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Our neighbor to the west has many great reasons for a quick get-a-way. In this publication, we will feature a few fine communities: Coeur d’Alene, Salmon, Priest Lake and Sandpoint that are definitely worth the couple hours of driving time. From vibrant arts and culture to spectacular scenery, Idaho has something for everyone: Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking - Idaho has more whitewater river miles than any other state in the lower 48, including the Lochsa River, the Payette, the Snake and the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Grab an oar and have an adventure. Fishing - Idaho’s Silver Creek, the Henrys Fork, and the South Fork of the Snake are world renowned for their fly-fishing opportunities. Whether you hope to catch dinner or just catch and release, Idaho is the perfect place to drop a line. Golfing - From world-class resorts to undiscovered municipal gems, Idaho has golf courses that will both challenge and delight. Take the Idaho Golf Trail – a golf vacation package that combines eight of Idaho’s best courses with resort style accommodations. Or, if you prefer, blaze a trail of your own. Natural Attactions - Scenic wonders await your exploration in Idaho. Take in numerous awe-inspiring peaks, geological formations, lush green forests, and a waterfall higher than Niagara. Arts & Culture - Enrich your Idaho vacation by exploring any of these culture spots. Or, try a self-guided tour of a pioneer landmark or check out a Broadway musical under a blanket of stars.

Family Activities - Whether you’re fishing, swimming, boating or camping, families and fun go together in Idaho. You’re in Idaho-get outside and play! Lakes & Rivers - Thousands of miles of whitewater recreational rivers and lakes are definitely the norm in Idaho. From extreme whitewater rafting to world-class fishing, there’s a water adventure for every desire in Idaho. It’s a refreshing treat you won’t soon forget. Parks - Idaho offers some of the best in outdoor recreation and sightseeing in the west. Almost 70 percent of Idaho is public lands, from state parks and county parks to national monuments and reserves. Scenic Byways - Some of Idaho’s designated byways have historic significance, but all have extraordinary scenic value. Relax as you are led through high country meadows, into dense forests of pine, across mountain passes and through majestic desert canyons. Start the car and let your journey begin. Skiing & Boarding - Try our long, perfectly groomed runs and our “died-and-gone-to-heaven” back country skiing. Ski in style at world-class resorts including Bogus Basin Mountain Resort, Brundage Mountain Resort, Silver Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sun Valley, and Tamarack Resort. Content provided by www.visitidaho.org


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oeur d’Alene (pronounced core-da-lane) is a family friendly and affordable vacation destination located in the heart of the lakes and mountains region of Idaho, an accessible 60 minutes due west of the Montana border on I-90. Coeur d’Alene is a lakeside resort town with easy access to lake, lakeshore and mountain activities, as well as the world famous Coeur d’Alene Golf Resort’s floating green and the northwest’s largest theme park, Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park. The town attracts travelers seeking a peaceful yet adventurous escape who can explore the lake, the shoreline trails, the wilderness and the whitewater. At the end of the day, they can stroll the shops and restaurants on Sherman Avenue and take in a spa treatment. Stay at a lakeside golf and spa resort, a unique bed and breakfast, a guest ranch or a trusted brand hotel. Golf - Coeur d’Alene is a great base camp for a golf vacation. For golf lovers, there are 18 golf courses within a few miles of downtown including the world-famous Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course with its floating 14th green and the beautiful linksstyle Circling Raven. Golf in this region is affordable, un-crowded, and boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the game. There is plenty to do for the non-golfer with lake and town activities, and ten unique courses within easy driving distance. Family Getaways - Parents seeking that “epic family adventure” to share with their kids may find what they need in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Between whitewater rafting, mountain biking, lake kayaking, riding roller coasters and water slides, and a peaceful base camp in the heart of the lakes and mountains region in the Idaho panhandle, Coeur d’Alene can pretty much satisfy everyone in the family. Young kids will find the Mudgy & Millie Trail to

be enchanting and encourage them to enjoy hiking. Based on the children’s storybook by bestselling Coeur d’Alene author Susan Nipp, the hide-and-seek game depicted in the book takes form in the real world as a public art project. The 2-1/4 mile Mudgy Moose Trail along Lake Coeur d’Alene and through Downtown Coeur d’Alene features five life-size bronze statues positioned at locations where Mudgy pauses in his search for Millie. www.coeurdalene.org/mm/ index.html Artist Community - Downtown Coeur d’Alene is lined with art galleries. The area is well known for its Native American art and western art. Most noted artists in the country that make their home are include Sculptor George Carlson, Painter Jim Nelson and Painter Steve Shortridge. Art Spirit Gallery exhibits nationally renowned artists. Summer Theater - professional Broadway musicals with full staging and live orchestras June through August; Lake City Playhouse is a cozy year round community theater; Opera Plus! Opera and education. Great Dining - local cuisine in CDA means anything huckleberry, a Priest River buffalo steak, fresh northwest salmon, northwest micro brews, and local award winning wines from Coeur d’Alene Cellars. Some examples of what you can get in Coeur d’Alene – Elk Skewers at Noah’s Canteen at Silver Mountain and huckleberry on everything – on salmon, in cobbler and wine. Migrating Bald Eagles - in the winter, bald eagles stop over to feed on Chinook salmon near Wolf Lodge Bay. Between Thanksgiving and January, visitors can see 70 – 100 eagles resting and feeding on the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Take a cruise from Coeur d’Alene Resort to Wolf Lodge Bay for a closer look.

Visitors Can Enjoy: Hike trails for all levels and abilities – Tubbs Hill is a 120-acre preserve adjacent to downtown Coeur d’Alene with scenic trails along the lake shore. • Mountain bike the Hiawatha Trail: Spectacularly scenic thirteen-mile mountain bike route follows an abandoned railway route downhill through 10 tunnels and across 7 railway trestles. Easy 2% grade with shuttle service back to the top and full rentals available. www.skilookout.com.

Stunning Paved Road Rides: • Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes: ride all or a portion of the 72-mile paved bike trail on Union Pacific Railroad right of way through beautiful scenery in mountains, valleys and along lakes. www. friendsofcdatrails.org. • Centennial Trail: paved trail, ride 8 miles east of Coeur d’Alene one way. • Seaplane ride, parasail, rent a jet boat and see Lake Coeur d’Alene from a different perspective. • Take a lake cruise: A scenic 90-minute cruise of the lake’s northern bays. Learn about the lake. See wildlife, secluded lake homes, and the world’s only floating golf green. • Guided kayak tours with ROW Adventures on the lake or explore on your own. • Whitewater rafting adventure to a gentle familyfriendly river float. • Enjoy local huckleberry delicacies at the local restaurants from sauces, to shakes to baked goods. • Mountain biking and waterparking at Silver Mountain. Content provided by Coeur d’Alene CVB


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Visitors can explore Sherman Avenue downtown with its shops, wine bars and gourmet restaurants. Olive oil tasting, wine tasting and local cuisine using huckleberries are some of the great finds and activities in town.


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Classic car show - June 17 to 18, 2011

very June, for the last 20 years, Downtown Coeur d’Alene becomes wall-to-wall with pre1972 classic cars for the annual Car d’Lane classic car show and cruise. Typically eight to nine hundred cars cruise the downtown streets the Friday night prior to the show and five to six hundred cars line the streets of the charming downtown for the Show and Shine. The show is not judged, but trophies are awarded in categories such as the “police department pick”, “mayor’s pick” and “people’s choice.” Door prizes are given to show entrants all day and the category awards are given out after the end of the show, Saturday. About 25,000 to 30,000 spectators come from all over the Pacific Northwest and the country to see the show and take in the great June weather in Coeur d’Alene. It has become one of the largest shows in the Pacific Northwest with the greatest variety of vehicles. A collector car auction takes place on Saturday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort lawn, and the Coeur d’Elegance Woody Invitational. Eighty collector cars will be auctioned off this year. Some of the participants have included a ’38 Lincoln Zephyr 3 window, V-12 street rod and a ’36 Chrysler Airflow custom 2-door hardtop both of which set records for sale amounts at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in 2004 and 2005, with the Airflow exceeding $500,000. Vehicles from the entire western U.S. and Canada come for the show.

Bob Brown of Richmond, BC had a station wagon version of a 1965 Pontiac GTO muscle car. Hayden, Idaho resident Tom Coit displayed a real car that looked like a prank: a 1959 Ford Skyline convertible with a motorized, metal roof and rear hatch. A three by three foot box, under the hatch is the only space for luggage in the enormous vehicle when the top is folded down. Car d’Lane is a joint venture of the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association and the North Idaho Classics car club. The cruise and show draw classic car entrants from around the country making this Coeur d’Alene event one not to be missed. A hobby that does good: Car d’Lane is one of two major fundraisers for North Idaho Classic Car Club. Since 1996, this club has donated more than $65,000 to local groups in need of financial assistance. “Our passion for classic acres is transformed into community service and fundraising for local charities.” The club’s primary charitable project for 2008 was to provide a special Christmas for 22 children who are residents of Children’s Village in Coeur d’Alene, a shelter for young people who have been abused, neglected, homeless or are in severe family crisis. Car club members purchased $500 in presents for the kids and purchased two DVD players for use in the community room. Admission: Cruise is $10; Cruise and Show: $35; Spectators: free. For more information please go to www.cdadowntown.com.

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cenic beauty, rich history and family fun on the legendary Milwaukee Road. In its heyday, the Milwaukee Road was the longest electrified main railroad line in the world, running from Chicago to Seattle. The sleek luxury passenger train Olympian Hiawatha traversed the route, which passed through the heart of the Bitterroot Mountains on the way to Puget Sound. Today the Milwaukee Road is history, but the most scenic stretch of the railway has been restored for bicyclists and is now known as the “Route of the Hiawatha.” Route of the Hiawatha is a 15-mile journey on a gentle downhill grade that passes through 10 tunnels and over 7 trestles up to 230 feet high. The majestic Bitterroot Mountains rise above the route in all directions. Dozens of interpretive signs acquaint riders with rich history surrounding the incredible feats of engineering involved in building the Route of the Hiawatha at the turn of the 20th Century. Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area operates Route of the Hiawatha in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. Trail and shuttle passes, bike and equipment rentals, food, beverages, apparel and souvenirs are available at the ski area, located immediately off Exit 0 of I-90 at the Idaho/Montana border. Most visitors to the trail begin at the East Portal trailhead in Montana, located 7 miles from Lookout Pass and accessible from Taft Exit 5 of I-90. Shuttles at the end of the trail transport riders back to the west portal of the St. Paul Pass tunnel, which most riders experience coming and going on Route of the Hiawatha. The Route of the Hiawatha experience begins at the east portal of the 1.7-mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel. Riders enter the total darkness relying on nothing but the light they are required to have for admission to find their way. The light at the end of the tunnel, far off in the distance, is a lodestar in the midst of the void. On a hot summer day the chill of the St. Paul Pass Tunnel can be welcome. The temperature stays in a range between the high 30s and low 40s year-round. The unique experience of riding through the St. Paul Pass Tunnel is one of the hallmarks of Route of the Hiawatha. But for riders who may be apprehensive about the tunnel, Route of the Hiawatha can be accessed via Forest Service Road 506. Road 506 runs past the east portal parking lot and continues for five miles over Roland Summit to the Roland trailhead at the west portal of the St. Paul Pass tunnel. Whether emerging from the St. Paul Pass Tunnel or entering Route of the Hiawatha at Roland, riders will enjoy a feast for the senses. More tunnels, albeit of shorter length, are in store. Huge trestles to be crossed can be seen from miles away, surrounded by forest that has come back in force after the 1910 fire, an historic event that is key to the history of the trail. Moose, deer, elk and other wildlife that call Route of the Hiawatha home appear along the way. Towering mountains preside over it all. The rich history, scenic beauty, family friendly usability and impeccable management by Lookout Pass Ski Area have earned Route of the Hiawatha induction into the Rails to Trails Hall of Fame by the Rails to Trails Conservancy. The trail has also been named one of the top 10 Rails to Trails adventures in the U.S. by USA Today. Complete information about how to enjoy Route of the Hiawatha can be found at ridethehiawatha.com and skilookout.com. Content provided by Hiawatha Trail.

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here are very few places on the planet that offer the kind of natural, unspoiled beauty found in North Idaho. Ancient forests, majestic mountainscapes, and pristine lakes and rivers attract nature lovers from all over the world. But among the evergreens and placid streams skulks an entity born with a single mission: to scare the bejesus out of you. It’s called Silverwood, and for those that have survived, it’s known as a theme park with attitude. Tremors, Silverwood’s world-famous roller coaster, is the biggest and fastest, underground wooden roller coaster in the Northwest. And, if the beast gets a hold of you, expect to rocket to 65 miles per hour, suddenly drop 103 feet, and just when you think you’ve given up your last blood-curdling scream, the monster swallows you whole through a series of pitch-black underground runs. For the ultimate thrill seeker, if Tremors just isn’t enough, the Aftershock will get the job done. Silverwood’s newest roller coaster stands 191 feet tall, also hits speeds of up to 65 mile per hour but has the added intensity of 6 inversions at up to 4.5 g forces forwards and backwards! Aftershock may be the king of the Silverwood jungle, but it’s by no means the only wild animal in residence, Timber Terror is Tremors’ smaller yet equally twisted cousin, and Corkscrew will turn your world upside-down…twice. Now if you prefer your thrills with a little more moisture, Boulder Beach Water Park may be more your style. Rumble Falls and Velocity Peak are gigantic tube and body slides that offer several distinct ways to get to the bottom: screamin’, yellin’, whoopin’ and hollerin’! Or, you can try one of two family raft rides, Avalanche Mountain or the all new for 2011 Ricochet Rapids with its 20-foot diameter thrill inducing MEGA tubes. If gravity-defying antics are not necessarily your cup of tea, but you still want

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Aftershock may be the king of the Silverwood jungle, but Timber Terror is Tremors’ smaller yet equally twisted cousin, and Corkscrew will turn your world upside-down…twice.

to stay cool, go ride the wild breakers in one of two massive wave pools at Boulder Beach Bay. These surf inducing pools simulate the swells of the blue Pacific without the downsides…sharks. Although there are plenty of thrills and chills at Silverwood, owner Gary Norton and his staff have always been proud of the park’s “family friendly” atmosphere. And, Boulder Beach carries on that tradition. The Polliwog Park and Toddler Springs kiddie areas are a hug splash with the little tykes. Kid-friendly pools, slides and shallows provide ample opportunity for the miniature maniacs to burn off a little energy and cool down at the same time. And, when it’s time to trade turbulent for tranquil, there’s Elkhorn Creek – a relaxing one fifth-mile-long loop featuring lazy turns, a lounging pool and waterfalls.

Once you towel off and head back to the main park, more family activities await. Jump on the touring steam train, scout out all 65 plus rides and attractions, and enjoy the park’s turn-of-the-century Victorian mining town motif. Garfield’s Summer Camp, a playground for kids, features the Tiny Toot Roller Coaster for the littler thrill-seekers-in-training as well as the new Butterflyer and Froghopper and other kid friendly attractions. Even if the park doesn’t slow down, you may want to. If that’s the case, take a break from the wild side and catch the Nick Norton Magic show. Silverwood’s coasters and waterslides are certainly meant to thrill, but the scariest part about the park might just be its affordability. One entry fee gives visitors access to the entire park. Adult admission is $41.99, ages 3 to 7 or 65 and over pay just $21.99 and children 2 and under are free. For more information visit www. silverwoodthemepark. com or call (208) 6833400. Content provided by Silverwood Theme Park.


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The 34th Annual ArtWalk – Jun 24 Sandpoint - Welcome to the 34th Annual ArtWalk, brought to you by the Pend Oreille Arts Council of Sandpoint, Idaho! Opening receptions at all participating locations at 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Schweitzer Mountain Resort Opening Day – Jun 24 - Sandpoint - Come celebrate summer at Schweitzer! The summer season has officially begun. Mountain biking, huckleberry picking, disc golf and other adventure-filled activities await you courtesy of Schweitzer Mountain Resort!

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Coeur d’Alene Ironman - June 26th – Coeur d’Alene - One of the toughest events in the world of sports, more than 2,000 athletes will compete in the Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene Triathlon. A 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run in succession. Athletes begin their day at 7:00 a.m. and have until midnight to complete the course.

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Salmon River Days – July 1st - 4th Salmon

4th of July Celebration - July 4th – Coeur d’Alene - Join us for the parade and activities during the day! Fireworks begin at dusk over Lake Coeur d’Alene!

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4 Fireworks Display in Luby Bay and Grandview Resort - July 4th - Priest Lake

Street Fair - August 5th, 6th & 7th – Coeur d’Alene - The Best Arts & Crafts Weekend in the Northwest! Over 250 vendors, daily entertainment, food, fine art, crafts and much, much more! A true Street Fair. Totally handicap and stroller friendly. Dogs allowed, Free shuttle bus between A Taste of the CdA’s, Art on the Green & Street Fair. Catch the bus at either 3rd & Sherman or 4th and Sherman.

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Mountain Music Festival at Schweitzer Mountain Resort - Jul 16 - Sandpoint Come join the Schweitzer crew for a fun-filled afternoon of music and entertainment! Live music, a bbq, beer garden, arts & crafts booths and kid’s activities make this event an adventure for any family! It’s a great way to kick off your summer!

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All Gravity Series Downhill Mountain Bike Race - Jul 22 - Jul 24 - Sandpoint Join the excitement on this third stop of the All Gravity Series, the Northwest’s premiere downhill bike racing event! This race is sure to thrill young and old as bikers tear down the trails at Schweitzer Mountain. Come check out the action for yourself at Schweitzer Mountain Resort!

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Huckleberry Festival – Aug 7 Sandpoint - Come celebrate Idaho’s state fruit at Schweitzer Mountain Resort! Available will be kid’s activities, live music, a bbq, arts and crafts and of course everything huckleberry! It’s sure to be a good time!

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Coeur d’Alene Triathlon & Duathlon August 13 – Couer d’Alene - The Coeur d’Alene Triathlon and Duathlon is one of the most scenic races in the Northwest. The 1.5k swim takes place in Lake Coeur d’Alene, a body of water that stretches 30 miles long and up to 3 miles wide. A 40k bike ride goes down Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, a scenic route that leads to Mullan Trail Road for a challenging uphill course. Finishing with the 10k run, the course takes you north along Northwest Boulevard and the Spokane River, ending with a triumphant finish line in the Coeur d’Alene City Park.

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Pend Oreille Arts Council’s 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Aug 13 - Aug 14 - Sandpoint - This two-day event occurs during one of the busiest weekends of the year in Sandpoint, concurrent with the Festival at Sandpoint, an evening concert series. Last year’s fair saw an attendance of over 4,000 people. The Arts & Crafts Fair takes place during the day, on the lawn at City Beach in downtown Sandpoint. Elements of the fair include artist booths, food vendors, live entertainment, and a youth art arena. Artwork exhibited includes sculpture, ceramics, metal, fiber, photography, painting, mixed media, wood, crafts, and more. All proceeds go directly to support POAC’s programs in visual & performing arts and art education for the benefit of our community.

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Priest Lake Triathalon - August 28 - Priest Lake - The Priest Lake Triathlon, will include an Olympic distance road bike course, and a sprint distance mountain bike course. Individuals and teams will enjoy a chip timed event with high quality technical shirts to all finishers, top finisher and age group awards, a pre-race pasta party, and of course, an after race awards party with live music at Hill’s Resort to celebrate the day!

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Lemhi County Fair - August 21st-28th 2010 – Salmon

Fall Fest – Sep 3 - 4 - Sandpoint Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s 17th annual outdoor microbrew and music festival offers tasting tents featuring regional microbrews, wine and soda. Several bands will ring in fall throughout the day and be a soundtrack to the various kids activities taking place.

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Parrot Festival at Silver Mountain September 3 - Kellogg - It’s a tropical party in the mountains of Idaho. Paul Bunyan Days - Sep 2 - 4 St. Maries - Three days of Logger competition, food booths, carnival rides and games. Other activities include a car club breakfast and evening dance, street dance, parade, swim pool events, Idaho’s largest “topless” beer bar (no roof), and a great fireworks show Sunday night.

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Mine to Vine Annual bike ride September 10 - Kellogg - Annual bike ride on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes from Mullan to the Gondola Village for wine tasting.

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Art Walk - April-December – Couer d’Alene - Join us for a fun evening and enjoy the local arts in beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene. From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. galleries host opening receptions with the opportunity to meet the artists, listen to live music and see newly arrived works of art. Participating downtown businesses and restaurants are open extended hours and 2-hour parking is always free! For more information visit www.artsincda.org


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25 miles south of Coeur d’Alene at the junction of US-95 and Hwy-58 lies the newly expanded Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort. The expansion that opened in May 2011 adds nearly 100 beautifully designed rooms overlooking the Palouse, an outstanding steakhouse, luxurious spa, and several new gathering places that complement their exceptional casino and internationally recognized Circling Raven Golf Club. They’ve increased their cultural offerings to include more concerts by award-winning musicians, more sporting events, and more live entertainment.

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ROW ADVENTURES

Rated #1 “things to do” on TripAdvisor in both Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, the ROW Adventure Center delivers professionally guided half and one-day adventures to the region. During your travels to the area you may see ROW rafts paddling down the Spokane, Clark Fork, Lochsa, Moyie and St. Joe rivers. They are the only licensed outfitter permitted to lead bike tours on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, the Centennial Trail and on the Route of the Hiawatha. This 32-year old adventure travel company also offers kayaking tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene and Rachael Ray Magazine said a kayak tour with ROW is “the best way to experience the lake!” For those that like to throw out a line, expert fly fishing guides help guests reel in big cutthroat trout on the St. Joe or Coeur d’Alene Rivers. So no matter what outdoor pursuit you have in mind, the ROW Adventure Center located in downtown Coeur d’Alene at 202 E. Sherman Avenue, has a trip designed to quench your thirst for adventure. Visit www.ROWadventureCenter.com or call 866-836-9340.


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estled up against the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness – the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 – lies the scenic Salmon Valley. Loaded with recreational opportunity, the playing field is vast: lush mountains, free flowing rivers, an astonishing variety of visible wildlife, and an impressive snowfall in winter. Choose your transport: raft, ride, hike, hunt, jet boat, ski, skate or snowmobile your way around the area. Numerous outfitters offer professional guidance, or you can strike out on your own.

They were immersed in nature every step of the way. Today, 200 years later, Salmon, Idaho, can offer you all the spectacle and adventure of the Lewis & Clark experience without the toil! We invite you to leave behind the highway and the crowds, and immerse yourself in nature. Many significant events occurred here, in the Salmon Valley, birthplace of Sacajawea, and Salmon is home to several outfitters who take pride in bringing the adventure to life for you.

Mountains and Lakes - Situated at the base of the Continental Divide, in the Northern Rocky Mountains, Salmon, Idaho is within easy reach of several major peaks, many over 10,000 feet, and an ideal base for a backcountry adventure.

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riest Lake is an ideal year-round family and adventure vacation destination as well as an extraordinary location. Resorts, cabins, camping and vacation homes all offer the perfect location for reunions, weddings, group conferences and seminars. Priest Lake is an easy place to visit... This spectacular backdrop coupled with the myriad of available recreational opportunities make Priest Lake an unforgettable experience. You’ll discover fantastic boating, fishing, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, cross-country skiing, etc... at Priest Lake - along with an abundance of Priest Lake hospitality. Priest Lake, Idaho where mother nature vacations! Water Sports - Priest Lake offers 70 miles of shoreline and a wide variety of water activities. Resorts and marinas offer boat rentals, kayak, canoe, pontoon rentals and gas. Snowmobiling - Come to Priest Lake, Idaho to enjoy the best in North Idaho snowmobiling. We offer 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and unlimited powder bowls, great for families and the avid riders. Rental machines available. Hiking - Priest Lake is a hiker’s paradise where one can easily escape to the solitude and beauty of Mother Nature. Deep, virgin cedar forests, panoramic vistas and easy access to magnificent sandy beaches. Biking - It’s all about the view! Priest Lake is an ideal location for cyclists of all skill levels. Climb to the peaks on the east side of the Lake - or enjoy a leisurely ride on the Lakeshore Trail complete with a picnic. Fishing - The Priest Lake area offers a wide variety of choices to the angler.

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Fishing opportunities range from trophy size Mackinaw in Priest Lake, to cutthroat fishing in the nearby alpine lakes, to brook trout angling in the numerous streams in the Priest basin, to catch-and-release fishing for westslope cutthroat in Upper Priest Lake, to great ice fishing on Cavanaugh Bay. Golf - Set amidst the splendor of awe-inspiring mountains and forests, the beautifully manicured 18 hole Priest Lake Golf Club caters to the most accomplished, as well as the most well-intentioned, golfer and outdoor enthusiast. Bird & Wildlife Viewing - The home to numerous animals from small weasel family to the mighty grizzly bear, the majestic elk, and the bald eagle. Act as a good guest and you’ll often be rewarded with the opportunity to view these creatures. Nordic Sports - Nordic Sports have recently emerged as one of the fastest growing winter recreation activities at Priest Lake. Excellent facilities are provided at little or no cost, add the beauty of Priest Lake and this adventure can’t be beat. River Running - Priest River meanders along a 44-mile course from Priest Lake to Priest River and the Pend d’ Orielle River. Experience the power and beauty of a river flowing through incredible scenery. Rock Climbing - If rock climbing is the name of your game, Priest Lake offers a wide range of climbing sites to challenge the novice as well as seasoned veteran climbers. Big Game - Priest Lake is home to numerous species of coveted game animals. Whitetail and mule deer share our forests with an increasing herd of magnificent elk, monster moose and a large population of black bear. Content provided by www.priestlake.org


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friendly town that’s packed with small-town charm, Sandpoint offers tranquility while overflowing with recreational pursuits and a rich entertainment and arts scene. Situated in Idaho’s Panhandle, Sandpoint lies on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, which was scoured out thousands of years ago by the cataclysmic Ice Age floods. Today it’s Idaho’s largest lake, at 43 miles long, and the nation’s fifth-deepest body of water. Downtown is filled with unique shops, many housed in buildings dating back to the early 1900s. Sandpoint boasts the nation’s only marketplace located on a bridge – the Cedar Street Bridge Marketplace spanning Sand Creek. Nearby is the beloved Panida Theater. Built in 1927, the restored theater is the cornerstone of many cultural activities and performances. Summer finds many folks at City Beach, located right in town, where locals and visitors enjoy swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball and majestic views. Summer also ushers in the twice-weekly Sandpoint Farmers Market and the renowned Festival at Sandpoint, eight nights of eclectic music under the stars. Just 11 miles from downtown, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a skier’s and boarder’s delight, offering up 2,900 acres of great Northwest powder. And in the summertime, Schweitzer hosts hiking, biking, horseback riding, chairlift rides and festivals. Year-round, Sandpoint is known for its amazing culinary scene that includes an award-winning brewery and winery. And it’s home to the famous train funnel, beloved by rail fans, and Amtrak’s only stop in Idaho. The International Selkirk Loop and the Pend Oreille National Scenic Byway pass through here too. For more information, please visit www.visitsandpoint.org. Content provided by the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce.

Located on magnificent 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille, surrounded by the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains, and with Schweitzer Mountain ski resort minutes away, Sandpoint is blessed with outstanding attractions.


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