Mighty Mount Rainier: Hike, Camp and Explore in...
No visit to Southwest Washington would be complete without first addressing the mountain in the room. No matter where you are in the region, it’s likely you’ll catch a...
Mount St. Helens: Welcome to Volcano Country
The rapid recovery of the ecosystem surrounding Mount St. Helens makes it hard to believe the volcano erupted only 37 years ago. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic...
Family-Friendly Fun for All
Great Wolf Lodge — The Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, which opened in March 2008, offers more than the average hotel stay. The lodge features an enormous indoor water...
See It All on the White Pass Scenic Byway
124-Mile Byway Offers Stunning Peaks, Beautiful Valleys and Endless Opportunities The White Pass Scenic Byway is a recreational paradise in the shadow of Mount Rainier, Mount...
A Haven for Hunting and Fishing
Reasons Why Southwest Washington Is a Magnet for Outdoor Recreationalists The verdant hills and valleys of Lewis County offer a plethora of piscatorial opportunities for the...
Beyond the Mountains, an Endless Supply of...
You can’t truly experience Southwest Washington without taking in the trails, historic sites and attractions that make the area truly wonderful. These are only the...
Mount St. Helens: Welcome to Volcano Country
Walk in the Wake of Mother Nature’s Terrific Power, 35 Years After the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption The rapid recovery of the ecosystem surrounding Mount St. Helens...
Majestic Mount Rainier
Hike, Camp and Explore in One of the Northwest’s Greatest Treasures Lewis County is a prime gateway to one of the Northwest’s most picturesque and expansive national...
More Mountain Adventures: Ski Resort, High...
White Pass Ski Area After an expansion doubled its size, the White Pass Ski Area is a haven for people seeking the glories of powder during the winter. Late spring, summer...
Fun and Frivolity That’s Family Friendly
Great Wolf Lodge The Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, which opened in March 2008, offers more than the average hotel stay. The lodge features an enormous indoor water park,...
2013 Hub City Car Show
Tower Avenue in downtown Centralia was transformed on Saturday into one of the largest gatherings of classic cars in the region during the annual Hub City Car Show. More than...
Garlic Lovers Flock to Annual Festival at...
Pungent: Chehalis Garlic Festival and Craft Show Offers Creative Uses for the Bulb The 17th annual Chehalis Garlic Fest and Craft Show brought vendors from around the region...
Old-Fashioned Farming Celebrated at 49th Annual...
History: Tractor Pulls, Threshing Grain and Swap Meet Held at Annual Event TOLEDO — Dick Roberts, a hay farmer from Napavine, started his 1953 McCormick Farmall Super M...
2013 Southwest Washington Fair: Return of the...
South Sound Bull Bash Takes Center Stage at Fair It was riders versus bulls Thursday evening at the Southwest Washington Fair’s first-ever South Sound Bull Bash. The fair...
Wolf Haven: A Midsummer’s Night
It is 5 a.m. and I am awoken in my tent by a sound that few others have, or will ever experience in their lifetime — a twenty minute serenade of 50 wolves, a dozen of which...
71st Annual Loggers’ Jubilee a Success
By Lisa Broadt / lbroadt@chronline.com Both sat on the west side of the field on Saturday, but Renee Geerards and Dick Martin saw the 71st Loggers’ Jubilee from very...
Fair Vendors Offer Unique Products
A Little Bit of Everything: Deep-Fried Butter, Emu Oil and More Vie for Attention at Southwest Washington Fair By Lisa Broadt / lbroadt@chronline.com Between the neon and the...
Dick’s Brewing Brings Klaber Fair Beer to...
Boistfort Valley Hops: Dick’s Brewing Partners With Southwest Washington Fair to Create Klaber Fair Beer, Celebrating Area’s Rich Agricultural History By Amy Nile /...
Napavine Funtime Festival Celebrates 40th Year...
Tradition: Funtime Fest Begins Friday Along With Napavine’s Centennial Celebration By Kyle Spurr / kspurr@chronline.com The Napavine Funtime Festival will bring the...
Toledo Cheese Days Offered Full Weekend of...
Youthful: Participants Jumped Frogs, Golfed, Watched a Parade and Showed Off Cars at Annual Festival By Kyle Spurr / kspurr@chronline.com TOLEDO — Between the car and...