Newman Lake - Otis Orchards
Newman Lake & Otis Orchards
Historically known as Moab, Newman Lake is an unincorporated community in Spokane County. (Courtesy of Wikepedia) Newman Lake was named after William Newman who settled on the southern portion of the lake around 1860. Many explorers and traders from the Hudson’s Bay company constructed gardens at Newman Lake more than 145 years ago, just as they did on the west side of Liberty Lake. In the 1880’s, pioneers caught trout in Liberty Lake and transplanted them to Newman Lake. At one time, Excursion trains from Spokane would run to Moab, where buses and stages took passengers three miles to the lake NewmanLake.com. The area around the lake and the surrounding community is now known as Newman Lake and is a suburb of Spokane.
Otis Orchards-East Farms is north of the Spokane River from Liberty Lake, Washington and west of Rathdrum, Idaho and Stateline, Idaho. Part of Otis Orchards was recently incorporated into the new city of Spokane Valley. Otis Orchards is in the eastern part of the Spokane River valley, and is in the Spokane, Washington metro area.