Island Wandering: Light House Point Trail

For many years I lived on an island, and I still miss it, even 13 years later. Now then…this isn’t a warm island I left behind, rather a wind-swept, cold island, up North. My kind of island. Especially for island wandering.

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Last weekend we happened to be up in the islands, and I took the boys on a hike to Light House Point Trail at Deception Pass Park. The trail is on the Fidalgo Island side of the park, out of Bowman Bay.

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Bowman Boy is a sheltered area with a long dock for fishing, as well as a floating dock to hook up to.

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From the parking area, you head to the left, on a broad path, that follows above the shoreline. The shoreline is rocky and drops off fast. The trail comes to a headland, where the trail takes off up the hill sharply. It is a short trail up and over the rock face, and then it drops down to a cove, where it is sandy. The difference between high and low tide is well-marked.

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This stretch of sand separates Lottie Bay and Bowman Bay, and is a narrow strip of land.

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Lottie Bay also has a sandy stretch of beach. In summer it is quite nice.

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Alistaire and Walker on the trail between the two bays, with a brackish lake behind them.

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The brackish lake with Lottie Bay behind it.

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Following the Light House Point Trail, it heads towards Deception Pass, with great views of the double span bridge in the distance.

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The trail does a loop at the end with even better views – but it isn’t a trail to let children run free on. Keep a tight eye – and hand – on them. There are drop offs. It is though a wonderful place to explore, and there are many more trails in the area. A full day of hiking is easy to accomplish!

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