4 Inland Northwest Weekend Road Trips

Not too hot, not too cold—fall is a great season for outdoor recreation while enjoying the scenic views of the Inland Northwest. Here are four destinations, each located within 5 hours of the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene metro area, offering a variety of activities for any recreation style.

Central Idaho’s Epic Mountain Town: McCall, Idaho – By S. Michal Bennett

View looking down a ramp to a dock on a lake.
Fish Lake during a Mountain Meadow Jeep Tour near McCall, Idaho. // Photo: S. Michal Bennett

Experience Fall Harvest and Adventure in Wenatchee – By Lisa Laughlin

Frost-covered trees on an autumn morning on Wenatchee's Saddle Rock.
A frosty autumn morning on Wenatchee’s Saddle Rock, in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains. // Photo: Aaron Theisen

Head to Lake Pend Oreille for Glamping and Fall Singletrack – By Aaron Theisen

Large white canvas glamping tent on Lake Pend Oreille.
Glamping at Twin Cedars Vacation Rentals on Lake Pend Oreille, near Sandpoint, Idaho. // Photo: Aaron Theisen

Find Fall Hiking, Biking, Food, Drink, & Family Fun in the Palouse – By Lisa Laughlin

Paddler's view of the glowing Snake River, during sunset, with the sloping hills and paddler's feet resting on her paddleboard.
The glowing Snake River, during sunset, outside Pullman, Washington. // Photo: Lisa Laughlin

Feature story from the September-October 2021 print issue.

For more travel and tourist information, visit local tourism websites: Sandpoint, Wenatchee, McCall, Pullman, Moscow, Visit Spokane, Visit Idaho, Visit North Idaho, Washington State.

For more travel destination and road trip stories, visit the OTO Travel archives.

[Feature photo by Holly Weiler. // View of the Palouse from Kamiak Butte.]

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