Spend Black Friday with friends and family exploring our beautiful forest. IslandWood’s trail systems will be open this day only for your self-guided exploration. Hike leisurely down the Spine Trail and traverse the ravine on a suspension bridge. Climb our Canopy Tower to get a birds-eye view of the land – we’ll have friendly docents to guide you at this structure. Meander through hemlock and red-cedar woods and make your way towards Mac’s Pond to scout for ospreys and eagles. Head up the Cemetery Trail and peek in the Mill Worker’s Cabin or head south to explore the more elusive “Lower Loop Trail” full of mossy wonders, maidenhair ferns, and hooty owls. Heading back to campus, take the Spine Trail north and weave around the cattail marsh, stopping at the Bird Blind to observe waterfowl and other wildlife. Both treehouses will be open for your visit, too!
We’ll have maps for you so you can find your way around and will be happy to suggest a route that is suitable for your family and abilities. You never know what you’ll find walking along the path with you…
If you’ve come before, we welcome you back again. There is always something new to see every season!
- All ages welcome!
- Bring a picnic, pack it in – pack it out. Leave No Trace.
- Please no dogs unless they are a service animal, thank you.
- Most of our trails accomodate strollers and wheelchairs, for more information please ask our Greeters for the best routes to accomodate your party size and abilities upon arrival.
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 us at 206.855.4300.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Christina Doherty at [email protected] or 206.855.4384.