Snohomish, WA, also known as the “Antique Capital of the Northwest”, is a great city to visit any time of year. Only a 30 - 45-minute drive from downtown Seattle, 20 minutes from the Puget Sound, and one hour from the Cascade Mountains, Snohomish’s geographical location is one of the best in the Northwest, or anywhere for that matter.
If you’re planning a fall or winter vacation, put Hagen Family Farm on your list! Along with enjoying all that our farm has to offer, there are lots of other fun things to see and do in the area, guaranteeing that your late-year visit to Snohomish is a memorable one.
The Snohomish Historic District is one of America’s best-known and most-visited. Along with numerous antique shops and a host of boutiques and restaurants, the historic district also includes homes dating back more than a century, many of which display plaques showing the year the house was built and the names of the original occupants. Tours of these historic houses are always running, and one home, the Blackman House, functions as a year-round museum. Surrounded by old-growth trees, some more than 600 years old, it’s no surprise that the Snohomish Historic District is included in the National Register of Historic Places
Centennial Trail is beautiful 12 months a year, particularly in the fall when the trail is alive with color, and in the winter when the trees are white and sparkling. The trail is 28 miles long and just as accommodating for families as it is for individuals. There are many entry and exit points along the route, and plenty of places to dine at and explore. Wildlife is common, with deer and plenty of other woodland creatures to be seen. Photo ops also abound, particularly near the river and by the old railway bridge
Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm
No autumnal trip to Snohomish is complete without visiting Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm. A 10-acre corn maze, a gigantic pumpkin patch with 60+ pumpkin varieties, and free hayrides are among the farm’s many kid-friendly activities. Meanwhile, the entire family can enjoy bonfires, fresh-made kettle corn, the chance to bottle your own honey, and Bob’s famous apple doughnuts.
The Cascade Mountains
Skiers, hikers, and nature lovers of all stripes will feel right at home in the Washington Cascades, part of the famous Cascade Mountain Range that runs from British Columbia all the way to California. Within the mountains lie hundreds of miles of hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing trails, along with dozens of ski resorts if you want to hit the slopes. Other popular activities in the Cascades include mountain climbing, backpacking, and camping. Whatever you choose to do, prepare to be awed – after all, the Washington Cascades are home to two of the United States’ tallest mountains: Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier.
For more information about activities in and around Snohomish, and to inquire about our farmhouse vacation rentals near Snohomish, WA, contact Hagen Family Farm today.