Outdoors


Can you identify which creature made these tracks?
Have you ever stepped over an animal track, noticed a pile of scat or scratches on a tree and wondered, who made it? Learn about the fundamentals of wildlife tracking by joining Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) and professional wildlife tracker and educator Marcus Reynerson of Wilderness Awareness...
OLYMPIA – Marine law enforcement agencies on Washington state’s marine and fresh waterways will conduct safety emphasis patrols over Labor Day weekend — specifically targeting stand up paddleboarders. The goal is to educate them about laws and safe practices. “Stand up paddleboarders need to know...
DOWNS LAKE WILL LIFT YOUR SPIRITS By John Kruse Suffering from a case of the summertime blues?  Is life’s fast and frantic pace stressing you out?  There’s a tonic for that and you’ll find it at the most unlikely of named destinations, Downs Lake. That’s where I went a few weeks ago after loading...
Leavenworth Zip Lines Leavenworth Ziplines is a part of Mountain Springs Lodge which is a beautiful retreat and conference center that is located in Plain, Washington, just a 20 minute drive from the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth. Mountain Springs Lodge has a rich history dating back to 1895 when...
Rock Climbing Washington is renowned for its excellent rock climbing options throughout the state. The Leavenworth area is no different, and your best bet to be like Spider Man probably comes at Peshastin Pinnacles State Park, a couple of miles east of Leavenworth on U.S. Highway 2. Or discover the...

The Leavenworth city pool is a popular place on a warm summer day.
The Leavenworth city pool is a popular place on a warm summer day.
Golf For the golf lover who visits Leavenworth, there are numerous opportunities to perfect your swing. Regulation golfers can play at the Leavenworth Golf Club or Kahler Glen Golf and Ski Resort near Lake Wenatchee. They offer challenging courses nestled in amazing mountain scenery. Enzian Falls...
Rafting and Kayaking For those who enjoy water sports, a number of outdoor outfitters in the area will help you gear up for some thrilling, exciting, wet, wild unbelievable fun! The Wenatchee River at the foothills of the towering Cascades reflects all the land around it, extreme and powerful in...
Hiking The Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest provides more than 2,600 miles of trails for those who like to experience nature at a leisurely pace. The Wenatchee River Ranger Station in Leavenworth has trail maps and other information to guide you. It’s always a good idea to check with the...

The start of the Stampede 2k race.
The Leavenworth Winter Sports Club (LWSC) Junior Nordic Team boasts 120 members. They practice from the fall to March and range in age from five to 19. Part of the program’s mission is to help the skiers develop the skills and fitness to perform well at local and regional races. There have been...

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