Exploring Washington

by Liz

Rain or shine, we are not at a loss for natural beauty here in Washington state. I would even go so far as to say we live in the most beautiful state in the nation. Now as a life-long Washingtonian I may be a bit biased, but seriously…have you looked outside lately? Mountains, water, city skylines, and all those shades of green…Beautiful! And with the weather warming up, many of us are putting our winter hobbies on hold and venturing out to enjoy the sights. The library has many hiking, climbing, and camping guides to help you on your way. Being surrounded by trees not really your thing? Or are you simply looking for a different way to experience the Evergreen State? The library also has numerous guide books for that too!

Washington Curiosities by Harriet Baskas

Squirrel bridges in Longview…Outhouse Races in Conconully…Troll Haven in Gardiner…This is your guide to all things weird (and fun!) in Washington state! Looking for a strictly urban experience? There is a Seattle volume too!


Beer Lover’s Washington by Logan Thompson

A guide to the best breweries and brewpubs from all over the state, complete with tasting notes. Visit one, or use the included city itineraries and pub crawl maps to plan a beer-cation!



Ghosts Towns of the Pacifc Northwest by Philip Varney

Need more history in your life? Check out a ghost town or two! Once the boomtowns in our region, these now abandoned towns are rich in history. Includes sites in Oregon and British Columbia as well.

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2 responses to “Exploring Washington”

  1. Kaley says:

    I’m a big fan of ghost town hikes. Thanks for including some history about them!

    • Liz says:

      You are welcome, Kaley! And thank you for the Washington Trails Association link. I had no idea the WTA had ghost town information!

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