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Get On The Water!

The perfect way to cool off during the warm months along the Loop is to hit the water! The Cascade Loop is home to wildly different landscapes as you travel along, and the number and types of bodies of water we like encounter is pretty wild. Swim, float, raft, slide or cannonball! 

Adventures on, in and under the water!


Because the Cascade Loop is home to a LOT of rivers, lakes, streams and the Puget Sound, it's safe to say one can do a whole lot of fishing here!

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Washington State Ferries

Travel between Mukilteo in the Snohomish River Valley and Clinton on the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way

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Tour Boats

Explore Diablo Lake with Skagit Tours and Lake Chelan with Lady of the Lake

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Take a guided kayak trip and explore the Puget Sound during your Cascade Loop adventure!

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Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Photo by Oly Mingo. Either bring your own, rent or take a guided paddle board trip and explore lakes, rivers and the Puget Sound

Jet Skiing

Rent jet skis to blaze your way around pristine Lake Chelan

Beach Combing

Whidbey Island, Camano Island, Skagit Valley/Fidalgo Islands have a LOT of beaches to explore along


Most folks are swimming during Summer in Lake Chelan, the Columbia River and numerous other lakes, rivers and the Puget Sound. These guys hit an Alpine Lake in Spring...brrrr


Either haul your own or rent a boat and explore lakes, rivers and the Puget Sound

Raft or Float

Whether you want white water or a relaxing, slow float, we got ya covered!

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Bird of the Week: The Ruddy Duck
With a cinnamon body and bright blue bill, the male Ruddy Duck is one of our most noticeable and memorable ducks. But look closer and longer and you'll notice that their mannerisms and behavior are just as fascinating. Unlike many of our migratory duck species who might only be in Okanogan County 2-3 months, the Ruddys are generally here from early April through October. Look for these small, compact diving ducks on just about any pond or small lake. Read More >>>>
Local Color on The Loop Issue 5: Leaf Seaburg
Being in touch with nature comes easily for Leaf Little Fox Seaburg, owner and guide of Methow Fishing Adventures in Twisp, WA. Born and raised in the Methow Valley, Seaburg grew up fishing in its rivers and streams- he knows the area like the back of his hand. He shares his enthusiasm for fly fishing and the love of nature on the weekly Methow Fishing Report on KTRT 97.5 with his buddy, Deputy Don. On a recent broadcast, the two share news about community efforts to protect the… Read More >>>>
Northwest Ferry Adventure Guide
New York City has the subway, London has the double-decker bus, and Seattle NorthCountry has the ferry. For over 65 years, ferries have been used to shuttle people from the island counties to the mainland. Read More >>>>
Things To Do With The Kids In Lake Chelan
Spending time outdoors with your children is one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon them. The Cascade Loop affords families with ample opportunity to explore the picturesque natural beauty of Washington State. One area, in particular, stands out as a must-visit family destination, filled with plenty of stops and activities that will be thoroughly enjoyed by both young and old--Lake Chelan Read More >>>>
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