Outdoor Living

Two teenage girls paddling a blue canoe and a man paddling a red and yellow kayak on the Little Spokane River at Saint George's School.

Outdoorsy Summer Camps & Schools Near Spokane & North Idaho

Kids never remember their best day of television, but they will never forget summer camp—where they adventured outdoors, were mentored by caring adults, and overcame …

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View of the Palouse from the summit of Steptoe Butte.

10 Family Spring & Summertime Adventures in Washington and North Idaho 

Our 4th annual Inland Northwest Family Outdoors Guide provides families of all experience levels with event and activity ideas to maximize your outdoor fun and …

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How to Fill Your Yard With Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Beauty

There are lots of depressing statistics about declining pollinator populations, which are threatened by loss of habitat and pesticide poisoning, but each of us can …

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Yoga practitioners at Spokatopia

Inland NW Race, Ride, & Event Guide 2019: Outdoorsy Events

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show (March 21-24): Gear and resources for fishing and boating, hunting, backpacking, and shooting sports. Takes place at Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds; …

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Photo of Snow Peak cabin through snow covered trees.

25 Winter Adventures

From backcountry skiing to ice fishing, from beginners and fair-weather folks to adrenaline junkies and long-time experts, our list of winter adventures near and far …

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Photo of skier in the Mt. Spokane Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program at Mt. Spokane by Aaron Theisen.

Adaptive Outdoor Sports Options in the Inland Northwest

Invigorating exercise can be accomplished locally with adaptive Nordic skiing at the easily-accessible and groomed Dwight Merkel Sports Complex. Current grooming conditions: 509-363-5418 Another option …

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Photo by Jesse Harding.

Washington State Trails Coalition Conference Recap

Wenatchee hosted the 2018 biennial statewide conference for the Washington State Trails Coalition. Over 250 trail leaders from businesses; non-profits; and municipal, county, state, tribal …

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Why You Should Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree

During my first Idaho Christmas, we lived on kidney beans and celery in a camper that sat directly on the cold snow. We slid around …

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Photo of carriage down the main street of Leavenworth with lighted shops.

10 Ways to Make the Holiday Season Magical

With silent, moonlit nights, sparkly snow crystals, snowflakes that stick to your nose and eyelashes, nature’s beauty inspires wonder, awe, surprise, delight, nostalgia, and love. …

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