:

☐   Located 9 miles north of the Clinton Ferry.

☐   Earth Sanctuary, a nature reserve and Buddhist retreat center has interesting walk/trail.

☐   Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill and Charmer’s Bistro are restaurants in the area. Wifire Café has sandwiches and coffee.

☐   Eateries, Freeland Café, Bubba’s Burger, China City and Rocket Taco are choices in the area.

☐   Freeland Plaza Shopping Center has a grocery store, hardware store, pharmacy and jeweler. Across the street is Mutiny Bay Antiques.

☐   Homes Harbor Golf Course, public, 18 hole.

☐   Thrift stores. Habitat for Humanity, Waif and Senior Thrift all in the area.

☐   Hiking. Double Bluff Beach has long stretch of sand and has clam digging.

Greenbank:

☐   The Greenbank Farm has an expansive area set aside for off leash dog walkers.

☐   Onsite at the farm is Whidbey Pies & Café, fresh fare and local pies and the Greenbank Cheese store. Artworks Gallery has fine art, prints and gifts.

☐   Greenbank Store& Grille features grocery store, coffee shop and restaurant/bar.  Just down the road a bit further is Meerkerk Garden, featuring 50 acres of woodland gardens and available to the public year round.

Coupeville (nearest to Casey):

☐   Known for protecting its rural charm and historic character, it is a waterfront town with buildings dating back to late 1800’s.

☐   Stroll the Coupeville Wharf, eat local Penn Cove mussels at a variety of restaurants.

☐   Sally’s Nursery and Lavender Wind offer plants and home decor.

 

☐   Boutiques, charming toy store, gift stores line the waterfront street, as well as an ice cream shop.

☐   Ebey State Park, Ebey’s Landing and Fort Casey State Park are popular hiking spots.

☐   Camp Casey Conference Center offers outdoor education classes, camps and is host to public and private events.

Oak Harbor:

☐   Whidbey Island’s largest city. Plenty of grocery stores located off the Highway. Whidbey Golf Club allows public play after 1 PM during peak season.

☐   A waterfront sidewalk/trail allows you to walk along the edge of the city out to the Marina.

☐   PBY Naval Air Museum hosts a PBY-5A Catalina seaplane and celebrates Navy history.

☐   Restaurants include Sebolt’s Restaurant & Seafood Market, Frasers Gourmet Hideaway, Rustica, China City, Sweet Rice Thai, Lotus Tea Bar, Estaban’s and many more.

☐   Pioneer Way is the old town shopping district with women’s clothing, bookstore, candy store, antique shops and an Art Gallery. Chris’s Bakery is a local bakery offering sweet treats.

☐   Whidbey Playhouse is the performing arts venue.

More Activities:

Deception Pass State Park, hiking and camping
Kayaking in Penn Cove with bird watching or on the south end:
 https://www.whidbeyislandkayaking.com/
Deception Pass Climbing Tours:  https://www.adventureterra.com/Another super cool thing in Deception Pass is the Boat tours:    http://www.deceptionpasstours.com/

Whidbey Island Information:

☐   Coupeville Chamber of Commerce 360.678.5434

☐   Freeland Chamber of Commerce 360.331.1980

☐   Langley Chamber of Commerce 360.221.6765

☐   Clinton Chamber of Commerce 360.341.3929

☐   Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce 360.675.3755

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