Years protected: 2000 & 2007
Land protected: 64 acres
Shoreline protected: 2,100 feet
Hiking Trails: 0.4 Miles
Trail Difficulty: Easy
As the Guemes Island ferry from Anacortes makes its way toward Guemes landing, look to the left and you’ll see a broad beach where there are no houses. That’s the Peach Preserve. A half-mile of easy trails on the preserve take you through the forest, across a seasonal wetland, and through the shoreline prairie. Come back along the beach and make a loop of it.
The preserve has kept more than 2,000 feet of shoreline and 63 acres of forest, wetland, and grassland available for public visitation.
Access: From the Guemes ferry landing, head north on Guemes Island Road and take a left on South Shore Drive. The road bends to the left. At the next right-hand bend (about 0.6 miles from the ferry) look for a small pull-out area on the left (south) side of road. The entrance to the preserve is marked by a post on the path, a few feet into the forest.