11 Things To Do in Central Washington

Want to have a little fun between Union Gap and Chehalis Washington, then check out my list of 11 things to do Central Washington, you won’t be disappointed. This is the LAST installment of The PNW Foodie Road Trip Heather and I took last year. Our trip was sponsored in part by Best Western Plus Ahtanum, Myrtol, Mazda, Visit Union Gap WashingtonVisit Enumclaw WashingtonWhite Pass Scenic Byway Washington and the NW Cherry Growers.

11 things to do in Central Washington

You know what there are PLENTY more than 11 things to do in Central Washington but I’m going to focus on the area between Union Gap and Chehalis because that’s where ended to PNW Foodie Road Trip last year.

Mt. Rainier with Mazda CX9

We saw and did so many amazing things that I felt a list would really round out these posts I’ve been slowing churning out. My thanks to Heather and Visit Union Gap for working so hard to get us on this trip. You can see all the other posts I wrote about our trip: Day One, Day Two, Day Three

Pizza from Bron Yr Aur--pizza with ramen on top!

11 Things To Do in Central Washington

See the Gap

YES there is a Gap in Union Gap, and you can drive through it.

Visit the Central Washington Ag Museum

An amazing collection of old, but restored, machines I've ever seen. Check out my post about it OR visit their website, there's always something going on

Bron Yr Aur

  • A family run brewery in Yakima featuring some of the best beers I tasted on our trip (there were many). Try their Ramen Topped pizza for something new and different!

Drive Through a Mountain!

Drive through a mountain tunnel on the White Pass Scenic Byway!

Mt. Rainier

Venture into Mt. Rainer National Park, it's all right there for you.

Kracker Barrel

Stop at Kracker Barrel at the top of White Pass.This is a key resupply point for the Pacific Coast trail. We saw lots of hikers here and even talked to a few.

Packwood Brewing

Last year they were deep in the renovation of their historic building, they should be up and running now!

Lovely Lavender

Cowlitz Falls Lavender Farm is in Randle. Stop for handmade products and just to see their fields!

Get Blueberries!

Stop at Aldrich Farms in Mossyrock! They sell blueberries by the case. Be sure to look for Glenn, the owner, he's a treasure!


Visit their downtown to see what urban revitalization can to do to a city. Be sure to look for the crosswalk art and painted manhole covers!

Visit Black Sheep Creamery

Grab a sheep's milk latte, fresh cheese, and shop for their wool as well next door in their yarn shop, Ewe and I.

From coffee, to beer, to unique businesses, to abundant outdoor fun there is truly something for everyone in Central Washington. My list of 11 things to do in Central Washington proves it!

Mountain Tunnel

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