By Vicki Hillhouse Walla Walla’s rolling rural roadways and stunning views have long made the community a bicycling haven. But have you ever dropped your wheels in 10 inches of “moon dust” or “rocky peanut butter mud?” Gravel riding thrill-seekers on two wheels can never be quite certain what conditions they’ll face each September at … Read More
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By: Melissa Queen The late chef and travel enthusiast Anthony Bourdain often cautioned against taking food too seriously. “Food should be part of the bigger picture,” he advised travelers. For most travelers planning a visit to the Walla Walla Valley, the local food and wine most certainly play big parts in the big picture of … Read More
Swing into Summer with these Outdoor Activities When the sun is shining, you can bet we’re soaking it up! We’ve rounded up a collection of outings to keep the whole family comfortable, entertained, and excited to do it all again. There’s always something new and we’ve got the scoop with our online calendar here. Splish … Read More
The Grouse Mountain Trail in the Blue Mountains above Walla Walla offers an earlier season hiking experience that also celebrates the beauty of wildflowers and pine.
While Walla Walla is a fantastic place to relax and unwind surrounded by our breathtaking scenery, it’s also a great place to get your heart-racing with some outdoor events! Bennington Lake holds two noteworthy events in the spring – the Walla Walla Women’s 6-Hour Race (April 15) and the Onion Man Triathlon (May 20). Women’s … Read More
The Horseshoe Prairie Nordic Ski Area is a great winter destination that provides easy to navigate, inclusive, and beginner-friendly experiences for snowshoers and cross-country skiers alike.
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.
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