Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve is this week’s NPS National Park Getaway. It's the nation's oldest historic reserve and offers travelers outdoor recreation from camping to birding.
The nation’s first historical reserve, Ebey’s Landing protects a rural working landscape and community on Whidbey Island. Much of the reserve, with its rich agricultural prairies, woodlands, shorelines, and historic structures, appears to today's visitors much as it did a century ago. One hundred year-old farms are still active; forests are harvested; and century-old buildings still serve as homes or businesses. The historic waterfront town of Coupeville, located within the Reserve boundary, still serves as the county seat.
You’ll find plenty of recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, and biking. Spectacular views of beaches, water, and mountains, and an abundance of birds and wildlife add to the allure.
Read this week’s Getaway, at www.nps.gov/getaways to learn more about this timeless landscape.
National Park Service News Release, November 2, 2011. Contacts: Alix Roos, Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, 360-678-6084, Alix_Roos@nps.gov or Kat Kirby, NPS Headquarters, 202-208-6843, firstname.lastname@example.org. The NPS provides news releases for publications such as RV-Life-and-Travel.com to help spread the word about what our national parks can offer RVers, campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.