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Snohomish County, WA

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.

Outdoor Activities

Open Up to Adventure...

Artfully bordered by the cool waters of Puget Sound, the crisp call of the Cascade Mountains and your own curiosity, Snohomish County can truly make you feel different from the moment you arrive!  Access to the great outdoors is only minutes from our urban centers. Due to our temperate climate, Snohomish County is the perfect destination for family adventures and outdoor fun throughout the year.

Wiggle your toes in the sandy beaches and warm shallow waters of Jetty Island, off the coast of Everett, while you watch dozens of kite boarders race across the water. Watch bald eagles feast on spawned salmon as you gently float down a river. Try your luck at fishing—salmon anglers and trout seekers have a heyday here! Discover some of the finest public golf courses in the Puget Sound and explore our family friendly walking and hiking trails, many of which are also great for biking. Visit one of our many parks and enjoy an afternoon of picnicking, people watching, or wildlife watching. Like more adventure? Grab your paddle and head for one of four major river systems that offer a full range of kayaking and rafting experiences. Like more excitement? Rock climbing, snow skiing, skydiving and scuba diving are all options. Find your adventure here!

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Lowell Riverfront Trail

The Lowell Riverfront Trail in Everett is a 1.6-mile pedestrian trail that stretches from a south entrance...

Adventure Cascades

The majestic beauty of the North Cascades is often best appreciated by floating on one of its many rivers....

Bothell Parks

Bothell lies along the Sammamish River, popular for rafting. Trails along the river attract cyclists and...

Lynnwood Skate Park

The skate park at Martha Lake Airport Park is the first in the county parks system. Much thanks goes to young...

Edmonds Skate Park

Edmonds Skate Park features modular style concrete features. This open mix of elements includes a 2’...

Jetty Island

Jetty Island is 2-mile-long by half-mile-wide man-made island that lies just off the Everett waterfront. This...