Official Blog for Central Washington


Central Washington is a place less known, apart from the rest, and yet so close by. We are a collection of communities woven together by a spectrum of activity. We are rugged outdoor adventures, relaxing scenic views, creative artists, and historic architecture.

Top Five Fall Hikes in Central Washington
Oct 14th, 2020  |  by: Taylor Dover
Central Washington shows some of the most vibrant fall colors in Washington. There are plenty of beautiful hikes that will have you wanting to escape...
How To: Central Washington's Visitor Center
Sept 18th, 2020  |  by: Taylor Dover
A trip to Central Washington may be on the horizon, so it is important to be prepared. Central Washington has multiple visitor centers...
Central Washington's Top Lakes
Aug 21st, 2020  |  by: Cole Harrison
Whether you are an avid fisherman or a family looking for a new body of water to explore, Central Washington has a wide variety of lakes...
The Benefits of Exploring the Outdoors
July 15th, 2020  |  by: Brittney W.
We are officially past the dark, gloomy days of winter! The summer season is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the...
Hiking Etiquette 101: How To Be a Good Traveler in 5 Steps
June 19th, 2020  |  by: Brittney W.
Central Washington takes pride in being home to many of the most beautiful trails in the country.
Stepping Foot into Central Washington's Top Hiking Trails
May 21st, 2020  |  by: Brittney W.
The beauty of nature doesn't always make its way to us. We must go find it for ourselves!
Central Washington's List of Staycation Necessities
Apr 22nd, 2020  |  by: Brittney W.
Just because we can't travel or get out and explore Central Washington right now doesn't mean we can't...
A Full List of Outdoor Adventures to Enjoy This Summer
Mar 26th, 2020  |  by: Brittney W.
Known for its natural beauty and abundance of outdoor adventures...
Central Washington's Top Date Ideas
Feb 10th, 2020  |  by: Brittney W.
Known for its natural beauty and abundance of outdoor adventures, Central Washington is a magical backdrop for romantic dates...
Tips for Winter Recreation
Jan 17th, 2020  |  by: Brittney W.
Winter has overtaken Central Washington, and outdoor recreation lovers are thrilled! Activities like snowmobiling, skiing, and more...
Top Attractions in Central WA
Sept 3rd, 2019  |  by: Brittney W.
Central Washington has a little of something for everyone, so why not take a road trip across Kittitas County to experience it all?
Top 4 Vineyards and Wineries in Central Washington
July 11th, 2019  |  by: Brittney W.
Explore Washington Wine Country this summer with a wine tasting getaway in Central Washington!
Top 3 Summer Activities in Central Washington
July 3rd, 2019  |  by: Brittney W.
Escape to Central Washington this summer for the ultimate outdoor adventure!
3 New Things to Try in Washington
Apr 10th, 2019  |  by: Brittney W.
Challenge yourself by participating in a few of Central Washington's signature activities! An outdoorsman's paradise!



A Land of Contrasts
From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine, and unique cultural offerings.
Find out more at one of our Visitor Centers:

Ellensburg, WA
609 N. Main St, Ellensburg
(888) 925-2204

Cle Elum, WA
312 W. 1st Street, Cle Elum
(509) 674-6880

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