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Go Birding on the Water in Leavenworth with the Wenatchee River Institute

The Wenatchee River Institute (WRI) engages students of all ages in experiential environmental learning, and its flagship program, Field Days, partners with local schools to improve science education through hands-on scientific exploration at Barn Beach Reserve. This 9-acre nature preserve on the banks of the Wenatchee River serves as a state-of-the-art green classroom, equipped with …

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Roadtrip: The Sleeping Lady In Leavenworth WA

SOME VACATIONS FEEL SO busy and exhausting that once you return home you need another vacation just to rejuvenate. Staying at a resort—and focusing your recreation and other activities around that focal point—is one way to ensure a relaxing getaway. Located outside of Leavenworth along Icicle Creek is Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, whose namesake peak …

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Roadtrip: Leavenworth Tree-Lighting Fest

Leavenworth really knows how to get people’s warm fuzzy Christmassy feelings flowing, thanks to the town’s annual Christmas Lighting Festival. Now in its 44th year, it includes: live music; Santa strolling through the Bavarian Village passing out candy canes and visiting with children; and a ceremony that culminates in a spectacular moment when all the …

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Wet And Wild On The Wenatchee River

It is perhaps appropriate that the geographical center of the State of Washington sits just a few miles from Wenatchee. Because when you talk rafting for the masses, many will consider the Wenatchee as “the river” for Washington whitewater. Sure there’s many other great rivers from which to choose in the state-the Skykomish, White Salmon …

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