The town of Concrete sits on Highway 20 in the Skagit Valley, just a quick trip east from Sedro-Woolley.
Things To Do In Concrete
One of the mandatory photos you have to take when you visit Concrete is the huge cement silos just off the highway with “Welcome to Concrete” painted on the side. An interesting note is that though it is faded and appears very old, that sign was put there for the filming of the Robert DeNiro / Leonard Dicaprio film, This Boy’s Life. There are several other great landmarks in this small community including Concrete High School, the Henry Thompson Bridge, Concrete Herald Building, Lower Baker Dam, and the Concrete Theatre. Each of these has a unique look to it and is worth seeing in person. Concrete is also home to several local celebrations, including Skagit Eagle Fetival, Mardi Gras, Cement City Street Fair, Cascade Days, and Fall Color Festival. Showing up in town to take part in, not just watch, one of these festivals can help make your time there a lot of fun indeed. Concrete has plenty of places to get a bite to eat at too, including cafes, restaurants, diners, and a bakery. The Cascade Trail runs right through town and it too is a fun way to get out and enjoy the community. There is even a local winery. Spending the night in Concrete as you travel the Cascade Loop can be one of the best ideas you’ve had in a very long time.
Concrete – The Surrounding Area
The area that surrounds Concrete is extremely beautiful with its blend of forests, mountains, and agricultural spaces. West from town you’ll find Sedro-Woolley and the water of Puget Sound beyond. Travel in that direction and all your entertainment, shopping, and dining needs can easily be satisfied. If you go east from Concrete you’ll be heading straight into the North Cascades National Park and all its natural beauty. Some of the places worth visiting within an easy drive of Concrete include Rasar State Park, Rockport State Park, several wineries, a number of popular hiking trails, some very cool local farms open to the public, Skagit River boat tour companies, Lake Tyee, Lake Shannon, and Baker Lake. The area is also known for a number of historic hydroelectric dams that include Upper and Lower Baker Dam, Gorge Dam, Diablo Dam, Ross Dam. If you choose to spend part of your time on the Cascade Loop in the Concrete, Washington area you’ll certainly be glad you did.
Great Places To Stay Near Concrete
OVENELL’S HERITAGE INN
Website: Ovenell’s Heritage Inn – Concrete