Places To Go & Things To Do
Ride on a steam train. Hike the Goat's Rock Wilderness. Fly fish on the Cowlitz. Shop for antiques. Celebrate a festival. Explore the White Pass Scenic Byway. Lewis County boasts the best that the rural and wild Northwest has to offer.
Appease car-weary children and play in our cities' parks. The Fuller's Twin City Skate Park in Centralia is the largest free skate park in the Northwest. Chehalis & Penny Playground inspires the imagination of children and adults. Borst Park has a public swimming pool, picnic facilities, historic attractions and more.
Arts & Entertainment
Farm & Garden
Must Do & See
Parks & Wilderness Areas
Speedways - Southsound
Three Day Tour
Antiques & Shopping Tour (1-Day)
Historic Tour (1-Day)
Nurseries and Garden Tour
White Pass Scenic Byway
Mt Rainier National Park Scenic Drive
Packwood Winter Activities [pdf]
Cycling Routes [pdf]
Consider a getaway for antique shopping in vintage downtowns; bird watching and a picnic; or exploring the reflective side of Mount St. Helens. We've got things to do for leisurely travelers as well as the more adventurous.
Lewis County is equidistant and just an hour and a half from Seattle and Portland. Interstate 5 runs through the county north and south. The White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy. 12) runs east and west, connecting the main cities of Chehalis and Centralia with the mountain communities of East County. Scenic Byway 6 (Ocean Beach Highway) extends to Pacific County, Willapa Bay and the Long Beach Peninsula.
Self-guided drive tours, train excursions, and cycling routes are good ways to explore this wild and rural region of the Northwest.
In addition to the excursions listed above, these tours and drives are under development:
- Watchable wildlife
- Historic barns
- Historic churches, missions and graveyards
- Historic buildings
- Mount St. Helens
- Columbia Gorge
- Old Highway 99
- Harley Motorcycle Tours