Hike our trails under towering cedars and climb our Canopy Tower to get a view of Mt. Rainier. Pack a picnic and lunch in one of our cozy treehouses, or spread a blanket alongside Mac’s pond and turn your eyes to the skies for violet-green swallows in their aerial pursuits of insect prey!
IslandWood’s trail systems will be open this day only for your self-guided exploration. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic, just remember to Leave No Trace. We’ll have trail maps for you so you can find your way around. Spend the day and enjoy our woodland trails as you set your own pace for exploration, discovery and yes, even solitude in our woods.
Please check in at our Welcome Center (main building) upon arrival for a map and to talk to our friendly volunteers about what trail is best for your interests and needs.
At this very special Afternoon on the Trails we are encouraging attendees to bring in a locally-found natural object from home or yard they would like help identifying with our Ask the Naturalist Panel of experts. We want to be sensitive to Mother Earth, so please only “ground found” natural objects… do not bring in any live plants or animals. Bones, shells, cones, feathers, small stones, etc. are all excellent choices. Our Ask the Naturalist Panel will guide you through some steps so we can find the answers together. We discourage bringing back any live plant or animal, but do hope you take a picture to show us!
We work to ensure that all reasonable accommodations are in place so that everyone can fully participate and learn during their time on our campus. All indoor spaces and many of our outdoor spaces and field structures were built and are continually maintained to meet ADA code, adhering to WAC 51-50. If you have any questions, please contact our Front Desk, Monday-Friday during business hours at 206-855-4300.