Hiking in Leavenworth, WA

Located in North Central Washington, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and the Wenatchee River Valley, Leavenworth is home to some of the best hiking in the state with a variety of trails that offer something for everyone. Leavenworth is surrounded by forests, mountains, and rivers, so you don't have to travel far from [...]

Fall Colors in Leavenworth, WA

Autumn is a festive time of year in Leavenworth. A time when the leaves change from bright greens, to vibrant hues of red and yellow. A time when the mountain air feels more crisp and the sunshine seems a little brighter. Located along the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway, Leavenworth and the nearby areas along Highway [...]

Autumn in Lake Chelan

The foliage is hued in orange and red, wine flows at harvest festivals and magic-hour walks are somehow even more breathtaking. Stomp grapes at a local winery, stroll along the waterfront or simply enjoy your home away from home. Autumn in Lake Chelan – A Washington Original.

Mountain Biking in Leavenworth, WA

Leavenworth, Washington is an outdoor recreation mecca offering loads of river and mountain sports from rafting and kayaking, to climbing and bouldering, and of course, mountain biking. Join us for a ride on the popular "Freund Canyon Trail," the more technical "Rosy Boa Trail," and the most recent addition, the "For the Boys Trail" at [...]

Explore Lake Wenatchee & Plain, WA

Nestled in a valley in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, sits Lake Wenatchee and the small town of Plain, Washington. Plain is located in North Central Washington and is only 14 miles north of the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth. It’s surrounded by forested hills, mountains, and water and is the perfect place for a [...]

Wenatchee Adventure Day: Mountain Biking, Hiking, & Standup Paddle Boarding

Join us for a fun-filled day of mountain biking, hiking, and standup paddle boarding as we explore some of the most popular areas to recreate in Wenatchee, WA. We start with a sunrise bike ride around Horse Lake and Sage Hills, then a hike up to Saddle Rock for expansive views, followed by a paddle on [...]

Take a Ride on the Leavenworth Pump Track!

In the summer of 2016, Leavenworth, WA became the home of the second paved pump track built by VeloSolutions in the entire United States. Located in Enchantment Park on the Western-end of town, the pump track has been a hit with kids and adults of all ages since its opening. A pump track is a [...]

A Lake Chelan Postcard

Have you visited the small towns of Chelan and Manson along the shores of Lake Chelan in Washington State? The area is a unique blend of lake-town meets wine country, and offers many recreational activities. View the video post card below for a sample of the sights and adventures you can find at Lake Chelan. [...]

Leavenworth Whitewater Rafting on the Wenatchee River

The sun is out, the temperatures are high, and you’re looking for an adventure. Look no further than the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth! Whitewater rafting is a main-stay of the Bavarian Village and it’s one of the most popular summertime activities from early spring to late summer with tons of adventure-seekers riding the 16 miles [...]

Lake Chelan Adventure Day – Explore by Land, Water & Air!

How much fun could you possibly have in a single day? Washington’s Playground set out on a mission to uncover the answer and we've only scratched the surface. Following an online contest through the Washington’s Playground social media channels, one lucky couple was selected to participate in a day full of fun at sunny Lake [...]