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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Centennial Trail
Centennial Trail

(509) 624-7188

Spokane, WA

Get the family ready for some fun, healthy activity by hitting the trail! The Centennial Trail, that is. This picturesque hike and bike trail begins in Idaho and runs all the way through the bike-friendly city of Spokane and then continues on to Riverside State Park. Don't worry if all of your family members aren't bicycle-equipped, as the trail is an excellent place for a brisk walk that will not only allow you to get some great aerobic exercise, but you'll enjoy the unforgettable scenery along the way.

Dishman Hills Natural Area
Dishman Hills Natural Area

(509) 477-4730

625 S Sargent Rd
Spokane, WA 99212   Directions Website

When you venture out to the Dishman Hills Natural Area, not only are you destined to see one of Spokane's most beautiful natural scenes, you will be visiting one of its most historic. Named after A.T. Dishman who extracted tons of granite from the site to help rebuild Spokane after the Great Fire of 1889, the area offers several desirable activities for nature lovers. There is a two and a half-mile hike that traverses Eastwood Pond which is available seasonally from March to November. In addition, there are several excellent spots for picnics, family fun and running around. Or, if you prefer, you can just sit and take in the amazing outdoor beauty.

Manito Park
Manito Park

(509) 456-8038

4 W 21st Ave
Spokane, WA 99203   Directions Website

Manito Park is situated in one of the residential areas south of downtown Spokane, but its location doesn't seem to deter nature enthusiasts who enjoy its many amenities. Some of the more popular attractions at Manito Park are the lush, green areas, tennis courts, play areas for the kids, and even a duck pond. There are also several specialized gardens that are quite popular, like the Japanese Garden, the Lilac Garden, the Rose Garden, and the Duncan Garden, that all offer something special to be appreciated by everyone from the casual visitor to even the most discerning nature lover. You'll enjoy time spent in the great outdoors here.

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