Looking to enjoy the fall foliage while you can? Washington has tons of great places to go, but one of our small towns actually ranks among the nations best. If you guessed Leavenworth, you’re correct.
Trips To Discover analyzed towns from coast to coast and of course Washington’s scenic nature couldn’t be ignored. As this is a comprehensive list, all 20 towns are ranked equally.
Leavenworth made the cut for being located in the prime spot of the eastern slopes of Washington’s Cascade Mountains. It’s also where Highway 2 starts, meaning those who drive from Seattle get to see fall foliage along almost the whole route to and from. Or those looking for a little extra adventure can head south on Highway 97 to visit the forests of Blewett Pass.
If you’re looking for other PNW locations to visit both McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway and Columbia River Gorge in Oregon also made the cut.