Washington state doesn’t get the praise it should. It’s by far, in the top 3 for the most beautiful parts of America. Although it is right in the northernmost part of the country, it’s not really known for its snowy mountains. Rather, it’s one of the best places to go if you want to explore forests, rivers and open landscapes. One of the best places to go in this great state is Snoqualmie. This small town of just 14,000, is known for its classic American architecture and its luscious surroundings. Neighboring the amazing city of Seattle, this is a small town you can come to and just relax. Everyone minded their business and is automatically polite to one another. It’s a place where you can take life as it comes. There are many homely cafes, mom n’ pop restaurants and places to hike.
The hallmark attraction
As with any state that has incredible landscapes, there is a hallmark attraction you will want to visit. The Snoqualmie Falls has been the backdrop for many Hollywood scenes and documentaries. Around 1.5 million visitors come to the falls every single year. It has a 270-feet drop making it one of the most violent yet beautiful water features in the country. There’s plenty of accommodating experiences as there are wheelchair access, handrails and footpaths up to the peak. The local diners have warm pancakes, waffles and good old black American coffee, made from local roasts. There’s also a winery nearby so you can take a few bottles that you like, home with you.
Back to nature
There’s one clear reason why you come to a town like this, and it’s the yearning to get back to nature. Book yourself on an All Rivers & Saltwater Charters adventure as you will get to explore the Seattle Area Rivers while catching some of the wildest fish in the northern hemisphere. You have professional guides right by your side, so there’s no chance of getting lost in the vast network of rivers and streams. All the equipment is provided for you, such as the tackle, bait, rod, boat, fuel, and personal gear. If this is your first time fishing, they will show you the proper technique and a few tricks of the trade to get your line a bite quicker than most. The sport of trophy fishing might take you by storm when you’re out in the wilderness.
A line to the wild
In the northernmost upper-west state, getting around was and is still challenging. That’s why the history of the Northwest Railway Museum is so fascinating. The steam locomotives made out of iron, are still engineering wonders to behold. Parts of the train station are still trapped in time, showing guests what it would have been like to arrive at this stop, in 1890 when it was built. The architecture is classic Victorian, rare to find in any North-American location.
Snoqualmie is surrounding by forests and rivers that are the same they were millions of years ago. The fresh air, incredible sights and friendly town are well worth the trip out from Seattle.