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Cattle Point

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching
Description: Rocky promontory on San Juan Island that offers a dramatic view of the whales and wildlife of Puget Sound.
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Bremerton, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Cattle Point is another name for the American Camp established during the 13 year "Pig War" between England and the US. There isn't a lot preserved, but there are several buildings and the original parade ground where the US Army encamped during the dispute. Several signs and a self-guided tour.

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Washington State
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122 reviews 122 reviews
41 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Mt. Baker was spectacular the day we were there, but the whales didn't show up. It is still a gorgeous spot just to stand and decide which view is the best. Between the mountains, the water and the sky, there are many gorgeous shades of blue.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This park offers a great view of the southern part of San Juan Island. You can also get a spectacular view of Mt. Baker if the weather is cooperating.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We rented bikes from Island Bike Rental and rode out to Cattle Point. Stopped at a viewpoint and saw a pod of 8 - 10 Orcas close to shore jumping and playing. It was amazing! Beautiful ride, beautiful views.

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Allendale, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here to try to see whales but no luck. It's hit or miss. We were told the salmon that the whales like to eat are staying further north right now so the whales have not come to this area yet. We did see one seal laying on a rock along the shore. Nice trail along the waters edge and... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Another great picnic spot in an area I'm calling the picnic islands. Go to the seafood market in Friday Harbor and pick up steamed spot prawns and smoked salmon, wine and cheese from the cheese shop, then drive leisurely to Cattle Point. We hiked the short easy walk to the lighthouse that overlooks a turbulent pass between San Juan and... More

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Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

When we reached this place after a small 20 minute walk, we were left at a loss of words. There was a vast expanse of beauty and tranquility all around. I saw my wife in utter silence too, so i walked upto her and said, "You can hear nothing but your thoughts. Its so peaceful, its thought-provoking" there isn't anything... More

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South Egremont, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

All areas by the shore are gorgeous. There is a concrete structure dated 1927(?) that has a few exhibits about the importance of not throwing trash in the ocean, etc.

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Meridian, Idaho
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was pretty much a bust as there was little to see or do just an isolated point on the southern part of the island

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Cattle point is a nice walk we took one afternoon, not too challenging and it did not take very long. Pretty view.

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