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Attractions are abundant in Twisp. This up and becoming town is gaining popularity for the arts. Stroll downtown and discover the art galleries and public sculptures. Learn about the Native Americans and history at the Methow Valley Interpretive Center. Pick up fresh produce and locally made items at the Methow Valley Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings from May to October. Take in theater at the Merc Playhouse. For beautiful scenery drive the Cascade Loop. Find out what to see by reading this page.
Methow Valley Farmers Market. Twisp Community Center: 201 S. Methow Valley Highway, Twisp, WA 98856.
The Farmers market runs every Saturday in April through October. Find fresh produce, food products, arts and crafts.
Camps and programs for individuals, children and families teaching about organic produce and animal assisted therapy.
North Cascades National Park. Phone: 360-854-7200; Fax: 360-856-1934.
The North Cascades National Park is located in the northernmost region of the Cascades. The wild, dramatic mountains are nearly impenetrable and remarkable because of their numerous glaciers, permanent snowfields, and sheer-walled cliffs, spires, and pinnacles. Hiking, backpacking and mountain climbing are popular recreational activities.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Methow Valley Ranger District: 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862. Phone: 509-996-4003.
Expanding for more than 4 million acres, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest features a wide geographic range from old growth forests to alpine peaks to the dry, rugged terrain.
The Cascade Loop
Considered the best road trip in Washington, the Cascade Loop provides beautiful scenery from glacier fed Lake Chelan to sunny, semi-arid Columbia River Valley as well as a variety of recreational activities. See the Puget Sound and the peaks of the North Cascades National Park. Plan to spend anywhere from 1 to 4 days exploring this 440 mile (708km) byway.
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