Soaring With Bald Eagles in Manchester State Park, Washington
With 3,400 feet of remote saltwater shoreline curving along Rich Passage in the Puget Sound of Washington State, it’s no wonder that bald eagles bury their nests here in the tops of towering evergreens throughout Manchester State Park’s 111 acres. They’re easy to spot as they dip and soar, watching territorially over land that was once a U.S. military defense installation. The park still houses the remains of a 1901 torpedo warehouse, which now holds picnic tables and an outdoor brick fireplace for visitors' use. When hiking on the wooded trails, keep an eye peeled for a gun battery and a mining casement, all unmarked, but hard to miss in the middle of this pristine wilderness setting. The park is only about 20 miles from Seattle on the Southworth Ferry.