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Aerial view of the northern part of Bainbridge Island adjoining Puget Sound, with Agate Passage in center, Liberty Bay on the Kitsap Peninsula in the background, and the Hood Canal beyond

Bainbridge Island is connected to Seattle via the Washington State Ferries system and to Poulsbo and the Suquamish Indian Reservation by State Route 305, which uses the Agate Pass Bridge. The island is approximately 5 miles (8 km) wide and 10 miles (16 km) long, encompassing nearly 17,778 acres (27.778 sq mi; 71.95 km2), and is one of the larger islands in Puget Sound.

The historic nine villages on the island still exist to this day; this includes the neighborhoods of  Port MadisonBattle Point, Point White, Lynwood Center, Port Blakely, and Eagle Harbor, as well as the neighborhoods at Manzanita, Fletcher Bay, and Rolling Bay.

 

Panoramic view of Eagle Harbor from the Harbour Public House. The bridge in the foreground is part of the Harbour Marina, while the boats are in the Winslow Wharf Marina.

Winslow is the downtown core and has most of the shopping and dining. Lynwood Center on the south end of the island has several restaurants and a small hotel. Fletcher Bay, which is centrally located, has a small grocery store and one restaurant. Rolling Bay, on the east side of the island, is a small commercial center with Bay Hay and Feed, the Bud Hawk Post Office and several commercial shops.

 

Cyclists disembarking the ferry for the Chilly Hilly on Bainbridge Island.

The island is quite hilly and is known for its popular Chilly Hilly bicycle ride every February. This ride has been the unofficial start to the bicycling season in the Pacific Northwest since 1975. The sport of pickleball was invented by the family of congressman Joel Pritchard at their summer home on Bainbridge Island in 1965. It is similar to badminton and tennis, but played with paddles and a lightweight plastic ball.

 

 

 

Average Temperatures in Bainbridge Island

In Bainbridge Island, the summers are short, warm, dry, and partly cloudy and the winters are very cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 78°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 87°F.

The warm season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 22 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 78°F and low of 57°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 13 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 37°F and high of 45°F.

 

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