Bainbridge Island‘s charm, natural beauty, rural character and historical significance make it a wonderful destination. We start our Step Into Nature series this year with an easy, but stunning 2-mile stroll through the Bloedel Reserve. Our guided tour of the Reserve’s 150 acres will reveal a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully manicured gardens including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, a Reflection Pool, and the Bloedel’s former estate home. After our tour we’ll drive into Winslow for lunch on your own. Choose from a variety of restaurants near the waterfront. After lunch, you’ll have a bit of time to explore Winslow’s quaint shops before our next stop at the Museum of History. At the Museum where we will meet our local guide, who will educate us about Bainbridge Island History and lead us to the Japanese-American Exclusion Memorial. The sinuous, curving Memorial Wall is built on the historic Eagledale Ferry dock where the first 227 Japanese American island residents were banished from their homes to be placed in concentration camps during WWII.
$84/$94 Member/General Public
Includes transportation, admission, tours and snacks. Lunch on own.
Departs OSC 8:00/LSC 8:30 am. Returns apprx. 7:30 pm.