What 17 Things to do in Bainbridge Island Seattle Washington

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What 17 Things to do on Bainbridge Island Seattle WA

Most of the time, we visit those places, which are already explored by many tourists. Reading the reviews and rating fascinates us to go there. But have you ever thought of travelling somewhere little explored, and less searched for? The Bainbridge Island of Washington is one of such places. It’s a wonderland and a silent USA visiting place in Kitsap County. This place is connected to Seattle by Washington ferry services. Here is the list of top 17 things to do on Bainbridge Island:

Table of Contents

  1. The epic travel from Seattle to Bainbridge Island
  2. Go to the Bloedel Reserve. 
  3. A Visit to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and Culture
  4. Explore the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
  5. A tribal experience in Tillicum Village at Blake Island
  6. Heyday Farm, Bainbridge Island, Washington
  7. Fun at Fay Bainbridge Park
  8. Enjoy at Kids Discovery Museum [Definitely a kid’s place.]
  9. Your “one-stop Beer-Shop,” at Brewing
  10. Blackbird Bakery has the best coffee time or coffee date.
  11. Get the perfect historic American delicacies in the Harbour Public House
  12. The famous Illahee State Park
  13. Enter the popular Suquamish Museum
  14. Fort Ward Park  
  15. Have a sojourn at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
  16. A Mini-trip at Manchester State Park
  17. Make your kids happy with Mora Iced Creamery

1. The epic travel from Seattle to Bainbridge Island

Are you ready for a ferry ride? The memorable journey starts from Seattle ferry dock and finishes on Bainbridge Island. This part is called The Eagle Harbor, which is the main town of Winslow. It takes approximately 35 minutes to land up at Bainbridge Island. The ferry is one of the best things to do on Bainbridge Island.

Seattle to Bainbridge Island ferry
Seattle to Bainbridge Island ferry

The Bainbridge Island ferry schedule:

MONDAY TO FRIDAYSATURDAY ANDSUNDAYAND HOLIDAY
5:30 AM 3:00 PM6:10 AM 4:45 PM
6:10 AM 3:50 PM7:55 AM 5:35 PM
7:05 AM 4:45 PM8:55 AM 6:25 PM
7:55 AM 5:45 PM9:35 AM 7:20 PM
8:45 AM 6:30 PM10:40 AM 8:10 PM
9:35 AM 7:30 PM11:25 AM 9:00 PM
10:40 AM 8:15 PM12:30 PM 9:45 PM
11:25 AM 9:20 PM1:15 PM 10:40 PM
12:25 PM 10:05 PM2:10 PM 11:15 PM
1:10 PM 10:55 PM3:05 PM 12:45 AM
2:05 PM 12:15 AM3:50 PM 
From Seattle to Bainbridge ferry schedule
MONDAY TO FRIDAYSATURDAY ANDSUNDAYAND HOLIDAYS
4:45 AM 2:05 PM5:20 AM 3:55 PM
5:20 AM 2:55 PM7:05 AM 4:40 PM
6:20 AM 3:50 PM7:55 AM 5:35 PM
7:05 AM 4:45 PM8:45 AM 6:30 PM
7:55 AM 5:35 PM9:45 AM 7:15 PM
8:45 AM 6:40 PM10:25 AM 8:10 PM
9:40 AM 7:20 PM11:35 AM 8:55 PM
10:25 AM 8:20 PM12:20 PM 9:45 PM
11:30 AM 9:00 PM1:20 PM 10:30 PM
12:20 PM 10:00 PM2:10 PM MIDNIGHT
1:15 PM 11:30 PM3:50 PM 
FROM BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

2. Go to the Bloedel Reserve

When you reach Bainbridge Island, visit the Bloedel Reserve. It is created by Virginia Bloedel and Prentice Bloedel. They have preserved the essence of a Japanese Garden. They blended the subtlety, naturalness, and tranquillity to give the entire area a western expression.

Bloedel Reserve Bainbridge Island
Bloedel Reserve Bainbridge Island

The Tourist attractions:

  • Stone garden
  • Woods
  • Pristine lawns
  • Naturally landscaped lakes
  • Moss garden
  • Rhododendron glen
  • Reflection pool
  • Botanical gardens

Inside the Bloedel Reserve

Inside the reserve, you will find greenery, sheep-sheds, woodlands, Bird marsh, and meadows. Visit The Residence in Bloedel Reserve. You will be allowed to tour the first floor during regular opening hours. Spend time in the dining area, living room, and read books from the beautiful library. Virginia Bloedel and Prentice Bloedel stay in this place. The corridors have exhibits of the earlier days. You will get a glance of the Puget Sound from their verandah.

Restrooms and water fountains are available here. After the Residence tour, you can head towards The Glen. It’s a garden with many flower plants. Spring is the best time to visit, as it’s the blooming season.

After, visit the Japanese Garden, walk in the Sand and Stone garden. There is a Japanese Guest House, used by the Bloedel Family. Now move towards the Reflection Pool, designed by Richard Haag and Thomas Church. Formerly the poet Theodore Roethke drowned in this pool in 1963.

They fix access to the garden for a few visitors only. Those who love nature and interest in gardening will enjoy the woods and wildlife. There is a place where birds and wildlife migrate too.   

Note: Pets are not allowed here. Water bottles are allowed among all beverages. Keep 2 hours in hand and experience natural beauty. Exploring Bloedel Reserve is the most amazing thing to do on Bainbridge Island.

Blodel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, WA
Blodel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, WA

Location: Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110    

Contact: 206-842-7631    Website

Timing: Tuesday to Sunday any time of the year

Winter hours: Ground 10 AM to 4 PM, The Shop at the Gatehouse 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM 

Closed on Mondays, Martin Luther King’s Day, Indigenous People’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New year.

Admission Fee: They provide you with a Timed Ticket, which you need to book online in advance. They release a few tickets only. You can avail the membership plan for daily visitors. There will be discounts, free entry to the reserve, and other benefits.

Adults$17
Seniors (65+ age) and military Id$12
Students (13-18 years old) or with Id$10
Children (12-5 age)$6
Children (4 and below)Free
Entry Fees

Hotels nearby:

  • Bainbridge Island Beach and Dock by Red Awning (1.4 km away from Bloedel Reserve)
  •  Skiff Point Guest House (6.2 km away from Bloedel Reserve) 
  •  Poulsbo Inn and Suite (9 km away from Bloedel Reserve)

Restaurants nearby:

  • Red lobster ($$) = Seafood
  • Trapper’s Sushi. Sushi
  • Parish NW. American
  • The Ballard Cut. Contemporary French/ American
  • Mondello Ristorante Italiano. Italian

3. A Visit to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and Culture

All art lovers should attend the art exhibition of the Bainbridge Island Art Museum. They mostly portray the contemporary arts of local and area artists. They manage a website listing of the artists who will be featured every week. Check online to know what type of art and artist get featured on your arrival. The museum also conducts events like a family-friend art exhibition.

A small Bistro is adjacent to the place that serves breakfast, lunch, coffee, and wine. They have a store that sells a wide range of merchandise that includes jewellery, home décor items, artwork, books, etc. The Store keeps open from 10 AM to 5 PM every day. The Bistro is temporarily closed, but it allows you to take away on Tuesday Nights. They have Wireless Internet Services inside the museum as well.

art Museum
art Museum

Opening time: Every day 10 AM to 6 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE.Website

Location: 550 Winslow Way E Bainbridge Island, Washington- 98110

Contact: Museum–(206)-842-4451.  Store- (206)-451-4009. Bistro- (206)-451-4011

Hotels nearby:

  • The Marshall Suites (1.2 km away from the Art Museum)
  • The Inn at Pleasant Beach (3.4 km away from the Art Museum)
  • Quality Inn And Suites (0.9 km away from the Art Museum)
  • Skiff Point Guest House (4.4 km away from the Art Museum)

Restaurants nearby:

  • BIMA Bistro. American New (Takeaway only)
  • Bruciato. Italian (delivery and takeaway)
  • Hitchcock Delicatessen and Charcuterie. Delis (outdoor seating and dine in)
  • The Harbour Public House. American Traditional (Delivery, takeaway and outdoor seating)

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4. Explore the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

Travellers who love gaining knowledge about historical events are welcome here. The historical museum talks about the past of Bainbridge Island. You will know about the shipbuilding powerhouse and the lumber. They have used a schoolhouse since 1908 to preserve the elements. They exhibit stories about strawberry farming in the past.

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

More stories you will come across:

  • Native American history of the area
  • Puget Sound expeditions
  • Croatian fisherman who settled in the 1800s
  • World War 2 – The American-Japanese people got removed forcefully while being taken to the internment camps. 

The Japanese American Exclusion Memorial is an outdoor exhibit and tells you the same story. They also portray it in the museum as well. They conduct several educational camps for the youths and visitors every year. The museum is free and is open all day (10 AM to 4 PM).

Location: 215 Ericksen Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island Washington- 98110

Contact: (206)-842-2773

Hotels nearby:

  • The Marshall Suites (1.1 km away from the Historical Museum)
  • The Inn at Pleasant Beach (3.2 km away from Historical Museum)
  • Quality Inn and Suites (0.8 km away from the Historical Museum)
  • Skiff Point Guest House (4.3 km away from the Historical Museum)

Restaurants nearby:

  • The Blue Halo. American
  • Mom and Dad’s Italian Restaurant. Italian
  • Shula’s 347 Grill – Hotel Duval Tallahassee. Steak
  • The Edward Ball Dining [email protected] Wakulla Springs. American

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5. A tribal experience in Tillicum Village at Blake Island

Blake Island can give an experience of the excursion. You can reach Bainbridge Island by sailing a boat (approx. 45 minutes) to Blake Island. It’s a Five hour’s trip to Tillicum Village. Local people welcome you with a cup of clams and broth (traditional drink). The Northwest Coastal tribal dresses express the essence of their lifestyle. The longhouse in this village exhibits the artefacts and portrays their culture. They show salmon cooking skills on cedar stakes. You may get a buffet of their traditional delicacies.

Tourists may enjoy storytelling and 25 minutes of native tribe dance performances here. After, experience a walk on the beaches and trails.

The Argosy Cruises plan is perfect for excursions to the Tillicum Village. They have many activities at reasonable rates. It is another best thing that you can do on Bainbridge Island.

Tillicum Village
Tillicum Village

Location: Blake Island Marine State Park, Port Orchard Washington 98366.

Amenities they provide onboard and on the Island: 

  • Bar and café (alcoholic/ non-alcoholic local beverages)
  •  Introduce Gift shops
  •  Beaches and trails
  •  Restrooms
  •  ADA accessibility is available for handicap / disabled tourists. Contact on (206)-623-1445

Three types of excursion choices: 

  • Coastal Salish Excursion (5 hours’ experience)   
  • Guided Nature walk excursion (5 hours’ experience)
  • Kayak excursion (5 hours’ experience and 10+ age)
  • Kayak excursion (age 10+)

*All the prices are exclusive of tax.

Excursion admission fees:

Adults$94
Senior (65+ age)$89
Youth (4-12 years old)$40
Kids (3 and under)Free 

Coasted Salish and Guided Nature Walk

Adults $233 ($116.50 per person)
Senior (65+ age)$223 ($111.50 per person)
Youth (4-12 years old)$125 ($62.50 per person)
Adult + Senior$228 ($116.50+$111.50)
Adult + Youth$179 ($116.50+$62.50)
Senior + Youth$174 ($111.50+$62.520)

Contact: (888)-623-1445

6. Heyday Farm, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Since 2011 this family-owned farmhouse has been running on 25 acres of land. They grow and sell freshly-farmed food like fruits, vegetables, and eggs. The farm provides culinary classes to the locals weekly. They have stores in Lynwood centre. Throughout the year, they have opened the farmhouse for dinner. The timing is 5 PM to 8:30 PM.

You can also reserve a room here. This farm runs like an Inn providing overnight stays. People also book the entire place for conducting their wedding ceremonies. The rooms have Wi-Fi facilities.

Heyday Farm

The farm features:

  • Farm kitchen
  • Pastureland for animals to graze
  • Gardens
  • Creamery
  • Historical farmhouse

Location: Heyday Farm, 4370 Old Mill Road North East, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110     

Address: Heyday Market, 4569 Lynwood Ctr. Rd. NE (market hours -Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 7 pm) Contact–206-451-4929

Visits to Heyday farm: Reservations Email: [email protected] 

Visits to Heyday Market: Tuesday to Friday – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Saturday and Sunday–9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Monday closed

Contact: Farmhouse + Stay–(206)-201-1770

7. Fun at Fay Bainbridge Park

We love camping and trekking both right? The Fay Bainbridge Park has a mesmerizing view of Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, and the Cascade Mountains. A traveller can spend a night camping on the beach. This beach is full of shells which enhance beauty.

Those who don’t want to go camping can spend 2 hours in this place.  You can also experience shellfish harvesting.

Fay Bainbridge Park will provide you with both sheltered and unsheltered picnic spots. For reservation call 206-842-2302. Time slots of 4 hours are available–11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Fay brainbridge park
Fay brainbridge park

Location: 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island Washington 98110        

Contact: Customer service /Registration – 206-842-2302.

Open hours: Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Park rules: 

  • It’s a pet-friendly park, but the dog should be leash all the time.
  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.
  • Keep your waste with you to make the place eco friendly.
  • Fires and fireworks are prohibited.
  • Don’t disturb the wildlife.
  • Park your vehicles in the allotted spaces only.

Camping Reservation Rules:

  • Reservation is online only.
  • Cancellation charge $3.
  • The camping site allotments are on a first-come-first-serve basis at that duration. 
  • Refund only provided before ten days of your arrival.
  • For cancellations, call 206-842-2304, before 4:30 PM.
  • Check-in time/out for campsites–2:30 PM and 1:00PM
  • Check in time/out for cabin–3:00 PM and 11:00pm
  • The maximum length of stay–upto10 days

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Camping Fees (inclusive of taxes): 

RV sites (1-26)$40 per night
Tent sites (27-40)$20 per night
Cabins 1,2,3 (May 1 to October 31)$95 per night
Cabins 1,2,3 (November 1 to April 30)$65 per night
Vehicle parking (additional)$10 per night
Bike/Hike (one night in the area)$7 per person
Kayaker (one night)$7 per person
Firewood$6 per bundle
Shower $0.25 per 90 seconds
Camping Fees

Camping Fees

Picnic shelter (Hillside)$120 per 4 hours slot
Extra hours$30 per hour
Picnic shelter (Beachside)$140 per 4 hours slot
Extra hours$35 per hour
Rental fee: 

8) Enjoy at Kids Discovery Museum [Definitely a kid’s place]

The Kids Discovery Museum is a great attraction for any ages of kids. The staff are very interactive. You will find a lot of educational exhibits here. The concept is to explain their education playfully and experientially.  Your kids can have the best time of their trip here. It is the best and most amazing thing to do in Bainbridge Island for your kids.  Donations are accepted.

Kids Discovery Museum
Kids Discovery Museum

Special attractions:

  • Electric cars
  • Grocery store
  • Bank
  • Science hall
  • Literacy hall
  • Total tot (Waldorf-inspired play space for visitors who are especially under 30)
  • Outdoor playground
  • Climbing wall with water play

Location: 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island Washington 98110

Contact: 206-855-4650.

Open hours: Monday to Saturday-10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Sunday-12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hotels nearby:

  • The Marshall Suites (1.1 km away from the Kid’s Discovery Museum)
  • The Inn at Pleasant Beach (3.4 km away from Kids Discovery Museum)
  • Quality Inn and Suites (0.8 km away from Kids Discovery Museum)

Restaurants nearby:

  • BIMA Bistro. Bistro
  • Subi Japanese Restaurant. Japanese
  • Emmy’s Vege House – Vegetarian 

9) Your “one-stop Beer-Shop” at Brewing Bainbridge

The place is specially designed for Beer lovers. Quench your thirst with original flavours of Washington Apples and other high-quality ingredients. The brewery is a kid’s friendly and pet-friendly as well.  Also, grab delicacies food from the various ‘food trucks’ and ‘food vendors’ around that place. The Brewery is open seven days a week. This brewery is one of the best places in Bainbridge Island.

Brewing Bainbridge
Brewing Bainbridge

Taproom Location: 9415 Coppertop Loop Northeast, Bainbridge Island Washington 98110

Contact: Taproom–206-451-4646.

Open hours: Taproom hours–Monday to Thursday-2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Friday to Sunday-12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Alehouse hours – Monday and Tuesday (closed) Wednesday and Thursday-2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Friday to Sunday-12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Alehouse Location: 500 Winslow Way East. Alehouse–206-317-6986

Closed on: New Year, Labor Day & 4th July Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.               

Food truck vendors nearby:

The Grub Hut (Wednesdays), Sauced (Alternate Saturdays)

Restaurants nearby:

  • Westside Pizza. Pizza
  • That’s some pizza–Pizza
  • Sweet Dahlia Baking- American
  • Proper Fish. Quick bites, Seafood

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10) Blackbird Bakery has the best coffee time or coffee date.

Who doesn’t love to get a refreshing cup of coffee? Any time of the day, to relieve our tiring mind, we love to have one. So, here’s the perfect place for you to enjoy your coffee with the bakery items they provide.

Blackbird Bakery
Blackbird Bakery

Their menu comprises:

  • Seasonal cakes
  • Pies
  • Tarts
  • Pastries

Herkimer Coffee Roasting Company sources the coffee since they are known for their ethical production. This restaurant sells their Granola (breakfast food) and themed t-shirts all over the country.

 You will find a Vegetarian Lunch Menu:

  • Flatbreads
  • Quiche
  • Soups
  • Tarts

Location: 210 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island Washington 98110

Contact: 206-780-1322.

Open hours: Monday to Friday (6 AM to 6 PM), Saturday (6:30 AM to 6 PM), Sunday (7 AM to 6 PM)

Holiday hour: December 24, 8 AM to 4 PM and December 25th and 26th( closed)

Hotels Nearby:

  • Quality Inn & Suites (0.9 km away from Blackbird Bakery)
  • The Marshall Suites (1.3 km away from Blackbird Bakery)

Special Occasions’ Menu: 

  • Decorated cakes
  • Dessert buffet

Wedding Cakes (Flavors)

  • Triple shot
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Three berry
  • Nutty devil
  • Caramelized hazelnut
  • Lemon lavender
  • Lemon blueberry
  • Beestings
  • Carrot
  • Coconut cream
  • Italian cream
  • Tiramisu
  • Salted caramel

*All variant of the cakes are Gluten Free.

11) Get the perfect historic American delicacies in the Harbour Public House

It is a waterfront restaurant that serves American food. The place holds a historic essence. This restaurant has won several awards for the “below-mentioned” dishes. Their shows got streamed earlier on various news and travel channels. They can arrange a beautiful dinner for you to make your night special.

Sunday roast is special for every family, right? It becomes more special when you enjoy some new kind of traditional English style roast. Whether it’s a fulfilling breakfast, fun full lunch, or a “filled with love” dinner, this place gives you all. 

American delicacies in the Harbour Public House

Menus:

  • Local seafood dishes – fish especially
  • Amazing burgers
  • Bar food, beer and appetizers
  • Tuna and oyster sliders
  • Quesadillas
  • Hummus with veggies
  • Fried calamari
  • Nachos

Location: 231 Parfitt Way S.W. Bainbridge Island Washington 98110

Contact: 206-842-0969

Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday (12:00 PM – 9:00 PM). Sunday (12:00 PM – 8:00 PM). Monday to Wednesday Closed.

Hotels Nearby:

  • The Eagle Harbour Inn (0.2 km away from Harbour Public House)
  • The Marshall Suites (1.7 km away from Harbour Public House)
  • Bainbridge Island Country Inn (1.4 km away from Harbour Public House)
  • Quality Inn & Suites (1.4 km away from Harbour Public House)

12) The famous Illahee State Park

Illahee State Park is in Port Orchard Bay near Bremerton. Two local veterans died in World War 1, and their memorials established in Illahee State Park. There is a beach line in front of the park. This park has dense forests and shell-covered beaches. There are picnic shelters with electricity and a playground for kids. Illahee State Park also includes two picnic spots and a boating ramp.

Illahee State Park
Illahee State Park

The cheap and best activities you can experience:

  • Watersports
  • Kayaking
  • Shellfish harvesting
  • Fishing
  • Crabbing
  • Swimming
  • Diving

Illahee State Park includes multi-purpose trails where you can do –

  • Jogging
  • Walking 
  • Running
  • Biking

Location: 3540 Northwest Sylvan Way, Bremerton Washington 98310

Contact: 360-478-6460. Camping accommodations – (888)-226-7688.

Online reservation – $8 and Reservation over a call – $10

Roof Accommodations: Reserve a cabin, rustic shelter, and a yurt or vacation house.

Discover passes (for vehicles): Annual pass – $30, One day pass – $10

Camping Fees: 

Site Peak season (May 15-September 15)Shoulder season (April 1-May 14 and September 16-October 31)Winter season (November – March)
Primitive trail campsites$12$12$12
Standard campsites$27-$37$20-$30$20
Partial utility campsites$35-$45$30-$40$30
Full utility campsites$40-$50$35-$45$35

Boating Fees:

  • Watercraft Launching
  • Launch permit daily (included with camping) – $7
  • Annual Launch permit – $80
  • Moorage (annual permit validity) – January, 1 to December, 31
  • Dock moorage (overnight) – 70 cents per foot
  • Buoy moorage (overnight) – $15
  • Moorage permit annually – $5 per foot
  • With this permit, you can visit any state park moorage site.

Winter Recreation Fees:

Snowmobile Registration:

  • Non-vintage snowmobile – $50
  • Vintage snowmobile – $12

Sno-park permits:

  • One day permit – $20
  • Seasonal permit – $40
  • special groomed trails permit – $40

Other Fees: 

  • Dump permit–$5 per use (the following amount gets included in the camping fee)
  • Overnight vehicle parking fee (extra)–$10
  • Overnight parking of unattended vehicle – $10
  • Shower – 50 cents for 3 minutes

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The Suquamish Tribe is a native American tribe in Bainbridge Island. They speak the Lushootseed language. The museum preserves the records and artifacts related to the Suquamish Tribe lived in earlier days. This tribe now lived in the Port Madison area in Washington. Old Man House and Baba’s Web site are the most significant places. 

The museum has several photographs, telling the tribal life stories, the culture back in the 1860s to the present day. Archaeologists retrieved 496 artefacts from the Old Man House. You will see old jewellery, smoking pipes, and harpoon points. Between the two galleries, the main gallery has a permanent exhibit named Ancient Shores- Changing Tides. It portrays historical documents, artworks, and photographs. Few of the historical pieces are 300 years old.

Suquamish Museum
Suquamish Museum

The museum has:

  • Two galleries
  • Auditorium
  • Gift shop

Location: 6861 NE South Street, Suquamish Washington 98392

Contact: 360-394-8499. Website

Opening hours: Opens daily 10 am to 5 pm

Admission fee: 

Adults (18-55)$5
Senior (55+)$3
Child (6-17)$3
Family $15

Hotels nearby:

  • Bainbridge Island Beach and Dock by RedAwning (4.2 km away from Suquamish Museum)
  • Poulsbo Inn and Suites (7.2 km away from Suquamish Museum)
  • Guesthouse Poulsbo (7.6 km away from Suquamish Museum)

Restaurants nearby:

  • Trapper’s Sushi, Silverdale. Sushi
  • Mondello Ristorante Italiano. Italian 
  • The Ballard Cut. Contemporary French/ American
  • San Fermo – Italian

14. Fort Ward Park

Fort Ward Park was formerly a military base, which transformed into the natural beauty. Tourists come here to these picnic spots with family. It has a dense stretch of forest, lies on the Rich Passage giving a view of the Olympic Mountains. It has marine wildlife that is huge. This is a dog-friendly park as well.

Fort Ward Park
Fort Ward Park  

Most popular activities are:

  • Picnicking
  • Bird watching
  • Clamming
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Scuba diving

Location: 2241 Pleasant Beach, Bainbridge Island Washington 98110

Contact: 206-842-4041.

Open hours: Summer (8 AM to Dusk) Winter (8 AM to Dusk)

Parking pass/ Entry Fee: Free

Hotels nearby:

  • The Inn at Pleasant beach (2.8 km away from Fort Ward State Park)
  • The Marshall Suites (5.6 km away from Fort Ward State Park)

Restaurants nearby:

  • Mora Iced Creamery. Ice cream desserts
  • Blackbird Bakery. American 
  • The Harbour Public House. American 

15. Have a sojourn at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park stands on 40 acres of land, on the west side of Shoreline. The place is near Richmond Beach. While enjoying the trail, you will be able to get a view of Puget Sound. The Illahee State Park provides public access to the saltwater shore directly. It’s a nature park having access to the ocean, public art, and other facilities. 

Richmond Palace
Richmond Palace

Activities that you can experience:

  • Beach strolls
  • Sponsored concerts
  • View of Puget Sound
  • Family picnics

Summer sports you can enjoy:

  • Walking
  • Shellfish gathering
  • Kayaking
  • Beach-combing
  • Diving

The park amenities:

  • Open space to enjoy your walk
  • Trails
  • Open water
  • Playground
  • Picnic spots
  • Off-leash dog area (opens seasonally from 1st of November to 15th of March)
  • Picnic shelters
  • Public art
  • Restroom

Location: 2021 Northwest, 190th street Shoreline Washington 98177

Contact: (206)-801-2700.

Open hours: Sunday to Friday (7:00 AM to 8 PM. Saturday Closed.

Parking/ Entry fee: Free

Hotels Nearby:

  • Richmond Beach Cottage (0.3 km away from Richmond Beach)
  • Days Inn by Wyndham Seattle Aurora (2.2 km away from Richmond Beach)
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Seattle (3.3 km away from Richmond Beach)

Restaurants nearby:

  • Santa Fe Mexican Grill and Cantina. Mexican
  • Cabin Tavern ($) – Bar cum Restaurant
  • The Greek Kitchen ($) – Greek

16. A Mini-trip at Manchester State Park

Manchester Park was named ‘Manchester’ after ‘Brooklyn’ to make it more famous. The park stands on 111 acres of land with a camping area. Find maple and far trees giving a lush green beauty.

They have lodges to conduct weddings and group meetings. Also provide three hiker-biker campsites for bikers, allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis as well. In summer traveller can stay maximum of 10 days and in winter it extends up to 20 days. They accommodate a group of 20 to 130 people. Only one group is welcome at a time.

Manchester State Park
Manchester State Park

Camping features:

  • 35 tents
  • 15 utility spaces
  • Two restrooms
  • One dump station at the entrance

Reservation for camping – Call (888)-226-7688.

Note: Carry your own picnic tables or brazier.

Check-in and out: 2:30 PM and 1:00 PM.

Quiet hours: 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM

Boating: You can take your kayaks and mini water-boats for launching in the water.

Location: 7767 E. Hilldale Port Orchard, Washington 98366

Contact: (360)-871-4065

Open hours: Summer – 8 AM to Dusk Winter – 8:00 AM to Dusk. Manchester Park keeps open all year for camping and day visits.

Hotels Nearby:

  • The Quality Inn and Suites (6.9 km away from Manchester Park)
  • Hampton Inn and Suites Bremerton (5.7 km away from Manchester Park)
  • The Eagle Harbor Inn (5.6 km Away from Manchester Park)

Restaurant nearby:

  • The Manchester Grill. Bar and Café 
  • Boat Shed Restaurant. Bar and Restaurant
  • Le Fermata. Italian

17. Make your kids happy with Mora Iced Creamery

The shop opened in 2006.  They have shipping services to four corners of the U.S. The name Mora comes from a beautiful amount of blackberries found in Bainbridge. Mora means blackberry in Italian and Spanish. They claim to have the best ice creams and several flavours. Around 70 flavours have been developed by now, 48 available anytime. Find 8 different flavours of chocolate every day. It is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor featuring old-world flavours in traditional style.

Mora Iced Creamery
Mora Iced Creamery

The main ingredients:

  • Cane sugar
  • Fresh milk
  • Eggs
  • Pistachios and other nuts

NO BUTTERFAT

Old world flavours:

  • Marron Glace
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Gianduja and many more

New school flavours:

  • Lemon bar
  • Goat cheese with fig
  • Banana split and many more

  Special flavours according to the occasions:

  • Rose petal ice cream for Valentine’s Day
  • Eggnog for Thanksgiving
  • Lavender in Summer and more

Location: 22195 Viking Avenue North-West Poulsbo, Washington 98370

Contact: 206-855-1112 Fax: 206-842-3234

More locations:

  • Nevada – MORA Summerlin
  • MORA Town Square
  • South Carolina – MORA Charleston
  • Utah – MORA Orem
  • Washington – MORA Covington
  • MORA Kingston
  • MORA Poulsbo

Open hours: Sunday to Thursday (12 PM – 8 PM) Friday (12 PM – 9 PM) Saturday (11 AM -9 PM).

Restaurants nearby:

  • Restaurant Marche. French, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • Blackbird Bakery. Bakeries, American
  • Proper Fish. Quick Bites, Seafood
  • Bruciato. Italian, Vegetarian-Friendly

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Fun Things to do on Bainbridge Island during fall

Near Bainbridge Island you can do the followings:

  • Super squash scavenger hunt at Bloedel Reserve
  • Bonfire pizza at the Taproom in Bainbridge Island Brewing
  • Go to find the perfect pumpkin in October at the farm of Suye-Matsu.
  • Howl-o-ween at Island wood
  • Little shop of horrors at Bainbridge performing arts
  • Pumpkin walk-in Bainbridge Gardens
  • Eagle dale festival at Heyday farm
  • Spooky woods forest walk in Bainbridge Island Forest Park
  • Farm dinner at Heyday Farm
  • Downtown trick and treat in Downtown Winslow

Most common questions about Things to do on Bainbridge Island Seattle, Washington

What to do on Bainbridge Island without a car?

Bainbridge Island is connected to Seattle by Washington Ferry Services. Take this service and start your thrilling journey to beauty.
Must visiting places:
· Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
· Historical Museum
· Harbor Public House
· boutique shops and art galleries
· Wineries
· Bakeries
· Bainbridge Brewing Alehouse
· Bainbridge Organic Distillers
· Botanical gardens and parks
· Mora Iced Creamery

What is the weather like on Bainbridge Island?

Bainbridge Island experiences mild and marine-like weather that’s almost similar to San Francisco.
Winter – December to February (7 degrees to 9 degrees)
Spring – March to May (12 degrees to 18 degrees)
Summer – June to August (21 degrees to 24 degrees)
Bainbridge Island experiences mild and marine-like weather that’s almost similar to San Francisco.
Winter – December to February (7 degrees to 9 degrees)
Spring – March to May (12 degrees to 18 degrees)
Summer – June to August (21 degrees to 24 degrees)
Autumn – September to November (11 degrees to 21 degrees)

Shopping around Bainbridge Island

For art lovers:
· Bainbridge Island Art Museum
· Winslow Art Center Gallery
· Roby King Gallery
· Kelly Johnston Art Studio and Gallery
· Jeffrey Moose Gallery
· Little Island Crafts
Boutique clothing shops:
· Heart
· Covet
· Sweet deal
· Petit and Olson
· Skookum clothing
· SHift
· Tango Zulu fair trade
Jewellery:
· Adorn
· Alina Korotkina Exquisite Fine Jewelry
· Castellano Fine Jewelry
Antiques and Thrifts shops:
· Meli Melo Island Vintage Boutique
· Closet transfer
· Seattle Children’s Hospital Bargain Boutique
Cozy Winter Gifts:
· Eagle Harbor Book Co.
· Churchmouse yarns and teas
· Willow tree market
Wine shops:
· Amelia Wynn Tasting Room and Armstrong gallery
· Eleven Winery
· Fletcher Bay Winery
· Vintage Wine and Collectibles

Why is Bainbridge Island famous?

Bainbridge Island is famous for the botanical gardens and the beauty it holds. It is also known for the chilly hilly bicycle race that happens every year in February.

What is there to do on Bainbridge Island in the winters?

Visit below park and trails:
· The grand forest
· Fort Ward
· Gazzam lake
· Battle point park

Things to do in Bainbridge Island in winter

Rent a bike at the ferry dock and explore the island.
Taste the delicious wines at the wineries.
Kayaking in the winters.
A must visit to the Bloedel Reserve.
Visit art and historical museums.
Spend time to watch the plays and live events and performing Arts.

How much is the fare of the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island?

The fare is categorized based on different factors like:
For adults (19-64 age)–$9.05
For senior citizens (65 age and above)–$4.50
For youth (6-18 age)–$4.50
Similarly, they have fixed fares for travellers carrying bicycles, motorcycles, cars, etc.

How long is the ferry ride from Seattle to Bainbridge Island?

The ferry takes 35 minutes to travel from Seattle to Bainbridge Island from the dock.

Which are the pet-friendly places on Bainbridge Island?

Several hotels allow pets to stay.
The Bainbridge Island Vineyards allow dogs.
Pegasus Coffee House and Bainbridge Thai Cuisine are dog-friendly restaurants.
Fay Bainbridge Park allows pets.

Which are the kids-friendly brewing and restaurants on Bainbridge Island?

Kids Discovery Museum
Play Kitsap Indoor Playground
Bremerton Skate land
Farmer’s market
Waterfront Park
Bainbridge Island historical museum
Blackbird Bakery
Pegasus Coffee House
Mora Iced Creamery
Lollipop’s Children Boutique
Bainbridge Island Brewin

So let me know what best things to do in Bainbridge Island are more adventures and you like?

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