If there’s one thing to love about Coeur d’Alene it’s that it is truly a Mecca for lovers of the outdoors. Coeur d’Alene is surrounded by forests and lakes. A resort town, it also is close to two ski resorts and was even named by Barbara Waters as one of the most fascinating places to visit. If that isn’t enough to entice you to come on over and visit our great town she even called it a “little slice of heaven.” Whether you’re planning to visit in the summer or winter (you won’t want to miss out on the Christmas lighting ceremony; one of the largest in the country).
Here’s our list of 3 things that are sure to get your interest when you stop by our picturesque town.
This pristine 30 acre lake is a wonderful spot for lovers of all water sports to spend some time. From skiing to fishing to hyrdoplane racing there’s something for everyone. 3 different rivers feed this lake, which lends to its exceptional purity. If you’re not into water sports it also offers well maintained hiking and biking trails. A sightseeing boat tour that takes about 90 minutes to enjoy is also available.
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Located downtown Coeur d’Alene, this two mile loop takes you through beautiful natural sites and features several historic markers along the way. It also offers access to several beaches and is a hike that is friendly to beginner and advanced hikers. If you head over around this time of year you’ll also have a chance to check out the beautiful wildflowers.
North Idaho Centennial Trail
This trail is 22 miles long and paved, making it easy for everyone to hike. It’s a part of the Idaho Centennial Trail, which passes through 11 national forests and spans 1,200 miles from Nevada to Canada. The Centennial Trail offers stunning views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of activities here in Coeur d’Alene. You’re sure to love everything offered and likely want to come back for more. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to our wonderful city today!
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