Bluff Trail, Ebey's Landing, Sherman-Bishop Farms, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA.
Walk the Ebey's Prairie Trail along the green fields of Sherman-Bishop Farms then ascend the scenic Bluff Trail in Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, on Whidbey Island, Washington, USA. In the distance, fog rolls across the beach called Ebey's Landing, on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, at the gateway to Puget Sound. A few thousand years ago, the basin of Ebey's Prairie was a lake which silted to become marshland and then grassland attractive for farming. In 1850, Isaac Neth Ebey (Whidbey Island's first permanent Euro-American settler) chose to homestead this low, flat area which has easy beach access to upper reaches of the island. Ebey's Landing became a popular boat launch, supported by the historic Ferry House (built in 1860), where early travelers could get lodging, food, postal services, supplies, and overland transportation to the Island County seat across the island (at Penn Cove). Start your walking tour of the scenic Bluff Trail either from Ebey's Prairie Trail on Sunnyside Cemetery Wayside on Cemetery Road, or from the beach lot at Ebey's Landing State Park. This panorama was stitched from 4 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download