12+ Creative Ways To Share Some Outdoor Love!

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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:

  1. Celebrate the great outdoors on our oceans!
  2. 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.
  3. Mark the 51st anniversary of the National Trails System by yep, taking a hike!
  4. Use the hashtag #FindYourWay or #GreatOutdoorsMonth in your social media posts.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Use Healthy Parks, Healthy People principles to highlight how being outdoors benefits body and soul!
  8. See Christine Barnes’s  Great Lodges of the National Parks. Here’s my review.
  9. Have little ones or know someone who does? Check out Awesome Outdoor Activities for Toddlers in the Forest.
  10. Visit a Washington State Park. More than 100 options! (Fee required.)
  11. Support Washington state parks and program by purchasing a state parks license plate.
  12. Drive Oregon’s Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Sixty-six miles starting at Bend, OR. Don’t forget your camera/device and a picnic basket!
  13. 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!