The diverse and plentiful wildlife is the reason Padilla Bay is one of only 27 National Estuarine Research Reserves in the United States. From Salmon runs to Great Blue Heron Nests, and including swans, snow geese, and dabbling ducks, interest in preservation of this fertile habitat is keenly shared by residents and scientists.
. The La Conner Institute of Performing Arts and McIntrye Hall, Mount Vernon, attract local and national talent, the community-supported Lincoln Theater opened its doors in 1926, and the Conway Muse is “a unique, one of a kind eclectic retail store, auction barn, performing & visual arts center, and meeting place.”
For more information about the Skagit Valley’s variety of adventures and opportunities visit:Skagit Valley Tourism, www.visitskagitvalley.com