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Top things to do in Leavenworth, WA

Top things to do in Leavenworth, WA

Leavenworth, WA is a winter wonderland with fun year-round activities. The Bavarian theme creates a festive atmosphere while the surrounding wilderness has a rugged beauty few places in Central Washington can match.

From spring to winter, here are some of the most popular things to do in and around this magical Pacific Northwest town.

Go for a stroll along Waterfront Park

The Waterfront Park is nestled along the mighty Wenatchee River just off Blackbird Island. Here you’ll find a trail that meanders through riverbank forests, offering views of the water and providing opportunities for walking, jogging, and biking. There are many benches and picnic areas along the trail for those who want to linger and enjoy the scenery.

The park also provides access to the river and is a popular jump-off point for tubing. It also features small beach inlets for swimming and sunbathing.

Browse the exhibits at Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum and Gift Shop

Leavenworth’s Bavarian architecture calls to mind some of the best-loved European fairy tales, and just when you think it can’t get more magical than that, the town also has its own Nutcracker Museum.

Dedicated to the traditional wooden tool from Germany, the museum contains an impressive selection of hand-carved nutcrackers from Europe, some dating as far back as 1870.

Bring some of that magic home with you when you buy a souvenir from the gift shop, which sells German dolls, smokers, ornaments, and books. You can shop for nutcrackers online.

Watch a live performance at Leavenworth Summer Theater (LST)

Catch classics like “The Sound of Music” and “The Secret Garden” at LST, which stages world-class live performances and nurture local talent. The outdoor amphitheater lets you experience the power of theatre in Leavenworth’s magical wooded setting. Enjoy the cool breeze while you watch some of the town’s finest performers sing their hearts out under a canopy of stars.

And if it gets too cold, don’t worry – LST ushers are known to pass around free pillows and blankets to keep patrons comfortable.

Getting to the outdoor theater is a bit of an uphill climb, so wear comfortable shoes and a bottle of water. You’ll be rewarded for your efforts with an astounding live performance.

Hit the slopes at Leavenworth Ski Hill

Go Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling on the powdery slopes of Leavenworth Ski Hill, a top winter sports destination in Central Washington. Here you’ll find groomed trails and skiable terrain for all skill levels. If you tire of the slopes, come to the lodge for mugs of hot chocolate and other treats.

In the spring and fall, the hill transforms into a serene wooded area that lends itself well to hiking and mountain biking. Its trails are surrounded with wildflowers and timber overgrowth. At the summit, hikers are treated to views of rolling hills and the surrounding wilderness.

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