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Mt Erie Park

Ray Auld Drive and Heart Lake Road, Anacortes, WA 98221
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Anacortes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We hiked up Mt Erie a couple of times during our stay in Anacortes. The views did not disappoint. One time, we just sat and watched the fog roll in, which was an awesome sight to see. We also drove up for sunset once, and those views were splendid. I love looking at all the little islands and lakes surrounding... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise. After an easy uphill drive we found ourselves at the highest point on the island. The views in every direction were extraordinary. And despite being in the middle of the tourist season, we only encountered 6 other travelers at the lookout points.

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California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Panoramic view of the San Juan Islands. Beautiful sunset colors. Tip: Be sure to stop at the tiny parking lot on your right as you are near the end of the road on your way up. That is where you get to see the sunset directly. Also, walk back a little after you park at the end of the road.... More

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San Diego, CA
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Drive to the top and get out to see different viewpoints as you head back down. The view were fantastic except occasionally a tree will block the view. Overall, mt Erie is a good option if you have 1.5 to kill. Go closer to sunset. I liked that there was not a fee.

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We hiked up, but you can also drive up, to see the gorgeous panoramic views. Great picture taking opportunity here!

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Fremont, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A steep drive up but worth it. You can see all around. Anacortes, Campbell Lake, the sound. And there are nice trails to several lakes that you can do. A great way to get oriented to the area if this is a first visit.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were looking for a short hike around Anacortes and went for Mt. Erie. You have to go through several connecting trails which can definitely get confusing without a map. Purchase one at locations around town (or take a picture of the map at the trail head with your phone). The trails were pretty steep off and on as well... More

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Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The panoramic view from the top of Mount Erie is worth the steep, short drive up. The small park is well maintained except for the road.

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SEQUIM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The views from the top of this Park are fantastic. You can see the various islands surrounding Fidalgo Island. Also plan to visit Cap Sante in Anacortes for more water level views. The City of Anacortes owns the Park and enables the visitor to see views which are absolutely beautiful

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The road is not totally well maintained and although passable I wouldn't recommend large vehicles as it could get tricky.

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