Kingston, on the shore of Appletree Cove, is a 30-minute ferry ride from Edmonds.
A rip-roaring lumber town in the early 1850's, it's quieter now as the constant whine of the sawmill has given way to the occasional blast of a ferry whistle.
Known as the "Little City by the Sea", Kingston is the northern gateway to the Kitsap Peninsula and Olympic National Park & Forest.
Founded in 1853 by Benjamin Bannister, the father of Kingston, the community was originally known as Apple Tree Cove. Now the social and economic center of the north end of the Peninsula, Kingston features its own community center, theater groups and shopping district. With an independent movie theater and wonderful restaurants, Kingston is a treasure of a town!
Stroll the tiny town and enjoy the waterfront ambiance, cozy cafes and quaint shops.
The Port of Kingston Marina has 40 guest slips and shower & laundry facilities. The marina is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
The community hosts a variety of events during the year, including its popular Farmer's Market, held on Saturdays mid-April to mid-October at the Port of Kingston Marina Park, next to the ferry dock.