Walking Horse Country Farm (360/376-5306 or 877/376-9423, www.walkinghorse farm.com) leads guided trail rides on its distinctive Tennessee walking horses, as well as carriage rides. The Orcas Island Country Golf Club (Orcas Rd. southwest of Eastsound, 360/376-4400, www.orcasisland.com/golf) is a nine-hole public course.
Gnat’s Nature Hikes (360/376-6629) guides hikes within Moran State Park or to one of the outer island marine parks; these start at $25 per person for a 3.5-hour hike. Tortas and Hare Excursions (360/376-2464) offers historic tours of Orcas Island.
Orcas Athletics (100 A St., Eastsound, 360/376-6361, www.bellacorporate.com) is a full athletic club with racquetball court, swimming pool, saunas, hot tub, and more. Nonmembers can work out here for a $15 fee.
The Seattle YMCA’s Camp Orkila (206/382-5001, www.seattleymca.org) has an excellent day camp all summer long for school-age children.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition