Plan Your Family Vacation for 2019
Author: Christa Porter | Photo/illustration: Illustration - Sierra R.
It is no secret that summers in Seattle NorthCountry are unbeatable. A vacation with little ones may require extra accommodation, but summertime family fun here makes for a magical experience.
Depending on the age of your children, you may find it easier to ditch the tent for the convenience of a yurt. There are two yurt villages to choose from at different county parks.
- Kayak Point Regional County Park (15610, Marine Dr, Stanwood, WA 98292).
- River Meadows County Park (20416 Jordan Rd, Arlington, WA 98223).
Every yurt is furnished with a set of bunk beds, a futon, and a coffee table--enough space for the whole family. With outlets and electric heat too, that occasional rainy weekend can mean a cozy boardgame night, or pancakes on the griddle in the morning. Kayak Point hosts a mile and a half long hiking trail perfect for little movers. Together, take in all the natural wonder of the tall trees, chipmunks, and babbling brooks.
Maybe cabin camping is more your style. Flowing Lake just outside of Snohomish is home to four cabins available for reservation. They can each lodge five people, and cabin four is pet-friendly. With the convenience of a key, it’s as easy as bedding and food. And with a large recreational lake outside your door, cabin fever was never better.
- Flowing Lake Park at Leckie’s Beach (17900 48th SE, Snohomish, WA 98290).
There should be no stress involved in planning for fun. Reserve a yurt or cabin and let the summertime memories make themselves. A wooded path, a flowing lake, too many stars to take in--Seattle NorthCountry has enough to leave even parents feeling like kids again.