Peach Preserve

Guemes Island

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: If you walk on the Guemes ferry, the preserve is a short 0.3 mile stroll along the beach from the landing. It can also be accessed along South Shore Road, 0.6 miles from the ferry. The parking area is on the south side of the road.

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Not mentioned is that this is one of the best sites on Guemes for birding. The wetland is a great magnet for them. Lots of warblers in the spring and summer along with rarer marsh species like snipe and rails. For the sake of the birds, please keep your pets on a leash!