Pierce County

Overview

Located in the northwest corner of the state, Pierce County Washington sits at the bottom of the Puget Sound and is close in proximity to two other popular counties: King County and Thurston County.

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Experiencing Northwest Trek’s Wild Drive Tour

Experiencing Northwest Trek’s Wild Drive Tour

Imagine driving through a forest, spotting everything from fluffy white mountain goats to majestic caribou. Imagine the opportunity to do just that with your family in the car, as an experienced naturalist points out the unique characteristics of these animals and...

Visiting Kopachuck State Park

Visiting Kopachuck State Park

We did it... Roscoe and I survived our first Washington state winter! For those who haven’t read our previous articles, Roscoe, is my partner in adventure, who also happens to be a dog. Having lived in Florida my whole life, I’d like to say I handled the transition...

Seeking Wildflowers on Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Trails

Seeking Wildflowers on Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Trails

There is no doubt that Mount Rainier is one of Washington’s most iconic must-see attractions. Mount Rainier National Park welcomes thousands of visitors year-round, with most of its visitors coming during the summer when five of the developed areas in the park are...

Visiting Tacoma’s Brewery District

Visiting Tacoma’s Brewery District

With spring rapidly approaching and sunny weekends right around the corner, my mind is already trending towards brighter days. Those days that make living in Washington State so worth the gloomy months. As the sun reappears to dry out our soggy backyard fire pits,...

Visiting Tacoma’s Point Ruston

Visiting Tacoma’s Point Ruston

Point Ruston and the surrounding waterfront have come a long way from a place of mills, boatyards, warehouses and an infamous copper smelting plant. As a child I’d beg my mom to drive under the looming smelter tower via a 325-foot tunnel that had such a curve before...

Spending a Day in Steilacoom

Spending a Day in Steilacoom

To say that the town of Steilacoom has historical value to the state of Washington and beyond would be an understatement. This seaside village has been there from the beginning, witnessing European discovery, the settlement of an American military outpost on the brink...

Visiting Crystal Mountain for the Non-Skier or Snowboarder

Visiting Crystal Mountain for the Non-Skier or Snowboarder

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is highly regarded as one of the best hubs for outdoor winter recreation in Washington. But even if skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing, Crystal Mountain can still be your place. Whether you're heading up to the mountain with friends...

Visiting Tacoma’s Proctor District

Visiting Tacoma’s Proctor District

As the 20th century approached in the city of Tacoma, Washington, industry, and more importantly, money, began flowing into the city. With much of the downtown land being dominated by the railroad companies, newcomers were forced outwards, into the forests that...

Spending a Day in Gig Harbor

Spending a Day in Gig Harbor

Not many towns welcome you the way Gig Harbor, Washington does. Heading westbound from Tacoma on Highway 16,  you’ll cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and your red carpet into “The Maritime City.” The Olympic Mountains sit stoically on the horizon above layers of...