Things to do
Don’t pass up the chance to turn a crank on the shoulder of an active volcano! The Ape Canyon ride, which begins on the south side of Mount St. Helens, is one of the Northwest’s premier mountain biking treks, with varied landscapes and incredible vistas. World-class single-track also awaits at Siouxon Creek, Lewis River, South Coldwater, and Old Man Pass/Falls Creek.
Tour de Blast – Road Biking
Tour de Blast is the essential event for road bikers, attracting crowds in excess of 1,000 each year. The 82-mile route from Toutle to Johnston Ridge takes riders into the very heart of the blast zone. If you can’t make the annual June event, you can still enjoy the experience and the views by following the ride route from Toutle Lake School to Johnston Ridge Observatory. Total elevation gain is 6,240′
STP Bicycle Classic
This 200-mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon.
Castle Rock Bike Skills Park
This is an awesome dirt track located in Castle Rock, WA. Jump lines, drops, skinnies, log-overs, and the Pacific Northwest’s largest pump track.
Longview, WA 98632
The Theatre strives to enlarge live theatre arts as a vital part of the local quality of life by stimulating interest in, appreciation for, and participation in the theatre arts.
A community theatre in every sense — an active player in reviving Downtown Longview; a creative space that welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities and interests; a performance space featuring quality work at an affordable ticket price.
Kalama, WA 98625
Marina & Recreational Area
The Port of Kalama offers stellar riverfront recreational facilities, including walking and biking paths, playgrounds, covered picnic shelters and the tallest totem pole in the Pacific Northwest! The Port operates a 222-slip marina, and its public beaches are a southwest Washington destination for swimming, windsurfing, fishing and just relaxing.
For the last 20 years the Untouchables Car Club has hosted their car show in historic downtown Kalama on the third Sunday in August. Good weather usually prevails and the show averages well over 300 cars per year. The Kalama Chamber of Commerce helps to put the event on. It’s a great day of fun in downtown Kalama.
Proceeds sponsor scholarships to Lower Columbia College for our local High School Graduates and the needy in our local community.
When: Third Sunday in August each year
Location: Kalama WA
106 NW 8th
Kelso, WA 98626
Join us for the 1st Annual Harvest Festival. This is a family-friendly event! We’ll have candy, games, vendors, food, auction and raffle items!
Chili Competition during the Harvest Festival.
When: Saturday, October 28th 2017
Time: 11 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Kelso Senior Center
Contact: Katie Sutton – 360.703.5424
Longview, WA 98632
Roland Wines was established in 2008 with the purpose of making world-class wine from historic Longview, WA.
We are a local winery who values friends, family, and community life. Marc and Nancy Roland are teachers who love to share their love for wine and life with everyone. We make wine by hand with minimal intervention in a traditional French style. We only use grapes from the best vineyards in Washington state and we are constantly learning how to get the most out of our unique wine region.
Longview WA 98632
Five Dons Brewing aims to bring local beer to the Lower Columbia with our downtown Longview WA microbrewery.
Our beers include Hard Way Pale Ale, Blonde Next Door Blonde Ale and Dark Divide Porter.
Toutle, WA 98649
Located at the end of State Highway 504 (52 miles east of Castle Rock), in the heart of the blast zone, the observatory hosts interpretive displays that tell the biological, geological, and human story of Mount St. Helens. Visitors to Johnston Ridge Observatory can enjoy multiple award-winning films, listen to ranger talks, observe the landscape, purchase souvenirs, set off on a hike, or get a light lunch from the food cart.
Check out the annual summer Music on the Mountain series held throughout summer at the Johnston Ridge Observatory outdoor amphitheater (in partnership Mount St. Helens Institute).
Hours Open: Open 7 days a week, 10 am to 6 pm – May 16th to October 28th
Friday, May 18th – Mt St Helens Eruption Anniversary – 38 years – Free Admission at Johnston Ridge Observatory
Saturday, May 19th – “Its a Blast” 10 am to 6 pm
Join the Mount St. Helens Institute at the Johnston Ridge Observatory to mark the 38th anniversary of the 1980 eruption with special hands-on activities and prizes in addition to the great movies, ranger talks, exhibits, and gift shop that the Johnston Ridge Observatory already has to offer. All admissions collected this day will support the Mount St. Helens Institute’s programs, including youth education. For More Information: Mt St Helens Institute