Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee are beautiful locations in Washington to come for a great spring or summer getaway. The town of Leavenworth attracts locals and tourists alike for the wonderful shopping, great food, local vineyards and wide varieties of German beers. You and your partner can enjoy a wonderful relaxing day experiencing the outdoor summer theater, walking through the many specialty shops in downtown Leavenworth and sampling the many different worldly cuisines. If you are looking for a more outdoor approach Lake Wenatchee is home to hundreds of miles of bike trails, hikes, beautiful parks and outdoor gardens, with plenty of local cuisine as well. We would be happy to direct you towards our favorite trails, or you can also see them here: Walks, Hiking & Biking. There’s a beautiful world of sights, sounds and activities to enjoy when you enjoy Leavenworth, WA summer activities.
Leavenworth, WA Summer Activities – Things to See and Do:
Maifest: A wonderful celebration taking place in Leavenworth to welcome in the Spring with the Grand Parade, live entertainment, traditional German dancing, the Village of Flowers and Art in the Park.
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts: Enjoy seeing some of the best films, plays, musical, dance, and more of the arts in North Central Washington. Icicle Creek has an event for all tastes and is a great way to spend your evening, or day, in town.
Leavenworth Summer Theater: Enjoy Leavenworth’s Summer Theater outside at the Ski Hill Amphitheater in Leavenworth, the Leavenworth Outdoor Biergarten, or the Hatchery Park at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. Productions begin June 1st. Box office at 509-548-2000
Bird Watching: Pine River Ranch is a wonderful site for bird watching! Each suite comes complete with bird watching guide books and binoculars for your to roam around our nature trail and spot over 30 different species of birds!
Wine Touring Services: Leavenworth, Washington area wineries offer fabulous tasting wines in an extraordinary setting. Leavenworth area wineries offer an experience that is unmatched in the Northwest. The wineries are all nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains surrounded by the most enchanting scenery. Each winery offers its own unique experience delivering a unique atmosphere. There is also a full list of local wineries and tasting rooms in your suite.
Fishing & Hunting: A variety of fishing is available. Fish Lake is very popular for trout fishing. Mule deer and elk hunting is also available. Check with the Department of Game for season information and details.
Hiking: There is a great one mile loop right out the back door of your suite here at Pine River Ranch and over 22 acres to explore, including river front access to Nason Creek. If you are looking for more vigorous hikes you can also visit our Walks, Hiking & Biking activity page.
The Wenatchee National Forest: Consists of 2.2 million acres and approximately 40 percent is designated as Wilderness in seven Wilderness Areas. There are over 2,500 miles of recreational trails… be sure to pack a lunch! We also have a easy nature trail throughout the property for a leisurely stroll to Nason Creek, or we can direct you to great trails that are just a short drive away.
Osprey River Rafting: is a local rafting company. Wetsuits, booties, shuttle and a lunch is served riverside mid-trip on the Wenatchee River. 1-800-743-6269 “river jammin’ foam eatin’ fun”.
Rock Climbing: Equipment rental in Leavenworth. Some very popular rock faces. In the summer you can normally see rock climbers from the highway while driving between the Pine River Ranch and Leavenworth.
Icicle Creek Music Center: Concerts feature beautiful music from Vienna, France, Spain and America. Leavenworth’s ensemble, Kairos Quartet, performs.
The Leavenworth Echo: The web site for the local Leavenworth newspaper.
Leavenworth Video: A web site where you can order and purchase a video of Leavenworth, Washington.
Pass Report – Road Conditions: The Department of Transportation’s web site for information on travel over Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass in the winter months.
Lake Wenatchee State Park: Lake Wenatchee State Park is located one mile from the Pine River Ranch and spans 489 acres with 12.623 feet of waterfront. Golf, horseback ride, hike, enjoy the beach or play in the beautiful (but cold) Lake Wenatchee. See the web site for more information.
Official Wenatchee National Forest: The Pine River Ranch is located amidst the Wenatchee National Forest. This site has current recreational information of the area. Hiking, biking and permit information.
Plain Hardware: Souvenirs, ‘Plain’ T-shirts, Candles, Soaps, and YES they even have hardware, Check out their web-sight, and definitely stop by for a look around.
Applets & Cotlets 509-782-2191 117 Mission Ave., Cashmere. Continuous 15-minute tours, charming country store, plus free samples!
Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village: 509-782-3230, Cashmere. Pioneer, natural and Native American history and artifacts. The pioneer village includes actual pioneer cabins and furnishings.
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery: 509-548-7641 Icicle Road Leavenworth Exhibits that identify the fish and describe their environmental needs
Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum: 509-548-4708 735 Front St, Leavenworth The only all-nutcracker museum in the US, nutcrackers from the 15th century to present times.
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center: 509-664-3340 127 S. Mission St. Wenatchee A cultural center and museum with programs and exhibits focusing on history, natural history, art and cultural heritage of the people of North Central Washington.
Ohme Gardens: 509-662-5785 3327 Ohme Rd. Wenatchee Nationally acclaimed 9-acre alpine garden perched high on a rocky bluff above the Columbia River. Stone pathways, spectacular views, pools, waterfalls Apr. 15-Oct. 15 daily.
Rocky Reach Dam Visitor’s Center: Highway 97-A, Wenatchee Interpretive museum, fish ladder, fish-viewing room, café & gift shop.
Village Art in the Park: Leavenworth Renowned professional and amateur artisans exhibit in Leavenworth City Park 1st weekend in May through 2nd weekend of October
Washington Apple Commission Visitors Center & Gift Shop: Wenatchee Apple samples. Interactive displays covering apple blossom pollination, orchard cultivation and marketing. Unique gifts available. Open weekdays year round. Support our local fruit growers!
Other Leavenworth Summer Activities
Kahler Glen Golf Course: 1 mile north of us on Hwy 207. 18 hole course, marine driving range and putting green. 509-763-4025 for tee time
Enzian Falls Championship Putting Course: On Hwy. 2, across from the Enzian Hotel. Nicely landscaped. All equipment provided. $10.00 a round.
Icicle Junction Miniature Golf: Just as you go in to town on the right. $5.50 a round.
Leavenworth Golf Club: An 18 hole public course in Leavenworth with great views of the Wenatchee River. On Icicle Road. 509-548-7267
Highlander Golf Club: An 18 hole public golf course in East Wenatchee with outstanding views of the Columbia River. 509-884-4653
Desert Canyon: Washington’s top rated 18 hole, 7500 yard golf course. 800-258-4173
Horseback Rides & Hay Rides
Eagle Creek Ranch: Ride a beautiful horse, led by a friendly guide, along the refreshing trails of the Eagle Creek area Wenatchee National Forest. Call ahead for reservations at 509-548-7798