Activities

 

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Walking & Biking Excursions

Numbers refer to those on the Lopez Island Map

1. Upright Channel - (2 miles round trip). An easy 20 minute walk to the beach. Watch the ferry pass by and enjoy the 1.2 mile stretch of beach solitude between Upright Channel and Odlin Park. Take a right from Lopez farm Cottages onto Fisherman Bay Road.

Take the first left onto Military Road following it as it turns to the right at the bottom of the hill. Continue until you reach the entrance to Upright Channel Park. Follow the path into the park to reach the beach area.



2. Lopez Village - (4 miles round trip). A longer 40 minute walk into the village where you can reward yourself with some ice cream or a treat from the bakery. Weeks Point Way (road west of the Village Park) has a trail through Weeks Wetland Preserve (with viewing platform) on the left and public beach access just farther down the road on the right.

Take a right from Lopez Farm Cottages onto Fisherman Bay Road. Take the first left to Military Road. This turns into Lopez North Road, which leads you into the village. To make this a loop, you can return along Fisherman Bay Road.



*3. Hummel Lake Preserve - (5.4 miles round trip). A great spot to enjoy a picnic lunch in a relaxing lakeside setting.

Take a left from Lopez Farm Cottages onto Fisherman Bay Road. Turn left onto Cross Road, right onto Center road. The entrance is approximately 500 feet past the intersection with Hummel Lake Road.



*4. Spencer Spit Park - (8 miles round trip). Walk along this sandy, driftwood spit to the old beach cabin. View the variety of boats moored nearby.

Take a left from Lopez Farm Cottages onto Fisherman Bay Road. Turn left onto Cross Road, right onto Port Stanley Road, left onto Bakerview Road which leads into the Park.

Your return route passes by pastures of grazing sheep and cows, the historic Port Stanley Schoolhouse and peaceful Hummel Lake. From Bakerview Road turn left onto Port Stanley Road, right onto Hummel Lake Road, right onto Center Road, left onto Cross Road and right onto Fisherman Bay Road.



*5. Otis Perkins Park - (8.5 miles round trip). A simple ride that makes a stop in the village a quick side trip. The views of Fisherman Bay are reminiscent of a New England fishing village. This park offers a long stretch of beach-combing opportunity and the occasional whale sighting.

Take a left from Lopez Farm Cottages onto Fisherman Bay Road. Turn right onto Bayshore Road to Otis Perkins Park.



*6. Shark Reef Park - (16.7 miles round trip). This is a longer trip, so take a snack or picnic lunch with you.

Take a left from Lopez Farm Cottages onto Fisherman Bay Road. Turn left onto Cross Road, right onto Port Stanley Road, make a right at "T" intersection (Lopez Sound Road), left onto Center Road, right onto Dill Road, left onto Fisherman Bay Road, right onto Airport Road, left onto Shark Reef Road. From the park entrance it is a short walk through the woods to reach the water. Once you reach the water, if you follow the trail to the South, you can usually view seals sunning themselves on the rocks.

On your return trip, once you reach Fisherman Bay Road, you can follow it all the way back to Lopez Farm Cottages and enjoy riding down the hill between Dill and Bayshore Roads.


7. Iceberg Point - Park at Agate Beach Park and continue on foot up the hill past several houses. Look for the handsaw sign pointing to Iceburg Point at the telephone pole and go around the gate. Continue along this road past the second gate. Stay to the left at the "Y". Continue up the trail and through the trees. This is a 3 mile loop walk through the woods out to a wide open area with views out towards the Olympic Peninsula. In the springtime the wildflowers are fabulous here.
8. Watmough Bay - Follow Watmough Head Road until you go down a steep hill and come to the Watmough Bay sign with several large rocks at its base. Turn left down to the parking area. It is a very short walk to the beach and a unique Northwest cove.
9. Colville Point - Continue on Watmough Head Road driving past the turn to Watmough Bay another 1/2 mile to where two trees on either side of the road cross overhead. Park and enjoy the loop trail taking in beautiful long views of both the Olympics and Cascade Mountains including Mount Rainier on clear days. Maybe bring a cinnamon roll from Holly B's or lunch from Vita's Deli.

* Note: The trips marked with an * are routes detailed for biking that are kindest to the casual biker.