is known as the friendliest of the San Juan Islands. There
is a genuine spirit of community and a special feeling for
life that pervades the population of 2200. Waving to passing
motorists is a local custom, often catching the visitor off-guard.
The landscape, covering 29.5 square miles, blends woods with
pastoral farmlands and shimmering vistas.
It is the most popular of the islands for bicycling, with
relatively flat terrain, fewer cars and roads that traverse
the landscape. Lopez is home to many artists, craftspeople,
musicians, farmers, fishermen, nature lovers, and eccentrics.
Lopez Village is about 4 miles from the ferry landing and
is the commercial hub of the island. On your way
to the Village you will pass Lopez Island Vineyards, the Countys
oldest winery producing organically grown grapes and fine
wines. The Village, or Town, is home to several
art galleries, restaurants, a variety of shops, and a fully
stocked grocery store. You will also find the Historical Museum,
Thrift Shop, Community Center, Post Office, Bank, Medical
Clinic, Library, Skate Park and Chamber of Commerce Office.
The Village Park offers public restrooms, shower, and picnic
tables. The center of the Island is marked by Lopez School
and the local hardware and lumber store. If you continue to
the south end, Islandale will fill your essential needs with
a convenience store and gas station.
Lopez Island Information: Google
Maps | Airport
[Photo and information from
the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce.]