Picture of me in tulip field, April 2004.

West part of Skagit County is noted for Tulip and Daffodil fields in April.  Fields are located west of Mt. Vernon and around Laconner.  Many along Mclean Road.  Tulips are a big tourist draw during the 2 week tulip festival.  Bicyclists enjoy touring the fields.  We ride along the shoulder past cars that are waiting in festival traffic. 

Daffodils are less noted, but stay in the fields longer.  Tulips are chopped off to strengthen the bulbs while daffodils are allowed to stay until the flower perishes; its bulb doesn't require the flower to be chopped off for the bulb to mature.