Outdoor Family

Young child riding his bike on a dirt pump track at Camp Sekani, with Ponderosa pine trees in the background.

Family Bike Events & Rides in the Inland NW

Biking opportunities for summer 2022 in the Inland NW for families and children, from casual family-ride events to MTB races.

Youth mountain bike campers practicing riding techniques while riding in a circle over dirt and grass.

Inland NW Summer Adventure Camp Guide

List of summer camps in Washington and Idaho that provide unique, adrenaline-pumping, high-adventure recreation and nature-based skills.

Child smiling while zooming down a zipline, wearing a blue helmet and safety harness, with forested background.

Why Kids Need Summer Camp More Than Ever

Youth camps and high adventure recreation can help improve the mental health and well-being of today’s Pandemic Generation.

Dad holding a small perch fish that he helped his toddler son catch. Child wearing a red life jacke, hat, and sunglasses, and holding a spin fishing rod.

Fishing with Kids: 3 Ways to Get Started

Spin (bait) fishing is simple and inexpensive recreation, making it a high-reward, low-barrier family activity for all ages and abilities.

Two people stand-up paddling on the flat water of Lake Pend Oreille.

47 Summer Adventure Ideas for the Inland NW

Summer Adventure Guide’s annual list of adventure travel and recreation trip ideas around the Inland Northwest for epic summer fun.

Two young teenage girls smiling at the camera while lounging in an ENO hammock in the sunshine.

5 Spring Rituals for Outdoorsy Families

Spring rituals and routines to help families celebrate and get ready for the season, from backyard hammocks to campsite reservations.

Skidz Kids mountain-biking shirt, blue with two stripes, orange and green, around the torso.

Gear: Skidz Kids Mountain Biking Clothing

Skidz mountain bike clothing, made of sweat-wicking breathable fabrics, is designed for ages 6-15 by downhill MTB Racer Justin Schwartz.

Flpsde Drink & Snack Bottle - solid red water bottle with a solid-black silicone band around the middle -- water coming out of one end and snacks falling out of the other.

Provisions Gear: Flpsde Drink & Snack Bottle

The Flpsde stainless steel bottle that will keep the beverage of choice hot or cold in one side and snacks or other items dry in the other.

Two young girls smiling at the camera while cross-country skiing at Mt. Spokane.

Cross-Country Ski Beginner Guide for Families

Families with young children can plan a first-time cross-country ski outing using these 4 easy steps, including gear rentals and where to go.

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