April 2020

Lisa_Marie Perino and Alex Renner ride fat bikes on Mt. Spokane.

Recreation to Open Again in Washington State

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee adjusted the Stay Home – Stay Healthy proclamation on April 27, 2020, to allow for the re-opening of state parks and public lands, state hunting and fishing operations, golf operations, and day-use activities and trails in other public parks and public lands. Starting May 5, 2020, certain outdoor recreational activities will be permitted again with social distancing restrictions and coronavirus-related hygiene requirements.

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Recreation Safety for COVID-19

Please follow these guidelines when recreational hiking, boating, fishing, and other day-use activities on public lands and trails resumes on May 5, 2020. Check with your destination before departing. While many state-managed land destinations are open for day-use, other local, tribal and federal land may still be closed. (This includes national parks and recreation areas,

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Photo of paddleboarders at Spokatopia.

Save the New Date for Spokatopia 2020 (Sept. 12)

Yes, the organizers of the 6th annual Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival, who also publish this magazine, think the Spokane region is an outdoor adventure utopia. Hence the festival’s name. One of the biggest draws of the event is the opportunity to try a wide range of bikes, from high-end mountain bikes to e-bikes and other entry-level

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A kid smiling while collecting wild berries.

Hiking for Huckleberries with Kids

Looking for some hikes around Spokane with huckleberries? Hiking Inland Northwest mountains for huckleberries is a popular summer pastime. Western huckleberries—variable in color, from blue to a reddish cast on a darker berry, to just plain black—grow best at 3,000-7,000 feet in elevation and are part of the same genus that includes cranberries. Picking huckleberries

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Photo of siblings in front of Camp Spalding sign

Camps for the Whole Family

Take your whole family on an all-inclusive vacation to a beautiful outdoor destination where the planning is done and recreation options await your arrival. According to the American Camp Association, experiencing a Family Camp—where you enjoy activities and live together in a new, different, peaceful outdoor environment—helps nurture relationships and provide opportunities to improve communication

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