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Salt Spring Island

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Oregon Coast without Crowds?

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Hiking in Paradise

Visit sunny Salt Spring Island year-round for an immersion in Northwest nature and a gentle nudge to slow down to the pace of “island time.”

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A reader asks about visiting the Oregon Coast without the crowds. Head to laid-back Manzanita and it's miles of sandy beaches for scenery and solitude.

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Explore the Paradise region of Mt. Rainier on one of these hikes that are bursting with wildflowers, plus where to stay if you make it a weekend.

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Summer Trips

Camp & Hike


Beverly Beach and Yaquina Head

At the Fair


Oregon County Fairs

Fair Fun


Washington County Fairs

Camp at Beverly Beach State Park and hike to an historic lighthouse at nearby Yaquina Head on the central Oregon Coast.

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Got a craving for cotton candy followed by a ride on the ferris wheel? Check out these four great county fairs in Oregon.

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Why go to your local county fair? How about puffs of blue cotton candy, a plate of funnel cakes and lots of cute farm animals?

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More Summer Trips

Stay & Play


Lake Crescent

Day Trips


Sunny Day Trips

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Lake Quinault

Cross the Sound for a respite alongside the deep, teal waters of Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park.

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Six sunny day trips from Seattle to squeeze the most out of summer.

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An ancient rain forest flanks this glacial lake in the Olympics.

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Washington's Best Campgrounds

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Oregon Coast Campgrounds

Camping gear you don’t need, but might want.

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Ten great spots to pitch your tent.

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Head to the beach to sleep under the stars.

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