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Seattle Backcountry | Snohomish County, WA

Seattle Backcountry 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 in Snohomish County and is ideally situated for exploring the entire Pacific Northwest.

Family & Child Activities

Open Up to Play…

Snohomish County is home to a variety of activities for both kids and those who are just kids at heart!  Watch orca whales frolic in Puget Sound via the Puget Sound Express, Seattle's premiere whale watching tour. Pack your hiking boots and explore the mountain trails, or strap in for high-flying adventure at High Trek Adventures zipline & ropes course park at Paine Field. Explore the award-winning interactive Imagine Children’s Museum or eat breakfast with the baby farm animals at Forest Park Animal Farm and Petting Zoo, both in Everett. Pet and feed kangaroos, wallabies and more at The Outback Kangaroo Farm in Arlington, hold harmless snakes, pet tortoises and learn about reptiles at the Washington Serpentarium in Monroe. Learn about local history at the fun and interactive Western Heritage Center at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, or learn about modern-day aviation at the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in the largest building in the world, located at Paine Field in Everett.

Whatever your adventure, whether you’re picking a pail of ripe berries or choosing the perfect pumpkin at a local farm, hiking on sloping trails on our many mountains, swimming in the area’s many natural water sources or local pools, or enjoying one of the county’s fun indoor play spaces, you’ll be sure to find something that’s new and exciting for the whole family.

For an interactive experience, download our Kid Zone -- Fun for the Family mobile tour.

FAMILY MOUNTAIN BIKING ADVENTURE IN SEATTLE BACKCOUNTRY

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