All aboard the shellfish trail—

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Like shellfish? Then the Washington Shellfish Trail is where to start your next journey. Volunteers are working with folks that grow, cook, and display shellfish to create a fun trail that you can follow to explore all that is shellfish.


Similar to the wine trails of Eastern Washington, the trail will bring you from the Columbia River north to the Canadian border and explore not only Washington’s famous oysters, but also clams, geoducks, and mussels. Visit farms, gather your own shellfish off public beaches and attend events that embrace this resource. The Washington Shellfish Trail will guide you on your year-round journey.

Understanding the role of shellfish in our communities is essential to the long term health of our shellfish resources. The trail will emphasize the interconnectedness of aquaculture within our rural communities and the value of shellfish to our well being. The Shellfish Trail was recently awarded funding from the National Sea Grant Program and is being developed by the partnership of Image In Action Design and Washington Sea Grant.

The options are endless and build upon the other Washington trail systems such as the Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway. All of the stops will have specific points of interest and learning opportunities that will enhance your adventure.

If you are interested in your shellfish company or site becoming part of the trail please contact us for details.