Sailing, boating, kayaking, and whitewater rafting are popular throughout the Northwest. Waterskiers and wakeboarders enjoy the region's many lakes and rivers. The Columbia River Gorge offers some of the best windsurfing and kitesailing conditions in the world.
Trails of All Kinds
Recreational trails can be found along rivers and beaches as well as in the mountains and deserts of the region. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and snowmobiling are just some of the year-round activities that take place along these trails.
Orcas, seals, and otters are often seen in the waters along Northwest coastlines. Wildlife sanctuaries shelter birds and attract birdwatchers from around the world. Northwest mammals include elk, bears, marmots, and beavers.
Fishing & Hunting
Whether you prefer a saltwater charter or a fly-fishing expedition, the Northwest offers a multitude of choices. Northwest game includes waterfowl, deer and elk, bears, and moose.