Edison is a quaint artist’s community founded in 1869 in Skagit Valley, and is 1.5 hours north of Seattle.
The small township of Edison is situated on the edge of a scenic slough overlooking Samish Bay, with distant views of the San Juan Islands.
Edison’s bustling main street is full of gourmet restaurants, art galleries, and a popular brewery.
10 best things to do in Edison WA
1. Stop by Terramar Brewstillery.
Terramar is both a brewery and distillery, with a prime location at the end of Edison’s main street.
It has both a family friendly brewery taproom with large outdoor patio area in summer, and a sophisticated speakeasy (21+). Stop for lunch and dinner, and enjoy small plates, artisan pizzas and salads.
2. Eat at delicious restaurants in Edison WA.
There is a great selection of top rated restaurants in Edison WA.
Mariposa Taqueria is a colorful, rustic Mexican restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, with plenty of outdoor seating in a garden setting.
Another popular option is Slough Food, with a great selection of wine, cheese, meats and Panini.
Slough Food has a charming outdoor patio overlooking the slough at Edison.
Tweets Café (cash or check only) is a breakfast and brunch restaurant serving delicious meals from locally sourced ingredients.
3. Enjoy artisanal breads and pastries at Breadfarm.
The top rated Breadfarm serves the most delicious artisanal breads, like black olive mezza ciabatta, and Parisian baguettes. Indulge in scrumptious pastries like fruit danish, pain-au-chocolat, and croissants, or cookies like coconut macaroons and vanilla shortbread. There is only a walk-up window, and no indoor seating.
4. Check out the Smith and Vallee art gallery.
Step inside the historic Skagit Valley Schoolhouse to see contemporary works by local artists at the Smith and Vallee art gallery. This gallery was established in 2006, and specializes in Northwest masters. They also operate a beautiful vacation rental next door, and a cabinet making business.
5. Stop by the Book Shucker bookstore.
This tiny bookstore is next door to Terramar Brewstillery, on the edge of Edison Slough.
6. Shop for unique gifts in Edison WA.
Edison WA has three unique gift shops; Hedgerow, the Shop Curator, and The Lucky Dumpster (below), selling art, candles, clothes, ceramics, fragrances, jewelry and more!
7. Book an event at the 1930’s Edison Granary.
This rustic building is surrounded by farmland and views of the Cascades, and is available to rent.
8. Go blueberry picking!
Bow Hill Blueberries is 5 minutes drive east of Edison, and has U-pick blueberries during late summer. Their cute little store also sells blueberry ice-creams, popsicles, juices and body scrubs!
9. Purchase some gourmet cheeses.
The award winning Samish Bay Cheese is 3 minutes east of Edison WA, and serves fresh and aged cheeses from organic milk produced on their own farm. Many of these cheeses have achieved quite the following from customers.
10. Explore surrounding areas.
Edison is centrally located in the Skagit Valley, providing easy access to the charming townships of Anacortes and La Conner. It’s also near the southern entrance to the scenic Chuckanut Drive, that ends at Bellingham.