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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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Blaustein, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The view especially toward the south (Whidbey Island) is stunning. We came up to see the sun set, but that was not quite so easy - lots of trees block the view, and we had to scramble a bit over rocks to get to an advantageous spot. Saw the moon rise (full harvest moon, very pretty), but again had to... More

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Ashland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You can drive completely to the summit. After all the hiking we did we decided to drive. We did notice a trail it you wanted to hike. The roads up are a little steep not horrible though. I guess people also rock climb here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Majestic views from the top. Steep grade with switchback turns, but thankfully, you can drive up to the viewpoint. Very close to town; well worth the drive.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The parks in all of Anacordes are outstanding. The roads are very safe driving up. The foliage is extraordinary. The large trees are amazing. The view from the top is God's gift to us all. Enjoy!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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