Where to Find the Best Sledding Areas

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Where to Find the Best Sledding Areas
By: Coral Noyd ~ 1/15/2021

Well, it is that time of year again…snow! Although, Seattle has not seen a lot of snow fall yet, some other places have seen quite a bit of snow. Some people love the snow…some people do not, but the best thing to do in snow is to sled! Here are a few great places that are safe to get out of the house and go spend sometime in the fresh air while having fun!

-Summit at Snoqualmie has its own tubing area. For a very little price on Friday and Saturdays you can rent a tube and spend about an hour and a half sledding down a large hill and going back up, and then down again. This is a great thing to do with the entire family or even just the adults!

-Hyak Sno-Park is a park near Snoqualmie, but is completely unsupervised. Snoqualmie does take care of grooming this slop, BLOGPOST_TUBING.jpgbut has no other supervision. You do have to pay for parking, which is about $20.00. It can get pretty crowded, especially if the tubing at Snoqualmie is sold out, but is a great second option.

-If you are looking to have a little bit farther of a get away, you will want to head over to Leavenworth. Right outside of Lake Wenatchee State Park, is a tubing hill that was man made. It is not groomed and is not supervised by anyone. You do have to pay for the parking, but is only $20.00 for as long as you want. The snow can get very heavy here, so you will want to make sure to check the weather before heading down. It also might be a good idea to stay in Leavenworth at a hotel if you are making an all day trip down.

-Also in Leavenworth, the Leavenworth Winter Sports & Club offers two sledding slopes. One sledding hill is $23.00 for six runs with a tow rope, and the other sled is a walk up hill, and is $9.00 for as much as you want to walk up and down. Both of these slopes can get fairly busy during the weekends, but makes for a great getaway for the family!

There are quite a few spots that you can take the family and have some sled fun. Before going anywhere, ensure that you are checking the weather and planning your trip…even if it is just up to Snoqualmie Mountain for the day! Also, ensure that you have plenty of water and chains in case those are needed on the drive.

Now, go find a sled, and have some fun in the snow!


Celebrate the Bright Lights This Holiday Season
By: Coral Noyd ~ 12/15/2020

With the Pandemic still hanging around until after the New Year, everyone needs some happiness in their life. What better way to find some joy in these darker times than to see some beautiful lights from the Holiday Season? If you are brand new to the state of Washington or you have been here a long time, here are some fun places to go visit and find some joy in the spirit of the Holiday.

1. WildLanterns at the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle – Usually the Zoo has zoo lights, and instead this year they have made it bigger and better and added more lights! This is a great family night out, and will be loads of fun to end out the year! Buy tickets in advance as they do have limited spots to limit the number of guests.

https://www.zoo.org/wildlights

2. Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Lake, Spanaway – This light display is a TWO mile drive through experience. You can light up the rest of the year from the warmth of your car! Start your drive at the beginning of the lake and drive all the way through to experience over 300 hundred displays! Lines get long, so buy your tickets and arrive early!

https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/1253/Fantasy-Lights

3. Candy Cane Lane, Seattle – This drive through light display is not offered through a company. There are several neighborhoods that come together and go all out for decorating their houses. You show up and drive through and look at all the fun colorful lights. It is free and is a household tradition for most Seattle Families. There is no website, but the fun begins here at Park Road NE in Seattle, WA.

4. Garden d’ Lights – Unfortunately, due to COVID this year, Garden d’ Lights is not able to happen this year. As they are so sad, as so are the residents of Bellevue, you can still go donate to the Bellevue Botanical Garden to help them through this year. They have put up a five minute video tour of all of the lights that they have so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home.

https://bellevuebotanical.org/garden-dlights/ 

We wish you the happiest of holidays this year, and a Very Happy New Year! Enjoy these lights as we round out the toughest of years we have had. We will see you in 2021!

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