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Kingston is on a bay called Appletree Cove on the northeastern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula. The cove is surrounded by lush evergreens and homes that respect the beauty of the natural landscape.

Kingston’s greatest asset is its proximity to the water. It is the western terminus for the ferry that makes a 35-minute crossing to Edmonds, a town on the east side of Puget Sound about 20 minutes north of Seattle.

The ferry ride effectively separates Kingston from the breakneck pace of Seattle’s half million people. Yet all the resources of Seattle are readily accessible to the people of Kingston.

Kingston has a 300-plus boat marina with all the facilities available for happy boating.

This little town’s population of around 2,000 swells for the Fourth of July celebration, which offers a parade, slug races, the Tiny Town Children’s Fair (a hands-on experience for children), booths and a spectacular fireworks display.

The second Saturday in December is the Kingston Country Christmas. Kiwanis has Santa and free pictures, there’s an arts and crafts fair at the community center, merchants have goodies available in their stores and a hometown band plays at the marina before the tree-lighting ceremony.

Kingston is known for its Kingston Farmers Market, open every Saturday from May to October, selling homegrown, homemade products and giving customers a slice of local flavor through produce, plants and hand-crafted creations.

The Kingston Art Gallery, a co-op of local artists, is open downtown for locals and tourists to enjoy.

Kingston on the Cove invites you to come spend a day shopping and then dine in one of the many restaurants. For more information, call the Kingston Chamber of Commerce at 297-3813 or stop in at the office at 11201 Highway 104, on the corner of State Highway 104 and West Kingston Road, just two blocks up from the ferry dock. Visit their website at www.kingstonchamber.com.

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