1 Fee free day at parks
Entrance to land managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Washington State Parks is free; the fee free day is in honor of the National Park Service’s 98th birthday; Monday.
2 Nisqually Vista walk
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Join this ranger-led hike to see the Nisqually Glacier and learn about the geology of Mount Rainier; the hike is 1.5 miles round trip and takes 75-90 minutes; offered at 2 p.m. daily; Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center, Mount Rainier National Park; nps.gov/mora.
3 Tubing trip for teens
This tubing trip goes down the Wenatchee River from Leavenworth and is for youth ages 12-17; led by staff from Leavenworth Outdoor Center; tubes come with handles and cup holders, as well as a fitted life jacket; cost is $39 and includes transportation and single tube rental; participants should bring a picnic lunch; after the trip, the group will explore Leavenworth; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, leaving from Lacey City Hall; register at 360-491-0857 or ci.lacey.wa.us.
4 Get out of the rut
Learn about the breeding habits of hooved animals such as elk, deer, sheep and moose; you might see males as they grunt, bugle and fight during the rut; special activities will also be offered throughout the park; Saturday-Sept. 1; Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Eatonville; activities are free with park admission; 253-306-1000 or nwtrek.org.