If you’re looking to send off summer in a big way, you could do a lot worse than a visit to Mt.Rainier, or one of our many beautiful state parks.
If it’s a been a while since you’ve been to Mt.Rainier, or if you haven’t been with the kiddos, I have a kid friendly guide to Mt.Rainier right here. There should still be wildflowers.
If you’d like to stick closer to home, Dash Point State Park is a summer perfect destination, with a stretch of glorious sand. You really won’t find a better beach around here.
Saltwater State Park is also a great choice for your junior hikers and explorers. I also always recommend Kopachuck and Penrose for Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula area readers and Tolmie for those of you near Olympia. Here’s a map of Seattle/Tacoma state parks (You can also select different regions). You can click on each map name for more detail.
I’ll have some more ideas for those of you who looking to seize every minute of summer up later! I say we don’t let a drop of it go to waste! Who’s with me?
Oh, and naturally, I’d love to hear about your favorite parks, hikes, and wild spaces if you have a minute to leave a comment!