Washington Island has year-round residents, many of whose Icelandic or Scandinavian forefathers were original settlers. Today the mainstay of the island economy is tourism.
Cruisers with bicycles visiting this special place will find 100 miles of paved roads perfect for pedaling the island on a discovery tour.
There are plenty of parks and recreation areas, notably Red Barn Park and Gislason Public Beach, where the visitor can find storytelling, live music and picnic grounds, along with Mountain Tower, a scenic lookout at the highest point on the island. The island is a major bird flyway, making birding a popular activity.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!