Summer Isn’t Over Yet!
We’ve had an incredible summer, but even though Blackberries came out early and the trees are already contemplating their transformation, we still have plenty of time left to get outside and experience some of the great events and amazing destinations that the Puget Sound has to offer. This is certainly not a comprehensive list, but I thought these were a few nice ideas to get us outside before the weather changes.
One thing that is great about summer in the northwest is the abundance of outdoor markets featuring locally grown food and handmade crafts. Markets are a wonderful way to bring together and support our local communities. No matter where you are in Washington, or almost anywhere else these days there’s usually a weekly market right around the corner. Here are a few links to some of the amazing markets in our area.
Since 1975 Northwest Trek has been a publicly supported northwest recreational and educational institution. The park offers an amazing opportunity to see a large number of our native species of animals first hand in their natural habitat. With over 725 acres and home to more than 200 animals native to the Pacific Northwest it is a wonderful environment in which to explore and learn. With a mission dedicated to conservation, education and recreation, they do a fantastic job of blending all three.
Also, for the month of September they are offering half-price admission to all guests age 65+.
Tacoma Maritime Festival
Now in its 22nd year the Tacoma Maritime festival is a free event held on the Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma. From the Tall Ships to toy boat building, the Maritime Festival is full of activities for everyone, regardless of age. The Festival runs Saturday, September20th from 10:00am – 6:00pm & Sunday, September 21st from 10:00 am – 5:00pm.
Mount Rainier & Mount St. Helens
One of the features of the northwest landscape that make our location truly incredible is presence of the many active volcanoes. There is no better time to get out and explore our unique geological landscape than the warm days of the end of summer. Although a little bit of a drive, the many trails, overlooks, and learning centers help make both volcanoes extremely accessible to just about anyone. Those who choose to make the trek will be greatly rewarded. For more information visit:
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