Lake Stevens, WA, USA

Lake Stevens, WA, USA

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Leisurely living along lovely Lake Stevens

Retreat to the peace and quiet of Lake Stevens, a sleepy little town built around a lake with the same name. Located just 45 minutes north of Seattle, but light years from the hustle and bustle of the big city, a Lake Stevens vacation rental offers a sense of tranquility and relaxation. The lake is the obvious centerpiece of the place, playing host to a variety of recreational activities both in and around the water. But the town also offers a handful of cultural attractions that cater to a variety of tastes and interests.

Splish and splash into fun at Lake Stevens

Your Lake Stevens vacation rental never puts you far from the 1000-acre body of water that provides excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing. Sandy beaches and green park space surround the lake, some of which include playgrounds, walking/biking trails, picnic facilities, basketball courts, and playing fields for baseball and soccer. In the summer, the waterfront parks often host free concerts and theatrical performances. Lake Stevens's quaint downtown is within walking distance to the lake and is home to a small collection of bars, restaurants, and shops.

History buffs and art lovers have it made in Lake Stevens

Looking to learn more about Lake Stevens? The Lake Stevens Historical Museum explores the town's history through artifacts and video presentation. You can delve even further in the reading room, which houses historical documents and taped interviews with local residents. The neighboring Grimm House lets you examine what life was like in a 1920s-era mill home. Your Lake Stevens vacation rental is just a 15-minute drive from the Historic Everett Theatre, a 1901 venue that stages classic and contemporary shows, and the Imagine Children's Museum and Toy Store, which offers interactive exhibits, a water play area, and a rooftop playground.

It's the Pacific Northwest—why wouldn't there be rain?

While Lake Stevens experiences rain all year, winter brings the most wet stuff—up to 5 inches each month from November through January. Trace amounts of snow may fall in the winter as well, but it rarely sticks on the ground long enough to be a concern. Winter temperatures are also comfortable with daytime highs rarely dipping below the high 40s. Summers offer sunny days with little rain, but the mercury rarely rises above the mid-70s, so the conditions are mostly pleasant. Spring and fall are relatively mild with highs ranging from the 60s to the 50s.

A magnificent menagerie of mountains, lakes, and forests

Lake Stevens features a wet and wild landscape, as the lake drains into Catherine Creek and Pilchuck River. The lake is also teeming with a variety of bass, salmon, trout, and whitefish, so make sure you bring lots of bait and tackle. You'll find plenty of wildlife around the lake as well, in the form of ducks, eagles, and hawks. Just 20 minutes to the west is Puget Sound, a massive, bustling waterway filled with islands and lined with wetlands. On a clear day, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic and North Cascade Mountain ranges rise dramatically in the distance.