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Swimming beach at Farragut State Park, with children and adults swimming, floating on tubes, and paddling.

Idaho Increases Rates At State Parks

Out-of-state visitors now pay double to visit or camp at Farragut, Priest Lake, or Round Lake State Parks in northern Idaho.

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Riverside State Park - dirt trail through grassy meadow, heading towards treed area.

Washington State Parks Recognize Juneteenth With Free Day

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, no entry fee to visit Washington State Parks, water-access sites, and other state-managed public lands.

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Man holding on to a wooden aerial ladder among trees at Mica Moon.

Spokane’s Mica Moon Zip Tours Expands Again

Driving down I-90 past Liberty Lake, you might never know one of the region’s biggest zipline tours was tucked away in the forested hillsides of …

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Red, yellow, white, and purple wildflowers on the mountainside of the Pend Oreille River valley in northeast Washington.

The Trailhead: Trail Projects & Plans for May-June 2021

Welcome to The Trailhead — a new column that replaces “Hike of the Month” to serve as a round-up of interesting projects and plans for trails in the Inland Northwest.

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Group of volunteers for the Spokane River Clean-Up, holding a sign that says Spokane Riverkeeper, and nearly 20 huge plastic bags of trash, depicting how much debris and litter was cleaned up.

Help Clean Up Along the Spokane River

Three ways volunteers can help pick-up trash along the river in 2021: public clean-up events, DIY group events, and business/civic group events. Spokane Riverkeeper and the Spokane River Forum clean-up events are happening this spring and summer.

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Dirt area of a park with a mountain biking instructor demonstrating a skill with a bike to a group of students.

Take a Mountain Bike Skills Clinics

Whether you’re a beginner or want to hone some advanced mountain biking skills, Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance is offering clinics this spring and summer to fit all abilities and skill levels.

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Two bikers pedaling on a trail through a meadow in a forest in North Idaho.

ROW Adventures Adds Rail Trail Biking Tours

ROW Adventures now offers fully-guided bike tours of Inland Northwest rail trails. Guided trips include meal stops, support van, and comfortable hotel lodging each night.

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Chris Kopczynski holding his newly published book.

Local Climbing Legend Chris Kopczynski Publishes New Book

Review of Spokane mountain climber Chris Kopczynski’s memoir “Into the Thin Hair,” that includes stories about his global climbing adventures during the 1970s-90s, which includes the Seven Summits (highest point on every continent) and several Himalayan peaks.

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People standing on the sandy beach and in the water at Priest River Recreation Area, with kayaks and other paddling gear on the shoreline.

Inaugural Paddling & Rowing Event in Priest River: August 21

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association is hosting a celebration of non-motorized water recreation at North Idaho’s Priest River Recreation Area on August 21, 2021.

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Aerial view of the Pend Oreille River valley, with forested hillsides.

Kalispel Tribe Promotes Adventure Tourism in Pend Oreille County

The Kalispel Tribe and Kalispel RV Resort encourage more adventure tourism to the Pend Oreille County in northeast Washington.

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