Enjoy Haller Park. We have a wonderful splash pad. Later in the summer, when water level is low, wade in the cool waters of the Stillaguamish River. The Snack Shack at the park offers refreshments. Dry off and walk the Centennial Trail, next to the park.
Head east on State Route 530 to Darrington to the Old Sauk Trail located off the Mountain Loop Highway. This is a nice easy trail to walk any time of year near the Sauk River. No parking pass required. There is an ADA 1-mile loop, or a longer 6-mile hike. Head back to Darrington to Moe’s Coffee, for indoor or outdoor lunch. Stop by the Old School Park in the center of town with a gorgeous view of Whitehorse Mountain and nice playground.
Are your kids needing to “get their energy out”?
Head to Zimmerman Hill Climb – in the Kent Prairie Neighborhood. The stairway is located off of 204th Street, at the end of 80th Avenue NE. After your climb, head back down to Jensen Park playground 7801 Jensen Farm Lane. Lunch? Pedeltweezer’s Chinese and Pizza is a family favorite, located in the neighborhood at 20265 74th Avenue NE.
Here are some ideas for outings on rainy days.
Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum: This is a must-see for all ages. Miniature replica of the Stillaguamish Valley logging railroad system. The displays will bring you back to our roots- logging, dairy, railroad, the original homesteaders of the area. www.stillymuseum.org
The Pottery Nook Art Studio: Pick out a piece of pottery and either paint at the studio, or paint at home. Lots of fun for all ages. www.potterynookart.com
Rocket Alley: Historical bowling alley located in downtown Arlington, with cafe. rocketalley.blogspot.com 360-435-8600.
Library: Check out some books or movies!
Arlington Library, Located at 135 N Washington Avenue Arlington
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library, Located at 3411 169th Place NE Arlington