Labor Day means summer is coming to a close. The extended weekend is your last chance to take advantage of the warm weather before the leaves change color and the kids are sent back to school.
Looking to make the most out of your Labor Day around Mount Vernon? Here are ideas on how to end your summer with a bang! #VisitMountVernon
Take a one-day road trip on one of the many scenic highways that run through Mount Vernon. Drive along the Mt. Baker Scenic Highway and end your day with a picnic at Heather Meadows Visitor Center, or head up to Bellingham on the cliff-hugging Chuckanut Drive. Want a bigger adventure? Follow the Cascade Loop to see some of the best sites in Washington.
Historic Barn Tour
Mount Vernon boasts nearly 60 historic barns – some over 100 years old! Take a guided tour by tuning into the Heritage Barn Mobile Tour via your cellphone, or find information about each barn on our website.
Talking Fields Tour
The Talking Fields Tour uses QR Code technology to guide you through Skagit County’s history of generational farms, crop information, unique environmental conditions and artisan traditions of the Skagit Delta.
Mount Vernon boasts art all around the city. Explore downtown and find sculptures around the area, including the famous Tulip Dance sculpture at the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza and a brand-new Fern Sculpture at Mount Vernon Library.
Orca Whale Watching
Take a small trip west to the San Juan Islands and enjoy one of the best perks of the Pacific Northwest: Orca Whales! One of our favorite tours, Mystic Sea Charters, offers trips out of Anacortes and around the San Juan Islands. In addition to the resident Orca pods, you’ll have the opportunity to glimpse Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and the beautiful scenery of the PNW.
Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market
The Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday at the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza and offers the best in local produce and treats. Support Skagit County’s long history of farming and join the fun.
Wanting to relax with a bit of shopping? Mount Vernon is bustling with local businesses. For a list of some of our favorite places to show, click here.