San Juan Islands Scenic By Way - Experience Paradise in the Pacific Northwest

San Juan Island was designated in 2009 as one of the 25 stunning Scenic Byways in Washington State. Easily explored in one day by car or bike and accessible year-round, the breathtaking route takes you by farms and vineyards, the Sculpture Park, the Whale Watch Park and both National Historical Parks on the isle.

The above photo is of Jakles Lagoon on Griffin Bay in American National Historical Park, a haven for nesting seabirds, sea lions and seals. Pickett Lane leads to South Beach, on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Island’s longest beach with views of the snow-covered Olympic Mountains.