As you approach Bainbridge Island by ferry or bridge, glimpse at the quiet harbors and homes along the rocky shoreline and the densely forested hills. This vibrant, diverse community — rich in history, culture, and natural beauty — is ready for you to explore. Located 35 minutes by ferry from Seattle, the island enjoys a wonderful combination of farms, wineries, hiking trails, scenic vistas, and local arts.
The Bloedel Reserve is an internationally renowned public garden whose mission is to provide a tranquil and refreshing experience of nature. The Reserve’s 150 acres are a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens. Explore this historic estate and gardens that inspire avid gardeners and hobbyists alike. Visit our Gardens & Nurseries page to find other garden tours along your journey to the Kitsap Peninsula that will satisfy the needs of the green-thumbs in your group.
Nidoto Nai Yoni, translated as "Let It Not Happen Again," is the motto and mission of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. The memorial is located on the site of the former Eagledale ferry dock.
Bainbridge Performing Arts promotes appreciation of and participation in the performing arts to build, educate and inspire its vibrant, creative community.
There are a number of beautiful trails and nature preserves to explore on Bainbridge Island for your hiking pleasure. Some of the longer trails connect different portions of the island. Bainbridge Island Parks provides handy information, descriptions and printable maps. Also, check out our Kitsap Peninsula Trails Map page for town and community maps.
The Bainbridge Island Historical Society and Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Bainbridge Island's rich and colorful past. It's worth a visit to the museum which is housed in a 1908 schoolhouse with artifacts, photos & hands-on exhibits related to island history.