For outdoor enthusiasts, Leavenworth serves up endless options for days of recreation; from spring skiing to casting a line, it’s easy to fill your dance card with adventure.
Nordic Skiing: If you’re visiting in early spring, explore the Nordic ski trails in the area. Make a day trip to nearby Plain Valley Ski Trails, which offer a system of groomed trails with net proceeds supporting the Plain Valley Youth Nordic Team. Alternatively, Lake Wenatchee State Park boasts impressive Alps-like views and plenty of activity with over 50 km of groomed classic and skate ski trails, a 150-foot groomed sledding hill, and just over 19 km of marked snowshoe trails, providing a pristine backdrop for Nordic adventures.
Mountain Biking: In late spring, Leavenworth showcases its impressive trail network with the return of mountain biking season. Return to nearby Lake Wenatchee State Park when the trails shed their snowy cover, explore the local trail systems at Leavenworth Ski Hill or Echo Hill Ridge Summer Trail near Wenatchee, and don’t miss the opportunity to ride through the breathtaking scenery of the Cascade Loop.
Day Long Hikes: Elevate your outdoor adventure with a day of hiking in the surrounding mountains and wilderness. Pack a lunch and the necessities and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and rugged landscapes that this region has to offer. From the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area to The Enchantments and everywhere in between, Leavenworth.org takes the leg work out of planning your hike with a roundup of outings ranging from easy jaunts to strenuous excursions.
Fishing Tours: If you’re an angler, Leavenworth casts a wide net of fantastic fishing opportunities in Icicle Creek, the Wenatchee River, and countless other streams and lakes. Join a guided fishing tour to reel in the local catch while enjoying the stunning waters fed by the alpine snowpack and glaciers above.
Let Leavenworth be your hub for the captivating wonders of the Cascades and beyond! This Bavarian village promises both relaxation and outdoor thrills, making it the ideal start for your Washington adventure. Extend your stay and let Leavenworth’s enchantment show you a journey just waiting to be discovered.
For more information on these activities and day trips, visit www.leavenworth.org.