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Mount Rainier National Park  Hiking – 6 Hikes for Families
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Mount Rainier National Park Hiking – 6 Hikes for Families

  Mount Rainier National Park Hikes for Families One of the top activities to do when you come visit Washington or for those of us locals living in Washington is to visit Mount Rainier National Park. Whenever we have people visit us from out of town, our first place we think to take them is…

Sledding at Mount Rainier National Park – 5 Things To Know Before your Adventure!

Sledding at Mount Rainier National Park – 5 Things To Know Before your Adventure!

Sledding at Mt Rainier Update for January 2021: The Sledding area is now open at Mount Rainier – always check their website or Twitter page first, though, before you visit to make sure there aren’t any closures. The Visitor’s Center is closed at Paradise, but bathrooms are available. You’ll need to warm up in your…

Summer Reading Programs – National & Western Washington Programs

Summer Reading Programs – National & Western Washington Programs

We are back this year with a roundup of the Summer Reading programs that are happening around the country as well as in the Pacific Northwest. We are providing the list of summer reading programs for the Puget Sound area. You can find the list of Oregon Summer Reading programs at Frugal Living NW. Summer reading…

Free National Park Passes for Lifetime for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Gold Star Families
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Free National Park Passes for Lifetime for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Gold Star Families

Free National Park Passes for Veterans and Gold Star Families Wow, this is exciting news –  the US Department of Veterans Affairs announced that US active duty military, US Military Veterans & Gold Star families will now be granted lifetime free access to national parks, wildlife refuges & other federal lands managed by the Department…

Free National Parks Days 2021 – Free National Parks Days for the Year!

Free National Parks Days 2021 – Free National Parks Days for the Year!

Free National Parks Day 2021 Updated for 2021! **************** The National Parks have announced the FREE National Parks Days for 2021! On these Fee Free Days, you can get admission to National Parks  and Forests or Wildlife Refuges across the US that usually charge fees to enjoy. There are many that are free all the time,…

National Park Free Admission for 4th AND 5th Graders for 2020 – 2021 School Year

National Park Free Admission for 4th AND 5th Graders for 2020 – 2021 School Year

  National Park Free Admission for 4th Graders in 2020 – 2021 School Year The National Parks have announced that they will be giving FREE Admission for 5th graders for the remainder of this year as well thru August 2021! Since so many families were not able to use the whole year of National Park…

Mount Rainier Railroad Polar Express Train
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Mount Rainier Railroad Polar Express Train

Disclosure: We received tickets to review the Polar Express to share our experience; all opinions are our own.  Mount Rainier Railroad Polar Express Train – What to Know The Mount Rainier Railroad in the tiny town of Elbe, WA,  less than 20 miles from the entrance of Mount Rainier National Park has a special, themed…

Snowshoeing at Mount Rainier – Affordable Family Hike during the Winter & Spring Season.
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Snowshoeing at Mount Rainier – Affordable Family Hike during the Winter & Spring Season.

Originally published in 2014 – updated for 2017 This winter season is the perfect time to experience the beauty of winter at Mt Rainier from different vantage points which is most easily accessible by snowshoeing. Snowshoeing is not only a winter sport either, as the snow at Mt Rainier starts in the fall and lasts well…

Pacific Northwest Sledding – Mt Rainier Paradise Snow Play Area Opening

Pacific Northwest Sledding – Mt Rainier Paradise Snow Play Area Mt Rainier has announced that they are finally opening up the Paradise Snow Play area this year on Saturday January 18th, just in time for the holiday weekend. The snow play area has been closed due to lack of the needed snowfall to open the…

Fort Flagler State Park – Campground Review
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Fort Flagler State Park – Campground Review

Guest Post: Cheryl from Camping in the Northwest Fort Flagler State Park Campground Fort Flagler State Park is a 784-acre camping park surrounded on three sides by 19,100 feet of saltwater shoreline. It’s located on Marrowstone Island in Jefferson County  The park rests on a high bluff which overlooks the Puget Sound, as well as…

Elk & Bighorn Sheep Feeding Station – Oak Creek Wildlife Area near Naches Washington
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Elk & Bighorn Sheep Feeding Station – Oak Creek Wildlife Area near Naches Washington

Elk & Bighorn Sheep Feeding Station – Oak Creek Wildlife Area If you are looking for a truly unique experience, watching the feeding of the elk & bighorn sheep during the winter in the White Pass / Naches area of Washington is such a fun close-up view of these animals in the wild.  The feeding…

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington for Families
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10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington for Families

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington ** 2020 Update – We reviewed all of these sledding areas prior to 2020. We have included a quick update on what we were able to find out about the various spots being open for 2020 below – but this is subject to change at any…

Free Camping – Washington and Oregon Sites You Can Stay at for FREE!

Free Camping – Washington and Oregon Sites You Can Stay at for FREE!

Here is a resource you will want to bookmark: Free camping Washington and Oregon sites you can stay at for free! Free Camping Sites – Washington and Oregon *Updated for 2020 Camping is so popular for families here in the Northwest and generally a very affordable way to visit new places. If  you are looking for something…

Pacific Northwest Christmas Events for 2020 – Drive Thru Lights, Drive Thru Nativities, & much more!
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Pacific Northwest Christmas Events for 2020 – Drive Thru Lights, Drive Thru Nativities, & much more!

Pacific Northwest Christmas Events in 2020 It’s finally December & I think we could all use some special holiday cheer this season. We have put together a BIG list of Christmas events & ways to celebrate the season with your family here in 2020. While there are a number of typical Christmas activities that are…