Prepare to be swept away by the magic of summer in Washington State!


Summer Magic: Discovering Washington's Hidden Treasures

Summer in Washington State casts a spell of enchantment, drawing visitors from all over the world to its scenic wonders and vibrant one-of-a-kind experiences. I have lived in Washington State my entire life, and summer is my very favorite time of year. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, Washington State is a playground full of outdoor delights during the warmer months that anyone can enjoy.

Our diverse landscapes offer something for everyone: from the lush greenery of Olympic National Park to the arid beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Endless hiking trails call adventurers to explore ancient forests and cascading waterfalls, while unique pristine lakes and rivers invite people to find relaxing days of boating, fishing, and swimming.

Washington's culinary scene is world famous with farm-fresh produce, bustling farmers' markets, and vineyard tours all over. Washington is also prime wine country. Cities like Seattle are buzzing all summer with festivals, and outdoor concerts, while coastal towns promise serene beach getaways if you crave something quieter. Washington's greatest summer characteristic lies in its temperate climate, making it the perfect backdrop for endless outdoor adventures and unforgettable memories.

If you are looking for unique ways to explore Washington this summer, try one of these 8 ideas below.

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Counties Where the Most Opioids Are Dispensed in Washington

Ophelia compiled a list of counties which have the highest opioid dispense rates in Washington using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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