Plan the perfect weekend getaway to Stanwood and Camano Island

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If you have a couple of hours or a weekend to spare, hop in the car and discover Stanwood and Camano Island. Just 50 miles north of Seattle, one can enjoy small town charm and the “easy island” in the Stanwood-Camano area. With no ferries or tolls required, a weekend trip to Stanwood and Camano Island could not be easier. Heading north/south on I-5 and west off exit 212, the Stanwood-Camano community is a destination that boasts beautiful pastoral farmlands, an array of outdoor recreational activities, diverse landscapes, a robust art community, local dining, shopping and much more.  

Stanwood is nicknamed the Twin Cities for its two historic downtowns that were once independent of each other. Start your day by taking a stroll down east downtown, where you will find local restaurants, boutiques, gift shops and more. Then, make your way to west downtown for a vintage feel, with shops, salons, restaurants and a brewery, all located on our historic red brick road.  

Keep heading west on state route 532 and you will find yourself among the wineries and vintage shops of Camano Island. Experience farm-to-table dining, hike the trails at two state parks, or search for treasures at one of the many beaches. Don’t forget to stop by the Camano Commons (known as Terry’s Corner to the locals) for a yummy treat and to bring home the perfect gift. 

Beat the Heat this Summer 

The Stanwood-Camano area is surrounded by water and has an abundance of opportunities for one to enjoy various water activities including kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, crabbing, fishing and more. With multiple boat launches, including Kayak Point, Wenberg Park, Cavalero, Maple Grove, Ustalady and Camano Island State Park, your options to get out on the water are endless. 

Plan Your Next Trip to Stanwood/Camano Island  

Each year, Stanwood and Camano is host to many events, including the Great Northwest Glass Quest, the Stanwood Summer Concert Series, the Stanwood Camano Fair, the Camano Island Studio Tour, the Twin City Idlers Car Show, the Stanwood Camano Island Soap Box Derby and more.  

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