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Seattle NorthCountry

Seattle NorthCountry is 15 miles north of Seattle, tucked between the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea in Snohomish County, WA.

Skykomish & Snohomish River Valley

Artfully bordered by the cool waters of Puget Sound also known as the Salish Sea, the crisp call of the Cascade Mountains and your own curiosity, Seattle Northcountry can truly make you feel different from the moment you arrive!

Welcome to the Sky Valley where adventure awaits, no matter if your preference is meandering back roads, shopping, or pursuing daring outdoor activities!

Wide-open land, fresh cut flowers and U-pick berries are the sights, aromas and flavor of Seattle Northcountry. Get lost in a corn maze, browse through a pumpkin patch, taste ripe berries from the bush, or pick a handful of flowers for that favorite vase. Come sip the many flavors of Western Washington in Seattle Northcountry’s boutique wineries, breweries or the new micro-distilleries. In the summer and early autumn, wander the farmers markets throughout the county for a fun, community atmosphere and score some fresh, home-grown and homemade products. 

Enjoy a glimpse of the past while strolling among late 19th- and early 20th-century architecture. Also known as the "Antique Capital of the Northwest," the historic city of Snohomish has a wonderful selection of antiques and collectables. Find gifts and unique mementos from your visit at the delightful variety of charming shops, then stop off for local tastes at popular restaurants.

Indulge in world-class fishing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, river snorkeling, motorcycle riding, an off-road vehicle park, birding, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golfing.

If rock crawling, mudding, and traversing challenging, forested paths in lifted vehicles inspires you, make your way to the 10,000-acre Reiter Foothills State Forest. Rafting on Class 5 rapids is a heart-pounding adventure you won’t want to miss! Explore heart-pounding chutes on the glacial-blue Skykomish River, where tall trees meet untamed wilderness. Be challenged by the tough, steep climbing on granite crack climbs, face climbs, and friction slabs when climbing the Index Town Wall, just off Highway 2 near the town of Index.

Feel the crisp air rush past your face as you free fall 13,500 feet into the gorgeous Snohomish River Valley on a high-flying adventure at Skydive Snohomish, named one of the 6 Best Places to go Skydiving in the world by TravelChannel.com. Or cut a frontside 540 or perfect a surface 360 as you unwind with wakeboarding on spacious Lake Stevens.

So whatever you’re up for – whether camping or canoeing, kayaking or climbing, shopping or restaurants, agriculture or the arts – we invite you to open up . . . to life, to adventure, and to discovery. 

Dog Parks

One of Snohomish County’s best kept secrets is the fact that it’s the perfect place to play with your pooch! An off-leash dog park is the perfect setting for your dog to be able to run free without having to worry about getting into trouble. Parks offer Fido’s family the chance to admire the scenic Puget Sound view while their outgoing pooches play and swim with new pals.

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Sultan Historical Museum

Highlights are a topographical map of the Skykomish Valley showing sites of logging camps, sawmills and mines...

Lodging - Monroe

Seattle NorthCountry lodging....

Stay in rural Monroe and play in Seattle which is 30 miles south, the Cascade Mountains within an hour or on the Salish Sea which is in your backyard. Monroe is the perfect location to launch your adventure.

Snohomish City Parks

Snohomish city parks include Cady Park and Boat Launch on Maple Street. A trail winds along the riverfront to...

Wayside Chapel

Sitting along side the road in Sultan stands a small chapel.  Inside you will find  four small,...

Lake Stevens

Lake Stevens is the largest lake in the county and offers 8 miles of shoreline, including sandy beaches and...