Enjoy Methow Valley any Time of Year

Methow Valley is a fantastic place to be no matter the time of year. The natural beauty of the area lends itself well to any type of weather! Whether you enjoy skiing, biking, horseback riding, swimming, or you just prefer gorgeous views, everything is better here in this great area of Washington State.

In the winter, we’ve got lots of family-friendly activities for people of all athletic levels to enjoy. The Methow Trails have cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, kids’ trails, and even dog trails. There are also adaptive trails if you need special assistance – so don’t let that old knee injury keep you from missing out on the fun! Another really cool thing to try at Methow Trails in the winter is riding a fat bike, which has wide tires capable of traveling over snow. Talk about a great time! If you are more interested in bird watching, every winter we have a number of bald eagles who make nests here and are amazing to see. The snow is especially beautiful in this area, if we do say so ourselves. So if you’re interested in wildlife, all that snow can make it easier to track some of our four-legged friends!

As the weather warms up into spring, this area starts to come alive with bees, butterflies, and many other creatures. The wildflowers are in full bloom and the water thaws out. The lovely mild weather provides many opportunities to explore the beautiful scenery. It’s a wonderful time to be outdoors and explore the area!

In summer, you have some perfect weather here in the Methow Valley. The days here are long so there’s plenty of time to do all the things you want to. The Methow Trails thaw and are perfect for hiking, horseback riding, or bicycle riding. The Northern Cascades National Park is a perfect place to visit this time of year. The weather is also perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, and lots of other water sports!

And in autumn, this area is a bright and colorful wonderland. The air is crisp and clear, and the weather is still mild enough to get those last hikes and camping trips finished before the first snowfall. There are plenty of local places harvesting the most amazing produce. Fall is also when we have our amazing Raptor Migration Festival, and it is a must-see. It is a day filled with educational information and beautiful views of some amazing birds like hawks, merlins, and eagles as they prepare to leave for their winter territories.

So no matter what time of year you need a little break from your everyday life, Methow Valley is a great place to visit and recharge. Whether your favorite season is summer because you like camping in the great outdoors, or you love strapping on some snowshoes and making your way across the valley, you’ll have a memorable time here.