February Contra Dance

posted Feb 8, 2018, 11:02 AM by Discover Darrington

Saturday, February 10th, Old-Time Dance 7:00 – 9:30 pm, Potluck 6:00 pm

Come kick up your heels to Contra/Square/Family Dances at the Mansford Grange!  Or just tap your toes and enjoy the music - dancing optional.  Enjoy an evening of live and lively old-time music and dance.  Bring the whole family!  Music by $4 Shoe, Kate Lichtenstien on fiddle, Tom Collicott on guitar, Morgan John on banjo, Susan on ukulele.  Caller - Alex MacLeod.

Hosted by the Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Ave. Darrington, WA 98241.  Suggested donation of $7.00 All proceeds to band and caller


Spring Wild Plant Workshop

posted Feb 6, 2018, 3:57 PM by Discover Darrington

Wild Plant Workshop, February 10th, Saturday at the Mansford Grange, 12:30 to 4:30 pm.  Learn about the fascinating wild plants around you, how some were used as food and some for medicinal purposes.  Learn also about some look a likes and some plants that could be dangerous. Learn more...

Eagles return to the rivers of Darrington!

posted Jan 19, 2018, 11:10 AM by Discover Darrington

Many wait for the time of year when the eagles return to the five rivers of Darrington to feed before nesting.  It is not uncommon to see bald eagles roosting in the trees along creeks and rivers, sometimes in groups or whole families especially while the salmon are spawning.  There are several good places to view the eagles in the Darrington area.
Learn more about our majestic eagles
See the eagle viewing map

Mountain Loop Highway Repaired!

posted Oct 31, 2017, 12:38 PM by Discover Darrington

As of Tuesday, October 31st the Mountain Loop Highway has been repaired and you are now able to drive through from Granite Falls to Darrington.  You can also access Sloan Creek Road, FSR #49, and the associated trailheads.  It's not to late to catch the fall colors but they'll be going soon.  Snow will be coming and we'll update gate closures when they occur.

Temporary Mountain Loop Closure

posted Oct 28, 2017, 9:53 AM by Discover Darrington   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 10:28 AM ]

The Mountain Loop Highway is closed to thru traffic while equipment is making repairs near Skull & Chockwich Creeks which is blocking access to Sloan Creek Road, FSR #49 and associated trailheads. The road will be reopening in this area hopefully by Tuesday, October 31st. You can still drive this scenic road just not all the way from Granite Falls to Darrington.

1st Annual Darrington Cruise-In

posted Aug 17, 2017, 3:23 PM by Discover Darrington

We are excited to announce a new event for Darrington, the 1st Annual Darrington Cruise-In  -  Show and Shine!  Come on out and see the Hot Rods, Sports Cars, Muscle Cars, Classic Cars and Motorcycles, meet their owners and enjoy mountain vistas that just can't be beat!  Learn more...

One classy car!  Photo by Charlie Duncan Photography

Campfire Alert!

posted Aug 4, 2017, 10:52 AM by Discover Darrington

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Imposes Camp Fire Restrictions

Everett, Wash. August 4, 2017 —Effective immediately, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is restricting open campfires throughout the forest; except in designated developed campgrounds. A signed Forest Order goes into effect immediately restricting campfires on the forest.

Campfire restrictions are put into place when the risk for potential wildfires increases due to higher temperatures and dry vegetation.

7th Annual Big August Hoobajoob Art Show

posted Aug 4, 2017, 10:00 AM by Discover Darrington

The show will feature colorful, abstract paintings and collages by Holly Cannell, classically inspired and abstract works in charcoal by Ron Wolff and unique acrylics and collages by Gordy Beil.  Light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshment will be served.  This is a family friendly event at their Studio, 605 N. Emens Av, Darrington WA 98241 on August 19th, 10am to 4pm & 20th, noon to 6pm. 2017,  Learn more...

Forest Fire On Suiattle River Road

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:39 AM by Discover Darrington

Today, Monday, July 31, 2017, a 80 acre forest fire is burning 7 miles up the Suiattle River Road.  Please check with the Darrington Ranger Station about accessibility on this forest road, FSR #26 before planning to go up to this area.  This is the road that accesses Buck Creek Campground, Sulfur Creek Campground, and the trails to Huckleberry Mountain, Downey Creek, Green Mountain, Suiattle River / PCT, Sulfur Creek & Sulfur Mountain.

Darrington Bluegrass Festival 2017!

posted Jul 13, 2017, 3:48 PM by Discover Darrington

Welcome to the 41st annual Darrington Bluegrass Festival July 21 - 23!  Once again a great lineup of music is planned for the year at the Darrington Bluegrass Grounds with the famous backdrop of Whitehorse Mountain.  You will find a couple of places to eat in town, and some near by places to stay if you don't have plans to camp at the festival.  The Mountain Loop Books & Coffee is a great place to visit, meet some of the community or learn more about the area and great outdoor recreation.

Going To The Mountains Is Going Home ~ Mountaineer George Leigh Mollery
Welcome home to Darrington!

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