Cascades Region Area Information
NPTC – Cascades Region member sites are located across northwest and central Washington. For those who like to access the “big city,” Seattle is within driving distance, depending on the site. For the adventurer, the area is close by grand mountain ranges and state and national parks.
Yakima is located about 60 miles southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington and is the state’s ninth largest city by population. Yakima regularly boasts about its 300 days of sunshine each year and 4 distinct seasons, with a community of people from many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. To learn more about the Yakima Valley region go here
The City of Toppenish, only 20 miles from Yakima, has preserved its beginnings as a rugged western town through restoration and beautification efforts that make it a popular tourist attraction today.
Salem, Oregon, is its third largest city and only 47 miles from Portland. Salem is located an hour from the Cascade mountains to the east and an hour from the ocean beaches to the west. The downtown area has been recognized as one of the region’s most vital retail centers for a community of its size, along with a thriving historic distric.
Woodburn, Oregon, is 20 miles north of Salem and barely an hour from the beaches, the mountains, and the most popular State Park.
See linked document below for travel and lodging information to and from Seattle and Yakima.