Craig Romano
Rafting on the Skykomish
Green Mountain Lookout
Tulalip Tribe
Mardi L.
Brandon Sawaya
Airial Balloon Co.

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Seattle Backcountry | Snohomish County

Seattle's Backcountry is located in northwest Washington State, nestled between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains in Snohomish (sno-HOH'-mish) County. Snohomish County begins 12 miles north of Seattle, a little under 100 miles south of Vancouver, and a short ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands or Olympic Peninsula. Snohomish County is ideally situated for exploring the entire Pacific Northwest.

We have some of the most spectacularly beautiful scenery in the United States, forest and mountain wildlife sanctuaries, unlimited opportunities for outdoor fun and artistic pursuits, and the best coffee west of Italy. Our economy is thriving thanks in large part to being the home of industry giant Boeing's 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner assembly plant.

Use our website to explore our beautiful county and find places and attractions that appeal to you! You can delve into our county’s many delights by using the “Explore” tab above to search by interest or geographical areas, or use the “Travel” tab for the nuts and bolts information on how to get around. Our “Journeys” tab provides suggested itineraries that you can filter by interest or geography to help you plan your visit. Below you’ll find a random assortment of the businesses, attractions and lodging options in our county—poke through these listings for a more organic exploration.

Interested in checking out some local festivals and happenings during your visit? At the top right corner of this page you’ll see our “Events Calendar”—simply click there to find out what’s going on in our corner of the world! Next to the events calendar you’ll see “My Itinerary,” a convenient place where you can save attractions and lodging options that appeal to you so you can find them later. Still don’t know where to start? To see the best of what our county has to offer, click the icon in the above photo that says, “Take the Tour.” Once you finish the tour you should have a better idea of what we have to offer, and you can delve further into your exploration of the areas that interest you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau, we’d love to help you!

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