Lynwood Center | Bainbridge Island

Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island

If you want to visit the less touristy side of Bainbridge Island, and you still want to shop and find a great place to eat, be sure to visit Lynwood Center. Lynwood Center is a gathering place, located on Bainbridge Island’s westside, with wide sidewalks and outdoor seating in front of every storefront and restaurant. It’s also a short walk to some great hiking trails and beaches.

Getting to Lynwood Center

From the ferry, you can take a cab, an Uber/Lyft, or you can ride your bicycle over. Lynwood Center is a 30 minute bike ride (3.6 miles) from the ferry terminal and a regular pitstop on the annual Chilly Hilly.

Visiting Lynwood Center on a Rainy Day?

Check out what’s showing at the Lynwood Theater. Opened in 1936, the Lynwood Theater shows films that lean toward the independent variety and occasionally includes subtitles (sorry kids). Otherwise, plan on venturing out and spending time on the beaches and trails near Lynwood Center. My favorite trail starts at Schel Chelb Parkconnects with Peters Trail, and leads to the Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve. It’s an up and down walk that includes Gazzam Lake and could take you to a private west island beach. Be sure to have your mobile phone fully charged because it’s easy to lose your way.

If you’re looking for a beach, head over to Lytle Beach. If you want to venture further, you could take the ‘less than a mile‘ walk from Lynwood Center to Pleasant Beach Drive NE and head into Fort Ward Park. It’s not as much a beach experience as it is a great place to walk along Rich Passage, check out WWI era gun batteries and detour to some neat hiking trails. No matter where you decide to go, be sure to stop at Walt’s Lynwood Market before you head out. They’ll have food, drinks and items (bug spray, BBQ,) you might’ve forgotten.

Homes and Condos Available Near Lynwood Center, Bainbridge Island

“Lynwood was a regional gathering place, particularly after the movie theater was added. It attracted residents from all over the island.”

Picture Bainbridge: A Pictorial History of Bainbridge Island

“Lynwood was a regional gathering place, particularly after the movie theater was added. It attracted residents from all over the island.”

Picture Bainbridge: A Pictorial History of Bainbridge Island

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