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    Nick McLean’s guide to Quincy points of interest

    As your drive through the flat plains of central Washington around Vantage, Quincy or Ephrata there are a few park/points of interest that will give you a chance to stretch your legs and learn a thing or two.

    Beezley Hills Preserve

    • A preserve for a rare cactus native to the basalt areas in Eastern Washington
    • PLEASE don’t pick them and try to re home them… just admire them.
    • Free parking

    Ginko Petrified Forest State Park

    • 16-million year old forest of petrified wood
    • located in Vantage, WA
    • Views of the Columbia River
    • Discover pass needed

    Remember these areas of Washington are HOT in the summer. Drink water and plan to visit in the early morning or evening. Enjoy our interesting region.