Living January 4, 2022

Winter Activities in Stanwood and Camano Island

Finding things to occupy your time on cold winter days can be a struggle, especially if you want to do more than lounge at home. If you’re close to the Stanwood/Camano Island area this winter, look no further for some fun activities that will get you out of the house and bring some joy to you and your family.


6 Winter Activities To Do in Stanwood and Camano Island

1. Go to the Movies

Going to the theater is always a fun experience, especially when you get a nice cozy reprieve from the cold conditions outside. Check out the films playing at Stanwood Cinemas, get some classic movie theater snacks, and turn an average evening into a great one in no time.


2. Visit Local Coffee Shops

If you’re an avid coffee drinker or if you need a place to stop for a hot beverage, make a stop at two local coffee shops that are sure to impress:

Camano Island Coffee

This coffee shop sells ethically sourced coffee, meaning that they take into account everything from farmer safety to habitat preservation while sourcing their coffee beans. Camano Island Coffee creates unique blends and brews that deliver different flavors such as cocoa, fruit, nuts, and subtle sweetness.

Locals Espresso

Locals Espresso has been voted as the coffee shop with the best espresso in Stanwood/Camano Island for the last 14 years. This shop prides itself on being loved by the Stanwood area locals, so you know it’s good! Locals Espresso offers all kinds of coffee drinks, as well as pastries and kid-friendly drinks.


3. Get Out in Nature

Nature is beautiful all year round, and if you’re dressed properly for the weather, winter walks can be incredibly refreshing. They also offer some incredible sights that can only be witnessed during the chilliest time of the year. 


Take a trip to Camano Ridge Trail at Camano Forest Preserve to witness the beauty of evergreens in winter, or head to the Eide Road Preserve located in Stanwood for a breath of fresh air.


4. Sled at Terry’s Corner

Terry’s Corner isn’t only home to the Camano Commons Marketplace and our Windermere office, but it’s also the location of Freedom Park, a great place to go sledding with the family. You’ll also find the Camano Island Coffee stand in the same vicinity, so you can stop for a hot drink before hitting the hill.


5. Participate in the Great Northwest Glass Quest

This event is “a unique treasure hunt for hand-blown glass balls,” that takes place in Stanwood and Camano Island. This year, the Great Northwest Glass Quest starts on February 12th and ends on February 21st. When you find a small plastic ball hidden in the area, you get a free hand-blown piece of art! You don’t need to pay to play, but you can donate to the cause and learn more about the event here.


6. Take the Stanwood Ski Bus to Mt. Baker

The Stanwood Ski Bus is a service specifically for school-aged kids that want to ski or snowboard on Mt. Baker. The Ski Bus will be back in action for the 2022 season and will be heading to Mt. Baker on Saturdays for 4 weeks starting in March. This is a great opportunity and experience for those wishing to sharpen their winter sports skills and shred some snow!


Even though it can be tempting to stay inside all winter and wait for the warmer months, it would be a shame to miss out on all of the fun activities in the Stanwood/Camano Island area. Whether you live in this corner of the PNW year-round or you’re just visiting for a weekend trip, be sure to keep this list in mind while planning out your season.