Whitewater Rafting ( LEAVENWORTH, CASHMERE ) – Join thousands of others who experience some of the best whitewater rafting in the country every spring and summer! The rivers around Leavenworth provide for one of the most popular rafting experiences in all of Washington State. Multiple whitewater rafting companies with professionally trained guides offer trips for every age, skill, and ability level. Most provide a trained raft guide, whitewater gear, and transportation. The area’s rivers offer everything from calm scenic floats through Class I-II sections, to raging Class III-IV whitewater that will provide the thrill of a lifetime.
Tubing & Snow Sledding (LEAVENWORTH, LAKE CHELAN, WENATCHEE) – Grab your sled and head for the hills! There are plenty of places to enjoy snow tubing and sledding in Washington's Playground. From a downhill tubing track complete with a rope tow, to gentler slopes for the little ones surrounded by festive Christmas Lights in the center of the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, nothing feels more like winter than sliding down a hill on snow with your family and friends.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding ( LEAVENWORTH, LAKE CHELAN, WENATCHEE, CASHMERE ) – Have you tried the newest activity to hit the water-sport world? Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP for short, consists of riding an oversized surfboard and using an extra long paddle to navigate. Washington's Playground offers Stand-Up Paddleboarding opportunities from calm lakes, to easy-flowing rivers, to whitewater surfing waves. There are multiple outfitters that rent and sell equipment, offer lessons, and provide guided tours to fit every skill level. It’s a great way to get some exercise while enjoying our rivers and lakes on those hot summer days.
Snowmobiling ( LEAVENWORTH, LAKE CHELAN, WENATCHEE, CASHMERE ) – With trails covering hundreds of miles that crisscross mountains and valleys, elevations of up to 7,000 feet, and an average of over 150 inches of snowfall per year, it’s no wonder Washington's Playground is one of the premier snowmobiling locations in the country. Whether you’re looking to glide through deep powder in the backcountry, or speed across miles of packed trails, we have all your desires covered. Rent your ride and go with a guided tour group, or take off on your own adventure.
Paragliding and Hang gliding ( LEAVENWORTH, LAKE CHELAN, CASHMERE ) – Remember that dream where you’re flying high above the ground, the wind rushing past, and the feeling of complete freedom? Live that dream today! Soar with the birds, while looking down at mountain wilderness, winding rivers, and beautiful country-side terrain. Lake Chelan offers some of the best paragliding conditions in the nation. Many paragliding distance records been set from pilots launching from Chelan Butte. Reputable instruction from experienced instructors is mandatory for first time pilots. It’s a memory you won’t soon forget!
Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding ( LEAVENWORTH, LAKE CHELAN, WENATCHEE ) – Welcome to your home-base for downhill skiing and snowboarding in North Central Washington State. Within a mile of downtown Leavenworth is Ski Hill, a historic small town ski area run by the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club. It offers fun for all ages and ability levels with a family friendly atmosphere. Ski Hill features two rope tows, a terrain park, and a very thrilling downhill snow tubing track. If you’re looking for more terrain and a full mountain resort experience, you’re in luck! Mission Ridge is located a short drive from Wenatchee. The Ridge’s 2,000 acres of sunny Central Washington dry snow has been a Wenatchee favorite for generations. With spectacular views of town and the Columbia River, the Ridge is the place to be on a sunny powder day! Stevens Pass, located 32 miles west of Leavenworth is well known for its laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere. What really keeps powder hounds happy though is snow, lots of snow and the pass delivers! Steeps, trees and glades abound, as well as a terrain park for the more daring.
Fishing ( LEAVENWORTH, LAKE CHELAN, WENATCHEE, CASHMERE ) – Cast away your burdens and enjoy amazing fishing in crystal clear snow-fed rivers and streams, or on expansive glacially-carved lakes. Fishing in Washington’s Playground means salmon and trout and fishermen from all over play in our waters for these amazing fish. Want to try your hand at ice fishing? Head on over to Fish Lake starting in the winter months and usually lasting through April. Check with the Department of Fish and Wildlife for information on permits and open seasons.
Fun For Kids ( LEAVENWORTH, LAKE CHELAN, WENATCHEE, CASHMERE ) – The fun never ends when you visit Washington's Playground! From exciting activities, to educational adventures, we have a long list of things for the kiddies to do. Whether the little ones are looking for the thrills of downhill snow tubing in the winter or water slides in the summer, the fun of a competitive miniature golf game, or the experience of getting close to nature, you’ll never have to leave this little slice of paradise to keep them smiling. Once they’ve been here, the children won’t ever want to leave (don’t say we didn’t warn you).
Geocaching ( LEAVENWORTH, LAKE CHELAN, WENATCHEE, CASHMERE ) – Geocaching takes the old-fashioned scavenger hunt into the digital realm. The hunt is on in this vast expanse that ranges from alpine wilderness to arid desert plateaus. Stroll through historic downtown streets and back alleys, and explore riverside paths and steep mountain trails. Can you find the hidden treasures? Once you’re here, they’re all around!
Golfing ( LEAVENWORTH, LAKE CHELAN, WENATCHEE, CASHMERE ) – Imagine golfing amongst some of the most beautiful of backdrops found anywhere in the world. The sun slowly creeps behind the mountains, casting an orange glow through the valley, as reflections of the cloud-scattered sky ripple across the Columbia River below. Visit Washington's Playground, and you won’t have to imagine it! With an average of over 300 days of sunshine a year, the perfect weather is easy to find. This area offers championship courses that leave nothing to be desired, and everything to be enjoyed. From innovative cliff-side holes, and a course nestled in the Cascades, to courses that have hosted numerous USGA and PNGA events over the years. This is a golfer’s paradise. So, grab your clubs and we’ll see you on the greens!