Logo courtesy: Thurston Bountiful Byway
“On Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners is slated to designate a nearly 60-mile route as the Thurston Bountiful Byway.
The scenic course which skirts the county beginning in the Nisqually Valley, stretching to Rainier and Yelm, up to Capitol Forest and ending at the intersection of Mud Bay Road and Delphi Road Southwest was created to help promote tourism in the rural areas of the county, according to county commissioner Sandra Romero. Its part of the countys larger plan to promote agritourism, she said.
‘The goal is to entice people to get off the freeway and tour Thurston County,’ she added ‘To really see it and appreciate it because we have so much bounty here.’
The route was developed in partnership with the county, the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau, Thurston County WSU Extension, the Thurston Regional Planning Council, and several farmers, business owners and others, according to county officials,” quoting Lisa Pemberton in The Olympian.