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Everyone In Washington Needs To Take This Scenic Drive As Soon As Possible

We’ve got farmers markets full of local produce, an award-winning wine industry, lush, green scenery for miles on end… and that’s just the beginning. There’s so much to love about Washington. And believe it or not, there’s a scenic drive in Thurston County that is like a showcase of everything beautiful our state has to offer.

The Thurston County Bountiful Byway is a picturesque pathway that takes you through the communities of Yelm, Rainier, Tenino, Bucoda, Grand Mound, Rochester and Littlerock. It’s accessible from the I-5 Nisqually Valley Exit 114 or from US-101 via the Mud Bay Exit. You can easily complete the 62-mile drive in a day, but you might want to take your time and make a weekend of it. There’s just that much to see.

Warning: Driving along the Bountiful Byway could spark a desire to take more scenic road trips across the state. When that happens, you’ll definitely have plenty of options.

Jessica Wick
Jessica Wick is a writer and travel enthusiast who loves exploring new places, meeting new people and, of course, beautiful Big Sky Country and every part of Washington State.