Thrive Outdoors


Perched bald eagle in snow at Lake Coeur d'Alene

Helping regional wildlife thrive

Avista began monitoring bald eagles as a component of the Spokane River Project license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2009.

Waterfall surrounded by greenery at the North Umpqua Trail

On the Oregon Trail: North Umpqua Trail

Each segment of the North Umpqua Trail system has so much to offer

Woman outdoors on horseback, smiling for a photo

Local Treasures with Pia: Horseback rides in Riverside State Park

The saying goes that the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a person. If you don’t have a horse at home, then consider going on a trail ride with True West Trail Rides.

Closeup of orange flowers on a farm

Local Treasures with Pia: South Spokane Farm Corridor

Cynthis Beaulaurier grows flowers all year on her Little French Farm just south of Spokane. She’s part of the South Spokane Farm Corridor, a network of more than 20 small farms just a few minutes south of Spokane.

Closeup of lavender plants

Local Treasures with Pia: Lavender Farms

Lavender lovers don’t have to go to France to experience the perfumy scent of lavender fields

View of Huntington Park, Spokane downtown with the river flowing

Things to do in and around Huntington Park

Huntington Park in Spokane, Washington is filled with things to do and see but we’ve made it easy for you in our top 5 list of things to do when you visit