Seattle is surrounded by many lakes, rivers, forests and mountains, which make Seattle and neighboring areas a perfect destination for various outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, kayaking, snowboarding, motor boating, swimming, rock climbing and sailing. The temperature is mild all year-round which is good for walking the lakes and beaches. Below are some of the nearby ares that you can explore over the weekends.
Lake Chelan meaning "Beautiful Water" is one of the most enjoyable places in Eastern Washington. It is surrounded by mountains where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking, sunbathing, golfing, bicycling and many more outdoor activities. Lake Chelan is one of the deepest and most beautiful lakes in the country, where vacations can be enjoyed by staying in a resort or camping nearby. You can relax by walking around the lake and enjoying the fresh air.
Friday Harbor is nature's natural playground and one of the premier destinations in Washington. In Friday Harbor, you can find exciting creatures such as whales, seals, sea otters, fox, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, rabbit, bald eagles, hawks, falcons, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, sea gulls, blue herons, swans and many more. Friday Harbor also has a several restaurants offering fine dining and many ice cream parlors.
Methow Valley located near North Cascades Highway, one of the finest trail systems in North America, is perfect for biking, hiking and skiing. During the winter uses of trail system includes Nordic skiing, snow shoeing and during summer it becomes mountain bikers and hiker Mecca. Some of the common trail uses include dog walking, running, equestrian riding, fly fishing and more.
Bend is an energetic city located in the Central Oregon at the eastern hills of the Cascade Mountains which is known for its scenic setting. It is mostly dry and dusty in summer. Bend is one of the best mountain biking towns in America. Bend id also a great place for fishing, cycling, day hiking, skiing, biking, kayaking and golf.
Ketchum Sun Valley
Ketchum Sun Valley is one of the Northwest's best settings for business meetings. In Sun Valley you can have lots more fun in spring and summer than in winter. Some of the summer time activities include tennis, hiking, biking and boating. Some of the winter activities include sleigh rides, Sun Valley Heli Ski, fun in the snow and sun. Other entertainments such as fitness, spa service, shopping are also available.
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