Top Things to Do On Bainbridge Island


Just a short ferry ride from Seattle, awaits the beautiful Bainbridge Island waiting to be explored. The island is known for a “rich in history, culture and natural beauty” and offers adventure and attractions for just about everyone. If you are planning a trip, or even a move to the island, I have put together a list of my top favorite things to do in Bainbridge. Welcome to Island life!

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is a new museum known for displaying contemporary visual art and often hosts workshop events and meet and greets with local artists. The museum is just a quick walk from the ferry which makes it a wonderful attraction to stop by once you arrive.

Heyday Farm

Shop, cook, or even stay at the Heyday Farm and experience a small taste of the country life. The farm kitchen allows guests to learn about local food and to be nourished on a working farmstead nestled within a picturesque and small island community on the Puget Sound”.  Their unique atmosphere encourages “the connections between people and food" and creates “a special experience to help you, your family and friends celebrate life's milestones”.

Bloedel Reserve

Take a walk through the Bloedel Reserve where you will be greeted by “sweeping vistas, woodland trails, formal gardens, soothing water features and more”. What makes this reserve special, is the way Mr. Bloedel focused on varying textures and shades when creating the reserve as a result of being colorblind. 

Island Vintners

For those looking to relax and enjoy a little wine tasting, I recommend stopping by this local tasting room and art gallery. Anti-pasta plates are offered on a daily basis and include a delectable cheese, charcuterie, and wild smoked salmon, a true staple of the Pacific Northwest.

Hitchcock Restaurant

Calling all foodies! Bainbridge is also known for exquisite cuisine and Chef McGill delivers a one of a kind experience with his locally sourced menu. Named one of “top ten Best New Restaurants by both the Seattle Times and Seattle Magazine”, People’s Best New Chef by Food and Wine Magazine, and even featured in Vogue magazine, you can expect a dazzling experience when you dine at Hitchcock!

To learn more about life on Bainbridge Island and how you can make the move, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Karen Keefe

A savvy Realtor who listens to her clients. Creating positive results are the driving forces that underscore Karen's nearly decade of real estate experience. A resident of Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County for 38 years where she raised her 3 children. . So no matter what property type or price point, she has always been dedicated to offering extraordinary service. Karen is a second generation real estate professional and has been a licensed residential broker since 2006 with roots deeply embedded in Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap for over 32 years.

Karen is dedicated to partnering with her clients, listening to their unique needs and assisting them in navigating a dynamic marketplace with the goal of a smooth and successful transaction. Selling a home is more than sticking a sign in the ground and waiting for the phone to ring. Karen brings a team of professionals with a proven track record; from an award-winning marketing team and professional photography to a gardener and home stager. She has the proven history of making sure the job is done right the first time