Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks
The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks, including Mount Rainier National Park, will waive entrance fees on...
Magical Mount Rainier: Hike, Camp and Explore in...
Southwest Washington is a prime gateway to one of the Northwest’s most picturesque and expansive national parks, making Mount Rainier a perfect getaway for those wishing to...
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 36 years ago. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic...
Lewis County Sites to See
Seminary Hill Natural Area This 72-acre hillside is dense with second-growth trees and carefully tended hikes. Even in the heat of summer, the canopy of fir, maple and cedar...
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,...
Sites to See: Thurston / South Pierce County
Olympia Farmers Market April – Oct., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday – Sunday Nov. through Dec., Saturday and Sunday 700 N Capitol Way, Olympia...
Take a Tour of Unique Sites
If you have a hankering to get out and take a country drive, the rural nature of our region provides the perfect opportunity. But while you’re out and about, make some time...
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...
Centralia Outlets Celebrate 25 Years
Economic Mainstay: Former Centralia Mayor Describes How Big Retail Helped the Hub City Recover from Financial Downturn By Amy Nile / anile@chronline.com When the Centralia...
Classic Cars Cruise Through Twin Cities
By The Chronicle Droves of hot rods descended upon the Twin Cities Saturday. The annual Billetproof Hot Rod and Custom Show featured nearly 600 classic cars made before 1965...
2013: Weird, Wild and Wonderful; Explore the...
Take an idyllic Sunday drive through Lewis County’s rural pastures. While you take in the scenery, consider checking out some of the area’s most unique roadside...
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...
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...
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...