Outdoor Recreation

Enjoying wide open space and magical places has never been more popular. As we all anticipate the future and look forward to Phase 2 for Washington State Re-Opening following the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order, you will want to make plans to travel when it is safe to do so. We can't wait to see you. 

In fact, while you are planning and dreaming of packing, we have some suggested itineraries for you to consider. 

From biking to bird watching, the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and West Richland) is the perfect place to experience the best of the Washington outdoors! With little rainfall and ample sunshine, the arid region features wildlife reserves, parks, trails and green spaces, all within city limits.

Enjoy a bird-watching tour on a stroll through the Chamna Natural Preserve; explore nearby Bateman Island by kayak; hike Badger Mountain or the new Candy Mountain trail to take in the vast, photo-worthy views of wildflowers; watch a movie under the stars or attend one of the outdoor concerts offered throughout the summer; or grab the kids and some fishing gear and head over to fish at the Family Fishing Pond.

The Tri-Cities is located at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima Rivers, resulting in a community with a variety of water activities. Whether you are looking for a relaxing session of Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga or are seeking adventure on an action packed jet ski ride, the Tri-Cities offers good times for all. Check out the various options for recreating outside in Washington below. Whether you embark on bike rides, paddling trips or wildlife viewing tours, there’s an outdoor adventure here for you!