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Port of Skagit Marks 10th Anniversary of Trail System

Burlington -- The Port of Skagit will host a celebration July 30 to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of its popular 10.13-mile system of nature trails around port properties on Bayview Ridge.

 Port staff members will be at the trail parking lot on the corner of Ovenell Road and Higgins Airport Way between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. July 30 to greet walkers, runners and cyclists with refreshments and information about the trail system. The first 200 participants will receive commemorative gifts.  

 A gravel system winding through forests, along roadways and around wetlands, the trail system is open to bicycles, pedestrians and pets on the leash. With relatively little change in elevation and a smooth surface, the trail’s degree of difficulty is Easy.

 The looped system includes a northern section that extends from Josh Wilson Road through the Bayview Business Park, to Skagit Regional Airport; the southern section extends from the airport south across Higgins Airport Way to Crosswind Drive and along Ovenell Road, ending near the corner of Ovenell and Farm-to-Market roads. Trails are open from dawn to dusk.

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Linda Tyler, Community Outreach Administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email