Know Your Island Walk, March 25

A million-mile walk: Join National Parks Education Specialist, Raena Parsons, on a journey millions of years into the past at American Camp. We will investigate the geologic forces that shaped San Juan Island, demonstrate plate tectonics (with cookies–yum!), and discuss … Continue reading →

Know Your Island Walk, Feb 25

madronaJoin Mike Vouri on a walk that encompasses several trails and stories, from the First Nations and American Indians, to the Royal Marines and U.S. and British settlers…with a little nature too.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1pm… Meet at the English Camp parking lot

Distance: 3 miles
Rating: Easy, level terrain
Dogs on leash welcome

Know Your Island Walk, Jan 28

First walk of the year will be at Rueben Tarte County Park. The walk is short and all uphill on the way back. We will share stories about who Rueben Tarte was. Bring your sketch book and we will see … Continue reading →

New Steps for American Camp Trail


The six-mile American Camp Trail (ACT) connecting Friday Harbor with the national park’s visitor center is a relatively easy walk for most people, but as it goes through a gully on airport property it has been difficult for some. So … Continue reading →

Know Your Island Walk, Oct 22

Joining Forces for a Community Trail, hike and learn about the creation of the American Camp Trail trail connecting the Town of Friday Harbor, WA and American Camp National Historical Park. We will walk the middle section of this 6-mile … Continue reading →

American Camp Trail workparty

Another segment of the American Camp Trail is becoming reality! New owners of the property just south of Fairway drive have donated a trail easement. There are nine private properties along the (Friday Harbor to) American Camp Trail, and this is the sixth to give a trail easement. Doug McCutchen from the San Juan County Land Bank said, “Last Friday Aug 19th we took advantage of a Student Conservation Association crew we are currently hosting and got a start on construction.” The crew was back at it this Friday along with members of the Trails Committee.


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Know Your Island Walk, August 27

Creatures from the three Lagoons: Join Bill Severson, member of the Trails committee, on a walk between American Camp’s three lagoons: Old Town, Jakle’s, and Third Lagoon. Explore these fascinating ecosystems and the flora, fauna and history that make them … Continue reading →