Coupeville lies within Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, which has preserved the mountain, beach and prairie vistas that can be visited and enjoyed by car, bicycle, kayak, or on foot. Because the town rests within the Olympic "Rain Shadow," we experience many more dry and sunny days than most other areas of Puget Sound.
The friendly residents of Coupeville host many community events throughout the year, highlighting the town's seafood, art, unique history and culture. Nearby are Fort Casey and Fort Ebey State Parks, the Island County Historical Museum, the Admiralty Lighthouse, Meerkirk Gardens, artist studios, wineries, and miles of hiking and biking trails. If you want a longer side trip, a ferry runs between Coupeville and Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula. Port Townsend also offers an array of shops and restaurants, and additional mountain and Puget Sound vistas. Visit PT on foot, or with your bike or car.
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