Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest with terrain spanning the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to forested islands in Puget Sound. Its largest city, Seattle, is known for its thriving tech industry, vibrant music scene and famed coffeehouses. Its landmarks include the futuristic Space Needle, century-old Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium. Innovative glass art is displayed at Chihuly Garden & Glass. This nickname, coined by Seattle realtor C.T. Conver and adopted by the state in legislature in 1893, was given because of the large fir and pine trees in the state. Washington is always green, a color echoed in the State Flag.
Thurston County is home to Washington’s capital region of Olympia and some of the most fertile farmland in the Northwest. From fresh farm-to-table produce to world-class wine, beer and spirits the local farmers and artisans of Thurston County have been providing visitors with gastronomical and libationary delights for generations. The Bountiful Byway gives you a way to explore culinary experiences and events at your own pace, and you’ll find that this agritourism loop provides more than just food and drink. It is also a unique way to connect with the locals who take pride in handcrafting their products for you to enjoy.