On the many days it is raining in our moody Northwest, I find it even more important to get outside. When the sky is above you, instead of your living room ceiling, the world becomes reassuringly bright. On the days that it is sunny, experiencing the luscious slices of nature out and about is like living in paradise.
So, here I have collected some of my favorite walks accumulated across 20 years of living in Olympia, Washington. Our special corner of the world encompasses salty shorelines, tawny prairies and lush rainforest. Walk Olympia is my quick list of nearby places you can get up and go to for a quick, interesting jaunt into these great environments. Some of the walks are short and sweet, some are a little more adventurous with great payoffs.
Most likely you are well versed in several of these walks already. My hope is that there are a few new gems for you to try. So, take the kids, take your dog, take your grandmother…go walk Olympia, and let me know how it went.