Bainbridge Island Visitor's Guide

Itinerary: A Few Hours

On Foot

You will find shops and eateries just up the hill from the ferry terminal, and a short walk east will bring you to the heart of downtown Winslow. Visit the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and the Kids’ Discovery Museum (known as “Kidimu”). Take a stroll through Waterfront Park.

Browse the one-of-a-kind shops and galleries and get a bite to eat in one of our many restaurants and cafes. (Our grocery stores have deli counters, too.) Keep your eye out for homemade ice cream, homemade candy, a yarn shop, an independent bookstore, a kitchen shop, a European candle shop and many other offerings.

You’ll find more restaurants – and a pub – on the harbor. Walk down to the foot of Madison Avenue (once the location of Winslow’s “Mosquito Fleet” dock) and follow the boardwalk for a close-up view of the marina and harbor.

With Transportation

Wheels – whether your own car or bike, bus (limited service hours and days), rental bike, or taxi – will give you the freedom to explore all of the island.

Highlights are the gardens and trails of the world-reknown Bloedel Reserve, the vineyards and winery at Day Road, the two waterfront former state parks, and the two plant nurseries/garden centers, Bainbridge Gardens and Bay Hay & Feed.

You can visit one of the many island parks, from the wilds of Gazzam Lake and the Grand Forest to Battle Point Park, with its amazing playground and astronomical observatory, ball fields, tennis courts and jogging path.

And you must have your picture taken next to Frog Rock, a rock with its own Facebook page – putting it in a special category with Mount Rushmore and Ayers Rock (Uluru) in Australia!