2014 Events: Gateway to Paradise Events and More (May 2014 - January 2015)

2014 Events: Gateway to Paradise Events and More (May 2014 – January 2015)

May  23-26 — Packwood Flea Market, Packwood 26 — Memorial Day Ceremony at Rainier’s Veterans Memorial Park 31-1 — Roy Pioneer Rodeo   Roy Pioneer Rodeo  Perhaps the biggest event of the year in Roy, the Roy Pioneer Rodeo covers two weekends this year, May 31 and June 1, as well as August 30 and [...]

2014 Destination Rainier Publication

2014 Destination Rainier Publication

2014: South Sound Speedway Revs Up for Racing

2014: South Sound Speedway Revs Up for Racing

By Nisqually Valley News —  For the gearheads in our midst, the South Sound Speedway just off Interstate 5 at Rochester offers a racing season full of roaring engines and more than a crash or two. The .375 mile oval race track includes a figure eight course with racing most Saturdays through September. The South [...]

2014: Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm Offers Much More Than Juice

2014: Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm Offers Much More Than Juice

By Nisqually Valley News —  Get those tastebuds going on the way to Mount Rainier with a visit to Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm, located a few miles east of Interstate 5 and north of Tenino at 9402 Rich Road SE. Like many other tried and true attractions around the area, Lattin’s is a [...]

2014: Nisqually Valley Abundant With River and Lake Fishing Opportunities

2014: Nisqually Valley Abundant With River and Lake Fishing Opportunities

By Nisqually Valley News —  A longtime attraction for local and out-of-town fishermen alike, Offut Lake Resort just a few miles north of Tenino offers everything an angler could need or want no matter what level of experience — equipment, lures, fishing docks and boats, and even a fishing license. All of this is found [...]

2014: Wolf Haven Provides Sanctuary for Endangered Species

2014: Wolf Haven Provides Sanctuary for Endangered Species

By Nisqually Valley News —  Wolf Haven International is hidden away as a sanctuary should be, but certainly worth the short drive north of Tenino. Located at 311 Offut Lake Road SE, Tenino, its mission is to “Conserve and protect wolves and their habitat.” The nonprofit Wolf Haven accomplishes this mission through providing sanctuary, education [...]

2014: Tenino Showcases Historic Quarry Pool and Sandstone Buildings

2014: Tenino Showcases Historic Quarry Pool and Sandstone Buildings

By Nisqually Valley News —  Tenino’s natural rock quarry swimming pool, fed by a natural spring water, is the go-to spot for summer fun. Located in Tenino City Park, it is the remnant of the abandoned Tenino Stone Company quarry where miners once harvested sandstone, a sedimentary rock that consists of sand or quartz grains cemented [...]

2014: Take a Stop in Rainier for Cookies and Gifts

2014: Take a Stop in Rainier for Cookies and Gifts

By Nisqually Valley News —  Main Street Cookie Company If you are headed to Paradise on Mount Rainier, stop by to find a bit of heaven at the Main Street Cookie Company in the city of Rainier. The kitchen and cookie case are located at 112 Binghampton St. NE inside the former Rainier Hotel on the main [...]

2014: Yelm-Tenino Trail Links Nisqually Valley Cities Together

2014: Yelm-Tenino Trail Links Nisqually Valley Cities Together

By Nisqually Valley News —  The Yelm-Tenino Trail’s nearly 14 miles offers a pleasant, paved path for walkers, bikers, runners and dog lovers. The trail connects the cities of Yelm, Rainier and Tenino, passing through Wilkowski Park in Rainier and ending at Tenino City Park. The trail traverses forest and agricultural lands, wetlands, creeks and other [...]

2014: Yelm Offers Several Quality Parks to Enjoy

2014: Yelm Offers Several Quality Parks to Enjoy

By Nisqually Valley News —  Yelm City Park Yelm City Park is the area’s most popular destination, located at state Route 507 and Mosman Avenue in the center of town. Owned and operated by the city, the property — which is about one city block in size — was donated by Chuck and Wilma Demich in [...]