The small town of Roslyn may look familiar, especially if you were a devotee of the television show “Northern Exposure,” but you don’t have to travel to Alaska to get here. On your approach to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area in the Central Cascades is a gem on the National Register of Historic Places, its title earned by the hardscrabble miners more than a century gone. Roslyn’s treasured heritage is not only present in its historic architectural styles, but also in its annual celebrations such as the Coal Miner’s Festival.
Beyond the town’s boundaries is a region with four-season recreation in a climate and a terrain often far different from Western Washington’s. Your winters here will be filled with snow sports while the rest of the year is perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding. And there are plenty of fishing, boating and swimming areas nearby. Come to “Where Coal Was King” in Roslyn for a unique small-town experience in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.