5 best local activities before dinner at the Oyster Bar

Go local with our tips for interesting things to do on Chuckanut Drive in spring.

Get finger puppets on South Fork Farms

South Fork Farms in Mount Vernon attracts visitors with different activities related to interacting with alpacas.

Looking for original souvenirs from one of the memorable stops on Chuckanut Drive? Buy miniature finger puppets from alpaca wool for only 3 $ apiece.

You can also find other wonderful mood boosters like felted soap or mini alpaca (8.5 $ apiece).

Monday-Saturday, 11 am-4 pm. Closed Sundays. Open also by appointment.

Try a homemade ice-cream from Snow goose produce

Made with natural ingredients, a massive ice cream cone has become one of the most important local culinary attractions of Mount Vernon’s local market.

The creamy component of the dessert is made with natural ingredients from Lopez Island Creamery and waffle cones are handmade by Snow goose produce, a family-run market.

48 flavors are available!

Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn about tulip farming in Skagit County Historical Museum

Reopened after a long break caused by the COVID restrictions, the museum has invited visitors to the exhibition Art of Jesus Guillen Exhibit.

In his paintings, drawings, and sculptures, the artist and seasonal farmworker captured daily life on American tulip plantations in the middle of the 20th century.

Small groups only up to 6 people.

Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. until May 3, 2021.

Discover wood carving art in Smith & Vallee Gallery

With her wooden art projects (March, 5-28), Marceil DeLacy from Seattle aims to ‘give voice to nature’.

Thought-provoking asymmetrical compositions in natural wooden colors reflect different environmental concerns.

Simplicity is the main feature of Marceil’s works who never color the compositions.

Smith & Vallee Gallery is a great destination for art lovers all year round due to their regular indoor and outdoor exhibitions.

Friday – Sunday 1- a.m. – 5 p.m.

Enjoy sunset views from Oyster Dome

Oyster Dome hike with its gorgeous views is a not-to-be-missed thing to do on Chuckanut Drive. It’s better to start early as the trail gets busy later especially during weekends. You can park at Samish Overlook.

Popular both with experienced hikers and beginners, the challenging 13-kilometer walk excites everyone.

Complete your eventful day on the terrace of the Oyster Bar. Call and make a reservation 360-223-5811.