Heather Meadows Area : One of the North Cascades’ best year-round recreational destinations, this serene spot at the base of Mount Baker is equally beautiful blanketed with snow or flowers.
Ross Lake : Get a bird’s-eye view of this massive reservoir from the trails that summit nearby peaks, or see it from water level on a motorboat or canoe.
Lake Chelan : This is the state’s longest lake and a favorite summertime destination for travelers looking to splash around and then dry out under central Washington’s hot summer sun.
Stehekin : Reachable only by boat, this little mountain hamlet is a hub for hikers exploring deep into the Cascades National Park, Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, or Glacier Peak Wilderness.
The Bavarian Village : Cozied up under mountainsides that look strikingly similar to the Alps, Leavenworth dresses up as a delightfully campy Bavarian town.
Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area : Crystalline lakes, craggy mountaintops, and emerald meadows await the hearty adventurer willing to trek into this pristine wilderness.
Wallace Falls State Park : You can see this white gush of water from Highway 2, but don’t just zoom by. The trails that take you up close are well worth the effort.