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Urban Communities

The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is a diverse and dynamic landscape encompassing major urban centers, small towns, working farms and forests, and windswept wildernesses. The cities within the Greater Puget Sound Area offer incredible opportunities to explore and learn, with new attractions and amenities popping up every day. From visiting world-class museums, to partaking in activities on the Seattle waterfront, attending a festival, enjoying a regional trail, or exploring a local park, there’s something for everyone to discover. Your urban adventure awaits in the Greenway NHA.

Tours and Itineraries

Road Trip Along the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Scenic Byway
Choose your own adventure and travel at your own pace with this road trip inspiration. Journey from the vibrant Puget Sound area, through thick forests,
8 Great Places to See Birds in the Greenway
“One of the things I love most about birds is that you can find them almost anywhere — from city parks to remote wilderness. And because
Lake Union in Seattle
South Lake Union Walking Tour
Explore 15 unique stops throughout South Lake Union, where Seattle’s past meets its high-tech future. Tour created and hosted by HistoryLink.org. Stops included on

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Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Draft Management Plan Now Open for Public Comment
The Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area (Greenway NHA) is a unique geographic corridor made up of connected ecosystems and communities spanning 1.5 million acres
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Boeing Commits $50,000 to Fuel the Next Wave of Clean Water Ambassadors
Boeing focuses on the next generation of Puget Sound stewards through student support. A Zamboni doesn’t exactly zip across the ice (like, say, a
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Celebrate Earth Month in the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The day was first celebrated in 1970, and nearly 200
Learn MoreCelebrate Earth Month in the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area