Salmon Viewing in the Snoqualmie Valley

Fall is such a lovely time of year in the Snoqualmie Valley with harvest, festivals, and pumpkins galore! But did you know there’s something else really special about this time of year? Salmon! Salmon are a keystone species in the Pacific Northwest for a number of reasons. Native people in this region consider them part
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Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches in the Valley

The best guide to all the pumpkin farms and festivals to choose from in the Snoqualmie Valley this fall – you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you! Each farm/festival is a little different, offering a diversity of activities from petting zoos, hayrides, haunted houses, cider-pressing, storytelling, nature-crafting, farm tours, rides, and festive food and drink.
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Tolt-Carnation Historical Museum’s New Home

Tolt-Carnation Historical Museum has a new home! Now located at the historic Hjertoos House at Carnation Tree Farm—next to Tolt MacDonald Park—the museum includes numerous exhibits documenting the history and culture of the town and its people that formed at the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers. The Tolt Historical Society was originally formed
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U-Pick Berry Farms

    Summertime means berry time! Visiting a u-pick farm is a fun, affordable way to enjoy fresh-picked strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.  It is also a great way to support local farms. We’ve compiled a list of Snoqualmie Valley farms that let you pick your own, plus some tips so you get the freshest berries
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New National Heritage Area Benefits the Snoqualmie Valley

The Snoqualmie Valley is now part of a brand-new National Heritage Area! Congress has just created the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area, with the Snoqualmie Valley at its heart, as part of a nearly decade-long community-led campaign to bring national recognition to this region. The Mountains to Sound Greenway encompasses a dynamic 1.5-million-acre
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Bridging Trail Gaps in the Valley

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT) offers the opportunity to get out and explore one of the most beautiful agricultural valleys in the region. Thanks to Si View Metro Parks, access to the trail from neighboring communities will see new connections to and from King County’s longest regional trail . The soft surface trail runs through the
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The Valley Guide to U-Cut Tree Farms

  Cutting your own Christmas tree is a festive family tradition and a great way to support local farmers. The Snoqualmie Valley has many Christmas tree farms, from Duvall to North Bend. Use our guide to find the one that’s best for you.   Tips: Saws are provided, don’t bring chainsaws Most farms do not
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Cooking Classes in the Valley

The Snoqualmie River Valley offers a delicious lineup of local cooking classes to help your taste buds dance between the seasons. We’ve highlighted a few of the places in the Valley where you can find upcoming classes that offer enticing menus and great atmosphere for a wonderful experience.
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Farmers Market

Tasting Summer in the Valley

The summer season is a great time to visit any of the local Farmers Markets in the Snoqualmie Valley to get freshly picked food for your weekly menu planning or try something new for a twist of flavor. The markets are a vibrant gathering place where farmers, artisans, and local vendors offer an amazing selection
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How history lost and saved our Valley’s elk

Visit the Snoqualmie River Valley at dawn or dusk and there’s a good chance you’ll get to witness a herd of hungry elk grazing on grasses, shrubs, and flowering plants. Emerging from the camouflage of tree cover in the spring and summer months, these ruminants fill their hungry four-chambered stomachs with large amounts of food
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