Trail Tales leads us on a journey to discover Fidalgo Bay’s natural beauty, diverse ecology, and history while calling us to restore and protect it for future generations.

In June of 2015, we added new Discovery Points. Now Trail Tales covers the Guemes Channel to the trestle across Fidalgo Bay. Click here to see the newest additions.

Our shoreline interpretive program offers recreational and educational opportunities for the local community and visitors to the area in partnership with Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), Anacortes Parks & Recreation, Anacortes Museum, Port of Anacortes, and Samish Indian Nation.  Trail Tales has trained volunteer docents who develop and lead interpretive programs during the spring and summer on various subjects.

Our goals are to increase public awareness and participation in Ecology’s Anacortes Baywide Cleanup Project, as well as to protect the health of the Salish Sea starting right here in Skagit County. With help from local donors, the Friend of Skagit Beaches has installed 15 interpretive signs organized into “Discovery Points" described below.

Information on this Trail Tales website was prepared under funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Public Participation Grant Program. While the information was reviewed for grant consistency and accuracy of project references, this does not necessarily constitute endorsement by the Department.

Learn more about Ecology’s Anacortes Baywide Cleanup

Photo credits: Anacortes History Museum, Washington state Dept. of Ecology, Samish Indian Nation and others, as noted. Illustrations by Linda Feltner.