The Methow Valley

Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade mountain range, the Methow Valley is the Northwest’s most popular destination recreation area.  With each changing season, there are new sights to see, fun things to do and an ever-changing landscape
to explore.   

The Methow Valley is a four season recreational wonderland.  Fun towns with plenty to see and do, and enough mountains, rivers, lakes and trails to keep you busy for a lifetime—if only you had a lifetime to play.  Not to worry. Come back as often as you like.

 

winthropChamberLogoWinthrop Chamber:  The Winthrop Chamber sponsors a growing list of year-round events and activities that are fun for the whole family.  To find up-to-the-minute event information, videos and photos, be sure to add this link to your favorites: 

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schaferMuseumThumbThe Shafer Museum:  Step back in time and visit this extraordinary museum with authentic buildings and stories of Winthrop’s past

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FarmersMarket_ThumbThe Farmer’s Market, Twisp:  Open Spring through Fall on Saturdays from 9am to noon, meet our local growers and producers and take in the action at Washington’s most celebrated farmer and artisan market.

 

 

 

confluenceThumbConfluence Gallery:   The Confluence Gallery is the center for cultural activities in the Methow Valley, featuring  original art work, sculpture, furniture,  and jewelry for sale as well as hosting lectures, film screenings, art classes and music concerts in an intimate setting. Open Wednesday through Sunday 11a-6p.  

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theMercMerc Playhouse:  Located in downtown Twisp, The Merc Playhouse presents five fully-produced stage productions each year, as well as open mic nights, staged readings, dance classes, drama camps and more.  The Merc also serves as a rental venue for other organizations which put on a broad spectrum of lectures, music, dance, and theatrical performances.  The Merc Playhouse seats 150 and no seat is farther than twenty feet from downstage center.  

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MazamaStoreMazama Country Store:  If you find yourself in the Upper Valley, you won’t want to miss a visit to the Mazama Store.  Fashioned after the old-time general stores of days gone by, the Mazama Country Store offers delicious baked goods and food, sundries, clothing, coffee, and like they say: “a little bit of everything good.”  

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MVSTA_Logo1MVSTA: Widely recognized as one of the finest trail systems in North America, the Methow Valley Sport Trail Association is the organization singularly responsible for developing and maintaining over 200 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails in the winter months, and over 120 miles of mountain biking, trail running and hiking trails accessible throughout the spring, summer and fall.

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methowArtsMethow Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts inthe region. Methow Arts presents a diverse performance season, provides arts education in Okanogan schools and connects audiences with the work of our many resident and visiting artists. It is a celebration of the vision, genius and creativity that abound in the Methow Valley and beyond. 

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Methow Valley Brewing Company: Located in Twisp, the Methow Valley Brewing Company has been serving real food and fresh brews in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere since 1998. 

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Old Schoolhouse Brewery: OSB creates award-winning microbrews that have received recognition regionally, nationally, and even internationally! The natural flavors of the malts and hops are enhanced by our local water, which flows from the pristine Cascade Mountain snow.

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octc-map Okanogan Country Find your winter adventure in Okanogan Country!  Cross country skiing, Nordic skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, snowmobiling – we could go on all day long.  You will find wide-open spaces teeming with wildlife, spectacular scenery and family fun. Okanogan County in North-Central Washington State has the best family vacations! Scenic byways, tours, hikes, and family adventures await you in every corner of Okanogan Country: from the Northern Okanogan Region, to the Methow Valley, across the Columbia River Basin, and into the Heart of the Okanogan. An affordable family vacation with endless outdoor adventure awaits you in our breath taking snow-capped North Cascade Mountains and gorgeous winding river basins. Experience a Washington State getaway with fresh wholesome food, blue skies, and starry nights – a vacation that will keep you coming back for more! Check out our Official Guide for fun Washington State family vacation ideas. We have plenty of family vacation resorts with fun things for kids and adults to do! Let us help you plan your best family vacation ever with our Online Travel Planner!