Dream Island Escapes

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Doe Bay Café

Photo: Michael Hanson

Local Cuisine

Doe Bay Café (pictured)
After a short ferry hop to Orcas Island, drive northeast to Doe Bay Resort and Retreat. At the sprawling, campy spot, simple cabins, yurts, and domes tuck into the woods around the resort's waterside general store and Doe Bay Café, where the menu is almost completely organic. The poached duck egg, sourced from Orcas, is cooked perfectly and paired with greens and creamy grits. 107 Doe Bay Road, Olga, WA, 360/376-2291; doebay.com/cafe/cafe.html.

The Market Chef
Pick up sandwiches at The Market Chef in Friday Harbor and head to the island's southern tip to American Camp—a former army base overlooking Griffin Bay. Here, easy walking trails weave through golden meadows of waist-high grass on the way to the shore. 225 A Street, Friday Harbor, WA; 360/378-4546

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