Just west on hwy 20 is the wildlife sanctuary where elk can often be seen. The mornings and evenings are best viewing times.
Ovenells Heritage Inn is a 500 acre ranch with the best cabins available in the valley.
Up hwy 20 there are numerous hiking trials, from nature walks to day hikes to back country adventures.
Visit the national parks website for great outdoor activities.
Visit the Marblemount Fish Hatchery, Daily tours: At Marblemount take right at bridge and follow signs to the hatchery. Located at 8319 Fish Hatchery Lane Marblemount WA 98267 (360) 873-2018
Explore the remote Skagit River Gorge high in the North Cascades wilderness! Two-and-a-half-hour escorted tours depart from the Skagit Information Center in Newhalem, Washington, USA. View there website for more info.