The charming waterfront community of Kingston, known as the "Little city by the sea" is located on the beautiful Appletree Cove next to the terminal for the Washington State Ferry's Edmonds to Kingston, the 30-minute ferry route that serves dozens of communities throughout the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula region.
The Kingston-Edmonds route is one of the most popular on the ferry sytsem and is the one of the State's marine highways providing access for visitors headed to the Hood Canal, Olympic National Park, ocean beaches and ferries to Whidbey Island, Coupville and Victoria, BC.
The historic town of Kingston, founded in 1853 by Benjamin Bannister, was a thriving lumber town in 1880 until the mill closed in the early 1900's. Today the town is still thriving as a center of the greater Kingston area and a popular stop all year round for locals and visitors from around the region. The area is a well known destination for eco-recreation, adventure sports, water trail activities, and cycling.
A main feature of the community is it popular Port of Kingston marina that offers overnight moorage and a special kayak storage building and launch.
The Mike Wallace Waterfront Park is home to the Kingston Farmer's Market held from 10-3PM and Concerts on the Cove held during evening every Saturday during the summer.
Kingston's downtown main streets are lined with shops, galleries,
restaurants, ice cream and gelato parlors and ale houses and pubs serving up local award-winning
micro-brews. The old Kingston Hotel facing the ferry loading area houses several independent bakeries including some that offer gluten
The independent movie house, the Firehouse Theater is located in the historic firehouse. If you're looking for recreation, head to Kingston Adventures for kayak and stand up paddle board rentals..easy to launch at the Port of Kingston Marina which also offers 40 guest slips and shower & laundry facilities for marina guests.
The community hosts a variety of events at the Mike Wallace Park including the Annual Slug Fest, 4th of July Fireworks, Art & Craft Fair, Concerts on the Cove, Kites over Kingston and Light Boat Festival in December. For more information, visit our Calendar of Events or one of the links listed below.