Visit Roslyn, Washington

Head east to root for your favorite lumberjacks as they scamper up 80-foot poles.
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WHY: For the second annual High Country Log Show (9/1-9/2, noon. Free. Runje Field, Roslyn Pioneer Park; 509.674.8161; cleelumroslyn.org). In honor of the area’s timberrr-ed history (and to raise money for local scholarships), you can cheer (or join) several log-tastic events, such as the obstacle pole buck or the speed climb, a skillful scamper up an 80-foot pole.

WHILE YOU’RE THERE: Visit the popular Roslyn Sunday Market (Pennsylvania Avenue and First Street; roslynmarkets.com) in the city’s historic core for fresh produce and live music, then stop for a sip at Vintage Vine (104 N First St.; 509.649.3064; vintage-vine.com), where bottles of local wine (including some from current customer fave Jones of Washington) are always open for tastings and glasses of local craft beers (such as Roslyn Brewing Company’s Brookside pale lager) wait to be poured.

GETTING THERE: From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 80 toward Roslyn. Turn left onto Bullfrog Road and follow to Washington Avenue.

Road Trip: Concrete and East Skagit County

Road Trip: Concrete and East Skagit County

Enjoy a scenic drive and stay out in eagle country
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View the eagles during the Skagit Eagle Festival; snap a pic and enter it by January 15 in the Skagit River Bald Eagle Center’s 20th anniversary photo contest. Go win it!

WHERE: Concrete and east Skagit County.

WHY: Eagles are flocking to their spectacular winter getaway—why not join them? The Skagit Eagle Festival (1/1–1/31; concrete-wa.com) happens every January weekend, and your car makes a perfect blind for snapping pictures without scaring off these magnificent birds. Celebrate along the Skagit River with arts and crafts, wine tasting, photography tours and river rafting for eagle spotters.

NIGHT OWLS: Check out the Concrete Theatre, built in 1923 (45920 Main St.; 360.941.0403; concrete-theatre.com), updated for films, live music and events during the festival. early birds: Stop by 5b’s Bakery (45597 Main St.; 360.853.8700; 5bsbakery.com) for quality gluten-free baked goods and more for breakfast or lunch. For dinner, there’s Annie’s Pizza Station (44568 State Route 20; 360.853.7227; anniespizzastation.net), whose handcrafted cuisine would be a hit even in a town bigger than Concrete, population 753.

RULE THE ROOST: Spend the night in one of Ovenell’s Heritage Inn log cabins, located on a historic ranch across the river (46276 Concrete Sauk Valley Road; 360.853.8494; ovenells-inn.com). Pick up a steak or two—the cows are raised right there on the ranch—and throw them on the provided barbecue. Had enough of eagles? Elk, deer and coyotes are known to roam the ranch on a daily basis.