As Free as a Bird

As Free as a Bird

East Skagit Scenic Drive Boasts Soaring Eagles and Tempting Food & Drink

When you head east down Hwy 20 from Sedro-Woolley to Marblemount, you'll find plenty of reasons to pull over!

You'll feel right at home at Eagle Haven Winery in Sedro-Woolley. Their cozy, welcoming winery pavilion offers artisan red, white and fruit wines. Enjoy a glass while you stroll through the pretty wine garden, vineyard and orchard. Be sure to take a special bottle (or two) home with you!

When this family-owned brewery says they are local, they mean it! Birdsview Brewing Company in Concrete only uses ingredients grown right here in Washington. Enjoy one of their delicious handcrafted beers with a tasty bite like their Ham and Swiss Pretzel Sandwich.

5b's Bakery in Concrete is proud to be gluten-free and offer scrumptious, freshly made pastries and lunch items. Stop by in the morning for their signature Griddle Cakes and at lunch for a SIX-cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center  Rockport

If you find yourself on the North Cascades Scenic Hwy on the weekend, be sure to visit the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center in Rockport. This eagle viewing site is inside Howard Miller Steelhead Park. Get your camera ready when you go on a guided nature walk as you behold the majestic bald eagles!

Visitors can tour the Marblemount Fish Hatchery in Marblemount by picking up a Self-Guided Tour brochure at the information center. Not only will you learn about the life cycle of the salmon, which plays a key role in our ecosystem in the PNW, you can also marvel at the plethora of visiting birds, like eagles, blue herons, hawks and more!

Take your time cruising down this beautiful, 40-mile stretch and enjoy these memorable stops!

Photo by Holly Davison