1 Walk through DuPont
Take a summer evening walk on sidewalks and groomed trails through DuPont; this Capitol Volkssport Club walk will cover 10 kilometers, with a 5K option; 6 p.m. Tuesday; meet at 76 gas station, 100 Barksdale Ave. N., DuPont; free, unless walking for American Volkssport Association credit; capitolvolkssportclub.org.
2 Ranger station hours expand
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The hours of operation will be expanded Wednesday at the Carbon River ranger station; it will be open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Sept. 7; Carbon River Road, 5.5 miles east of the state Route 165 junction, Mount Rainier National Park; 360-829-9639, nps.gov/mora.
3 Take a forest walk
Take a 90-minute walk through the forest along the Skykomish River with a ranger from Olympic National Park; learn about the ecosystem in the southeast corner of the park; 2 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays; meet at the bridge at the Staircase Ranger Station near Hoodsport; program is free, $20 fee to enter park; nps.gov/olym.
4 Tiptoe through the tidepool
Join a staffer from the Tacoma Nature Center and explore a local beach during low tide; wears shoes that will protect your feet from the rocky beach and bring sunscreen and water; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday; Titlow Beach, 8425 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; free; metroparkstacoma.org.