The historical reserve at Ebey's Landing is absolutely massive! The 4,589-acre region is framed on 2 sides by beautiful coastal views and hosts a large and diverse array of hiking trails, fishing opportunities, white sand beaches, and other recreational opportunities. Fishing is available at either main shoreline, but the city prohibits lake fishing inside of the reserve grounds. Several of the freshwater species in these lakes are in a state of preservation, which means look but don't touch!
The grounds also house a 2-story museum about the history of the reserve, as well as outlining what specifically the grounds contained prior to their preservation as wild lands. The Black Bay Historical Museum also contains all maps and information kiosks regarding the reserve's offerings, so if you have visited the reserve before, this is a great starting point.
As well as the cultural offers inside of Ebey’s landing, you can also stumble across the historic Bluff Trail. Bluff Trail is a 38 mile stretch of varied terrain that winds through the northern half of the grounds. The first 5 miles of these trails are the most paved and regularly maintained in the reserve, which is why the city suggests these as your best bet for taking your dog or dogs on.
Dogs are welcome anywhere on these grounds provided they're leashed, and accompanied by their owner at all times. The reserve provides dog bags and waste disposal stations free of charge at all official entrances and exits, so there's no reason not to keep things tidy! The bulk of the grounds are also maintained by the state, so there tends to always be two sets of eyes focused on the condition of Ebey's Landing.
A lot of the reserve is privately owned, which provides a generally higher standard of upkeep than you normally see in state-owned preserves. Because of this, it's crucial to stay respectful at all times. This means consistently cleaning up after yourself, as well as your canine companion. Again, this park is strictly on-leash concerning canines.