Washington September 23, 2021
Fall Is The Perfect Time To Visit This Historic Mountain Town In Washington
Do you have a favorite fall getaway spot in Washington? From the charming town of Leavenworth to the stunning Methow Valley, the mountains of Washington seem to be popular for autumn escapes. And we happen to believe that fall is the perfect time to take a day trip to our most famous former mining town, Roslyn.
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Roslyn sits nestled in the Cascade Mountains, about 80 miles east of Seattle and just a few miles from Cle Elum.
Founded in 1886 as a coal mining town, this city has a lot of history -- but it's still very much a small town. As of 2019, the population was just 539.
Roslyn is famous for its role in the show "Northern Exposure" -- most of its scenes were filmed here, in fact.
The film "The Runner Stumbles" and the television series "The Man in the High Castle" were also filmed in this charming small town.
If the weather allows, grab a coffee and order some lunch at Basecamp Books and Bites, and then make yourself comfortable in the spacious Roslyn Yard.
Basecamp Books and Bites, 110 W Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn, WA 98941, USA
Basecamp Books and Bites has an incredible book and gift selection, so don't forget to do some browsing.
The Roslyn Yard hosts live music every Sunday through September, and outdoor movies and other events in the summertime.
But even on a quiet day, this is still a great place to hang out and enjoy a bite and a beverage.
The Roslyn Theatre was built in 1904 and was originally the local mortuary and pharmacy.
The Roslyn Theatre, 101 W Dakota Ave, Roslyn, WA 98941, USA
Interesting combination, don't you think? While the theatre is temporarily closed, you can still admire the mural outside.
If you imbibe, check out Heritage Distilling's Roslyn location.
Heritage Distilling Company, 101 E Pennsylvania Ave J, Roslyn, WA 98941, USA
The NWIC building opened in 1896 as the Northwest Improvement Company's full line store for the local coal mining families. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the tasting room is fantastic.
Get into the Halloween spirit with a stroll through the Roslyn Cemetery.
Roslyn Cemetery, Memorial St, Cle Elum, WA 98922, USA
With headstones dating back to the late 1800s, it's definitely worth finding (if you dare).
And of course, no trip to Roslyn is complete without a visit to The Brick, which dates back to 1889.
The Brick Saloon, 100 W Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn, WA 98941, USA
The tavern was rebuilt in 1898 using 45,000 bricks, hence its name. This place is rumored to be haunted, but you might find that the only spirits here come from the century-old back bar!
Fall really is the best time to take a day trip to Rosyln — so pack up the car and hit the road for an amazing Washington adventure!
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