Live like a tourist in your hometown
June 7, 2012
The Snoqualmie Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in the state. We enjoy the snowcapped mountains, winding rivers and lush forests on a daily basis.
But when all the hiking, camping, festivals, museums and events are showcased in a stunning visitors guide, we can see things from a tourist’s perspective — that this is a vibrant and active community with natural beauty to boot.
But why should tourists be the only ones enjoying the Valley? Why not live like tourists ourselves?
SnoValley Star’s Gateway to the Cascades: Snoqualmie Valley Visitors Guide 2012 makes even the locals want to rediscover what makes this area so special.
The full-color guide is a resource to hang on to all year for weekend planning ideas. Want to know the history of the area? The history lesson, along with great historical photos, begins on page 6.
Want to watch local thespians or catch a live band? No problem. Check out page 12 for local shows. Best and not-so-great fishing spots? Turn to page 30.
Golfing. Skiing. Off-roading. Parks. Farmers markets and U-pick farms. Bicycling clubs. It’s all there — including a wide variety of businesses that showcase their services in the advertising that supports tourism and life of the Valley.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for in the visitor guide, it’s a well-kept secret worth sharing! Let us know what you’d like to see featured next year.
The visitors guide was tucked inside last week’s issue of the Star. If you’d like additional copies for your friends arriving from out of town, they are free at libraries, businesses, North Bend City Hall (411 Main Ave. S.), Snoqualmie City Hall (38624 S.E. River St.), and the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s two information centers at 205 McClellan St. in North Bend and 38767 S.E. River St. in Snoqualmie.
So go on, live like a tourist in your own town. Don’t forget the camera!