June 8, 2019 is National Get Outdoors Day! And no body does “outdoors” better than the Pacific Northwest! Here are 12+ creative ways to share some outdoor love:
- Celebrate the great outdoors on our oceans!
- Issue a road trip invitation using National Park Service (NPS) Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries, Wild & Scenic River story maps, or national heritage areas road trips.
- Mark the 51st anniversary of the National Trails System by yep, taking a hike!
- Use the hashtag #FindYourWay or #GreatOutdoorsMonth in your social media posts.
- Ready for something unusual? Consider Crescent Moon Ranch in Oregon. Fly fishing, golf, horseback riding, and alpacas! In Terrebonne, about three hours southeast of Portland.
- Give the gift of the great outdoors with a Washington State Parks gift certificate. Available in $5, $10 and $20 increments. Can be used for stays at campsites, cabins, vacation houses and more.
- Use Healthy Parks, Healthy People principles to highlight how being outdoors benefits body and soul!
- See Christine Barnes’s Great Lodges of the National Parks. Here’s my review.
- Have little ones or know someone who does? Check out Awesome Outdoor Activities for Toddlers in the Forest.
- Visit a Washington State Park. More than 100 options! (Fee required.)
- Support Washington state parks and program by purchasing a state parks license plate.
- Drive Oregon’s Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Sixty-six miles starting at Bend, OR. Don’t forget your camera/device and a picnic basket!
- Not the “hands-on” outdoor type? Not to worry. You can “armchair” The Great Outdoors vicariously with The Outdoor Channel. Jim Shockey’s Uncharted airs this month.
Finally, grab your copy of my newest E-book, Mining Coral at Mount Rainier. Just $3.99. For a limited time only!