Leavenworth Things to Do, Spring, Summer, and Fall

Once the snow has melted in Leavenworth a completely different set of recreational activities is born! Strap on your hiking boots and dig out your watercraft because the sun is out and the mountains await! For the best places to dip your toes into the river or glide through the treetops on a zipline check out the Leavenworth Things to Do we have compiled for you.

The song of the American Dipper and the colors of the Western Tanager are both common sights and sounds here just off of Front Street in our local riverfront park. Waterfowl and high mountain species come together to make Leavenworth a very popular stop on the birding trail.

Hundreds of public and private campsites surround Leavenworth for those looking for an outdoor adventure. Find camping along the Icicle River or at Lake Wenatchee State Park.

Barneys Rubble, Outer Space or Classic Crack anyone? Amazing climbing routes abound. Meet travelers from all over the world enjoying and challenging themselves on the popular routes within the Icicle and Tumwater Canyons. Sport and classic climbs with a wide range of bouldering options make Leavenworth a top destination for climbers of all abilities.

Follow the snowmelt in the Cascade Mountains all the way to the Columbia River and you will find great fishing from streams high in mountain valleys to the deep depths of the Columbia River. The Icicle River and Fish Lake are a few hot spots. Chinook, Sockeye and Coho salmon all make their way through the Leavenworth corridor. Steelhead and various varieties of Trout make the area a fisherman`s paradise.
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Four! That`s right Leavenworth offers four golf courses. Two full-size courses and two miniature courses. Both full-size courses offer amazing scenery and terrain and both miniature courses are right in town and one even features live goats to mow the grass at night. Only in Leavenworth will you find that.

World class hiking trails are in the backyard of Leavenworth. A short trip up the beautiful Icicle Valley will put at the trailheads of some of the most spectacular hikes that Washington State has to offer. The Enchantment Trail Loop, Colchuck Lake, Snow Lakes and Spider Meadows just to name a few. The local trail system offers easy family hikes to challenging multi-day hikes all within a few miles of Downtown Leavenworth. If you are looking for an economical home base try our selection of Condominiums.

Leavenworth is surrounded by Forest Service Land on 3 sides. Making this the perfect destination for trail rides. Friendly and professional outfitters are waiting to assist you with a short day trip or an overnight experience in the foothills of the Cascades.

Miles and miles of downhill terrain await. Head to Stevens Pass Mountain Resort or grab a map from Der Sportsman and enjoy the Forest Service Land just outside of Leavenworth. The surrounding area offers rides such as Devils Gulch, Freund Creek, and Mad River just to name a few.

During Spring, Summer and Fall you may see paragliders soaring over Tumwater Mountain just West of Leavenworth. This amazing adventure is now possible for you family and friends. Learn to Paraglide or take guided tandem tour.

Water sports are a large part of summertime fun in and around Leavenworth. The Wenatchee River runs through the heart of town and from the headwaters offers placid Class 1 float trips to the expert only Class 5+ Tumwater Canyon section. Spring and Early summer are best for kayaking and rafting where mid to late summer offer the best tubing and stand up paddle boarding options. Lake Wenatchee or the Columbia River also offer more tame waters for those with young children or just looking to relax. If you share a love of water try one of our Waterfront Properties.

Feel the rush of excitement as you climb up to the hookup point. A few instructions from friendly staff a double check of straps for security and your off. Sailing through the forest or the arid desert is amazing and an experience for all ages.



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Spring, summer, fall and winter are perfect times to stay and play in beautiful Leavenworth.