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July 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Free map helps visitors find way to Darrington — to help it recover

Whitehorse Mountain dominates the skyline above Darrington. (photo by Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times)

Whitehorse Mountain dominates the skyline above Darrington. (photo by Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times)

If you’re still looking for ideas for the holiday weekend, consider some recreation around a town that is really welcoming visitors this summer: Darrington.

A new map and brochure — offered online as well as in a print version — can help you find your favorite hike or river run, or a good spot for a brew or a burger. It’s part of an effort to help the Snohomish County community weather the impacts of the devastating March mudslide at nearby Oso, which closed the town’s main highway access for months.

Highway 530 connecting Interstate 5 and Arlington to Darrington is now reopened through the mudslide area.

The map (click here to download) highlights attractions such as the Eightmile Creek Trail, the Wild and Scenic Sauk River, and North Fork Sauk Trails. It also shows where to find Whiskey Ridge Brewery, River Time Brewery, the Burger Barn, local outfitters and other businesses of interest to visitors.

Free printed copies of the “Destination Darrington” map are available at REI, which helped fund the project, and Outdoor Research stores.

Comments | Topics: Darrington, Darrington map, Highway 530

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