There is more to do in Leavenworth than its size might initially indicate. The Cascade Mountains provide an idyllic background for Leavenworth and are full of hiking trails in the summer and cross country ski areas in the winter. In the late spring, summer, and early fall, you can go on horseback rides through the mountains, rock climb, bird watch, fish, golf, and kayak down the Icicle and Wenatchee Rivers. In winter, skiing is the thing to do, but don't forget to ice climb, take a dog sled, go on sleigh rides, or snowmobile. Restaurants and shops are easy to reach; nearly everything is in walking distance. Make sure to visit the Nutcracker Museum and take in a local theatre production. If you're in town in October, attending Oktoberfest is a must and is celebrated all month long. If you can't decide between all of the fun happenings in town, be sure to ask Woody Goomsba, Leavenworth's nutcracker tour guide.