Our family adventure Blog of places to go, food to eat, things to do & people to meet… where people gather.
We spent all day at the Mukilteo Lighthouse park on the 4th of July last year. The park and picnic areas were renovated last year, while the lighthouse area is currently under renovation. It has three shelters (2 with 2 tables and a grill and 1 with 9 tables and 3 grills), clean restrooms, a toddler play area and a children’s play area. There are fire pits on the beach, and not far is the ferry station to Whidbey Island, Ivar’s and Woody’s - a store specializing in Mukilteo souvenirs and famous for their giant servings of ice cream and very, very, very hot homemade Chili.
To work off the ice cream, we climbed to the top of the lighthouse and enjoyed the views after reading up on some history of the area. We then went beach combing and had too much fun chatting, because when we turn around… the water was in. We didn’t know if we should chance it and walk back on the rail road and just jump if the train comes or climb the jagged rocks along the shore and say “Ouch” with every step we make or chance getting wet and wrapped in seaweed. When my sister and I got back, our husbands just looked at us and asked why we were wet.
At the end of the day, we sat on the benches facing the water and watched the ferry take passengers to and from Whidbey Island. Also another place to enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwest sunsets. Fireworks were not allowed last year, you may want to check with the city first. We did fireworks at home later that night. To learn more about the city of Mukilteo, CLICK HERE.
This year for the fourth, we will be camping in LaConner and riding our bikes aboard the ferry to Lopez or Shaw Island. Can’t wait to share that adventure with you guys!