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5 Northern Nevada Outdoor Activities to Try this Weekend

Wondering how to get your family off the couch this summer? These dog-day recreations help put the fun back in fitness—and may just bring your family closer together, too. Hiking – Trail trekking is one of the best outlets to enjoy the natural treasures of Northern Nevada. If you’re looking to spend family time on foot, Echo Lakes Trail is an ideal option. Carved out between some of the highest peaks around Lake Tahoe, the shady Echo Lakes Trail affords one of the best views of the Basin from an outlook near its starting point. The trail has multiple entry points so you can plan as short or as long of a hike as you’d like. Younger children will enjoy …


6 Fun Things to do at Washoe Lake

Looking for a nice lake escape in Northern Nevada, but don’t want to make the drive to Lake Tahoe? Try exploring Washoe Lake State Park, which offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities year round. The major features are two lakes – Washoe Lake to the south and a much smaller Little Washoe Lake to the north. Here are six of our favorite things to do at Washoe Lake. 1. Hiking – The best time of year for hiking is during the spring and summer months. The desert, hills and lakes of the valley come alive with wildflowers, newborn quail and cottontail rabbits. There are an assortment of hiking trails and maps are available at the park office and …