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Mount Vernon sits at the center of Skagit County, a true slice of Pacific Northwest heaven located halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. About 25 miles wide and 95 miles long, some of Washington’s most scenic and pristine landscape is found in the Upper Skagit’s North Cascades National Park. From there the land flows like the Skagit River through nutrient-rich farmland to the shores of the Salish Sea.
What makes Skagit really unique is the health and diversity of its natural resources. The Skagit River carries 10 billion gallons of fresh water into the Sound each day. During the winter, all five types of native salmon return to spawn and in turn feed hundreds of eagles along the river’s shores. Before entering the river, those same returning salmon sustain healthy sea life populations including Orca whales. Skagit farmland also owes its existence to the river. Fields sit on river delta soil made tillable by early settlers who built a dike system to control flooding. Today’s farms produce nearly 100 different crops including 90 percent of the nation’s spinach seed and half the world’s beet and cabbage seed.
The unbeatable combination of outdoor recreation and scenic wonders, local and regional shopping, dining and entertainment, and a rich heritage make Mount Vernon and Skagit County a natural choice for your own genuine Pacific Northwest adventures. Learn more and stay planning today!