Pick your pleasure on Orcas Island. It’s a magical mix of arts and culture, lush forests, placid lakes and endless outdoor possibilities. The charming village of Eastsound, and the smaller hamlets of Olga, Doe Bay, Rosario, Deer Harbor, West Sound and Orcas Village dot the island as centers of culture, art and cuisine. Relax and enjoy the island’s quality sampling of restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and museums.
Hop aboard a whale-watching and wildlife tour or rent a kayak and see the island by paddling along its shorelines. Hike the rugged old growth trails of the 5,200-acre Moran State Park to see the expansive marine vistas from the summit of Mount Constitution. On your way, watch for soaring bald eagles, wild deer, fox, rabbits or more than 250 species of birds that can be seen here throughout the year. Taking in the sunset over the Salish Sea, with fog clinging to the island's forests, can truly be a spiritual experience.
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