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With Mt. Baker nearby and Silver Lake Park, a wide array of activities awaits the outdoor enthusiast including hiking, biking, climbing, backpacking, fishing, hunting, exploring, nature viewing, downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and sledding.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Glacier Public Service Center - 10091 Mt. Baker Highway, Glacier, WA 98244. Phone: 360-599-2714.
Enjoy water activities in one of the lakes or rivers including fishing, river rafting, boating and swimming or go climbing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, hunting, bird watching, OHV riding, snow skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing while visiting this national forest.
North Cascades National Park. Service complex - 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Phone: 360-854-7200; Fax: 360-856-1934.
Hiking, climbing, boating, fishing, bird and wildlife viewing, horseback riding, interpretive programs and scenic vistas.
Silver Lake Park. 9006 Silver Lake Road, Maple Falls, WA 98266. Phone: 360-599-2776.
This 180 lake provides opportunities for fishing and boating with rowboats, canoes and pedal boats available for rent from the park.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Day Hike! North Cascades by Mike McQuaide. Organized by major highways and roads for easy trail-finding, clear descriptions of each trail, including mileage and estimated hiking time, elevation gain, possible trail conditions, difficulty level, map references, necessary permits, options for dogs and bikes, and where to find further information. Order now...
Moon Spotlight Washington's Northern Cascades Camping & Hiking by Tom Stienstra and Scott Leonard. Compact guide covering the region's camping and hiking sights with at-a-glance icons to activities. Hiking descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and clear driving directions are included. Order now...
Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass (Cascade Alpine Guide) by Fred Beckey. This Mountaineer book contains everything needed to know for climbing the Cascade Mountains including maps, geographic aspects, safety and more. Order now...
Birds of Washington State by Brian H. Bell and Gregory Kennedy. This book has interesting facts and useful information such as illustrations and range maps plus notes covering habitat, nesting, feeding and similar species, a glossary of terms and separate indexes for scientific and common names. Order now...
Hidden Washington: Including Seattle, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Cascades and Columbia River Gorge (Hidden Travel) by Eric Lucas. This author gets to know each community by going from neighborhood to neighborhood. This book will take you to all the great spots while describing both the famous attractions and hidden favorites. Order now...
Great Places: Washington: A Recreational Guide to Washington's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting and Camping by John Kruse. The geology, animal and plant life, and history of Washington's most-storied and scenic locales, including the best local lodging and amenities are explained in this full color guide. Order now...
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