Hikers and cyclists should be sure to check out the excellent Centennial Trail, a nearly level paved path that extends 60 miles along the river from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to the confluence of the Spokane and Little Spokane Rivers in Riverside State Park .
Swim at one of more than half a dozen outdoor pools around Spokane ; call the city’s parks and rec department (509/625-6960) for details. In winter, visit the YWCA (W. 829 Broadway, 509/326-1190) indoor pool. More swimming can be had at Liberty Lake, near the Idaho border. Contact Wiley E. Waters White Water Rafting (888/502-1900, www.riverrafting.net ) for nearby white-water rafting opportunities on the Spokane River.
The local REI store (1125 N. Monroe, 509/328-9900) has all sorts of classes and guides trips throughout the year. They also rent a range of camping and other outdoor gear.
Wild Walls (202 W. Sprague, 509/455-9596) has an indoor rock-climbing wall with instruction and gear rentals.
Enjoy a trail ride with Indian Canyon Riding Stable at Indian Canyon Park (4812 W. Canyon Dr., 509/624-4646). Rockin’ B Ranch (509/891-9016) has a chuck wagon barbecue and cowboy singing at Liberty Lake, near the Idaho border.