Shelton was once served by steamboats that followed the strong currents of Hammersley Inlet delivering supplies and mail to the town. Tugboats still ride these tides daily; and resident and transient orcas and humpback whales find their way to these waters several times each year to the delight of onlookers.

Shelton's landscape is dominated by impressive views of the water, mountains and colossal cedar, spruce, and fir trees. This well equipped town is a great place to stock up on staples and grab a meal. Check out the quaint shops that line Railroad Avenue in the center of town.