SPRING TRIPS


Washington's Columbia River Gorge is in Bloom

 

SPRING TRIPS


Soft Beds and Desert Hikes in Washington’s Canyon Country

Open views and fields of wildflowers await on these great hikes on the sunny side of the Columbia River Gorge, plus the best small inns and road food to extend your hikes into a weekend getaway.
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Head to Washington's desert canyons for colorful blooming wildflowers, musical birds and mild springtime temps. Check out these trails, inns and campgrounds.
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Urban Trips


City Escape: Bellingham

  
One of our favorite urban escapes is Bellingham, a smallish city beside the Salish Sea in the shadow of snow-topped Mt. Baker, with a big reputation for livability, cultural attractions, urban hiking, and kid-friendliness. And you don't even need a car to get there.
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LOCAVORE TRIP


Locavore Trip: Lummi Island

  
Your locavore life awaits on this bucolic Salish Sea island off the coast of Bellingham. Book a stay at Nettles Farm and cook up your own farm-fresh eats, or splurge on dinner at nearby Willows Inn. READ MORE>


CAMPING


PRO TIP: Plan Your Summer Camping Now

 

SPRING OUTDOORS


Steamboat Rock State Park

 

OUTDOOR GEAR


How to Choose Your Next Camping Tent

From national parks to state lands, these are the prime Washington state campgrounds that require early reservations, plus where to book last-minute. READ MORE>

In the heart of Washington's Grand Coulee desert country is a hiker's paradise, Steamboat Rock State Park. Make it your basecamp as you explore this region of geologic wonder. READ MORE>

Tips for choosing a great camping tent for your needs, from whether you need a rainfly to picking the best size and shape. READ MORE>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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