Washington January 22, 2019
This One Little Washington Town Is A Nature Lover’s Dream
If you’ve ever been to Winthrop, you know how unbelievably charming it is. Between the vintage storefronts and wooden sidewalks to the surrounding scenery of the Methow Valley, it’s easy to see why so many people love this old-fashioned Western town. And if you love the great outdoors, it’s basically heaven on Earth.
Winthrop is quite literally surrounded by nature, and it's impossible not to appreciate that when you visit.
You just might see different kinds of traffic than you're used to.
There's no such thing as the off season in Winthrop -- you'll find plenty of outdoor recreation all year long.
Local companies like Winthrop Mountain Sports will rent or sell any gear you need.
Winters are perfect for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing.
In fact, the Methow Valley has a reputation as one of the top cross-country ski spots in the United States.
Of course, summers here are tough to top.
Luckily, there are plenty of hiking trails in the area to see the sweeping views and vibrant wildflowers.
With over 120 miles of trails in the area, you'll always find plenty of places to hike.
And with scenery like this, you'll forget you're exercising.
But if you really want to be amazed by the beauty here, come in the fall.
This is the best part of the state to see vibrant autumn hues.
Curious about kayaking or river rafting?
The Methow River is the perfect place for such activities -- and you can easily book a tour with Methow River Raft + Kayak.
The Methow Trails organization maintains these beautiful trails and promotes the outdoor activity in the area.
Needless to say, they're doing a fantastic job.
Winthrop is one of the most delightful places on the planet, and there's never a bad time to visit.
And even if you don't come to town as a nature lover, you'll probably leave as one.
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