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Mt Erie Park

Address: Ray Auld Drive and Heart Lake Road, Anacortes, WA 98221
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Anacortes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors

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Augsburg, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You can go up by car to the very top and enjoy the super-impressive views over the islands. Don't miss to watch the birds flying around there and enjoy the pure nature.

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RCGenk
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129 reviews 129 reviews
12 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We drove up to the peak of Mt. Erie during a recent business trip. Surprisingly, not the official vista but the unbeaten path gives the best views. About 100 yards down from the peak, you get to an area that has stunning views. Yes, you have to climb over some boulders and climb down to a plateau but it is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A tight road up there, windy but worth it. Plenty of places to pull over & look. Well worth the trip

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Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were short on time so didn't end up hiking, just drove our car all the way to the top. Climbed out on some rocks and saw absolutely breathtaking views! Even if you don't have a full day to spend hiking around or rock climbing, I recommend at least taking the short drive up to the top! You won't regret... More 

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Kent, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Just happened to read another review on things to see in Ancacortes and this was on top of the list. Just minutes from downtown, this is a view you don't want to miss! You can drive to the top and see a couple of different vantage points to see the San Juan Islands. Amazing!

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a drive able look out. First off, it is very close to the town of Anacortes. Also, it is all paved. Coming from Idaho, I was very surprised that this road was paved all the way to the top of the mountain. It is a short drive on single lane switchback road. When on the top, there are... More 

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Blaustein, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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