It’s hard to deny the beautiful views and fabulous scenery provided to us in the Northwest, and for that we are forever thankful. We are constantly reminded through our member photos, comments and reminiscing on our social media sites and in casual conversation. While the views are certainly breathtaking, we have plenty more to be thankful for in this serene setting!

La Conner’s Lone Tree– A central photography point for many visitors of La Conner, the Lone Tree finds its way onto the Thousand Trails Facebook page time and time again, and even made its way to TrailBlazer Magazine. We’re thankful that such a beautiful piece of nature has become an icon at our La Conner preserve.

Pacific City’s Location – Situated on 105 acres on the Oregon coastline, Pacific City is within walking distance from the beach and Cape Kiwanda. Oregon may not be known for its hot summer rays, but the beach offers up plenty of options – from clamming and crabbing to hiking and fishing – that we’re incredibly thankful to be a part of.

Bavarian Village of Leavenworth Located a short drive from our Leavenworth preserve, the Bavarian Village is known to many as America’s Christmas Town. Starting Thanksgiving weekend, a German Christmas Market will be set up and the spirit of the holidays will be in full swing.

Seaside – How many of you have played pickleball on the new pickleball courts at Seaside? This past year, Seaside staff converted one tennis court into a set of four pickleball courts. Pickleball enthusiasts and members of the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) agree that this location offers some of the nicest pickleball courts in the system. These newly redone courts hosted a national tournament in September.

Horse accommodations at Chehalis – We’re thankful that Chehalis can now accommodate another one of our favorite four-legged friends: horses! With four pens, five RV sites specifically in the horse camp, and a bunk house in the horse camp, those of you who want to go horseback riding along the perimeter trails and 300 acres are more than welcome to do so.

We are Thankful

We know that we are thankful for our “Thousand Trails family” but we also asked our preserve managers to share their thoughts on what they are thankful for, as well as what they believe (based on member comments) our members are thankful for. Here’s what they had to say…

Birch Bay – Our members are thankful for the nearby affordable shopping in Bellingham, Washington and the ability to enjoy time with friends and family in beautiful Birch Bay. The Birch Bay team is thankful for the abundance of sunshine and Canadians that frequent our location year-round.

Cultus Lake – The members are thankful that we have a Thousand Trails preserve in Canada (and they would like more!) and we are thankful that the members come and enjoy the preserve in such large numbers.

La Connor – Our members are thankful for the upgrades to the Beach Cabins which they think are wonderful as well as the new stoves, refrigerators, couches, colorful curtains, new beds, and the 32-inch flat screen TVs. The staff is thankful for our members who let us know what a good job we are doing.

Mt. Vernon – The members are thankful for a helpful staff and our wonderful activities program! I am thankful for my wonderful staff – without them I would not be able to be successful!

Paradise – I would say that our members are the most thankful for our pool complex. Me….I am the most thankful for the absolute beauty surrounding our park as well as the beauty in our park.

South Jetty – Our members are thankful for the quiet and serene location at South Jetty where they are surrounded by beautiful green trees!

On the Calendar

November 26: Saturday Christmas Market near Long Beach: Sixteen vendors at the Port of Ilwaco will delight your senses and help you find the perfect holiday gifts. Port of Ilwaco is less than a mile from Long Beach preserve. For information call (360) 642-3143.

November 25: Christmas Parade near Mt. Vernon: This event begins at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa, followed by the Christmas Tree lighting in Pine Square. Hot chocolate will be served. Held at Pine Square in Mt. Vernon, just 12 miles from Mt. Vernon preserve. For more information call (360) 336-6213 or visit www.mountvernondowntown.org.