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Caption: A family enjoys rafting on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. is a comprehensive online recreational guide geared to the interests of Pacific Northwest adventurers. 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, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Biking Beyond self-guided bike tour in Olympia

Photo caption: The Tenino Quarry Pool was originally a working Sandstone Quarry in the late 1800s. The self-guided bike tour, Biking Beyond, takes visitors along the Yelm-Tenino Trail near Olympia, WA. Available in both digital and print format, the guide was created to assist guests in wayfinding. Points of interests range from recreation and family […]

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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 […]

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Central Oregon Strong

Check out the Central Oregon Strong video and the many other amazing videos in our Video Gallery. The City of Bend extended its administrative order discouraging travel to Bend through Oct. 26, 2020. It had been set to end on Labor Day. The order is intended to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in […]

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High winds, hot weather ignite fires in Lincoln County

Caption: The Roads End fat bike ride at Lincoln City on the Central Coast of Oregon. Lincoln City. Photo credit: September 13, 2020–High winds, along with hot, dry conditions resulted in multiple fires igniting in Lincoln County on the Oregon coast. This has created power outages, road closures, and evacuations. The most immediate threat […]