Trail

Breazeale Interpretive Center

Mount Vernon, WA
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Loop

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Take an hour to tour the indoor interpretive center and learn all about the estuary and Padilla Bay. Wander through the exhibits, spend some time watching the fish, sea stars, and anemones in the large tanks, and then finish it off with all the hands on exhibits in the sensory room. Wear a chef’s apron and make a bowl of tide soup, or place all the animals in their correct habitat on the giant feltboard.

When you’re finished exploring indoors, check out the three short nature trails on the property. Head behind the building and take the tunnel under the road to an amazing beach viewpoint. If you’re feeling up to it, walk the spiral staircase all the way down to the water for some amazing beach combing during low tide.

Head back to the parking area and towards the old barn and you’ll find the Upland trail loop, which is suitable for offroad strollers. Go left and wander along the edge of a dairy farm. Stop and have a picnic lunch while watching the cattle grazing in the fields.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

The interpretive center is a birder’s paradise. Bring your binoculars and check out the eagles, red tailed hawks, great blue herons, and the large variety of shorebirds that you can learn about during your tour of the interpretive center.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The trails and parking lot are always open and free of charge, but the interpretive center is only open to the public Wednesday through Sunday.

Trail Contributor

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Hello! I am a former Journeyman Wireman turned stay-at-home mom to my four beautiful children. After growing up in the hot desert of Las Vegas, we decided to make a change and move to beautiful Snohomish County WA. I found my community here through Hike it Baby, and I now work to facilitate that for others. If you’re ever in my neck of the woods, come join me on a hike!