La Conner, WA
- La Conner is a small, charming waterfront community located along the Swinomish Channel in southwest Skagit County. Located on the western edge of Skagit County's mainland, La Conner is located about one hour north of Seattle and 15 minutes southwest of Mount Vernon. The Swinomish Channel, a saltwater passage from Padilla to Skagit Bay, separates Fidalgo Island from the mainland. It is utilized by fishing boats, charters, pleasure boats and kayakers to access the nearby open waters.
In Spring, the daffodil, iris, and tulip blooms create a beautiful sea of color in the fertile farm fields near La Conner. Many tourists and photographers come to La Conner during the month of April for the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. La Conner is a popular destination with its many unique shops, galleries and restaurants. The town offers a variety of accomodations
for visitors to choose from. Other festivals for La Conner include the Smelt Derby, La Conner Arts Festival, the Classic Boats & Car Show and Art's Alive!
Three Skagit County museums are located in La Conner. The Museum of Northwest Art
is located on 1st Street and features artwork of major Northwest artists and a variety of exhibits throughout the year. The La Conner Quilt Museum
is located in the historic Gaches Mansion on 2nd Street. It is the only quilt museum of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and features new shows every 2-3 months. Located at the top of the hill, on 4th Street, is the Skagit County Historical Museum
which features life-sized exhibits of the valley's past pioneer life. In addition to the exhibits, visitors can enjoy a great view of the valley below from the museum's deck.
La Conner Wireless Hotspots
Wireless Hotspots in La Conner include The Next Chapter
located at 721 S. 1st Street La Conner as well as Cafe Culture located at 109 E. Commercial St.
Note: Every morning at 9:00am The Next Chapter hosts a conversation group discussing all ideas far and wide. Everyone welcome :D
Homes around La Conner
La Conner as a city is relatively compressed with many of the historic homes having been converted to quaint shops and small merchants. Many of La Conner's community live directly across the Swinomish Channel in Shelter Bay on Fidalgo Island.
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Created on 03/17/2006 03:52 PM by skagitteam
Updated on 04/24/2008 03:54 PM by skagitteam