The 10 Best Things to Do in Freeland, United States

September 8, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Freeland is a census-designated place (CDP) on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, United States. At the time of the 2010 census the population was 2,045. The town received its name based on its origins as a socialist commune in the early 1900s—. Literally, in the eyes of its founders, the land of the town was to be free for all people. Some of the first settlers were veterans of a prior experiment in socialism, the nearby Equality Colony.
Restaurants in Freeland

1. Double Bluff County Park

6325 Double Bluff Rd, Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA 98249-9567 +1 360-679-7331
Excellent
63%
Good
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Double Bluff County Park

Reviewed By Angeles - Burien, Washington

Almost everyone at the park was there to walk dogs or take them to a no leash area.

The park is really pretty small. Fortunately, we were there at a minus tide so we could walk past the signs that said private beach. (In Washington, property owners own the beach to the average low mean tide.)

Nice driftwood. Nice beaches. Best thing about our visit was the Bonaparte's Gulls that were taking advantage of the low tide to fish.

2. Whidbey Island Distillery

3466 Craw Rd, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-9505 +1 360-321-4715
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
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5 based on 121 reviews

Whidbey Island Distillery

Whidbey Island Distillery is a family owned business run by three generations of the Heising family. We set out in 2009 to make distilled spirits on Washington's own Whidbey Island, and in September 2011 we sold the first bottle of our Loganberry Liqueur. Bev and Steve Heising bought 9 acres of beautiful Whidbey Island hillside in 2009. They renovated existing buildings to include a distillery building (the Bunker), a residence (the Bunk House), a tasting room, and other multi-use buildings on the property. Since then the Whidbey Island Distillery has become a recognized producer of some of finest spirits in the world. Among numerous awards, our Blackberry Liqueur holds a 98 rating by the Beverage Testing Institute making it the highest rated spirit (of any kind) produced in North America.

Reviewed By zooby54 - Olean NY

This week we were visiting the Seattle area and wanted to do a "bucket" list side trip to Whidbey Island. While there we had to stop at a family tradition...the Whidbey Island Distillery. While I have had several relatives bring me back bottles of the Loganberry Liquor, now was my time. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the distillery and an novice introduction/explanation of a very sophisticated cutting edge set of stills. Then came the tasting, starting out with the very smooth Bunker Whiskey, followed by a sampling of the liquors. Bottom line, left with a bottle of the Whiskey and 3 bottles of the liquors to be enjoyed by friends and family in New York State (yes the bubble wrapped bottles made not only the trip but inspection by TSA! This is a must see destination! Staff were wonderful and very informed about their products. Listen to the interesting history of the place, the focus upon the use of quality locally grown ingredients, and certainly sample the goods....after indulging maybe you too can go agate hunting at the Deception Pass North Beach and relive other memories of childhood!

3. Cadee Distillery

8912 Highway 525, Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA 98236 +1 360-969-5565
Excellent
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5 based on 109 reviews

Cadee Distillery

HANDCRAFTED ON WHIDBEY ISLAND CLINTON, WA UNITED STATES Distillery tasting room offering tastings for all of the award winning products Bourbon, Rye, Gins & Vodka. Our passion is crafting unique, delicious and affordable whiskey and other tipples with a focus on food pairings and sipping enjoyment in mind throughout the creative process. Founder Colin Campbell, whose Scottish heritage foretold his true calling, is creating handcrafted small batch spirits in the Pacific Northwest's first Scottish-style distillery, Cadée. My clan has been distilling for over 500 years since 1494 when our first taxes were paid to the English government. Cadée, which means pure in Gaelic, signifies our commitment of using only the purest ingredients in a pristine and pure setting - beautiful Whidbey Island. Nestled in the village of Port Clinton, Washington situated between the looming Cascade mountains and the majestic Olympic mountain range, lies the Isle of Whidbey's Scottish-Style distillery, Cadée. We look forward to sharing our spirits with you at the Tasting Room, or through your local retailer. Sláinte Colin & the Cadée Team

Reviewed By donlowry3 - Salem, Oregon

My wife and I had a wonderful trip to Widbey Island in 2016. One of the highlights was finding Cadee Distillery. The host, Colin, was extremely informative and guided us through a few tastings. We were so enamored with the rye whiskey and gin, that we bought one of each. The rye is sweet and slightly spicy with a smooth and lingering after taste; now one of our favorite ryes. The gin is robust with juniper and citrus flavors but with a somewhat floral nose; perfect in a very dry martini. We want to thank you for spending some your time with us and also for sharing your passion for distilling. Only problem now is we have to drive to Washington to resupply.

Don and Peggy

4. Green-bank Farm

765 Wonn Rd, Greenbank, Whidbey Island, WA 98253-6422 +1 360-222-3797
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Green-bank Farm

Reviewed By JCzapski - Farmington, MI USA

We detoured to do a wine tasting here and enjoyed it a lot. They do several fruit wines that are very different as well as some traditional wines & reds. We didn't have a lot of time to wander but there are shops galore and a cafe that supposedly serves excellent pies. Next time we visit we'll explore more.

5. Double Bluff Beach

S Double Bluff Rd & E Shore Ave, Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA 98249
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Double Bluff Beach

Reviewed By noori_8 - DC Metropolitan Area

...you can see everything. A friend took me here for a walk along the beach. Such a lovely place, and, if the clouds roll back for you, you get a view that sweeps from the Olympics all the way the the Cascades with Seattle dwarfed by Mt. Rainier somewhere in the middle.

Great place for exploring with kids and dogs.

This beach is now on my A-list...

179 2nd St, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-9850 +1 360-221-1242
Excellent
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Good
21%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 106 reviews

Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery

Reviewed By NanorKen

My 3 friends and I popped in to Callahan's on Friday morning. We all loved his glass art, and decided we wanted to each make something. Luckily, Callahan had time to accommodate all of us (approx 25 - 30 min per person). Callahan was a gracious, fun and informative instructor. We each made something different, so we got to learn different techniques. It was a safe, hands on, joyful experience for us all. Highly recommend for all ages.

7. Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens

3531 Meerkerk Ln, Greenbank, Whidbey Island, WA 98253-6208 +1 360-678-1912
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens

Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, a not-for-profit garden open to the public, encompasses ten acres of display and educational gardens enveloped by forty-three acres of woodland preserve with nature trails. Friends of Meerkerk memberships, plant sales, admission donations and contributions combine to care for the Gardens.

Reviewed By CCRR - Los Angeles, CA

I've been to Meerkerk a few times and can't wait to go back! These gardens are great for nature lovers and stops with the kids. The gardens are very peaceful and offer many photo ops. Love sitting on a bench and enjoying this unique and...MoreCome back often! Every season offers something for the visitor. Thanks for visiting.

8. Mutiny Bay Distillery

5490 Cameron Rd, Freeland, Whidbey Island, WA 98249-9782 +1 360-331-3797
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5 based on 8 reviews

Mutiny Bay Distillery

Mutiny Bay Distillery is a producer of artisan craft whiskey and liqueurs from premium local ingredients, and the proud producer of the first aged whiskey on Whidbey Island. Each hand-made small batch reflects the character of the grains, the barrel-aging process, and the distiller's artistic imprint.

Reviewed By heathersS0226OC

If you like whiskey and are on Whidbey Island, stop on in! We dropped by on a Friday afternoon for a tasting. Our favorites were the Sweet Lulu and Coffee Liqueur...delicious! The owners are super friendly, knowledgable and gave us a tour of the distillery.

9. Holmes Harbor Cellars

4591 Honeymoon Bay Rd, Greenbank, Whidbey Island, WA 98253-6309 +1 360-331-3544
Excellent
94%
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5 based on 15 reviews

Holmes Harbor Cellars

Reviewed By Gina V - Freeland, Washington

We have been to Holmes Harbor Cellars a number of times. It is a very friendly place with great wines and many opportunities to taste and celebrate their current vintages. On a beautiful property, it is a great place to stop, and then come by again!

10. Spoiled Dog Winery

5881 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-9518 +1 360-661-6226
Excellent
68%
Good
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Spoiled Dog Winery

Extraordinary Pinot Noir from the heart of Puget Sound. Enjoy our fine wines including estate-grown and award-winning varieties at our vineyard and winery. Sami (and sometimes Brix) will love to greet you. We're located off SR 525 on Maxwelton, a short drive from the Clinton Ferry

Reviewed By oatti0252 - NJ


Very appropriate !
We were warmly welcomed to Spoiled Dog Winery by Sam who was as friendly as can be! This is a small Vineyard and does not sell its wine in any of the local stores. We had a nice tasting of 5 different wines for $10. The owner of the vineyard gave us informative information about the wines. We enjoyed the tasting very much. It was a fun stop while we were in Whidbey. . The Pinot noir was our favorite. We probably wouldn't have spent as much as we did for this wine but loved the label! You can do a tasting at the Green Bank Market of this wine for $1 a tasting. Much more reasonable then at the Vineyard...buying the wine at Green Bank market was more reasonable also. Though if you want the full experience I'd recommend going directly to this Winery.

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