Summer Adventure Guide 2018

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Explore What’s New at Spokane’s Riverfront Park This Summer

Skate Ribbon What becomes of an ice ribbon when spring hits? Find out downtown Spokane, where Riverfront Park’s Ice Ribbon has transitioned to its spring and summer mode: Skate Ribbon, open for daily wheel use during all open park hours (5 a.m. to midnight). The best part? If you bring your own wheels, it’s free. …

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Explore Nature with These Outdoor Themed Book Recommendations

Enjoy one of these books with local or regional significance while out on your next summertime adventure. The Spokane River (2018) edited by Paul Lindholdt: A newly-published collection of essays and poems on the environment—with reflections from 28 contributors—including Jess Walter, Tod Marshall, Sherman Alexie, Jerry White (Spokane Riverkeeper), Beatrice Lackaff (OTO writer), and many …

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Summer Planning

My hand-drawn, cluttered summer calendar was stressing me out with its arrows, stickers, and Sharpie color-coded notes for different activities: swimming lessons, camping trips, art day camps, pool days, park visits, free outdoor movies. It was visually kid-friendly, for sure, and provided structure and routine. I wanted this calendar to make me feel prepared and …

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Race and Explore in the Silver Valley this June

This June, the Silver Valley’s where it’s at. With an extreme dirt bike endurance race on the beautiful Silver Mountain, an epic downhill mountain bike race at the Silver Mountain Bike Park, and a great many outdoor adventure opportunities in between, it’s a fantastic family vacation destination. Float or fish on the Coeur d’Alene river, …

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Go Play Outside: Summertime Events in Idaho’s Silver Valley

North Idaho’s Silver Valley between 4th of July Pass east of Coeur d’Alene to Lookout Pass near the Montana state line has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years into a hub for outdoor adventure and unique events. Case in point: check out this impressive list of outdoors-oriented events. Experience the evolution of the Silver …

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