Choose life on a Two Lane Road
with the Two Lane Road Team
at Windermere, Orcas Island
When you take that first step onto a ferry bound for Orcas Island, you'll leave behind the stop lights and congestion and enter a world that doesn't object when time seems to pass slowly. During your journey you'll glide by a string of evergreen jewels, the largest of the 743 islands created during the Ice Age. You'll pass rocky points that define sheltered coves, and beaches surrounded by madrona trees. Forty of our islands are inhabited, some by a lone occupant, but the majority of our population is located on Lopez Island, Shaw Island, San Juan Island and Orcas Island.
"Orcas Island, considered to be the most spectacular [of the San Juan Islands], with over 36,000 acres, is the largest... has been a favorite for generations of visitors from all over the earth. The population is widely spread out adding to its feeling of peaceful, tranquil privacy. Mt. Constitution in Moran State Park offers panoramic views of all the archipelago, and is surrounded by miles of trails and breathtaking scenery." -- from the San Juan Islands telephone directory