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Mt Erie Park

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Address: Ray Auld Drive and Heart Lake Road, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221
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on top of the world, with the ocean as your backdrop

South of the historical Anacortes downtown, the Mt. Erie Park is yet another unforgettable place on Fidalgo Island. Either of the two view points (a short hike from the car... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

South of the historical Anacortes downtown, the Mt. Erie Park is yet another unforgettable place on Fidalgo Island. Either of the two view points (a short hike from the car parking spot) give you the chance of a panoramic view of western half of the island, Campbell Lake and Puget Sound with it's many island in the area. Breathtaking!

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University Place, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mt. Erie is a city park on the south edge of Anacortes, just south of Heart Lake. Make your choice, either hike or drive to the top of the mountain. You will find 2 viewpoints on the right, near the top of the road. The first looks NW to Barrows Bay, Skyline Marina and the San Juan Islands. The view... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

A little bit of imagination to call it a mountain (1273'), but the views are certainly worth the drive through the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, with all their hiking trails. The vista is mostly to the south towards Lake Campbell, but in the evening, as the sun sets, the view over the San Juan Islands at one of the overlooks... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The best way to see this area is by airplane, but from Mount Erie is almost is specticular. You will be surprised at the amount water and islands in all directions. And, so easy in get to.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The road is not for lily livers. It is steep, beautiful, & twisty. The view is amazing, as Mt Erie can be seen all around for many miles. Trees are beginning to occlude the view, but the view is still good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The drive to the top was fun with great views of the San Juan Islands and Widbey Island. If you want a workout bike to the top and enjoy a long coast to the bottom. Worth the trip for sure, but wait for a nice day for better views.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The road was easy to access and driving was easy. There were some outlook stops with plaques and markers to indicate what we were looking at.. Views all around the park enable a good understanding of the area geography. The area would be foggy in the rain, so not recommended then

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I didn't even know this place existed so was glad to see it on the map and take our little side trip there. The views from the top were gorgeous as you could see all of the islands. I would like to go back on a sunny day so I could see the mountain ranges too.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The road is in good condition all the way to the top. However, we found that the trees were far too tall to see anything at all. My husband clambered down a bank , but it didn't look safe just to take a few pictures. Its the highest point on Fidalgo Island. The local authorities need to top a few... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Can actually drive to the top of the hill and walk around the summit for 360° viewing of the waters surrounding Anacortes. Outstanding sense of the nearby islands and passages

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