Virginia Lake─Sweet bird watching spot on Sauvie Island

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Quick Facts: Location: Sauvie Island (Portland, Oregon) Land Agency: Oregon State Parks Roundtrip: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 50 feet Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access: From downtown Portland, follow US 30 (NW St Helens Road) west for just shy of 11 miles turning right onto the Suavie Island Bridge. Then follow Sauvie Island Road for […]

Osprey Trails — Saunter through wildlife habitat along the Sultan River  

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Quick Facts: Location: Sultan, Snohomish County Land Agency: City of Sultan Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: level Access:  From Everett, follow US 2 east to Sultan. Turn left onto 3rd Street and drive 0.6 mile north. Then turn left onto High Street and continue 0.1 mile to Osprey Park. Contact: City of Sultan Notes: Dogs permitted on leash Good to […]

Clara and Marion Lakes—Family friendly snowshoe route on Mission Ridge

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Quick Facts Location: Mission Ridge, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 900 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails Wenatchee/ Mission Ridge, WA- No 211S Access: Follow US 2 to Wenatchee turning south onto SR 285 and continuing for 4.5 miles until it turns east to cross the Columbia […]

Crescent Lake─Swan stop at the confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Rivers

Crescent Lake is a great place for observing swans, geese, and many other birds.

Quick Facts: Location: Snoqualmie Valley south of Monroe Land Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: None Notes: Discover Pass required; Crescent Lake is an active hunting area, so be aware of hunting seasons. Access: From Everett follow US 2 east to Monroe. Turn right onto SR 203 and follow for 3.8 miles turning right onto […]