Washington January 17, 2018
9 Underrated Places In Washington That Even Natives Have Never Heard Of
If you were born and raised in Washington, you may reach a point where you feel like you’ve done everything. Luckily, this is never the case. From secluded parks to underrated local businesses, there are plenty of places that even most Washingtonians have never heard of. Here are a few.
1. Hall's Hill Labyrinth, Bainbridge Island
The Labyrinth Project is part of a project by Jeffrey Bale, and it's a beautiful place to relax during a day trip to Bainbridge Island.
2. Molson Ghost Town
Located near the Canadian border in Okanogan County, Molson was a booming town of 300 for a brief moment in time (1900-1901). These days, you'll still find you'll find old pioneer buildings, farm machinery and artifacts from its more bustling times.
3. Salt Mine Arium, Bellevue
If you have yet to experience the benefits of salt therapy, enjoy a salt session in one of the Salt Rooms here. You can even enjoy a relaxing massage while you do.
4. Ross Lake National Recreation Area
This beautiful lake in North Cascades National Park is such an underrated treasure. With crystal clear water, lush forests and plenty of places to camp, it's a dream destination for nature lovers.
5. Point Roberts
Did you know there's a part of Washington you need a passport to reach? Point Roberts is a land exclave of the United States that sits on the top of the Tsawwassen Peninsula, south of Vancouver, B.C.
6. Blue Lake Trail, North Cascades
The (appropriately named) Blue Lake Trail is a 5 mile trek that takes you to a pristine lake by way of towering granite peaks, forests, meadows and wildflowers. The parking lot is located right off Highway 20, so the trail is easy to find.
7. Auto-Vue Drive-In Theatre, Colville
There aren't many drive-ins left in the country, especially in Washington--but Colville's has been open since 1953, and it's a blast on a hot summer night.
8. Tree Root Cave, Forks
Kalaloch Beach is where you'll see this incredible sight, a tree that's thriving despite the fact that its intricate root system is unanchored and exposed. Its soil has eroded away, and it remains supported only by a few delicate roots.
9. Spencer Spit State Park
Spencer Spit State Park is located on Lopez Island, the more subdued of the San Juans. It's peaceful, serene and stays mostly uncrowded.
There’s always something new to discover in Washington. Check out our
list of weirdest places.