One of the things that I love about Seattle is that there are so many cute towns, hiking trails, and mountains just a short drive away. It isn’t always easy to find the time to get out of the city but it’s nice knowing that there are lots of options when we have spare time.
Last year (yes, it is taking me over a year to write this post), the Mr. and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. Because he is quite the romantic at heart, Matt planned a secret weekend getaway for us to celebrate. Knowing that I love hiking in forests and spotting glaciers if I can, he settled on the town of Glacier in the North Cascades.
The town itself is quite small (around 200 people small) but is packed during the winter months when it turns into a ski resort town. We have stayed in the town twice and hope to make the trip again soon. Although the area is much busier during the winter, there are lots of hiking trails accessible during the summer months. One of my favorite spots was right at the base of the ski area: Picture Lake
The lake isn’t huge but it’s a great spot for taking in the views; the North Cascade mountains surround you and offer glimpses of some of the glaciers sitting on top. The path itself is easily accessible, paved, and friendly for children and pups. There are also several benches along the way in case you need a rest or want to pack a picnic.
Directions from Seattle
– Drive North on I-5 until you hit Exit 236
– Take WA-9 N to WA-542 (Mt. Baker Highway)
Pin for later: