The Best Spring & Summer Activities in Leavenworth, WA
Are you searching for a beautiful spot to spend the spring or summer? Look no further than Leavenworth, Washington. Our city in the Pacific Northwest attracts locals and visitors alike for the outdoor adventure, wonderful shopping, delicious food, local vineyards, and wide varieties of German beers. Whether you want to kick back and enjoy views of the North Cascades with a glass of wine in hand or suit up to go whitewater rafting, there are spring and summer activities in Leavenworth, WA, for anyone’s interests!
When you’re ready to start planning your spring or summer getaway, request a copy of our free Leavenworth Vacation Guide. This handy tool is filled with local recommendations on how to explore our region during any time of year! It’s the perfect place to begin crafting your Leavenworth itinerary.
Top 5 Spring & Summer Things to Do in Leavenworth
Spring & Summer Things to Do in Leavenworth:
- Events & Arts
- Outdoor Recreation
- Golfing Near Leavenworth
- Horseback Rides & Hay Rides
- Visitor Centers
1. Events & Arts
Maifest is a wonderful celebration that takes place in Leavenworth to celebrate the turn of the season to spring with the Grand Parade, live entertainment, traditional German dancing, and the Village of Flowers and Art in the Park.
Enjoy seeing some of the best films, plays, musicals, dance performances, 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.
Concerts at Icicle Creek Music Center feature beautiful music from Vienna, France, Spain, and America. Leavenworth’s ensemble, Kairos Quartet, also regularly performs at this venue.
Enjoy Leavenworth’s Summer Theater outdoors at the Ski Hill Amphitheater in Leavenworth, the Leavenworth Outdoor Biergarten, or the Hatchery Park at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. Productions begin in early June.
The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum is the only all-nutcracker museum in the United States. This attraction showcases nutcrackers from the 15th century to the present times.
This cultural center and museum boast programs and exhibits that focus on history, natural history, and art and cultural heritage of the people of North Central Washington.
Locally renowned professional and amateur artisans showcase their work at Leavenworth City Park starting the first weekend in May and ending the second weekend of October.
2. Outdoor Recreation
Ohme Gardens County Park is a nationally acclaimed nine-acre alpine garden perched atop a rocky bluff above the Columbia River. Here, you can explore stone pathways, pools, waterfalls, and, best of all, jaw-dropping views!
Pine River Ranch is a wonderful site for bird watching! Each suite comes complete with bird watching guide books and binoculars for you to roam around our nature trail and spot more than 30 different species of birds.
One local hotspot that makes it easy to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in one place is the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Once the largest fish hatchery in the world, this Leavenworth attraction is now frequented by visitors and locals alike for its wide array of things to do and fantastic events.
There is a great one-mile loop right out the back door of your suite here at Pine River Ranch and more than 22 acres to explore, including riverfront access to Nason Creek.
If you are looking for more vigorous hikes you can also visit our Walks, Hiking & Biking page.
This national forest consists of 2.2 million acres and approximately seven wilderness areas. There are more than 2,500 miles of recreational trails for you to explore. We also have an easy nature trail that winds through our property for a leisurely stroll to Nason Creek, or we can direct you to great trails that are just a short drive away!
Lake Wenatchee State Park is one mile from Pine River Ranch and spans 489 acres with 13 feet of shoreline. Here, you can golf, horseback ride, hike, enjoy the beach, or play in the beautiful Lake Wenatchee!
Fishing & Hunting
Leavenworth, rich with water channels, is a fantastic place to fish. Discover our favorite places to cast a line at the link above! Mule deer, turkey, and grouse/quail hunting are also available.
Check with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for information and details about hunting season.
Osprey River Rafting is the leader in local river rafting. Your excursion includes wetsuits, booties, a shuttle to and from the river, as well as a mid-trip riverside lunch on the Wenatchee River.
There are a few activity and equipment rental providers for rocking climbing in Leavenworth. Our area is home to some popular rock faces! In the summer, you can normally see rock climbers from the highway while driving between Pine River Ranch and Leavenworth.
3. Golfing Near Leavenworth
This premier golf course is just a few miles north of Pine River Ranch. Here, you can play an 18–hole course, tee off at the marine driving range, or putting green.
Desert Canyon Golf Resort is Washington State’s top-rated golf course. Here, you can discover an 18-hole, 7,500-yard golf course.
An 18-hole public course in Leavenworth with great views of the Wenatchee River.
An 18 hole public golf course in East Wenatchee with outstanding views of the Columbia River.
Enzian Falls is a beautifully maintained golf course on Highway 2. Don’t worry about packing your clubs, either, as all your equipment is provided!
Traveling with kids? Searching for a fun date night activity? Look no further than a round of mini-golf at Icicle Village!
4. Horseback Rides & Hay Rides
Ride a beautiful horse along the refreshing trails of the Eagle Creek area Wenatchee National Forest with the company of a friendly guide. It’s a great way to connect with yourself and nature!
5. Visitor Centers
Located along Highway 97-A, this discovery center boasts the Wenatchee Interpretive Museum, a fish ladder, a fish-viewing room, and a café and gift shop.
Try delicious samples of Wenatchee apples! Here, you can also discover interactive displays that cover the apple growing process. Learn about apple blossom pollination, orchard cultivation, and more. You can also shop for unique gifts!
Explore Spring & Summer Activities in Leavenworth for Yourself
When you’re ready to start planning your spring or summer to Leavenworth, let Pine River Ranch help! Request our free Leavenworth Vacation Guide for more local insight or check our availability to reserve the suite of your dreams at our Leavenworth, WA, bed and breakfast!