Beautiful Orcas Island, located in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, is a popular destination for tourists and retirees. The natural isolation provided by Puget Sound gives Orcas Island a sense of peace and relaxation accompanied by the San Juan Islands’ already pristine natural beauty. Villages and hamlets like Orcas Village, Deer Harbor, and Eastsound make Orcas Island a paradise not to be missed. All of them have their own local events and specialties, and a visitor cannot travel far on Orcas without coming across a park, excursion venue, or pastoral country inn.
On Orcas Island you will find plenty of opportunities to camp, hike, sightsee, and explore intellectually or spiritually; if you’re just looking for beauty: Orcas has it all. Moran State Park with waterside camping and miles of trails for hikers, bikers, and even some for equestrians, is world-renowned as a place to relax, exercise, and immerse yourself in natural beauty. There’s a trail suitable for every age and preference; the most frequented trails include the Mount Constitution, Cascade Loop, Mountain Lake Loop and the Cascade Falls trails.
Anyone hoping for an extended stay can choose from a variety of vacation rentals as well as long-term camping options for tents or RVs. If you’re interested in maritime activities then you’ll find your fill on Orcas; kayaking, whale watching, and marine tours of all kinds are popular adventures. An abundance of local artists and musicians gives a singularly beautiful expression for the natural beauty of the ‘emerald isle’. The local expertise provides catering services, delightful venues, and photography for weddings, retreats, and special occasions.