Just a five minute walk from downtown Leavenworth are the beaches of Waterfront Park. The park is located along side Wenatchee River, a 53 mile river which terminates at the Columbia River. The water is amazingly cool on a hot summer’s day. We had to share the area with other beach goers, but we appreciated a spot on the sand to build sand castles, relax, and swim.
Two days in Leavenworth was a great amount of time to explore, sans driving. There are so many neat shops and restaurants to hop into. Our favorites were Kris Kringle, the Cheesemonger’s Shop, and the Gingerbread Factory.