Washington August 07, 2018
This Tiny Town In Washington Has A Little Bit Of Everything
There’s not much to the little city of Roslyn. With a population of 927 and tales from the past that date back to the 1880s, it’s the definition of a a tiny historic town. But in this case, small doesn’t mean boring — you’ll find a little something for everyone here, making it a perfect day trip destination.
Roslyn is located in Central Washington, in Kittitas County surrounded by the Cascades.
It has a rich mining history, a railroad history, and it was once known as the place where the hit TV show Northern Exposure was filmed.
Needless to say, if you're a history buff, visiting this town is an absolute must.
The Roslyn Museum is open daily, but it isn't the only must-see attraction here.
Grab a bite to eat and a cold beverage from The Brick Saloon, the oldest eatery in town (and the oldest continuously operated bar in the state).
You might even see a ghost.
Catch a movie at the Roslyn Theatre, which has been voted the Best Entertainment in Kittitas Valley.
The theatre is quaint, cozy, and makes a fantastic popcorn.
Treat yourself to something sweet from the Roslyn Candy Company, the local ice cream and candy shop.
This is a very popular place on a warm summer day.
Wander through the Roslyn Cemetery, which is actually 27 cemeteries blended together on a hillside.
There are about 5,000 graves of former coal miners and early residents. You might notice a lot of the headstones from 1918, when the deadly Spanish Flu hit the area.
If you're in town on a Sunday, don't miss Roslyn's Farmers Market.
It's held from 10-2 all summer long, and it's fantastic.
Readers and coffee lovers, don't miss out on a trip to Basecamp Books and Bites.
This cafe, bookstore and bar is perfect for bookworms who like to imbibe.
And speaking of imbibing, the Roslyn Brewing Company is open Friday-Sunday.
The original Roslyn Brewing and Malting Company dates back to the early 1900s, but it closed its doors in 1913 due to prohibition. This brewing company opened in 1990 in the same building, and it's a beloved local treasure.
And if you're a nature lover, you'll love the abundance of hiking trails in the area.
This is a view from the Hyas Lake Trail, an easy 3.4 mile hike near the city.
Despite its small size, Roslyn really does have something for everyone.
Here’s the backstory on the city’s historic Brick Saloon.