McNary National Wildlife Refuge is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kennewick, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
We love going here in January. It's cold and brisk and the trail can be soggy in places--dress appropriately. Depending on when you go, the visitor center may or may not be open (this is for January). BUT the birds are amazing! So many ducks and other water birds all in one place. Very kid-friendly trail, level trail, and close to Tri-Cities.
Nice, easy, mostly graveled trail. Trail is 2 miles one way, with plenty of benches for wildlife viewing, and a wildlife viewing blind. Beautiful in October; the leaves are turning on the tree, plenty of chatty waterfowl and flitting tweety birds. Good place to go when you need a fresh breath of air but don't want to travel more than half and hour out of the Tri-cities.