As the crisp autumn air arrives, the Spokane region becomes a sea of brilliant reds, bright golds and earthy browns. Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normally green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs. This is seen throughout our area’s parks, neighborhoods and nature trails. Some of the most popular local destinations include Finch Arboretum, Manito Park, Browne’s Addition, the Centennial Trail and Green Bluff.
Is hunting more your thing? Eastern Washington is known for its’ deer hunting opportunities, including white-tailed deer in the Spokane and Palouse agricultural lands and mule deer in the Channeled Scablands and breaks of the Snake River. Quality hunting opportunities also exist for bears, bighorn sheep, cougars, elk, moose, a variety of fowl including pheasant, quail, turkey and various water fowl throughout the year. More hunting excursions can also be had in nearby Northern Idaho and Western Montana.
Have you ever had an opportunity to pick your own fruit? Or simply enjoy a ride on a beautiful day? Then take a 10 minute drive up to Green Bluff. There are two loops, the West and East, full of small farms for the adventurous visitor to discover. Part of what makes Green Bluff so unique is the large concentration of farms (over 30) within 12 square miles.
Autumn also signifies football, basketball and hockey. Enjoy the college football season watching the Eastern Washington University Eagles host teams on their famous red turf known as The Inferno, cheer on the Whitworth Pirates at the Pine Bowl or travel down to the Palouse and root for the Washington State Cougars. In November, many college basketball fans support their Eagles, Pirates and Cougars, but most locals will tell you College Basketball season means only one thing; Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball. (The city is known to nearly shut down during a big Zags game!) If hockey is more your thing, go down to the Spokane Arena and cheer on our Spokane Chiefs!
These are just a sampling of things to do in Spokane during the fall. For more information and ideas, visit https://www.visitspokane.com/