Sweet Woodruff
Vacation Hide Away
Island, WA

Activities and Amenities Sweet Woodruff bed and breakfast inn on Anderson Island, WA.

You can be busy – or not.  It's your vacation - you decide!  The activities and amenities of Anderson Island have much to offer for your get-away. 

Kayaking – Explore approximately fifteen miles of shoreline, bays and coves or make a crossing to Key Peninsula, Nisqually Reach, or circumnavigate other islands.  Bring your own boat and equipment.  We can assist with your trip planning.

Hiking – Try a relaxing one mile nature hike on the Jane Cammon Trail, or a longer hike to Andy’s Marine Park for a little beach combing.  A short trail at the historic Johnson Farm will take you through the cool woods and by a quiet pond.  Our newest trail, Jacob's point, 2.4 miles and offers water and mountain views, picnic tables along the way; beach access and a restroom near the trail's end.  Bring a picnic and spend the day. (Check out the Anderson Island Parks website for more details.)

Lakes* – Swimming, fishing, paddling, motor boating, and usage of personal watercraft are available on the two fresh water lakes (regulations apply).

Parks* – There are several beautiful parks on the island, some with play equipment, tennis courts, swim beaches, volley ball, picnic facilities, and restrooms.

* – A salt water marina is located on the east side of the island with picnic shelter and restrooms. 

Golf* – Beautifully maintained par three, 9 hole course.  Paved cart paths.  Club and cart rentals available.

- Go on line, download coordinates to your GPS or phone, or print written clues, and explore the island, looking for treasures.  There are over 50 geocaches on the island, just waiting to be discovered.

– Country roads, quiet neighborhoods, little traffic.  Many areas have hills, but there are some flatter areas as well.

Shopping The Island General Store provides an excellent range of food products, fishing gear, and hardware, as well as a deli and souvenir clothing.  The historic Johnson Farm has original buildings, community gardens, a gift shop and museum, open only on weekends April through mid-December, or by appointment in off season.    
– Come join us for some real traditional local ambiance.  We are just “real folk” who enjoy having fun.  Some of the annual events include:  

  • Fire Department Pancake Breakfast (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Farm Days (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Salmon Bake (July 4th Weekend)   
  • Community Fair (Labor Day Weekend)
  • Concert at the Farm
  • Friday Share & Care at the Community Center (Lunch, games, conversation - free)

Restaurants – The Riviera Lakeshore Restaurant is a full service facility, open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Winter days and hours are limited.  Check for availability.  They frequently feature live music on weekends.  The Island Café serves breakfast and lunch daily, and dinners three nights a week.  This is where the locals gather for a good cup of coffee and visiting. There is also a deli at the Island General Store and a few breakfast items, snacks.

R&R – Catch up on your reading, take a nap, enjoy the sounds of nature and the quiet peacefulness that will surround you.  Watch for deer, raccoons, squirrels, pilliated woodpeckers, eagles and other birds. On a clear night, go outside and look up at the millions of stars overhead.  The island is truly a retreat from the pressures and hectic lifestyle of the city.

Off Island Events and Activities:  If you would like to visit the sites or attend events in the Tacoma area, ferry service is frequent.  Just be sure to plan your return so you don't miss the last boat! 

*The Riviera Community provides some of the amenities listed for members and guests only.  As a guest of Sweet Woodruff you are permitted to utilize facilities.  Any usage fees (i.e. boat launch) are the resposibility of the guest.



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