We took a side trip to Leavenworth from our road trip northbound on Washington 97.
Was it worth it? Absolutely!
4 Things To Know For Your First Time In Leavenworth Washington
- The town center is basically a Bavarian Village.
- Every season is tourist season in Leavenworth. Parking may be an issue and it helps to be patient your first time visiting.
- It is on the edge of the North Cascades and the scenery is straight out of a magazine.
- While it is great to spend an afternoon there, a week would be even better!
3 Things To Do On A Summer Afternoon in Leavenworth Washington
- Eat. Even if you aren’t hungry, this town calls you to eat and drink. Food is everywhere, including brats, beer, and everything German.
2. Walk downtown. Window shop and soak in the culture.
We walked on our own but saw several groups of guided walking tours. It sounds like Leavenworth may have some interesting history to share.
3. Spend some time at Waterfronk Park.
Walk a few blocks downhill from town and you will arrive at Waterfront Park. The Wenatchee river’s inviting swimming holes and beautiful scenery are made even more fun by a festive parade of tubes and kayaks.
Bring a snack and you could stay all day!
2 Circumstances That Lead To Staying At Wenatchee Confluence State Park
- Leavenworth is at capacity and you don’t have a reservation.
- You are headed northbound on 97 and just passing through.
7 Reasons To Love Staying at Wenatchee Confluence State Park
- It is approximately 30 minutes from Leavenworth.
- You may get lucky and get a deal! We arrived around dinner time. The park was full but they sometimes allow “overflow” parking for a fraction of the price! We scored a lake side spot with flush toilets, hot showers, bike path access, a beach, and a playground!
3. Flush toilets and hot showers.
4. A playground and picnic tables.
5. Open green space.
6. A beach.
We rode our bikes on miles and miles of this trail. It circles the Columbia River with 22 miles of paved trail. The trail can be used to connect Wenatchee Confluence State Park with Horan Nature Area, Walla Walla Point Park, and Wenatchee Riverfront Park.
We spend most of a day that was intended for driving, riding this trail and I would do it again.
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