Wine enthusiasts are known to flock to the Walla Walla Valley on the first weekend in November every year for Fall Release Weekend. But around this same time every year, thousands upon thousands of other travellers also flock to the Walla Walla Valley en masse. And it has nothing to do with the recent news about Walla Walla Valley being named America’s Best Wine Region for the third consecutive year. Hardly interested in visiting wineries or tasting rooms, these special visitors prefer milling about in the region’s frost-glazed fields and wetlands in their large and cacophonous droves.
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What’s the rush? Take time to roam along this short roadside trail By Melissa Queen Sometime 15,000 years or so ago, when the Missoula flood waters were raging across Montana, Idaho, and Washington, they had to pause and stop for a while at the Wallula Gap. Held back by the strong basalt rock ridges on … Read More
Hikers seeking well-shaded trails that wind through mossy forest floors with ferns growing beneath old firs might think they have to haul themselves all the way to the western side of the Cascades. Or those wanting to immerse themselves in the relaxing sound of rushing water carving its way through a basalt canyon might think … Read More
By Melissa Queen Looking for an easy but scenic hike that offers picnic spots with water views and splashing opportunities? Look no further than Jubilee Lake. About an hour and a half from Walla Walla, the Jubilee Lake Trail offers a relatively flat and even 3-mile loop, a welcoming outdoor experience that is accessible for … Read More
Beloved for the rural farm roads that meander through rolling wheat fields, Walla Walla is celebrated as one of Washington’s top road cycling destinations. Cycling in Walla Walla offers terrain for any skill level. The nearby Blue Mountains offer experienced riders steep climbs and sharp turns to attack. The flatlands and paved trails that run … Read More
Between the charming small town and countless wineries, there is great trail running to be found in Walla Walla On the very edge of southeastern Washington, Walla Walla is known for being one of the best wine destinations in the country with more than 120 local wineries. But wide open spaces, hundreds of miles of … Read More