This trail initially winds through the Cap Sante Frisbee Golf course, then continues up a half-mile, climbing 225 feet to the Cap Sante summit. Along the way, Kiosk 3 talks about the park’s creation and the Marinners’ Pageant, a festival that featured Cap Sante. At the trails conclusion, Kiosk 4 shares the story of how Cap Sante got its name, and the geological makeup of the head. Finally, enjoy panoramic views of Anacortes and Mount Baker.
An easy walk on flat pavement, the Marina Walkway tracks along the shoreline out to public beach access and picnic tables. This walk provides fantastic views of Cap Sante Marina, and is a light walk for the whole family.
The area around the rim of where Cap Sante Marina is now was called, for a time, "Little Chicago" likely in reference to the Hooverville-like structures built there. The comparison has been exaggerated as most of the structures were actually boat houses, though some people did live there and many did not have legal claim to the land the structures were built on.
In 1956, the residents were evicted and in 1957, the structures were burned in preparation for the construction of Cap Sante Marina.