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Date Posted - 01/20/2015

Let's Go Skiing

Let's Go Skiing

Time to play in the new snow.  White Pass Ski Area at Paradise Basin is where you find the powder and terrain. (Map) Skiers of every ability enjoy views of Mt Rainier and the legendary Waffle Bar at the new High Camp Lodge.…Read More. # white pass #skiing #ykm509


Date Posted - 02/25/2015

Zoom Zoom the Blooms

Zoom Zoom the Blooms

Plan your visit the Yakima Valley in the spring. Enjoy acres of apple, cherry, peach, pear orchards in bloom driving along scenic country roads. Begin your drive with a stop at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Tour the grounds interesting vignette’s, from a rose garden to a Japanese garden, surrounded by beautifully landscaped areas adjacent to the Yakima Greenway Path. The Yakima Arboretum gift shop is filled with unique gifts, gardeners will appreciate.…Read More. #spirits and hops trail


Date Posted - 03/04/2015

River Views by Bicycle!

River Views by Bicycle!

You can now bicycle, walk, skateboard, or rollerblade 18 miles on the Yakima Greenway, a paved pathway following the Yakima River and Naches River, continuing west to the city of Naches.…Read More.


Date Posted - 03/11/2015

Love to Run? We Have The Course For You!

Love to Run? We Have The Course For You!

The Yakima Valley has the perfect climate for running in the spring, early summer and fall. How about a USATF certified 26.2 marathon through the Yakima River Canyon? A fun family color bombing run or a run through the vineyard? Love Mud? The Pirate Plunder Adventure Race is the one for you. Information for these events in the Yakima Valley and many more are listed below.…Read More.


Date Posted - 03/25/2015

7 Spring Events for Kids

7 Spring Events for Kids

Kids on Spring Break? Want to getaway to have some fun with the family? Yakima offers many opportunities, from local parks and family fun centers to events just for kids. Here are seven spring events especially for kids. Time to go play!…Read More. #family friendly #fishing #parade


Date Posted - 04/21/2015

Nature's Wonder: A Butterfly Migration

Nature's Wonder: A Butterfly Migration

Did you know that there is a species of butterfly that migrates from the Yakima Valley to Mt Rainier and back each year? This migration starts mid-May from the Snow Mountain Ranch Trail area of the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy. The Coronis Fritillary butterflies are following the blooming plants of the shrub Steppe Habitat to the higher elevations.…Read More. ##butterfly #migration #cowiche canyon


Date Posted - 01/15/2015

View Elk & Bighorn Sheep Up Close!

View Elk & Bighorn Sheep Up Close!

View wild Elk up close at the Oak Creek Wildlife Feeding Station. See the herd of bighorn sheep at the Cleman Mountain Feeding Site nearby. This is a unique experience where your family can learn about nature, animals living in the Cascade Mountains and the habits of wildlife.…Read More. #bighorn sheep #elk #elk feeding station


Date Posted - 07/14/2015

Don't Forget the Marshmallows!

Don't Forget the Marshmallows!

Time to get close to Nature! Let’s go camping! How about renting a cabin? Elk Ridge Campground is the perfect spot for a family getaway or reunion. Cabins are available for rent year round. Choose your season and rent one of the 9 cabins or 20 adjacent RV sites. There is also a large meadow for tents.                                 Reconnect with nature under the pines as you wade in the nearby Naches River. What could be better than placing your lawn chair in the cooling waters and casting a line out to see what you catch or reading a good book?  Have a picnic, watch the river flow and leave all the stress behind.…Read More. #camping #cabins #hiking #fishing


Date Posted - 09/29/2015

ARRGGHH!!! It's time for Pirate Plunder!!

ARRGGHH!!!  It's time for Pirate Plunder!!

Are you pirate enough to run in the 4th annual Pirate Plunder Adventure Race?  Read this week's blog to find out more info!…Read More. #mud #pirateplunder #yakimavalley


Date Posted - 10/14/2015

5 Fall Harvest Events for the Whole Family!