Explore Jennings Memorial & Jennings Nature Park
Jennings Memorial and Jennings Nature Park in Marysville are beautiful gathering places for families and outdoor lovers. Pack a picnic and explore these green oases along Allen Creek. Check out the Gehl House Museum, Jennings Barn, Dinosaur Park, fishing pond, playgrounds, trails, arboretum, WSU master garden and more. Walk a network of nature trails or start your journey along the 3.4-mile Jennings Loop Walk.
Visit Ebey Waterfront and the Snohomish River Delta
Located in downtown, Ebey Waterfront Park provides boat-launch access into the pristine Snohomish River Delta, a unique inter-tidal estuary and haven for exotic wildlife and wetland fauna. It is one of the area’s best kept secrets, used regularly for motorized boating, as well as kayaking and canoeing.
Third Street and State Avenue - Downtown shopping
With a wide array of retail shopping experiences available throughout town, bargain-hunters looking for a unique local product or gift should include a visit to downtown Third Street, with its rustic charm and friendliness. Cross State Avenue for more values in Marysville Towne Centre Mall. While downtown, grab a meal to go and people-watch in Comeford Park.
Lakewood Crossing and Gateway Shopping Centers
The 475,000-square-foot Lakewood Crossing Shopping Center is a convenient alternative for regional and local shoppers. Stores include Costco, Target, Best Buy, Petco and Michaels; eateries include Bostons, Red Robin, Buffalo Wild Wings, IHOP and various international cuisine restaurants.
Gateway Shopping Center sits east across I-5 from the Tulalip Casino and Seattle Premium Outlets, and is anchored by Winco Foods and major retailers Kohl’s, Ross, PetSmart and Party City. Both shopping centers offer easy on-off access from I-5.
Play the Tulalip Casino
High rollers with that lucky feeling can visit the 227,000-square-foot Tulalip Casino in Quil Ceda Village along I-5 (Exit 200 from the south or 202 if coming from the north). Slot machines, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, fine dining and more. Call toll free 1-888-272-1111 for more information. For a different sort of nightclub experience nearby, visit the Quil Ceda Creek Casino - better known to local players as the "Q" - off I-5 Exit 199 (Marysville-Tulalip), on W. 31st Ave. Call the toll-free number above.
Seattle Premium Outlets
The 500,000-square-foot Seattle Premium Outlets is an high-end retail open-air mall with more than 110 outlet stores featuring designer and brand names including Coach, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Kenneth Cole, Dickies, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Sony, and others. Located at 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd. in Tulalip.
Drive the scenic Mountain Loop Highway (seasonal)
You don’t know North Snohomish County until you’ve driven the Mountain Loop Scenic Highway. Take I-5 Exit 208 Arlington and follow SR 530 east to Darrington. The loop is a 100-mile stretch of roadway between Granite Falls, Darrington and Arlington, passing three rivers, old growth forests and Barlow Pass. For seasonal information, call the Ranger Station in Darrington, open year-round, at 360-436-1155. The Verlot station keeps seasonal hours.
Access the Centennial Trail
The Centennial Trail is Snohomish County’s most popular recreational trail. It features 17 miles of paved trail from Snohomish to Arlington, used for walking, bicycling, hiking and horseback riding by people of all levels of physical activity. Picnic tables, benches, restrooms at key locations. Marysville trailhead access is at 152nd St. and 67th Avenue (Armar Road).
Visit the Marysville library
The Marysville branch of the Sno-Isle Libraries is a great community space, with dedicated rooms for community meetings, resources for graphic design and video production, and even job-skills experts and grant funding assistance. The library also hosts classes and after-hours events for youth of all ages, and workshops for adults.