Orting is one of the state’s oldest cities, dating back all the way to 1854. Settled into the foothills of Mt. Rainier between the Puyallup and Carbon Rivers, Orting is a picturesque little town that will be difficult to forget. The town square is centralized by three parks filled with gigantic maple and evergreen trees, and you will be in awe by the view of Mt. Rainier from the park gazebo. Enjoy the turn-of-the-century architecture of downtown and eat at one of the numerous dine-in restaurants.
The Kingsmen Car show comes to town every year in June and is followed by the Pumpkin Festival in October. To round up the year, Orting celebrate the holidays with the Christmas Festival throughout the whole month of December. The town has several foot and bike races that take place on the foothills trail throughout the entire year as well. And to top it off, Orting was voted one of Washington’s Safest Cities in 2017 by the Home Safety & Security National Council.
Washington State Soldiers Home
Orting is home to the beautiful historic buildings that provide an abundance of historical knowledge. One such dwelling, the Washington State Soldiers Home, provides long-term care for veterans and their spouses. In addition to the homes they live in, veterans are also offered physical therapy, recreational activities, volunteer programs, religious programs, and transportation for residents.
The Foothills Trail is a 20-mile concrete path built on top of the old railroad that ran through Orting back in the 1800s. The trail runs through the center of the town and continues through South Prairie and Sumner in different directions. It is used primarily for walking, bicycling, skateboarding, skating, scootering, and horseback riding.
High Cedars Golf Club
This popular golf course that is encompassed by dazzling views of Mt. Rainier and the calming sounds of the Puyallup River. High Cedars’ gorgeous green fairways offer a peaceful experience with the dense vegetation and magnificent trees. On the grounds is an outstanding bar & grill as well as a cocktail lounge with a wide variety of food and beverages.
Shopping & Dining
Orting has many shops and restaurants to enjoy around town, which include pizza, burgers, Mexican food, Japanese food, and doughnut shops. There is also a Safeway for your grocery shopping needs.
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