For Your Health
National Park Service sites can affect our lives in many ways. They are educational, inspirational, and often beautiful. They can also be good for our health, providing opportunities for recreation and exercise in pleasant settings. Several options exist at Whitman Mission.
Whitman Mission National Historic Site has over a mile of maintained paved trails. This includes two trails that lead to the top of Monument Hill. Going to the top of the hill is a great opportunity to work an additional set of muscles on your daily walk.
Biking is not allowed on the park site itself, but Whitman Mission does make a nice destination for an afternoon bike ride. Bike racks for securing your bike are located at both the main and back entrances to the park. So have a refreshing ride, then stop for a break, a stroll through the mission grounds, or to have a picnic.
Pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash. You and your pet can enjoy the outdoors while staying fit by taking regular walks around the mission grounds. Please respect others by cleaning up after your pet. For more information concerning bringing pets to Whitman Mission go to the park's Pets web page.
Did You Know?
Wagons used on the Oregon Trail had to carry nearly 2000 pounds of supplies. They traveled 2000 miles or more to the Oregon Country. Most wagons were pulled by oxen as they could eat the prairie grass and survive without lots of food for lengthy periods.