Spring days are for getting outside and enjoying a hike in the Reno area. We have a wide variety of hiking and walking trails, though some of the ones up higher in the Sierra might not be open just yet due to the late snow this winter. My “Reno Area Hiking and Walking Trails” article is a good place to start when looking for a suitable trail.

Here are some of the hikes I have done and can recommend. Be sure to choose something within your abilities. Remember, this is supposed to be fun.

There are two guided hiking series taking place right now. Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is leading “Discover Your Parks Walks” at a different park every week through September. “Walk With Washoe” is led by Washoe County staff. These outings are at various locations around the county.

Attention dog owners – It’s the law to keep dogs on leash at all times in designated congested areas of Washoe County and in Nevada State Parks. It doesn’t matter if your dog is “friendly.” Other users of public trails do not want to be approached and/or threatened by unleashed dogs. They don’t enjoy piles of dog poop all over the place, either. Be considerate of others using our trails – leash your dogs and pick up the poop.

Tahoe Meadows Trailhead, hiking, Reno, Nevada

Photo © Stan White

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Here’s wishing all you Dads out there a great day. Here are some ideas for things to do on Father’s Day, which for 2018 is on Sunday, June 17. There are numerous possibilities, but here are some hints…

  • The Reno Rodeo will be in full swing this Father’s Day weekend.
  • Father’s Day steam train rides on the V & T Railroad.
  • Go to a Reno Aces game at Greater Nevada Field in Reno. The Aces will be playing the Omaha Storm Chasers from Saturday through Tuesday, June 16 – 19, 2018.
  • Take Dad to one of the great movies now playing in Reno and Sparks theaters.

Get more information about Father’s Day activities from “Father’s Day around Reno and Sparks.”

Happy Father’s Day from NewToReno.com!

If you are looking for recreational activities this spring and summer, check out the 2018 spring / summer version of the Reno Parks and Recreation Guide and/or the 2018 spring / summer Sparks Recreation Activity Guide. There is literally something for everyone, from little kids to those with disabilities to the senior citizen set. Things to participate in range from just enjoying Reno’s public art to full-on athletic activities.

The City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department publishes this parks and recreation guide featuring information about recreational programs and activities available to the community. Two guides per year are published and provided free of charge – winter/spring and for summer/fall.

The Sparks Parks and Recreation Department version is called their activity guide. It is published on approximately the same schedule as Reno’s.