Seeking a Change of Scenery?

After months of quarantine you might be itching to get some fresh air and step out of the house. Last month, we highlighted some wonderful hikes around the island to marvel at nature and stretch your legs. This month, we’d like to look at some of the local businesses open that you can safely support and visit for a change of scenery.


Photo Courtesy of Bloedel Reserve

Bloedel Reserve

The Reserve is one of the greatest gifts both to local residents as well as guests from elsewhere. It gives everyone an inspiring experience and opportunity to explore nature. To protect the health and safety of their guests, Bloedel Reserve is offering a timed ticketing system for admission to makes sure the grounds stay at an appropriate capacity. For more information, or to request tickets, please visit

Photo Courtesy of Bainbridge Island Apothecary and Tea Shop

Bainbridge Island Apothecary and Tea Shop

A lovely new business on the island that just had their first soft opening July 3rd and are officially open for business as of July 8th, this new Apothecary and Tea Shop is sure to become a new favorite! Stop in for some delectable treats or browse their inventory of teas to add to your collection. Learn more information about their business hours here.


Photo Courtesy of Eleven Winery

Eleven Winery Paint and Sip July 10th

Join the winery along with Corks and Canvas Events for an evening of fun and creativity. Dust off your artistic skills with an instructor as you create the Bainbridge Island iconic ferry boat. The class includes step-by-step instruction, all paint supplies, brushes, and gloves (must be worn during the event). You must bring a mask to wear for arrival and departure for the safety of yourself and other guests. To get tickets, visit