Even just driving the North Cascades Highway without stopping is worth doing, but you’ll want to stop in Newhalem and learn about the region. Have a little adventure at the dams, and be sure to hike up Thunder Creek a ways (trailhead in Colonial Creek campground).
The spectacular scenery starts outside the east end of the official recreation area, culminating at Rainy and Washington passes.over 5 years ago
Picnic, skateboard, kites, wandering, bicycle. It’s pretty much the perfect city park.
Go during a festival. Go on a sunny day. Take a date in the evening, find the ‘secret’ benches that face the city across the water, and make out. Or just write poetry. Or something.
Easy access by bike via Burke-Gillman Trail.over 5 years ago
You’re a ‘Twin Peaks’ fan, so you know.
Don’t take I-90 to get there. Align your trip so you pass through Fall City, on the backroads. If you can help it, take the Snoqualmie Trail, which is a wide, paved, rail-to-trail path from near Fall City.over 5 years ago