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 wonderfully 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.

For more information on all things to see and do in Leavenworth, download a copy of our free Vacation Guide or browse our Blog page!

Spring & Summer Activities

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Things to See and Do in Leavenworth

Events & Arts

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

Icicle Creek Music Center

Concerts feature beautiful music from Vienna, France, Spain, and America. Leavenworth’s ensemble, Kairos Quartet, performs.

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.

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

Leavenworth Wine Tours

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.

Outdoor Recreation

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!

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 riverfront 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 an 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

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.

The Leavenworth Echo

The website for the local Leavenworth newspaper.

Pass Report – Road Conditions

The Department of Transportation’s website 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 website 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.

Souvenirs & Shopping

Plain Hardware

Souvenirs, ‘Plain’ T-shirts, Candles, Soaps, and YES they even have hardware, Check out their website 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.

Things to See and Do

Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

509-548-7641 Icicle Road Leavenworth Exhibits that identify the fish and describe their environmental needs

 

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.

 

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!

Golfing Near Leavenworth

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 into 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

 

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