Riverview Wildlife Refuge –Quiet bird sanctuary on the Snohomish River

Quick Facts Location: City of Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish Department of Parks and Volunteer Programs Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation gain: minimal Difficulty: Easy Contact: City of Snohomish and Pilchuck Audubon Society Notes: Dogs must be on a leash. Access:  From Everett head east on US 2 to SR 9. Then follow SR 9 south exiting […]

North Creek Park─Enjoy being “bogged” down for the holidays

Quick Facts: Location: Mill Creek Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 30 feet Access: From I-5 Exit 183 follow 164th Street SE east to SR 527. Turn south and follow SR 527 to 183rd Street SE. Turn right (west) and proceed for a 0.5 mile to park entrance on right. Alternatively take […]

La Center Bottoms─Wintering bird haven on the East Fork of the Lewis River

Quick Facts: Location: La Center, Clark County Wash. Land Agency: Clark County Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 30 feet Special Note: Dogs permitted on leash. Access: From Vancouver, head north on I-5 to Exit 16. Turn right onto La Center Road and proceed for 1.6 miles to the bridge over the East Fork Lewis River. […]

Spencer Island — Wildlife refuge in the heart of the Snohomish River Delta

Quick Facts: Location: Snohomish River Delta, Everett Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation gain: none Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs prohibited; Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife manages northern half of island which is open seasonally to hunting. Good to Know: Practice Leave No Trace, kid-friendly, snow free winter hike, exceptional bird […]