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Northwest Trek Sensory Inclusive

New Sensory Inclusive | Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium each recently earned prestigious designation as “sensory inclusive” sites from a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness, acceptance and inclusion for people with autism and other special needs. ...

Attend the Rainier Independent Film Festival

Rainier Independent Film Festival (May 17th - 19th) announces 45+ dynamic films spanning a variety of genres and topics. After a great response last year, we are excited to see the return and expansion of The Student Movie RIFF (TSMR), now in its second year.  ...
Enumclaw Dog Park

Enumclaw Dog Park

Tails are wagging at the opening of a new 2-acre off-leash dog park just minutes from the Enumclaw RV Campground. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Wine Tasting Photo Credit Terje Sollie

10th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival

Enjoy a variety of Washington wines, delicious tapas, and live music in a beautiful mountain environment during the Mt. Rainier Wine Festival, July 6, 2019. ...
Headworks Brewery

Headworks Brewery and Tasting Room

Located in historic downtown Enumclaw Headworks Brewery and Tasting Room serves small batches of handcrafted ales with a side of small-town hospitality.  ...
Sips Brews

Sips and Brews around the Mountain

Where to go for the best sips and brews around the mountain? When it comes to coffee, ciders, craft beer, spirits, and wine there are plenty of options. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Wild Side Dinner

Trek to the Wildside Dinner and Auction

Imagine spending an evening surrounded by the sights and scents of the forest, enjoying a gourmet dinner and helping wildlife conservation at the same time. ...
Avalanche Dogs

Crystal Mountain Avalanche Rescue Dogs

Meet Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends, the cutest heroes on the mountain. Recently we had time to connect with Sara Cohen, Program Director for Crystal Mountain Avalanche Rescue Dogs to learn more about the hardest working and cutest canines on the mountain this season. ...
Mountain Out

Is the Mountain Out? Meet Rainier Watch

Is the mountain out? Read the #RainierWatch story and discover an entire gallery dedicated to beautiful Mt. Rainier images. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Dog-Friendly

A Dog-Friendly Vacation at Mount Rainier

When it comes to planning your summer adventures at the mountain we know your fur babies like vacations too. Get a free copy of our new travel guide for a list of the dog-friendly places to stay, play, and hike this summer. ...
Ann's Fudge

Ann’s Fudge & Bakery

Life in historic downtown Enumclaw is a little sweeter with the delicious assortment of baked goods, lunch, and gourmet fudge at Anns Fudge & Bakery. ...
Pursuit DIstilling Co

Pursuit Distilling Company

Pursuit Distilling Company in Enumclaw, Washington has a one-of-a-kind still in the PNW, plus a tasting room where visitors can sip, and shop.  ...
Snowshoe at Paradise

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks At Paradise

Guided snowshoe walks are weekends mid-December through March. Walks start at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks are snowfall dependent. ...
River View Cabin

River View Cabin near Crystal Mountain

The River View Cabin offers accommodations for up to six people. The cabin is located on the banks of the White River near Crystal Mountain and Mount Rainier. Guests can enjoy a private hot tub overlooking the river. ...
Maris Farms

Maris Farms in Buckley

Fall color in the pumpkin patch, hayrides, cute farm animals all make for Instagram worthy scenes at Maris Farms. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Cab Ride

Cab Rides at the Mt. Rainier Railroad

Take the ride of your life in the cab of a century-old steam locomotive at the Mt. Rainier Railroad. Learn more about this bucket-list experience. ...
Rusty Plow

Rusty Plow | You Pick Berries

The Rusty Plow is a small farm that offers visitors a "you-pick" blueberry experience during the summer months. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...
Guided Hike at Crystal Mountain

Guided Hikes at Crystal Mountain

Guided Hikes at Crystal Mountain, summer package includes a hike, scenic gondola ride, and lunch. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Stringtown Cellars and Lavendar Farm

Stringtown Cellars and Lavender Farm Holiday Hours

November 23 through December 23, the farm will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and see the great selection of Christmas trees! Shop for gifts, taste the wine, and sample the smoked cheese.  ...

Twin Sisters Lakes

This fairly easy hike to two beautiful lakes in the heart of the William O Douglas Wilderness is perfect for adventurers young and old alike. Set on a pumiced plateau pockmarked with hundreds of small lakes and adorned with ancient cinder cone volcanoes, the Twin Lakes also make for ...
Copper Creek Exterior with Car Club

Thanksgiving Dinner at Copper Creek Inn

Once you have Thanksgiving dinner at the Copper Creek Inn it may become your new favorite tradition. Celebrate Thanksgiving in the perfect PNW atmosphere. ...

Fall Hiking: Palisades Trail

Described by mountain biking site Singletracks as “having it all,” a fall trip on Palisades Trail #1198 offers something for hikers, bikers and budding mycologists alike: thickly forested hills, breath-taking panoramas, tight switchbacks, water features and ...

Sourdough Ridge

While Paradise with its legendary alpine meadows is the place most first time visitors to Mount Rainier National Park venture to—I prefer to introduce folks to The Mountain at Sunrise. As its name suggests, this is the first place Washington’s iconic peak is touched by sunlight ...