Tag Archives: walking
On the border of Tumwater and Olympia, tucked between the I5 freeway and the old Olympia brewery complex is Tumwater Falls Park. It is run by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation, set up by the Schmidt family in 1950, and also runs the historic Schmidt House. It only takes half an hour or so to slowly stroll down […]
One of the best ways to entertain and tire out your kids is to go for a walk or hike. Our friends over at Exotic Hikes have a great ebook for hikes with kids. The Olympia Farmers’ Market is great and now open year round on Saturdays. Great for lunch after a walk on Percival […]
Capital Lake sits in the shadow of the state capital building. Actually the Deschutes River and dammed to form a prettier foreground to the majestic capital campus, than the tidal mud flats that preceded it. The dam sits as part of the 5th Avenue bridge and includes a fish ladder to aid the salmon run […]
Percival Landing is the waterside extension to Heritage Park. You pass through the fountain and then cross 4th Avenue near the Oyster House and you are at the “top” of the landing. It takes a slow strolling half hour to get to the other end where the viewing tower is. Along the way are a […]
Historical Bed and Breakfast with Day Spa in walking distance to downtown Olympia. One of only three bed and breakfasts in Olympia. A very unique mansion with a modern day spa on-site.
McLane Nature Trail, located off of Delphi Road is only about 15 minutes from the heart of downtown but feels like you are in the middle of your own personal forest. A fairly easy hike with few hills, can be as short as .5 miles or as long as 1.5. It is accessible year round […]
Mount Ellinor is an easy drive from Olympia, and one of the best hikes we have ever been on. We went in August and the wildflowers were better than the famed ones of Mount Rainier.
In our searching and browsing of all things Olympia today I happened upon this great blog specializing in walks around Olympia. It features walks in four different categories, Forest, Fresh Water, Prairie and Salt Water. There are about a dozen walks reviewed at the moment. We shall have to see if the author, Ryan, is interested in contributing here. We shall see if […]
Formerly known as the Chambers Creek Properties, this park is just past Steilacoom in University Place. It is definitely a park in progress, but their are already great walking trails, beach access, and toilet facilities. A bonus for dog lovers is that it is pet friendly, with an enclosed off leash area, and off leash beach area. […]