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100 Fun Things to Do Outside this Summer

June 4 is National Trails Day – go for a hike! Check out Indian Painted Rocks, a 6.8-mile round-trip loop trail within the Riverside State Park Little Spokane River Natural Area. wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/little-spokane-river. June is Great Outdoors Month and National Camping Month. In fact, June 25 is National Backyard Campout Day – an easy “staycation.” Play …

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2017 Northwest Festival Guide – Music, Food, Arts, Beer, Wine and More

The heart of summer is short: only 13 weekends. Try to fit in some community festival fun in with your outdoor adventures. Here are some of our favorite regional festivals worthy of a road trip or local staycation.   ArtFest (June 2-4, Spokane) Free outdoor festival, organized by the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, …

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Hiker with a backpack looking at the sunset view atop rocks at Scotchman Peaks wilderness.

7 Wild Places — Epic Backcountry Drives & Adventures Along the Way

Backcountry roads can be the necessary evil of adventure: every recreationist has his or her story of harrowing, white-knuckled mountain driving or late-night tire repair far from the nearest Les Schwab. But sometimes it’s ok to embrace the backcountry drive, not as a means of getting to the destination but as the destination itself. On …

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A variety of songbirds use the shoreline grasses and reeds of area wetlands to hunt insects and keep an eye on predators. Photo: Aaron Theisen

Spring Wildlife Hikes

Like some people, wildlife get winter-weary too. Fortunately there are plenty of opportunities for both to bask in the warming temperatures of early spring. A transition zone between the Cascades and Rocky Mountains, eastern Washington’s low-elevation wetlands, rivers and forests provide the perfect habitat for a rich array of plant and animal life, including some …

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