2016 Events: Thurston / South Pierce County
Roy Pioneer Rodeo 8710 Higgins Greig Road, Roy June 4-5, Sept. 3-4 | royrodeo.com The Roy Pioneer Rodeo covers two weekends, June 4-5, as well as Sept. 3-4, and the outdoor...
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...
Father-Daughter Pacific Crest Trail Journey...
For a Washington father and daughter taking on the challenge of hiking from Mexico to Canada, the highest point in the “Lower 48” turned out to be the lowest...
Top 10 Hikes at Mount Rainier
As summer gives way to fall, opportunities to enjoy a hike without pesky precipitation are limited.  Follow this guide by Visit Rainier, and enjoy all that Mount Rainier...
Napavine Cyclist Goes Border to Border
To celebrate her 60th birthday this year, Melody Geddes, of Napavine, decided it was time to stop looking at the map of an epic bicycle ride that had piqued her interest and...
Harvesting More Than Apples
Onalaska Alliance president Cathy Murphy recalls not sleeping well the night before the inaugural Apple Harvest Festival. She was worried, she recalled, that no one...
Harvest Dinner Focuses on Fresh, Seasonal
The hot, dry summer that ran rampant across home gardens also made the growing season difficult for local farmers. Berries were over in a mere blink. Lettuce has already...
Keeper of the Winlock Chickens
For a clue to the age old conundrum of, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” we can take a cue from the South Lewis County burg of Winlock. Winlock is a...
Feathered Friends Flock to Fair
Keith Chadd has always loved pigeons. He found his first bird when he was 5 years old, in Coos Bay, Ore. His parents were chopping wood on the beach and he crawled underneath...
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...
Seek Out Local Trails for a Walk, Long or Short
Take a Journey on a Nearby Trail There’s no reason to stay inside when nearby trails await. Check out these hikes or explore more online at www.lewiscountytrails.org....
Arts Scene Finds Renewed Life Across Region
The budding visual and theatre arts scene in Lewis County has plenty to offer, from stage shows to movies at local landmarks, bringing families yet another entertainment...
Hit the Links for a Round of Golf
Lewis and south Thurston counties are known for their picturesque environments with hills, rivers and trees — and four golf courses in the region take advantage of that...
A Haven for Hunting and Fishing
The verdant hills and valleys of Lewis County offer a plethora of piscatorial opportunities for the ambling angler. Our saturated section of the Evergreen State is synonymous...
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...
Tour Abundant Historic Offerings
Lewis County is home to several sites that provide a peek into what once was. Enjoy a visit to one or several of these attractions and receive a lesson into part of the...
A Very Vibrant Shopping Scene in the Twin Cities
Centralia Perhaps the most well-known shopping opportunity in the county known to people outside the local area, the Centralia Factory Outlets, offer more than 30 outlet...
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,...