The Character Of A Place…La Conner, Washington

Seaport Landing

Have you ever noticed, when you go walking in a small town, a neighborhood, or even a village, the storefront signs really tell you the character of a place.

crab pots

Walking down a street is like opening a book… The words and the pictures on the signs begin to tell a story.

Lime Dock

La Conner, Washington is a wonderful town in the Skagit Valley with its main street following along the  Swinomish SloughWaterway 2

There are so many fun shops and delightful restaurants…you can spend the day just wandering and Camera Walking. The parade of signs can entice you in for a great breakfast at the Calico Cupboard Cafe...

Callico Round

A celebration of the local artists at Expressions Art Gallery

art expression

Answering a dream of new walking clothes at Walking Mod

Walking Mod

Following a staircase to learn the history of the area

Laconner Hill climp

After a busy day of exploring, you can catch your breath with a stop for a refreshing treat.

Sweet Shop

Or a nice cold local brew at La Conner Brewing Company


Dinner at the Tree House is delightful. You really need to give it a try!

Tree House Eats

La Conner has several delightful places to stay, but the Channel Lodge Hotel is so delightful looking out over the Slough.

Channel Inn Lodge

You can relax and watch the boats go by, feel a welcome breeze off the water, and watch the light fade into the warm evening.

Waterway 1

These storefronts and their charming signs have given us a wonderful story of this charming town. As you experience each step, you cannot pass-up thinking about yesteryear… and the beauty of today.

Hanging basket

“Today you’ll find La Conner as picturesque as it was in the early days – many original buildings have been restored and now house retail shops, restaurants and museums. The town of La Conner and the Rainbow Bridge are listed on state and national historic registries; if you’re a history buff, La Conner’s Walking Tour of Historic Landmarks map is a great way to learn more about the early days of La Conner, as is a visit to the Skagit County Historical Museum.

For nearly 150 years, La Conner has had a special place in the hearts of its residents and visitors; we expect that it will continue to be one of Washington State’s most-loved historic communities for generations to come.”      Thanks to

CleaverKAthy Sign

We are proud to have a local La Conner business partnering with us to make our new line of logo-wear. Clever Kathy Designs has a wonderful selection of local clothing and souvenir gifts. Kathy is working with us to bring CameraWalking to your next shirt, hat, vest, or fun bag. We will be launching the line very soon…stay tuned at and our CameraWalking Facebook Page.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to take a daily walk with your camera for health, fitness, and creativity!

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2 Responses to The Character Of A Place…La Conner, Washington

  1. My sons boat is the one in the picture with the crab pots.

  2. Dorothy Grossglass says:

    We lived in Shelter Bay for 15 years and so enjoyed La Conner. Our guests always loved walking the unique waterfront and shopping at the one-of-a-kind shops. Miss it!

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