Hike on top of a berm that leads into a newly restored tidal marsh on Leque Island, located between Camano Island and the City of Stanwood. Enjoy sights and sounds of hawks, ducks, and other birds, in addition to breathtaking views of the North Cascades and Olympics.
The top of the berm is a flat gravel path, 0.7 miles long, that offers views of the immediate area, and an interesting way for hikers to continue enjoying an area being restored to provide salmon habitat. There are several benches along the trail to stop and enjoy the scenery.
The site is managed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. In partnership with Ducks Unlimited, they removed a dike that surrounded the site in October of 2019 to restore the tides to the 250-acre area to benefit salmon and other species that rely upon tidal marsh habitat. Over the next several years, new salt marsh vegetation is expected to begin growing in the restoration area.