Sam Hill – Washington’s Stonehenge

Ever wonder where this phrase came from, “what in the Sam Hill?” Sam Hill was an American entrepreneur and a Quaker who made his fortune designing and building roads. He decided to spend his fortune building a town on the Columbia River named Maryhill. His dream was to build a Utopian Quaker community. Although, he…

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Whatcom Falls

Whatcom Falls in Bellingham is a gorgeous park! You will not be disappointed with a stop here. The park boasts many trails throughout, but also has trails that branch out to Bloedel Donavan Park, St. Clair Park, Railroad Trail, and Bayview Cemetery. The trail to the Falls is easy going. A beautiful stone bridge built…

Fort Casey

Fort Casey is located on Whidbey Island and operated from 1907-1917 as a military fort. During WWI much of the artillery was shipped over seas for use on the battlefield, but the facility continued to stage soldiers for departure to the front lines in Europe. Today this 999 acre park stands as a monument to…

Yurt Camping

Enjoy camping year round in a yurt. Nomads have been using yurts for hundreds of years as shelter. Their circular design make them easy to heat and a sturdy shelter. Yurts originated in ancient Mongolia with nomadic tribes. They were made from the hides of animals. You can find many places in the PNW that…

Leavenworth City Park

After you’ve eaten all the Wiener schnitzel your heart desires, visited the boutiques, and the arts & crafts booths head towards the river where you will find a hidden gem. Leavenworth City Park has miles of well manicured trails for your enjoyment. This is an impressive park originally built in 1975 and improved upon over…

Dot City Park

I have lived in this town for several years now and hadn’t ever stopped at Dot City Park. Even though I drive by it often I’m sure glad I did, as I really could see the work that has gone into this little pocket park in Darrington, Wa. Dorothy “Dot” Larson had donated the land…

Iron Goat Trail

We decided to take a midweek adventure and hike the Iron Goat Trail near Stevens Pass, WA. There are two trailheads for this hike one at milepost 55 and near the summit off the Old Cascades Highway. It was midweek and the trailhead was empty except for two bears about a quarter mile from the…

Golden Gardens Park

Harry W. Treat developed and named Golden Gardens Park in 1907. He developed this park as a place for a Sunday outing for Seattle residents. The park has an off leash dog park, playground, beach, volleyball courts and an event center. It’s located in the Ballard are at 8498 Seaview Pl. NW, Seattle, WA. Golden…

Discovery Park

There is so much to discover at Discovery Park located at 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA. Take the 2.8 mile loop to check things out or zig zag yourself through the park on the nearly 12 miles of hiking trails. First thing to do is stop at the visitors center at the East parking…

Olympic Game Farm

There is just no other experience like visiting the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Wa. It’s basically a gigantic petting zoo combined with a safari. You can hand feed Tibetan Yaks, llamas, Roosevelt elk, Sika deer, American bison, and Zebras from your car window. Other animals you will see are bears, a lion, tiger, cougar…