Let your vacation adventures begin in the “Heart of Northern Idaho,” Coeur d’Alene! This beautiful community is centered on the Northern shores of a pristine lake that offers endless water-sports and scenic beauty beyond compare! If you enjoy the outdoors, your options are endless....world class biking and hiking, golf and fishing and beautiful nature trails that begin right in the heart of our community. If art galleries are your inspiration, our vibrant historic downtown offers local artists as well as a variety of others from around the world, not to mentions shopping for the discriminating traveler from local boutiques, all within a short walk about town! The restaurants in our community offer delectable experiences in settings ranging from lake and mountain views to outdoor patios in great locations, many offering live music to accompany you’re dining. Perhaps you are a wine or brew aficionado, there are tasting rooms to provide you with great beverages, many of which are produced right here in the North. We hope you will consider spending some time here and perhaps leaving a piece of your heart as you enjoy the many adventures that await you in the “Heart of Northern Idaho!”
Surrounded by gorgeous mountains and forests of ponderosa pine, and lying beside the dramatic Spokane River, the town of Post Falls, Idaho, welcomes you! An authentic mill town, adjacent to the cascading falls along the Spokane River gorge and nestled along the Centennial Trail. With its breathtaking natural beauty and a rich history, Post Falls is gateway for your North Idaho journey. You will find many abundant natural parks which feature hiking, swimming, boating and even professional rock climbing. Post Falls provides prime lodging, fine dining, premier golfing, antique shopping, and a host of nearby attractions including the home of Buck Knives and a Cabelas destination store. Bounded by Coeur d’Alene to the east, the state of Washington to the west, the Spokane River to the south and the Rathdrum prairie to the north, Post Falls is the western gateway to Idaho for travelers along Interstate 90.
With a name like Athol, it’s gotta be good! But wait, it gets better. Log Spirit B & B claims a “Tiara Lane” address. How’s that for classy? And Cedar Mountain Farm B & B is off of “Bunco” Road (oh, boy!), on a private lane, Hatch Road, named for the hosts parents, Wes and Meg Hatch.
Favorite haunts in the Athol area? Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Waterpark opens weekends in May, then full time from Memorial Day through Labor Day. September weekends offer a fun fall activity, followed by Scarywood Thursday through Saturday evenings in October.
Farragut State Park offers camping, water activities on our large, deep Pend Orielle Lake, and hiking and biking galore. A favorite Idaho park, visitors flock to stay there, so if camping entices you, make your reservations early.
The town of Athol boasts stores, gas, car repair, tires, beauty shops, churches, schools, and most other small town essentials. Bayview is nestled on the shore of Lake Pend Orielle and has a grand summer fireworks display as well as a famous garage sale. The Bayview Community Center makes a great rental for events.
Come visit the country. We’ll welcome you with open arms.
Take a Vacation Off the Beaten Path. Folks are attracted to Clark Fork's rich natural beauty, and we think that around here we have more than our fair share of it.
A small town of 500 hearty souls, Clark Fork is nestled in a mountain valley on the banks of it's namesake river. A couple of gas stations, a few restaurants, a bakery and a small grocery store offer modern conveniences, but the real attraction is the vast surrounding wilderness.
Whether it's a hike to the top of Scotchman Peak (the highest peak in Bonner County and a proposed wilderness area), or kayaking the Clark Fork River Delta with dozens of islands and quiet water channels, you'll experience a real North Idaho adventure. But it doesn't stop there.
Just 20 minutes down the road you'll find Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho's largest and deepest lake with plenty of fishing, boating and swimming opportunities. A short 30-minutee drive into Montana will take you to the Ross Creek Ancient Cedar Grove -- some of the largest trees in Montana live there in a quiet dell that could be a fantasy movie set.
Looking for bright lights? Sandpoint is only 45 minutes away where you can enjoy downtown shopping, restaurants, City Beach and much more. A hidden gem, visit Clark Fork for the perfect wilderness getaway.