Discover Lewis County in Washington State
With an abundance of outdoor recreation located halfway between Seattle and Portland, this part of the Mount Rainier region is a playground in all four seasons. In this blog article, we highlight winter getaways in three gateway communities.
Ashford: Your Gateway to Winter Fun
Ashford is home to the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Lodging includes over 30 cabins and vacation rentals. Winter recreation includes: visiting the historic Longmire district, Narada Falls, and on weekends when weather permits, Paradise. Additional trails for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing include the Mount Tahoma Trails.
Mineral: For the Peace-Seekers and Nature-Lovers
Mineral, known as “The Gem of the Northwest,” originally began as a logging camp and mining town. Lodging includes campgrounds, vacation rentals, farm stays, and a historic bed and breakfast. Winter is a peacefully quiet season to visit. In spring and summer, the small town bustles with visitors camping and fishing. Mineral Lake is home to the 10-pound trout. Fishing season opens the last Saturday in April and runs through September 30th.
Pack(wood)ed with Adventure
Packwood is located between Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens, near White Pass Resort. Packwood accommodations include a myriad of cabins, vacation rentals, a historic boutique hotel, and lodges. Winter recreation includes White Pass Ski Resort for skiing, cross-country skiing, and tubing.
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