2013: Enjoy a Night on the Town in the Twin
By The Chronicle Whether you’re stepping out for a drink, looking for a late meal or enjoying a full-fledged night on the town, the Twin Cities have you covered. In...
2013: Family-Friendly Fun Awaits
If you’re traveling with children, there are plenty of places offering adventure or an easy-going afternoon. From Great Wolf Lodge off Exit 88 a few miles north of...
2013: Eat, Drink and Be Merry in Lewis County
Between the Chehalis Valley Wine Tour, historic brew pubs and various farmers markets, Lewis County offers tourist many ways to eat, drink and be merry. Explore the Options...
2013: Opportunities for Fishing Abound in Volcano...
Those who want to include sportfishing in their travel or vacation plans can find some of the best in and around Lewis County. The Cowlitz River has a great spring chinook...
2013: Take a Tour Through Historic Ambiance
Advertising Flash-Back: Bing Crosby Promoting Washington State Tourism in the 1960’s Fort Borst Park This 101-acre park includes the 1860s Borst Home, a one-room...
Twin Cities: A Shopping Destination
From a factory outlet mall with more than 30 stores, to numerous antique shops in downtown Centralia or unique boutiques in historic downtown Chehalis, visitors can find...
Take a Walk in the Woods
There’s no reason to stay inside when nearby trails await. Check out these hikes or explore more online at www.lewiscountytrails.org Seminary Hill Natural Area This 72-acre...
2013: Go Play Outside
The Sky is the Limit as You Explore the State’s Highest Peak and Some of Its Grandest Old Trees From an active volcano to gorgeous high-country lakes surrounded by virgin...
Fun Out of the Sun at Great Wolf Lodge
By Aaron VanTuyl, The Chronicle Picture this: You want to get away for a few days and the kids want to hit a water park, but there’s one problem: you’re in Southwest...
Swede Day Midsommer Festival
A Swedish Flavor The town of Rochester, on the Upper Chehalis River, is said to have gotten its name in 1890 by a pioneer woman named Gaily Fleming, originally from...
Tenino’s Oregon Trail Days
Tenino’s Oregon Trail Days Remind of Storied Past For Tenino, Oregon Trail Days is both its biggest festival and a reminder of its long, storied history. The event, which...
Oakville Independence Day Parade
Rob the Bank and Enjoy Great Zucchini Oakville first attracted settlers as a logging town in the mid-1800s, not long after timber men from the East Coast visited the Pacific...
Loggers Jubilee in Morton
What began in the late 1930s as a “friendly competition” between men who worked in the woods has grown to a four-day festival in the small East Lewis County town that...
Packwood Flea Mart – On Memorial and Labor...
Out-of-towners literally take over the tiny East Lewis County community of Packwood twice each year. On Memorial and Labor Day weekends, Packwood is transformed into a...
Blueberries and Tulips Celebrated in Mossyrock
Mossyrock Blueberry Festival Mossyrock was named in 1852 for the mossy crag that rose 200 feet above the east end of Klickitat Prairie. The spot was an early trading post on...
Toledo Cheese Days
Toledo, located a few miles off of Interstate 5 at exit 63, was built on the bank of the Cowlitz River and became populous in the 1880s and 1890s due to that auspicious...
Napavine Funtime Festival
Napavine, just south of Chehalis, is the third most-populated incorporated city in Lewis County, located right off of Interstate 5 via exits 71 and 72. City of Napavine The...
Winlock Egg Day Festival
Winlock became the first incorporated city in the county in 1873, as the railroad began service. A construction camp, called Lee’s Camp, was named for the contractor and...
Chehalis Rich in History and in Summer Activities
By Eric Schwartz, The Chronicle As the county seat for Lewis County, the city of Chehalis has been a hub of activity for the past 125 years. “It’s kind of a return to the...
Centralia’s Summerfest
A Long History Originally called Centerville, the city changed its name to Centralia in 1883 after the city was frequently confused with another Centerville in the state. The...