Quick getaway to Whidbey Island, Wash.
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Weekend escape to Whidbey Island, Wash.

Quick getaway to Whidbey Island, Wash.

Anders Clark, 14, checks out one of the (decommissioned) big guns at Fort Casey Historical State Park on Whidbey Island at the northern end of Whidbey Island in Washington state.

 (Brian E. Clark)
Quick getaway to Whidbey Island, Wash.

Andrea Velasco, a guide with Adventure Terra, leads old-growth tree-climbing outings up 200-foot-tall Douglas firs in Deception Pass State Park at the northern end of Whidbey Island in Puget Sound.

 (Brian E. Clark)
Quick getaway to Whidbey Island, Wash.

Guests can stay in several former homes of noncommissioned offers at Fort Casey Historical Park on Whidbey Island at the northern end of Puget Sound.

 (Brian E. Clark)
Quick getaway to Whidbey Island, Wash.

Once climbers reach their lofty perch 200 feet up in an old-growth Douglas fir tree in Deception Pass State Park, they are treated to views of islands in northern Puget Sound.

 (Brian E. Clark)
Quick getaway to Whidbey Island, Wash.

Maddie Clark, 16, pauses while ascending a 200-foot-tall old growth Douglas fir tree in Deception Pass State Park at the northern end of Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. Adventure Terra guides lead climbs up trees in the park.

 (Brian E. Clark)
Quick getaway to Whidbey Island, Wash.

A pair of visitors have lunch on a picnic table outside the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, which was built in 1861 and is in Fort Casey Historical Park on Whidbey Island at the northern end of Puget Sound. Guided tours of the lighthouse are offered most days of the summer.

 (Brian E. Clark)
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