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Breazeale Interpretive Center

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area
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Length

1.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Rating

3.75 out of 5

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Sitting right on Padilla Bay, this family-friendly center features three short nature trails. The Upland Trail will take you through forests and meadows with views of Skagit Valley.

To stroll the Upland Trail, grab a guide from the visitor center, and then head away from the parking lot toward the barn. Stay right and you'll wind through fields what used to be Breazeale dairy farm.

The first half of the 0.8-mile trail is paved. The rest is gravel or hard ground.

A birder's paradise, the center features everything from winter eagles to flocks of shorebirds. On low-tide, you can also explore down onto the beach via a tunnel under the road, and a spiral staircase circling down from an observation deck. When the tide is high, the observation deck is still worth a visit.

The trails and parking lot are always open and free of charge, but the interpretive center facilities and exhibits are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 5:00, and closed on official State holidays.
 

Breazeale Interpretive Center

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.4837, -122.4777 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

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Guidebooks & Maps

http://www.padillabay.gov/aboutlocationhours.asp

Getting There

Take Interstate 5 north from Seattle or south from Bellingham to exit 231,near Burlington. Just west of the freeway bridge (near the State Patrol Office), take Josh Wilson Road west toward Anacortes about 6 miles. At the end of Josh Wilson, turn right onto Bay View-Edison Road. Drive north less than one mile, past Bay View State Park. The Breazeale Interpretive Center will be on your right, 1/4 mile past the State Park.

 

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