Family Outdoors Guide 2017

Photo courtesy of Desi Mowry.

Little Ripper: Breckon Mowry, Snowboarder & Lookout Pass Local

“I love going fast!” says 11-year-old Breckon Mowry, who will begin his 5th season of snowboarding this year. His parents, Cade and Desi, are both experienced snowboarders and introduced Breckon to alpine sports by first teaching him how to downhill ski when he was 3 years old; he transitioned to snowboarding at age 7. “Breckon …

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Photo by Amy Silbernagel McCaffree.

Pedal to The Park: Explore Spokane’s Parks by Bike

Hop on your bike and pedal your way to one of these local parks for some simple, no-cost recreational fun. To find the best biking route, go to Srtc.maps.arcgis.com and search for “Spokane Regional Bike Map” to access Spokane’s interactive online map of the bike lanes, trails and shared roadways (great to use on-the-go if …

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Young boy observing a large brown tortoise eat a dandelion on the grass, with two smaller tortoises nearby.

11 Ideas for Family Fun in the Great Outdoors

1) Hike or Bike in Palisades Park: This 700-acre nature park west of Spokane has awesome views of the city and several trails for hiking or biking. Kids will especially enjoy Indian Canyon’s Mystic Falls. A park map is available at Palisadesnw.com. 2) Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt: Explore a trail and create your …

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Spring & Summer Outdoor Events for All Ages

Lilac Century Bike Ride (April 30, 2017) Like SpokeFest in the spring, the Lilac Century Bike Ride is a great way to kick off the biking season with the whole family in a fun, safe and friendly environment. The Lilac Century Bike Ride has several challenging, scenic ride lengths along the Centennial Trail, Long Lake …

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