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Caption: A family enjoys rafting on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. ActiveLifestylesNW.com is a comprehensive online recreational guide geared to the interests of Pacific Northwest adventurers. ActiveLifestylesNW.com caters to adventurers with the time, desire and resources to follow their passion for exploring the great Northwest. Our content-rich website presents timely posts on popular Northwest […]

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The Columbia River is a BOATER’S PARADISE!

Caption: The Hood River Marina offers a protected harbor for boats with access to the Columbia River and is a hub of local recreation and activity.  By Greg Johnson, ActiveLifestylesNW.com writer Just minutes away from urbanized Portland, the Columbia River offers land lovers and boaters a virtual paradise of quaint waterfront towns, abundant wildlife, spectacular […]

lake with snow-capped mt. rainier
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Fall hiking options on Mount Rainier

Experience fall among the brilliant changing colors on the many trails at Mount Rainier. Here are a few options: Bench and Snow Lakes: 2.6 miles, RT – Expect brilliant fall color from huckleberry and ash in expansive meadows; easy hike for the family off Stevens Canyon Road. Indian Henry’s via Kautz Creek: 11 miles, RT […]

Sign and trail
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Rving in western Washington during a pandemic

Caption: Priest Rapids Recreation Area in Grant County Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Written by Dave Helgeson Labor Day normally signals the end of the traditional camping season; the kids are back in school, youth sports […]

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Featured Northwest Events Washington

Cinema of Horrors coming to Clark County Fairgrounds

A live-action horror movie experience is coming to the Clark County Fairgrounds this October. The scariest horror blockbusters complete with monsters lurking outside your car window. This unique, drive-in experience lasts approximately two hours (depending on film length) and features high-quality sound and lighting, in-car audio, Hollywood quality makeup, monsters, and terrifying twists. You may […]

Foo Fighters music band
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Pacific Northwest musicians find fertile grounds for their craft

Pacific Northwest rocker Dave Grohl is the frontman and founder of the popular international group Foo Fighters. By Greg Johnson, ActiveLifestylesNW.com writer The Pacific Northwest has long been a haven for some of the most dynamic and popular musicians of all time. The long list of musicians with Pacific Northwest roots includes Jim Hendrix, The […]

Mom with 2 kids by rv
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RV camping near beautiful Bellingham

Caption: Lake time by the clubhouse. Written by Emily Helgeson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. When my husband Brad and I were first married we had a house in the Bellingham, WA area. When we moved […]

Art deco garden
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Gardening gifts that provide years of enjoyment

Caption: Give the gift of a stylish copper and wood terrarium that is sure to dress up any room.  Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company by Melinda Myers The popularity of gardening is at an all-time high and people are discovering its many benefits. Some want to grow safe and nutritious food, others […]

Stars on Mountain Rainier
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Stargazing at Sunrise

The low levels of light pollution at the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park make it ideal for an evening stargazing jaunt. Overnight stargazers will need a wilderness pass. Due to the large volume of reservation requests, requests must be made at least one week  in advance of the desired trip start date and no more than one month […]

Paul Allen's home
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Paul Allen’s Mercer Island home

See Paul Allen’s Mercer Island compound and other amazing ActiveLifestylesNW.com videos in our Video Gallery. Paul Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American technology visionary, businessman, investor, and philanthropist. Alongside Bill Gates, he co-founded Microsoft in 1975. In March 2018, he was estimated to be the 44th-wealthiest person in the world, […]