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What is Vashon Island?
Vashon Island is a peaceful community located on one of the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound Islands. Made up of two islands separated by a bridge overstretching an ithmus (a narrow piece of land connecting two larger areas across an expanse of water by which they are otherwise separated), Vashon and Maury. Most refer to the Island as simply “Vashon”, long time residents refer to it (or the two rather) as “Vashon-Maury” to encompass both islands, and Maury residents will often refer to their peace of the rock as “Maury”. The Island stretches from West Seattle to Tacoma with many activities and things to do. Access via ferry on both the North and South tips make it the destination location for families, couples and singles alike. With a population of around 10,000 residents, summer residents and additional visitors to the Island you will find a great sense of community and eclectic mix of artists, musicians, small business owners and well minded friends.
Things to do on Vashon Island
There are so many activities on Vashon Island. From visiting Point Robinson Park; enjoying one of the many natural trails like Shingle Mill, touring and tasting many of the Island’s wineries, cider, beer and spirit breweries; or sampling one of the many highly rated restaurants Vashon offers many things to do near you that will fit any lifestyle and taste.
Plan Your Visit
From the best restaurants to happenings on the Island, how to navigate the ferries and the buses and where the best hikes and beaches are.
For over 100 consecutive years Vashon Island has been home to the famous Vashon Island Strawberry Festival and this year is just as grand with hundreds of booths throughout Vashon Island’s Downtown, amazing food, grand parade, and more.
When you think of Vashon Island, do K2 Skis, Wax Orchards apple cider and Maury Island Farm jams come to mind?
If so, it’s been too long since you last hopped a ferry to the rural getaway Vashonites call the “Heart of Puget Sound” for its location midway between Seattle and Tacoma.
Get to Know Vashon
Get to know this quirky island and all the activities you can do with it’s quaint 4 way intersection that residents call “Uptown Vashon Island” and out Hardware Store that is actually a restaurant.
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Vashon Island has many great locations to lay your head for an evening or two. From the popular KVI Beach House to the Lodges that give you quick access to all that is happening in town we’re sure you’ll find the perfect place to stay while your visiting us.
When visiting Vashon-Maury Island, you’ll find many places to find what you need, and then some. From our local thrift shop Granny’s Attic to Northwest Sports for outdoor clothing and footwear. Check out our local Pharmacy while you’re here for some local Vashon shirts, mugs, hats, and various gift items.
Whether you’re finishing off a day of wine touring or enjoying a day at the beach, you’ll find that your palette will be sufficiently satisfied. From the historical Hardware Store restaurant to the prestigious Bramble House, or one of the top 100 Restaurants in America according to Open Table – May’s Kitchen and Bar Foodies and restaurant connoisseurs will find great satisfaction from the many Vashon-Maury restaurants to choose from.
Wine touring is a popular activity here on Vashon Island and with many award winning wineries to choose from including Palouse Winery just on your right as you arrive on Vashon Island, you can’t go wrong. Not to mention our famous Seattle Distilling company located here on the Island, and Dragon’s Head Cider for a light and refreshing hard cider. Be sure to visit Vashon-Maury during CiderFest this October.
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