5 based on 154 reviews
Washington's premier cross-country ski area.
Winthrop is a nostalgic old west town that still includes the wooden slats for the sidewalk, and all the historical original buildings with their nteresting history from when the Old west was still very much alive.
The town sits in the Beautiful Methow valley just east of North cascades national park.
There are lots of restaurant options and lots of stores to check out.
This is a great place to stop for exploring this area.
This area has a lot of hiking trails too.
4.5 based on 152 reviews
Offers a recreated settlement of the 1920s.
My wife and I spent a lot of time here learning about the settlement of Winthrop and its environs, as well as the labors of the white inhabitants and the industries that sustained the early white residents. The artifacts and posted information were fascinating; however, there was no significant information about the indigenous people of the area prior to and during its settlement. No entrance fee, though a sign atop a payment box suggests that visitors make a donation of $3 per person. This should be a stop for all visitors to Winthrop, in spite of its shortcomings relative to Native Americans.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
Solid reds and se whites. Nice tasting room as you enter Winthrop with a price point for many under or around $20. Knowledgable and good staff.
Disappointing part is their website. Once I heard about them- I went to the website and couldn't find directions. I found the address, but it was on the other side of town and not correct. I had to call to find out the location. When we were tasting- another group came in that went to there old location in Mazama because that's where map quest sent them. So not just me- call first- so you can find them.
4.5 based on 55 reviews
A most interesting place to visit, particularly since the valley was filled with smoke drifting down from Canadian forest fires.
The tours are most informal as you are guided by one of the smoke jumpers who are on site, on standby waiting to jump at a fire.
Our guide, Brian, was a fun guy who was happy to share stories of his training and the whole smoke jumping experience. We visited the parachute packing area, saw the racks with their jump uniforms and gear, saw the supply packs that were set up to drop with the jumpers into the fire area and received a tour of their plane, which was sitting nearby waiting for a fire call. There is even a short video about the history of the school and the jump experience itself.
It's worth a visit and kids above about five would appreciate it.
5 based on 1 reviews
A windy wooded road leads you up to Black Pine Lake campground not far from Twisp, WA. It is truly a 'hidden gem.' The lake is easily walk-around-able, the mountain views are gorgeous, the fishing is fun, and the picnic/camp sites are well maintained and clean. We visited in June when the lupine and wildflowers were in full bloom. - Fabulous -
*You might want to take mosquito repellant though.
4 based on 88 reviews
This park is well-known for its beautiful scenery and recreational activities.
This is a great place to go swimming (but the shore is very small rocks, and moderately small rocks so I recommend bringing swimming shoes or something similar). There a a few rough sand patches too, but not great for playing in. The water was the perfect temperature, not being too hot or too cold. There is a lot of space for swimming and floating. There is also a ton of space for water sports. Lost of grass (there is some kind of grass fly, but they don't bite. They were mostly close to the parking lot, and were all over the car, but again, they don't bite and will mostly fly away). I definitely want to go there again!
5 based on 48 reviews
We paddled the 10-mile stretch of the Methow River between Winthrop and Twisp. We enjoyed the scenery as well as the swift current with some riffles and standing waves. There is a transit bus that runs between the two towns, so we were able to get a shuttle for $1.00! What a bargain!
4.5 based on 23 reviews
Lakes, hills, and an old-style boardwalk: 18.2 miles of fairly easy biking for the novice.
Lokely a great lodge in the past. The management haslost its spark. The staff does its best to be accomodating and professional. Having a good wine list doesn't excuse poor food. Perhaps new life will be put back in the future.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
To,find the trail, first find Falls Creek. There is a sign close to a camping site. When you see it, pull over and park right away. Then look for the trail. It may be covered with pine needles which can cause you to miss it like we did. But once you find it, it is,wonderful. The hike is on a little incline, but at the very top where the best few is, the climb is steeper. You can still get good pictures and a good view without doing the last tiny bit.
4 based on 22 reviews
I know that this facility is making a difference for the fish population but it's basically just a series of concrete ponds that are fenced off so you really cannot see much at all. There is one small viewing window where visitors can look at the mature fish spawning and it's cool but definitely not worth stopping in.
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