Ample beauty and adventure await on a trip to explore Thurston County. The Olympia area is about 65 miles from Bellevue and is a great place to explore. Even for those who are familiar with the Olympia area, we bet there are still things to discover, or at least revisit and enjoy.
EXPLORE MILLERSYLVANIA STATE PARK
This 900-plus-acre camping park has it all — shoreline, tall trees, plenty of hiking and biking trails, and fishing. Located at 12245 Tilley Road S. in Olympia, this is a great place for families that want to enjoy summer and cool off at one of the two swimming beaches.
SMELL THE SWEET LAVENDER
Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm is a purple paradise at 9733 Evergreen Valley Road S.E. in Olympia. The owners started the Olympia farm after visiting lavender farms in 2008 in Sequim. Find 11 types of organic lavender, essential oils, gifts, and more. (TIP: Buy the lavender eye pillows.) Lavender season is at its peak here in July.
MAKE A SPLASH
Jump into The Tenino Quarry Pool. It was originally a sandstone quarry in the late 1800s. Now it’s a unique swimming hole open July-August.
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