If you are looking for the perfect Washington state weekend getaway then try these two, off-the-beaten-path, towns in the heart of the Skagit Valley. They can be combined in a single day trip or extended into a leisurely and fun-filled weekend.
Skagit Valley is located just about half-way between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. This beautiful valley of rolling farmland is nestled between the waters of the Salish Sea and the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. On a clear day, it hosts a spectacular view of Mount Baker’s snow-capped peaks.
There are activities and attractions throughout all four seasons in the valley, from birdwatching with the return of the Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans in late October to the world-famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April. There are local farmer’s markets selling fresh produce throughout the summer and hiking trails galore!
The fertile farmland in this valley produces many agricultural crops, outside of the tulips. Looking up the rows in a field you might see brussel sprouts, potatoes, barley, and many varieties of wheat. A patchwork of colors from grass green to gold dot the fields. And around March the rows and rows of daffodils light the landscape with their golden sunshine preceding the vibrant reds, purples, and pinks of the tulips. Springtime in the valley is certainly colorful and makes for a good photo op.
Much of this scenery can be seen as you head west, out across the valley towards your first stop.
Article is found on page 23 of Alluring Travel Magazine.