We love Leavenworth because there are so many different things you can do throughout the year.
Because of its location and elevation, Leavenworth has four very different seasons. While located in the mountains, Leavenworth itself is only at 1200 feet elevation.
In the winter you get snow in town for the Christmas tree lighting, but not too much. In the surrounding mountains, however, there is plenty of snow for winter sports.
Leavenworth is on the leeside of the North Cascades, which means it doesn't get the rains of the west side, but is still in the mountains so you get all the beautiful lush greens of spring as winter sloughs off its icy coat.
In summer, Leavenworth is warm and sunny, but the mountains provide shade and cool breezes. The mountains nearby provide hiking, climbing, meadows and rafting or kayaking.
With fall's arrival the trees come alive with color and the fruit trees are heavy with their bounty. And as evening approaches you can feel the nip of impending frost in the air as the stars sparkle and shine.
Oh, and did I forget to mention shopping? Every season in Leavenworth is shopping season! From angels to pearls to a year-round Christmas store to fudge to nutcrackers. Leavenworth has it all.
Leavenworth is located at the confluence of the Wenatchee River and the mighty Icicle Creek. Just up the road the creek flows through one of the deepest canyons in the Cascade Range. It is more than a mile deep from the top of Icicle Ridge to the depths of Icicle Creek. Outdoor activities abound.
Everywhere around Leavenworth you’ll find hiking trails, rivers, camping spots, and the wonder of God’s creation. You can use Leavenworth as a base camp to explore the beauty of the North Cascades.
On your way back to town, you can stop at the fish hatchery and see what next year's dinner looks like today. When you get tired of hiking with the kids, you can come back to town for putt-putt golf or play the world class putting course.
And don't forget to stop by the world famous Nutcracker Museum.
The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can,
pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way
where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.