Moran State Park
Yeah, this is a must see. Moran State Park is the gem of Orcas Island. Hiking & bike trails, horseback riding, waterfalls, two lakes...and Mt. Constitution- the highest peak in the San Juan Islands. Drive up and admire the view then take a walk around Cascade lake. Swim in the summer. Play area…
Rent a paddle boat. Hike the trails. Gander from the tower and view point. Ride a mountain bike. Camp.
Drive to the top of Mt Constitution for fantastic views. Great hikes including an easy one around Cascade Lake.
Hike more than 38 miles of trails at Moran State Park or Turtleback Mountain. Here is a map of the immediate area, and you’ll see you can hike into Moran State park right from my front door.
Great park. Boat rentals in the summer, hiking and day use, beach access year 'round. Several lakes for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and swimming. No gas boat motors allowed on the lakes.
“Historic restaurant in the mansion with an elegant fireplace in the bar. Try the forager pizza. The Cascade Grille outdoors by the marina is a place to soak up some sun and have a cold brew.”
“No frills cafe popular with locals. Decent coffee, bites, plenty of tables and Wifi. ”
“If you like craft beer, check out Island Hoppin’ Brewery where you can play board games, eat peanuts and mingle with locals.”
“They have it all here for breakfast and lunch Tuesday thru Saturday. Everything is done to perfection - a treat! Try one of their pizzas! Check out their deli for best bread and baked goods. Looking for a good bottle of wine to impress a special someone? You'll find it here. ”
“Great food. In the summer, sit outside. Dungeness Crab Enchiladas are amazing. Eshites (roasted corn) also worth it. Make reservations before you set out for Orcas. They fill up weeks in advance”