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Little Mountain Park – 3000 Little Mountain Rd, Mt Vernon
Little Mountain Park offers 10 miles of hiking and biking trails suitable for beginners to enthusiasts. Bring your kids and your dog, and make the trek to the two observation platforms for a spectacular view over the Skagit Valley.
Hillcrest Park – 1717 S 13th St, Mt Vernon
Hillcrest Park has over 30 acres of park area, picnic benches, tennis courts and two playgrounds (suitable for toddlers and older). Take a stroll through Hillcrest’s wooded areas or play catch on the softball field.
Bay View State Park – 10901 Bayview Edison Rd, Mt Vernon
Bay View State Park is a 25-acre park located on Padilla Bay. With 1,285 feet of shoreline and facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming and boating, it’s the perfect place for summer fun.
The Breazeale Interpretive Center – 10441 Bayview Edison Rd, Mt Vernon
The Breazeale Interpretive Center at Padilla Bay offers three short natural trails through forests, meadows and along the shoreline. The Interpretive Center’s exhibits are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. excluding official State holidays.
Skagit Riverwalk Park – 735 Mt Vernon Terminal Railroad, Mt Vernon
Skagit Riverwalk is located in historic downtown Mount Vernon between Gates Street, First Street, Myrtle Street and the Skagit River. Walk next to the river, take in the view with lunch in the park or take a family photo with the Tulip Dance Sculpture.
Schuh Farms – 15565 WA-536, Mt Vernon
Schuh Farms is the spot for farm-fresh produce, including eight varieties of berries available in U-Pick or We-Pick. Indulge your sweet tooth with ice cream, pies, cookies, espresso or milkshakes during your visit.
Paintball Station – 19027 Milltown Rd, Mt Vernon – Prices Vary
Get competitive with a game of paintball at Paintball Station. On Father’s Day, dads get $12 off their admission. Players must be 10 years of age or older.
The Lincoln Theatre – 712 S 1st St, Mt Vernon – $10.50 per adult, $8 for children 12 and under
Originally constructed in 1926 as a vaudeville and silent movie house, The Lincoln Theatre is offering showings of RBG during Father’s Day weekend. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, RBG is a documentary about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Riverside Lanes – 225 Riverside Ln, Mt Vernon – Prices vary
Bowl a strike for only $2.50 a game at Riverside Lanes on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the night owls, combine bowling with music and black lights on Sundays from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for $10. Call 360-424-4221 for lane reservations.
Jungle Playland – 2901 Martin Rd, Mt Vernon – up to $9 per child; adults free
Have fun as a family at Jungle Playland, a nonprofit amusement center with indoor play equipment and an outdoor splash park. Featuring slides, a rock wall, ball pit and arcade games, Jungle Playland is three stories of fun. The Playland is open Sunday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.