SUMMER FUN


Tidepooling near Seattle

 

TO DO LIST


Northwest Bucket List: JULY

Ready to spot some vibrant sea stars and scurrying crabs? Go tidepooling in Puget Sound during an upcoming minus tide in July or August. Read on for tidepool tips, the best beaches, and peak times to go. READ MORE>


From live bluegrass to s'mores, some cool Northwesty stuff to get into throughout the month of July. READ MORE>


SUMMER TRIP IDEAS


Stay and Play: Mount Baker Farm on Orcas Island

  
Are the San Juan Islands calling your name? It's not too late to book a beautiful campsite at Mt. Baker Farm on Orcas Island for a summer getaway! READ MORE>


NW BOOKSHELF


BOOK: Best Hikes with Kids, Washington

 

CAMP & HIKE


Steamboat Rock State Park

 

OUTDOOR GEAR


How to Choose Your Next Camping Tent

The new book Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington by hiking expert Susan Elderkin has us planning great hikes all summer long! If you have kids and like to hike, you need this book! Here's why, plus our favorite trails from the new guide. 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>

#52NWTrips


Weekend Escape: Family Jaunt to San Juan Island

  
Of the four San Juan Islands reachable by ferry, San Juan Island is our favorite family getaway for its dozens of restaurants and great lodgings, most within walking distance of the ferry dock. Venture just beyond Friday Harbor to several waterfront parks for hiking and whale watching.
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SUMMER FUN


Five Great Urban Paddles

 

SPRING HIKES


Desert Hikes

The coolest thing about living near the water? Getting out into it. READ MORE>


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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