Thurston Bountiful Byway and sign – photo in the Los Angeles Times.
Photo credit: Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau (OLTVCB).
* Los Angeles Times highlights our area, Yelm mentioned
* Terrific nearby activity ideas for a full or half-day
* Yelm Farmers Market is a featured stop on the tour
* Click here for the Thurston County’s Bountiful Byway website.
– “Washington state: Wolves, wine, farms on this self-guided road trip south of Olympia”
“Two decades ago when I lived at the southern end of Puget Sound in Olympia, Wash., there were few things I enjoyed more than hopping on my bicycle and pedaling through the bucolic countryside — especially during late summer and fall — and then stopping at a roadside fruit stand for a sample or two. When I was done, I’d sometimes end up at a local brewpub.
“Now, tasting trips in the Evergreen State’s Thurston County around the state capital are easier to navigate, courtesy of the new Thurston Bountiful Byway self-guided tour. This printed and digital map connects travelers to the sources of the region’s fresh produce, cool craft beverages and more.”
“Farm fare: When it’s time to chow down, meet the purveyors at Colvin Ranch, Helsing Junction Farms, Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm and others, or stop in at one of the three farmers markets along the route in Yelm, state capital Olympia and Tenino,” by Brian E. Clark, Los Angeles Times.