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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Ranked #12 of 30 things to do in Mount Vernon
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Owner description: Spanning eight miles in length and three miles across, this estuary is located at the saltwater edge of the large delta of the Skagit River, and is noted for excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

Wonderful place to take kids to explore creatures from the sea. Lots of hands on things. A short trail leads down to the overview of the bay. Another short trail leads into the trees and tall grass for bird watchers. Plan to spend some there as there is a lot to see.

Visited May 2012
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